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Rep. Jesse Jackson owes us an explanation
Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 7, 2012 | PHIL KADNER

Posted on 07/07/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

............Since June 10, he has been suffering from “exhaustion” according to his staff and has been unable to fulfill his duties as a representative.

In an update on his condition, his press spokesman this week issued a news release stating:

“Congressman Jackson’s medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed. Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time.

“At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient facility. According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter.”

Jackson’s congressional staff and family have refused to release any further details about his medical condition, or where he is being treated. A source told me Jackson had been unable to sleep for an extended period of time. I was also told that he is not being treated in the Chicago metropolitan area.

And even some of his closest staff members, I have been informed, have not been in contact with him.

Jackson, who is also the focus of a congressional ethics investigation, has been under constant emotional and mental pressure for three years.

Speculation about his condition and whereabouts is widespread but senseless because nobody who really knows anything is talking.

But the congressman’s family owes the people who have supported Jackson, the voters, more detail.

The statement that his condition is worse than originally thought and the news that he will need extended medical treatment later raise legitimate questions about his ability to represent his district during another term.............

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; coverup; il; msm
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So, what form of dope is he addicted to?


2 posted on 07/07/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

I think the dope he is suffering from is JJ, Sr...

No surprise that the son of a self-important, selfish, serial womanizer, shake-down artist who wears $3000 Brioni suits while “his people” are unemployed and killing each other would have some “physical and emotional problems”.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 5:53:57 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
constituents need to demand full disclosure so they can determine if he is “Fit” to hold the office........Fat F’en chance,Jackson Senior,Marion Barry,Sharpton,Rangel,Holder,OBAMA
5 posted on 07/07/2012 5:54:37 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Voters need to cut the boy some slack. He's not a teenager anymore and his girlfriend is wearing him out.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thugs’r’us

He’s expected to WORK. No wonder he’s exhausted.


7 posted on 07/07/2012 5:56:39 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Impending indictments and the sounds of clanging steel doors have been messin’ with his mind.
8 posted on 07/07/2012 5:56:39 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: matginzac

“they” most likely have baby JJ dead to rights and he decides to go NUTS. Next he’ll be wearin’ a bathrobe and P-ing in the street.


9 posted on 07/07/2012 6:00:18 AM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: matginzac

“they” most likely have baby JJ dead to rights and he decides to go NUTS. Next he’ll be wearin’ a bathrobe and P-ing in the street.


10 posted on 07/07/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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To: matginzac

“they” most likely have baby JJ dead to rights and he decides to go NUTS. Next he’ll be wearin’ a bathrobe and P-ing in the street.


11 posted on 07/07/2012 6:00:47 AM PDT by Bubba (Kriss... firearm of choice for close encounters of the worst kind)
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Ddddddid someone say crack?


12 posted on 07/07/2012 6:02:15 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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IJATZ


13 posted on 07/07/2012 6:04:09 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Bubba

Followed by a “censure” in Congress and re-election for another twenty years...


14 posted on 07/07/2012 6:04:46 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Bubba

It’s an Illinois tradition.

The only real difference between JJJr and Baraq is that Baraq controls the Justice Dept.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 6:05:05 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: rawcatslyentist

I JJJr affiliated with trademarked Lucas Film characters also?


16 posted on 07/07/2012 6:06:01 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: All
Earlier story (link was removed from Post #1) -- ?

June 26, 2012 Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave for exhaustion ...."Asked why Jackson's office waited two weeks to tell his constituents about his absence, spokesman Frank Watkins told the Tribune that the lack of disclosure was a "family request."

17 posted on 07/07/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Travis McGee
I'm sure if it were a Republican, the media wouldn't question his status, and would respect his privacy just as they are doing with Jesse Jackson Jr.

(Yes, I'm being sarcastic.)

18 posted on 07/07/2012 6:12:16 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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raise legitimate questions about his ability to represent his district...


If you are white don’t worry about his ability to represent you.......HE DOESN’T!


19 posted on 07/07/2012 6:14:30 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How much is Obama paying him to step aside? Who is he running against in November? What committee was he on? More importantly, what did he do to Valerie Jarrett?


20 posted on 07/07/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Travis McGee

JJ Jr said off the record: Cocaine is a hell of a drug.


21 posted on 07/07/2012 6:25:02 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Travis McGee

Triple J is suffering from Triple B Disease: Blondes, Budweiser, and Blago. It may be rooted in BS: Barack’s Seat.


22 posted on 07/07/2012 6:25:54 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Travis McGee
"...he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time."

Physical: (Read falls down creating injuries due to drinking booze everyday.)

Emotional: (Read: constant uppers and downers from using various drugs.)

Funny how certain media buzz words are taking on truthful definitions these days.

23 posted on 07/07/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Travis McGee

Wonder if the sons of prominent Democrats get a special discount at the rehab hospitals....


24 posted on 07/07/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Travis McGee
It's RACIST to inquire about the well-being of Jesse Jr, or for that matter, any ‘person of color,’
25 posted on 07/07/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Travis McGee

Well, I suppose that you can only put so much coke up your nose...


