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Patrick Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression
SFGate.com ^ | 8/16/12 | Michelle R. Smith and Sophia Tareen - Associated Press

Posted on 08/16/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat.

Jackson has been on a secretive medical leave since June 10, when family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington. He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But neither his office nor family members have said much about his medical condition.

The visit from Kennedy — who has suffered with bipolar disorder and been treated at Mayo — gave one of the first outside glimpses of Jackson's health.

"I don't think people understand the depth of his depression. It's deep. He has a lot of work to continue to do to be able to learn how to treat this illness in the most effective way possible," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "Depression is a serious thing, and I'm glad that he's taking it seriously."

Kennedy also suggested Jackson had an initial reluctance to receive help for his illness.

The congressman's wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, issued a statement through spokesman Kevin Lampe about Kennedy's visit: "My husband is grateful for his friendship. He and Jesse have a long history in Congress together."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; deep; depression; disorders; jackson; jjj; mentalillness; patrickkennedy
Obama gets re-elected, We all gonna be in a 'Deep Depression'.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

That won’t stop him from running for his seat again. Nor will it stop him from winning 80% of the vote in his District.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Knowing that you’re a hell-bound sinner with a legion of demons looking to dine on your corrupted flesh will do that to a fella.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: NormsRevenge

...he’ll come out of the depression when he gets pardoned...getting caught buying a senate seat WILL put in a purple funk........


4 posted on 08/16/2012 6:51:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NormsRevenge

Forget Hillary. Jr. Is a perfect replacement for Biden.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama gets re-elected, We all gonna be in a ‘Deep Depression’.
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Yeah, but Bro. if Romney be gittin’ elected dey gonna be puttin’ all y’all in chains.....fo sho, dog!


6 posted on 08/16/2012 6:57:51 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Lurker
And he wanted Soetoro’s empty Senate seat. Birds of a feather...
7 posted on 08/16/2012 7:01:26 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: NormsRevenge

If zero gets reelected he will use executive orders to destroy the USA and cause the crisis he needs to justify taking over everything. We will be suddenly transformed to a progressive, democratic socialist, peoples republic, people’s liberation...whatever name they attach, it will be tyranny at gun point.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Zero says we are our brother's keepers. Ask his poverty-striken half brother George how that works.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bi polar, like, half RAT, half drifting to republican?


9 posted on 08/16/2012 7:02:00 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Patches, give him one of your freakin’ Ambien and take him out drinking. That ought to at least cheer you up.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 7:07:15 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: NormsRevenge

Holder let Jackson know an indictment was forthcoming.

This act is insurance against the indictment.

Ya, I’m just guessing.

Anybody got a better answer?


11 posted on 08/16/2012 7:08:44 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: NormsRevenge


My heart bleeds for him




12 posted on 08/16/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

First, I don’t care about this man.

Second, if I did, my first question would be can we take anything these people put out about their cohorts at face value? duh

So, I don’t care, and without a letter from God as proof, I wouldn’t believe it anyway.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 7:09:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

He was getting to close to being charged with a felony, this way he can claim that he didn’t know what he was doing.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: NormsRevenge

FUJJjr
Jump!


15 posted on 08/16/2012 7:19:32 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: NormsRevenge

FUJJjr
Jump!


16 posted on 08/16/2012 7:19:33 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: NormsRevenge

FUJJjr
Jump!


17 posted on 08/16/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: NormsRevenge
He finally realized his name is Jesse Jackson, Jr
18 posted on 08/16/2012 7:20:24 PM PDT by TheBigB (Hippie liberal chick: "What do I do about birth control?" Me: "Just use your personality.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Most merciful Father, You have committed to our love and care our fellow human beings and their necessities. Graciously be with and prosper all those who serve the sick and those in need. Let their service be abundantly blessed as they bring relief to the suffering, comfort to the sorrowing, and peace to the dying. Grant them the knowledge that inasmuch as they do it unto the least of the Master’s brethren, they do it unto Him; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.


19 posted on 08/16/2012 7:22:42 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Patches should take Jr. on a memorial drive...over Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 7:28:42 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NormsRevenge

something is not right here.... This guy has been away for over 3 months. Is he running for reelection? If he is in such serious medical condition how is he going to campaign with the election only 90 days away? I agree with one of the other posters, he must know something is going down....


21 posted on 08/16/2012 7:29:09 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Leo Carpathian

The “bipolar” excuse for bro Jackson is like Jennifer Aniston and her Hollywood sistas referring to their nose jobs surgeries as “deviated septums”.

And why do they get hospitalized for “exhaustion” when the rest of the population has to just figure out a way to catch up on their sleep when they are tired?


