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
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