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Not Even Sure How to Write a Clever Headline for This One

Back in civics class, we were told that the reason why the two party system has basically stayed intact for the last hundred and forty years is because they are self correcting. Because of the way our system works here, they can absorb third party movements and adapt to changes in the electorate. This is why a major party doesn’t stay in the wilderness for more than a few cycles.

Of course, then there are counter examples. Check out this story in Politico. Or, you don’t have to actually look at the story, the headline says it all:

‘Magic Negro’ flap might help Saltsman

Do these guys have any idea what the nation they are hoping to lead looks like these days?

2 Comments

  1. SonoranSam wrote:

    From coverage of Blago’s press conference:

    “Rep. Bobby Rush, the longtime Southside congressman, attended the press conference and was called up to the podium by Burris where he unmistakably dared white officials to not seat an African-American.

    ‘Let me just remind you that there presently is no African-American in the U.S. Senate,’ said Rush, an African-American, after Blagojevich and Burris had spoken. ‘Let me remind you that the state of Illinois…in their collective wisdom have sent two African-Americans to the United States Senate. That makes a difference. This is just not a state of Illinois matter…. But, indeed, by this decision it has tremendous national importance.’

    As for Blagojevich, Rush said: ‘I would ask you to not hang or lynch the appointee while you castigate the appointer’ ”

    Sorry, Tedski, but Blago didn’t rise to the top of the Chicago cesspool without learning how to pay poker. Rejecting Burris would leave the Senate without an African-American.

    I agree with your unnamed friend (you have friends?) who called it a stroke of genius.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 3:38 pm | Permalink
  2. azw88 wrote:

    Burris has damaged his career by accepting this appointment and appearing on stage with Bago. As for Rush, he looked a little out of it…

    I bet the senate holds their grounds and rejects the appointment. And as more people learn about Burris’ memorial/crypt/mausoleum : http://flickr.com/photos/southbound_07/2750018934/ , the more they will reject him.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:03 pm | Permalink