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  1. #1 Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress 
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    CHICAGO (CBS) – Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

    He notified staff, supporters and some lawmakers this afternoon. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder this summer.

    His resignation letter has been sent to House Speaker John Boehner.
    “My health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the House of Representatives,” Jackson wrote. “Therefore, it is with great regret that I resign as a member of the United States House of Representatives, effective today, in order to focus on restoring my health.”

    CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the decision was made this week, jointly by the Jackson family, with the congressman’s father, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., presiding – as with all major Jackson family decisions.

    No one would say where Congressman Jackson was on Wednesday, but given the family’s longstanding traditions, it’s likely he’s in Chicago, with the family for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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    He couldn’t stop crying, so he couldn’t give a press conference,” according to a source close to Jackson. “First, he is not well. He is up and down. When he’s up, he can talk but he breaks down that’s why he couldn’t conduct the press conference.”
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    He could have done this before the election but he waited until he was re-elected and now the governor can give his seat away to whomever he wants(read that a black Democrat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    He could have done this before the election but he waited until he was re-elected and now the governor can give his seat away to whomever he wants(read that a black Democrat).
    A party that believes in total control of the people by the government could care less if a congressman is democratically elected. Their entire mission is to decide for us who and what we need.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    You won't like his replacement.
    You won't like the person elected next time around.
    It's the downside of democracy as we now know it: large numbers of idiots concentrated in one area get to elect Marco Rubio to Congress.
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    Novaheart almost got one right! But in the end he screwed it up.

    But. I had a friend once who was that badly depressed. Friend couldn't go out in public because he didn't know when he would break down in tears. It was awful for him. It could fake it for short periods of time, but not for long.
    I wouldn't like Jackson even if I knew him because of his brand of politics. But I really feel for anyone who goes through that degree of depression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You won't like his replacement.
    You won't like the person elected next time around.
    It's the downside of democracy as we now know it: large numbers of idiots concentrated in one area get to elect Jackson, Jr. to Congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You won't like his replacement.
    You won't like the person elected next time around.
    It's the downside of democracy as we now know it: large numbers of idiots concentrated in one area get to elect Barack Obama to Congress.
    Yeah let me add a correction in there for you too.

    The Son of Sloganmaster got elected without ever campaigning. He's hiding in a mental hospital to avoid being arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    He could have done this before the election but he waited until he was re-elected and now the governor can give his seat away to whomever he wants(read that a black Democrat).
    Do you think that the Negroes Against All Conservative Politicians would allow anyone else to replace him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You won't like his replacement.
    You won't like the person elected next time around.
    It's the downside of democracy as we now know it: large numbers of idiots concentrated in one area get to elect Barack Obama for President.
    Fixed it even further for you Nova.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Fixed it even further for you Nova.
    We should expect Obama to support amnesty and open borders. If the darling of the GOP also supports amnesty and open borders, then what choice is there really?
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