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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Republicans who skipped Obama's address are 'unpatriotic'

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2011, 11:30 p.m. - Rev. Jesse Jackson today said that the GOP is being "unpatriotic" and "disgusting" by opting to watch football over the president.

"In a jobs state of emergency, to actually have official Congress people who would not come to work last night shows contempt for the president, that is really unpatriotic for a congressman to do such an heinous act," Jackson told Redding News Review.

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GOP Sens. David Vitter, of Louisiana, and Jim DeMint, of South Carolina, did not attend and GOP Reps. Paul Broun, of Georgia, and Joe Walsh, of Illinois, were all confirmed no-shows.

Vitter, who is a Saints football "fanatic", said he had other "priorities."

 


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