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Jackson Jr.´s downfall tied
to objects, not power

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/16/2013 4:13:14 PM

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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 2/16/2013 4:20:47 PM     (No. 9180508)

If his Rolex was gold-plated, I assume he bought it on the South Side from a brother in a bow tie also selling bean pies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/16/2013 4:25:48 PM     (No. 9180512)

Oh....it´s okay then, right AzzPress?

The rehabilitation begins.

That didn´t take long did it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/16/2013 4:31:19 PM     (No. 9180517)

Just like those who voted him into office: easily distracted by shiny objects.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rmsimms, 2/16/2013 4:35:18 PM     (No. 9180523)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/16/2013 4:39:52 PM     (No. 9180537)

It´s not like he was corrupt, or anything.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wyspen, 2/16/2013 4:48:28 PM     (No. 9180552)

Chips don´t fall far from the tree.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/16/2013 4:49:03 PM     (No. 9180553)

"Downfall tied to ego". There, I corrected it.

Objects= Materialistic things=Ego=Power.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/16/2013 4:53:58 PM     (No. 9180566)

His career is far from over. This is nothing but a speed bump. He will do some time, be released, run for office again and be elected. It has happened before. It will happen again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/16/2013 5:09:04 PM     (No. 9180593)

I don´t give a crum what it is tied to. Put the rat in jail.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/16/2013 5:09:51 PM     (No. 9180595)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: georgia peach, 2/16/2013 5:12:11 PM     (No. 9180602)

This is just about bling and the Bill´s perjury was just about sex...nothing to see...
what else has he done that we will never know about ?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: georgia peach, 2/16/2013 5:13:40 PM     (No. 9180603)

This article is nonsensical and sad...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/16/2013 5:17:26 PM     (No. 9180609)

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.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Scramus, 2/16/2013 5:37:37 PM     (No. 9180627)

Frank Zappa could sing ´You been cheatin´ and ´Oh, you naughty Democrat´ to Jesse Jackson the original Rhymin´ Man. Same ole same ole.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/16/2013 5:56:45 PM     (No. 9180646)

How much common sense do you need to say crook?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JimS, 2/16/2013 6:15:34 PM     (No. 9180681)

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?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: yo-yo, 2/16/2013 6:44:23 PM     (No. 9180715)

#1 & #13
It was a platinum Rolex so he paid extra to have it gold-plated. He got confused and thought platinum and aluminum were the same thing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 2/16/2013 7:02:18 PM     (No. 9180732)

This is reduced charges for being caught and having his bagman testifying about ...buying a Senate seat

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Reply 19 - Posted by: uno, 2/16/2013 7:55:19 PM     (No. 9180768)

Triple J´s downfall is tied to stupidity, greed, an inbred sense of entitlement and untouchability due to Daddy´s teflon!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/16/2013 8:16:03 PM     (No. 9180779)

He was just spending other peoples money. The trademark of a good dem.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: realrep, 2/16/2013 8:54:12 PM     (No. 9180806)

I predict that there will be a book offer where JJJ will get a handsome advance. The book will be crummy but who cares.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Penney, 2/16/2013 9:06:11 PM     (No. 9180817)

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?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rmsimms, 2/16/2013 10:32:36 PM     (No. 9180848)

+1, #16....his downfall came when he forgot he was not the author of his own success and tried to reach for a role higher than that which was allotted him by his betters.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/16/2013 10:53:17 PM     (No. 9180859)

Too bad he did not have a father to emulate, Oh wait!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: REXHANDSOM, 2/17/2013 1:32:03 AM     (No. 9180939)

could it be in the culture, at least for the last 85 years.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: olcap, 2/17/2013 7:46:32 AM     (No. 9181143)

All of them are crooks, this is just the latest criminal that got caught with the proverbial hand in the cookie jar.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/17/2013 9:33:52 AM     (No. 9181315)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: DARling, 2/17/2013 9:41:59 AM     (No. 9181338)

Objects are power in the black community. Back before blacks could buy houses in nice areas, they spent money on nice cars, jewelry and furs.

I think JJ Jr´s downfall started when he tried to pay a bribe for a senate seat. Tell me that´s not about power.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: LZK, 2/17/2013 9:46:08 AM     (No. 9181347)

jess jackson jr. has self/worth issues. When you need a Rolex that shines -- it says -- "Look at me"....

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/17/2013 10:09:27 AM     (No. 9181380)

#21 nails it about the book deal.

Junior is currently working with a functionally-literate ghost writer on an insider, tell-all book entitled, "My Daddy Is A Race Hustler."

The advance buzz makes it a likely #1 debuter on Amazon.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: maggie2u, 2/17/2013 10:14:27 AM     (No. 9181391)

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.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Arby, 2/17/2013 10:41:10 AM     (No. 9181437)

The acorn doesn´t fall very far from the tree.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: vwlarry, 2/17/2013 10:46:32 AM     (No. 9181455)

The road apple doesn´t fall far from the horse´s keester.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 2/17/2013 11:04:09 AM     (No. 9181497)

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!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 2/17/2013 12:10:02 PM     (No. 9181597)

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!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jackburton, 2/17/2013 12:44:01 PM     (No. 9181646)

With all respect, #6, that´s "The chips don´t fall far from the cow."

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Reply 37 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/17/2013 12:52:47 PM     (No. 9181652)

No need for the NAACP, #35. Zippy will pardon him.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/17/2013 1:23:47 PM     (No. 9181694)

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.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/17/2013 1:45:05 PM     (No. 9181728)

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.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2013 3:10:50 PM     (No. 9181811)

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.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/17/2013 5:28:25 PM     (No. 9181974)

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.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: steveracer, 2/17/2013 6:44:57 PM     (No. 9182071)

Maybe it was tied to something more simpler. A father son relationship. Maybe the father and the son didn´t talk to each other.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/17/2013 8:35:53 PM     (No. 9182164)

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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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before. Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances. He has appeared on TV news shows 12 times in the past six months. That’s essentially on pace with Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who led all national politicians last year with 26 appearances over 12 months. Romney has

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

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Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
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“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in

For Dems, a problem with seniors
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The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
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Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this
school lunch´: Students sick of smaller,
healthier portions take to social media
to rail against First Lady´s pet project

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
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American public school students sick of the smaller portions and healthier offerings they get at lunch thanks to Michelle Obama´s anti-obesity initiatives are sounding off on social media. Just a month after school lunch participation saw the steepest drop on record following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, students tired of going home hungry are making sure the first lady knows why. ´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch,´ tweeted one angry student. [Snip] The extremely negative reviews have over a million kids refusing to eat the offerings, an ironic result for legislation meant to combat

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

7M enrolled doesn´t guarantee
health law´s success

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Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar    Original Article
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WASHINGTON- Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama´s health care law, but that doesn´t guarantee success for the country´s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling an enrollment process that was advertised as customer-friendly but turned out to be an ordeal. "They have demonstrated the law can work, but we are a ways off from being able to judge its success," said Larry Levitt, an expert on health insurance markets

The president takes the low road
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Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
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The president gave two speeches this week, one in the Rose Garden to talk about Obamacare and one in Ann Arbor, Mich., to push minimum wage increases. What did we learn? We learned that President Obama is most comfortable in campaign mode, and his campaigning has gotten downright ugly. His Rose Garden speech was a typical self-congratulatory moment for supposedly hitting 7.1 million Obamacare sign-ups — although we know that once again, the White House is ignoring some inconvenient truths. We also learned that the president was vain enough to asked the networks to cover his speech in prime time, but


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