Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr Headed for Reelection
Posted on 10/22/2012 3:16:39 PM PDT by John Semmens
Despite being under investigation for suspicious activity regarding his congressional finances and being absent from Congress for months while being treated for mental illness at the Mayo Clinic, Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr (D-Ill) seems bound for reelection.
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn (D) insisted that neither his prolonged absence from his post nor his potential criminal indictment should be construed as disqualifying him for office. The job of a Representative is to represent his constituents. Whos to say that he doesnt represent the people of his district?
In support of his position, Quinn pointed out that many of those elected to serve our state have later ended up in prison. I think the fact that this has happened repeatedly argues that Jackson, for all his faults, may be exactly the type of person the people of Illinois want to represent them. And isnt letting the people elect who they want to represent them what democracy is all about?
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A sad state of affairs in Illinois.
Word is that even the big ‘O’ is beating it
out of this dump upon early retirement.
They also kept a judge on the bench who is mentally handicapped. Insanity
The stupidity of voters in Illinois is staggering. All the more reason to fight every effort to have the federal government bail out their disgusting liberal petri dish of a state.
If Jesse Jackass Jr worked a real job and missing that long, they would have canned his @$$ ! He ought to be fired......
“Whos to say that he doesnt represent the people of his district?
Non-satire again. LOL
He might be reelected, but that will not help him escape himself. You can’t cheat or lie your way out of mental illness.