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Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Blagojevich Ultimatum

Part III - Blagojevich Race Card Series – The Blagojevich Ultimatum

Felons aren't supposed to vote.  Nor should they appoint senators, right? But the Liberals have ACORN and the atheists, so they are accountable to no one. 

And Liberal felons get re-elected or remain in office. I know, I know, "…innocent until".

Blagojevich's lack of morals and ethics has provided conundrum for the Liberals.  Here is how a source from this article in the NY Times described the Blagojevich move:

"…the move was simply classic Governor Blagojevich, doing the unexpected and stirring things up, or "just Rod being Rod," in the words of Representative Jan Schakowsky. "The can of worms he has opened up," Ms. Schakowsky, a fellow Democrat, went on, "is just the kind he likes.""

Translated: Rod peed in the Liberal punchbowl.

Now before you get disgusted with this metaphor, consider that Democrats have been drinking pee-tainted punch for years with their cries of racism at every turn, and now want to complain about the salty taste, i.e. when the race card is used against them.

In "House Negros, But Not Senate Negros", I blogged that the race card was alive and well.  And apparently Blagojevich bought Jesse Jackson's heavily used race card at an Illinois pawn shop on the South Side of Chicago. 

Race card in hand, Rod is playing chess, while his adversaries play checkers.  And in this latest move I say, "Check"!

"Some said he wanted to cause political trouble for his critics, forcing Senate leaders either to accept his appointee or to be seen as rejecting a respected African-American leader, while others said that he was trying to garner favor among blacks, and perhaps even members of an eventual jury pool."

Preparing for the potential jury pool is he? This should be an insult to Illinois Blacks, that simply the appointment of a Black senator would be used to gain him favor in a jury trial. Throw in a Navigator, and perhaps we can talk?

Did Rod picked up a "get out of jail free" card at the pawn shop as well? After all, this is Illinois politics. 

Either way, good for him. No self-respecting Liberal should go down for only attempting to sell the senate seat. It wasn't like he did it.  Or did he? Hmmm...

So in order to turn the heat up on the Dems, Blago pulls an en passant, shopping for a solid, proven and very Black man. Race card, "You had me at 'Hello'"!

I envision this shopping extravaganza like this:

Blago (at the store where they sell Black politicians): Sir, do you have a genuine, 100% Black man in stock, preferably with Illinois political connections?

Clerk: Tainted or untainted?

Blago (blushes): As untainted as one could be in Illinois!

Clerk: Let me see. Uh, I know we had a half-Black, no talented ex-junior senator hack a few months ago, and I think we may have another.

Blago: Uh, no, I don't want half Black, I need full Black, and preferably somebody with substance!

Clerk (goes to warehouse and returns): You're in luck. I checked inventory, and we have a 100% Black man, who was an ex-Controller, and former attorney general. He's a three-time loser in Illinois politics, but his tag says that he was likely the best candidate in all three.

Blago: Perfect! I'll take him.

Circa 1860 Democrat move: Public purchasing of a Black man. Affirmative Action would have rolled over in its grave, if it were dead. Actually shopping for a Black man to appoint to one of the most racist institutions in America? Liberals are great for irony, and this move by Blago is a candidate for Bizarro World.

Thankfully Danny Davis, a prominent Illinois Black leader saw through this ruse, and declined Blagojevich's offer.  However he did recommend that Blagojevich contact Burris.

But do you think Burris minded being used, the proverbial token? Here's your answer:

"All of those other problems that he [Blagojevich] has, those are his problems," Mr. Burris said. "He asked me, and I said yes, and I haven't stepped back since because what the governor has done is legal. If it were illegal, I wouldn't be bothered with it."

Quite the corner man for Blagojevich, wouldn't you say? Remember Burris is the man who ran for senate (against Obama), governor (against Blagojevich), and mayor (against Daley).  This guy never stood a chance. 

I bet Burris thought this day would never come.  He must feel like this is reparations for losing those other three campaigns to those other three crooks. 

Though it may set race relations back about 150 years, I say "Do yo' thang', Burris".

The wrap:

Chess-great Bobby Fischer has nothing on Blagojevich.  And this latest move may very well go down in history as "The Blagojevich - Rook captures Senate". Checkmate!

That's my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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19 comments:

Pacaderm said...

Sadly, with the overwhelming excitement of the Coronation just days away, the name Blagojevich will disappear like a puff of smoke exhaled from the lungs of The Chosen One Himself. And there will be a new Senator from IL all bought and paid for. "Yissir Missa B - and I thanks ya so kindly."
Makes me ill. Welcome to our "change".

