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Rep. Bobby Rush Kicked Off House Floor for Wearing 'Hoodie'
The Hill ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Peter Kasperowicz

Posted on 03/28/2012 8:10:33 AM PDT by kristinn

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning was asked to leave the House floor after removing his suit jacket to reveal a "hoodie," then putting the hood of his sweatshirt on his head to protest the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. A photo of Rush can be seen here.

"Racial profiling has to stop," Rush said. "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum." Rush also put on sunglasses.

Rush quoted the Bible while presiding officer Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) repeatedly interrupted him, then asked the Sergeant at Arms to enforce the House prohibition on hats in the chamber.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; bobbyrush; congress; democrats; dopeydems; hoodie; idiotsonparade; pantsontheground; trayvon; trayvonmartin; usefulidiots
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To: kristinn
The Illinois Democrat quoted the Bible

Since he was taking a stand for Trayvon, and probably doesn't have any more facts than the rest of us, something tells me he wasn't quoting this verse:


51 posted on 03/28/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn
Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus have taken to the House floor for the last week to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Neighborhood Watch patrolman who allegedly shot Martin last month in Florida. While these calls have escalated, Florida police have said some witnesses saw Martin beat Zimmerman before the shooting, and Zimmerman’s lawyers have said he acted in self-defense.
What's more important? Eye-witness testimony or "calls" from the Congressional Black Caucus.
52 posted on 03/28/2012 10:07:34 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: All
There is another Democratic Congressman who used WWB in GC.

This is a reference to 'While Walking Black in a Gated Community'.

If it was a Gated Community, then Trayon Martin belong there, or was he out for no good.

Note that Zimmerman is white/hispanic.

Finally, I believe Trayon Martin was on a 12 day suspension from school. One of his relatives said it was for possessing drugs.

Seems like the black racist members of Congress are trying to foment race riots.

Spike Lee tweeting the wrong addresses of people is not helping anything...

Maybe Spike should get off drugs before tweeting so he can see straight...

53 posted on 03/28/2012 10:18:00 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: kristinn

‘Looks like a would-be klansman.


54 posted on 03/28/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn

Thugs are taking over.

Thank you for not caring. :)

Now go pay your taxes, your government is broke.


56 posted on 03/28/2012 10:35:00 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: kristinn

A$$HOLE! For all the white kids murdered, where was the outrage????????


57 posted on 03/28/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: falcon99
Just because he is on the floor of the House doesn’t mean he ISN’T a hoodlum.

Laugh of the lunchhour!!

58 posted on 03/28/2012 10:44:29 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn
"Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum." Rush also put on sunglasses.


59 posted on 03/28/2012 10:50:51 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Albion Wilde

Idiocracy.

60 posted on 03/28/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn
Want an investigation Mr Rush?

Let me sucker punch, tackle, get on top and start slamming your head into the sidewalk.

Then you can tell me your theory of self defense!

61 posted on 03/28/2012 10:53:11 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: kristinn

The barbarians are no longer “at” the gate.


62 posted on 03/28/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: kristinn

LOL!! Too true!


63 posted on 03/28/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kristinn
Stop, thief! I'm missing five trillion dollars!

Kristinn....I have been an reading you for a long, long time and that is your funniest post.

64 posted on 03/28/2012 11:02:04 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: newgeezer

Allen Coon

This is the kind of Hoodie you wear when two black teens pour gasoline on you and set you on fire.

65 posted on 03/28/2012 11:08:49 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: kristinn

Democrats and hoodies go hand-in-glove.


66 posted on 03/28/2012 11:10:57 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kristinn

5 rule 7 Punk ! Get out of my house !


67 posted on 03/28/2012 11:11:06 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: newgeezer

Can this ghetto thug be impeached for contempt of Congress? Oh wait, 0bama has already set a precedent for that.


