"On a personal note, Burris is a nut job and is completely ignoring the will of the people of Illinois. We have spoken and by a 75% majority (according to polls) we have asked that he not represent us."
"Burris is proving himself totally unworthy of the responsibility and dignity of a senator. He was an egotist and a fool to accept a tainted appointment from Blagojevich, and he is an egotist and a fool for forcing the situation on the world. He is trying to exploit a loophole in an ugly little political fiasco for his own very very very selfish gains."
"What a freak! Is he seriously that stupid? Does he not see his nothing more than a pawn in this horrible scheme? How sad for the state of Illinois!"
"Mr. Burris unfortunately allowed his ego and ambition to put him in a compromising position. He didn't care about the degree of manipulation by Blago, he placed his bet that he could take the job and run, fighting and declaring it legal. One (more intelligent) black man had already declined Blago's appointment but Burris swallowed the bait and now he'll choke on it. But with the size of such an ego, I'm sure he'll turn things to his advantage eventually. So don't feel sorry for him, at the least he'll probably get a lucrative book deal and an infinite number of speaking engagements."
"Shame on you Burris. When you accepted Blagojevich's appointment to the Senate you spent every last cent of integrity and destroyed the reputation you earned over a lifetime. Of course the governor can appoint you, but this governor has been arrested and is out on bail. Next week he will be indicted. As an elder statesman you should know the fire storm any appointment would create. Politics does not exist in a vacume. You made a deal with the devil and it has cost you in public opinion. In our eyes you are professionally bankrupt. Now go away."
"Botton line is Burris is an Idiot and can't see he's being used by the Village Idiot of ILL. Blagojevich would use his mother to serve his own purpose."
"This could turn out to be nasty. Why Burris accepted Blago's appointment is beyond me. Well, not really, I do know - blind ambition! He'd been salivating for years about higher office. The people of IL denied him twice, remember?
Guess this brings new meaning to - 'by any means necessary'."
"If Burris have any ounce of decency, he would not attempt to plow his way into the senate. His acceptance of the seat only shows how extremely desparate he is. I know that MOST politicians sell their soul to the devil…and Burris proved to be one of many."Wow. With friends like these, Roland Burris won't need enemies.
I take particular offense at the notion that Burris isn't smart enough to realize he's being used as a pawn by Rod Blagojevic. The Left today, unfortunately, has this notion that African-Americans need the help of the Left to succeed. What's sadder, though, is how many African-Americans believe the Left is correct. The Left has taught them early on that they will never get a fair shake from the world because of their skin color, even in America where people can succeed if they put their minds to it and the backs into it. When you convince someone that they will fail, they will.
And now, the Left is doing something similar to Burris by suggesting he's nothing more than an unwitting dupe. In doing so, however, they're revealing their true feelings about African-Americans in general, and they're ugly feelings. Yet, who always lectures people (primarily conservatives) about racial issues?
The ones who have the real issues with race.