CHICAGO— For all the talk of Jesse Jackson Jr. aspiring to be a U.S. senator or mayor of the nation´s third-largest city, his career wasn´t ended by attempts to amass political power. Instead, it was the former congressman´s desire for flashy items — a gold-plated Rolex watch, furs and collectibles, such as Eddie Van Halen´s guitar. In a state where stop-at-nothing political ambition has been well documented — and often rewarded — the seemingly frivolous cause of Jackson´s undoing is seen by political observers and at least one former colleague as both nonsensical and sad.
Comments: [Don Babwin and Tammy Webber contributed]
Pure hogwash...JJJ´s outing over the affair, the bling, and the downfall of his wife are the direct results of his efforts to get a seat at the Big-Boy table, where he was most definitely not welcome. To the white limousine liberals that run Chicago, he is nothing but the son of one of the overseers of their vote plantation, a pawn that they secretly despised. One of the hired help daring to rise above his station was a intolerable insult...actually getting elected Mayor would be a lethal threat to their power, not to mention their rackets when JJJ began the process of Detroitifaction.
May he´ll tick off the wrong "brother" in the pen and he´ll leave in a body bag. But, my guess is he´ll never see the inside of the pen because that would make democrats look bad and we just don´t do that anymore.
His wife, serving on the Chicago city council, was earning nearly 100,000 dollars a year, and yet he tried to get her an appointent through Blago to the Illinois Lottery commission, which would have yielded her another 100,000 plus per year. And a 43,000 dollar rolex is not gold plated. It is solid gold, with a diamond bezel.
Rubbish. He was never qualified or sufficiently educated for the job, and hadn´t worked a real day in his life. He is an inTellectual lightweight who advanced because of Affirmative Action and his daddy´s name.
He was voted into office by a majority black district because he is black and was Jesse Jr.
He doesn´t have the work ethics or smarts to run a newstand. Ever hear him interviewed?
A thief is a thief. Each thief´s motive may differ but the fact remains, stealing is stealing, no matter why or who the perp. We are each EQUALLY responsible to the same rule of law. Lady Justice still wears the blindfold, eh? ...Or is that equal personal accountability part of the statist´s, ´´CHANGE,´´ agenda too?
What no Jackson Family Dynasty? Is this really the end of the road for one of the most corrupt individuals in American Politics in the last Century. Jessie JAAKSON SR. the apple did not fall far from the tree. You tried to teach little Jessie well and that Politics is all about lining your pockets, gaining power and support from the mob while selling it under the banner of civil rights. What a legacy Senior will leave behind.
I dont see why his career is ended. He´s black, he´s a democrat, he´s the son of a race hustler, he´s corrupt and he´s a married man with a girlfriend. For ´rats, these are resume enhancers. Why stop at being mayor or senator? All he needs now is to have terrorists for friends and he can become President.
We see this crap in Detroit all the time. We always here that the criminal was a good boy and would never ever hurt anyone or do anything wrong. We hear that the criminal made poor choices, never that he did it and is a law breaking criminal?
Poor Jesse Jr´s. bipolar condition is the blame. Blah, Blah, Blah!
How many think that he´ll ever serve any real time in prison/jail? A judge will decide IF he does serve! YeahRight! The socialist/racist NAACP will see to it that he doesn´t! And his wife needs to do some time also, not to mention SOME OTHERS in that circle of FIENDS!
Jesse Jr. is the product of a man that has spent his lifetime as an extortionist. Jesse Sr. would threaten a well know company with boycotts and other actions that would hurt the company if they didn´t contribute to his "Rainbow Coalition". And is was cheaper to pay him off than the fight him in court. And of course, all that money was tax free. And in all of it´s years of existance, the Rainbow Coalition has NEVER been audited.
So, Jesse Jr. has had a good teacher. And as for him going to jail/prison, ain´t going to happen. After all, he suffers from bipolarism and as such is going to have to have extinisive, expensive medical treatment for a few years. Bet on it.
What does it say that he was missing for something like 6 months and he still got elected? For both the Democrat voters and the Mainstream Media? They put a corrupt fool into office while the slot might have been filled someone working hard to get the government out of the way of the People.
This is a pathetic attempt to excuse Jackson´s criminality.
He does have a weakness for the finer things. A few years back, his home was the subject of a show on HGTV. He and Sandi wanted renovations done, and he sat in a very nicely appointed home office and discussed their requirements. The show ended with Jackson being told the renovations they wanted would cost about $250,000.
I guess some of the quest for money that is sending him to jail was to pay for the home renovations.
Boxer Bernard Hopkins is a frugal guy and would needle his extravagant opponents with lines like: You´ve got a Rolex; I´ve got a Timex; they have the same time fool. Poor Little Jesse. He got caught like Manon Lescaut.
Jackson´s downfall is tied to his over privileged entitlement affirmative action upbringing where he was taught that the rules don´t have to apply to him. Frankly I´m shocked that he even got prosecuted but since he did please put his grasping greedy felon of a wife in the next cell.
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