Here is a perfect example of the crap that stupid people send to represent them. I am not sure why they do this, other than out of some bizarre notion that it either will upset white people or that these bad politicians will somehow reward them with free stuff. Really, how good can the guy be when he is sitting in a clinic and not in Congress:
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. - Sun Times
This kind of behavior in Democrat-majority parts is nothing new. Take DC's embrace of embarrassment Marion Barry, who continues to serve as a DC Councilmen despite problems with:
- Failure to file tax returns
- Ongoing Drug problems
- Insulting his constituents based on race - "We've got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I'll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too."'
Democrats do not punish such behavior. It almost appears that they reward it. It's not like they are replacing this flawed politicians with clean cut Democrats. Surely they are out there...
(Marion Barry smoking crack - 1990)
But instead we get losers like the ones above and others like fake Indian Elizabeth Warren.
Despite Jackson's problems, he still got 64% of the vote from his district.
UPDATE 10 November
Well sometimes the saying 'the higher you get the harder you fall' really fits. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. appears to be a step away from resigning from Congress because he has a date with jail.
Webb, the chairman of Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, has been the point person for Jackson in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.
The tentative deal includes:–Jackson resigning for health reasons.
- His pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds.
- The congressman’s repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use, such as home furnishings, improper travel or gifts.
At least some jail time would appear to be inevitable for Jackson, the son of civil-rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and spouse of Chicago 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson. - CBS Local
What do you call one corrupt Congressman headed to jail? A good start!