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Burris defends the impeached Blagojevich

January 11, 2009

I am totally stunned and shocked beyond belief! Have these people NO SHAME?

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While surfing Newsgator, I came across this article at American Thinker. Granted, AT is a conservative website, but…. when they make a valid point, I’m willing to listen. Here is a meaty quote gleaned from the CBS show Face the Nation, where Burris gave this fascinating rendition of logic. I have to ask, was he channeling as the attorney for the most notorious gangster in Chicago history,

Al Capone or was he really referring to Hot Rod Blagojevich?

Now here is what Burris said in Blago’s defense: (at Nation link)

“While distancing himself from Blagojevich’s troubles stemming from his arrest on Federal corruption charges last month (“I have nothing to do with all of his problems. Those are his problems.”), Burris also defended the man who appointed him to fill Obama’s seat.

“Remember this: a person who does bad can also do good,” Burris said. “What Governor Blagojevich did was good for the U.S. and the people of Illinois … Appointing me to that vacancy was certainly good.”

The same was said about Al Capone, he was untouchable by the law because he owned them all. I remember watching the reruns of “The Untouchables” with Elliot Ness who was not in the good graces of the local population of Chicago. Simply because he was interfering in what had become a comfortable lifestyle for many in spite of the corruption.

Of course, the rich were happy but so were the poor happy with the status quo. They had protection gifted to them by the MOB. This was “Prohibition” bootlegging alcohol was Big business. Ask the Kennedys!

You had to be on the inside if you were considered affluent. If anyone attempted to denegrate the poor people, Capone stepped in helping the poor person afflicted with a hyperactive landlord by sending his thugs in teaching the uncouth near-do-well a lesson . At the same time, creating another client for himself paying into his insurance scam. (Business owners and Real estate titans always were made to “pay” for security ensuring a mishap would not befall their holdings. (livelihoods)

It was a win-win all the way with Capone keeping everyone happy. Some even crying for him when he was arrested saying, “He was a good man.” …Well, almost everyone, except the IRS… Capone forgot about his parter, the Federal government.. However, they didn’t forget about him. He was tried and convicted of Tax Evasion and sent to prison for life.

Nothing has really changed. Has it? Money buys everything… nevermind the law… How about the Presidency?

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7 Comments
  1. January 11, 2009 8:34 pm

    Yes, money buys everything, and I think this election was bought long before Barack Obama ran in his first primary.

    I firmly believe that some very rich and powerful people made up their minds that now was the time to try to finish what they began with the Carter Administraton. A consortium of international bankers, corporate leaders and owners of the main stream media decided that the time was ripe to take over the United States government. With so much discord in the country following the Bush fiasco, all they needed to do was find a minority candidate that they could manipulate and install him as president.
    With unlimited money and control of the media it was not difficult to create a fantasy aura around a candidate who would be agreeable to people disaffected with Bush and who would also appeal to the African American community who felt so disenfranchised. Where else to look for the candidate but Chicago – the sewer of the political world? They found their man and invented a scenario whereby they could finally control the money, commerce and politics on a global scale.

    I hold no brief for Blagojevich, but he was just playing “follow the leader” and was stupid enough to think that if others could get by with it so could he. This has been a way of life in Chicago politics since day one and I don’t think it will change any time soon. But the play hasn’t ended yet and we could be in for a lot of surprises if he and Rezko spill enough beans. I don’t think Roland Burris is part of the chicago cabal, I think he was appointed as a way for Blago to punch the rest of the Democrats in the eye. He didn’t like being the “fall guy”.

    Now with the $700 Billion bailout that went primarily to the banks (and not used by them for which it was intended) plus the added trillion dollars that Obama is now asking for we are well on our way to being controlled completely by the government and the banks. Our children and grandchildren will be paying this debt for the unforseeable future. Like the old Tennessee Ernie song goes,”We’ll owe our soul to the company store”.

    Sorry about this long-winded comment, but I feel so strongly about this that I have to get it off my chest whenever I can.

  2. January 11, 2009 11:08 pm

    There isn’t a thing you’ve written that I could disagree with- everything you’ve written is 100% accurate.

    Although, in the last few days, Obama telling people they are have to have “skin in this game” and have to sacrifice above and beyond the suffering they’ve already endured.

    He is going to be amazed at how fast popular opinion will turn against him before he’s even inaugurated.

    People en mass have a hive mentality. When the hive is threatened, they react with uncanny precision protecting their homes and families.

    These are dangerous times to be sure.. we are at a critical juncture and they next few days will either diffuse the anger or incite it to the breaking point.

  3. Betty permalink
    January 12, 2009 7:48 am

    Sad that our country has come to this. Even more sad is the amount of people that cherish obama’s ass…and certainly would follow whatever he says. If all this Lincoln garbage isn’t enough to raise an eyebrow, what is? Have we come to a time where everyone is slightly insane? His followers are actually proud…and will not believe what they are told about the one. I had an ederly Jewish man get angry when in conversation I told him that Hamas supported obama.

  4. January 12, 2009 8:31 am

    With Hillary, we knew when she proposed her policies there was a plan behind her words. With ‘him’, he’s dependent on policy makers telling him what to do. The eventual strategy and evolution of the planned strategy is a compilation of broken thoughts from 10 different people none of which can present a clear outcome.

    Take a left… no, take a right! We’re driving blind.

  5. helochick permalink
    January 12, 2009 5:01 pm

    Betty,
    I agree with you 100%! America has forgotten what’s really important. We’ve got such a mix of races here that having a multi-racial president was more important to them than the real issues. It is sad.

    I live in the Chicago area, I have to say, I’ve come across some pretty rude Nobama supporters. You know what it did? Made me support McCain even more. Anyone that would outright say “I’m voting for Obama because he’s black” doesn’t deserve the right to vote. On election day the radio stations were asking people to call in and say who they were voting for and why. That’s what a lot of them were saying! That, and “it’s time for a change”. In my 10 minute ride to work I heard the first statement 7 times. So that tells me, that unless he undergoes skin bleaching, a lot of his supporters won’t change their minds…..ever. He could probably walk out onto Pennsylvania Ave, and shoot someone in cold blood with 1000 witnesses, and his supporters will still support him. Kind of reminds me of a cult.

  6. January 12, 2009 5:13 pm

    I just stopped by your blog and thought I would say hello. I like your site design. Looking forward to reading more down the road.

  7. January 12, 2009 5:33 pm

    Great Bill..

    you’re signed in and can post freely now.

    =====

    Everything about Obama is a string of Broken promises.

    Believe me, his loyalists are concerned he will throw them under the bus as well.

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