Congressman: Obama's Senate Replacement Must Be Black

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  1. WillowTree
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    The race to replace Barack Obama as Illinois' junior senator heated up Tuesday as Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to name a black man or woman to the seat.

    By invoking race, Rush, who is black, drove a potential wedge between the prospective white and black contenders for the seat. Rush said it would be a "national disgrace" if Obama's seat were not filled by an African American.

    Illinois isn't the only state with a seat to fill. As Barack Obama takes over the White House, he leaves in his wake a host of vacancies, and some are becoming the focal points for fresh political battles.

    Congressman: Obama's Senate Replacement Must Be Black - FOXNews.com Transition Tracker



    wow this is gettin way cool innit?
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Too late. Too bad.
     
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    And it's bullshit. What would happen if they said a white had to replace Clinton?

    All Hell would break loose and you know it.

    Whatever happened to the most qualified individual?
     
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    Affirmative Action is all about quotas. Here's another example.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Well IMO Bob Rush just proved himself unfit to be a law maker in this nation.

    As with any job, the person who is rewarded with it, should always be the best qualified. I am far from perfect, but, I have been hiring and firing people for more than 25 years. Not once has race, religion, sexual orientation or anything social play a role in my choices.

    I still recall the first time a long time customer told me that he wouldn't be back because I hired a black short order cook. I thanked him for his business over the past 30 some years and wished him the best. Nothing more needed to be said. Out of the 30 or so applications I had on file, that man was simply the best qualified. Period.

    I got the same flack when I hired a lesbian couple. Yes, I hired both of them. One to work in the store and the other to work at the catering company and fill in at the store. They were highly skilled and very hard working. In fact, they hired in at a higher rate than most did. Well I lost a few customers, but, I picked up some really good gay catering accounts.

    Business has to stay business no matter what my personal likes and dislikes may be. The same with government.

    This Rush is a racist.
     
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    Imagine if Rush said it, rather than...errr...Rush.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Agreed. I am flabbergasted that the black guy said it. And that's why it is a disgrace. Obama was supposed to be "not about race" and this sort of trashes that theory.
     
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    Maybe he wants a chocolate senate.
     
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    I searched and there is no direct quote from Rush, only this heavily editorialized story by FAUX.

    :eek:
     
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    Affirmative Action happened
     

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