Prepare yourself for a one of a kind, Rachel Maddow slap-down.

“On Friday night, I called my wife and I said, ‘Brooke, I am not coming home this weekend. I will call you on Monday. Tonight, I want you to go to the ATM machine, and I want you to draw out everything it will let you take. And I want you to tomorrow, and I want you to go Sunday.’ I was convinced on Friday night that if you put a plastic card in an ATM machine the last thing you were going to get was cash.” Burr added, “I think it is safe to say the economy has not rebounded. If anything, we have gone deeper into what economists call ‘recession.’ I would tell you it’s not a recession. I would define this as a depression.” The Hendersonville Times-News, 4/14/09

Ah yes, “Senator genius” (a fitting title for GOP senator Richard Burr) let’s have a run on the banks as if your party hasn’t done enough already to cripple the economy. Let us hope he keeps the asinine remarks coming, after all his mouth will no doubt make Attorney General Roy Cooper’s decision to challenge him in 2010 much easier.

 Attorney General Roy Cooper said he hopes to make a decision on whether to challenge Republican Sen. Richard Burr some time this spring, Rob Christensen reports.

“I want to continue with public service to the people of North Carolina,” Cooper said Tuesday morning after attending a meeting of the Council of State. “I’m going to determine the best way to do that. I’m going to decide that very soon.”

Just think, Burr has over a year and a half to provide NC constituents with everything we need to oppose his second term in office and with a June 20th deadline approaching for potential candidates to challenge “Senator Genuis” some aren’t waiting for a candidate. A website called Draft Coop  is trying to recruit AG Cooper for the job and if polls mean anything this time around, Cooper will give ole Burr a run for his money. 

Many including myself have wondered exactly who does Burr work for? the people of North Carolina or the corporations that funnel him cash? One really only needs to follow Burr’s legislation for example The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 H.R 875 and Senate Bill 510 and 558 which amends  the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The winners of this legislation isn’t the little guy it’s Burr’s base, his corporate base.

Burr really will be his own worst enemy, let us not forget his recent attempt to block the nomination of Tammy Duckworth, an injured Iraq war helicopter pilot, from a post as assistant secretary at the Veterans Affairs Department. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee didn’t vote on Duckworth’s nomination  because “Senator genius” asked that the panel hold off. The reason stated to delay the nomination? None other than Burr’s ego perhaps, but to be fair, he is the top Republican on the committee (God only knows why), and he wanted to feel important. Oh and Burr said he wanted Duckworth and the White House to answer some of his questions but no one knows what those questions are. Rachel Maddow vents better than I do so here she goes:

“How about diligently doing the right thing, right now and picking a different high horse to ride in on, ok?”

How about a high horse to ride out on so you can join your ole friend Liddy? Let’s not forget , Burr like former NC senator Dole is going into the 2010 elections as a “weak incumbient”, with a whopping 35 % approval rating. That number alone clearly demonstrates his effectiveness as a senator and Burr and Dole both towed the GOP party line so long in NC, it is only fitting they join forces again in the same line, the unemployment line that is.