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Woodworth Wants Voters to Judge Jackson's 'Cognitive Thinking'

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s opponent also says he considers political analyst Dick Simpson's election prediction good news.

When is it good news to hear that your election opponent ? When you're Brian Woodworth.

The Republican candidate in the 2nd District Congressional election is calling political analyst Dick Simpson's prediction of a Jackson victory relatively good news.

"At first they were saying Jackson would beat me with 75 percent of the vote," Woodworth said. "Now they’re saying Jackson will win with 50 to 60 percent of the vote. I’m going to count that as a victory."

Woodworth also met the recent news that with a demand.

"I think he needs to engage in a public debate," Woodworth said. "I think it’s necessary, I think the voters need to have an opportunity to judge his cognitive thinking."

Despite the fact that the disorder is considered treatable, Jackson's opponent noted the mental health issues associated with certain mood disorders are enough to bring the Congressman's judgement into question.

"When you’re talking about depression or bipolar, they can affect a person physically, emotionally and mentally," Woodworth said, adding that bipolar, in particular, can cause a person to struggle through the highs and lows associated with the disorder.

Asked if he has taken advantage of , Woodworth said he has not looked at it that way. "My campaign strategy was never built around Jackson and his absence."

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Joe Lake August 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM
David, ups and downs? Six million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar II Disorder, including Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Is this a trait for a congressman? Mr. Lewis is not in Mayo Clinic. Joe Lake
Marcus Lewis August 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I remember a story some at the time thought was far fetched...David defeated Goliah. Image that. But the payoff story is true. I know the truth and the FBI does as well
NoOne Needs to Know August 17, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Mr. Lewis, you may want to check your facts in the future, or at least your spelling; David defeated GOLIATH.
NoOne Needs to Know August 17, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Also, love how you are usurping all of this free advertising for your campaign, Mr. Lewis. Why don't you schedule and interview with one of the editors staff writers of Patch and really get your story out there? I think it's cheap the way you are all over this story. But please don't confuse me with a proponent of Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Marcus Lewis August 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Read today's story on me.
Marcus Lewis August 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM
@Big Mama...Thank you, I intend to win this race...period. The people of the district need a clear chance with a person who is like them that will zero in and focus on the ills of the district and bring the resources back to the district 'unfiltered'.
Marcus Lewis August 18, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Jesse Jackson Jr. "protects" a racist named Dr. Larry J. Goodman, CEO & President of Rush University Medical Center... go see for yourself. www.drlarryjgoodmanexposed.com Eight black & latino medical students were wrongfully dismissed for uncovering a cheating scheme at Rush Medical College where the white medical students were given unlimited make-up exams to expunge legitimate failures but this was in clear violation of written school policy. No more than two (2) make-ups were allowed per quarter and only a 'single' make-up exam per course. The blacks & latino medical students were held to the strict standard of the make-up rule. One black student even failed no classes but had his 'pass' grades reversed and made 'failures'. He was forced to repeat the entire freshman year. He was later dismissed from the program. Jackson, in a meeting on 6/20/12 at his 71st & Yates office at noon, was shown the clear evidence and said he would file a bill to help the minority student regain access to the 1991 Civil Rights Act so they have the chance to regain their stolen medical careers. 10 days later, Jackson 'reneged' on his promise to help them by filing the crucial legislation in Congress.
Marcus Lewis August 18, 2012 at 01:23 AM
We later found out why. Jackson takes and receives campaign contributions from Dr. Larry J. Goodman. We see Jackson as anti-black, anti latino, & anti-"SIMPLE JUSTICE". He is a classic sell-out politician. Even with overwhelming proof of a burning wrong, Jackson leaves these students behind while they are forever barred to go to any medical school in the country but the white students graduated and are practicing medicine. Jackson is a disgrace to his race. And to add insult to injury, Goodman & Rush "Now label these dismissed minority students MD's" on Rush's Alumni Website in a obvious cover-up. The moral is put your trust on someone that is exposing these facts so you are not misled into thinking the incumbent (Jackson) is someone you thought he was but find out the real truth. If you don't believe me, go to www.drlarryjgoodmanexposed.com and believe as the old saying goes, "Believe your lying eyes." VOTE FOR MARCUS LEWIS FOR CONGRESS... THE CLEAR & OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR THE 2ND DISTRICT
