Illinois, The Next Massachusetts – Obama Tries To Bluff GOP.
Here we go. The primary election is February 2, 2010. The unfortunate Roland Burris’s US Senate seat is up for grabs… appointed by the disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Burris was unable to garner support for a re-election bid and so announced his retirement. Illinois Conservative patriot groups are backing solid Conservative Don Lowery (R), a retired circuit court judge, former County State’s Attorney and | Read More »
Fire your speechwriter, Senator Burris.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) It doesn’t bloody scan. At all. I was wincing by line 2. In fact: watch and learn, Sparky. Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Senate Dems schemed over health care. Who cares what was in it? The majority planned, in guise of reform, To pass their agenda in one perfect storm. “We own the whole Senate!” cried they | Read More »
Sen Roland Burris (D-IL) advocates death penalty for non-insured!
…alternatively, he’s just dumber than soap. From a CNS interview (H/T: Instapundit): CNSNews.com: “So, in general, if a person doesn’t want health insurance, do you think they should be required by the government to actually have to get it?” Senator Burris: “Under state law, we have every one required to have automobile insurance. Now, think about that. Sure, let’s. You see, ‘under state law’ people | Read More »
‘Rod Blagojevich, THOU ART AVENGED!’
Doesn’t matter if I had: it’s worth repeating. Via @MelissaTweets comes the wonderful news that Roland Burris is giving this ‘run for election’ thing serious consideration. Yes, I know that the conventional wisdom is that he won’t, but Roland Burris is neither conventional, nor particularly wise – and he’s not actually ruling out a run. Admittedly, right now his major problem is that he’d need | Read More »
Roland Burris: Not so fast on my not running for IL-SEN.
Don’t tease us like this, Senator Burris. It’s unseemly in a Senator: “You never say never,” Burris told ABC News in a “Subway Series” interview for the ABC News program “Top Line.” The “Subway Series,” which debuts on Monday, features interviews with senators and other political leaders on board the Capitol Hill subway. “What I’m still hearing,” Burris said, is “people from all over the | Read More »
“It’s the POLICIES, STUPID!” — So, what does Obama NOT want you paying attention to?!?! [revisited/updated]
The Smoke rises and the Slight of Hand continues. Pay no attention to the flashy showmanship, but rather carefully what the entire cast of characters on-stage are attempting to do while you might otherwise be distracted!! Consider this the ObaMoron’s one-stop guide of what to watch and what to avoid to maintain their delusion of “but this is historic.” Other “disasters” were also historic, we | Read More »
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Burris off the perjury hook…
Far be it from me to suggest that the Illinois GOP has decided to not do the Illinois Democratic party a favor: No perjury charge against US Sen. Burris-prosecutor CHICAGO, June 19 (Reuters) – An Illinois prosecutor investigating the appointment of Roland Burris to President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat said on Friday there was insufficient evidence to charge Burris with perjury. Some of | Read More »
I cannot *believe* that this is part of Blago’s Revenge.
I mean, how could he have known that Burris would end up on Armed Services? MR. LEMNIOS: Sir, in the — as director of Defense Research and Engineering, my critical role would be to work technology strategy across the Department of Defense; to identify those key areas where the Department needs to strengthen and drive its technology strategies, technology efforts; to work with the services | Read More »
Dick Durbin knew all along that Blagojevich was selling off the seat.
This would only be a bombshell if it had been unexpected. AP Exclusive: Blago talked to Durbin about Senate CHICAGO (AP) – Just two weeks before his arrest on corruption charges, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich floated a plan to nominate to the U.S. Senate the daughter of his biggest political rival in return for concessions on his pet projects, people familiar with the plan told The | Read More »
Burris did in fact make an offer for the Senate seat.
I am perilously close to being gobsmacked by this transcript of the Burris/Blagojevich conversation (via Hot Air). I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that there’s enough there to indicate that Roland Burris flat-out lied about not trading favors and money for the Senate seat. I am not, however, so stunned as to be unable to remind people about this, this, this, this, | Read More »
Burris promised a campaign contribution to Blagojevich.
Ace of Spades (H/T, by the way) has kindly given me permission to use the Flaming Blagojevich Skull for this, so I shall: Sun-Times exclusive: Burris promised Blago campaign a check by mid-December In a November conversation caught on an FBI wiretap, Roland Burris promised Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother that he’d write the governor a campaign check by mid-December, Burris’ lawyer said today. That was | Read More »
Blagojevich/Burris wiretap to be released.
It’s been a while since we visited the Matter of Blagojevich, but one thing that you can always count on: there’s always going to be something new coming out from that glorious trainwreck. Judge OKs release of wiretap of Burris CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he would allow the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to have a federal wiretap of former Gov. Rod | Read More »
Pejman Is Being Too Nice – UPDATE
Pejman Yousefzadeh is being way too nice calling Democrat Harry Reid the “Worst. Senate. Majority. Leader. EVER.” While there are plenty of putrid turds like Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, John Conyers, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, and John “Francois” Kerry running around in Congress, they don’t get much lower than the cockroach Reid (which is an insult to cockroaches). Reid has decided, for what purpose I | Read More »
Senate Democrats Dropping Burris Fight?
Roll Call reports that Senate Democrat leaders have basically decided that they won’t succeed in getting Roland Burris to resign anytime soon:
Burris Deals From a Full Deck of Race Cards
I have been saying for some time that we will have our recalcitrant Illinois Senator Roland Burris representing himself… er, I mean us… at least until 2010 and quite probably during the upcoming primaries for those seeking a full term afterward, as well. This weekend more proof to that eventual end was arranged by a room full of black ministers from Chicago. ABC channel 7 | Read More »