Jesse Jackson Jr’s office: He’s being treated for a “mood disorder”

posted at 8:33 pm on July 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

His spokesman says one thing and NBC News, surprisingly, says another.

Whom to believe in a low-credibility battle like that?

A statement from Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the Chicago Democrat is receiving “intensive medical treatment” for a “mood disorder.”

The statement Wednesday gives no details about his location and comes a month after Jackson went on medical leave.

The statement says Jackson is at a residential treatment facility and is responding positively to treatment. It says he’s expected to make a full recovery.

“Mood disorder”? Not so, says NBC:

Jackson’s wife and aide denied it, but watch the clip below and you’ll see that Mitchell doubled down on her claim for tonight’s Nightly News. She’s got his “friends and colleagues” — plural — as sources. Hard for me to believe they would have run with that if they weren’t very, very confident about it. The only thing that gives me pause is that, if you were going to invent a phony medical excuse to explain a congressman’s absence, “mood disorder” is an odd way to go. He could have claimed any sort of physical ailment and received no damage at all to his career, but by claiming something psychological, he risks voters being skittish about returning him to a position of power. That may be unfair, especially since he’s getting treatment, but that’s politics.

Of course, both explanations could be true. He has a bona fide mood disorder and he’s been treating himself by hitting the bottle. Happens all the time. Maybe his office simply chose to emphasize the less scandalous part of the equation.

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I buy the mood disorder bit, even with the addictions thrown in. Honestly, do you think you’d be a well balanced individual with Jesse Jackson Sr. as your father?

RebeccaH on July 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM

let us all know what you think of Brian Woodworth.

wren on July 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Haven’t met him or even read much about him. He is literate, so he’s already ahead of Staples Jackson on points. I’ll have a sign up on a busy south suburban street and probably a homemade sign in my politically and racially integrated neighborhood mocking Staples the Mutt.

Most elections I don’t even learn the name of the candidate running against Lightweight Jr. … I just vote “R”.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM

he risks voters being skittish about returning him to a position of power

The Democrat retards in our district — of all races — don’t get skittish. They are retarded and vote for the Dem that the union/newspaper says to vote for. And if there is a black candidate, they all vote for that one.

How else would someone this stupid and corrupt hold office for 18 years or whatever?

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM

wren on July 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM

A white republican-a white ANYTHING-has no chance in that district-even WITH the additions of Crete , Monee, and Frankfort.
*3 J’s last GOP opponent-Issac Hayes(a black guy) ended up getting THIRTEEN percent of the vote.
Thirteen.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

a mood disorder, huh……

yeah.

sure.

ted c on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

He must be in one hell of a bad Mood.

xdwall on July 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I’m starting to get a Mood Disorder myself listening to all of these bizarre reasons for his absence.

Varchild on July 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM

A white republican-a white ANYTHING-has no chance in that district-even WITH the additions of Crete , Monee, and Frankfort.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

It is truly sad when racism of any flavor determines who will be elected to lead our country.

wren on July 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

My guess is that JJJ resurfaces in September or October–clean and sober–to give ecstatic testimonials to the care he received all because of Obamacare. He’ll also announce that he’s undergoing gender reassignment surgery and therapy, all covered by Obamacare.

And no co-pays and no deductibles!

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Now this is just mean.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

LOLZ, Sergeant Vulcha!

“Mean” in a very fitting way. Salute.

predator on July 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM

If by “mean” you mean hysterically funny…

Fallon on July 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I thought it was funny — made me laugh.

Lourdes on July 11, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Thanky!

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM

BuckeyeSam on July 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

He and his race hustling old man have given me mood disorders for years. Hearing either one of them always puts me in a very bad mood.

Jim - PRS on July 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Haven’t met him or even read much about him. He is literate, so he’s already ahead of Staples Jackson on points. I’ll have a sign up on a busy south suburban street and probably a homemade sign in my politically and racially integrated neighborhood mocking Staples the Mutt.

Most elections I don’t even learn the name of the candidate running against Lightweight Jr. … I just vote “R”.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Thank you for the update, Jaibones!

Anything you can do to show people in the 2nd Congressional District that there is an alternative to Rep. Jackson will be appreciated!

