Rod Blagojevich and Roland Burris – 1, Harry Reid and Dick Durbin – 0; so reads the final box score in the senate showdown. I have mixed emotions about Roland Burris, the newly sworn in junior Senator from Illinois. I really admire his moxie as he fought for what he believed was his and in the process made the senate Democrats look like, well, senate Democrats. Those dumbasses caved quicker than Bobby Bowden at a Tim Tebow autograph session.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and if you saw the look on Burris’ face as he was led to his senate office, you’d have to agree. It was a face of a child in awe and full of glee as he was opening an unexpected Christmas present. You just might say that gift was a bleeping goldmine ordained by God.
Burris, a legend in his own mind, will probably turn out to be a reliable vote for the Democrats on a consistent basis; but I have to wonder how this man is able to look at himself in the mirror? Having lost four consecutive statewide races for office clearly shows that the people of Illinois are not exactly enamored with the man who has never met a microphone that he didn’t like. I cannot question the man’s integrity as everything I have read about him indicates that he was a honest and capable public servant. What I do question, however, is his judgment.
When asked why he would accept the appointment from the scandal plagued governor, Burris replied “Why not?” Burris later added that his appointment was “Ordained by God!” All of this just leads me to believe that Burris wants to be a senator just to be a senator. I have yet to hear him say what he hopes to accomplish in that capacity. The people of Illinois deserve better as does the rest of the country. I have no doubts that the “Chosen One” will become a footnote in 2010 but at least he’ll be able to add a few more lines to his mausoleum.
Barack Obama has yet to take office but his early favorable ratings are off the charts according to a new NBC/WSJ poll. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28163452/ He is also putting together quite an impressive team to hit the ground running on January 20, 2009. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27343359/
On Monday, December 15, 2008 the Electoral College will meet to officially cast their votes for President of the United States of America. The vote will stand at 365 votes for President-Elect Obama and 173 votes for Senator John McCain. These votes will be counted by the new Congress which convenes on January 3, on January 6, 2009 officially making Obama the 44th president. That is the extent of my civics knowledge on the subject, so if I left anything out, feel free to correct me.
Just when you think that everything is running along smoothly comes this idiot governor from Illinois trying to auction off Obama’s now vacant senate seat. Rod Blagojevitch or Blago for short has been caught on tape by the FBI and this moron can probably count on spending a few years in the pokeyafter he is impeached and put on trial. George W. Bush can take solace in the fact that the one politician in America with a lower approval rating is that of Blago. Right now, his approval rating stands at just 8%. But at least that is better than the hooker in Amsterdam that gave me the Clap in 1982, her rating still stands at 0%.
January 20, 2009 can’t get here soon enough for me. With our current president being attacked with size ten shoes, we need respectability back in the White House. The mere fact that the president of the United States of America can suffer one of the greatest insults in the Muslim world is a testament to his criminal and buffoon behavior. But you have to give it to Bush, he ducked those shoes like a question from the press corps.
Barack Obama will inherit enormous problems when he takes the oath of office unless ptfan1 can prove that Obama was born in Africa. I wish him well. We are all going to need for him to be successful to restore America’s place in the world and to fix the problems we have here at home. And when it’s all said and done, I doubt that anyone will be throwing shoes at President Barack Hussein Obama!