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Leave Roland Burris Alone!

Let the man have his Senate seat and get off his back.

I really don’t know what the problem is with Mr. Burris.  If all calling for him to resign would just shut up, there would not be a problem.  And if — if — he had to walk in by himself last night as some kind of a shun, then all the Senators should be ashamed.  I absolutely hate it when someone cries race or racist, but I am beginning to wonder if that’s what it is.  First they block him from the Senate floor so he can’t be sworn in with the rest of the Senate, and now they want him to resign.

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He obviously wants the position, I think he considers it an honor that he maybe has hoped, he was duly and legitimately appointed, and he seems to me to be an honorable man, so just exactly what has he done that he should resign?

And besides that, if Tim Tax Cheat Geithner can be Secretary of the Treasury and IRS, Mr. Burris can surely be a Senator.

Posted:  02.25.09

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Divine intervention in Obama’s election?

Spike Lee revealed he thought the economic difficulties plaguing the country were ordained by God to help get Barack Obama elected.  He made this revelation on Morning Joe this morning in an interview with Joe Scarborough.

Joe kind of set him up, though, in my opinion, saying, “I’ve always believed, and it seems naive, that God’s had a hand in America, and I get the sense you feel that God has had a real hand in this.”

Lee responded by saying, “So many things have happened — all of a sudden, the economy goes south at that moment, and then McCain — there were so many things.  It was almost a movement that had to be ordained, I think.”

On Sunday, Jeremiah Wright made an appearance in Washington, D. C., speaking at a chapel service at Howard University.  He thinks God had a hand in Obama’s rise, as well.

Wright hailed Obama’s inauguration as a sign of God’s providence and the fruit of “the faith of Rosa Parks and the blood of Martin Luther King Jr.”

“The Lord stepped into a scrawny black kid’s ability,” said Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, in a sermon at the historically black university. “The Lord stepped into his story and gave him a new attitude. The scrawny kid with the big ears said. ‘Yes we can. I got a new attitude.'”

His sermon went on to say that God can give people a new ability, a new attitude and a new address, used Obama as a prime example. “Barack’s got a new address,” Wright said to an overflow crowd that stood and cheered. “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

He also threw in a little dig that Michelle Obama will be the first black woman to sleep in the White House — legally.  I’ve heard that one before.  Then he went on to say that maybe next it will be a black woman as president.

Greta interviewed Roland Burris last night in his new senate office and he was emotional about Barack Obama.  He said that he felt Obama had divine favor, when asked how he thought Obama was able to overcome so many odds and become president.

Was Barack Obama’s presidency “divinely ordained?”  What do you think?

More Here.

Posted:  01.19.09

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In major turn-around Obama now says Burris should be seated quickly

Now it is becoming a little clearer — MSNBC is reporting that Obama stepped in yesterday and told Harry Reid to more or less make this Burris “distraction” go away.

And there’s this from the Chicago Tribune:

Obama told Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and others when he visited Capitol Hill this week “that if Burris had legal standing—and it appears he has—he should be seated as quickly as possible,” a senior Democratic official said Wednesday. Obama earlier had sided with Reid’s opposition to the appointment.

What’s interesting is why did they take that route to begin with.  Maybe they thought Burris would not accept or that Blagojevich would back off but they had to know there would be problems with their stance.  And Barack Obama, constitutional scholar that he is, certainly knew he was on thin ice.  Looks a little bit like Obama flipped on Reid, doesn’t it?  He went out on Sunday Meet The Press saying Burris would not be seated, thinking Obama had his back.  Nope.  Not surprising.  But now they are all backpedaling and Burris will be seated, as he should be.

See this rendition by John Kass, Obama serves Reid taste of the Chicago way.

And P.E.B.O has made how many speeches now on the economy, I think four or five, and yet he can’t make a simple statement on the Gaza crisis because “there’s only one president at a time.”  Today he makes a — the sky is falling, major panic, need more money, hurry, hurry, hurry print more money speech…..  It makes me ill.  $800 billion plus?

Posted:  01.08.09

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Senate blocked Burris

Our fine Senate, the one with the lowest public opinion rating possible short of zero, took the low road and blocked Roland Burris today.  I really didn’t think it would happen.

Capitol police officers tried to clear a path for Mr. Burris. “You can’t keep a regular citizen from walking into the Capitol,” one officer shouted.

Somehow, Citizen Burris made his way to the office of Nancy Erickson, the secretary of the Senate, to whom he presented his credentials, only to have her reject them. Afterward, the aspiring legislator stood in the rain outside and declared, “Members of the media, my name is Roland Burris, the junior senator from the State of Illinois.”

Where was Harry Reid?  I don’t know, probably underneath a desk somewhere.  Oh, here’s his statement:  “Mr. Burris is not in possession of the necessary credentials from the state of Illinois,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in his speech opening the new session of Congress.

They have not only convicted Rod Blagojevich without the benefit of a trial and with no consideration of his presumption of innocence, they want to confer to Mr. Burris some taint due to allegations of wrongdoing by Blagojevich.  Wrong.  This is just wrong.  And I believe it is unconstitutional as well.  Some Senator is now blathering on about some “cloud being over the process” and how they have a “moral obligation” of some sort.  Blah. Blah. Blah.  (It was Ben Nelson (D) Nebraska).

