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Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson JUNIOR Resigns

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:14 pm

Fox reporting he has Resigned (two weeks after being re-elected). Cites Mental Health issues. Wonder what took him so long to figure that one out!

Anyway, he is gone. Not much more info at this time.

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I have been informed the was not really a Reverend (another Dem fallacy revealed). I have changed the posted title to "Rep."

2nd EDIT: Changed title to reflect "JUNIOR". Shows what I know about these guys.......LOL
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Re: Rev. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby RHenriksen » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:34 pm

I'd like to think of this as a good thing, but I fear that whoever is annointed to replace him will be just as bad, if not worse.
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Re: Rev. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby Heartland Patriot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:36 pm

And just think, he gets the Congressional pension for the rest of his life, IIRC. What a deal, huh? :mad5
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Re: Rev. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby i8godzilla » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:41 pm

Anyone know what the going rate for the seat is?
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Re: Rev. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby WildBill » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:53 pm

i8godzilla wrote:Anyone know what the going rate for the seat is?

Probably 5-10 ... years in the federal pen. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rev. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:04 pm

Heartland Patriot wrote:And just think, he gets the Congressional pension for the rest of his life, IIRC. What a deal, huh? :mad5

On the other hand, events might intervene to "shorten" his life.....
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:06 pm

Then his Family gets it? :banghead:

Don't really know how that works........ :oops:
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby C-dub » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:16 pm

IIRC, he said he was going to wait until he got his pension before resigning. Plus, if he did not run for re-election there was a chance that a Republican could win his seat. Not much of a chance, but a chance. This way, I think the Governor get's to name someone to take over his seat.
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:36 pm

Oh.......this should be good........
Another "Selling" of the seat auction?
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby KC5AV » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:36 pm

I just read that there is also a federal investigation against him. Maybe that will impact his pension.
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:05 pm

KC5AV wrote:I just read that there is also a federal investigation against him. Maybe that will impact his pension.


That's not possible! The AG is the same race as him and will not pursue anything! :shock:
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby Carry-a-Kimber » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:37 pm

C-dub wrote:IIRC, he said he was going to wait until he got his pension before resigning. Plus, if he did not run for re-election there was a chance that a Republican could win his seat. Not much of a chance, but a chance. This way, I think the Governor get's to name someone to take over his seat.

To get the pension, a congressman has to be either 62 years old, be 50 with 20 years of service, or any age with 25 years of service. Jackson wouldn't be able to draw a pension until 2015, now he has to wait until 2027.
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby 77346 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:42 pm

AEA wrote:That's not possible! The AG is the same race as him and will not pursue anything! :shock:


:iagree: that's not possible, but let's not play the race card... it's not because of that, but because they're cut from the same cloth.

In my opinion no Republican would have been elected in that district, but what he's done is very unethical...
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby AEA » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:02 pm

77346 wrote:
AEA wrote:That's not possible! The AG is the same race as him and will not pursue anything! :shock:


:iagree: that's not possible, but let's not play the race card... it's not because of that, but because they're cut from the same cloth.

In my opinion no Republican would have been elected in that district, but what he's done is very unethical...


77346 - I take offense to your post. Not because I am racist but because they play the race card all the time. That's the point I was making! If they can do it ALL THE TIME, it should be OK for me to do it ONCE! If, that is what I did.......... :roll:

Actually, I don't think I even played the race card........
I pointed out an association of race between two people. I said nothing bad about the race. I said I thought it was what Holder would NOT do. Nowhere did I put white against black or vis-a-vis..........

So did I play the race card?
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Re: Illinois Rep. Jesssie Jackson Resigns

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:05 pm

AEA wrote:
77346 wrote:
AEA wrote:That's not possible! The AG is the same race as him and will not pursue anything! :shock:


:iagree: that's not possible, but let's not play the race card... it's not because of that, but because they're cut from the same cloth.

In my opinion no Republican would have been elected in that district, but what he's done is very unethical...


77346 - I take offense to your post. Not because I am racist but because they play the race card all the time. That's the point I was making! If they can do it ALL THE TIME, it should be OK for me to do it ONCE!


:iagree: What goes around comes around. Everybody is racist, it's just a matter of degree and honesty.
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