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Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career
WaPo ^ | 11/21/12 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe

Posted on 11/21/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by ColdOne

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) resigned from Congress on Wednesday amid ongoing federal investigations into his campaign finances, ending a more than six-month absence from office that has included multiple stints at the Mayo Clinic to battle what his doctors said was bipolar depression.

Jackson, 47, submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday afternoon to the office of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), after telling high level Democratic officials in Chicago and the state capital of his plans, according to party officials.

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1 posted on 11/21/2012 12:55:44 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
but the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia has also recently been investigating allegations that Jackson improperly used thousands of dollars in his campaign fund for personal expenditures.

As the investigations unfolded, Jackson’s family life fell apart as an affair with a Washington nightclub hostess became public.

The apple did not fall far from the tree.

Not to worry. He'll be back.

The Mayo script is the "get out of jail free" card. And I am sure the beer distributorship is doing just fine.

2 posted on 11/21/2012 1:00:40 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ColdOne

He needs to stay. We need more poster children for Democrat ideals.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 1:01:52 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: ColdOne

Absolutely amazing. The people in his district re-elected him while he was in the mental hospital and under a criminal investigation. Now he quits. No wonder our country is going to hell in a hand basket.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 1:03:50 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: ColdOne

I’m going to be really upset if he is allowed to plea down to less than a felony offense.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:13 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: ColdOne
That's quite the benign headline from WaPo.

Imagine the headline if a Conservative with a “promising career” had “resigned” under similar circumstances.

I actually read last week that Jackson's resignation was part of his plea agreement.

But I have not seen that confirmed.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:04:28 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: ColdOne

Locked up the election for the ‘RATS so the ‘RAT governor can appoint another ‘RAT to replace him.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:05:54 PM PST by twister881
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To: ColdOne

He’ll be back. After a year or so, when the public has forgotten, he’ll make a comeback, aided by a suckup media that will sanitize him on demand.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by I want the USA back (I want the country back.)
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To: ColdOne

Ah yes! “Rights,” “Rights,” they wanted their “Rights,” got them, and now we see what they do with them.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 1:09:34 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ColdOne

Trust me, he’ll be back like the cockroach he is.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:05 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: I want the USA back

Maybe Obama will make him a czar.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:12 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ColdOne

OK. That’s one down and 534 to go.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 1:12:46 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: ColdOne

Bi-polar defense will be the new get out of jail because you’re politically connected card...


13 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:45 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: ColdOne
...a once promising political career.

By my count, he was an 9-term, 18 year Congressman.

At what point does that stop being "promising," and start becoming "disappointing?"

-PJ

14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:18:01 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ColdOne

So, i’m guessing he got full disability?


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:49 PM PST by 100%FEDUP (I'm seeing RED!)
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To: ColdOne

Well, it’d drive any boy insane if his dad were such an exemplary rhyming fool as Jesse Sr. How would a boy ever live up?


16 posted on 11/21/2012 1:22:05 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ColdOne

Total HS.

The guy is 47. This is in no way believable, at all....

BiPolar doesn’t present itself at this stage in one’s life with debilitating effects.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 1:24:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: I want the USA back
He’ll be back.

Absolutely. Alcee Hastings and Marion Barry are proof of that. I'm surprised he resigned. His constituents probably wouldn't mind if he represented them from jail.

18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:26:33 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ColdOne

” My health issues and treatment regimen have been incompatible with service in the House of Representatives. Therefore, it is with great regret that I hereby resign as a member of the United States House of Representatives, effective today, in order to focus on restoring my health.”

You’re a whack job. It’s not possible for you to restore your health. If it were, you would be taking drugs for your synthetic disorder and happily back work, with the knowledge that so long as you don’t forget to take the blue pills on time everyday you’ll be fine.

No Jesse, I have no doubts this is a scam to play on the mental stability determination phase during your prosecution for federal crimes.