Good account Here.

According to the Chicago Tribune the Supreme Court has said in the past that the House and Senate cannot refuse to seat someone who meets qualifications.

The democrats are behaving in a disgraceful and childish manner, led by Top Democrat, President-elect Obama.

But as Colbert said on “Colbert and Colmes” we all know the democrats are racists and the only reason they wanted Obama elected was to get him out of the Senate so they could be all-white again. And after all, they have to make sure there is no “taint” on the esteemed Senate.  Now, as for comedians, they should definitely be blocked!  🙂

And just for the record, I don’t think it is racial, it probably would have happened to anybody Blago chose.  They are just trying to get the Blagojevich matter to go away, but, of course, it is only keeping it in the spotlight.

Posted:  01.06.09

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Reid should greet Mr. Burris with respect, allow him to have his Senate seat

Dozens of black leaders and ministers gave Roland Burris a rousing send-off Sunday at New Covenant Church on Chicago’s South Side. Burris took the stage to a crescendo of drums, organ music and applause as hundreds of supporters cheered his appointment.

“We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained,” Burris said. “I am not hesitating. I am now the junior Senator from the state of Illinois. Some people may want to question that and that is their prerogative.”

At New Covenant Church, Bobby Rush called the Senate the “last bastion of plantation politics.” The Chicago Democrat said blacks had been “excluded systematically for too long.”

But several people sitting in the pews during the Burris send-off said their support for his appointment has nothing to do with the him being African-American.

“I’m elated, very happy, overjoyed. Burris has served this community for many years,” said 66-year-old D. Shepherd, a retired minister from Chicago. “He’s the best man under the circumstances; it’s not because he’s black.”

Race is making this a sticky issue, especially since Harry had made it clear to Blagojevich days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, who he didn’t want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or and Emil Jones.

It could be coincidental they are all black, but regardless, I believe they should give the man his Senate seat and show him respect when he arrives in Washington.

I don’t think Harry or anyone else wants to stand in the way of “what the Lord has ordained.”  I just really don’t.

Posted:  01.05.09

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Senate ready to block Burris at the door (Updated)

President-elect Barack Obama has opposed the appointment of former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris by Rod Blagojevich to his vacant Senate seat.

Well, isn’t this just a beautiful thing.

Senate Democratic leaders think Roland Burris, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, will likely show up on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the opening day of Congress, according to a Democratic aide familiar with Senate Democratic leaders’ plans.

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They have prepared a contingency plan in case he does, the aide added.

Burris will not be allowed on the Senate floor, according to this aide and a Senate Democratic leadership aide.

Seeing as how Blagojevich is accused, not convicted of anything, and is cloaked in the presumption of innocence – let’s afford him his Constitutional rights –  and seeing as how he is still the governor of Illinois, I think he has a perfect right to make this appointment.

The aide familiar with Senate Democratic leaders’ plans said if Burris tries to enter the Senate chamber, the Senate doorkeeper will stop Burris. If Burris were to persist, either trying to force his way onto the Senate floor or refusing to leave and causing a scene, U.S. Capitol Police would stop him, said the aide.

“They (police) probably won’t arrest him” but they would call the sergeant-at-arms,” the aide said.

When asked about what would happen if he shows up and tries to be seated, Burris told the Chicago Tribune that he’s, “not going to create a scene in Washington.” He added, “We hope it’s negotiated out prior to my going to Washington.”

And so what we have here is the first black president of the United States, democrat from Illinois, opposing the seating of a well-respected, well-qualified black former Attorney General from his home state of Illinois.  Interestingly enough, Obama supported Burris in the 2002 Illinois gubernatorial primary race against Blagojevich, which Blagojevich won.  Once Blago won the primary, Obama supported him as shown in the conversation below.

[‘On the Chicago TV show “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” on June 27, 2002, state Sen. Obama said, “Right now, my main focus is to make sure that we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we…”

“You working hard for Rod?” interrupted Berkowitz.

“You betcha,” said Obama.

“Hot Rod?” asked the host.

“That’s exactly right,” Obama said.

In 2004, then-Gov. Blagojevich enthusiastically endorsed Obama for the Senate seat after he won the nomination, and Obama endorsed Blagojevich for his 2006 re-election race in early 2005.]

And then there’s a democratic controlled Senate headed up by Harry Reid poised to stop Burris at the door, should he appear there as expected on Tuesday, and refusing the seat the only black Senator in the United States Senate, with Bobby Rush, (D-Ill) putting race right smack-dab in the middle of the table with pleas that Mr. Burris not be hung or lynched.

They could have taken it out of Blagojevich’s hands by holding a special election, but decided not to do that for whatever reason.

So bring on the clowns.  I have my ticket.

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UPDATE:  After I wrote this, I ran across this on deceiver.com and it just fits in so well, I have to include it.  It’s quite funny as well, and illustrates the absurdity of these people, democrats all, and their phoney hopenchange, and how concerned they are about being fair, that is, until it proves somehow inconvenient for them.  They are all just a little bit too anxious to get rid of Blagojevich.  And, yeah, George Wallace was a democrat as well.  http://deceiver.com/2009/01/02/george-wallace/

Posted:  01.02.09

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