Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This Won't Be The Last Time We See This

Rod Blagojevich defied his constituents and investigators yesterday and appointed a replacement Senator for Obama's vacated seat. This was roundly criticized by all intelligent people and Democrats as arrogant.

Turns out though that he has one supporter:

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich faced the scornful objections of lawmakers Tuesday after he named a Senate replacement for Barack Obama, but Blagojevich has the support of at least one congressman.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush forcefully backed Blagojevich's decision on the basis of race, warning the public not to "lynch" Blagojevich's Senate pick, who is black.

Rush, an Illinois Democrat who also is black, for weeks had urged Blagojevich to name a black successor for Obama, who had been the only black official in the Senate before resigning his post to assume the presidency.

And on Tuesday, Rush joined Blagojevich's press conference to defend the selection of former state Attorney General Roland Burris for the job and to remind lawmakers that Burris would fill the racial void Obama left. Rush dared Senate leaders to try blocking Burris, after they issued a statement saying Blagojevich's appointment "will not be seated."

"This is a matter of national importance," Rush said. "There are no African-Americans in the Senate, and I don't think that anyone, any U.S. senator who's sitting in the Senate right now wants to go on record to deny one African-American for being seated in the U.S. Senate. ... And so I intend to take that argument to the Congressional Black Caucus."

Continue reading here.

So, the only qualification that matters is that this man is black? It doesn't matter that he has been appointed by a criminal, he should stay because there are no other blacks in the Senate?

I find this incredible.

Of all of this though, the part I like the best is this:

warning the public not to "lynch" Blagojevich's Senate pick

If all else fails, call it a lynching, that horrendous act of decades ago. It's almost as if people like Mr. Rush have this glass case with a little hammer and printing on the glass "strike here in case of unfounded racial charges". Al Sharpton has a boat load of them. Jesse Jackson too.

I remember a case here in West Michigan in which a young black man was incredibly intoxicated and driving so fast he went airborne at a railroad tracks and landed on the car of a young white lady, killing here. He was charged and convicted of 2nd degree murder, an unusual charge in Michigan for drunk driving but highly appropriate given the level of disregard in this case. At the racially charged trial upon conviction, the man's family was quoted as saying 'they're lynching another black man'.

It has gotten to be way beyond tiresome to hear this. Finally, quite frankly since we have elected a black man President, it's time to give it up.


CJ said...

I totally agree. We have a black president-elect. Get over it all ready! No reason to use race as an excuse for failures. The only thing about this senate appointment is that is constitutionally correct. Can they (democrats) actually refuse this senate selection? It will be fun watching this one. OH, and Burris was shown this morning saying Blagojevich was a criminal and should not be allowed to pick the next senator! Go figure!

Always On Watch said...

I saw Rep. Rush on the news this morning. Good grief! He sounds like a racist to me.

Is this what America is coming to?

IMO, BHO and many of his cohorts are setting back race relations in America.

Blagojevich is stonewalling worse than Richard Nixon. He is the laughing stock of America -- and disgusting in his perseverating.

Chuck said...

CJ, I was watching Special Report from Fox this morning (I have to tivo them and watch the panel discussion later). The consensus on the panel was that this may be hard for the State and the Senate to overturn because Blago is the Guv right now. It will be interesting. It could be the scandal that keeps giving. We could see the Democrats fighting a losing battle to have a black man out of the Senate, no winning that fight.

AOW, I thought he seemd a bit of a goofball.

mksviews said...

And people thought the race-card was put away for good eh. Like everything else, that was just a facade too. They will never see you as not racist, and they'll keep playing that card as long as you folks in America let them.

Happy new year to you and your readers by the way. May it be a better year for us Conservatives.

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Happy New Year ....MY Friend

Aaron Proctor said...

Doesn't the fact he's black trump everything?

I'm kidding of course.

P.S. Forgot to tease you about the Lions.

Obob said...

the race card exists for the political needs of the left/democrats. allah forbid a republican point out how racist the anti-steele ads and tone were in maryland.

Larry T Durham said...

Whatever happened to all that "content of their character" stuff MLKJR spoke about? It's still all about pigment and ideology isn't it?

Hmmmm? Crickets.

Happy New Year to all you racist, mysogynistic, homophobic, Jesus infested bloggers out there. Yall gonna have to get with the PC gameplan and get your minds right. Barry will be watching.

Chuck said...

MK,that card is always at the ready

DD, thanks and to you too

AP, you would think. What Lions? Did they play this year?

Obob, it's not racist if the target is a conservative

Larry, agreed and Happy New Year to you too.

Brooke said...

As Booker T. Washington said, this will never go away so long as there is profit in it.

Happy New Year!

shoprat said...

Don't worry. Hucksters will always find a way to complain.

cube said...

This nonsense will continue as long as affirmative action is used
to pick candidates for any office.

Z said...

I just walked on the beach and saw a monument I'd never seen before....I don't know if I'd just never noticed it or it's new...but I went to read it.

It's a dedication to the "Black Americans who chose this beach at which to meet because they were told to stay off other beaches..." yadda yadda.

I swear I kept walking to the water and, out loud, said "Are we EVER going to stop feeling guilty?"

MAN........this is AMERICA. I don't personally KNOW A BIGOT or RACIST and this whole darned thing needs to stop.

I'd have hoped that though Michael Steele would have been MY choice of the first black president, and though I can't STAND obama on ONE SINGLE LEVEL (frankly), that obama's election at LEAST had got us past the stupid, ridiculous situation you so aptly discussed here. geeeeZ