26 posted on 07/07/2012 6:51:19 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: Travis McGee

I see this as an opportunity for us to pickup another seat in the House!


27 posted on 07/07/2012 6:56:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Travis McGee

If Jackson is now suffering from a psychotic illness, his advisors should investigate the possibility that someone might have put something into his drink.


28 posted on 07/07/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Travis McGee
So, what form of dope is he addicted to?...........
29 posted on 07/07/2012 7:01:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: All

30 posted on 07/07/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: reasonisfaith

Or into his drugs.


31 posted on 07/07/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Travis McGee
maybe struggling to come out of the closet...
32 posted on 07/07/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee
Jackson is demon possessed!!!The rest of the filthy cheating liars will one day have the same problem with the demons trying to come out..it will be to late and all will be together in hell..

My question is who is sitting in his chair and voting for him..He should be kicked out of the congress and have another election to get a new person in his place,this time do it legally..

33 posted on 07/07/2012 7:08:10 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Travis McGee
Jackson is demon possessed!!!The rest of the filthy cheating liars will one day have the same problem with the demons trying to come out..it will be to late and all will be together in hell..

My question is who is sitting in his chair and voting for him..He should be kicked out of the congress and have another election to get a new person in his place,this time do it legally..

34 posted on 07/07/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Travis McGee

I figure he’s far from Chicago on a Caribbean island making it with the local talent


35 posted on 07/07/2012 7:10:45 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: nascarnation
Hot blondes... Daddy's money...

The Jackson boys don't want no black... Er...

36 posted on 07/07/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Jackson is finally realizing why they call it DOPE.


37 posted on 07/07/2012 7:26:20 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: relictele

I can diagnose him in a moment: He is crazy as a s***house rat, so’s his old man. Please send the exam payment me.


38 posted on 07/07/2012 7:57:46 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Travis McGee

Traditionally, when a PR spokesperson claims that their client is being treated for “exhaustion,” it means that they are withdrawing from cocaine and/or heroin.


39 posted on 07/07/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Travis McGee

Translation: Mr. Jackson will be medically unavailable to face any criminal charges—EVER.


40 posted on 07/07/2012 8:40:58 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Travis McGee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWsJcg-g1pg


41 posted on 07/07/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Travis McGee; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; PhilCollins
>> But the congressman’s family owes the people who have supported Jackson, the voters, more detail. <<

Huh? This reminds me of that silly thread saying freepers should "apologize" for Obama's rude behavior towards British PM Gordon Brown -- AFTER Brown was the one who WANTED us to elect him in the first place.

Why would JJJ "owe" an explanation to the people who supported him? They've made it abundantly clear in the last few election cycles that they will ALWAYS support him no matter what he does in office. He's just giving them what they voted for. Maybe the REST of us who AREN'T brain dead and actually care about a politician's record and ethics "deserve to know", but I have no problem at all with Jesse pulling a fast one on the idiots who continually re-elect him. They wanted him, they deserve him. I couldn't be more pleased that IL-2 has no "voice" in Washington right now. Elections have consequences and they knew what they were getting.

42 posted on 07/07/2012 12:13:28 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: matginzac
shake-down artist who wears $3000 Brioni suits while

There is no such thing as a $3,000.00 suit, there are just idiots willing to pay that much for something that could be bought in Hong Kong for a hundred bucks.

43 posted on 07/07/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: itsahoot

Well, however you look at it, the man is a charlatan...
And you had to post that to make what point?


44 posted on 07/07/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Travis McGee

Yes, it’s likely illegal money or illegal drugs.


45 posted on 07/07/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: matginzac
And you had to post that to make what point?

We have idiots that pay $3,00.00 for a suit and people that don't get the point of sarcasm. It was not aimed at you.

46 posted on 07/08/2012 1:01:11 AM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: itsahoot

I didn’t think it was aimed at me...
But I think you meant your comment to be “ironic” not “sarcastic”...
The irony being that Jesse Sr buys these over-priced suits and tells us he’s the voice of poor black folks...
Just trying to figure it out (I have lots of time on my hands - it’s 104 outside right now).


47 posted on 07/08/2012 8:44:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac
Just trying to figure it out (I have lots of time on my hands - it’s 104 outside right now).

I understand, getting old ain't for sissies, I am in a much more moderate climate than you I suppose, rarely tops 90 degrees, but yesterday was one of those days.

Politicians like CEOs and trust fund Billionaires, demand the good life., and they get it.

48 posted on 07/08/2012 9:09:59 AM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: itsahoot

Who said I’m getting old?
It’s bleeding’ hot outside, that’s all....sheesh!


49 posted on 07/08/2012 4:49:48 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac
Who said I’m getting old? It’s bleeding’ hot outside, that’s all....sheesh!

Too bad I guess, if you were old you would probably have to put on a sweater.</Just Kiddin>

50 posted on 07/08/2012 6:46:07 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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