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Wife of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. calls his depression debilitating, says he collapsed
StarTribune.com ^ | 8/4/12 | AP

Posted on 08/04/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from debilitating depression and even collapsed at his home in Washington two months ago, his wife said in an interview published Saturday that revealed new details about his secretive leave of absence.

Sandi Jackson, who is a Chicago City Council member, told the Chicago Sun-Times that contrary to rumors, her husband did not try to kill himself and was not being treated for alcohol or drug addiction.

"No, no, none of that is true," she said.

The Chicago Democrat and son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been off the job for nearly eight weeks. Throughout that time, his office has released little information, and only revealed his whereabouts a week ago, when Jackson was transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: depression; jackson; jessejacksonjr; jjj; jjjr; mayo; sandijackson
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He's done.
1 posted on 08/04/2012 4:26:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Damn! He must have wanted Barry’s Senate seat BAD!


2 posted on 08/04/2012 4:28:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Depression is a very hard thing to deal with. Whatever his politics are makes no difference. I hope he gets well soon.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 4:30:13 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It is really hard for the children in a family that have been handed everything. Jr. needs to get over it.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 4:32:47 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, he took something pretty hard.

What can I say? I didn’t know the man.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Preparing an insanity defense.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:56 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: gunsequalfreedom

With you on this one. Clinical depression that severe takes a long time to recover from and is a living hell. And even when he’s relatively stable again, he’s going to have to very careful, doesn’t take much to run out of gas and relapse again. It’s simply not something to wish on anyone, regardless of their politics.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yeah, depression is bad. But is that the real story or the cover story? Is he depressed because he was about to be indicted?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He collapsed... like a bunch... of broccoli!!" -Dr. Frahnkensteen

9 posted on 08/04/2012 4:35:47 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Damn! He must have wanted Barry’s Senate seat BAD!

OR, anything to get out of going to court.
"I can't make it today, judge. I'm sick."

10 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:31 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Let’s see now.

He collapses in DC

Is said to be in some sort of facility in Arizona

Then all of a sudden, he is in Mayo Minnesota.

Something is just not right about this sequence, nothing. For all we know he might be at Mayo Jacksonville. But then again as racially biased the whole clan is (no pun intended), why would they have anything to do with the color of mayo?


11 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:39 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo


"I need a drink...and make it a double."


12 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:39 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Either he:

1. OD'd, or
2. Was poisoned to make room for another Chicago pol.

Not many other choices. I don't believe this "debilitating depression" stuff.

In any case, he should resign from office.

13 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; All

Having red ‘Shakedown’ by Robert Timmerman years ago. It’s heartening to know that Jesse Jr. will never be 1/10th the race baiting hustler, extortionist, shake down artist and thief that his daddy was in his prime.

If Jesse Jr. ever gets out of re-hab. The best he can hope for is Ward Healer or ACORN front man.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 4:39:29 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What ever it is I hope that the recovery is LONG and painful, The same should inflict that slimy father of his..


15 posted on 08/04/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: mazda77
Hey! That's Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
16 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Honestly...most congress critters are f&$*%ng nuts, but Jesse is more so.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 4:45:03 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: mongo141

Maybe that long recovery will be in a Federal Pen.


18 posted on 08/04/2012 4:45:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Spunky

Every Mayo is a Clinic. The people I know who work at the one here call it Mayo Jax.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 4:47:24 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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WE really don't care Mrs. Jackson..

you are now head of household and it is time to make him see that he RESIGNS immediately.. I'm sure your in laws can help your family financially to survive..

JJ JR. RESIGN FOR THE GOOD OF CHICAGO, ILL.

20 posted on 08/04/2012 4:54:06 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yeah, depression is bad. But is that the real story or the cover story? Is he depressed because he was about to be indicted?

And all that whoring around will really get you “depressed” when your wife finds out about it!


21 posted on 08/04/2012 4:54:06 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: mongo141

IF that’s really his father.


22 posted on 08/04/2012 4:54:53 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Translation: Cocaine is a helluva drug.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: mazda77

Can one really believe this family? or anyone in the Democrat Party for that matter...

Look at our current White House...
they are full of tax cheats and liars.


24 posted on 08/04/2012 4:56:58 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All that racialist lying takes its toll.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 4:57:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No, no, no - he simply had a “mood disorder”. I think the medical term is “liberalism”.


26 posted on 08/04/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
He's been done from the day he was born to the Reverend Jackass. The question is: Is he going to get a standing O from the Dems when he returns to Congress like Gabby Giffords? Is he still running for his seat? I would think who ever is going after his seat would have easy pickens. Oh wait, I'll bet he's running unopposed isn't he?

