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Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery deepens (attempted suicide?)
Politico ^ | July 10, 2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 07/10/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The mystery surrounding Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., deepened on Tuesday as speculation swirled around the Illinois Democrat’s health and political future.

Democratic sources say Jackson — who has not been on Capitol Hill since June 10 — may not return to the House until after the August congressional recess.

Jackson’s office said in a June 26 statement that the lawmaker was suffering from exhaustion and would take a “medical leave of absence” to receive treatment for the condition. No date has been given for Jackson’s return, and Democratic lawmakers and aides now believe it could last weeks or even months longer.

“I don’t think he’s coming back until at least September, if he comes back at all,” said a Democratic source close to the situation. “I think it’s all up in the air.”

ABC News also reported that Jackson “will likely not return to Congress until after Labor Day,” citing an unnamed source.

But the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., in an interview with POLITICO, pushed back on an unconfirmed report that his 47-year-old son attempted suicide.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; illinois; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr; paytoplay

1 posted on 07/10/2012 4:51:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*sniff sniff*....what white s**t?


2 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:12 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

he shouldnta tried the generic bath salts.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 4:54:22 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m betting he wasn’t so “sick” that he wasn’t able to cash those big paychecks, though


4 posted on 07/10/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

soldiers in muzzie world work 24/7. they may suffer from exhaustion. a state politician and a libtard? maybe lying makes you tired.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:12 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He needs to resign.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Caused by white racism. Mystery solved.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 4:56:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

Sniff, sniff... can we now give him that Senate seat already?


8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I bet he is in a drug rehablitation center and nobody is sayin nuthin.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; scrabblehack
I liked the comment of FReeper scrabblehack from a couple of weeks ago:

Exhaustion is a rich person’s disease. An ordinary person can’t come into a hospital and say “give me a bed; I’m exhausted.”

10 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was he stealin’ daddy’s action, Tamara Holder? Cracks me up how Fox still has her on and doesn’t ask her about it.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 4:59:08 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Revolting cat!
Sniff, sniff... can we now give him that Senate seat already?

How much is he willing to pay (cash only)?

12 posted on 07/10/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Doogle

Obama’s dealer doesn’t cut coke with baby formula. Too pure for novices.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 5:02:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

jackson Jr told tamara holder....”Holder on, I’m comin’”...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9iiO-EVb-A


14 posted on 07/10/2012 5:03:32 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Junior. I am your father.” - Barry Vader


15 posted on 07/10/2012 5:11:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A rat has no pride nor shame ... except ... AIDS in an alleged straight man.

Whatever the situation, it's something even a RAT can't abide and I'm guessing it's AIDS related

Think about it ... no one believes zero is straight, but he could NEVER be exposed as having AIDS, right. His "family" and etcetera ...

JJJr has done da'downlow too much.

16 posted on 07/10/2012 5:16:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If he could look on the world his father and his ilk have created and behold it with a conscience...

Suicide would be a natural reaction.

Repentance would be another, better way!

17 posted on 07/10/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: clintonh8r
“Caused by white racism.”

You just may have something there. My guess is one of the the closet racist Republicans said the word “Monday” and Jackson heard it. Probably went into a catatonic shock.

18 posted on 07/10/2012 5:22:23 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
"Cracks me up how Fox still has her on and doesn’t ask her about it"

'Cause Fox isn't a news operation; it's "Entertainment Tonight" with better looking hosts.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Giovana Huidobro

20 posted on 07/10/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Try Methadone, that might work.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 5:29:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Tamara Holder? A mistress to Jesse Jackson?

How hard up can that woman be?


22 posted on 07/10/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hammer and sickle-cell anemia?


23 posted on 07/10/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I will say a prayer for him tonight.

His politics are indeed despicable, but he is a man for whom Christ died, and it is a terrible condition to have a mind so dark you want to end your own life.

May his mind and heart be healed, and may the Light of the Lord shine into his soul.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 5:48:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Agreeing with you in Jesus name, amen.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Agreed. If this story is true he needs our prayers.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Unsuccessful at everything he tries.
27 posted on 07/10/2012 5:57:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: reg45

Sins of the father...


28 posted on 07/10/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.

Attempted? Talk about a loser, eh?


29 posted on 07/10/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It had to be very difficult growing up under a duplicitous, lying, race-baiting, fake chrsitian minister father. Hypocrisy is discerned by the children and it corodes their souls to have such dead-soul parenting, or in Jesse senior’s case, lack of parenting. I used to lsiten to Jesse’s sermons when I was in Skokie for business over the weekends. He sure fooled me into believing he was a Christian man who believed in black men taking responsibility. His slide into supporting abortion so he could be a hero in the dnc equations seems to have thoroughly deadened his soul. God have mercy upon his son and heal his sickness in the soul.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hang in there Jr. Someday in the future the Dems will be in the majority and you can be the next Charlie Rangel. (I pray that never happens)


31 posted on 07/10/2012 6:14:09 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: forgotten man

I’m thinking booze. Won’t matter though, his election is still certain.


32 posted on 07/10/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
was he in a closet at the time???
33 posted on 07/10/2012 6:34:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Paladin2

He needs to resign.


He needs to join Blago and Rezko in the federal pen...


34 posted on 07/10/2012 6:34:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...the lawmaker was suffering from exhaustion...
What you been running away from there, Jr., to be so exhausted?
35 posted on 07/10/2012 6:38:39 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Steely Tom

I heard some late night comic say that. David Brennan, maybe?


36 posted on 07/10/2012 6:40:53 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I cannot believe nobody on FOX News has the guts to call her out.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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38 posted on 07/10/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Five words: Tertiary syphillis with neurological complications


39 posted on 07/10/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by Cenobite (Can't spell unethical without the U.N.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heard on the local news today some Jackson spokesperson flip out when asked about him - they shouted “that’s nobody’s business” - and that my FRiends is the Chicago way.

He won’t be back, I would lay a bet on that.


40 posted on 07/10/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Steely Tom
I liked the comment of FReeper scrabblehack from a couple of weeks ago: Exhaustion is a rich person’s disease. An ordinary person can’t come into a hospital and say “give me a bed; I’m exhausted.”

A few decades ago, the fashionable term was "nervous breakdown." Intellectuals, artists, poets, celebrities, and other sensitive types were allowed to be hospitalized for nervous breakdowns. The publicity surrounding their hospitalizations gave them a kind of mystique, e.g. Sylvia Plath and James Taylor.

Then when the term began to be applied to too many ordinary people, it lost its cachet.

41 posted on 07/10/2012 7:49:36 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My first thought was drug/alcohol rehab.


42 posted on 07/10/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

I hope he fully recovers and happily retires to civilian life.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 9:51:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Glad he didn’t kill himself. His father would hold an 8 day wake blame Republicans for killing him and demand an investigation which Holder would start.


44 posted on 07/11/2012 4:41:01 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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