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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 02:57 PM
What an amazing amount of nerve. Beyond that, Roland Burris has to be the dumbest motherfarker on the planet to accept a job from Blago.

Report: Blagojevich to pick Senate replacement

CHICAGO Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has scheduled an afternoon news conference amid reports that he plans to name someone to Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich was arrested earlier this month on charges that he tried to sell or trade the seat to the highest bidder.

Citing unnamed sources, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that Blagojevich plans to appoint 71-year-old former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris. Senate leaders have said they will not seat anyone Blagojevich names.

Blagojevich has scheduled a 3 p.m. EST news conference. His spokesman Lucio Guerrero declined to say what the Democratic governor plans to discuss.

The governor has denied wrongdoing and has vowed to remain in office.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081230/ap_on_re_us/illinois_governor_24

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 03:06 PM
I read a line on the net earlier..."Apparently Blago intends to keep building his insanity defense..."

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 03:48 PM
Impressive. Democratic Party Senate Leader Reid says one thing today, yet his counterpart governor Blago holds this bizzarre press conference and picks Burris, who turns around and plays the race card on those who would go against his nomination.

Huh??

Blago could be nuts, or trying for a little future jury nullification with possible Black jurors.

What the heck has happened to my party?? Apparently my newfound influence needs to be put on the fast track.

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 04:25 PM
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Impressive. Democratic Party Senate Leader Reid says one thing today, yet his counterpart governor Blago holds this bizzarre press conference and picks Burris, who turns around and plays the race card on those who would go against his nomination.

Huh??

Blago could be nuts, or trying for a little future jury nullification with possible Black jurors.

What the heck has happened to my party?? Apparently my newfound influence needs to be put on the fast track.

DH



Your party? Since when?


Since being a Republican became similar to having Smallpox. Its all about being on the winning team...

[Edited on 12/30/2008 by SquatchTexas]

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 04:32 PM
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Impressive. Democratic Party Senate Leader Reid says one thing today, yet his counterpart governor Blago holds this bizzarre press conference and picks Burris, who turns around and plays the race card on those who would go against his nomination.

Huh??

Blago could be nuts, or trying for a little future jury nullification with possible Black jurors.

What the heck has happened to my party?? Apparently my newfound influence needs to be put on the fast track.

DH



Obviously Blago is on his own and knows it, has a gigantic ego and could care less what anyone tells him regardless of party. This is blatantly obvious to even the casual political observer, of which you are not. You're a helluva lot smarter than that.

In other words, D, you might have to change your game a bit. If you hadn't noticed, there's new meat around here that also posts stuff just to rile people up politically and, quite frankly, from a partisan point of view, there's one guy in particular that is better than you in that regard. Sure hope you can rise above that regard.

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 05:02 PM
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How is Blago Reid's counterpart?


Why, they're both Democrats! Part of the Democrat uni-mind!

Ol' DFC has been outdone as the local political sh!t-stirrer...

 

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How is Blago Reid's counterpart?


Why, they're both Democrats! Part of the Democrat uni-mind!

Ol' DFC has been outdone as the local political sh!t-stirrer...


DFC said that he is a Democrat. Is he Blago's counterpart as well?


I'm a Democrat. That means I'm Derek's counterpart?

 

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How is Blago Reid's counterpart?


Why, they're both Democrats! Part of the Democrat uni-mind!

Ol' DFC has been outdone as the local political sh!t-stirrer...


DFC said that he is a Democrat. Is he Blago's counterpart as well?


I'm a Democrat. That means I'm Derek's counterpart?


Yes, but that has nothing to do with you both being Democrats.


I'm totally confused now.

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 05:36 PM
Uh oh. Sounds like unless it can be proved Burris paid for the seat, he might have to be seated by the Senate. Pretty odd doings.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/Story?id=6550262&page=1

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 05:42 PM
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In other words, D, you might have to change your game a bit. If you hadn't noticed, there's new meat around here that also posts stuff just to rile people up politically and, quite frankly, from a partisan point of view, there's one guy in particular that is better than you in that regard. Sure hope you can rise above that regard.


Oh shiat, for Gods sake, please dont present it as a challenge...

 

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  posted on 12/30/2008 at 06:15 PM
We just got home from several days at the beach and I saw this on the news.....I had to laugh....no one can say that Blago doesn't have 'game'.

 

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  posted on 12/31/2008 at 04:46 PM
Conservative View of the Circus.....



Will Harry Reid Stand in the Senate House Door to Keep Burris Out?
by MATT LEWIS
DEC 31ST 2008 10:18AM
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As a conservative, it does not escape me that many of the "sexiest" scandals of the year were Democrat scandals, such as Blago, Eliot Spitzer, Kwame Kilpatrick, and John Edwards.

Though Edwards was on his way down, the others were widely viewed as rising stars of the Democratic Party. Losing up-and-coming stars from your bench is bad news, of course, for any team.

It also does not escape me that, while Republicans were rightly punished for their scandals, the Democratic Party -- as a brand entity, at least -- does not appear to be tainted by the many incidents of corruption and scandal they were responsible for this year.

This is nothing new, by the way. Republicans have long complained that Democrats aren't held accountable by the media for their bad deeds.


To illustrate this, Republicans often point to the fact that, while Republicans are frequently limned as "racists," a larger percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did their Democrat counterparts. They also cite the fact that most southern segregationists were Democrats -- and that the Democratic Party is still hope to former Klan member Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)

As the Blago controversy has now arrived at the intersection of corruption scandal and race, it is interesting to note the similarities between the Democratic Party's Blago, and another controversial Democratic governor.

On June 11, 1963, Democratic Governor George Wallace blocked the doorway at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to prevent the registration of African-American students. Like Blago, Wallace had enough chutzpah to take on the federal government, which included a president of his own party (Blago is essentially standing up to President-Elect Obama, in this instance).