Make no mistake, you will serve jail time and then we will learn to what extent you are actually sick.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:29:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: zeestephen

“I actually read last week that Jackson’s resignation was part of his plea agreement.”

Here’s hoping he “joins” Blago in prison in Colorado. Now FUBO has a real problem trying to pardon these two while in office. It would have been a cakewalk if he had lost.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:36:35 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

I’m still waiting to hear the terms for him stepping down.

He was looking for disability payments and that is the only motivation for him to have resigned.

I don’t know what you get for being disabled as a Congressman but, if it’s on a typical disability payment schedule this dude is going to go into sever depression....oops bi-ploar....

Bunk...


21 posted on 11/21/2012 1:40:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne
Another win for whitey.

/sarc

22 posted on 11/21/2012 1:42:28 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: ColdOne

Just outside the Capital, the crowd reacts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JqvmGON0AM


23 posted on 11/21/2012 1:45:26 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: exit82

“Not to worry. He’ll be back”

Not to worry. He be black. The only criteria for hundreds of racist voting wards in most of the large urban areas of the country.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 1:46:07 PM PST by Cyman
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To: zeestephen
Yeah, such a “promising career,” as if the nation lost its next James Madison.
25 posted on 11/21/2012 1:50:11 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: 100%FEDUP

thats what he wanted. wouldnt go away without it. useless commie trash


26 posted on 11/21/2012 1:52:34 PM PST by turdhopper
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To: turdhopper

Yeh he’s not a crooked SOB politician who got caught with his hand in the public cookie jar. He’s a poor black boy who had to CUT A PROMISING CAREER SHORT. Bi polar or not his next promising career will be the new POVERTY PIMP along with his daddy and double ugly.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 2:10:23 PM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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Golly, I sure hope JJJr's travails do not impact on Daddy JJ's plans to loot the US Treasury......and besides, who knew a vote was an "investment." Somebody oughta check the Constitution (/snicker).

Rev Jesse Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’
WBBM-AM ^ | November 10, 2012 / FR Posted by 2ndDivisionVe

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

“We’re happy and full of pride,” in the president’s reelection, Jackson told the crowd at the Saturday morning forum at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., “but our houses remain raggedy … our schools remain closed.”

Despite attempts at voter suppression in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, Jackson said, blacks turned out en masse to vote, enduring waits that stretched into hours in many places. “We waited, we voted, we believed,” Jackson said. “Now we want to get well.

“We voted early, we voted long. Our votes won,” he said. Rev. Jackson, who spoke longer, louder, and more forcefully than he has in some time at the Saturday morning Rainbow/PUSH meeting, asked the crowd, “What do we want? We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment. “What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody,” he said. “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”

Referring to those voter suppression efforts, he said, “these acts of meanness had unintended consequences.” Rather than keeping blacks and Latinos away from the polls, voter ID measures and the curtailing of access to the voting booths made people more determined to vote. “Suppression became stimulation and people fought back,” he said.

“We fought back,” and the battle was won, but the war still remains, he said. “If we vote and don’t bargain we get nothing. A Jacuzzi filled with stagnant water will not get you well,” Jackson said. “You have to stir the water.” Jackson said blacks, who voted for Barack Obama for state senator, for U.S. Senator, and now twice as President of the United States, should demand, bargain, and march if necessary, for an end to “patterns of race discrimination, (for) our share of jobs. We want faster public transportation to connect us to where the jobs are.”

He said black American also needs “access to capital,” noting, “It’s cruel to say. ‘jump in the pool,’ when there is no water. “

He also called for “fair trade,” a “domestic trade zone. We need a domestic OPEC,” he said. “In Chicago, for example, there are 100,000 vacant homes or abandoned lots; 40,000 in Baltimore. If we were to rebuild 25 percent, if we take down the boards and put in window panes, fix the broken sidewalks, cut the grass, fix the roofing, we’d create more jobs than there are people, just rebuilding where we live.”