Even if a victory in 2012 is realistically a longshot, it is good to keep building a foundation of rational voters to lead to better representation in a future election.

Those of us in deep blue districts need to keep the faith that rational thought will return to our districts eventually.

wren on July 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

l

Haven’t met him or even read much about him. He is literate, so he’s already ahead of Staples Jackson on points. I’ll have a sign up on a busy south suburban street and probably a homemade sign in my politically and racially integrated neighborhood mocking Staples the Mutt.

Most elections I don’t even learn the name of the candidate running against Lightweight Jr. … I just vote “R”.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM

That is what I do, too. BTW, my Mom’s rep (Frankfort) isn’t Guitierrez, like I mentioned earlier today, it’s Bobby Rush. Even worse than LG!

herm2416 on July 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

…additions of Crete , Monee, and Frankfort.
*3 J’s last GOP opponent-Issac Hayes(a black guy) ended up getting THIRTEEN percent of the vote. Thirteen.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I don’t recall any part of Crete, Monee or Frankfort being part of 2-IL last cycle.

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Lying liars.

rayra on July 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Sounds like a mean drunk.
Either that or he’s been hitting the bath salts.

Bubba Redneck on July 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I don’t recall any part of Crete, Monee or Frankfort being part of 2-IL last cycle.

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Almost all of the Congressional District boundaries have changed nationwide for the 2012 elections as a result of the 2010 Census.

Congressional Districts are updated every 10 years to adjust for population shifts measured by the Census.

Let’s hope some of these new boundaries make it more difficult for entrenched incumbents to keep their seats in November!

wren on July 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I don’t recall any part of Crete, Monee or Frankfort being part of 2-IL last cycle.

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

They weren’t per Wiki

The 2nd Congressional District includes the suburban municipalities of Burnham, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Phoenix, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, South Holland and Thornton, nearly all of Country Club Hills, Riverdale and Sauk Village, parts of Calumet Park, Dixmoor, Markham, Steger and University Park, and some small sections of Blue Island, Frankfort and Oak Forest. The district’s area south of 95th Street is almost entirely east of the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 57) until reaching Rich Township.

Link

JPeterman on July 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

…additions of Crete , Monee, and Frankfort.
*3 J’s last GOP opponent-Issac Hayes(a black guy) ended up getting THIRTEEN percent of the vote. Thirteen.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I don’t recall any part of Crete, Monee or Frankfort being part of 2-IL last cycle.

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

They aren’t. Redistricting happened, that is how my mom ended up with Rush as her rep. He probably thinks Frankfort is in Kentucky.

herm2416 on July 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I bet Papa Jerkson will raise a stink about the hospital staff being mostly white.

Sticky Wicket on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I don’t recall any part of Crete, Monee or Frankfort being part of 2-IL last cycle.

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Crete was, but the others were part of the Will County district won by Kinzinger. Then the IL-Dem-mob outfit redistricted and drew all of the white voters into Jr’s district, since the imbeciles north of us vote as a block of blockheads.

Kinzinger ended up running against another R, Manzullo, who was a good conservative, and we lost one of them. Now Jr. misrepresents an entire rural region of white conservatives, to go along with his ghetto retard Dems from Chicago, Dolton, Cal City, Markham, Harvey, Ford Heights and Chicago Heights — the towns that suck up all the Federal dollars.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Not to worry, Jesse Junior. Think Marion Barry. Barry was caught on tape smoking crack. He was prosecuted and convicted and served time for it. Then he ran for mayor of D.C. and was elected.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Hey, can you blame the DC voters? Barry ran the city so well, they just had to bring him back. Why prohibit such a gifted and honest administrator from using his talents in public service? For the children, of course.

(Serious question. Has DC ever had a competent mayor since Congress passed Home Rule in 1973???)

CJ on July 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Well mood disorders and alcohol/drug problems are serious issues. I’m glad he is seeking help. Hope all goes well.

terryannonline on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Weapons grade snark for those who don’t read Ace of Spades as well *(and I can’t fully justify stealing his material outright)

Turns out he’s not in the mood to go to jail, so.

