Skip to comments.Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'
Posted on 10/21/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT by Libloather
Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'
By Jonathan Easley - 10/20/12 07:07 PM ET
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) sent out an automated message to constituents in his district on Saturday, asking voters to stick by him through his recent spate of difficulties.
Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through, Jackson says in the call. I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all.
The Chicago Sun Times reported earlier in the day that Jackson is returning to the Mayo Clinic for treatment of bipolar depression.
That report cited an anonymous source who said the press made it impossible for Jackson to continue treatment while living at his home in Washington, D.C.
Jesse wanted you to know he is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, who is within a short walking distance from his home, incredibly hard, the source said.
In June, Jackson took a leave of absence from Congress to be treated for the disorder. His office initially explained his absence as a break from stress and exhaustion, but later came forward to say the congressman actually was actually receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for bipolar disorder.
I am starting to heal, Jackson says in the robocall. The good news is my health is improving, but my doctors tell me the road to recovery is a long one.
More recently, Jackson has returned to Washington, D.C., and continued receiving treatment. The lawmaker has not appeared on Capitol Hill since he returned, however, despite assurances from his office that he is running for reelection and intends to stay in Congress.
On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal investigators are conducting a criminal probe over allegations that he used campaign donations to decorate his house.
Despite his mounting troubles, most political analysts believe Jackson is a safe bet to win reelection next month in his highly Democratic district.
For nearly 18 years I have served the people of the second district, he continues in the robocall. I am anxious to return to work on your behalf, but at this time it is against medical advice, and while I will always give my all to my constituents, I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back.
Thinking he is human is clearly a major step forward in his treatment.
Well - I guess that’s better than being a cylon...or having say..personal responsibility for ones actions...
Translation...”I don’t want to be indicted”!
I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back.
Jesse, what if the treatments take 2 more years. You gonna disenfranchise your constituents and leave them unrepresented. How about getting healthy and then run again sometime down the road.
Why is it that people who do poorly excuse themselves as being ‘only human’? Everyone on this planet is ‘only human’. Being human also includes the foresight to realize the possible consequences of your actions.
His comedy writers are as useless as Obama’s were for the Al Smith dinner
Jackson, JR., blames the press for his trouble but he is failing to realize that the problem is his own fear of prison. Until he realizes the truth, even psychiatric care and re-election will not help him.
He has to open his heart, admit wrong doing, seek forgiveness, and make his "error" right before God and man.
Then the demons of "bi-polar" can stop haunting him and even disappear.
Don’t believe it! He’s a Decepticon! He’ll transform into a fighter jet and join Megatron and Starscream on the moon!
This POS is just wanting to win his seat. Most likely it’s because he knows that the corrupt Gov. of Illinois will appoint another racist and corrupt individual to take his place.
If no charges are brought, he will miraculously be cured!
Can’t lock up a mentally ill guy who didn’t understand he was trying to buy a Senate seat and decorated his house with campaign money! Meanwhile, he still wants to be reelected to the house, get a paycheck and all of the assorted benefits, and do nothing.
And humans who break the law go to jail, Jesse.
The purpose of my call,
Is to inform you all,
That I may be a loon,
But I'll be out of the hatch soon,
When I don't have to take the fall!
How degrading that a black race-baiter should be obliged to seek treatment at the "mayo" clinic!
Where’s Nurse Ratched when we need her?
He ought to ask his Dad for help. It worked for Clinton.
It would be more accurate if the robocall said “I am guilty.”.
This is just a variation of the insanity defense, writ large, and a lie so big, it is hoped the sheeple actually believe it.
Of course, the sheeple in Chicago believe ANYTHING a Demon tells them, that is why it is, although a beautiful city, the nexus of evil in America.
Jessie, Jr. is up to eyeballs in the Blago affair, and there is an indictment with his name on it.
Therefore, the Mayo defense.
In Chitown he could make a commercial in a straight jacket and would get elected. What a corrupt city.
Pray for America
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