Dick Durbin  (Page 3)

Very little societal fabric left to tear

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 1:17pm 10/1/2013 at 1:17pm

The President of the United States, Democratic Senators, Congressmen, and mainstream journalists have called us terrorists, suicide bombers, insane and racists because we actually want to keep our health insurance and doctors, and want other people to do the same.

It somehow is considered illegitimate and terroristic that we are...

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Dump Godwin

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 7:00am 8/16/2013 at 7:00am

Dick Durbin earned the nickname Turban Durbin when he compared U.S. soldiers to Nazis in 2005, a verbal example of Godwin’s law:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one

Norbie remembered it:

Snapped this pic at a red light on my way home from our struggling small business located in the suburbs near the belly of the Chicago beast.

I share the driver’s sentiment, as I suspect many do, but there never seems to be enough living and breathing voters in these parts to overcome “The Machine,” unfortunately.

So we get stuck with jokers like Turban Durbin…

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Breaking — Senators unveil breakthrough border plan to give Republicans cover to vote for amnesty

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:07pm 6/20/2013 at 2:07pm

As we speak, a “breakthrough” agreement will be announced regarding border security.  More on that later

It’s all a dance and ratifies a bad policy of rewarding law-breakers over law-abiders.

Via Mark Kirkorian at NRO, ‘The Border Security Ruse’:

The latest attempt at providing political cover for pusillanimous Republican senators to vote for amnesty comes...

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First Bloggers Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:48pm 6/8/2013 at 9:48pm

In light of “questions” by both Lindsay Graham (since clarified) and Dick Durbin as to whether bloggers are entitled to First...

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Yes, but only while wearing pajamas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:24pm 5/27/2013 at 4:24pm

Are bloggers entitled to constitutional protection, Dick Durbin wonders out loud.

I have a better question, are Senators entitled to anything?

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Rebel Pundit squares off with Dick Durbin over May Day speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:55pm 5/2/2013 at 5:55pm

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...

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Immigration crime about to see its payday

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:42am 1/28/2013 at 8:42am

From CBS News, some news and a rewrite of history as to “immigration reform”:

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers...

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Senator Mark Kirk returns, plans to climb Capitol steps Thursday

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6:38pm 1/2/2013 at 6:38pm

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) returned to the Capitol today almost one year after he suffered a stroke. In a series of interviews with selected press, the Senator said that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation, saying it was “overweighted with spending,” but went on to express a few...

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What don’t Republicans in Congress understand about the Christmas Strategy?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:10pm 12/9/2012 at 2:10pm

Sometimes I think we would be better off leaderless.  Senator: GOP could accept tax hikes on very rich:

There is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing that we don’t have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end,” [Tennessee Senator Bob] Corker...

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Look Medicare “means testing” gift horse in the mouth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:22am 12/7/2012 at 10:22am

Looks like Democrats’ gift horse on Medicare, if it is anything at all which is far from a given, is going to be “means testing”:

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) on Frid...

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Embarrassing even for Dick Durbin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2:53pm 9/5/2012 at 2:53pm

At least this time Dick Durbin didn’t go all Godwin on us like he did last time.

Even though Democrats do seem to be throwing around Nazi analogies out of frustration, Durbin didn’t go there.

But this was embarrassing, even for the senior Senator from Illinois.

When I saw it last night live I...

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Feds to clean up Valerie Jarrett’s mess

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 2, 2011 at 10:30am 9/2/2011 at 10:30am

John Ruberry has the details:

Valerie Jarrett, a close friend of the Barack and Michelle Obama is the former CEO of Habitat Company, which managed Grove Parc, a federally subsidized apartment complex on Chicago’s South Side that can be accurately described as a slum. Jarrett is now a senior adviser to...

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Cuccinelli v. Warner – Oh yeah

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 11:30am 8/16/2011 at 11:30am

This would be good, via WaPo:

Much of the speculation about Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s political future has focused on whether the Republican who has made a name for himself suing the federal government would run for re-election, or for governor in 2013

But in an interview with The Washington Post, Cuccinelli...

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Why Dems Will Not Walk Out On Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 4:51pm 12/7/2010 at 4:51pm

They huff, and they puff, and they threaten to blow Obama’s house down.

Not the right-wingers, the left-wing “base” of the Democratic Party. 

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Blagojevich Is Good At Making Others Look Bad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 5:59pm 1/17/2009 at 5:59pm

I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of Illinois politics. I’ve been following the Rod Blagojevich saga as an outsider looking in, from a legal perspective. One things seems clear to me, as we approach the impeachment trial: Rod Blagojevich is very good at making others look bad.

When Illinois...

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Something’s Fishy About The Burris “Paperwork” Fiasco

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 4:47pm 1/13/2009 at 4:47pm

Has anybody actually seen the paperwork Roland Burris submitted to the Secretary of the Senate which caused Harry Reid and Dick Durbin to approve seating Burris?

In her January 12, 2009 Press Release, the Secretary of the Senate stated that “Mr. Burris’s certificate, and accompanying documentation, appear to contain all the essential...

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Will The Fate Of The Constitution Turn On An 8×10″ Framed Certificate?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:58am 1/10/2009 at 9:58am

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Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, needlessly has created a potential constitutional crisis over the seating of Roland Burris, the lawful appointee of Illinois Gov....
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