Jackson said, “there must be a plan for reconstruction” of urban America. Saying that automobile companies and banks got bailouts, “we’re the people who provided the votes — we want to be bailed out. We need jobs, education, healthcare now. If we can be targeted for voter registration and voter turnout, target us for reconstruction, now.

“We are the new mainstream,” Jackson said. “We are the America of shared hopes and shared dreams. We have the power, we have the votes. “We waited, we voted, we believed, now we want to get well.” He then asked the crowd, “Do you want to get well? Are you willing to fight to get well?

“It’s time to sing a new song, of joy and hope,” Jackson said. “It’s time to march again. March for healthcare, march for jobs. When we march great things come our way. “

28 posted on 11/21/2012 2:15:27 PM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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(Sniffle) It's nice to know Chicago is going all out for it's favorite son (sob):

==============================================

O's ex-COS, CHI/MAYOR RAHM did a graceful plie and
explained CHICAGO's tolerant and compassionate values.

" We're bringing fried chicken and watermelon salsa to Jesse Jr,
convalescing at Mayo b/c he screwed up buying Obama's Senate seat."

29 posted on 11/21/2012 2:16:42 PM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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Other than robo-calls----JJJ did not campaign but still paid his wife Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson (who lives in DC)---and her political consulting firm---- $5000.00 per month the last four months.

JJJ's "campaign" expenses since 2011 show he's spent $1 million, about the same as Rep. Biggert's $1.1 million and Rep. Dold's $1.6 million, in competitive races.....well above the roughly $300,000 each other Reps spent in two years.

"I'm only human but my wife---she's a frickin' *itch."
"She da one puttin' me away at dat dang Mayo place."

"She's *issed off cause I'm gettin' it on the side while
makin' like I was sickly. Dam *itch wants me outta da way."

30 posted on 11/21/2012 2:18:13 PM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz

As everyone who grew in in Chicago knows, that the Chicago Way.

The Democratic Machine has long perfected the art of taking care of it’s own. You know, like giving Michelle Obama a high paying no-show job that was not needed after she went to DC, like Tony Reszko (Syrian swindler) buying the parcel adjoining Obama’s house in Hyde Park and donating it to him. Some might call that bribery, but it is legal.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 2:24:20 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: freeangel

He should be in jail but guess what, no GOP member has developed a backbone to hold anyone except taxpayers accountable. The political class has become the untouchable class.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 2:46:58 PM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: ColdOne

“Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career”

Other Wash Post headlines:

Adolph Hitler drinks kraut kool-aid, ending a once promising political career

Che visits Bolivia on holiday, ending a once promising political career

Qaddhafi found resting his brains on hood of an SUV, ending a once promising political career


33 posted on 11/21/2012 2:48:07 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: ColdOne
but did he get his disability compensation package???
34 posted on 11/21/2012 4:00:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

He SEEMED a little cleaner and more honest than his father, but that doesn;t say much.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Dutch Boy

The only reason he quit was because he was ASSURED of his CUSHY PENSION and PERK FOR LIFE!!!!


36 posted on 11/21/2012 4:21:13 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: neocon1984
As everyone who grew in in Chicago knows, that the Chicago Way.

An excellent series "Chicago Code" was a great look into the Chicago Way, which is why, I suspect, it only made it one season.

Was on NetFlix.

37 posted on 11/21/2012 4:29:25 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Who wanted rights?


38 posted on 11/21/2012 8:33:03 PM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: ColdOne
“Jesse Jackson Jr. quits, ending a once promising political career” yes he COULD have been a grafter in the great Chicago tradition. He could have the world forget the name Daly. But he is crazy and untrustworthy so nobody wants to do a deal with him so he has outlived his usefulness. He will be “cured” a few weeks after he is sentenced to three hours of community service which can be done at Jesse’s Rainbow Push office.
39 posted on 11/22/2012 4:32:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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