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Jackson Bound for Mayo Clinic, says Bobby Rush

Likening Jesse Jackson Jr. to injured Bulls superstar Derrick Rose, Congressman Bobby Rush says no one should be calling for Jackson's return to duty now.

Calling Jesse Jackson Jr. the "Derrick Rose of the Illinois delegation" to Congress, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush says 2nd District residents should give Jackson time to heal.

Rush and fellow Congressman Danny Davis met with Jackson at his D.C. home., then flew home to Chicago for a late Monday press conference, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Davis said he and Rush met with Jackson in person for "a personal assessment of his mental and emotional state" — and during their two-hour talk Jackson cried.

"He has not been derelict in his duties. ... No one is clamoring for Derrick Rose to come back before he should."

Speaking at O'Hare Airport after arriving from Washington, Rush said Jackson left for the Mayo Clinic Monday.

Reports the Tribune:

During their talk, Rush said, there were moments of lightness and moments of despair. At one point, Jackson cried thinking about his illness' effect on his family, Rush said.

Davis said Jackson had a "surprising sharpness and truthfulness about his mental state."

Rush criticized news coverage of Jackson's illness, urging reporters to "take a deep breath and step back."

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AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Congressman JJJ , Congrats in advance on your win for congressman once again ! AUSPICIOUS !!!! Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and family. we pray that you are well soon that is the prioty in anyones life, God Bless you and Yours Love and blessings, Your Prayer family that you don't know, but we are here !!!
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 04:34 PM
you have nerves, all you have done is trash this man and you are saying others are being childish ?? This entire exchange of messages only began due to your unprofessional childish Tactics to try and be a congressman, by trashing Jackson . Marcus don't quit your day job of delivering my mail, you donot have the intellect to do anything else.
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 04:36 PM
No one has respect for a person who trashes another, so that you understand, we have NO RESPECT FOR YOU MARCUS !!!! Have you not taking any notes from Potus Obama ????
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
all caps is screaming Marcus and indicates anger, You are probably very mad at your self right now. I understand, pray and ask God for forgiveness................
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 04:49 PM
YOUR done marcus, before you even get started now go deliver my mail on time tomorrow or i will call the postmaster if it is late i dont think Congressman Jackson is desperate , i think he is addressing his issues. once again you should take notes and learn from him.................. cause you definitely has issues mr postman
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 05:13 PM
This is just for you Marcus the postman: you got 15 % which is equivalent to your friends and family LOL , wow you dont have many friends marcus, just sayin............ Jackson didnt even campaign LOL he is at a whopping 58 % !!!! Jesse Jackson Jr. shows a commanding lead over his two challengers, with 58 percent of likely voters saying they would send the beleaguered congressman back to the U.S. House for two more years, according to a new We Ask America poll. Republican Brian Woodworth would be the choice of 27 percent of voters, and independent challenger Marcus Lewis is favored by 15 percent. Woodworth said he will not read too much into the poll, but took an optimistic view of the results.
Joe Lake November 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Breaking News, ILCD 2nd District Weekend Poll, Disassociated Press, Oct. 4, 2012 Marcus Lewis (I), 42% JJJr (D), 28% Brian Wordworth (R), 30% Weekend poll of 1,332 registered voters, Variation +or- 3%
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 07:50 PM
No way Joe Lake, funny tho !
Joe Lake November 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
The Power of 121 Votes. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/32ndNLA Joe Lake, Chicago
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
you are the Circus marcus and you came to close a long time ago dude sanity ? dignity ? normalcy ? well we know for sure you wont be there marcus ! you can't even define those words dudes.......
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Marcus you don't need to re type my post, people can read and they are agreeing, over on the other article people are saying you are a dysfunctional clown.. so why repeat negative true statements about yourself ? BMUD, can you read backwards or forwards marcus?
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 07:58 PM
nobody is listening to you man, your done ! finished ! you have made a real big loof of yourself, did you make your family proud ?
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 08:29 PM
marcus 54 year old man running for congress and calling people Trolls, WOW that;s gonna get you a lot of votes marcus , NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtt
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 08:30 PM
you are not fit, to do anything but deliver my mail dude your ignorance shines right through
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 08:31 PM
lol, you have issues
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 08:33 PM
