Barely two weeks ago, voters awarded U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. another term, despite serious doubts about whether he´d be able to serve. They didn´t have to wait long for an answer. On Wednesday, Jackson saluted that "unwavering support" in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner announcing his resignation from Congress. Though Jackson said he was stepping down "in order to focus on restoring my health," it´s clear the decision was freighted by both medical and legal concerns. Absent since June, he´s being treated for bipolar disorder. His letter reveals that doctors at the Mayo Clinic had advised against his attempts
Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe that his physicians would tell a person with depression/bipolar disorder to quit his job? Usually, the opposite is the case. Woring helps to focus one´s mind and establish priorities. If he chose to use campaign funds to buy his (white) girlfriend a $40,000 Rolex while he was working, what will he do, sitting at home, unemployed? (He took two different degrees in divinity/theology, but was never ordained. And he took a law degree but never took the bar exam.)
Democrats are stupid. They truly are. They probably weren´t even aware that he was stealing from them. Chicago is a gangster city. I would not even travel through the city, let alone live there. Nothing but hanger on people with no ambition and little respect for themselves.
I wonder if this was his original campaign slogan:
I never stole anything in my life--all I need is a chance.
Well, he got the chance and took it so now we have an unprincipled thief in office and a minority electorate that looks the other way. Splendid. Is it any wonder that they elect such grifters--they are a reflection of their leaders.
A corrupted people will demand a corrupt government. Just a little investigative reporting in Chicago would have exposed Jackson and his kind (Obama) decades ago. The ignorant and the gullible and the racists rule in these minority districts where the people demand to be victims of their own stupidity.
Take a good look at Chicago government. It is our future.
I don´t buy the argument that people vote for people who "give them free stuff." Chicago voters are mindless robots who vote for a "name" period. It doesn´t matter if the politician has not been doing his job for months. He has indictments up the wazoo. He hasn´t given them squat. The same could be said about Obama.
The Machine, and the people in his district knew what he was...they voted for him anyway. He´s only in trouble now because he angered his Party superiors and they withdrew their protection and threw him to the Feds.
This amazes me to no end. I know that when it come to corrupt liberal it shouldn´t but it does. How does a lying, thieving smelly dish rag like JJJr win reelection without being anywhere near his district but a good and honorable man like LtCol Allen West can be defeated. It is beyond ridiculous. Just like the fact that he is "resigning due to his "health". Yeah right. This spawn of one of the biggest frauds on the planet has seen the writing on the wall and is getting while the gettings good. Some people know how to play the corrupt Chicago political game ie Odummer, The Daleys, and Dead Fish Emmanuel. While others do not ie Mosley- Braun, Blago and now this pile of dog sweeze. May he go far away and please take your papa with you.
It occurs that it isn´t just about race with these constituancies. Parasitic destruction must play a big part in the rise of characters like Kwame and Cheeks Kilpatric, Marion Barry, Maxine Waters, Mel Reynolds, etc.
Bringing the rest of America down to a level they could never above is a lot more satisfying than watching people with superior wit and effort continue to prosper.
The Mayo Clinic does not release ANYTHING related to a patient´s health to the press. Anything your reading about JJJR´s "health" has been written by JJJR (and his staff/lawyers). While I have no doubt JJJR is crazy, we have only his word that he has bipolar disorder. We have only his word that he visited the Mayo Clinic, and only his word about what they advised him.
My take, he´s up to his eyeballs in legal trouble and he´s trying to somehow claim a mental health issue made him do it...his Daddy must be so proud of him.
Don´t give me this stuff about misuse of campaign funds. If he needs a made up disease to get him out of this instead of just his blackness, they´ve got something far more serious than the purchase of some drapes. His old man has been living on laundered campaign funds for years.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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