Bobby L. Rush, co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party in 1968 and current U.S. Congressman from IL. has made his position on Roland Burris’ appointment to Barack 0bama’s Senate seat very clear.

“I will ask you to not hang and lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer,” he added. “I don’t think that anyone — any U.S. senator who’s sitting in the Senate right now — wants to go on record to deny one African-American for being seated in the U.S. Senate.”

With statements like the one above that was made yesterday afternoon, and similar statements today in which he backed up his original assertions, Rush opened the door wide open for the charge of racism to be thrown at any white politician that dare opposes the confirmation of Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate which puts the Democrat leadership in a real tough spot.

So, do the Democrats go ahead and confirm Burris to dodge the inevitable accusations of racism, or do they hold their ground just so they can deny Blagojevich the satisfaction of beating them at their own game? This is the kind political chaos that the blogosphere loves to see, and you can bet that we’ll be watching it with eyes wide open.

Here is a video of the whole Rush statement from yesterday during Blago’s press conference to name Burris to replace 0bama in the Senate:

See more on the Burris saga as posted by the RightPundits crew HERE and HERE.