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Obama's Senate Replacement Must Be Black

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 11:18 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/02/congressman-obamas-senate-replacement-black/

Quote:
"We don't want (Blagojevich) to short-circuit the will and the wisdom of the state of Illinois," Rush told FOXNews.com, after holding a press conference in Chicago announcing his petition drive for the governor to name a black candidate.


Are white people not qualified to fill Obama's senate seat? What if the white person is the most qualified?
 
maporsche
 
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Reply Wed 3 Dec, 2008 11:43 pm
@maporsche,
ebrown_p, you can blow me for your cowardly tagging...you got something to say, say it. Stop the drive by tagging insults.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 06:59 am
@maporsche,
Affirmative Action.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 07:07 am
@maporsche,
Quote:
Obama's Senate Replacement Must Be Black


Why wouldn't another communist of whatever color suffice?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 07:11 am
@maporsche,
Aw, com'on. That was one man's opinion. If the governor is smart, he will pick the best person for the job, no matter what the person's race. Rush was a Black Panther. Of course he would say that the job has to be filled by a black. So what?
maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 08:59 am
@Phoenix32890,
Just sick of the double standard Phoenix.

What if someone said that the replacement must be white? Uproar!
eoe
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 09:23 am
Some things don't need to be spoken aloud. It's a given.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 09:27 am
@maporsche,
I hear ya, and I agree. Look, racism was firmly embedded in our society for generations. Now that black people are finally "making it" in society, there is a bit of a backlash, which I suppose, is understandable.

Over time, hopefully, as people become more color blind, remarks like the one that Rush made will seem quaint and anachronistic.
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maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 09:34 am
@eoe,
It's a given that a black person needs to fill Obama's Senate seat? Is that what doesn't need to be spoken aloud?

If that's what you meant, are you serious?
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 09:46 am
@Phoenix32890,
Phoenix32890 wrote:

Aw, com'on. That was one man's opinion. If the governor is smart...

I think you've hit upon the primary problem here.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 10:33 am
@maporsche,

It would be racist to appoint or elect an individual because of their skin color.

Picking the most qualified person for the job is what we should do, but experience is no longer something the masses seem to care about.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 11:43 am
I think it should be a chick. The new senator has to be PINK.

That works.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:14 pm
I suspect that if you asked Obama, he would say the job should go to the person best qualified to do it . . . period.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:19 pm
@maporsche,
If McCain had won the presidency, I am curious how many would be demanding that his Senate replacement be a Republican simply because McCain is a Republican.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:37 pm
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

Phoenix32890 wrote:

Aw, com'on. That was one man's opinion. If the governor is smart...

I think you've hit upon the primary problem here.


Joefromchicago has a point which needs to be recognized. Only ONE person gets to vote on Obama's replacement and that is the Illinois Governor. The governor's popularity has gone down for various reasons. This governor will simply make a choice based on what is most helpful for himself politically.
parados
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:39 pm
@wandeljw,
I don't think he can appoint Obama no matter how much he wants to.
wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:44 pm
@parados,
Actually, parados, there is speculation that the governor may appoint a Democrat who seeks to oppose him in the next gubernatorial primaries. There are many in his own party that want him replaced.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 12:48 pm
@wandeljw,
I understand Bill Clinton is available.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 01:02 pm
Blagojevich is a complete idiot. Don't expect too much from him.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 4 Dec, 2008 01:03 pm
@cjhsa,
cjhsa wrote:

Blagojevich is a complete idiot. Don't expect too much from him.


This is like an endorsement of him.

Cycloptichorn
 

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