Jim Webb, Old School Democrat, Says Removing Jackson From 20 Dollar Bill is BS Political Correctness


Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb slammed criticism of Andrew Jackson in light of the Treasury Department’s announcement last week that it would replace the former president’s image on the $20 bill with that of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, suggesting that coverage of Jackson’s time as president has fallen prey to a culture of political correctness and a “myth of universal white privilege.”

Writing in an op-ed for The Washington Post published Sunday evening, the former Virginia senator criticized the newspaper itself for summing up Jackson’s “legendary tenure” as being “known primarily for a brutal genocidal campaign against native Americans.” That characterization, Webb wrote, “offers an indication of how far political correctness has invaded our educational system and skewed our national consciousness.”

“This dismissive characterization of one of our great presidents is not occurring in a vacuum,” Webb wrote. “Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege. Meanwhile, race relations are at their worst point in decades.”

Webb commented that the most “important discussions are being debated emotionally, without full regard for historical facts.”

“The myth of universal white privilege and universal disadvantage among racial minorities has become a mantra, even though white and minority cultures alike vary greatly in their ethnic and geographic origins, in their experiences in the United States and in their educational and financial well-being,” he continued.

Like Alexander Hamilton, late of Broadway fame, Webb remarked that Jackson, too, was a “brilliant orphan.”

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11 Comments on Jim Webb, Old School Democrat, Says Removing Jackson From 20 Dollar Bill is BS Political Correctness

  1. Somebody punked Soetoro with this, putting a gun toting Republican Christian in place of Jackson was not an accident.
    Hopefully the person behind it survives.

  2. Nobody PUNKED Barry. The selection process went something like this. Hey, a Black Old Lady. Done. Those ass holes aren’t smart enough to consider somebody with a really good tan might be a Republican.

  3. Largely, it is the left that is in an uproar. Salon said putting the gun toting republican on money was an insult, since money is the very same thing she fought, since money is the new slavery. Yes, I know it makes no sense, but it’s the left. Salon also never mentioned that Tubman was a gun toting republican.

    Personally I’m way cool with getting rid of the founder of the democrat party that morphed into the KKK and replacing him with a black republican chick that loved guns. It supports the 2A and I love it! They are really just complaining because it backfired. Hey, Obama needs his legacy and stuff, and they could not find a single black person that was a democrat from that era, and they were counting on us racists to object. #Losers!

    And why worry about who is on the currency that is quickly becoming worthless anyway?


    Oh, that’s right…Look! A squirrel!

  4. exactly, bb

    we are being run into the ground by morons

    i used to think otherwise, that they knew exactly what they were doing in destroying america, but they are simply incompetent ex-community organizers in charge at at time when the entire world needs leadership

    we are fooked without a drastic change in direction

  5. “i used to think otherwise, that they knew exactly what they were doing”

    Exactly, I used to feel the same way. If you pay attention you realize they’re all smoking dope in the treaty room. That’s why he’s got the border wide open. More dope.

  6. Someone woke up Webb, who hasn’t said ‘diddly’ since he folded under the heat of the Clinton machine. But to cashier Jackson from the $20 was blasphemous, since Andrew was one of the main characters in Webb’s wonderful book, “Born Fighting”, an incredible read on the influence of the Scots/Irish in America.

    I’m not a democrat, but Webb is a natural born leader, and was once the Sect. of the Navy I believe. Good man, great book.

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