Jesse Jackson's Health Care Warning

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Turning Back the Clock

The Reverend Jesse Jackson is warning of dire consequences if the health care law is repealed. He tells MSNBC's Ed Schultz that America would face -- quote -- "creeping genocide." He went on to say: "So, this really is a mass march for the kind of humane (sic) -- a human destruction, in the likes in which we've never known."

Search Me

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a razor-thin win in his tiny hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, which 600 people call home.

Reid took 197 votes compared to 194 for Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. Twenty-two went for third-party candidates and nine voted for none of them.

Not So Smart

A New York Times editor doesn't seem to think the paper's customers are all that bright.

Forbes reports that Gerald Marzorati said at an industry function -- quote -- "We have north of 800,000 subscribers paying north of $700 a year for home delivery. Of course, they don't seem to know that."

Marzorati noted that when the paper raised home delivery prices by 5 percent, only one-hundredth-of-a-percent of subscribers canceled, adding -- quote -- "I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they're literally not understanding what they're paying. That's the beauty of the credit card."

He later told Forbes all he meant to say was that it's always easier to keep customers in an opt-out situation.

High Flyer

And finally, Jimmy McMillan, the leader of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party is still confident in his platform, despite his failed New York gubernatorial bid. He tells Politico -- quote -- "any office, I'll win."

When asked if he could beat President Obama, McMillan said -- "Yeah, no question. He'll be in trouble."

But what happens if President Obama beat him? Quote: "I know President Obama is on the Internet constantly. I know he knows what I've done. Maybe he might want me to work for part of his team."