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    Source: Jackson Jr. Was Talked Out Of Resigning Before Election

    (CBS) – CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.

    CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the source — a longtime adviser who was involved in those discussions — said part of the reason Jackson reconsidered stepping down was the prospect of losing his federal health insurance just when he needed it most.

    Despite earlier statements that he was simply taking time off to rest and receive treatment for a bipolar disorder, insiders – including those who have spoken to him, like Congressman Danny Davis – said they believe there’s a very real possibility Jackson will never be ready to return to Congress.

    “I got the feeling that there was additional time needed,” Davis said of his conversations with Jackson.


    Davis said Jackson perhaps would need until after the inauguration, but even then his return to Capitol Hill wasn’t guaranteed.

    “By January, after the State of the Union address, when you get back down to serious business, … the congressman might have been in a position, at that point, to determine the extent to which he would be able to serve, or do something else.

    Jackson has been on a medical leave from Congress since June, while he’s undergone treatment for bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal issues. He’s also facing a Congressional ethics probe over his attempts to be appointed to now-President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, and is reportedly being investigated by federal prosecutors over possible misuse of campaign funds to redecorate his home. He’s reportedly been in discussions for a plea agreement with the feds.

    With the combination of legal and medical issues hanging over Jackson’s head, there has been speculation Jackson could decide to step down, rather than serve out the new term to which he was just elected.

    A highly placed Democratic Party source tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley a meeting by committeemen to prepare for a potential resignation by Jackson – and possibly back a replacement — could come as soon as next week.


    Cook County Clerk David Orr said, should the federal investigation be close to completion, authorities should remember that there are already local elections scheduled in several Cook County suburbs in February and April, which would make it easier to stage a special election for any Congressional vacancy at the same time.

    “The feds are smart. They understand taxpayers, they understand the issues. So all I’m saying is I want the people to understand that we do have existing dates for February and April, and if at all possible – if this happens, which we don’t know – it would be nice that we could save the taxpayers money,” Orr said.

    If a special election is necessary, the Chicago Board of Elections will be ready for it.

    Spokesman Jim Allen said, “If there were a to be a vacancy in office – whether it’s someone being appointed to a Cabinet position, or someone leaving under any other circumstances – we’re prepared for a special primary, and a special election in 2013.”

    In the end, it may not be the legal problems — which are the source of new rumors and reports nearly every day — but his mood swings and bouts with depression which keep Jackson from representing the voters who just re-elected him.

    As CBS 2 is reporting for the first time Thursday night, the congressman was actually prepared to resign before the election. Reconsidering that decision might simply have been delaying the inevitable.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...fore-election/

    I have so many problems with this.

    Why was he re-elected in the first place? Oh right, Chicago, Democrat is the only qualification.

    He's staying on to retain his healthcare? Oh the irony.

    He's basically making a decision to save himself some money on health insurance at the expense of the state to hold a special election. Meanwhile, he spends his campaign funds on his mistresses.

    Get him out. Anyone who voted for him should be embarrassed.

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    I dont know how or why youd be surprised.
    This kind of thing is happening all day in our congress.
    Do you think people run for office becasue they CARE?
    Its a sweet deal bro, and both parties soak it up

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    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given disability when he steps down.

    Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.

    His house on 72nd Street in Chicago is part of the federal government's investigation into allegations that Jackson Jr. misused campaign funds. Sources say Jackson allegedly spent $20,000 to renovate and buy furniture for the family's home in Chicago, not their 5-bedroom Victorian home in Washington D.C.

    The basement in the Chicago home has five televisions and a number of printers and copying machines, sources say. Most of the equipment was purchased in the mid-90's when Jackson was first elected, but because of flooding a couple of years ago, most, if not all, was replaced.

    Sources close to the family tell FOX 32's Darlene Hill that the congressman may be reporting the use of the space in the basement as his campaign headquarters.

    FOX 32 called the House Ethics Committee in D.C. and while they would not comment specifically on Jackson's case, the federal campaign finance law states, "a campaign committee may not rent space in the candidate's home."

    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the congressman's wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, is now being investigated because she is a consultant for Jackson's campaign operation and is paid monthly. Sources say that the alderman met with the Justice Department one time and was asked a couple of questions unrelated to any federal investigation involving her or her husband.

    A Rolex watch is also part of the case against the congressman. Our sources say that the federal agents want to know where Jackson got $42,000 to pay for the watch he purchased for the woman he was having an affair with.



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    The hits just keep on coming.

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    Yeah I have very little pity for this guy, Though it is clear that he has some serious problems with mental illness. He probably should have his bipolar disorder cared for, but I don't think ho should be getting much else.

    If the guy really does have a serious case of bipolar disorder (which is not as simple as some might think... it's often accompanied by a delusional disorder along the lines of schizophrenia... active paranoid hallucinations that kind of stuff) I don't think you can really hold his feet to the fire for decisions he made during that time, however it is clear that someone who does not have their condition properly controlled is not appropriate for representative government.
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    Our health care system very commonly results in sick people desperately trying to hold onto their jobs in order to maintain health insurance to treat their sickness. Whether it's AIDS, cancer of bipolar disorder, the problem is the same. It's a vicious and awful cycle that is terrible for employers, employees and for society as a whole. It's a brutal side-effect of our employment-based health care system. Thus it's a problem that is extremely rare in every other first-world country but ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    Yeah I have very little pity for this guy, Though it is clear that he has some serious problems with mental illness. He probably should have his bipolar disorder cared for, but I don't think ho should be getting much else.

