Up front I must say you ARE beholding to Cook County and the State of Illinois when you work for either. My mother was an employee of both. As a Cook County employee run under democrats, this was JUST the way the machine worked in Chicago. You were ‘told’ when and how much to contribute to the party. As a State employee she didn’t mind the ‘donations’ for until she retired it was mostly Republican ruled. But the same premise applied. She was told how often and how much she ‘had’ to donate. She was obligated to attend functions for both jobs. Can you imagine how hard it was for the Daley Machine functions for her?! A woman who was a pioneer, right along with Phyllis Schlafly, being a GOP leader in the city of Chicago?! Not only was she told she had to donate and attend, it came out of her own pocket if the event for the State had to be out of town. We kinda knew then that we were losing our state.
The other thing I would like to bring up is the fact many of us had a hard time buying into Jessie’ Jr’s ‘breakdown’. We felt it was what liberals do best, avoidance. We thought that way back when named as trying to buy Obama’s Senate seat. So as soon as he ‘disappeared’ into (treatment) we questioned what was he trying to flee from. He has been full of scandals.
And now comes this news today from The Daily Caller By Matthew Boyle:
Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained by The Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in an unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an Illinois state agency to engage in political activity on the taxpayers’ dime.
According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later. “[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.
On March 3, Pelosi flew to Chicago to endorse Rep. Jackson Jr., 17 days ahead of a heated March 20 Democratic primary he later won. Pelosi was scheduled to make the endorsement at a press conference later in the day, after she participated in an hour-long “forum” hosted by the elder Jackson at the headquarters of his progressive Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
Pelosi politicized that forum, jumping the gun and endorsing Jackson Jr. earlier than planned:
“One of the reasons I am here, and I will do this following this wonderful meeting, is to publicly state my endorsement of Jesse Jackson Jr. for re-election,” Pelosi said at the Rainbow PUSH forum. “I do so with great pride. I remember when he came to the Congress with a great name and a great tradition of his parents. But he came and he made his own mark in the Congress from his own generation.”
Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson Jr at Rainbow Push Event in Chicago. March 3, 2012.
* In the signed and notarized affidavit obtained by TheDC, Bailey said she “did not want to attend this event,” and charged that the Rainbow PUSH forum “was soon overflowing with negative political energy directed towards the Republican Party. The two [Pelosi and Jackson Sr.] discussed many adverse things about the Republican Party, using harsh, derogatory remarks, while they reminded their audience about what they called the wonderful things that the Democratic Party was doing for the people.”
* “Jesse Jackson Sr. also told us not to worry about loading students up with too much college debt, because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will eventually forgive all student loan debt. On the promise of debt forgiveness, ‘those people will continue to vote Democratic.’”
Of course Representatives for Jackson Jr., Jackson Sr. and Pelosi have not responded to TheDC’s requests for comment.
JUST MUST finish this detailed investigation: this read
So it’s pretty obvious friends, that Jessie IS in fact in hiding under the ruse of the ‘pick a disorder’ to get out of whatever…~ JP