Dick Durbin blew up DACA, deliberately
Trump took a harder line on DACA behind closed doors, so Durbin decided to turn it into a racial issue.
Democrats and the media think they have the golden bullet to take down Trump, in the form of the “s–thole” comment during DACA negotiations behind closed doors.
There are conflicting claims and reports as to whether the term was used, and to whom he was referring if it were used. Original reports said it was mentioned in relation to Haiti, but that has been walked back. Whether you agree with the comment or not, assuming it were used, it hardly merits the current obsession, with no sign of letting up. It’s 24/7. Many Republicans are asking only “how high” they have to jump in condemning Trump.
But as Ann Althouse pointed out, there’s nothing inherently racist is the term – unless you believe the worst about majority non-white countries. In which case you might be the racist:
“Shithole” is a perfectly good rude, slangy word. It has a great history, and it’s vivid and effective. It is not a racial term, and shame on the people who are making it racist. I wonder if these people ever think of the pain and damage they are causing by proclaiming and insisting upon a connection between dark skin and excrement. They’re revealing what’s in their head, and they don’t mind burdening dark-skinned people with the knowledge that they are being thought about like that.
Trump and two Republican Senators present deny the term was used, others present have observed a curious near-silence or have obfuscated, but Dick Durbin has been front and center asserting that the term was used.
If Durbin is lying, it wouldn’t be the first time.
In 2013 Durbin claimed that an unnamed Republican, in a closed door meeting with Obama and Speaker John Boehner, said “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Both the White House and Boehner denied that statement was made.
Durbin also claims Trump’s use of the term “chain migration” during the negotiation was racist, even though Durbin has used the term in the past.
The Washington Post did not say in its article disclosing the alleged Trump comment who the source was. But given Durbin’s history of lying about comments made behind closed doors and deliberate attempt to portray “chain migration” as a racist term, it’s reasonable to believe it was Durbin or someone acting for Durbin.
Why would Durbin deliberately seek to blow up the negotiations? John Hinderaker makes a good point, aside from Durbin’s history of doing such things:
This story is a good illustration of the bizarre times in which we live. Trump made a good point in a private meeting with a small number of legislators. He may have used profanity while doing so, but he wasn’t making a speech. His political enemy, Dick Durbin, then ran to the press to damage Trump by quoting–probably misquoting–his private comments. The press jumped on the story eagerly, assuming Durbin’s account was correct and happily damaging America’s interests, as Democrats and Democratic reporters smugly told us was happening. Lost in the shuffle was the fact that Trump is right about immigration–chain migration and the lottery are crazy and need to go, in favor of a merit-based system–and a large majority of Americans agree with him.
The negotiations were not going Durbin’s way. Trump was taking a much harder line than expected. So Durbin went for the Hail Mary pass, to make it into a racism issue. The “s–thole” press strategy was just part of it, as was the “chain migration” terminology.
Durbin wasn’t going to get his way on DACA, so he blew it up, figuring it will be better as a campaign issue.
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when you have nothing of substance to offer, flinging poo is about the only option you have left…
Dick Durbin is the ONLY person in that meeting that used that foul language. Imo and I’m sticking it to Durbin.
This video about the lawsuit against Twitter will help everyone understand where “slave owner” Dick and his Democrats’ heads are at.
“If you’re a traitor to your country, then you’re a….”
Don’t remember where I found it, but it describes liberals to a T.
But Trump’s smart enough to know that you can speak calmly and rationally to the inmates at the asylum but they’ll still smear their poop on the walls, regardless.
Why did Mr Durbin move from his hometown?
Durbin’s District includes East St Louis, IL. This is across the river from St Louis, MO. It looks like a war zone. It has been destroyed; few live there now.
This actually makes sense.
This analysis rings true. And as we have recently learned, if it rings true, it is.
(And to be clear, the Perfessor’s work is far more methodical and scrupulous than those who have been using that term lately. Just flinging their nonsense back at them).
DICK durbin is a PROVEN LIAR.
Remember the infected Democrats like Durbin have been colluding with our evil MSM for decades.
Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.
“If Durbin is lying”
are his lips moving?
Ah, the diversity card. Democrats’ last stand.
“Durbin wasn’t going to get his way on DACA, so he blew it up, figuring it will be better as a campaign issue.”
And as a fundraising issue. Don’t forget how many problems Democrats are having raising money these days.
Deport Durbin to Haiti, without his money and member of Congress badge. Let him work at whatever job he can find in that country.
Hopefully Trump learned a couplr of lessons about…
1) On negotiating with Dems…
a) Dems do not negotiate in good faith
b) They use private negatiations to publicly attack you
2) On talking behind closed doors with Dems in the room…
a) They will deliberately misquote you and lie about what is said
b) Record all meetings with Dems (and probably with neverTrumpers)
Excellent post, JHogan!
