Roland Burris will be in Washington, D.C. today to inherit the soiled Obama U.S. Senate seat. Roland Burris will provide the day’s entertainment.
Although entertaining, the Roland Burris Obama Drama is not foolishness, even if the players are mostly Chicago clowns.
There is a real world reason and purpose as to why Roland Burris is the target of Big Media and Dimocrat bile. It’s not racism as the race-baiters suggest. It’s not Blagojevich as the not-presumed-innocent crowd crow. It’s not corruption as prosecutors might wish. It’s not “taint”, not guilt-by-association, not innocence, not justice, not jurisprudential nor constitutional, not process, none of the above – it’s all to protect Barack Obama.
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For those of us who have examined Barack Obama’s low accomplishments and history it is appropriate to see Roland Burris inherit the Obama seat. Roland Burris like Obama is a rather low level Chicago pol selected by a powerful corrupt Illinois pol who used the selection to further a survival scheme via race-baiting. That the powerful corrupt Illinois pol was himself elected on promises of change and reform is a bonus irony point.
Big Media and Dimocrats see the all too obvious similarities shared by Barack Obama and Roland Burris. Big Media and Dimocrats do not want the all too obvious similarities to be seen by bamboozled Americans who genuinely believed the Big Media and Dimocrat deceptions that Obama, like Blagojevich, represented change and reform.
Big Media and Dimocrats understand that the superficial skin color shared by Barack Obama and Roland Burris just might be the thread that leads Americans to understand the real shared nature of Obama and corrupt Chicago pols. Americans will see that the sole African-American in the U.S. Senate (Barack Obama) is followed by the sole African-American in the U.S. Senate (Roland Burris) and this superficial fact of skin color might lead Americans to reason that skin color is not the only shared trait.
Big Media and Dimocrats do not want Obama to be seen as the tawdry Chicago pol that he is. Big Media and Dimocrats will protect Barack Obama and to that end have tried to get rid of Roland Burris.
Imagine Roland Burris as the U.S. Senator from Illinois, replacing the very replaceable Barack Obama. With every vote, with every appearance, with every word uttered – Roland Burris will remind Americans of how he became U.S. Senator from Illinois and with every vote, with every appearance, with every word uttered the danger looms that Americans will realize that Obama too came from the cesspool of Chicago politics and perhaps Obama is not what they were bamboozled to hope he was.
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Obama does not want Americans to see an African-American Chicago pol selected by a corrupt politician, who campaigned on change and reform, take his soiled Senate seat. Americans might begin to catch on, Obama reasons. Obama has supported Harry Reid and the vow never to seat Roland Burris.
Thus far, Harry Reid is not displaying much fortitude. The race-baiting by Representative Bobby Rush and his “lynch” remark appears to have had dramatic impact.
When scandal-tarred Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Burris to Barack Obama’s Senate seat last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) issued a statement in which he said that Burris “will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus.”
But as Burris made his way from Chicago to Washington on Monday, Reid took a softer line. “Of course, Roland Burris has not been certified by the state of Illinois,” he said. “When that takes place, we of course will review it. At this stage, we’re waiting to see what’ll happen in Illinois.”
Asked whether there was any chance that Burris will be seated, Reid said, “Listen, let’s just deal with reality, not with hypotheticals.” Asked about his earlier, unequivocal threat not to seat Burris, Reid said: “I’ve made my statement.” [snip]
No one in the Democratic leadership suggested Monday that Burris would actually be seated when he arrives at the Capitol on Tuesday — or at any point thereafter — but the rhetoric was clearly softening as a potential showdown at the Capitol loomed, and Democrats were eager to get past the distraction.
Dimocrats who assisted Barack Obama to race-bait during the primaries are now race-baited themselves. Senate Dimocrats are responding with the old “some of my best friends are black” defense:
Durbin said race wasn’t an issue.
“Let’s be very clear about this,” he said. “For many of us involved in this very complicated and frustrating issue — many of us actively supported Barack Obama for president of the United States. And raising some question of whether or not we have prejudice involved in this — there is no prejudice involved whatsoever.”
Republicans, in full hypocrite mode, are for once race-baiting on behalf of seating an African-American and to discomfort race-baiting hypocrite Dimocrats:
“If a candidate presents himself with the appropriate credentials, what, then, would be the basis of the Senate to deny his being seated?” Kyl asked. “I don’t know.”
Republicans — relishing the thought of sticking Democrats with the Blagojevich taint — suggest that it would be hypocritical if Democrats were to welcome Al Franken, whose victory in Minnesota remains subject to legal challenges from Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, while denying a seat to Burris.
In contrast to his wait-and-see approach with Burris, Reid said Monday that “Norm Coleman will never, ever serve [again] in the Senate.”
Dimwit Dimocrats are dreaming up schemes faster than Bernard Madoff in order to ignore the rule of law and protect Barack Obama:
The Democrats’ preferred solution to the Burris problem is for the Illinois Legislature to impeach Blagojevich, paving the way for Democratic Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn to take his place and appoint someone other than Burris to Obama’s vacant seat. But even that could create a legal headache, legal observers say, since the Burris appointment would still be pending.
“Even if Blagojevich is impeached, that doesn’t undo all the actions he has taken as governor,” said Andrew Raucci, a former chief justice for the Illinois Court of Claims and now a Chicago-based attorney.
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Today will be an entertaining day. It is the first day of the new incoming Congress. Roland Burris will be the star in today’s Obama Drama.
Today is also yet another ‘protect Barack Obama from being discovered for what he really is day’.
There will be many more ‘protect Barack Obama’ days ahead. January 20 will be the ultimate ‘protect Barack Obama’ day.
Every day after January 20 however will get us closer and closer to “Obama Drama Reality Day”.
As children we enjoyed the medieval poem Chanson De Roland. The Song of Roland, is a tale of Saracen princes from Spain, Charlemagne, knights, swords, betrayal, revenge and slaughter. Song of Roland was one of many epic French poems called Songs of Deeds.
A modern day Song of Roland will soon be heard. It too will be a tale of betrayal, revenge and slaughter. The singer will be Roland Burris.
Roland Burris will sing The Executioner’s Song.