I was willing to let the new year slide on in on the sports tip…but NAW I can’t now cause of some foolish posturing of Rep. Bobby Rush (Il) over this “appointment” of Roland Burris by the embattled Illinois govenor.
Ya’ll know the basics: Gov. Rod tried to sell the senate seat and was busted for it – wiretaps and all. With most everyone on his ASS trying to get him to step the hell down, he defiantly throws Burris right in the faces of the citizens of Illinois and the nation. Most definitely the governor learned a thing or two about arrogance from Bush and Cheney.
Because Burris is black and on the left right side of Rush’s politics, he wants the other Senators who don’t support the governor making the pick in the first place to accept this selection.
Now Rush is going all Malcolm Farrakhan and shit “warning” the other senators not to reject a black man. He is comparing the other senators to Bull Connor and George Wallace if they don’t accept Burris, liking it to a lynching. WTF?
Look, I know that there are no other African-American senators. I know we need more of them. However, it’s up to us to get them elected into office. Period. I think it’s good business sense to appoint an African-American to President Elect Obama’s seat. Maybe Burris isn’t a bad dude. The first African-American elected to state wide office, he’s lost every other major election he’s been in since. Which means the majority of the people don’t want him. Who knows, maybe he would do a good job and be a shining light to the people of Illinois. From his lame ass posturing about how his appointment would “take a a major issue off the table” in assuring that Illinois has a full complement of senators in Washington, – Oh please spare me. The truth is Burris has wanted to be senator for a long time. The point is I don’t care if he is the Dahli fuckin Lama – he was appointed by a man facing corruption charges for selling the same seat. If he was appointed after the governor stepped down by whatever means the state decided, that would be fine. This shit here is whack though! The president elect agrees that Burris’ appointment shouldn’t fly. But Rush persist in using racial rhetoric to try to force this through.
I mean damn! Black folks have to be consistent. And Rush is full of shit! If Blagojevich would have appointed someone with the politics of Alan Keyes or Larry Elder, he would not be pontificating about constitutional fucking law. He would be calling Al Shapton to march. And it ain’t no secret that Rush and Obama have some political history back from 2000 when Obama lost to Rush for the same seat Rush is in now while Obama is on his way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Can you say, “Hater in the house!”
Anyone who knows me knows that my politics are as black as a trillion midnights! But Rush sounds like a damn fool! And he and others who subcribe to letting this shit slide the way it’s being done for the sake of blackness needs to shut the fuck up! You are flat our WRONG!
In the “up your nose with a rubber hose” move of the day. Rod Blagojevich is naming himself a Senator by the name of Roland Burris, a former Illinois Attorney General. After serving stints in the state as a state Comptroller prior to the AG’s position, Burris has done his thing on the political consulting tip with his firm, Burris & Lebeb Consulting, LLC.
What is the next move for the people of my home state? Will they fight this appointment or what? Is Gov. Rod offering him up as a trojan horse knowing he won’t get to hold the seat? And did they have to meet in a park somewhere to agree on what the payoff would be?
That’s what I really want to know!