January 2, 2009

Let us pray. Or else race-bait. Or both.

Whatever it takes:
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., meanwhile, tried to ratchet up pressure on [U.S. Senators] Durbin and Reid to accept Roland Burris, saying he has organized a "national coalition" of business, civic, legal and religious leaders to pressure Senate Democrats to seat Burris. The group planned to meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at a South Side church for a public prayer service.

Rush, who has said Burris should be seated in part because he'd be the only African-American in the Senate, said Reid shouldn't "stand in the door of the Senate" next week to stop Burris from becoming Illinois' next senator — an attempt to connect Reid and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who in 1963 tried to block the door of an auditorium at the University of Alabama in a symbolic attempt to block two black students from enrolling.
American politics is truly the best.

1 comment:

grumps said...

"Standing in the doorway"

"Standing in the doorway."

Wasn't there some other nutjob who used similar language where it was inappropriate not so very long ago?


Oh, yeah. Now I remember.