Skip to comments.Despite federal probe, mental illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to be re-elected
Posted on 10/13/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by Salman
Hes being treated for bipolar disorder a mental illness that can bring depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions.
Hes had a highly publicized relationship with a social acquaintance that rocked his marriage.
His name is repeatedly linked to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Now hes the target of a federal investigation into suspicious activity into his congressional finances.
What does all this mean for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.s political future when the Nov. 6 election is a little more than three weeks away?
Hes going to be re-elected, political consultant Thom Serafin said. In this particular part of the world, being a D is so important.
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For Democrats, mental illnes and criminal records are resume enhancers.
Exactly. Why with that resume he could very well be the next governor here in IL.
Well. They elected Obama too.
Mental Illness never stopped any other Democrats from participating in Congress, like Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid.
who said zombies don’t exist
Caesar made a horse into a Senator.
Of course, we are only working with the horse’s ass, in JJ’s case, but I am sure they can make him a senator.
Henry I. Miller, a physician, and the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution,ASKS:
Dont voters have a right to know whether Biden is ill or merely unlikeable, impulsive and prone to deceitfulness?
would it matter to a Rat?
and that is all you have to know about chicago.
they would have probably reelected the hair guy, but I think there is a law against someone who is actually in prison running for governor.
We have 50% of the folks voting that should not be. I am not and have not ever been in favor of all the get out the vote campaigns. Uninformed folks should stay home. Leave the heavy lifting to those that have a clue.
Sure . . . Hasn't it always been said that Liberalism is a mental illness?
He’ll probably be a better Representative in the loony bin than he was in the House.
“...depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions...”
A true *resume enhancement* for liberal-demoncrappies.
It is the same way in many cites that have become ces-pools.
Imagine a gang of murders and thieves electing Mother Teresa to be their leader. Its not going to happen.
And he will be in the the upper 10% of the Congressional Black Caucus. Making a mockery of government is their greatest contribution to our society.
because he’s black.....
Thom’s brilliant. He’s pointing out the obvious and getting paid for it.
They’ll put puppet strings on his hands and put him in a wheel chair if they have to.
It’s a Dem thang.
Unlike Jackson, Rostenkowski was convicted and served prison time following an investigation for improper use of his congressional fund. Still, the powerful Democrat won elections with the ethical clouds swirling around him until the indictment came. Then he was ousted by a little known Republican, ending a 36-year political career.
Rosti crushed the reformers in the Democratic Primary. I believe it was a negotiating tactic. Then he completely withdrew his machine during the general giving the seat to the GOP. He would have been reelected indictment or not.
Isn’t there an attendance requirement for members of Congress?
Jackson has been out for 4 straight months - can’t he be removed because of “incapacity” to represent the voters?
Of course he’ll be reelected - - what do those people care?
Jr. could kill the first born of every constituent in his district and still get elected.
Being black while politician means you get lifetime employment for yourself, relatives and cronies.
Keep saying to yourself.
Black people are not racist, black people are not racist.
Black people do not vote race.
After a while you might start believing it.
Crap like this makes understaning Caligula and Incitatus a bit easier...............
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