68 posted on 03/28/2012 11:12:15 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: kristinn
He sounds retarded. Rush just played the audio.
69 posted on 03/28/2012 11:13:05 AM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if kmart and wal-mart sales of hoodies have gone through the roof over this....? /sarc


70 posted on 03/28/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: kristinn

What a jerk !!!


71 posted on 03/28/2012 11:20:24 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: SgtHooper

Can’t say I like the house dress code, i think it embordys too much respect for congress as a body. But still people in congress seem to think themselves important enough to impose a dress code and so violators of the dress code must be removed until such time that they come into compliance.


72 posted on 03/28/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

It’s OUR House not THEIR House and they better damn well respect US.


73 posted on 03/28/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: samtheman


“Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus have taken to the House floor for the last week to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Neighborhood Watch patrolman who allegedly shot Martin last month in Florida. While these calls have escalated, Florida police have said some witnesses saw Martin beat Zimmerman before the shooting, and Zimmerman’s lawyers have said he acted in self-defense.”

What’s more important? Eye-witness testimony or “calls” from the Congressional Black Caucus.”

It does seem to be the case in the eye of many congressional democrats their own opinion is above that of Florida law & justice.


74 posted on 03/28/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

These jerks don’t have the slightest conception of law and justice.


75 posted on 03/28/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

“It’s OUR House not THEIR House and they better damn well respect US.”

They have just as much claim to that fallen house as we do the only real difference is theses people specifically have no respect for any rules.

I for one don’t feel that the fallen federal house is worthy of the respect reflected in a dress code. Respectful houses honor and RESPECT their own job & limits. This Federal house over the last 100 years has shown little to no respect for either its limits or job.

The Federal house is in my opinion unworthy of the respect it demands. But that nonetheless is their demand and they seem intent upon enforcing that demand upon everyone.


76 posted on 03/28/2012 11:48:27 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: samtheman

“These jerks don’t have the slightest conception of law and justice.”

Their after raced based hate, law and justice are completely irrelevant to them.
This has nothing to do with Trayvon Martin, Florida Justice, or George Zimmerman its all the politics of race based hate.

Men from New York and Illinois have nothing to do with Florida.


77 posted on 03/28/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: JoeProBono

If they keep this nonsense up, they may bring back the old insult, “they all look alike to me”.


78 posted on 03/28/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: kristinn
Stop, thief! I'm missing five trillion dollars!

Me too...is it a serial robbery???

79 posted on 03/28/2012 12:04:31 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: kristinn

As Obama and his Leftist allies continue to turn up the hysteria the grand jury will convene on April 10 and find Mr. Zimmerman not guilty of anything. Then the riots will start.

Wiki on the hoodie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodie

Get your thugwear here!
http://www.thugwearinc.com/mainthug.html

Urban Dictionary and the word, “thug.”
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Thug%20Wear

Thugwear banned on Texas busses!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8555931/Saggy-trousers-banned-on-Texas-buses.html

George Zimmer needs to start a company called The Thug’z Wearhouse. “You’re going to like the way you look like a thug; I guarantee it.”


81 posted on 03/28/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Or somethin? Best movie ever.


82 posted on 03/28/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: kristinn

Yup. Gangsta -wannabe morons roaming around the halls of Congress. Kids will look at this and say, “Hey, if a congressman can dress up like a gansta in the House of Respentatives, then why can’t I go to school looking like one too?

These fools are not setting good examples and definitely not role models kids should be looking up to!


83 posted on 03/28/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by pattyvita (Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.)
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To: Monorprise

I love the bit that the half-white kenyan is a “black man” and the half-white Zimmerman is a “whitey”.


84 posted on 03/28/2012 1:00:14 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kristinn

ROFL!


85 posted on 03/28/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: samtheman

“I love the bit that the half-white kenyan is a “black man” and the half-white Zimmerman is a “whitey”.”

The democrats must uses the race of men to divide them because in the heart of men there is a yearning for liberty & justice.

Only the hate of the injustice racial discrimination can blind their supporters to the many injustices they seek to impose upon them along with everyone else.


