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Bobby Rush Blasts The Bull Connor Democrats
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 110th; barackobama; blago; bobbyrush; bullconnor; rolandburris
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Oh that’s rich, Harry Reid as Bull Connor! Hee hee hee.


41 posted on 12/31/2008 8:47:40 AM PST by Enterprise (No Presidency for illegal aliens from Kenya.)
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To: chainsaw
The US Senate will have a hard time not recognizing Burris.

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!

:-)

42 posted on 12/31/2008 1:17:52 PM PST by an amused spectator (I am Joe, too - I'm talkin' to you, VBM: The Volkischer Beobachter Media)
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To: ken5050

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.


43 posted on 12/31/2008 4:02:44 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: an amused spectator

“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.


44 posted on 12/31/2008 9:35:03 PM PST by chainsaw
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