Thursday, January 01, 2009

Roland, You're Likeable Enough...

For all those weepy eyed folks who just knew that Obama was a different kind of politician who would never, ever, ever mirror the strong-arm tactics of Bush and Company by circumventing laws they didn't like, welcome to 2009.

Oh yeah, and in the process, another sacrificial brother bites the dust under the bus.

Recent news about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's totally constitutional appointment of former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to Obama's former Senate seat was met with uncharacteristic dispatch by Obama, which begs the question why was the president-in-waiting so willing to jump into the donnybrook while vacationing in Hawaii??

Make no mistake about it. Obama threw poor Burris under his proverbial bus. It was yet another "likable enough" moment for the person now deemed too tainted by the original sin of propinquity in time, space and party label to be redeemable, even by babyjeezus himself. Party elders have spoken...

“Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision.”

Well...not everyone is drinking the elders-know-best transformational kool-aid. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, who just so happened to beat Obama in 2000 during the Democratic primary for Congress, has decided to pull the handy-dandy race card from the old Obama presidential deck and shake things up with this statement:

“There is no rhyme or reason why he should not be seated in the U.S. Senate,” Rush said. “I don’t think any U.S. senator…wants to go on record to deny one African-American from being seated in the U.S. Senate."

Hmmm, what ever happened to the Obama watchword, 'no drama Obama'? This isn't his fight; his supporters have told us a gazillion times over that our squeeky clean president-elect has absolutely no dog in this messy unpleasantness. So what's the big hairy deal if Burris joins his fellow Dems in the well of the Senate? The whole argument for not seating Burris sounds mighty specious to the howler. And no one explains better the disconnect between law and usurping by thuggery than Donna Christensen, the congressional delegate to Congress from the Virgin Islands.
"[T]he governor of Illinois is still within his right to make that decision and to make that call as long as he's governor and he made it,'' she said. "He chose an outstanding person. And, I don't think that that person necessarily comes under his cloud, it's just under these unfortunate circumstances.''
Get it?? Lawful. No cloud. Unfortunate circumstances having nothing to do with Burris. Let's not go down the road of discarding inconvenient laws. If Dems are going to follow the law, Burris must be seated.

Perhaps under the drudgery of Hawaiian sun spots and Kauai cocktails, Obama jumped the gun a bit and misspoke, but don't count on it. By his rapid fire response, everyone could see that Obambi was not a happy camper. Could the former attorney general know a secret or two...? Stay tuned and look for verbal gyrations of the 'we don't torture' type from Obama and elders to justify breaking the law as it has existed until now because of their other mantra: "YES WE CAN!" Bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha.

And yes, do not worry about a little thing like the rule of law. MSNBC is on the case, good folks. Obama and Company have yet another mouthpiece in Mika the apple polisher of "Morning Joe." She was recently aghast, yes, aghast and appalled at the godawful venal way Blagojevich used his god-given constitutional right to appoint someone who is not accused of doing ANYTHING wrong.

Meanwhile, the smears have already started from the usual suspects. But at least shrewd Digby sees the imminent danger.


Death Row inmate Rolando Cruz and Burris as AG.
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