Two More Falling?

Of note today:

Jesse Jackson suddenly ready to deal:

Just days after winning a handy reelection to his Chicago-area district, 17-year Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., has entered negotiations for a plea deal that would include his resignation from Congress and likely jail time.

Jackson, Jr., the son of civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and husband to Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, has not yet pleaded guilty to alleged misuse of campaign funds to decorate his house and purchase a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend. But CBS Chicago reports the congressman’s lawyer, white-collar criminal defense attorney Dan Webb, is negotiating with the federal government a plea bargain that will likely be reached by year’s end.

The tentative deal includes Jackson, Jr.’s resignation from Congress for health reasons, a “guilty” plea involving misuse of campaign funds, and repayment of any contributions that were converted to personal use. At least some jail time is expected. Jackson, Jr.’s pension, which would pay out between $65,000 and $80,000 a year when he turns 62, is also part of the talks.

Is this the end for Pelosi?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who built and then lost the largest Democratic majority in a generation, is considering ending her historic 10-year reign as Democratic leader after the second disappointing election in a row for her caucus.

Pelosi has not signaled whether she intends to remain atop a caucus that she has ruled with a near-iron fist, including four years as the first female House speaker and six years in the minority.

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Some Democratic insiders expect her decision by Wednesday, after Congress returns to try to forge a deal to avert a massive set of automatic tax increases and spending cuts.

“She’s talking with members. When she’s ready to make an announcement, she will do so,” said Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman.

These two no doubt know where a lot of the bodies are buried. It’s an especially neat trick for Jackson, since Gov. Pat Quinn, a real friend of Obama’s, will appoint his successor now that Jackson has won his reelection. As for Pelosi, the question is who will succeed her? Steny Hoyer likely expects a promotion, but I suspect some political maneuvering will go on so that he is thwarted in his chance. He’s an ugly little man, and I that’s not a comment on his looks, so he deserves it.  James Clyburn who fought it out with Hoyer over the Whip position, is unlikely to get it since he publicly broke with Obama over gay marriage.

Are you finding anyone else on the chopping block? We should compile evidence of the purge, don’t you think?

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71 Responses to Two More Falling?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Jackson should have to forfeit his pension.

  2. piper says:

    How about Debbie WS?

    • piper says:

      as replacement for Nancy.

      • Anthony says:

        That’s what I heard too. It started around “Weiner-gate”. Supposedly, there was a rivalry between AW and DWS to succeed NP.

        DWS was one of the first strident (and irritating) voices out there condemning Weiners TwitPIcs (which fell unfortunately and embarrassingly short of the mark) and Dem insiders whispered that she did it to throw more wood (HA!) on that fire to ensure her position as successor to NP.

  3. We should compile evidence of the purge, don’t you think?

    Yes, yes we should. Screen shots- and paper copies of same too!

  4. carol haka says:

    Lockheed Martin in fight with WH over pink slips before election. CEO told to resign today from relationship with subordinate. :evil:

  5. t says:

    That’s it! I’m buying popcorn stock. #lemonadefromlemons

  6. swanspirit says:

    I think we are all going to need chest high wading boots , and hope that they are high enough

  7. cj says:

    Good riddance to both of them. This could get interesting though. Not all of the little dominoes are going to fall quietly.

  8. Pelosi. {spit} Ladder kicker from hell.

  9. angienc says:

    You know who wouldn’t be running an administration that looks like something out of Caligula’s bath house?

    The fucking Mormon.

  10. votermom says:
  11. Karma says:

    They notice that Nixon was more liberal than Obama too bad they couldn’t see that Romney was too.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cornel-west-obama-a-republican-in-blackface-black-msnbc-hosts-are-selling-their-souls/

  12. votermom says:

    just wondering how dumb these voters are …

  13. votermom says:

    I know what this reminds me of – Dangerous Liaisons

  14. Bangs head on desk…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/why-is-the-gop-overwhelmingly-white/2012/11/11/9fa66474-2c30-11e2-89d4-040c9330702a_story.html

    Guess what, yo. Dems are overwhelmingly white, too. Because there is still a white majority. Why is math so hard for Obamacrats?

  15. swanspirit says:

    Totally OT is anyone watching the total eclipse live link here

    http://events.slooh.com/

  16. r u reddy says:

    Pelos . . . Pelosi . . .

    “Impeachment is off the table.” deserves to go down in history as Pelosi’s “Ford pardons Nixon” moment.

    And I hope it does.

  17. DM says:

    On the outside, the Republicans seem in disarray with the loss of the WH and senate seats, but if one looks more closely, it’s the Dems that are in disarray. Their leadership ranks are thin. Wasserman and Hoyer will make a very poor leaders in the House. The problem the Dems have is that they purged good leaders out of the party.

  18. OT- but I just want to slap them all. I have been screaming about this for years- We did not get healthc care- we got forced to buy a commercial product that has absolutely nothing to do with seeing a doctor when you ned one.
    http://gma.yahoo.com/doc-shortage-could-cause-healthcare-crash-172501425–abc-news-health.html

    • swanspirit says:

      Absolutely correct , and it is only going to get worse . The nursing shortage is critical too .

      • britgirls says:

        I’m trying to get accepted into a nursing program here in PA and they have over 700 applicants for a class of 30. The school just doesn’t have the faculty to expand their program.

        According to AACN’s report on 2011-2012 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, U.S. nursing schools turned away 75,587 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2011 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors, and budget constraints. Almost two-thirds of the nursing schools responding to the survey pointed to faculty shortages as a reason for not accepting all qualified applicants into their programs.

        http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/nursing-shortage

  19. votermom says:

    wth?

  20. carol haka says:

    WoooHoooo! Broadwell’s daddy sais she had hired an attorney and this is about sompin’ else! Get that POS OBAMA! :evil:

  21. angienc says:

    OT — I’ve come to really love Greg Gutfeld — Here’s his review of his own new book “The Joy of Hate” (I can’t wait to get it!):

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/11/13/Tyranny-of-Cool

    • votermom says:

      didn’t Denise suggets this for our next bookclub? Looks good!

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yes! Greg’s the gateway drug from liberalism to conservatism, he won my heart when he wanted to build a gay bar next to the mosque they wanted to build next to the 9-11 Memorial. His views are libertarian, but sooooo funny.

    • carol haka says:

      Years ago I woke up in the middle of the night to watch RedEye! Then my son told me how to record it. He is brilliant. So is his co-host. :evil:

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