Rep. Bobby Rush refers to Sen. Mark Kirk’s plan to curb gang violence as ‘elitist white boy solution’

Given the record level of Chicago street violence (four dead and 11 injured just since Wednesday afternoon), you’d think Windy City pols would welcome any suggestions for putting an end to the madness. But you’d be wrong:

From Chicago Sun-Times:

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is highly critical of a proposal by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples, telling the Sun-Times on Wednesday that Kirk’s approach is “headline grabbing” and an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

One of Kirk’s top priorities is targeting gangs; he has been meeting with law enforcement officials to devise a plan to execute the mass arrests.

Twitter users are rightly disgusted by Rush’s comment.

Bingo.

Or perhaps Bobby Rush’s real problem is that Kirk’s plan wouldn’t necessarily involve carpet-bombing his district with federal dollars:

  • http://twitter.com/VetForumWars Vet of Forum Wars

    It’s only racist if Whites are even accused of something. Had enough one-way tolerance yet, Amerikwa?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pad-Dar/100002515504977 Paulette Anne Rockir

      See “The Mad Jewess” blog, always reports b/w crime

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pad-Dar/100002515504977 Paulette Anne Rockir

      See “The Mad Jewess” blog, always reports b/w crime

  • Jack Deth

    So, Bobby Rush would rather pay off, placate and feed the gang bangers. Hoping not to be left to fend for himself?

    Mr. Rush needs to wise up. Major gang and violence legislation will not happen until a bunch of “elitist white boys” are gunned down in a drive by shooting or payback cross fire. Which is why gangs keep their actions and activities on their turf(s) and amongst themselves.

    Personally, I think Harry Harrison had the right idea in the use of bulldozers in crowd control and annoyance removal in his novel, ‘Make room!… Make room!” which became the basis for the film, ‘Soylent Green’.

    But that will never happen.

  • no_more_deceit

    Once a punk, always a punk, ay, Bobby? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTUFIRd32FM

    • Jeremy

      yep he has always been a punk ass

    • GrindingMills

      I sat next to him on a flight once. He offered me half of his sandwich. End of story.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Of course he did. he’s a communist. You had a right to it.

        • GrindingMills

          Free sandwiches in Communism. Count me in.

    • GrindingMills

      I sat next to him on a flight once. He offered me half of his sandwich. End of story.

  • trixiewoobeans

    So what’s Rush’s non-racist plan? More Food Stamps? Welfare? You know it is, and that sounds pretty racist to me.

  • waterytart

    Mr. Rush, until you can come up with a plan that doesn’t include funding with “white folks” money, shut your chinless yap.

  • Steve_J

    Is Rush getting kickbacks from the gangs?

    • Jeremy

      wouldn’t surprise me

    • LightSabre

      He’s pimping for their vote.

    • LightSabre

      He’s pimping for their vote.

  • cheechakos

    Gang and welfare votes put old Bobby in office.He has no intention of ever going against his fan base. Of course he’ll take all the free government money he can weasel ,but the victims of gang crime will never see it.
    Bobby is a hard core racist ,enabler of violent crime and drug dealers.

  • Jeremy

    Bobby Rush is just a street thug

  • American Avant Garde

    Isn’t this the chap who defiled the storied chambers of the house of representatives to don a hooded sweatshirt, joining the lynch mob calling for the murder of George Zimmerman?

    • robertmccabe

      Yes he is all for a drug fueled gun waiving piece of human waste.

  • victoryman

    Bobby Rush………another living, breathing example of the level to which our elected officials have fallen. Whose fault is it? The sheeple who vote for morons like this. Can he use derogatory terms against Kirk? Of course. Not to worry. The state run media will ignore. Imagine if Kirk used the term, “Elitist black boy solution?” The arm-waving harridans on MSNBC, CNN, Brian (Bow down) Williams, etc would be on this, 24/7. The New York Times and other birdcage liners would print editorial after editorial demanding Kirk be sent to a re-education camp……..run by Maxine Waters.

  • robertmccabe

    How could anybody turn the murders in Chicago into a political drama?This is so beyond the pale it’s hard to believe.The victims families as well as anybody who once loved there hometown should not allow this.

  • Owen Marshall

    Bobby Rush, the old militant Black Panther can’t hide his hate filled racism. It’s who he is. Listening to him on Channel 9 News this morning, he mumbles half sentences borderlining on senility. He should be in a retirement home in a rocking chair mumbling his nonsense while looking out the window. How he ever got to be a Congressman is a disgrace to Chicago.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Where’s Paul Kersey when you need him?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Where’s Paul Kersey when you need him?

  • Right Wired

    I’m been shouting it from the rooftops for years now: Gang affiliation should be a felony. They are domestic terrorists who are no different than any other group.

  • Right Wired

    I’m been shouting it from the rooftops for years now: Gang affiliation should be a felony. They are domestic terrorists who are no different than any other group.

  • ICOYAR

    All gang members are domestic terrorists.

    They do not deserve to live.

  • ICOYAR

    All gang members are domestic terrorists.

    They do not deserve to live.

  • ejochs

    Because people like Steve Chapman have long coddled black pols who make such statements?

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Chicagoans–get rid of this POS. I don’t want any of my taxes going to support treason.

  • http://www.liberallyconservative.com/ Don Anastas

    Why would Bobby Rush support something that brings up his sordid past. RADICAL GANGSTER! Or would that be Gansta Black Pantha’s?

  • http://www.liberallyconservative.com/ Don Anastas

    Why would Bobby Rush support something that brings up his sordid past. RADICAL GANGSTER! Or would that be Gansta Black Pantha’s?