Skip to comments.Son's woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson
Posted on 11/30/2012 2:43:03 PM PST by South40
CHICAGO (AP) At 71, the Rev. Jesse Jackson still keeps a hectic schedule and speaks widely on all kinds of civil rights issues.
But he struggles when addressing one thing: the son and political heir who abandoned his congressional seat last week because of mental health problems and two federal investigations.
The elder Jackson says his heart "burns" over the woes of his oldest child.
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When caught red-handed and the Race Card is worn out, fall back on the Crazy Card.
So far the plan is working for the Race Pimp Family.
I have zero sympathy for the shakedown artist and his family. They get what they deserve.
I’m sure that he is deeply saddened that the stupid sob couldn’t even make it on the dimmo gravy train laid out for him like a red carpet
Has Jr been DNA tested to prove he is Sr’s son?
Do we really know Jr’s father?
Like father, like son. Only the father seems to be a more accomplished con artist.
I AM sympathetic for a father who grieves for a son’s mistakes. On the other hand, I wonder what effect of having a father who claims to be “A Man of God” and is frequently shown to have both clay feet and the morals of a tomcat. After all, as the twig is bent, so grows the tree!
Let us give thanks!
It has been said by folks smarter than I that the apple does not fall far from the tree. In this case, oh, so true.
Additionlly, after all his hot air, at 71, dad still can’t utter an intelligible sentence. sd
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 Obamas 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.
Were happy and full of pride, in the presidents 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. Whats good for us is good for everybody. Whats 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 dont 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, Its 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, wed 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, were 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?
Its time to sing a new song, of joy and hope, Jackson said. Its time to march again. March for healthcare, march for jobs. When we march great things come our way.
What’s more of a disgrace than two Race Pimps? Having Al Sharpton join the team.
What’s more of a disgrace than two Race Pimps? Having Al Sharpton join the team. And I’m here to tell you, I think you could even do this one better, by tossing in WhoreAldo.
BACKSTORY In August 1994, Reynolds was indicted for sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer that began during the 1992 campaign.
Despite the charges, he continued his campaign and was re-elected that November; he had no opposition. Reynolds initially denied the charges, which he claimed were racially motivated.
On August 22, 1995, he was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. He resigned his seat on October 1 of that year. Reynolds was sentenced to five years in prison, expected to be released in 1998.
In April 1997, Reynolds was convicted on 15 unrelated counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. These charges resulted in an additional sentence of 78 months in federal prison. Reynolds served all of his first sentence, and served 42 months in prison for the fraud charges.
At that point, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud. As a result, Reynolds was released from prison and served the remaining time in a halfway house.
FYI In January 2001 Reynolds received a pardon from President Bill Clinton and was hired by Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/Push Coalition to decrease the number of young blacks going to prison.n 2004, Reynolds was overwhelmingly defeated in the Democratic primary by incumbent Jesse Jackson, Jr., with Jackson netting 88% of the vote.
ANOTHER community organizer?---- Before entering politics, Reynolds worked as an assistant professor of political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He also founded the Community Economic Development and Education Foundation.
Not always, but Revuhrund Jack-sin provided a woefully crooked stake when he burdened the tree with his same name.
>>Has Jr been DNA tested to prove he is Srs son?
Do we really know Jrs father?<<
That isn’t so much the question as how many 1/2 brothers jr. has out there. sr. is like mlk that way, can’t/couldn’t keep it their his pants.
Good maybe he’ll die. If not, when I become emperor I will place both of them in a concentration camp along with all other Democrats to be worked until death.
I can dream.
|"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. Whats good for us is good for everybody. Whats 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."|
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