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Panel Votes to Impeach Blago

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President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old buddy, old pal, old friend Rod “The Senate Seat Salesman” Blagojevich is on track to make history in Illinois, only his story will be a black eye to the state that spawned “Honest Abe” Lincoln.  A committee today voted unanimously to recommend impeachment of the Democratic governor and if the full House agrees, Blago will be the first governor in the history of Illinois to earn that badge of (dis)honor.

Panel recommends impeaching Blagojevich

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — An Illinois legislative committee Thursday unanimously recommended impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich amid corruption allegations.

Blagojevich was arrested last month after federal prosecutors alleged, among other things, that he tried to sell the Senate seat President-elect Barack Obama vacated.

The issue will now be taken up by the full Illinois state House of Representatives.

“Today is the day that we begin to give back democracy to the people of the state of Illinois,” Democratic Rep. Jack Franks said as he cast his “aye” vote.

Blagojevich “has been AWOL and derelict of his duties. He has abused his powers, and he has brought shame to this great state,” Franks said.

“I believe that Rod Blagojevich is a liar, and I believe he is a thief,” Franks said. “He has stolen the trust of the people.”

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January 8, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Playing the Race Card in Burris Case


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Well it’s finally happened. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has openly stated that racism is playing a part in the Senate’s unwillingness to seat the appointee of disgraced Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris after he was turned away today and not allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

“There is a strong constitutional and legal case for his seating,” he said. “The longer this process takes the more racialized this seat becomes and the more difficult it becomes for Democrats to hold it in 2010.”–Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)

So, the seat is becoming racialized.

Michelle Malkin recognized this brewing beneath the surface here and here.

So the same nation that just elected an African-American to the highest office in the land is now refusing to let a poor little black man become a Senator because we’re a bunch of racists.  The saddest part is that too many people will buy this line of crap.


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January 6, 2009 Posted by | Corruption, Senate | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Even the blind can see through this


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The disgraced Democratic Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, has now set the dates for a special election to replace President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the US House of Representatives.  A primary election will be held on 3 March 2009 and the general election will follow on 7 April.

What was that we heard from Illinois Democrats about a special election to fill Obama’s Senate seat being too expensive?  The cost would be greatly reduced if held in conjunction with this one–and they knew that at the time.

Even a blind person should see through the spin the Democrats put out on this one now.  There is absolutely no doubt Illinois Democrats feared the good people from the state which gave us “Honest Abe” would be so disgusted with Democratic corruption that they would have replaced BO with a Republican.

Lincoln must be turning over in his grave about now.

January 5, 2009 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blago the Belligerent


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Update:  Obama calls again for Blago resignation, says Senate can’t accept appointment


Well, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old friend, old buddy, old pal Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is certainly doing his best to disrupt what was looking to be a smooooth transition to the new administration.

Caught this month with his hand in the cookie jar on the FBI wiretaps swearing like a sailor and seeking to line his pockets soliciting prospects for the President-elect’s vacated Senate seat, today he’s crowing about his duty and responsibility to the people of Illinois in a press conference to appoint another old friend, old buddy, old pal, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

Too bad for him he wasn’t thinking about his duties and responsibilities when the FBI had his phones tapped.  Of course he claims he did nothing wrong as his attorney is seeking to have the evidence collected in the surveillance thrown out on a technicality.  Blago insists a political lynch mob is trying to force him from his job and he’ll fight them “until I take my last breath.”

This lynch mob he references includes the President-elect, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and virtually every other politician who’s made a statement on Blago’s predicament.  Obama has called on the Democratic governor to resign.  Reid says the Senate won’t seat any appointee of Blagojevich.  But the corrupt Democratic governor charged forward in defiance of them and so many others.

Blago stated in his news conference that this could have been appointed had the Illinois legislature called for a special election to fill the seat earlier this month.  But, the Democratic controlled legislature feared the Democratic governor’s criminal activity might have so angered the good people of the Land of Lincoln they would vote for a Republican to fill the seat of Blago’s old buddy, old friend, old pal Obama.

State law requires Blago to set a date for a special election to fill Rahm Emanuel’s vacated House seat.  Why not vote to fill Obama’s seat at the same time?  Rhetorical question.  We all know the answer.  God forbid an honest Republican might be afforded the opportunity to represent the state of Illinois in the Senate!

Maybe, just maybe…if Reid stands tall (which is a big if) and refuses to seat Burris, the Democrats in the Illinois state legislature will decide to do the right thing and give the good people who hail from the home state of Honest Abe the right to fill Obama’s Senate seat in an honest and upfront manner by calling for a special election.


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December 30, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama-Blagojevich Ties?

The Republican National Committee has put a new video out calling for Obama to answer a few questions about his ties to Rod Blagojevich, the Democratic governor of Illinois who was arrested last week on charges of attempting to sell the President-elect’s vacated Senate seat.

President-elect Obama has graciously informed us that his internal investigation has proven his team had played no inappropriate role in negotiations to fill the vacated seat–only he can’t make the details public until next week.  He says federal prosecuters have asked for the delay. How fortunate–for him. A little time for the scandal to die down, a little time to tidy up any troublesome facts, and amazingly enough he’s being forced to delay releasing these details until the week of Christmas, a time when many Americans won’t be tuned in to the national news, but traveling and spending quality time with their families.

How convenient.

Well, next week we’ll see if the information he releases is any less vague than his comments on the scandal thus far.

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , | 3 Comments

RNC Chairman Statement on Need for Illinois Special Election

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan released the following statement today.

“It’s extremely disappointing that Democratic leaders in Illinois are ignoring bipartisan calls for a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat.  Considering the scandal surrounding Governor Rod Blagojevich’s administration, a special election is the only way to credibly fill the seat.  I hope that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan puts good government before partisan politics, and will heed Senator Durbin’s call for a special election.”


To avoid the possibility that Illinois voters may choose to elect a Republican Senator to take

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Obama’s vacated seat, Democrats in the Illinois Legislature are attempting to block a special election.

 

Even though both prominent Democrats (including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL)and Republicans have called for a special election in the wake of recently exposed criminal activity of the state’s Democratic Governor, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois state Democratic legislators are seeking to deny their constituents an opportunity to vote for change.  Apparently, they approve of the status quo.

This article, from the Chicago-Sun Times’ blog, reports 2/3 of Illinois voters favor a special election.  Evidently, Democrats in the Illinois legislature don’t really care what the voters think!

If you’re an Illinois voter who wants a choice in who represents you in the US Senate, let your legislators know.  Contact them and tell them enough with partisan politics, the voters want a choice

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*Click your Senator’s or Representative’s name to find contact information.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Corruption, Senate | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment