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Why African-American Voters
Still Support Jesse Jackson Jr.

Daily Beast, by Allison Samuels

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/20/2012 5:38:24 AM

As many wait to see whether Jesse Jackson Jr. will agree to a plea deal in the investigation of allegations that he misused campaign funds—and as Jackson himself reportedly awaits news on whether he’ll get disability pay if he indeed does resign—an even larger question looms for the voters of Jackson’s 2nd congressional district in Illinois. Where do they go from here? Jackson was elected to his 10th term in Congress last week, even as he struggled with health issues and an ongoing ethics investigation. Though he didn’t campaign for reelection as he was receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: geo11, 11/20/2012 5:52:01 AM     (No. 9024790)

African Americans continue to support Jesse Jackson Jr, because of his great intellect and high moral principles.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 11/20/2012 5:53:06 AM     (No. 9024791)

Choice of two words:
1) Free Stuff
2) Skin Color...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/20/2012 5:59:21 AM     (No. 9024794)

As Jack said, "You can´t handle the truth". If we spoke freely here about the answer to this question we would be called all sorts of ugly names.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/20/2012 5:59:52 AM     (No. 9024795)

Black people don´t make moral judgments on other black people,it´s really that simile.Another convicted crook from a Chicago district got reelected also and of course Obama won the big prie despite being the most corrupt president in modern times.Obama screwed poor people out of billions by giving it to his big donor white supporters but they didn´t see that.

Of course you have Jackson jr. supporters out of loyalty for what the old man did for the "movement".

Why isn´t Jackson´s wife being prosecuted when she had to be the one picking out the new curtains and furniture?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/20/2012 6:07:59 AM     (No. 9024798)

Because he makes them feel entitled while robbing liquor stores and selling drugs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/20/2012 6:10:41 AM     (No. 9024801)

Because they´re ignorant fools?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/20/2012 6:15:26 AM     (No. 9024804)

There is a difference between trying not to judge others for their misdeeds and electing a mentally ill felon as your representative in Washington, a distinction that obviously millions of voters don´t get. In the meantime, the permanent victim mentality of the black race lives on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: provide, 11/20/2012 6:30:25 AM     (No. 9024822)

It boils down to the 19th century literature and early 20th century music "trickster" myth. This rascal uses wiles against others for personal gain like Joel Chandler´s Brer Rabbit. Great fun for those who fail to see that the trickster has his hand in the African American pocket too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/20/2012 6:36:03 AM     (No. 9024831)

They are racist.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/20/2012 6:41:28 AM     (No. 9024840)

Because african american voters are some of the most racist people in this country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/20/2012 6:44:06 AM     (No. 9024845)

The trickster motif goes back way before Joel Chandler Harris. The wily servant in Jacobean drama, for example. JJJr isn´t even a good example of the type.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/20/2012 6:45:06 AM     (No. 9024846)

Tribal loyalty is intense.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 6ironejd, 11/20/2012 6:46:42 AM     (No. 9024851)

Great responses.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/20/2012 6:50:58 AM     (No. 9024856)

3 words: Obama Phone Lady

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Reply 15 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/20/2012 6:54:58 AM     (No. 9024864)

Tribalism.
Because it has grown Africa into an economic and cultural paradise, why abandon it?
Plus, they stickin´ it to whitey....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/20/2012 6:56:57 AM     (No. 9024866)

Because he´s black. Duh!
They would support the devil himself if he were black.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/20/2012 7:01:56 AM     (No. 9024871)

Perhaps a minor point, but...Mike Tyson did not rape that young woman.
He was a judge at a black beauty pageant, and made it clear to all of the contestants that he was interested in having sex with one of them that evening. And in the wee hours of the morning, he sent his limo to pick up the alleged victim, to deliver her to his hotel.
She went to his room, they watched a movie, and afterwards, she testified that she went to the bathroom, removed her panty liner, and went back to the bed. Tyson asked her if she wanted to be on the top or the bottom.
She said, ´top´ and did so, they had coitus, and he sent her away, without escorting her downstairs and back to the limo. She was offended by that, and filed charges.
The state of Indiana hired a hot shot attorney to act as special prosecutor, and Mike Tyson was railroaded, even after testifying credibly.
Justice was not served in the case of Mike Tyson.
Please don´t compare the nutcase known as congressman jackson, who looted his campaign funds to fly his mistress (not merely a female friend) to and from D.C. for carnal pleasure, to Mike Tyson. And jackson spent an additional 40.000 dollars on a rolex for his mistress. She must have some unique talents...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/20/2012 7:05:41 AM     (No. 9024879)

Only if the candidate is Black AND a Democrat. .............if Black and Republican .......... forget it.

Remember when THREE states ........... including Pennsylvania had Black Rs running foe Governor ...... all lost . [in Phila zipped in some of the D Black wards].

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Judge, 11/20/2012 7:21:04 AM     (No. 9024895)

Its because they are stupid

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/20/2012 7:28:31 AM     (No. 9024908)

Scam artists on the make like Jesse sr and his crew should have been run out of town on a rail for the way they tried to exploit the death of MLK. MLK must be crying real tears because of the total corruption of his message by the Jacksons, Sharptons, etc. Shockingly, after all these decades, white people appreciate and grasp MLK´s message more than the voter base of Jackson.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/20/2012 7:36:03 AM     (No. 9024921)

What´s that adage about a canary in a coal mine? In many, many ways, they seem to be signaling the future of American society.

It ain´t good.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: The Architect, 11/20/2012 7:36:31 AM     (No. 9024924)

Because he is Black and they are racist.

Because he is a Democrat and therefore is willing to give them free stuff to buy their votes.

MLK must be spinning in his grave. What ever happened to judging a man "Not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character"?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wepeople, 11/20/2012 7:37:10 AM     (No. 9024925)

Look at Africa and all the greatness on display there. It is in the genes. South Africa was better than many European countries in its prime but liberals and communist blacks (Mandela) got the world media and opinion to help them slaughter the Dutch immigrants and other white farmers and now you have one of the most violent countries on the continent. Rhodesia was the bread basket of Africa & very prosperous but world opinion (liberals) crushed until this day white achievers and gave the world Mugabe and dispair. Now everyone is equally miserable. Coming to the USA on the fast track!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: beca, 11/20/2012 7:38:38 AM     (No. 9024927)

there are far too many jj jrs in office......why do people keep electing these incompetent fools....i think the responses have hit upon all the reasons...we´re not a smart nation anymore.....i am very discouraged by the lack of knowledge people have before they vote.............we cant keep spending money like this.....why would people put obama back in....he wont stop the spending......so it has to be free stuff......we´re lazy americans...i didnt work to support those who dont......period....

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/20/2012 7:52:18 AM     (No. 9024961)

Sadly, anyone paying attention to politics these days in the "Land of Lincoln," knows Congressman Highjackson, Jr. could have been apprehended for sticking up the Popeye´s Chicken & Biscuits location on North Clark Street yesterday, and still count on a 95% plus support level from his Chi-Town fan base this morning!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JAN, 11/20/2012 8:05:40 AM     (No. 9024997)

Is this a joke question?

He´s Marion Barry redux.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/20/2012 8:06:29 AM     (No. 9025000)

Right after the Civil War, white Northeast liberal carpetbaggers installed uneducated former slaves as governors and representatives of Southern States as punishment. This gave rise to the KKK.
Will history repeat itself?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/20/2012 8:19:05 AM     (No. 9025034)

#24, so what´s in the genes of Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Star Parker, Shelby Steele, Allen West, Janice Rogers Brown, Walter Williams, J.C. Watts, Deneen Borelli,
Alan Keyes, Herman Cain, etcetera, etcetera???

