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Rev. Jackson watches Rep. Jackson with pride

By Ben Pershing
Standing in a hallway just off the House floor Sunday evening, the Rev. Jesse Jackson remarked on how excited he was to "be a part of an historic occasion" as Congress closed in on passage of health-care reform.

Also, he wanted to do some bragging.

Jackson's son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), has presided over a good chunk of the House's debate Sunday, refereeing the debate from the Speaker's chair. That task has entailed dealing with frequent procedural objections from Republicans, including repeated parliamentary inquiries on issues large and small.

"I wanted to watch my son preside," Rev. Jackson said. "I've been impressed."

The elder Jackson was the District's shadow senator for several years, but he never actually served in Congress. So where did his son pick up so much knowledge of parliamentary procedure?

"From his mother," Jackson said with a laugh.

By Ben Pershing  |  March 21, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
Categories:  Capitol Briefing , Health Care  
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Jesse, you should be spending more time with your love child. Being a father is more than just paying child support.

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | March 21, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

How absurd. Mr. Pollard who in spite of his inability to correctly spell incompetent feels he is able to determine whether or not a "black" man is qualified to be president?

Racism is clearly a mental illness which causes its victim to think irrationally.

It is quite infectious and appears to be readily able to find hosts among the ignorant and the pompous if the republicans are any indication.

Posted by: Mayimuna | March 21, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

ThomasStewart1 wrote:
Break One, Goal. Next: Hon Obama esq Promised Administrive Order DOES NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTILL 2014. By Then Whole New Ball CLUB For LEGISLATIVE GAME.

Bishops & Priests Beg Populate To NOT PASS Abortion Bill. What I proposed IS STILL EXACT SAME ABORTION TAINTED BILL. NO CHANGES IN WORDING, ONLY FAR OFF PROMISES, Weak Promises ,at that.

Cut Losses & Vote NO. Give Hon Us Congress Fighting chance to Stay Course of membership or Worse, Simply Leave United States of America at Drift, No Way to Proceed nor Ratify for ?three lONG years,Never have Seen US Public So Inflamed, since 1970s'. Chaos Is Ensuing. Wake Up US Congress & Geta Life. Becasue US Congress Can't SEE Evil, Where Majority of States & US Citizens SEE Grim Reaper.

Quit Being Babies, Grow Up, Throw Out BAD Bill Like BAD Food, just happens Sometimes.

Cease & Desist ALL Legislative activity on 2010 HEALTH CARE INSURANCE BILL.


Posted by: thomasxstewart1 | March 21, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Appears that Mr. Pollard has forgotten to take his meds for a few days.

Posted by: sdtc4721 | March 21, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Todd Pollard, it's the venom spewed by people like you that has poisoned any discussion of any issue in this country. The internet has many glories, but one major drawback has been that it gives thugs like you a platform to speak from.

Posted by: bigfish2 | March 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Pollard,

Your comment is illiterate. My representative Jesse Jackson Jr. was articulate and highly competent as he presided this afternoon.

Will the gentleman yield?

Posted by: HydeParker | March 21, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

This make me want to throw up. A incompatent illegally elected black president and anyone who think the demon spawn of "Reverend" Jessie Jackson should be in Congress only want to see the total downfall of our great country,.

Posted by: ToddPollard | March 21, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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