86 posted on 03/28/2012 1:36:28 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: kristinn

He’s a Chicago POS of the first order and another misery pimp.


87 posted on 03/28/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Monorprise

I am disappointed that the Hispanic community has been so silent on this.

In terms of racial politics (which I don’t subscribe to, but just trying to understand for a moment), why are the Hispanics so willing to take a seat at the back of the bus on this one?


88 posted on 03/28/2012 1:54:16 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kristinn

It is time for President Obama to show leadership by apologizing to George Zimmerman on behalf of ALL of Black America!!


89 posted on 03/28/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Zionist Conspirator
>> I thought Black Democrats pols were opposed to public Bible readings? <<

Only when conservatives do it. If it's "Rev." Al Sharpton or "Rev." Jemimah Wright selectively quoting the bible to promote some liberal cause, they're all for it.

90 posted on 03/28/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: kristinn

This idiot got to grandstand for 10 minutes for his black racist constituents. They are not racist all the time but they are when it comes to this kind of Treyvon crap.


91 posted on 03/28/2012 4:18:07 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: kristinn
Rush quoted the Bible while presiding officer Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) repeatedly interrupted him,

If the presiding officer wanted to have a little fun he would have tossed Rush off the floor for violating the separation of church and state, rather than wearing the hoodie.
92 posted on 03/28/2012 4:22:27 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Frank_2001

The bar must be pretty low if someone like that can get elected to Congress.


93 posted on 03/28/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: kristinn

Bobby doesn’t seem to have one ounce of class.

Chalk up another point for racism.

Sad.


94 posted on 03/28/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: brownsfan

*** “Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said. ***

In true irony, the Trayvon Martin droolers don’t even understand that THEY ARE THE RACIAL PROFILERS because they:

1. Look at the color of Zimmerman’s skin, and

2. Assign a whole morass of racist attributes to him based on the color of his skin.

They are profiling him as a racist in this murder in absence of the facts about Zimmerman. THAT IS PROFILING!!!

Spread this soundbyte around, folks!!


95 posted on 03/28/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: kristinn

I do not know this was mentioned, Bobby Rush violated a rule from 1837, rule 377 that “No member wear a hat during a session”,

http://books.google.com/books?id=CdBQ_yuiDAoC&pg=PA194&lpg=PA194&dq=1837+law+wearing+hats+in+the+house+of+representatives&source=bl&ots=gWcfotH8pB&sig=l1vAbxruaJiUsiWwFxW9vhUZpI8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=l7NzT8zjJYOG2gWUhpDuDg&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false


96 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:37 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Clause five of rule 17 prohibits the wearing of hats in the chamber when the House is in session.


97 posted on 03/28/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT by U-238
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To: kristinn

The more they do this, the more they look like idiots to a) 95% of Republicans; b) better than 60% of independents; c) maybe 5-10% of Democrats, mostly blue collar conservative types. I say, the more they humiliate themselves, the better. They obviously have not run focus groups on this, otherwise they would see how it is tarnishing their image and creating a mental backlash, even if it does radicalize and turn out to the polls their rather insigificant (by the numbers) base that they have. Bring it on, hoodie boys.


98 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (WISCONSIN Apr. 3: It is YOUR CHOICE: Romney as Nominee, or CONSERVATIVE Upset? Whatchya' Gonna' Do??)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

next thing they will be wearing their trousers at half-mast, withtheir butt cracks or boxer shorts showing. sheesh. what asshats!


99 posted on 03/28/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (WISCONSIN Apr. 3: It is YOUR CHOICE: Romney as Nominee, or CONSERVATIVE Upset? Whatchya' Gonna' Do??)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

next thing they will be wearing their trousers at half-mast, withtheir butt cracks or boxer shorts showing. sheesh. what asshats!


100 posted on 03/28/2012 7:17:43 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (WISCONSIN Apr. 3: It is YOUR CHOICE: Romney as Nominee, or CONSERVATIVE Upset? Whatchya' Gonna' Do??)
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