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Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke at Chicago’s annual May Day celebration in Chicago as a flag of Che Guevara waved before him, yet when questioned by Rebel Pundit about his presence at the rally teeming with anarchist, communist, and socialist groups with their red flags, retorted that it was because “I believe in the Constitution.”

Durbin, who puzzlingly said “how do you know that?” when asked about the groups’ prominence at the rally — he need only have gazed out to the crowd he had just addressed — said that May Day is actually a celebration of “Law Day. ” He then told Rebel Pundit that his question about the presence of communists, anarchists, and socialists at the May Day rally was “trapped in ancient history.”

The rally Durbin addressed, which began in the not-s0-ancient setting of Haymarket Square, was described by Progress Illinois:

May Day, also know as International Workers’ Day, is an annual commemoration of the Haymarket riot that took place in Chicago in 1886. The day is usually marked by protests around the world, with the actions focusing on labor-related issues. This year’s demonstration in Chicago focused on workers’ rights and the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Occupy Chicago promoted the rally heavily on Facebook, while the Chicago Socialists changed the banner on their page to say “May Day Is Our Day! Celebrate International Workers’ Day — Chicago Socialist.org.”

Durbin needn’t play so coy; when U.S. Congressman Danny Davis, who sits on the House’s Homeland Security Committee, was caught on camera accepting a “lifetime in achievement” award from the Communist Party USA last year, there was no coverage from the local media.

Video of Rebel Pundit questioning Durbin:

The exchange:

Rebelpundit: There is a large contingent of Communist Party USA, anarchists, international socialist groups here today that you just spoke to…
Durbin: How do you know that?
Rebelpundit: Because I’ve filmed them all day, and you just spoke to them, so I’d like to ask about your participation, why you decided to come out today?
Durbin: Well let me just say something, because [pause] I believe in the Constitution. Do you believe in it?
Rebelpundit: Because you believe in the Constitution you decided to come out to a rally full of communists and socialists?
Durbin: And you know why?
Rebelpundit: Why?
Durbin: Because we have freedom of speech in America, and that’s why you can record this and not be arrested.
RebelPundit: You think I should be arrested?
Durbin: No, not at all, you have a right to your constitutional rights, and I do, too.

If, as Durbin says, his presence at the rally was because he believes in the Constitution, then what rally is off-limits? Perhaps we’ll see him at the next Tea Party. This post from the Quincy Journal sums it up:

I love how he defends speaking to a group of malcontents by comparing it to freedom of the press. Yes, they have the right to have a rally and the right to free speech, but you don’t have to go speak at it. The last thing Dick Durbin is interested in is freedom.

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“I love how he defends speaking to a group of malcontents by comparing it to freedom of the press. Yes, they have the right to have a rally and the right to free speech, but you don’t have to go speak at it. The last thing Dick Durbin is interested in is freedom.”

Suddenly, the Constitution is important to Durbin. The Left likes to quote the Bible too when it fits their needs. They’re pathetic phonies.

Ragspierre | May 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Turban Durbin has every right to speak to a bunch of Collectivist thugs.

We have every right to associate his treasonous ass with them, too.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Durbin gives a speech to a bunch of socialists and commies but we’ll never hear about it in the MSM. Just a few conservative blogs will report it.

I guess the press is too busy smearing Ted Cruz as a Joe McCarthy wannabe to report on Durbin’s flirting with socialists and commies.

He is a DICK.

Didn’t the liberal politicans used to be discreet about how much they hated America and aligned with the commies? I didn’t dream that, did I?

G. de La Hoya | May 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

Dick Durbin, a.k.a. Sack-of-Durbin (Thanks Don Wade WLS), is one of many reasons I am embarrassed of Illinois.

RReaganConservative | May 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Dick Durbin, like the rest of his ilk, is truly a walking talking oxymoron.. He’s obscenely delusional from all the leftist anti-American indoctrination kool-aide he has been drinking for decades..

Note to Dicky Durbin- The Socialist marxist Communists are nor for Freedom, Liberty, democracy, they are for totalitarian authoritarian control of the people and property of the nation, thus your asinine idiocy comment trying to relate their agenda and goal, to justify your support for them, which happens to be the political position of Democrats in the first place, with the US Constitution is an affront to intelligent American citizens everywhere, let alone to the US Constitution it self.

But people like Dicky Durbin could care less about truth and integrity, let alone acknowledge it, which is why they’re liberal Democrats / anti-Americans in the first place.

With Obama, Biden, Reid, and Pelosi as their leaders, is it any wonder why this Nation is so corrupted and poisoned by their radical anti-American ideology, it is to the point of almost complete collapse- economically, socially, politically, and even militarily, which is what Obama is working towards, except for Obama’s planned use of the US Military against American citizens.

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