22 posted on 08/16/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/West 2016)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

That was gracious of you. Thanks for the Christian reminder.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: NormsRevenge

Black guilt....for what his dad and Obama have done to our country?


24 posted on 08/16/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: NormsRevenge

More like Jackson is in deep doo-doo. What a faker.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 7:47:40 PM PDT by Third Person (Proud to be a knuckledragger!)
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To: G Larry
"Anybody got a better answer?"

Why yes.....I do.

He's the son of a lifelong, race-baiting pimp who rose to prominence claiming he cradled the head of a dying MLK after he was shot (of course, that was total bullshit....along with everything else in Jackson, Sr.'s sorry life). He feels he is "privileged", donchaknow....whitey and his fellow Afro-Americans OWE him, you see? Power, money, babes, fame, fortune.....all should just FALLLLLLLLLL into his lap with ease. It is his BIRTHRIGHT.

Well, Negro just woke up to the fact that he's nothing but a dumb-ass Negro (UNLIKE hard working black Americans who ask for nothing, work hard, and seek the American dream for themselves and their families like all of us). No, homie DESERVES it, but won't get it. Whitey Rahm, Obama's gay sex toy from the bathhouse....so many others passing him by.

It's enough to turn any Afro-Prince into a simpering, pants-peeing shell of a human being.....as it obviously has him.

I wouldn't piss on 'im if he was on fire.

26 posted on 08/16/2012 7:48:58 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess the passage of ObamaCare and all this “hope and change” has really got junior down. Barry is giving DemocRATS a bad name.


27 posted on 08/16/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: G Larry

How does his Republican challenger look in the fall election. Hopefully we can pick up a seat. Jackson is unfit to run and should withdrawl from the election. He waited too long to let a democrat challenger file for the primary. I hope we can get the seat.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 8:06:37 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge
That being the case, Jesse Jackson, Junior needs to do the honorable thing and commit sepuku [ritual suicide]. But JJJ has no honor and that is out of the question.
29 posted on 08/16/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chicago Alderman married to another Chicago Alderman, no problem there at all,bunch of dummies.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 8:13:09 PM PDT by X-FID
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To: RightOnline

...aahhh! Refreshing! Thanks. I sincerely enjoyed your post.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 8:17:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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I guess Patches would be able to make a judgement.

Several years ago a family member of mine was killed by a falling tree while parked in a car. How come that never happens to people like this?


32 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Ten to one odds that he fried his brain on drugs.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 8:37:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Mortrey

Thank you.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Third Person
More like Jackson is in deep doo-doo. What a faker.

Isn't this just a ruse to avoid an ethics investigation into his attempted purchase of Obama's vacated senate seat?

35 posted on 08/16/2012 8:48:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Your post is very compassionate. And, I hope God hears your prayer if, indeed, Jackson needs prayer for a malady beyond his control.

But, IF Jackson is being being deceitful in an attempt to avoid wrath he may have coming to him, I would remind you and everyone else that God is no WIMP. He doesn’t appreciate liars, cheats or thieves. He may not deal with Jackson in THIS earth age, but He doesn’t expect Christians to roll over and take abuse from their enemies.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 8:49:37 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey
The Democrat Party should tell or inform Jessie Jackson Jr. that he must RESIGN NOW for the good of his party~~!!! lol

seriously..RESIGN jj Jr.

AND YOUR WIFE SHOULD BE ASSISTING YOU WITH THAT DECISION..
hell maybe he isn't mentally right to even know what day or year it is...maybe Joe Biden will visit him also.

37 posted on 08/16/2012 8:59:12 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: NormsRevenge
family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington

I never heard of depression causing anyone to "collapse."

38 posted on 08/16/2012 9:18:50 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Alternate headline:

Rep. Jackson: Patrick Kennedy in ‘deep’ depression


39 posted on 08/16/2012 9:44:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Definition of “Deep Depression”.....

A completely rational fear you will be charged with a felony the moment you stop having “Deep Depression.”


40 posted on 08/16/2012 10:27:45 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Doogle

Politics is mean and evil as hell. Jesse is one of the political kings of mean and evil’s headquarters. I don’t know how people can cope with serving in high profile political and entertainment positions.

I hope this guy gets well soon. I hope all the politicans and entertainers get well soon. Before they totally crash the nation.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 10:38:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Doogle
Yeah, indictment can do that.
42 posted on 08/16/2012 11:12:28 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: RightOnline

Stop sugar coatin it will ya and let us know how you REALLY feel


43 posted on 08/17/2012 2:13:41 AM PDT by Artie
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To: NormsRevenge

Deep depression or deep legal trouble?


44 posted on 08/17/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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