Posted by Ace at 08:34 PM Comments

gekkobear on July 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

southsideironworks on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

They weren’t-but much of them are now.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

One of the many reason we moved was because we were tired of our votes not counting. I grew up in UP, and the husband grew up in Homewood.Both areas @ one time were GOP friendly(Jerry Weller and at a state level Aldo DeAngelis and Bob Regan. Our votes no longer counted. Finding out that DeLuca switched from R to D and then voted for the tax hike ‘because that’s what the voters want’ was it for us.
Neugebauer has ZERO chance of losing his seat.
It’s nice having our votes mean something.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Jesse Jackson Jr’s office: He’s being treated for a “mood disorder”

…ohhhh!…and they knew about this disorder because Jr. was wearing one of his old man’s “mood rings” from the 60′s?

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM

A MOOD disorder?! A MOOD DISORDER?

LOL! The names they come up with for this stuff.

Cleombrotus on July 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

A MOOD disorder?! A MOOD DISORDER?

LOL! The names they come up with for this stuff.

Cleombrotus on July 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

One of the staffers had the munchies and went to Arby’s. When he got back to the office he announced “I know how to spin this”

Bunsin2 on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Not sure if this was mentioned in a previous comment, but WLS radio in Chicago mentioned that JJJ had attempted suicide.

St Gaudens on July 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Accountability is not a strong genetic trait in the Jackson family’s DNA.

CrustyB on July 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM

He’s on bath salts and claiming it as a living expense.

Your tax dollars at work.

CorporatePiggy on July 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Well mood disorders and alcohol/drug problems are serious issues. I’m glad he is seeking help. Hope all goes well.

terryannonline on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Me too.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

From Ace…..too funny

Update: Now Jackson’s office says he’s being treated for a “mood disorder.”

Turns out he’s not in the mood to go to jail, so.

Cindy Munford on July 12, 2012 at 2:38 AM

*3 J’s last GOP opponent-Issac Hayes(a black guy) ended up getting THIRTEEN percent of the vote.
Thirteen.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

So what you’re saying is…
He got the Shaft!

PXCharon on July 12, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Truth is l’I’ll Jesse has been sent away to reeducation camp. He told his dad last month that he’s coming out of the closet as a Conservative and was planning to switch to the GOP.

Doug Piranha on July 12, 2012 at 7:56 AM

He has liberalism disorder. It’s an epidemic.

Akzed on July 12, 2012 at 9:11 AM

NYTimes claims Jesse Jackson Jr’s career was soaring, If it was he wouldn’t have tried to buy Obama’s Senate Seat

If you’ve seen Jesse Jackson Jr speak you’d know he is a very stupid man. Remember ‘an iPod for everyone’?

DANEgerus on July 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Of course, both explanations could be true. He has a bona fide mood disorder and he’s been treating himself by hitting the bottle. Happens all the time. Maybe his office simply chose to emphasize the less scandalous part of the equation.

This is what liberal pols and news organizations have come to now, isn’t it?

Were they emphasizing a less scandalous detail, spinning or outright lying? Even during the worst of the Bush years, I can count on one hand the number of times I thought an administration official was lying or spinning.

But to be fair, we’re talking about a Congressman here. So if we add in Larry Craig & Mark Foley, maybe two hands.

rwenger43 on July 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Wasn’t Marion Barry “treated” for a similar disorder? But I don’t think it’s that.

Given that Rod Blagoyevich(sp?) has been singing to authorities in Federal Prison telling them everything he knows about Jackson Jr. for a sentence reduction, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that Jackson Jr. got wind of some of it through the grapevine and tried to commit suicide rather than face a trial and a long prison stretch in a cell next to Rod’s.

When Jackson Jr. returns to the lime light and does his first news conference (where he’ll proceed to lie through his teeth about EVERYTHING), somebody needs to ask him to roll up his sleeves so they can look for stitch marks on his wrists.

Mahdi on July 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Mood disorder? Lets call it what it is…liberalism. He couldn’t even succeed at killing himself? What a loser.

Doomsday on July 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Corruption is a fickle mistress J3!

Klem Kadiddlehopper on July 12, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Mood disorder? Lets call it what it is…liberalism. He couldn’t even succeed at killing himself? What a loser.

Doomsday

+1

CatchAll on July 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

If he were my rep, I’d have a “mood disorder” too.

IrishEyes on July 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

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