Nobody can say that the sitting Governor of Illinois lacks balls. This guy really is a piece of work. Already under investigation for allegedly seeking to "sell" President-elect's Senate seat, Blagojevich stunned everyone by appointing a replacement. This led to the Democratic Senate Leaders to state they would not seat the appointment since it was made by Blagojevich. Before anyone goes off the deep end, they made the statement a couple of weeks ago claiming that they would reject anyone who he chose.
Of course, this did not stop the race card from being immediately played. The Governor chose Roland Burris, a black man who served as Attorney General for that state. Personally, I have no idea of this guy's qualifications although I do believe that he certainly is more prepared than Caroline Kennedy. After watching interviews with people who know Mr. Burris, it seems that he is a decent man who served a long time publicly while keeping his nose clean. I am not here to debate whether this is a good choice or not.
What I am here to dispute is the playing of the race card because Burris is black. This is the epitome of what this culture has become: anytime a person of color is negatively criticized or forbidden to do something, the people doing it are racist. Already, Congressman Rush threw out the accusation towards the white Senate. (Read article here). Of course, what can we expect from an ex-black panther?
Here is the deal: this situation is not about Roland Burris and certainly has nothing to do with his skin color. This is the United States Senate flexing their muscles against a corrupt Governor. I believe Democratic leadership is corrupt but they are not racist. Again, this has nothing to do with Burris' skin color.
Yet, we are once again subjected to the race card. How dare the Senate deny a black man an opportunity to serve? Since they came out against him, it must be because they are racists. This assertion is a complete load of crap. Harry Reid is a Senator from Nevada, not some southern sheriff from Alabama. I believe adjectives like stupid, corrupt, inept, and sleazy fit him. However, racist does not.
This is just another situation where it shows that anything said or done against a black is racist. If you do not give him a job it is because of the skin color, not because he isn't qualified. The same is true for sports, politics, business, or social circles. Quotas are set up to level the playing field. This is the politically correct solution to this historic tragedy.
Well here is some news for everyone: when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, the result is a forceful pulling the other way. We are going to see that in this country. Political correctness and all this other bull crap is getting old. It is getting close to running it's course. In the next few years we will see a backlash that might return things to the way they were 50 years ago. If you call someone a racist long enough, he might just turn into one.
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