    If the guy really does have a serious case of bipolar disorder (which is not as simple as some might think... it's often accompanied by a delusional disorder along the lines of schizophrenia... active paranoid hallucinations that kind of stuff) I don't think you can really hold his feet to the fire for decisions he made during that time, however it is clear that someone who does not have their condition properly controlled is not appropriate for representative government.
    He is faking his illness to avoid being charged with political crimes. Mismanaging funds. What is funny about it, his wife should had fake some mental illness, because they are looking into her use of campagin fund to decorate her house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WES445 View Post
    He is faking his illness to avoid being charged with political crimes. Mismanaging funds. What is funny about it, his wife should had fake some mental illness, because they are looking into her use of campagin fund to decorate her house.
    I love your evidence. It's such a compelling argument. Now why don't you go make up some more **** you know nothing about.

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    Couldn't JJJ have asked his rich dad for help with his medical bills?

    Just asking.

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    You mean the Romney Plan right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    I love your evidence. It's such a compelling argument. Now why don't you go make up some more **** you know nothing about.
    One, it came over WGN news the other day that his wife, who is employed in his election campagin, since he is supposely ill, is under investigation. DUH, pay attend to the new dude. Two, there has been allegations against Jesse Jr for quite awhile. The well-know incident was he offered the then governor Rod B. six million dollars for Obama's senate seat after he won the presidency the first time. Google Jessie Jr. scandals.

    If he was really worry about getting well, he would resign and begin the healing process. But, his desire to hang on to his power base without being presence to do his job or face allegations of misconduct, doesn't tell me he is serious about his suppose illness or show concern that his ward isn't getting the best representation they deserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WES445 View Post
    One, it came over WGN news the other day that his wife, who is employed in his election campagin, since he is supposely ill, is under investigation. DUH, pay attend to the new dude. Two, there has been allegations against Jesse Jr for quite awhile. The well-know incident was he offered the then governor Rod B. six million dollars for Obama's senate seat after he won the presidency the first time. Google Jessie Jr. scandals.

    If he was really worry about getting well, he would resign and begin the healing process. But, his desire to hang on to his power base without being presence to do his job or face allegations of misconduct, doesn't tell me he is serious about his suppose illness or show concern that his ward isn't getting the best representation they deserve.
    Again, you have evidence of his malingering? What I see here is that what you provide as evidence that he is faking a mental illness is that he is not acting as you (personally) would think a rational person would act in a similar situation. That is brilliant. He's faking being crazy cause he's not acting sane.
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    personally, I dont really see any value in the story.

    The Op provides the story like a gotcha angle regarding Ds, but its both sides all day long and it isnt isolated to politics.

    Its in the Mangagement class and the worker class, and the student class...its just life, every time a D gets caught slipping, the Rs scream " AHA!!!"

    Its kinda funny.
    When their leaders are caught with a mess of coke and a couple of hookers in a 2000 dollar vegas suite paid by the tax payers...its,That poor man, hes over worked and misunderstood, he just needs a good praying to and everything will be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    Again, you have evidence of his malingering? What I see here is that what you provide as evidence that he is faking a mental illness is that he is not acting as you (personally) would think a rational person would act in a similar situation. That is brilliant. He's faking being crazy cause he's not acting sane.
    Not brilliant, but following past incidents of politicans who had mental illness or major brain tramua. They all left offices and their family gather around them to help them get well. The burning spotlight of the political arena isn't a good place to be if you trying to get well. You can't deal with the stress of the offices. You can't make rational decision for the welfare of your ward, state or country. The one thing missing from the Jesse Jackson Jr. picture that has been in all the incidents of this type of aliment is where is his family? They all are carring on as before. His wife is running his offices, his father and mother aren't around him it seems. No one is speaking for him or seem to change their lifes to help him. There isn't a sense of ralling the family around a down family member that I have seen in the past. If you suffered a mental illness, your family would try to shelter you from the stress of the outside world, you would withdrawn from your job to focus on getting well. Hell, your wife might even quit her job to help you. People have done this for members who had a major illness. They don't want their family member to suffer alone, and focus all their energy on them getting well You don't see this with the Jackson clan. They are well off money wise, so it isn't like they have to work.

    None of his co-workers or fellow politicans havn't step up in his defense, it seems they are staying as far away from him as possible. Investigations are still on going. I hope you have caught up on the news of his wife's problems. She definitly is about business as normal. The Jesse Jacksons Jr's mental illness picture just don't look right to me, so I calling him on it.

    I admitt, I could be wrong, but I would bet doughnuts to dollars that it is a ploy. Criminal have use mental instable pretense before in the past, when facing criminal charges. It not about his rational or irrational actions, but of those around him and how these mental ill politicans had acted in the past.

    Google jesse jacksons jr scandals.
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    How is it Gabby Giffords could retire and not worry about losing her healthcare?

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    Im thinking something to do with blago

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