Skip to comments.Blockade Expected For Burris In Washington (Illinois senior RAT Dick Durbin leads the pack)
Posted on 01/02/2009 3:15:17 PM PST by Libloather
Blockade Expected For Burris In Washington
Senate Sergeant At Arms Says He Doesn't Expect Trouble
Jan 2, 2009 1:55 pm US/Central
CHICAGO (CBS) - Top Senate Democrats still say they intend to block Burris' appointment, and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has already refused to certify it, because of the criminal charges against Blagojevich.
Even so, Burris says it is correct to address him as "Senator," because the governor has signed a letter of appointment, making his selection valid.
William Walls of the Committee for a Better Chicago warns that, if Secretary of State Jesse White does not certify the appointment and Sen. Dick Durbin does not support Burris, activists will work to defeat them in upcoming elections.
Burris has also made headlines this week when reports surfaced about a mausoleum he had constructed a mausoleum at Oak Woods Cemetery on the city's South Side listing all his achievements.
CBS News reported that granite structure, with two columns supporting a covered area and three tablets, list his political and business accomplishments "First African-American in Illinois" to become the attorney general, state comptroller, vice president of Continental Illinois National Bank, etc. with the term "Trail Blazer" chiseled in large type above.
Burris is hoping to add "U.S. Senator" to the list and there is room in the granite for it.
But Democratic leaders in the Senate, including Illinois' Dick Durbin, plan to "checkmate" Burris' every move. They maintain the appointment is tarnished by Blagojevich, who was arrested on Dec. 9 on charges that he tried to sell the very seat to which he has now appointed Burris.
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“Burris defintely needs a Senator elect podium !!!
Oh, and a Seal too!”
ROFL! That is too bloody funny. I demand a press conference immediately!
Don’t forget they are stealing a Senate seat in Mn. also.
“What’s wrong with this picture: a qualified, trailblazing Afro-American is denied a Senate seat by Democrats. But an unqualified Caucasian with poor speaking skills (Caroline Kennedy) is extolled by Democrats as frontrunner for another Senate seat.”
We need to pound this statement to the masses and expose the Democrats for the racists they really are. Half black President or not.
As a person that has been entertained by Illinois politics for years, i’m glad the rest of the country is now able to join in the fun.
How much you want to bet he is having the mausoleum engraved as we speak?
Lol....a post worthy of your moniker!
You must not know your American history, short version -- The KKK was formed after the civil war, around 1870 as the terrorist wing of the Democrat party, then came the Democrat party’s segregation and Jim Crow laws. In the meantime, the Democrats used to conduct summary lynchings of blacks and whites to keep everyone in line -- Vote Democrat or else. For a modern model, think PLO, their terror wing and their political wing. Predates, but works fine for the Democrat's KKK model.
Forgot there might be some here that are too young to know.
” I know Robert Byrd is “Sheets”, but who’s “Fire Hose”? Former porn star turned senator? /sarc “
I was thinking Barney FranklymydearI’dontgiveadamnwhohastopayforthemortgageyoucan’taffordjusttakethishousedammit, but I think he’s “Hot Bottom”. Either that, or the male prostitute who was running his business out of Barney’s DC playhouse had that moniker.
Reid, Durbin, and the rest of the white Democrats need to be portrayed as modern day George Wallaces standing in the way of the only black Senator to be seated.
If the GOP leaders were smart(DUHHH!) they could have a political field day with this one.
If anyone finds some testicles for the GOP Senators, please send them to Mitch McConnell.
The Illinois ‘Rats have only themselves to blame. They could have called for a special election for the Senate seat but didn’t, out of fear of the seat going to a Repub. Now we get to watch the entertainment...
So, if they can’t block him legally, they’re gonna bully him out of the Senate?
Who knew the democrats could be this much fun?
That is an excellent observation. I would just add the word "white" in front of "Democrats".
I can hear them singing "We Shall Overcome", arms interlocked.
Guess to DemoRats, that principal applies only as long as it suits their purpose.
Lt. Gov Quin has been quoted as saying (paraphrase) "Blago is going to be impeached and he WILL BE FOUND GUILTY"!
I think its time to stock up on copious amounts of adult beverages and sundry other snacks as this is about to get good.
GO BLAGO, GIVE THE RATS HELL!!!
GO BLAGO, GIVE THE RATS HELL!!!