If you live in this district you deserve to be fleeced by the government.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Jesse Jackoff Jr. Wins his congressional district, with 65% of the vote, despite having not campaigned at all, and despite currently being in a mental institution....

    Oh yeah, he is also currently involved in plea deal negotiations for forthe felony of misusing campaign funds for personal use, like buying a 40k rolex watch.

    Are the people of Chicago really this fucking stupid? Talk about an ignorant electorate, this is beyond the fucking pale. They just elected a guy who is about to plead guilty to felony charges from a mental institution with 65% of the vote....

    Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea deal talks with feds, sources say

    Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds.

    “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic.

    Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds to decorate his Washington home — but also Sneed hears he may also have used campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch as a gift for a female friend.

    An heir apparent to the beneficence and largesse of the Jackson dynasty, Jackson has been immersed in a cloud of federal scrutiny for the past three years.

    In late 2008, Jackson, who desired the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became president, was also mentioned in connection with the “pay to play” sale of that Senate slot that led to the conviction of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jackson has always denied involvement and was never charged.

    “This has been an ongoing nightmare for the Jackson family, particularly his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, and the Reverend [his father, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.],” added the source, who is familiar with the campaign funds probe.

    The latest FBI inquiry into Jackson’s possible misuse of campaign funds began before Jackson went on medical leave in June.

    Disclosure of the new federal probe, conducted by the FBI’s Washington field office, was first reported by Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki last month.

    In 2008, after Blagojevich was arrested, millionaire businessman Raghuveer Nayak, a Dem political fundraiser, talked to the feds. Nayak told them he, at Jackson’s request, paid for two airline trips for the congressman’s “social acquaintance” — a woman named Giovana Huidobro, a Washington restaurant hostess.

    Huidobro subsequently told authorities she knew nothing of Jackson’s political dealings regarding the alleged sale of the Senate seat, but she said she flew to Chicago on several occasions for him and that Jackson sometimes reimbursed her for her travels.

    As the Sun-Times reported in 2010, it did not appear Jackson, who denied any deal to buy a Senate seat, ever reported the flights for Huidobro as a gift on his House financial-disclosure statement.

    In an exclusive interview in September 2010, Sandi Jackson told Sneed about her private anguish due to the “extramarital relationship” with the blonde nightclub hostess conducted by her husband — but they had decided to remain together and undergo marital counseling.

    Nayak, who owns multiple outpatient surgery centers, was indicted in June on fraud and tax offenses for allegedly bribing physicians for patient referrals.

    Jackson, meanwhile, is also facing a House ethics probe over his alleged involvement in the Blagojevich case.

    ◆ The buckshot: If Jackson, a 17-year veteran of Congress, opts to plead guilty to a federal felony — or goes to trial and is found guilty — he’d have to resign from the office he just won with a commanding 64 percent of the vote. A new election would then have to be called.

    According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last month, “attorneys for the lawmaker recently sought assurance from senior Justice Department officials to not seek an indictment before the November election.”

    The Justice Department officials “refused to make such a promise,” according to the article.

    Frank Watkins, a spokesman in Jackson’s congressional office, refused to comment on the potential plea deal.

  2. politicians are just a reflection of the citizens.

    garbage in garbage out.
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Too funny. :)
  4. Lucrum


    Incontrovertible evidence the former slaves should have never been given the vote.
  5. YES!

    Ever see the sit com, "Good Times", you remember JJ Walker & Co., well, take a stroll through any of the Chicago area projects, you'd think you were in that sitcom. Still even today. Look, these people have never worked, don't ever want to work, and their children, generations now have learned the same behavior from their parent.

    Tell me, have you ever been to a zoo?
    They feed the animals, house the animals, clean the animals, care for the animals, just like the welfare recipients in the projects. Only difference is the welfare animals get to run freely thorugh the land.

  6. i think the cabrini green projects have been torn down but parts may still be up, not sure.


  7. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Ever seen what happens to the animals in the zoo when the zoo can no longer pay for the upkeep and the feeding? Again, tv and popcorn in a nice remote location will be a great place to be when this goes down. I'll be sure and sing the theme to "Good Times" as loud as I can when that happens.
  8. :D

    The GOP is going to spend the next four years running far far away from people like you, thank goodness.:)
  9. Lucrum


    Then they might as well just disband and join the demoraps.
  10. The more Obama fucked up his last term the more likely he would get re elected. It's a black thing. Marion Barry was a crack head and won. Rangel re elected, the mayor of detroit same thing.

    Not saying these guys are bad, just sayin, blacks do well in politics when they fuck up.
    #10     Nov 9, 2012