Monday, January 12, 2009

Checkmate Blagojevich!!!

There was never a law requiring the Illinois Secretary of State's signature (as he continually told everyone) on certification papers for Roland Burris. And now that the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled they are in order, the Keystone Cops in the U.S. Senate were forced to do what they should have done all along - seat Burris in the U.S. Senate. And they need to do it - before the inauguration.

Crowing to every willing media outlet that they would not seat Roland Burris after he was appointed - was bad enough. But adding insult to injury, they had him running here, there and everywhere trying to prove that he was "worthy." And most disguting of all, he was forced to stand in the rain after being turned away, while they held the big swearing in of all the other new and only-white senators. They displayed their Plantation Owner behavior for all the world to see. As former NFL coach, Denny Green said once in a beer commercial clip, "They are who we thought they were."

They were wrong. And worse, they came off as megalomaniacs (which many of them seem to actually be). And the President-select was front-and-center on this from Day One, I don't care how you revisionists try to spin it.

I'll bet you a nickel that their apology to Roland Burris will hardly be as public, or as vociferous as was their refusal to seat him. And the media? Well...

I have more respect for Roland Burris and his legal team's "strategy" of knowing the law and using it slap them upside their damn heads, than I have for any of them. Congratulations Sen. Burris (and please, no Stepin Fetchit behavior once you get in there, m-m-mkay?).


The Fabulous Kitty Glendower said...

You know instead of being tainted by Blagojevich, as so many Obama supporters labeled it, I feel that Burris is tainted by having to beg and push for what was rightfully and lawfully given to him. You are so right. Anyone who cannot see past Obama’s skin colour and see the racism in this whole sorted affair is a fucking racist in my opinion. It should not have went this far. The second they knew a black person was appointed it was the duty of every last senator to stop and think about the consequences. But they didn’t because Obama was saying not to let him in either, and they followed their “black” leader using him as a shield against an potential charges of racism. Yet instead of seeing that, thinking about that, everyone will pretend it was all sullied by Blagojevich. No it wasn’t sullied. Blagojevich just showed them what it is really like to represent.

Reid and Obama need to go home.

Deb said...

Kitty...You said:

"...they followed their “black” leader using him as a shield against any potential charges of racism."

I thought that too.

You said: "Blagojevich just showed them what it is really like to represent."

No shit! They didn't count on him FOLLOWING THE LAW especially since they're all used to NOT doing exactly that! Rich!!!

ea said...

This whole episode has been either hilariously sad or sadly hilarious. I haven't decided which.

Deb said...

ea...I think it's been a little bit of both

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