Marcus Lewis August 18, 2012 at 01:24 AM
BTW...the campaign contribution was $500.00 . It is on Jackson's FEC Statement dated 3/18/11 from Dr. Larry J. Goodman, CEO...Rush University Medical Center. Sold out for $500 dollars.
Marcus Lewis August 18, 2012 at 09:10 AM
CORRECTION :THE MEETING WITH JACKSON WAS 6/20/11...NOT 6/20/12.
Marcus Lewis August 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
It is all true. Because "you" don't believe doesn't make it not true. But I and the FBI know different.
Michael Wright August 22, 2012 at 07:53 PM
With all due respect, I'm not saying the Mayo Clinic's diagnosis is made-up. It's just that I'm asking: what is the cause-and-affect here? Was Congressman Jackson already spiraling out-of-control (i.e., having manic episodes, like envisioning being Senator-for-a-fee, or risking his marriage by cheating, etc.) or did he lapse into a deep depression when he was served a big, huge serving of life-isn't-fair...? And I concede that no matter what the cause-and-affect, bipolar disorder and/or other mental issues are real and treatable. I just question the "timing" and "political spin" this might have, especially with November's election coming up. Thank You.
PR Roberts September 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Hi I do not believe the cognitive abilities of Mr. Jackson, ie thinking, is at issue here. To me, what is at issue is the highly questionable ethics demonstrated by Brian Woodworth. He is showing his ability to tar Mr. Jackson with the stigma brush of mental illness. It certainly must be so satisfying to regale and suggest that your opposition is not 'all there'. As someone involved in providing mental health treatment to people with mood disorders, I find Woodworth's suggestions that of an uninformed and under educated man. My suggestion: Keep your mouth shut until you find out information on Bipolar II. People with this mood disorder clear between illnesses or if lucky, it is not a lifelong problem and you have one episode and that is it. Bullying by itself is a form of mental illness.Show compassion for BW, He might learn first hand what this means. PR Roberts
Joe Lake September 09, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Office of Congressional Ethics... Report and Findings [Jesse Jackson Jr., 244 Pages], Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Response... and More. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/23 Joe Lake, Chicago
Marcus Lewis September 09, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I am saying Jackson is not all there. He was discharged from where, the mental ward at Mayo Clinic. His doctors say he is Bi Polar II which is mental that needs meds to keep him level. Jackson was at Sierra Tucson Treatment Center for 7 weeks. He started at George Washington back in June when he fell out and his brother found him and took him to the hospital. But Jackson has bigger problems with the House Ethics Committee which Speaker Boehner said the report to soon be unveiled will be "grim". Nayak is indicted on 19 counts and Jackson passes out. Hey it has driven him mental from the stress of going to jail himself. He is now cut a deal so he can resign so his wife can try and salvage the seat. Which will be difficult with me in the race cause the people are sick and tired of the Jacksons. They want to be free of the Machine and I am giving the entire district that chance. We will win on Nov. 6th, 2012 by upset. www.marcuslewisforcongress2012.org Also this is Jackson's achilles heel: Office of Congressional Ethics... Report and Findings [Jesse Jackson Jr., 244 Pages], Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Response... and More. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/23 Joe Lake, Chicago
James Taylor September 11, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Boy, Oh Boy, Marcus Lewis and Joe Lake have they got a story to tell. Sounds like Marcus Lewis is a very important politician and were it not for him and his "friend" Joe Lake, the Second District would be in real trouble. These two guys and their group are headed to DC and nobody or anything can stop them, not even the truth! Guess it does not matter that Lewis has a few things he needs to share with the voters in the district. Does not matter that he has a few secrets that need to be examined, just to be fair with the voters, not saying he has done anything illegal, notg moral and certainly not Christian but just saying.... Marcus Lewis for Congress sounds pretty impressive but it would sound a lot better if he told voters the truth and above all, exactly what a Marcus Lewis in Congress would do or better yet, what a Marcus Lewis has been doing prior to seeking election to Congress. What organizations has Marcus Lewis belonged to, what churches, what has he donated money or time to in his years in Chicagoland: and what does he have to offer the people other than mud pies? How about a debate, Lewis, Woodworth and Jackson, the City News will sponsor it in Kankakee. How about it??????? Or has somebody paid Marcus Lewis not to attend or is Marcus Lewis really working for Brian Woodworth a spoiler?
