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American Thinker

While keeping up with all the theatrics of Democratic fear-mongering, all the displays of media race-baiting, and the garish sight of witnessing the Republican Party commit suicide in super-slow motion via self-flagellation with a leftist lead pipe, a revealing, oxymoronic quote by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), slipped through the cracks, swallowed unquestioningly by the leftist media and unnoticed by the conservative media.

Apparently, in attempting to put the onus on the Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided on Thursday, Dec. 6, to call a vote on the president’s debt ceiling proposal – the proposal being that the president be able to more easily raise the debt ceiling.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at first objected, and then, a few hours later, the Democrats remembered that they were Democrats and decided to go for the power-grab.  McConnell sanely objected, thus saving the day he risked.  In response to the debt ceiling debate and without a trace of irony or sarcasm to be sure, Dick Durbin said the following (emphasis added):

Our downgrade of America’s credit rating was not based on the state of our economy but the debt-ceiling debate,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D) of Illinois to reporters after the affair. “We are paying dearly for that already.  So the Republicans are creating a situation which makes reducing the debt and deficit extremely difficult by creating this uncertainty about the debt ceiling.

It’s understandable how Durbin said this with a straight face — he’s had a lot of practice and is paid well to say such ridiculous things.  What’s not as understandable is how any thinking American can accept this with a straight face.



  1. Bad Brad

    December 11th, 2012

    Talk about Stinken Thinken. No wonder he’s a politician, he’s not qualified to get a real job.

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  2. Left Coast Dan

    December 11th, 2012

    Can someone explain to me why it made sense for McConnell to object when Reid put up for a vote supposedly the same thing that McConnell had proposed voting on earlier that day? I’m sure it was the right move, but the only versions I heard were from the liberal side so I’m not certain what happened.

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  3. Menderman

    December 11th, 2012

    The credit downgrade, Durbin, was because we did nothing to REDUCE OUR DEBT, you dumbass!

    Just wait until we get the next one….

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  4. old_oaks

    December 11th, 2012

    Turdbin, Quiff, Madigas and probably even Stubby Finger are reeling today after a federal appeals court just struck down Shitlinois concealed carry ban.

    The state has 6 months to come up with a CCW program!


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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 11th, 2012

    @Dan — I believe it was something similar to playing Texas Hold’em. McConnell’s bluff was called and he folded.

    But then again, I’m sure that was his “strategy” from the get-go. McConnell knew that if the democrats called the for vote, he’d have to object. What he didn’t see is how the liberal press would play it: Republican Senator proves he’s an idiot. For some reason, the GOP still thinks they can make friends with the press. The liberal press will rip them apart at any chance they get and the conservative new media leans toward the TEA Party; i.e., the natural enemy of entrenched incumbency. So the GOP has one foot on their grave and the other on a banana peel. And the liberal press and the democrats are chortling with glee while the TEA Party is waiting for the GOP collapse so they can take over and begin reconstruction.

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  6. obfusecatenot

    December 11th, 2012

    I hear Taps for the G.O.P.
    old_oaks – I just saw that, the Land of Lincoln is now a packin’- that nullifies Chi-towns mess doesn’t it? Hand guns for Christmas in the Peoples Republic of Illinois!

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  7. Claudia

    December 11th, 2012

    “how any thinking American can accept this”

    Duh, we don’t have a majority of thinking Americans anymore. At least, not from the Democrat voting public.

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  8. Chuck O

    December 11th, 2012

    I vote against him every time he runs for office. I owe him that much.

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  9. Nutjob

    December 11th, 2012

    He should change his name to Dick Turbin, if he truly wants to be part of the marxist islamist party.

    Or Dick Goblin.

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