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Burris denied seat in US Senate to succeed Obama

January 6th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Burris denied seat in US Senate to succeed Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – Roland Burris announced Tuesday he was rejected for Barack Obama’s Senate seat, in a bizarre rainy-day scene on the Capitol grounds as lawmakers awaited the gaveling of the 111th Congress into session.

Standing amid a huge throng of reporters and television cameras in a cold and steady rain, Burris, 71, declared that he had been informed that “my credentials are not in order and will not be accepted.”

The former Illinois attorney general said he was “not seeking to have any type of confrontation” over taking the seat that he was appointed to by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But Burris also said he was looking at options for taking the seat.

It was a spectacular demonstration of political gridlock at a time when the Democratic-controlled Congress has been eagerly awaiting Obama’s inauguration while nervously anticipating tense work on a much-discussed stimulus program to steady the faltering economy.

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I can’t wait to hear the libber left and their cries of *RACISM*, you know that some of them want to. But wait! It’s not the Republicans or the hated Conservatives that are stopping Burris from taking his seat in the U.S. Senate, it’s the Democrats.

Yeah, I know! Those Democrats, liberal and progressive Democrats. Can you imagine? They actually grew a set and are standing up for what’s right for a change. I hope this doesn’t disrupt the whole Earth, Space and Time Continuum thing!

This isn’t about Roland Burris, and most folks DO realize that. It’s about his appointment being made by a man that is thought by many to be THE most disgusting and corrupt politician in America today, one Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

This isn’t about RACE either, it’s about right and wrong. But I’d be willing to bet serious money that there will be many screaming that Roland Burris wasn’t seated simply because he is a Black man! In fact, I would count on it!

For those of you that are too young to remember the folly of the Jimmy Carter administration, pay attention, pay close attention. This Democratic Congress and Senate, coupled with the imminent swearing in of president elect Barack Hussein Obama, they collectively will make Jimmy Carter look a lot better than even the current Moron in Chief has done.


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Ill. governor names Burris to replace Obama

December 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Ill. governor names Burris to replace Obama

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state’s lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Blagojevich announced his decision in Chicago on Tuesday with the 71-year-old Burris at his side.

The governor praised Burris’ integrity and said he hopes that the allegations against him don’t “taint this good and honest man.”

Burris says he’s eager to get to work in Washington. He says he’s proud of his accomplishments and vowed to uphold the integrity of the office.

Burris says he has no connection to the charges against Blagojevich, who was arrested on Dec. 9 and accused of trying to profit from appointing Obama’s replacement.

Burris was the first African-American elected to major statewide office. He’s served as Illinois’ comptroller and ran for governor three times – the last time losing to Blagojevich.

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OK, I have already been branded a *racist* by some, now I guess I’ll be branded even further so.

We do NOT need an African-American in the Senate of this USA. We do NOT need any African-American in ANY shape, form or fashion in any capacity seated in any aspect of the government of this nation. We don’t need African-Americans in this nation. Period! There, I said it.

I have NO use for anyone that is African-American. I have no use for anyone that is Mexican-American or German-American or any other hyphenated American. All that this nation needs is AMERICANS. America 1st, God and Country, fire breathing *Death to all the try to destroy this nation* AMERICANS!

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. ~Theodore Roosevelt~

This block-quoted paragraph can’t be re-posted too many times. It can’t be seen by Americans too often. It must be the 1st thing that ALL Americans think of when they hear the words anything-American.

I don’t give a damn what color my elected officials are, as long as they are nothing more than Americans, they can be green with purple polka dots, it really doesn’t matter! Race isn’t the issue with me, Americanism is the REAL issue for me, and with all REAL Americans as well. A hyphenated American is not an American at all!!

TR said it then and it still holds true today.


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