Illinois Dem candidate for Gov. busted making remarks about black democrats

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  1. Keepingon

    Keepingon Well-Known Member

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    Billionaire Dem running for Illinois governor is caught making insensitive remarks about black politicians - Fox News

    A Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois is apologizing for racially insensitive comments captured on an FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich

    On the recording, Pritzker suggests Blagojevich appoint White rather than other African-Americans, including Jesse Jackson Jr. or Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. He says doing so "covers you on the African-American thing."

    He continued, "Of all the African-Americans that I can think that are sort of like qualified ... and people will say 'Oh — that's, you know that's, that's a pretty good pick,' the one that's least offensive and maybe gets you the most because it gets you that secretary of state appointment is Jesse White."

    Later in the call, Pritzker was heard laughing as Blagojevich joked about appointing Obama's former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose comments dogged Obama's 2008 campaign. Among other things, Wright said the U.S. brought on the Sept. 11 attacks by committing terrorism against others and that people should sing "God Damn America" rather than "God Bless America."

    On the call, Blagojevich mimicked Wright, imagining him saying "God Damn America" on the floor of the Senate.
    "That's funny," Pritzker said.

    These are the people accusing others of being :censored:!
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  2. LewSir

    LewSir Well-Known Member

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    But, they'll still vote Democrat
  3. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Grocery Shopping. The Meat Department.

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    If a Republican was caught saying this it would be headline news for a week, but it's expected and acceptable from a Democrat, so it's not even newsworthy to our biased media.

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