Maybe Little Dick Durbin (hat tip to Mark Levin) would like to be the new ambassador to Haiti?
how about to Puerto Rico ?
he and the mayor can hold hands and sings ‘buy the world a coke’
CNN lied about a secret meeting last year between Trump & Putin; Rhinestone Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) lied about Trump’s awkward condolence phone call to Sgt. Johnson’s wife; the author of the recent smear job, ‘The hack and the Fizzle’ publicly admits to unsubstantiated rumors and hearsay published in his book; Some talking head at MSNBC almost wet herself waiting to expose Trump’s leaked 2005 tax return – which proved he paid millions in taxes; Durbin is a proven liar for political gain, just like his ol’ buddy, Harry Reid…
These leftists sure do like to grab falsehoods by the hoohaw and brag about it.
My rule is unless there’s a recording of Trump being a jackass, I don’t believe it and I don’t care.
As an interested foreigner and potential (legal) immigrant, even if there IS a recording of Trump being a jack-ass, I STILL don’t care.
The man is doing great things for the USA, and re-vitalising Reagan’s Vision for America.
I refuse to second guess a misstep or two (alleged or real) from someone who is keeping that vision alive.
The Dems/Libs/Progs are losing.
The Dems attempted to blackmail the Republicans and the President into legitimizing DACA without the immigration reform demanded in return, by threatening a government shutdown. This failed miserably. Trump and the Republicans had set the stage for making any such shutdown wholly the responsibility of the Dems. The Dems were not able to make good on their threat. What to do? Play the race card over a remark which may have been taken out of context or not occurred at all. Then gin up the Democrat propaganda machine cast this as the end of the world. Meanwhile no Congressional action will be taken on DACA. The SCOTUS will eventually declare DACA unconstitutional. IN the meantime, the Administration continues to make itself look good in the arena of immigration reform. And, the Dems and the NSM continue to look foolish.
The rats always come out into the light when the ship is sinking. It is only a matter of time before they all begin shoving each other overboard.
That bears repeating…and repeating…and repeating….
RE: “The Dems/Libs/Progs are losing.”
“A wretched place… (a) a dirty or dilapidated dwelling; (b) a remote, downtrodden, or unpleasant city, town, etc.”
That’s the Oxford English Dictionary definition of “shithole,” with examples going back to 1930:
I don’t really understand why this is the subject of discussion. Of course the dems lie to smear Trump and favor foreigners. The fact that 90% of blacks vote dem is something that needs constant stirring up of resentment, even though unjustified.
The dems really are the anti-American, anti-harmony party. ANYTHING for a vote, except being pro-America. If you’re power hungry simply for the sake of power, it’s the only way.
LUPO….lying until proven otherwise. Did Trump say “Shithole”? Don’t care. It’s a proven fact that Africa and Haiti are shitholes. El Salvador as well. Trump, as usual, is dead on the money. Just wait…..a huge wall is coming….and, yes, Mexico is going to pay for it. Easiest way is a tariff on money sent to Mexico. Another easy way is seized dope money.
Let’s ask the Clintons how much they love Haiti…that little country brought them a lot of money.
The head of Homeland Security, who was at the meeting, said Trump said no such thing. Period. Not about Haiti, not about Africa.
Have you noticed how suddenly the LibDems are all talking about s-hole gate but not the Dossier? Wonder why?
Durbin is a vile little man and cannot be trusted!
Durbin better lean how to negotiate. First Trump has the upper hand. He has to do nothing and his base will say, it’s a shame. On the other hand most of his base requires a wall, no amnesty, but. trump can take the heat for a path to citizenship. Criminals have to go. Also merit is required. Meaning we are looking for the best. Not just common folks or people related. That is a sacrifice you make to come. Look back to see who else called then a smoothie place. Durbin closed doors are that. What is said, stays there. I personal would bar you next time for violating rules.
Had the dubious pleasure once of working with the two-faced midget, Durbin. He’s morally bankrupt and exemplary of what is wrong with Illinois and with many in congress. Vote him out Land of Lincoln! J
Oh, how I WISH this electorate would do that!
It’s hard to see how blowing up negotiations over DACA can be a win for the D’rats.
Torpedo negotiations—then no DACA deal. And the President doesn’t get his funding for The Wall.
But that’s not a win for the D’rats—DACAettes can then be deported, and that means they’ll never be voters, no matter what dreams of amnesty the D’rats may keep under their pillows. But the fight for Wall funding can still continue.
So for the D’rats, at best it’s a defeat on DACA, and only a temporary reprieve on The Wall. It’s only temporary because Trump can make just about anything the D’rats want contingent on Wall funding.
The only possible scenario which gives the Slimebucket Party a win is if Trump plays Achilles, retiring to his tent to sulk after being cheated by Agamemnon. And by now even the dumbest D’rat must realize that’s just not going to happen. Trump’s no Achilles, he’s Nemesis to Obama’s Hubris.
They figure they can get an Obama judge to tie it up until after the election…. and when they have the illegals vote in a few key states, that’s all they’ll need to flip the Senate.
Remember how Tyrant Obama the Liar and his propaganda news media’s lied about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman? He did it for the same reason Hitler lied about Jews. They did it to foment hatred among their voters and thereby motivate them to vote. Turdman lied inorder to fill voters with hate.
