Jesse Jackson’s ‘Yogi Berra’ Moment

By John W. Lillpop

Yogi Berra, great philosopher and much-heralded intellectual from the streets of St. Louis, is also remembered as a long-time catcher for the New York Yankees baseball team.

Berra has entertained generations of Americans with witticisms, many unintentional, and an array of unforgettable one-liners that leave one unsure as to whether the man is a genius or clown.

Of his many hysterical lines, these are Berra classics:

‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it!’

‘Baseball is 90 percent half mental!’

And while standing in a long line to be served at an upscale restaurant, he complained about the long line, “No wonder nobody comes here anymore!’

That latest gag has apparently been usurped by the Reverend Jesse Jackson who some how feels that long lines at voting polls reflect voter suppression.

As reported at the reference:

Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that long lines at Pennsylvania polling places on Election Day were a form of voter suppression.

He added that he has not seen lines like the ones at early polling places in Ohio since the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

Speaking on Election Day at a press conference in Ohio, Jackson said, “But they don’t have the early voting. They only vote today in Pennsylvania, so those will be very long lines. And very long lines, while they show one sign of commitment and the legality, also [are] a form of suppression.”

Really, Reverend,  is there nothing in the entire universe that happens without racial discrimination being involved?

Still, Yogi would be proud!