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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress Is in ‘Rebellion’ So Obama Should Go Outside the Constitution
PJ Tatler ^ | October 13, 2011 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/14/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

Tyranny gets a backbench cheerleader:

Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”

Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”

“President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function,” Jackson told TheDC at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.

“On several occasions now, we’ve seen … the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs. I believe … in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 — that’s a $600 billion stimulus. It could be a five-year program. For another $104 billion, we bailout all of the states … for another $100 billion, we bailout all of the cities,” he said.

All of this is completely insane, but we shouldn’t delude ourselves into thinking it can’t happen. On two occasions, President Obama mused publicly that he would very much like to go around Congress on immigration law. And then he actually did it.

The Obama White House has also signaled that it may once again bypass Congress on the jobs bill.

Many of Obama’s priorities have sputtered and stalled, and the president blames gridlock in Washington for the lack of progress that voters might hold over his head come next November. But the White House has signaled it is willing to use other options such as executive orders, administrative action at the agency level and a review of regulations to implement the president’s wishes without Congress on board.

In recent weeks Obama has exerted his executive authority on issues ranging from education to housing policy to the environment.

That was back in September. And now we have an Obama ally, JJ Jr, egging the president on to declare Congress in “rebellion” for voting down a bill, and urging the president to unilaterally put 15 million Americans on the federal payroll. Never mind that we don’t have the money to do that; once you’ve expanded the federal payroll by that much, you’ve opened those millions up to government union membership, and you’ve permanently altered the American work force. You have probably also guaranteed either a collapse of the economic system, or a more genuine rebellion if you ever try to get those millions off the dole.

All of this is an invitation to real tyranny, and Glenn’s right that Jackson should resign over these remarks. They really don’t have any place in our republic at all.

If the president actually follows Jackson’s advice, impeachment should be on the table.

Update: A commenter wants Rep. Jackson’s contact info. Here ya go. Be CIVIL.



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1 posted on 10/14/2011 9:56:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Is it treasonous for a sitting member of Congress to suggest going outside the US Constitution? If not it should be!
2 posted on 10/14/2011 9:58:08 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Kaslin

Thus, Rep. Jackson is calling for Obama to declare martial law and suspend the constitution all because policy differences are the same thing as armed insurrection. Isn’t that called a “coup”? And isn’t calling for it publically considered treason?


3 posted on 10/14/2011 9:59:45 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Kaslin

Rep. Jackson is an imbecile.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 10:02:38 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe he should set fire to the Reichstag while he’s at it.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 10:03:48 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Kaslin

Fine then lets have a confederacy and we’ll build a wall along the Potomac , then all liberals, illegals and homo, cross dressers can all move north and then they can have their liberal utopia.

I guarantee that in 10 years their liberal north utopia will be in crisis and the confederacy will have to deal with a humanitarian crisis


6 posted on 10/14/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by manc (Beware pro OWS trolls who promote the protests on here,then send freep mail. Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: Hoodat; All

It is a well known fact, that the left hates the constitution.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 10:08:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Hoodat

Their Gunwalker Gleiwitz incident did not work out like the original.

See my tagline.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 10:13:25 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Busywhiskers
“Rep. Jackson is an imbecile”.
Restating the obvious.

But I can't help but wonder how Rep. Jackson would like it if’n the non minorities decided the same thing and started imposing their will on the “dumb masses” in spite of the Constitution?

9 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: mk2000
Is it treasonous for a sitting member of Congress to suggest going outside the US Constitution?

Did he not take the oath to uphold the Constitution? Jackson should be impeached along with Zero.
10 posted on 10/14/2011 10:18:04 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Kaslin
If Jessuh Jaksun Junyah wants somebody to GO OUTSIDE THE CONSTITUTION that can be arranged.

He has money. I need some. Time to just take it and see him complain.

11 posted on 10/14/2011 10:18:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Busywhiskers

The apple did not fall far from the tree.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 10:22:32 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Kaslin

I talked to a guy who worked for the mover who moved JJ Jr to D.C. when he was first elected. He said every piece of furniture was white. And he said Jackson was the dumbest person he’d ever talked to.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 10:25:46 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Busywhiskers

Like father, like son


14 posted on 10/14/2011 10:36:20 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: circlecity

It’s not treason.

It’s sedition.

Book him.


15 posted on 10/14/2011 10:50:57 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Kaslin

Wow, so there is somebody more clueless than Jesse Jackson Senior, amazing.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Kaslin
Since Congress is defined in the first article of the Constitution and is therefore arguably the superior branch of government, it could be asserted that Obama is the one in rebellion.
17 posted on 10/14/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: muir_redwoods

His daddy passed his syphilis along to Jr. It has attacked what is left of the idiot’s brain.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 11:27:37 AM PDT by shankbear (Bush's fault......that is more in bad taste than my old tag line........)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing how these SOBs get away with the treasonous things they say.

That isn’t rebellion, Jesse Jr, you douchebag, that is gridlock, and we thank God for it.


19 posted on 10/14/2011 11:28:33 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Kaslin

actually the POS POTUS is working against the people and should be removed by force to save the constitution.. I would trade a thousand POS POTUSes for 1 constitution..I guess Jesse is all about being a commie..


20 posted on 10/14/2011 11:29:26 AM PDT by aces
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To: manc

True enough but they would still blame whitey...that’s all they have


21 posted on 10/14/2011 11:31:30 AM PDT by aces
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To: Kaslin
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed

Are there that many shovel ready gooberment jobs?

22 posted on 10/14/2011 3:04:13 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin for the topic and thanks ex91B10 for the link.


23 posted on 10/15/2011 6:01:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”

Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

I believe … in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 — that’s a $600 billion stimulus.

And it would "pay for itself" because those newly employed people would pay taxes and buy things, right? In fact, considering the "responsibilities" these new jobs would entail, some would have a lot of free time to start new businesses on the side: drug dealing, etc.

24 posted on 10/15/2011 9:59:53 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: indylindy

” Amazing how these SOBs get away with the treasonous things they say.

That isn’t rebellion, Jesse Jr, you douchebag, that is gridlock, and we thank God for it. “

LOL......how true!


25 posted on 10/16/2011 5:39:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; indylindy; DoughtyOne; Liz; calcowgirl

” nd it would “pay for itself” because those newly employed people would pay taxes and buy things, right? In fact, considering the “responsibilities” these new jobs would entail, some would have a lot of free time to start new businesses on the side: drug dealing, etc. “

Drug dealing?? Fie! You un PC reprobate!

That is a part time “ pharmaceutical sales rep “


26 posted on 10/16/2011 5:42:05 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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