Durbin’s actions are not strategic. They are a tactical response to a losing action, attempting to blackmail Trump and the Republicans into legitimizing DACA without the immigration reform conditions that Trump demanded. This is all designed to give cover to the Dems for not getting a DACA bill passed and still not shutting down the government. The recent injunction is part of that cover. It is designed to allow the Dems to claim they have time to negotiate with the rest of the liberals [Lindsey Graham and the other RINOs in Congress] to “Save the Dreamers”. The Dems/Libs/Progs have nothing left to fight with but lies and innuendo.
Fake oath taker.
Turban, go to Cuba, where you belong. Take pelosi and schumer with you.
Without emigration reform, there should not be immigration reform, and, in fact, the latter is a cover-up for unsustainable, inhospitable, and likely progressive conditions in the emigrants’ countries, as well as a regiment to disenfranchise people at the source and destination.
When the rate of emigration is large or progressive, this is an indication of shithole conditions (e.g. abortion fields, institutional diversity, minority/single capital and control or monopolies, political congruence, moral divergence).
The rate of immigration cannot exceed the rate of assimilation and integration, before Planned Parenthood, without violating civil rights and human rights.
So the Shithead from Illinois lied. Again.
He is a pathetic excuse.
One interesting thing about Dick Durbin. It kinda disappeared from the news afterwards, but the Democrat who attempted mass assassination of Republican Congress members, James T. Hodgkinson, had been in regular email contact with Dick Durbin for years before the shooting.
Durbin says that he had no hint that there was anything about Hodkinson indicating violence.
Durbin refused, however, to make the emails public, and the possibility that there are other emails not turned over has not been ruled out. Democrats have the happy coincidence of having incriminating emails regularly disappear.
There is no doubt that anything said by Durbin has to be assumed to be solely for the benefit of the far Left regardless of what it does to the country. In fact, the more it hurts the country, the more likely he is to say it.
Boy oh boy, did that story ever get put into the “memory hole” quickly, or what?
Dick Durbin and other Democrats have been known to pass off inaccurate reinterpretations of what DJT said, before. This is nothing new. It’s what original caught my attention during the 2016 election, and led me to notice that DJT’s language and policies were far more reasonable than portrayed.
To paraphrase another Democratic Senator, Ben Cardin, “We got the message that the path to citizenship should not go through an illegal act.”
Cardin is still pushing for amnesty. Perhaps his constituents need to remind him about their requirements of him on this issue.
Clearly, no one in the MSM has even bothered to read Aesop’s Fables, never mind take any of the lessons presented in them to heart. Here’s a quick synopsis of one of my favorites –
Once there was a boy whose job it was to take the communities sheep up the mountain to graze. After a few days he got bored of watching the sheep eat grass, so full of mischief he went to the edge of the cliff and called “Wolf! Wolf!” down to the town below. Everyone in town dropped what they were doing and rushed up the mountain to save the flock from the wolf, but no wolf was to be found. The boy got a strict talking to and everyone went back to work.
After a few days, though, the boy was bored and he couldn’t stop thinking about how funny the townspeople looked running up the mountain, so he went to the edge of the cliff and shouted down “Wolf! Wolf!!” and again everyone dropped what they were doing and ran up the mountain to save the flock, only to find that there was no danger.
Again, and yet again, the boy in his boredom cried Wolf! Wolf! at the edge of the cliff and the townspeople arrived to find him rolling on the ground in laughter, because of course it was all a joke and there was never a wolf. Even beating the boy did no good. It was so funny to watch everyone run up the mountain!
And then one day he noticed that one of his flock was missing. Looking, he found his favorite sheep in the jaws of a wolf, so he ran to the edge of the cliff and shouted “Wolf! Wolf!!” at the top of his lungs but not a single soul started up the mountain. Frantic, he called again and again but still nobody came even though the wolf ate half the boy’s flock of sheep. Angry, he demanded that the townspeople explain why nobody came to help him . . . . .
You know the answer, don’t you? The boy told one too many lies. Nobody believed him anymore.
And so it is with the MSM in their Trump Derangement. They have made up so many stories, so many lies, so many false accusation, often out of thin air that NOTHING they have to say can be believed.
Again, our elected leaders need skin in the game so..
If my family is injured or killed by someone you’ve let in the country illegally, whatever happened to my family will hapoen to yours.
Agree with what you are saying. The Dems have been crying wolf for years…..but continue to be elected.
How do we counter that?
Latinos for Trump
Yet not a peep when Biden got caught on an open mic.
This reminds me of Dirty Harry lying about Mitt Romney’s taxes in order to take him out; or the dems claiming Mitt killed a woman with cancer; or using MItt’s dog………
Tricky Dick I was Richard Nixon. We now have tricky dick II AKA little tricky dick Durban.
And the REAL reason DemoKKKrats are panicked and hystericly screaming RACIST RACIST RACIST is that TWO polls came out yesterday showing Trump’s support among blacks has DOUBLED since the election. Black unemployment is at a record low, and wages are starting to go up.
This is shocking that Durbin would level a charge of racism…..but then he did leave East St Louis back when……………