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A Family Business In Disarray {The Jackson Family- No, Not The Michael Jackson Family]
NYTimes ^ | November 23, 2012 | MONICA DAVEY

Posted on 11/24/2012 11:00:50 AM PST by Steelfish

A Family Business In Disarray

By MONICA DAVEY November 23, 2012

IF there’s a crisis unfolding somewhere, it’s a good bet that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is on his way.

Over the years, Mr. Jackson, 71, who has a fondness for staring into the lens of a television camera, has jetted to tense locales around the world to negotiate the release of hostages. When President Clinton’s White House was engulfed in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Mr. Jackson showed up to offer spiritual guidance, including some advice he described to a reporter at the time: “Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. And don’t panic.”

Recently, Mr. Jackson marched in the rain, and was arrested, with workers losing their jobs in Freeport, Ill. He popped up in Baltimore to oppose plans for a youth detention facility. And he appeared in Cincinnati just before Election Day, denouncing long lines as proof of repress-the-vote tactics.

For all his mastery at inserting himself into and shaping a story line, though, he appears less sure how to cope with a crisis much closer to home: Mr. Jackson’s oldest and namesake son, Jesse L. Jackson Jr., has vanished from public view, grappling for months with bipolar disorder. He is also the subject of a federal criminal investigation, and he announced on Wednesday that he would be resigning his seat in Congress less than three weeks after he won re-election.

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1 posted on 11/24/2012 11:00:55 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

A faux extortion racket usually encounters difficulty when the victims find out what’s going on, and also when new competition (Al Sharpton) shows up.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 11:03:31 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Steelfish
I just had a horrible thought... Can you imagine if Jesse Jackson and Gloria Allred had a child.
3 posted on 11/24/2012 11:06:23 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Steelfish

Would the New York Times have written such a lengthy and flowery obituary for a Republican who resigned in disgrace?


4 posted on 11/24/2012 11:16:47 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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5 posted on 11/24/2012 11:16:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I always figured that was why Øbongo hides his birth certificate ;-)


6 posted on 11/24/2012 11:27:22 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Has anyone seen JJ jr ? Is he even alive ?


7 posted on 11/24/2012 11:28:04 AM PST by molson209
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To: Steelfish
“I grew up in a house with great expectations,” he told The Chicago Tribune in 1995, months before he first ran for Congress. “Everything I do has a mark of excellence on it.”

“If I want to be a lawyer, that’s not enough,” added Mr. Jackson, who has a law degree and a master’s in theology. “I need to be a Supreme Court justice one day. If I wanted to be an elected official, that’s not enough. ‘One day, son, you may be president.’ ”

I actually feel sorry for this guy. I hope he finds something to do that feeds his soul and helps him make peace with his life. Like pottery or carpentry. He cannot take a high-pressure job any more if he hopes to get well.

8 posted on 11/24/2012 11:33:01 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: Albion Wilde

I don’t feel sorry for him one tiny bit.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by Josa
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To: Steelfish

Money going out and not coming in is hard for any business.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 11:39:20 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Steelfish
Jesse Jackson Senior has spend his life using the civil rights movement for his own aggrandizement and enrichment, helping ensure that race relations in America never really improve. Now his middle-aged offspring is in trouble and we're supposed to feel sorry for either man? I do hope the younger Jackson can be restored to mental health but he also has to be held responsible for his 'mistakes'. As for Jesse Jackson, senior, his alleged distress over his son's mental and legal problems is hardly unsurprising. However, one can easily believe that he is more concerned with how the situation reflects on him than anything else. Narcissists are like that.
11 posted on 11/24/2012 12:11:26 PM PST by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: abb

Has anyone asked if the ‘bipolar’ deal was always an pre-arrest excuse for criminal activity? Like he was setting up a sob story for the jury - before the jury even existed?


12 posted on 11/24/2012 12:19:58 PM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: Steelfish
“I’m sure he’s probably on his knees asking God, ‘Where do I go from here?’ ” said Carrie Austin, an alderman and an Illinois Democratic Party committeewoman.

And the Lord replied: To the Penitentiary.

13 posted on 11/24/2012 12:43:32 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Cowboy Bob

It would be Al Sharpton.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:18 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: abb

>>A faux extortion racket usually encounters difficulty

I think Coulter’s new book mentions that about Jackson (the scams not working anymore?). Years ago I read about about Jesse: “SHAKEDOWN” by Kenneth Timmerman.

Frank Zappa:
Rhymin’ Man,
Tall and tan,
Rhyme or reason,
Play your hand —
Rhyme on this — rhyme on that
Oh, you naughty Democrat!

They say when Doctor King got shot,
Jesse hatched an awful plot,
Dipped his hands in the Doctor’s blood,
‘N rubbed his shirt like playin’ with mud
Looked around for all the press,
Said: “Check me out, my name is Jess!
I’ll be known from towns ‘n farms —
Doctor King died in my arms!”

A few years later, legend says,
Rhymin’ man made a run for Prez
Farrakhan made him a clown,
Over there near Hymie-Town
Said he was a diplomat —
Hobbin’ an-a-knobbin’ with Arafat
Castro was simpatico,
Though the U.S. voters, they said: “No!”


16 posted on 11/24/2012 2:27:52 PM PST by raccoonradio
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17 posted on 11/24/2012 3:29:12 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: Cowboy Bob

“I just had a horrible thought... Can you imagine if Jesse Jackson and Gloria Allred had a child. “

DAMMIT! Now you are going to have to rock me to sleep.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 3:35:19 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I recognize them all except the woman. Who is she? Wanda?


19 posted on 11/24/2012 5:15:17 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: AppyPappy

The problem of the famous old civil rights “reverends” is that they enriched themselves on mining guilt, hate and resentment from real times gone by in their lives and raised a wealthy, entitled generation connected to them in fine, racially perferred style for the past thirty or fourty years. Jesse, Jr.’s generation is like America’s race royalty.

The old guys have credibility because they lived at the time of the civil rights movement; but the generation replacing them have not. So all the replacements can do is spew shallow Black racist slogans and resentment because they are total strangers to the old guys’ past.

It’s like bitter Soledad on CNN. She’s a racist rich girl who spews Black power hate slogans as if she’s living sixty years ago in a Southern shack. She’s tasked with beating the dead horse Jesse’s people and previous generations to him already slayed. She’s been taught it is her duty and fame to park herself next to the decaying carcass and whine about the stink. Liberalism’s racial mentality is a self destructive racist, ugly and shallow mind of illusion.

Jesse, Jr. was actually disadvantaged by his dad’s racial shakedown existence. Keeping alive racial victimhood and conflict was his father’s profession and he can’t follow in his father’s path because Jr. has never experienced what his father did and will never undo systematic segregation like his father’s generation actually witnessed. He’s a rich, advantaged black guy who grew up among other rich advantaged black children just like any rich, advantaged white guy. He’s not special like his dad because he’s a total stranger to his father’s time and cause.

But Jesse, Sr. could never release junior from the illusion that he had to carry his father’s torch which has lost it’s righteous flame in this post segregation era. Jesse lives an illusion that he’s a righteous Christian reverend and leader (who cheats on his wife and shakes down a dishonest bribe from liberal CEO’s) and is fighting a battle of long gone white segregation. That illusion is his meaning and gold mine.

Living Jesse’s lie may have driven his son crazy. Soledad’s made it big but her sassy bitterness and racist smallness is based on an illusion or racial righteousness and moral superiority, too. She’ll flip out if she keeps it up.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Sicvee
Kate Jackson, an actress best known for Charlie's Angels and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
21 posted on 11/25/2012 6:32:19 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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