Nasty, anti-Semitic accusations of dual loyalty, or worse, lack of loyalty to the U.S. are being thrown by progressives at Chuck Schumer for coming out against the Iran nuclear deal. We will have more on that in a separate post.

Schumer is likely to lose his position as Senate Minority Leader when Harry Reid retires because of his Iran nuclear deal position:

In the absence of Schumer’s support, Obama’s go to guy keep enough Dems in line to avoid a veto override in the Senate is Dick Durbin, as HuffPo reports, Dick Durbin Becomes Lead Whip For Peace On Iran:

If the president saves his Iran deal from the critics trying to kill it in the United States Senate, it will be in large credit to one lawmaker.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) emerged this past week as the chief organizer, White House liaison and public cheerleader for the controversial agreement. He has organized briefings, taken his case to the airwaves and meticulously encouraged the fence-sitting senators. The administration considers him its most valuable ally in the upper chamber on the deal, while colleagues describe his work as tireless and deft….

Durbin took on this role partially out of necessity. He is the only member of the Senate Democratic leadership team who publicly backs the Iran deal, which exchanges sanction relief for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program.

Durbin is the perfect character for the job. He will say anything, like when he accused a Republican in a closed door meeting of saying he couldn’t stand to look at Obama, something even the White House denied:

Dick Durbin Facebook 2013 Republican Cannot Stand To Look At Obama

In a Facebook posting over the weekend, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois alleged that a top House Republican leader told President Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you,” during a negotiation meeting over the government shutdown, according to a report last night in The Hill.  The claim drew sharp denials from Republican leadership and the White House….

In today’s press briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney flat out denied the exchange occurred, saying “it did not happen.”

Durbin also played the race card on Republicans during the Loretta Lynch nomination, accusing Republicans of demanding Lynch “sit in the back of the bus”:

Amy noted at the time:

“Unfairness” again. Was it “unfair” when Democrats voted against Janice Rogers-Brown, an African American judge whose nomination Durbin filibustered in 2003 and 2005? She was confirmed after waiting almost 700 days. Or when he tried to block Miguel Estrada’s nomination? Or when he voted against Condoleeza Rice during her Secretary of State nomination ordeal?

John McCain skewered Durbin:

Durbin even defended Democrats taking “God” out of the Democratic platform, in an incredibly thin-skinned interview in which he attacked an argument the interviewer wasn’t even making:

Durbin joined Harry Reid in opposing the Iraq surge, which worked in stabilizing Iraq until Obama threw it all away:

Durbin advanced the unusual constitutional theory the Obama could “borrow” the power to act where the House refused to do so on immigration:

At a May Day Rally in 2013, Durbin typically became hostile and combatitive when questioned why he was attending a rally with Communists, changing the subject to whether the Communists had the constitutional right to rally:

In other words, Durbin in the perfect guy to whip votes to secure the Iranian nuke deal.


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