James Taylor September 11, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Is Marcus Lewis a Republican Spoiler, word is that he just might be. Lets get a debate and see what he and Brian Woodworth have to say to the voters of the Second District, who know, maybe Congressman Jackson will also participate in the debate, Rick Bryant told the City News in an email when we tried to schedule a debate for November 11th that that Congressman Jackson would be back in DC on that date and could not attend, did not set new date yet, but will very soon love to see Lewis and Woodworth face Jackson in person, it is easy to slander someone in text a bit more difficult face to face with others looking on. How about it, a debate not just throwing mud and hiding or trying to hide you dirty hands. Joe Lake, don't protest too much!
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 07:30 AM
You promised you were going to write some 'National Enquirer' type piece on me that was going to reveal what it would amount to be a simple lie. That said I am on a mission to remove Jackson from office this Nov. 6th. With the help of the voters of the district, ( as I have only one vote of my own ) I have positioned myself to be the new congressman representing the district in the 113th Congress. We can accomplish much but the district MUST decide whether to back a man that only has the district at heart or be divided on nonsense and allow this precious opportunity to be fragmented and let Jackson be re-elected. I am on the ballot. I am a Christian in the very sense of the the word. I am not perfect but I strive towards the High Calling in Christ Jesus Our Lord. He has gotten me thus far. I will serve and be a active voice for the rebuilding of the district. I propose we put forth a plan from each village and city what each desires but we do something radical. We each propose something like a factory or plant in one area while the others propose another piece of growth proposal that will go to support the others. I am saying each has an industry that the others can call on for support to the whole. This way Congressional District 2 will be self-sustaining.
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 08:26 AM
I fear no man...I will face Jackson in debate anytime. But he is on a sympathy tour. He knows he faces the mess he himself created. He thinks the congressional seat is like an heirloom for himself and his family. That is why Jesse Sr. is in Washington calling the shots but the voters are in command of this seat. With a pending election weeks away and an House Ethics Committee poised to strike jackson down for his initiating of quid pro quo; money in exchange for the appointment to President Obama's Senate Seat, there is nothing Jackson can do to deny it as this investigation findings and reported August of 2009. The democrats were in control of the House and the republicans are going to finish it now. But this is something we know, jackson is done politically, I am on the ballot. I am ready Chicago, South Suburbs, Will and Kankakee Counties to represent us now. One thing remains, the election. when early voting begins October 22-NOVEMBER 3RD, 2012, GO VOTE! THIS IS WHEN WE PUT ALL SILLINESS ASIDE. THIS IS BUSINESS. This campaign is trying to address the needs that have been left wanting on purpose by the democratic machine for decades. Like the Chicago Teachers Strike, they are not striking for more money per-say, but quality of life issues such as simple air conditioners for the class rooms. Smaller class sizes such as 25 pupils not 38 to 40 per class. There has not been a strike since 1987, 25 years ago.
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 08:53 AM
This "strike" is a testament of people power coalescing around an issue of we want to live better and know it is possible. We should do no less. I have put up my all to be in this position at this time with the help and leading of God Almighty, I know he is watching this race and is implementing his will that I am in this position at this time. I am not Moses, I am Marcus Lewis, a simple christian who has stepped forward to do what I can. I know most don't know of me. But learn about me at www.marcuslewisforcongress2012.org or www.facebook.com/marcuslewisforcongress2012 But after that, one thing is crystal clear, I am what Hope & Change looks like. I may not be what you though but I am the real deal. I mean you no harm except to help you all I can that is my affirmation to you. I am not perfect but I will be transparent to you here and in Washington, DC. A breath of fresh air. So Chicago, South to the suburbs to Kankakee, I need you to flow with me as we don't have money...but such as we have is our single vote. Please, Please, Please, use it to help put me in the congress this November 6th, 2012. You will not regret it and I will not forget it. Remember voting for me is voting for yourself. Because this campaign is all about you. I am you. When I am there you are too. I am you. I am one of you. A common man. What a plan God has. He took a common man and used him to help others. Thank you 2nd District.
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 09:00 AM
