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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

House Negros, But Not Senate Negros

Part I - Blagojevich Race Card Series – The Blagojevich Supremacy

Just when the senate has become the "No Blacks Club" again,  Blagojevich the Barterer nominates a Black man to fill the previous position previously held by a half-Black man. You know, the one that Whites find "less threatening".

Now the media will say that this is about Blagojevich's ability or inability, take your pick, to appoint a senator since he is under investigation. But for liberals, scandals like Blagojevich's are just business as usual. So you have to look deeper, which is why you've visited The Black Sphere.

Historically liberals do exactly what Blagojevich is doing when they are overwhelmingly guilty. They return to work and act as if nothing has happened, as I reported in a very under-read [hint] blog titled Political Affirmative Action.

If Blagojevich waits it out long enough, and can just survive, then the public will likely forget about this little indiscretion of attempting to sell the vacated senate seat. Eventually the media will push the story to page 16 of the D section, and voila, all is well in the universe. Since Blago is "innocent until…", let's just run with Burris as the new senate appointment, in order to understand the issues.

Outside of being a liberal, Burris is certainly qualified for the job. Juris Doctorate from Howard. And as Comptroller of Illinois from 1979 to 1991, Burris was the first Black elected to a statewide office in Illinois. Burris would later serve as Attorney General for Illinois from 1991 to 1995, and then run a successful consulting company, which he still owns today.

Impressive credentials, particularly when you consider his record in comparison to say, Caroline Kennedy, or even…yes Barack "I'm Now Half-White" Obama.

So if you were forced to select a liberal for the senate (and we are), surely this liberal is better than most. But the Pied Piper of Racist Pimping ain't having it.

Is Obama finally embracing his White heritage in partnering with Harry Reid to block the nomination of Burris, a "qualified" full-Black man? Perhaps he is jealous that Burris actually has a track record? Maybe Burris' role as COO for Operation PUSH and his ties to Jesse Jackson disturbs Obama? As a Jackson operative, Burris could help Jackson deliver on that threat to "cut his [Obama's] nuts off], as I documented in Black on Black Crime?

Burris had unsuccessful runs for the senate, governor, and mayor of Illinois, and here he is at the cusp of a senate appointment, an appointment over which Obama has no influence? 

Maybe Obama feels that if Burris can't rig an election to win it, then he doesn't deserve a senate seat? He would have a point…

As for Harry "Bull Connor" Reid, I have suspected that he, like most Democrats is simply invoking his rights as a card-carrying racist. Let's not forget that Democrats have sponsored every piece of legislation to prevent Blacks from voting and to dehumanize Black people in the history of America.

So Reid's agenda is clear to this Black man: Blacks can be "House Negros", but not "Senate Negros".  At least not full Blacks.

So this is just more of the Democrats' racist agenda surfacing, in this writer's humble opinion. "Bull" Reid can handle the senate being 0.5% Black, but damnit if he will allow it to go to 1% Black. There have only been 2.5 Blacks in the senate since Reconstruction.  Hmmm...

Quotas do have their limits, when it comes to Democrats. Give a Black man 1%, and he might ask for his actual population percentage of 12%! Next thing you know the Mexicans will be asking for their fair share, and they will want illegals included. Add the Asians, and it's a slippery slope where you end up with a United States Senate that looks like the actual makeup of America! For Democrats, that would be an abomination!

"The rumor of my demise has been greatly exaggerated." - Race Card

That's my rant!

© 2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved



Anonymous said...


As always, Kevin nails it—hilariously!

Anonymous said...


"The rumor of my demise has been greatly exaggerated." - Race Card

Raymond Dix Jr. said...

Good post Kevin and on target.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, Kevin. Maybe Burris is lucky. Personally, I'd not want Harry Reid anywhere around me! Everytime I see his face, I think of Grinch. I wonder if he is capable of smiling? I think he doesn't understand the meaning of the word.

Good post today!

Anonymous said...


Another great, insightful "Rant".
There is always something new to learn when you read theblacksphere.
I agree with you RedOctober007, this is also one of my favorite blogs.
Thanks for finding and posting.

Anonymous said...


In my younger days, back in the 60's, after I finished the Sports section I would read Jack Anderson. Kevin Jackson expresses the same type of humor or at least I enjoy it as much, but again I'm an old guy.

Anonymous said...


If I were Burris, I wouldn't want the job. Can you imagine having to be around that sour-puss Harry Reid every day. What a horrid life Reid must have had! Too bad he doesn't know the meaning of the word "smile".

Anonymous said...

A good post. I didn't know Burris was actually QUALIFIED to be senator. Judging how the messiah and the senate is reacting, he must be qualified and have some charater or why else be against him. Frankly, qualified or not, I wouldn't want to be nominated by a man with such a black mark on his record. That mark would just follow me no matter how well I performed good, bad or ugly. I would hope to the liberal minds out there that keep calling me racist how they can justify what the democrats are doing to this man and still call them the party for the African American and republicans like me are the racist. After all, I've mentioned over and over how the democrats have been the party that resisted civil rights, not the republicans. This should be interesting, but likely frustrating. I learn you can't reason with liberals or racists and the democrats appear to be both

Anonymous said...

Awesome post Kevin!

"So Reid's agenda is clear to this Black man: Blacks can be "House Negros", but not "Senate Negros". At least not full Blacks."

I wish I had written that.

The Black Sphere said...

Digital Publius, I'm glad that phrase got to you. Honestly I was trying to figure out where I wanted this blog to go, when that came to me. The fact that Blago actually pulled the race card, and it wasn't the typical wielding of the weapon just made this all gel. I will be posting a "companion piece" to this one shortly.

Anonymous said...

I miss the good old days that never really were, when such things were about qualifications, who is the best for the job, etc.. now it's all a superficial manipulative game.

IF I were Burris, I'd be embarrassed to be put in this position by Blago. Talk about the "House Negro".. Blago: -your job is to deflect any criticism of me by pointing out you're black.

But Burris is as opportunistic as everyone ELSE in that party.

Great to find this blog, Kevin, wisdom and humor too, I'll be back.. :-)

Dave P
Irving, TX

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. The best part was mocking how the race issue has become more important than the real issue, or so it seems.

Anonymous said...


On second thought there may be a lot of Art Buchwald, also from the 60's and into at least the 90's, in Jackson's writing. Not sure of the spelling.

Anonymous said...

From: Chip Robison
Date: January 2, 2009

Kevin, you are my hero! Thank you for your perspective! Chip

Anonymous said...

From: John Bosch
Date: January 5, 2009

The Dems have gotten what they asked for. Power with no more excuses. Who can they blame now. It will be interesting to see how they handle this. They will screw it up. They will also blame George Bush. In about 12 months the country will see that we where not the evil one's. Can't wait for the 2010 elections. We do need to fix our party as well with new blood and new vision. It will come.

Anonymous said...

From: Brian Hoyt
Date: January 5, 2009

Well put and BTW, I have now discovered your blog! You have a new reader. How about adding me to your network


Anonymous said...

Why can't all black people think like you? The world would be a better place. Laziness and theft would decrease by at least 90 percent.