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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And what happens if there is some? Arrest the leader? Please?
Sheets and fire hoses at the ready.
Address him as Senator since he has a letter???
so, should the “Office of the Senator in waiting” contact the “Office of the President-Elect” for pointers on how to handle the pressure and rigors of this new office..ROFL
Too bad Blago did not appoint himself. That would have been much more interesting.
1) Not that I give a rat’s patootie in this particular case, but since Blago hasn’t for the moment reached whatever low bar they have in IL for staying in office, doesn’t whatever he does still count? And since when can the Senate approve or disapprove of whomever a state sends as part of their delegation?
2)Why do the Senate democrats NOT want this guy sworn in as a (D) ASAP, since their margin is not yet filibuster-proof? Is he honest or something?
I know Robert Byrd is "Sheets", but who's "Fire Hose"? Former porn star turned senator? /sarc
Burris defintely needs a “Senator elect” podium !!!
Oh, and a Seal too!
Koo Koo Kachoo, I am the Walrus!
Hardly not. The Office of the President-Elect has taken sides with his former Senate colleagues in opposition to sitting the ...Senator in waiting.
Burris could actually sue the Senate and win. I’m sure we’ll hear more about that next week.
Probably a crook who hasn't yet been vetted and bought off by the other crooks who control 80% of the rest of the Senate. They don't want anyone in that seat until they are absoultely sure he will "play ball", the way JJJ would have.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: BOBBY RUSH:
* 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):
Great point. The Dems are at it again.
Ciexyz wrote:Don't forget they also want to seat Franken before he even finishes stealing the MN seat.
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.
From our standpoint it makes no sense. And that's why it makes perfect sense...to a socialist. It has nothing to do with qualifications, race or eligibility. It has everything to do with agenda. And the agenda is to back Obama, whatever his judgment is. And in these situations he favors a Kennedy (guess why) and disfavors a Blagojevich appointment. The logic is murkier in this case but likely more interesting.