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Jesse Jackson: 'Tea party is resurrection of Confederacy'

(Washington Times) The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era.

“The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy,” he said, in an interview with Politico. “It’s the Fort Sumter tea party.”

He added: The GOP is “absolutely” using race as a reason to oppose President Obama and White House police proposals.