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Old 01-06-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Why does he want this seat so much and at 71 years old? The others who were offered the seat before him declined out of sheer propriety. They didn't want their nomination "tainted". Granted that his appointment was all around legal, why does he want it at all costs? I wouldn't want a position where even my constituents are against me. It's like coming in to work where you know you are not going to get support from your teammates from the get go.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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It is kind of funny watching Keith Overbite and his polar opposites agreeing that the Senate had no legal leg to stand on for rejecting Burris. One of the guest legal pundits on MSNBC even said it has a much to do with tradition than anything else. He also said that no Senate rule allowed them to reject Burris rather it was the way they were choosing to interpret the rule to allow them in the case to reject him.

If this is not enough evidence to convince you guys of the ineptitude of your elected officials and how they are not to be trusted I don't know what it will take. Wake up people the patients are running the asylum and nobody seems to care.

On a side note Obama must be freaking out. This can't be what he was expecting, or was it beyond his comprehension, being so inexperienced?
I think Fox is going to enjoy the next 4 years if this is a sample of things to come, even Chris Matthews is having fun at Obama's expense. He was talking to one of his guest today about helping him expose on his show earmarks and pork that the Democrats might be tempted to run through the Congress and he was dead serious. Fun Fun Fun
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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The wingnuts so want this Burris affair to reflect poorly on Democrats so that they can get some traction again...LOL They just can't stop talking about it.
Crossing their fingers that blacks will revolt at Dems because of this.

But the public doesn't look at this as a partisan issue. They know Dems are doing everthing in their power to get rid of Blagovich.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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The wingnuts so want this Burris affair to reflect poorly on Democrats so that they can get some traction again...LOL They just can't stop talking about it.
Crossing their fingers that blacks will revolt at Dems because of this.

But the public doesn't look at this as a partisan issue. They know Dems are doing everthing in their power to get rid of Blagovich.
It is not the wingnuts unless you include every major left leaning news outlet too. Well maybe you're right.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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So the all white Democratic party senate denied entry of a black senator who was appointed legally by a sitting state governor? Hmmm, if it had been the Republican party I swear some of you would be screaming racist. But since it's the Democratic party there is no such cries of racism.
The words that describe this post are disallowed by the TOS. I haven't read something this far out of reality in a long time.

There have been many blacks under consideration for the seat. The Dems want nothing more than to seat a black. If Blagojevich hadn't happened, Burris would not have been turned away.

So your supposition is pure bull****. And I suspect you know it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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The words that describe this post are disallowed by the TOS. I haven't read something this far out of reality in a long time.

There have been many blacks under consideration for the seat. The Dems want nothing more than to seat a black. If Blagojevich hadn't happened, Burris would not have been turned away.

So your supposition is pure bull****. And I suspect you know it.
At least let's be honest, if the foot was on the other shoe we all know what would be on everyone's mind, Republican=Racist. Sorry but there is no denying the truth.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Then he is sueing his way into the Senate???
That's exactly what's wrong with our country and politics....."If I can't have it .....I'll sue for it!"
Burris is setting a sad example for our children.
Reid doesnt' have a leg to stand on. He should and must follow the rule of law. Yes, Burris is wrong for having accepted the appointment from this crook but there is no law against this.

Dems need to follow the rule of law, otherwise how are they different from the Bush Administration??
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:15 PM
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In fact, prior to Burris, Danny Davis (also African American) turned Blago down because he didn't want the stigma of being appointed by Blago, as anyone with a lick of sense would have.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Reid doesnt' have a leg to stand on. He should and must follow the rule of law. Yes, Burris is wrong for having accepted the appointment from this crook but there is no law against this.

Dems need to follow the rule of law, otherwise how are they different from the Bush Administration??
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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The words that describe this post are disallowed by the TOS. I haven't read something this far out of reality in a long time.

There have been many blacks under consideration for the seat. The Dems want nothing more than to seat a black. If Blagojevich hadn't happened, Burris would not have been turned away.

So your supposition is pure bull****. And I suspect you know it.
You say the words posted are disallowed but you posting "the Dems want nothing more than to seat a black" doesn't exactly sound great. Sounds like racial pandering to me.
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