I still think this story is all made up. I'll bet he did try and off himself and now the coverup is in full swing. He's worried about the indictment that may come his way. He might have a conscience and he feels guilty?

27 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No, no, no, ‘e’s pinin’ for the fjords!


28 posted on 08/04/2012 5:03:52 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Toast. Medical retirement ?
Watchout JJ. Those anti-depressent drugs are bad medicine. You might snap for real.

I wonder if he was told to lay low and drop out.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by csvset
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; All

His ‘Depression’ is caused by About-To-Be-Indicted-itis.

It can be a very debilitating disease, especially among Chicago Democrats.


30 posted on 08/04/2012 5:06:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I just as depressed and debilitated, my depression started on January 20, 2009.


31 posted on 08/04/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: tcrlaf

Yep. His conviction could bring down a lot of big people. He is being kept out of sight.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

"Whatch'you mean, I don't get the Senate seat? Do you know who my daddy be?? DO YOU KNOW WHO MY DADDY BE?????"

33 posted on 08/04/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Go to a Chick-fil-A drive through and get it over with.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 5:15:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: tcrlaf
he'll feel better AFTER the presidential pardon in a few months
35 posted on 08/04/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: backwoods-engineer
It's Bull - $hit, all of it, an act. From the rest of the article -

The timing of Jackson's medical leave has raised questions, in part because Jackson is facing an ethics investigation in the U.S. House connected to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Jackson was involved in discussions about raising money for Blagojevich's campaign in exchange for the then-governor appointing him to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.

He's been busted wearing daddys shoes, doing the jackson shake down. Must be on tape.
Dirty and going to the house. C ya in 5 clown

36 posted on 08/04/2012 5:17:35 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"No, no, none of that is true," she said.

Oh yeah... I believe her, uh-huh.
LMBO!

37 posted on 08/04/2012 5:20:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Jesse Jackson Jr.

"...but ya doesn't hafta call me 'Jackson'."

38 posted on 08/04/2012 5:22:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

His primary fund-raiser was indicted a few days before Jackson ‘disappeared’, for fraud and Bribery, and his name has come up in connection with Chicago Bears busted Drug Dealer to Chicago’s elite, Sam Hurd.


39 posted on 08/04/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He collapsed when his MONEY GUY GOT INDICTED!!!!


40 posted on 08/04/2012 5:34:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

DONE???? HAHAHAHAHAHAhAH!! He’s a BLACK DEMOCRAT....they are NEVER DONE!!! They can get someone KILLED and they get their own show on MSNBC!


41 posted on 08/04/2012 5:35:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I always thought he looked like Muhammed Ali more than JJ Sr.


42 posted on 08/04/2012 5:38:04 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; a fool in paradise

The medical dictionary calls it the post-would-be-senatorial syndrome. Be wary of it if you’ve been born privileged. Some of the Kennedys suffer from it.


43 posted on 08/04/2012 5:41:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

....How can this be Bush’s fault???


44 posted on 08/04/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Translation: The indictment is awaiting signature.


45 posted on 08/04/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: South40
Some of this depression cover story could be true. I read that he had what I presume is gastric bypass surgery some years ago. Although absolutely necessary at times, any surgery to deflect or rearrange the natural path of organs or vasculature causes depression, and the surgeons know this. That's why they put the patients on antidepressants immediately after cardiac or gastric bypass surgery. It's a given. Combined with his lefty liberal mindset, his Chicago crooked ways, and his radical relatives, he could have been on a whole chemical stew of mood elevators and downers. That stew can make you suicidal and/or can kill you. His lifestyle can lead one to conclude that he probably did mix his pharmacopoeia with cocaine or alcohol and arrived at this crisis two months ago. He most definitely did collapse two months ago, and was probably near death. The question remains whether he did it accidentally or on purpose. His wife and relatives will only remember what is convenient.

JJJ is doing this all for naught, b/c voluntary intoxication is not a justifiable defense to any intentional crime. BUT, and it's a big butt (LOL), JJJ is a Chicago politician. Nuff said.

46 posted on 08/04/2012 5:49:57 PM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The whole country is in a debilitating depression.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 5:53:11 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“He’s done. “

I’d probably collapse too if I were looking at jail time.


48 posted on 08/04/2012 6:32:42 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bmwcyle

He gets better care then obummer care.


49 posted on 08/04/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
This is all liberals talking - which means everything they are saying with regard to Jackson is almost certainly untrue.

It's probably just some sort of overdose ... drugs, or maybe "contrition"?

50 posted on 08/04/2012 6:41:49 PM PDT by The Duke
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