Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Liberals cling to the past

The times, they are a-changing and, speaking on the House floor Friday, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) complained about it:
"Now Borders is closing stores because why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble?" Jackson said. "Buy an [Apple] iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine." Borders filed for bankruptcy protection in February.

The Democratic congressman went on to cite the iPads given to students at universities such as Chicago State, in Jackson's district, and questioned what the decline in the use of textbooks would do to other industries.

"What becomes of publishing companies and publishing company jobs? What becomes of bookstores and librarians and all of the jobs associated with paper?"

He might also complain about all the jobs lost in the vacuum tube industry after the invention of the transistor. And no one makes rotary phones either. It seems that modern progressives are just not comfortable with progress.

Hat tip: BotW.

SEPARATELY, Rep. Jackson defends himself against ethics allegations.

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