Forget daytime soap operas, the happenings in Illinois are much more entertaining. Today Governor Blagojavich, under pressure to resign of be impeached from everyone on the planet with any sense of common sense, decided to defy the State Senate and appoint a successor to Barack Obama anyway. His choice is Roland Burris. How or why Burris is, as yet, unknown, except that there is little doubt Burris or his people were not caught on tape offering the governor anything (maybe they had the good sense to handle their dealings in person?).
But Senate Democrats, wanting not to be tainted by any more scandal than they already are, have said “thank you, no” to Blago’s pick, stating publicly they will not seat Burris in the Senate.
Immediately the race card was played by Congressman Bobby Rush, well known race-baiter. Congressman Rush said,
“This is a matter of national importance. 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, wanna go on record to DENY one African American from being seated in the U.S. Senate. I don’t think they want to go on record doing that”…
So again we have a liberal saying that only blacks can represent blacks, thereby only whites can represent whites. But what do you really expect from the party of tolerance? Tolerance or something?