i donot support anyone. i support rational compassionate verbage between intellectual adults without berating your running mate. dont try to twist it now marcus
Joe Lake November 04, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Be careful what you wish for. If JJJr wins on Nov. 6, 2012, it is doubtful he will be able to serve out his term because of medical reasons, or the the U.S. Attorney in Wash. D.C. may indict JJJr for using campaign money for personal use, or the House Ethics Committee may expel him fro the House. If that happens, Gov. Quinn has 60 days from the vacancy to call for a Special Election. Cook County Democratic Chairman Joe Berrios will call a meeting of all the committeemen in the IL 2nd District and slate a Chicago Machine Slug. Good luck.
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I dont wish for anything.in concern for who wins but when running mates Berate another candidate, i hardly think he i s appropiate for the job. now here you come alone with more negativity, Let God and the legal system handle it snoe bloe , you must be friends with the amusing ml, i see you on his face book page. stop with the silliness. act your age and not your shoe size, both of you have the intellect of a spark plug. you need to unite and have each other backs in your community not constantly go against each other. I am about respect and love, and marcus is about some real craziness and nothing good will come to him. no matter what happens, marcus WILLNOT when, he simply isnot qaulified whoever win i could care less, i dont live in your district, Thank God !!! But jackson will win, he will face his troubles as we all have too, let him be !
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 10:50 PM
you should have been kicked off patch and suspended long time ago, i am reading your web site verbatum, your words not my words. now you call me a troll, oh that is so appropiate marcus. grow up dude
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 10:52 PM
see how it feels to be talked about, in your case it is the very truth and doesnt need to be investigated. Now go deliver my mail on time tomorrow marcus !
AUSPICIOUS ! November 04, 2012 at 10:54 PM
thats all good Joe, true or not, putting others down is not the way to win i know more about the Jackson situation than what you are reading so let it be
Joe Lake November 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM
"The Past is Prologue" The ILCD 2nd District has been ill- served for decades. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Former Rep. Mel Reynolds Former Rep. Gus Savage Joe Lake, Chicago
Joe Lake November 04, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Public media stories about JJJr? Goggle Jesse Jackson Jr. and you receive 15,200 medial stories in 0.21 seconds. There isn't much more to know. Of course, I aways know more that I can tell. And it's not good. Joe Lake, Chicago
AUSPICIOUS ! November 05, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Yabba dabba do, cartoon characters yes both of you or just one of you using both names marcus. time to shut this down May God Bless you with compassion , integrity and dignity. (both of you or just marcus with 2 names) GBA
AUSPICIOUS ! November 05, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Partaking in something you really dont know the truth about and berating others who are down that isnot good , Jackson will have to pay if he in fact participated in anything illegal dont make a fool of yourself kicking a man when he is down( Get it ?) and stop goggle or googling things, everything on the internet isnt true either. pick up a book and enlighten yourself, make you a better person and leave others alone. the media also says certain groups of people on the southside are all gangbangers ,drug dealers, murders and robbers so how about we scoop you in that group too ? the media is for stigmatizing and reports inaccurate stories everyday. Let it be............ May the good Lord Bless you !
Joe Lake November 05, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Candidate Marcus Lewis, IL 2nd District, will have an Election Watch, Nov. 6, 2012-7:00 p.m., at the Matteson Holiday Inn-Bar Louie, Matteson, IL. 708-856-0199 - Cash Bar. Joe Lake, Chicago
Joe Lake November 05, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Location of Marcus Lewis's Election Watch, 500 Holiday Plaza DR.
Chicagoheightsmike November 05, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Mr. Lewis, I hope you have a good attorney due to the slander you have put on Congressman Jackson. You charge he is "Cheating on Sandi" Really, it can be lobbyist or friends of the Jackson's etc. You have campaigned very negative from day one and will not get any traction. How about you have a open bar for your election night and it may attract more folks to come by. Me and a few friends are going to stop by and have a few Jack and Coke with you ( You will buy the drinks).
Chicagoheightsmike November 05, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Congressman Jackson has not been "Charged" yet Mr. Lewis. So for you to speak of him going to jail is very premature. Also Pastor Anthony Williams is far from friends with the Jackson organization. You try and put him down about running for the 7th time. Shame on you, Such a little man you are. I hope you keep posting after you lose on Tuesday night, you really keep me entertained at times.
Chicagoheightsmike November 05, 2012 at 03:30 AM
C.B. The only activity on his facebook page is him and Joe Lake for some reason they sound like the same persons. Also he tends to "like" his own comments.

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