Skip to comments.Bobby Rush Blasts The Bull Connor Democrats
Posted on 12/31/2008 5:36:24 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Ain't this post-racial period great? Here we have one of the more famous members of the Black Congressional Caucus accusing Senate Democrats of threatening to act like Orville Faubus, George Wallace and perhaps the most iconic of segregationists, Bull Connor.
Bobby Rush, the former Black Panther who is now a congressman from Chicago, levelled his accusation on the CBS Early Show this morning in reaction to the letter signed by all 50 Senate Democrats declaring that they would not seat Roland Burris, the African-American that Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday named to take Barack Obama's Senate seat.
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Clearly, the Senate Democrats are racist.
Harry Reid = Bull Connor ping to Today show list.
Does the old terrorist realize or care that the letter signed by the senators was BEFORE Blago selected Burris?
But then, facts don’t matter, corruption doesn’t matter either. Racism is the charlatan’s favorite whine.
This story just never gets dull.
A “former” black panther.
Can someone show me what this person’s district looks like? I bet it is similar to Cynthia McKinney’s original hand carved district.
Blago’s a F*/$#n genious.
* Democratic Member of Congress
* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus
* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army
* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party
* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction
* Advocates reparations for African Americans
"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.
But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past. ..."
From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES
"On May 1st, May Day , the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.
Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.
The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."
To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."
Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
So in other words, he is accusing Democrats of acting like Democrats.
It's the south side of Chicago.
Obama ran in a primary against this guy in 2000 and lost by double didgits.
Truth is stranger than fiction...and far more entertaining.
I suggest we offer condolences to our black democrat friends today. If you’re a conservative in the republican party, you know what it’s like to be used.
Its true: Evil is banal.
Operation Chaos continues.
“Blagos a F*/$#n genious.”
....could he be a plant by Karl Rove....must be, no democrat is that smart.
Probably was abandoned at birth and raised by a pack of wolves....found by Sarah Palins parents while hiking in Alaska...and given over to Rove for covert political training...he has been in deep cover only now to be activated to cause havoc in the democratic party....that Rove is a manificent bastard!!!
It’s a pleasure to see the Democrats hang from their own petard.
The Senate Dems cannot refuse to seat the Hon. Mr. Burris. He was duly appointed by a sitting governor and he meets the qualifications of US Citizen, Resident of State and 30 years of age......
Maybe the Dems will accuse him of secretly being a citizen of Kenya ;-)
Did he actually say that? If so, Mr. Rush is more likeable than I first thought............
I bet Mr. Burris HAS a birth certificate............
I’m sure he and Rev. Wright are good buddies. Black Liberation theology at its lowest level.
Indeed the term is wearing thin and I pray the public wakes up and turns a deaf ear once and for all. I foolishly hoped Obama's win would put it to rest and we'd see the last of the Sharptons and Jacksons but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Will he be blasting Obama by name?
Because it is Obama that is trying to stop this too.
The article contains the transcript of Rodriguez pointing that out to Rush. He stopped short of lumping Obama in with the Bull Connors of the Senate. But I also speculated that Rush might be taking some pleasure in putting a stick in the spokes of the guy who dared primary him for his congressional seat in 2000.
The Illinois SoS has said he will NOT certify the choice as required by the State’s constitution.
I believe that means the seat will stay vacant until the next election.
You gots to separate the appointor from the appointee-Bobby
I like the “post racial” world.
O’s rhetoric was as fake as his birth certificate.
Who cares about the facts, I love seing the racist rats exposed
I think it won’t be long until the black racists start openly calling Obama an “Oreo.”
The real question is why did Burris accept? You think that BO could have reached out to him and asked him NOT to take it..promising him an appointment, or his endorsement when he ran for the seat. It’s curious also that during his comments, Burris did NOT say he was only a caretaker..which means he intends to run for the seat in 2010
Like the Dalibama and community organizing, his part in it was just pure and virtuous all rainbows, candy canes and lollypops.
“The real question is why did Burris accept?”
Burris is quite politically ambitious. He is the first black to hold statewide office in Illinois. He probably truly wants to be senator, knows that Quinn (the lt. gov poised to take over from Blago) would not appoint him and he would not win in an open election. He is also as close to “honest” as you will likely get in Illinois politics. Much more so than Candidates 1-5.
Ha ha, leave it to the Demagogues to inject race everywhere!!
Originally this was only an issue about about getting rid of a corrupt Governor, but now Blago has forced the ‘Rats to fight over playing the “race card” — amazing.
Hey Bobby Rush, maybe you should notice that it is Blago who made race an issue here — far be it from me to have any sympathy with the Demagogue Senators in DC, but when they signed their letter it was not about any particular candidate. The issue was whether Blago should or should not appoint anyone.
This is great entertainment.
I don’t see where the democrats were being racist. They said they would not seat anyone Blago appointed, long before Burris was appointed.
Of course this Bobby Rush can hardly speak intelligible English, that along understand what has been said beforehand.
The Illinois SoS has said he will NOT certify the choice as required by the States constitution.
I believe in the end he will.
According to Illinois law, Blago must appoint someone to fill the vacant senate seat. He has not been removed from office as yet, so he has fulfilled his duty as governor. The US Senate will have a hard time not recognizing Burris. For this reason.
He is a democrat. If they refuse they might force a special election and lose to a republican. The US senate cannot appoint their own senator, and they sure don’t want to lose a seat.
Oh that’s rich, Harry Reid as Bull Connor! Hee hee hee.
You mean: "The US Senate will have a hard time not recognizing [the corrupt] Burris, [who was appointed by the corrupt Illinois governor]."
You know, the Illinois Senator who probably bought his seat from the corrupt Blagojevich. Yeah - the corrupt guy - that's it! That's the ticket!
Burris must see it as his last shot at higher office and he knows he’d never get it any other way.
Obama doesn’t dare promise Burris anything right now with all of Blago’s problems, and any way this whole thing took Obama’s people by surprise.
If Burris had tried to “negotiate” anything with Obama’s team before accepting this Obama & co. would have have said they could only promise their “gratitude” — they could not risk getting pulled back into the Illinois cesspool any more.
I’m not surprised at Burris taking this (or trying to) — based upon what I’ve read about him he was very ambitious for “higher” office, was thwarted repeatedly, is now 71 y.o. and this is his last shot at playing in the big time.
“The US Senate will have a hard time not recognizing [the corrupt] Burris, [who was appointed by the corrupt Illinois governor].”
That’s the kind democrats like. They are much more controllable. I don’t think you will find a clean senator in the 100.