I suggest it´s nurture, not nature. If mankind were limited by its genes, America would never have arisen from the castaways, runaways, ne´er-do-wells, and dregs of the rest of the world.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/20/2012 8:30:53 AM     (No. 9025055)

#29, maybe it´s not what´s IN their(Sowell, Thomoas etc...) genes, but what is missing.

I have been having this argument: IF it is culture, how come Zimbabwe is become Detroit & vice versa? Maybe, just maybe it is genetic.
I feel horribly that the Uhhbama administration is making me question this.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/20/2012 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9025067)

You were there, 18? Cool.

Tyson admits to assaulting numerous women as proof he didn´t do so in the case you cite. If so, taking Tyson at his word, in a cosmic sense, he got off lucky.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/20/2012 8:43:28 AM     (No. 9025085)

#23 That has long ago morphed into, "How dare you question my character, look at the color of my skin".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: rustycfc, 11/20/2012 9:07:21 AM     (No. 9025160)

nothing new here, just a black supporting
another black. Yet the blacks are always calling raceism when things are not going there way. Call this raceism.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Grady, 11/20/2012 9:11:44 AM     (No. 9025174)

Because they hate White people more than they like themselves.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/20/2012 9:31:31 AM     (No. 9025212)

Because he is black, and possesses the same principles and values as they do.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/20/2012 10:43:28 AM     (No. 9025442)

Mike Madigan will meet with the various Revs and they will pick a black candidate for the special election. I don´t know who the white voters in that district will vote for but every single black voter will vote for the black candidate Madigan & Co have chosen for them.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: msjena, 11/20/2012 10:57:01 AM     (No. 9025489)

Illinois has gerrymandered the districts in such a way that every Republican seat won in 2010 was taken back by the Democrats in 2012. There are cases where far away Republican suburbs are connected by a thin line drawn for miles so that it connects into the city, where Democrats dominate. Jesse´s district is probably like that.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: John21, 11/20/2012 11:34:04 AM     (No. 9025578)

The answer is very simple, he is a Democrat and they live on the Democrat Plantation.

They have no clue what freedom is really like they only understand dependancy and handouts provided by the liberal DNC.
The liberals do not believe that a black person has the capabilities to survive and prosper on their own so they must be cared for like a slow (retarded) child.

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In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
Single-Parent Families

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Wall Street Journal, by David Maranto & Michael Crouch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 5:05:45 AM     Post Reply
Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can´t change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn´t some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science? Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent

USAID documents cite Hillary
Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

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Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
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In internal government documents with potential repercussions for the 2016 presidential election, top officials at the U.S. Agency for International Development repeatedly cited former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for setting into motion a policy to waive restrictions on who could receive U.S. aid in Afghanistan, resulting in millions of dollars in U.S. funds going directly into the coffers of Afghan ministries known to be rife with corruption. References to Mrs. Clinton’s role in the policy first appeared in a November 2012 USAID action memo, which outlined how U.S. officials made a “strategic foreign-assistance

The Incredibly Stupid War on
the Common Core

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Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/21/2014 7:22:12 AM     Post Reply
An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades. Like Rocky in the early rounds, the new Common Core math and reading standards are being pummeled left and right. From the left: Education icon Diane Ravitch says the Common Core represents a “utilitarian view of education” that is too focused on testing, data, and accountability. From the right, “ObamaCore” is denounced as federal intrusion. Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke calls it “an effort to impose a uniform, standardized curriculum across the country.” From the further right, the always

Bernardine Dohrn´s Nomination For
The First Circuit Court of Appeals

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Townhall, by Hank Adler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 1:18:39 PM     Post Reply
What are the chances that Bernardine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayres, and a principal signatory on the Weather Underground´s "Declaration of a State of War" in May 1970 could be appointed as a judge in a Federal Court? Dohrn graduated with honors with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and subsequently graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. Until August 2013, she was a clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. Bernardine Dohrn´s resume is almost as appealing as the President´s resume when he was elected to the presidency.


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