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Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns
Yahoo News ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman

Posted on 11/21/2012 2:55:04 PM PST by mandaladon

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in Congress on Wednesday, acknowledging an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign funds and expressing a desire to be remembered for what he "did right."

Text from Jackson's resignation letter, submitted on Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner:

During this journey I have made my share of mistakes. I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone. None of us is immune from our share of shortcomings or human frailties and I pray that I will be remembered for what I did right.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: jackson; jessejacksonjr
Let's put him in jail now...where he belongs.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 2:55:07 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I see another Obama Executive Order being issued to take care of Jackson.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 2:57:51 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: mandaladon

He resigned alright. Just before he gets thrown in jail.

Just another friggin MARXIST LIBERAL that needs to be hung out to dry for the buzzards.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 2:58:00 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mandaladon

Plea deal, rehab, pardon, reelection. May take a few years to reach the end of that series.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 3:03:36 PM PST by PAR35
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To: mandaladon

May he rest in pieces.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 3:04:06 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: mandaladon; Liz

Can just anyone buy his seat?


6 posted on 11/21/2012 3:05:00 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: mandaladon; All

This says a lot about the intelligence of the voters who re-elected him.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 3:06:10 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: mandaladon
and expressing a desire to be remembered for what he "did right."

What would that be?

8 posted on 11/21/2012 3:08:38 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

“None of us is immune from our share of shortcomings or human frailties and I pray that I will be remembered for what I did right”

I guess he is telling us, “there go you, but for the grace of God” My frailties do not include stealing from others.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 3:13:26 PM PST by rjones42
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To: mandaladon

That’s ok, they’ll take him back any time, even if he commits mass murder on live tv.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 3:15:49 PM PST by scottinoc
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To: unixfox

What would happen to the serfs if something like this went down for us??

How is resigning an amnesty? At the best, he should be HOUNDED for the charges while on the People’s business.

Rhetorical, ‘cuz I KNOW the GOP wouldn’t do squat anyway; being all *RACIST* and all


11 posted on 11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: mandaladon

Next Mayor of Washington DC?


12 posted on 11/21/2012 3:22:38 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

I feel so sorry for Jesse Jackson Jr. that...guffaw...that...oh, come on, now! Horse laugh. Bronx cheer.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 3:22:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mandaladon

Well....Bye...

No loss.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 3:22:44 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: mandaladon

Somewhere in there did he utter the words “pardon me?”


15 posted on 11/21/2012 3:29:14 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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Again?


16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:54 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: mandaladon

Peal back the curtain on this twit, and you will find his wife. She wants to keep living large.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 3:37:03 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: mandaladon

Preserving his taxpayer-funded pension.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 3:39:57 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: mandaladon

If they ever want to do a remake of One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest, I think they have a real life candidate to play Nicholson’s role.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 3:43:04 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957

Accept that Nicholson’s character was faking it. JJJ is more like then Danny Devito patient.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 3:44:29 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Are you sure he is not faking it? I’d bet this mental problem has been a ruse the whole time once he knew the heat was on.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 3:50:47 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: mandaladon

I just want to scream, Didn’t he win re election? No, I do not want to read article! Good lord we are screwed, how bad was it that he actually steps down..but remember he “did lots of good things”.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: mandaladon

Since he did nothing “right”, good bye...time to take out the trash!

Of course, his replacement will be handpicked by the little dictator.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mandaladon

and the dumb idiots stil voted for him.

Maybe it’s time for maybe 5 questions to be asked and answered correctly on the issues before being allowed to vote.

Why should these dumb idiots have a say how my family has to live or what laws are being made up?

The majority of Dem voters are just plain dumb, when I see an obama sticker I think what a dummy, get a brain


24 posted on 11/21/2012 4:01:39 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mandaladon

Maybe he’ll be ordained into The Church of What’s Happenin’ Now. You know, so all the mediots can deferentially call him “Reverend.”


25 posted on 11/21/2012 4:02:30 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: mandaladon
Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

"I'm taking my 40 acres and a mule, and I'm going home!"

26 posted on 11/21/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: catfish1957

Hmmmmm - seriously, you raise a good point. Corned rats will do whatever they need to, and I would imagine he had few other options. Good thinking.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 4:09:04 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Libloather

bidding restricted to select clientele only..


28 posted on 11/21/2012 4:21:28 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: mandaladon

For what he “did right?”

Shouldn’t that be for what he “did left?”


29 posted on 11/21/2012 4:25:04 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: rjones42

this apology sounds more like a ‘suicide’letter.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 4:31:23 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: mandaladon
J3....
Don't let the screen door...
31 posted on 11/21/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: manc

“and the dumb idiots stil voted for him.”

He will re-elected anyway.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 4:37:08 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mandaladon

Yet the people that reelected him overwhelmingly still remain.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 5:01:51 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: mandaladon

He still gets his big pension and free health care for the rest of his life!


34 posted on 11/21/2012 5:01:51 PM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Huskrrrr

Next Mayor of Washington DC?

chicago


35 posted on 11/21/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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