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.

2 comments:

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?

http://ineffect.blogspot.com/2006/01/charlie-sykes-attack-ad-extraordinaire.html

Oh, yeah. Now I remember.

illusory tenant said...

Nice.