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In farewell, Burris laments lack of blacks in Senate
Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/18/10 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 11/18/2010 10:46:10 AM PST by lado

WASHINGTON--As his controversial tenure nears its end, Sen. Roland Burris gave a farewell address Thursday lamenting there will be no blacks at all in the next Senate.

"This is simply unacceptable," he said. "We can and we will and we must - do better."

Today, highlighting a long list of his accomplishments in the Senate, including among them the passage of health care reform, Burris joked that he may return to the Senate to vote to let gays and lesbians serve openly in the military.

"I'm from Chicago," he quipped. "I'll vote twice."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blacks; burris; democrat; obama
No shame in these SOBs...
1 posted on 11/18/2010 10:46:12 AM PST by lado
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To: lado

Put Zer0 back in the Senate.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 10:47:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: lado

Alan West could cure Burris angst. Just wait a year or so.
;-)


3 posted on 11/18/2010 10:48:35 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: lado
As his controversial tenure nears its end, Sen. Roland Burris gave a farewell address Thursday lamenting there will be no blacks at all in the next Senate.

Of all the.... ain't that a shame. Go back to Chicago.

4 posted on 11/18/2010 10:49:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: lado
I, for one, laments the lack of whites in the NBA.
5 posted on 11/18/2010 10:49:13 AM PST by ab01
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To: ab01

MA had a Black senator. But he was a Republican.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 10:51:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: lado

Did he support black Senatorial candidate Michael Steel four years ago. If not, shut up about race.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 10:51:08 AM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: lado

It’s the Jooos fault!

No, really, in this case.

Jews are about 2% of the population, but 13% of the Senate.

Quite obviously they are presently filling all the seats black politicians have a “right” to (about 10).

Do I need the < / sarc >?


8 posted on 11/18/2010 10:53:34 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: lado

yeah but, is Guam going to capsize?


9 posted on 11/18/2010 10:53:55 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JLS

He probably supported Steele as much as he supported Swann and Blackwell for Governor. And he probably is just as said about the lack of black Governors too.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 10:54:19 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Rummyfan
Of all the.... ain't that a shame.

Not really. Burris, or any Dem from Chicago, has no shame.

Look at Carol Mostly Fraud, most of the recent mostly Dem governors...

11 posted on 11/18/2010 10:54:42 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Paladin2
What a race obsessed unimportant man.
12 posted on 11/18/2010 10:54:47 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: lado

Hey Katherine,

Name one, just ONE, Black Country in the the whole wide world that effectively governs itself!

Sorry, I couldn’t either!


13 posted on 11/18/2010 10:54:57 AM PST by TRY ONE (Another Beer Summit.....another day in Debt)
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To: lado
C'mon Rollie, get to chislin'!


14 posted on 11/18/2010 10:54:57 AM PST by bigbob
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To: massgopguy

I think we should have at least an 80 to 90 percent white
NFL and NBA. If we need the Senate to “look like America” then we need the NFL and NBA to “look like America” as well.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?


15 posted on 11/18/2010 10:58:40 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: lado

The first African-American in the Senate was a Republican. He got run out by Southern Democrats.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 11:00:11 AM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: lado
I guess we don't have enough affirmative-action/racism in government yet.
17 posted on 11/18/2010 11:00:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: lado

Maybe we should gerrymander California into two states, one with a majority black population which would more likely elect a black senator or two.


18 posted on 11/18/2010 11:02:43 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: lado

Soooo they want quotas for public offices too now?
F em.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 11:04:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: lado

Did the democrats run a single black person for senate this year, other than the accidental candidate Greene?


20 posted on 11/18/2010 11:04:41 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

West can take Rubio’s spot when Marco becomes VP in 2012


21 posted on 11/18/2010 11:06:25 AM PST by hawgwalker
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To: Doogle

Is that guy still in office?


22 posted on 11/18/2010 11:06:56 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: All

I sincerely hope the Pubs put the f’in’ SQUASH on illegal voting now that we have the numbers...to even JOKE about voting twice is grounds for removal...


23 posted on 11/18/2010 11:08:29 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: lado

Hey, Roland (I can call you Roland, right?)—Why don’t you just ask a couple of your white-bread Dem colleagues to step down so a deserving Black politician can be appointed as their replacement. Given the Dems professed love for long-oppressed and disenfranchised Blacks, I’m sure you’ll have no problem getting volunteers.


24 posted on 11/18/2010 11:09:09 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: lado

Hey, Roland, don’t let the door hit you in the behind when you leave.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 11:10:49 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: lado

Don’t worry, Rolo - in a few years Tim Scott will be looking for a promotion.


26 posted on 11/18/2010 11:12:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lado

I more concerned that there are no white cornerbacks in the NFL.....that’s just wrong...


27 posted on 11/18/2010 11:15:49 AM PST by northwinds
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To: lado

After all, it is all about the color of one’s skin, isn’t it?

Why does Hussein have a 90% approval among blacks?


28 posted on 11/18/2010 11:34:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Osage Orange

eyep


29 posted on 11/18/2010 11:35:29 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: lado

I thought race didn’t matter? Isn’t that what Obama said in 2008? We are all Americans, right?


30 posted on 11/18/2010 11:36:45 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: Osage Orange

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


31 posted on 11/18/2010 11:40:06 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Is he still alive?


32 posted on 11/18/2010 11:50:12 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

?????...someone’s pulling his strings


33 posted on 11/18/2010 11:55:58 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Raider Sam

Right, since he was discussing the Senate I did not bring up Swann and Blackwell, but as you say the point is still the same. He is playing the race card but he really only wants more Dims in the Senate not more blacks.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 11:57:52 AM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: lado

Awww poor baby. Now take a hike, racist.


35 posted on 11/18/2010 12:41:53 PM PST by VeeP22
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To: hawgwalker

Or he could run for Nelson’s Senate seat.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 1:20:57 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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