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Son's woes weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson
AP (Yahoo) ^ | 11/30/2012 | SOPHIA TAREEN

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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Just a little something to brighten your day.
1 posted on 11/30/2012 2:43:07 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

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.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 2:45:06 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: freedumb2003

I have zero sympathy for the shakedown artist and his family. They get what they deserve.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 2:46:40 PM PST by austinaero
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To: South40

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


4 posted on 11/30/2012 2:47:56 PM PST by Figment
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To: South40

Has Jr been DNA tested to prove he is Sr’s son?

Do we really know Jr’s father?


5 posted on 11/30/2012 2:48:26 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: South40

Like father, like son. Only the father seems to be a more accomplished con artist.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 2:50:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: South40

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!


7 posted on 11/30/2012 2:51:15 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: South40
...and even with JJJ being investigated for fraud along losing his mind, he still needs to be dragged from the public trough with his teeth marks still on it..
8 posted on 11/30/2012 2:51:32 PM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: South40

Let us give thanks!


9 posted on 11/30/2012 2:51:36 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: South40
"The elder Jackson says his heart "burns" over the woes of his oldest child"


10 posted on 11/30/2012 2:51:46 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: South40

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


11 posted on 11/30/2012 2:52:53 PM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: All
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. “

12 posted on 11/30/2012 2:54:40 PM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: South40

What’s more of a disgrace than two Race Pimps? Having Al Sharpton join the team.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 2:56:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: South40

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.


14 posted on 11/30/2012 2:56:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: All
Not to worry---Rev JJ's employee has just declared his candidacy for JJJ's seat. You remember Mel Reynolds----he resigned from Congress after a conviction for statutory rape.

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.

15 posted on 11/30/2012 2:57:24 PM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: SES1066
"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!"

Not always, but Revuhrund Jack-sin provided a woefully crooked stake when he burdened the tree with his same name.

16 posted on 11/30/2012 2:58:07 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: bert

>>Has Jr been DNA tested to prove he is Sr’s son?

Do we really know Jr’s 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.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: South40

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.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 3:02:02 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Liz
"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."

19 posted on 11/30/2012 3:04:26 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: South40

Aw...


20 posted on 11/30/2012 3:10:56 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: South40

Pity is what I feel for Jesse... conceived in rape... he has sold his soul by arguing against his very existence over the last 30 years. Tragic.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 3:12:11 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: TheRhinelander

It is very difficult to feel any sympathy for a member of such a criminal family. They all should be in a Federal SuperMax serving hard time.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 3:13:56 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bert

Do we really know Jr’s father?

He’s Moochelles half brother. He and Jesse Sr share no DNA


23 posted on 11/30/2012 3:26:04 PM PST by Figment
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To: South40

Perhaps he should have stayed home and been a real father.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 3:27:33 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: South40
The nation's woes should weigh heavily on the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Jr. might very well have gone apesh@t because he started thinking it was all a lie.

25 posted on 11/30/2012 3:28:41 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Liz

“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”

Demonrat resume fodder. This gibbedat’s a shoo-in. Daddy Race Pimp needs a direct line to federal funds and this mutt is perfect.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 3:32:27 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: South40

Jesse Jackson Junior’s legal woes are because America is racist.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: South40

Years ago, I read a columnist (can’t remember who) who said that Jesse Jackson was a great guy...until he became a white guy.

I actually remember when Jackson was a rabid-anti abortionist, believed that families should be built in the traditional way and stay together, and preached things like education and hard work.

Jesse sold out. He was coopted and funded by the white leftwing establishment and “became a white guy,” meaning that all of a sudden he was a Dem in favor of abortion, state dependency, and was going to spend the rest of his life playing his sole card, race.

He made huge amounts of money by becoming the Dems’ house “[fill in the blank]” and reduced himself to a pathetic leftwing shill.

So he might need to do a bit of deathbed repentance because he coulda been a contendah...if only he had had the guts to do without the Dems and be a Christian (which he isn’t now but probably was then).


28 posted on 11/30/2012 3:44:25 PM PST by livius
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29 posted on 11/30/2012 3:46:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: rwilson99

I feel pity for him too. He was somebody who really could have done something, but for one reason or another, he backed off.


30 posted on 11/30/2012 3:46:47 PM PST by livius
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To: Liz
We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment

Wow. It just keeps getting sicker.

32 posted on 11/30/2012 4:08:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: livius
I remember the stories about Jesse and Martin Luther King's death. Jesse said he was at King's death bed.

It was said that he dramatically smeared himself with King's blood and then sought out the camera to decry the tragedy...and proclaimed himself as being there when King died.

Jesse was always an ambitious wanna be...and man without a conscience and a man without character.

He's as theatrical as the so-called Palestinians who hide behind their children and then cry crocodile tears when their children are killed.

Jesse is a psychopath...not at all surprising that his 'son' has mental problems.

33 posted on 11/30/2012 4:18:23 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: South40

The scum doesn’t fall far from the bag.....


34 posted on 11/30/2012 4:21:29 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: RoosterRedux

They all smeared themselves with King’s blood...well, not all, because there would have had to have been about 500 people on that tiny balcony to accomodate them all.

But I remember reading about Jackson before that and he actually impressed me because of how conservative he was.

Sadly, he sold his birthright for a mess of pottage...actually, pottage is edible, he sold it for garbage.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 4:23:17 PM PST by livius
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To: RoosterRedux

If in fact JJJ is bi-polar, his father’s total depravity has little to do with it. It is a mental disorder which is genetic. It is tragic. What may be tragic in this family is that JJSr and his ilk were able to hide it for so long and JJJ at his age may find it very difficult to bring himself to a stable, healthy life. It’s possible to be bi-polar and be functional but it can be a struggle.


36 posted on 11/30/2012 4:32:50 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: South40

JJJ class of ‘88 North Carolina A&T State University.

Why would JJJ go so far from home?
He does not appear to be the 4H type?


37 posted on 11/30/2012 4:33:35 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: freedumb2003

Jr and the first lady have the same daddy,and it ain’t Jesse


38 posted on 11/30/2012 4:36:29 PM PST by Figment
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Black college. Daddy’s from Greenville, SC, not too far south of there.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 5:00:03 PM PST by gotribe
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To: South40

I hope he has a stroke and dies!


40 posted on 11/30/2012 5:11:45 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

I don’t wish death on anyone. Just the opposite. I hope he lives a long life behind bars where he belongs.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 5:18:01 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

Darn, sounds like a real pitty party at the Jacksons house. Too bad I’m so sad.


42 posted on 11/30/2012 6:34:39 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: South40
Hell, man, Mayo Clinic for dad too?


43 posted on 11/30/2012 6:37:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: South40

Cry me a river. /sarcasm


44 posted on 11/30/2012 6:44:57 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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