Wallace's statement might well have just as easily been uttered by Blago, yesterday: "I stand here today, as Governor of this sovereign State, and refuse to willingly submit to illegal usurpation of power by the Central Government." Like Wallace, Blago's defiant argument is a legal one -- that, as governor, he is within his rights to make this appointment. Ironically, in appointing a black man to the U.S. Senate, Blago is standing up to the federal government, and essentially making a "states' rights" argument.

As David has pointed out, Rod Blagojevich and Bobby Rush are, in fact, playing the race card. By picking an African-American (and by using heavily-coded racial language to buttress his appointment), Blago is essentially playing the Wallace role -- in the sense that he is standing up to the big, bad government. But he is also putting Harry Reid in a difficult position by also forcing him to play the Wallace role. In short, Democrats now face a lose/lose scenario, where no Democrat gets to play the role of "good guy".

Will Harry Reid stand in the doorway of the U.S. Senate and attempt to keep the only African-American senator from being seated?

... Bad behaving Democrats playing the race card on other Democrats??? I would be enjoying the schadenfreude if it weren't such a serious situation for our nation ...

 

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  posted on 12/31/2008 at 04:50 PM
http://www.badmouth.net/top-five-republican-gay-sex-scandals/

 

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Will Harry Reid Stand in the Senate House Door to Keep Burris Out?
by MATT LEWIS
DEC 31ST 2008 10:18AM
filed under:eSenate, 2008 Senate, Scandal

As a conservative, it does not escape me that many of the "sexiest" scandals of the year were Democrat scandals, such as Blago, Eliot Spitzer, Kwame Kilpatrick, and John Edwards.

Though Edwards was on his way down, the others were widely viewed as rising stars of the Democratic Party. Losing up-and-coming stars from your bench is bad news, of course, for any team.

It also does not escape me that, while Republicans were rightly punished for their scandals, the Democratic Party -- as a brand entity, at least -- does not appear to be tainted by the many incidents of corruption and scandal they were responsible for this year.

This is nothing new, by the way. Republicans have long complained that Democrats aren't held accountable by the media for their bad deeds.


To illustrate this, Republicans often point to the fact that, while Republicans are frequently limned as "racists," a larger percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did their Democrat counterparts. They also cite the fact that most southern segregationists were Democrats -- and that the Democratic Party is still hope to former Klan member Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV)

As the Blago controversy has now arrived at the intersection of corruption scandal and race, it is interesting to note the similarities between the Democratic Party's Blago, and another controversial Democratic governor.

On June 11, 1963, Democratic Governor George Wallace blocked the doorway at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to prevent the registration of African-American students. Like Blago, Wallace had enough chutzpah to take on the federal government, which included a president of his own party (Blago is essentially standing up to President-Elect Obama, in this instance).

Wallace's statement might well have just as easily been uttered by Blago, yesterday: "I stand here today, as Governor of this sovereign State, and refuse to willingly submit to illegal usurpation of power by the Central Government." Like Wallace, Blago's defiant argument is a legal one -- that, as governor, he is within his rights to make this appointment. Ironically, in appointing a black man to the U.S. Senate, Blago is standing up to the federal government, and essentially making a "states' rights" argument.

As David has pointed out, Rod Blagojevich and Bobby Rush are, in fact, playing the race card. By picking an African-American (and by using heavily-coded racial language to buttress his appointment), Blago is essentially playing the Wallace role -- in the sense that he is standing up to the big, bad government. But he is also putting Harry Reid in a difficult position by also forcing him to play the Wallace role. In short, Democrats now face a lose/lose scenario, where no Democrat gets to play the role of "good guy".

Will Harry Reid stand in the doorway of the U.S. Senate and attempt to keep the only African-American senator from being seated?

... Bad behaving Democrats playing the race card on other Democrats??? I would be enjoying the schadenfreude if it weren't such a serious situation for our nation ...




Here's what I continue not to get...why do conservatives INSIST on the lumping? As Blago goes, so does every Democrat in America? I don't get it. That's like me saying that since Larry Craig did it, every Republican in America trolls public restrooms for hook-ups. It's ridiculous. I also fail to see where Blago hasn't been "held accountable" by the media...? Anyone read the Sun Times or the Trib?????

 

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  posted on 12/31/2008 at 06:49 PM
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Do all Republicans get lumped in with Bush and Cheney?


Certainly not by Republicans. Larry Craig who? David Vitter who? Tom Delay who?

 

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  posted on 1/6/2009 at 09:06 AM
Well it appears that this is gonna be a problem that has to be "negotiated" before Mr. Burris is "invited" to take his senate seat.

Seems, there is a problem with the paperwork....LOL

This is to funny.

 

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Well it appears that this is gonna be a problem that has to be "negotiated" before Mr. Burris is "invited" to take his senate seat.

Seems, there is a problem with the paperwork....LOL

This is to funny.


It IS funny. Blago sticks it to BarryO and that little weasel Reid and Dianne Feinstein is falling all over her Prada coiffed self in indignation that she wasn't informed about Panetta. The wheels are already coming off the bus.

[Edited on 1/6/2009 by RBK]

 

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  posted on 1/6/2009 at 10:09 AM
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Well it appears that this is gonna be a problem that has to be "negotiated" before Mr. Burris is "invited" to take his senate seat.

Seems, there is a problem with the paperwork....LOL

This is to funny.


From what I've read, I don't think Burris needs to negotiate at all. If he did not pay for the seat, I think he's in. The word "negotiate" by Reid indicates he knows he's been had.

 

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  posted on 1/6/2009 at 11:21 AM
I don't know about you all, but I'm learning an awful lot about how screwed up our election process really is. This should be very entertaining if nothing else!

 

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