Anonymous said...

gbudavid

Yep... FTA: But do you think Burris minded being used, the proverbial token? Here's your answer:

"All of those other problems that he [Blagojevich] has, those are his problems," Mr. Burris said. "He asked me, and I said yes, and I haven't stepped back since because what the governor has done is legal. If it were illegal, I wouldn't be bothered with it."

Sunny Smile said...

Another great blog Baby !! Laughing and weeping all the way through it. The move by Blagojevich was impressively strategic and well played. Let us hope and pray it completely blows up in his face. Days of Our Lives & One Life to Live have been replaced by politics, the new daytime drama.

goodstuff said...

Just wanted to say Happy New Year & another interesting post!

Digital Publius said...

You swung for the fences on this one Bro.

The Black Sphere said...

Thanks goodstuff and Digital Publius for the shouts!

Anonymous said...

thoughtsonthis

Blago plays chess very well

Lillith2008 said...

They are in the back rooms FUMING @ Blago....I think he got them where he wants them. What a mess!!! Great Rant as usual--Happy New Year.

JRP said...

Great post - but why the NY skyline in the "Blagojevic Ultimatum" picture, and not Chicago?

Anonymous said...

You raise a good point Kevin, he didn't sell the seat, he CONSPIRED to sell it... my question is, why did Fitzgerald pull the trigger on this investigation BEFORE Blago actually DID sell it? Was he afraid of who he might ensnare in his net?

The deeper you dig, the more sewage you find.. :-(

Dave in TExas

Alberto said...

I've heard that Burris isn't as untainted as people are led to believe. I've read that he wanted to put an innocent man to death, despite DNA evidence and a confession from the real murderer. That could legitimately be used against this appointment perhaps?

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!

I don't feel that Burris believes he was being USED...

I believe that Burris felt that eventually, the crooks would be exposed and would be tossed out and that he would be in position to take the role that was always "his"!

Blago may have had one motive operating in selecting Burris but Burris has ALWAYS been a fixture in Illinois politics and he's a veteran...he was not picked from the "anonymous" negro section.

He would have won his OTHER races but his team didn't have the right strategy and the right timing in place...his campaign managers kept trying to package Burris as a "mild, conservative, establishment negro" and THAT doesn't inspire the masses to get out and vote. It will only serve to soothe the fears of white voters about not having a "threatening and demanding negro" in power but THAT doesn't mean they will vote for him. In Burris' case, they didn't!

Now Burris has his chance to step into the Senate and do what he ALWAYS intended to do in Washington, D.C. and due to this scandal, he has more media attention...which isn't a bad thing if you have nothing to hide!

On a completely unrelated note....

Your link on your sidebar to the Weblog Awards is incorrect. The finalists are supposed to link to their poll page. I just thought I'd mention that! (smiles)

{raised glass of sparkling cider} Here's to being finalists! Now let's go for the WIN!!

I have linked to your blog in my sidebar!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

From: Sandy Greiner
Date: January 3, 2009

Hey Kevin! What a great Blog! I hope others will read it, too!!

Anonymous said...

From: Howard Wright
Date: January 4, 2009

Kevin, you're the man. Not only the best conservative blog I've read, down right one the best blogs.

SureHowDoYouKnow said...

"Remember Burris is the man who ran for senate (against Obama), governor (against Blagojevich), and mayor (against Daley). " (theblacksphere).

Burris ran and "lost" all those races? Never had a chance??

Hmmm.. Interesting that the "fall guy" is being used as a pawn in this Chess match. Blagojevich is saying everyone better keep their mouth shut, or else, with that move.

Thank you for another thought provoking article..

DawnofAquarius said...

"Quite the corner man for Blagojevich, wouldn't you say? Remember Burris is the man who ran for senate (against Obama), governor (against Blagojevich), and mayor (against Daley). This guy never stood a chance.

I bet Burris thought this day would never come. He must feel like this is reparations for losing those other three campaigns to those other three crooks."

And I thought three strikes meant you were out.

When I finally regained control of giggle box, I realized how brilliant this post is. Congratulations and thanks, Kevin, for the howls.

Anonymous said...

ZubataZubata

Ahhhh there's nothing like the stench of Illinois politics in the morning.

xlbrl said...

The Senate is not a racist intitution. It is an institution for rich blowhards. You have the blowhards, now find the rich ones if this is your thing.
Stop knocking my man Harry. He grew up in the mean streets of Searchlight when there were six whorehouses and one church. Who knows the pain?
He can't help it that six of his kids are working in county and state government here and people keep arranging land deals that benefit him.
The man can't be everywhere, especially after the strokes.
Besides, he never saw a black man until he got to Washington. That probably was a good thing for everybody.

The Black Sphere said...

xlbrl - funny schtick! Thanks for the visit...