I will repeat this as this is child's play and it is not in my opinion politics at all. We must come to ourselves as time is of the essence...I am not a republican, nor a spoiler. I am sponsoring myself. I am running because I am led by God to do so. I must go to Washington if I am to accomplish to help bring this district out of the morose condition of decay, neglect, mismanagement, corruption and to do the right things without waiver for myself because this moment is to get the needs met, plans spread on the table for all to see and get implemented without further delay. We are going to be like the Pheonix that will rise again. We have to and we will accomplish this IF we put aside pettiness and work together not cutting corners or shaving off something for yourselves. In order for this district to become that shining city on a hill we must pledge to work in military precision as an engine in a Cadillac CTS! Voters of the district, Jackson is in deep trouble of which is his own making. He will be admonished by the House either by censure (A formal rebuke) or expelled . What matters now is that the constituents must now decide that we are going to coalesce around me and elect me as the next congressman for this district. Not splitting of factions but speak as one mighty voice. Trust me folks. I won't let you down. I won't let you down. I won't let you down!
Joe Lake September 11, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Office of Congressional Ethics... Report and Findings [Jesse Jackson Jr. 244 Pages], Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Response,... and More (Including Email to the FBI Concerning James Taylor, Editor City News, Dated Aug. 1, 2012). http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/23 Joe Lake, Chicago
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM
It's Jesse Jackson Jr. that is hiding. Office of Congressional Ethics... Report and Findings [Jesse Jackson Jr. 244 Pages], Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Response,... and More (Including Email to the FBI Concerning James Taylor, Editor City News, Dated Aug. 1, 2012). http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/23 Joe Lake, Chicago
Marcus Lewis September 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Everyone, "READ THE 244 PAGE REPORT". Jesse Jackson Jr. is hiding. Sandi Jackson Jesse Sr are next. See FBI email below. Office of Congressional Ethics... Report and Findings [Jesse Jackson Jr. 244 Pages], Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Response,... and More (Including Email to the FBI Concerning James Taylor, Editor City News, Dated Aug. 1, 2012). http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ILCD2ndDistrict/message/23 Joe Lake, Chicago
James Taylor September 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM
There is likely a better chance that a frog will turn into a prince than that Marcus Lewis will turn into a United States Congressman. This guy keeps slandering others and thinks that will help a helpless campaign with no issues. He keeps trying to say God is behind him, we will see. As for me, I won't be voting for or endorsing this nut! The people of the district need leadership but Marcus Lewis is not that leader.
Joe Lake September 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
James Taylor -- Working for that $25,000-$40,000 from the Jacksons? Jesse Jackson Jr. won't or can't debate. Joe Lake, Chicago
mr lahey September 12, 2012 at 01:16 AM
its just a shame that no one stands a chance against the bedwetter for some reason this POS family seems untouchable what a sad district we live in what will it take to make them all go away? voters should be ashamed of themselves best of luck to the few who challenge these trolls
Joe Lake September 12, 2012 at 01:20 AM
There still a number of actions that can take place. Stay tuned. Joe Lake, Chicago
Marcus Lewis September 12, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I stand by what I heard you say and stand with Joe Lake and his reporting this incident to the FBI. I am not intimidated for telling the truth so why would I look over my shoulder, I am not Jesse Jackson Jr., he has that problem as he is hiding out in his house in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. You better tell the truth to the FBI or you will lose and go to jail and at what cost, losing you freedom?! Not me. I like my freedom and not doing the unspeakable unimaginable and go to jail? That is a cost only Jesse Jr. and James Taylor seem to have no problems in risking. The truth is the light and freedom, the lie makes you hide.
Marcus Lewis September 12, 2012 at 05:13 AM
This is what they call politics, I call it childish. You are crazy. You on July 2, sent me an email endorsing me for Congress as you called me, "more honest than the other two running." (Jackson & Woodworth) I don't need your endorsement. You just yesterday sent me an email and repeated the statement here in Patch that you wanted me to come to Kankakee and participate in a debate with Woodworth and Jackson! You sir are nutty as a Snicker's candy bar. You like to be in the mix but I don't associate with two-faced, double-minded people. If I were you, you need to tell the truth about what you told Joe lake and myself about that $40,000 you got from the Jacksons. And if by chance you did not receive the money, then why in God's name did you say you did to me for two weeks straight and repeat it to Joe Lake and myself for a whole hour? I'd be concerned about the FBI if I were you. And furthermore, a real leader has no problem telling the truth. That's why it's called the truth. I see you and Jesse Jackson Jr. have in common, payoffs and trying to hide from the inevitable. You & Jackson, take my advice, "REPENT" it will do you some good.

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