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Image credit: Reader Rachel in Kentucky GOP Sen. Jim DeMint went head to head against Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin on NBC's "Today Show" and MSNBC this morning. DeMint noted that the "American people are very angry". Durbin's response? Essentially: Shut up and pay the price of Democrat majority rule. Watch Durbin justify the massive cost... Read More
"Nobody's talking about reconciliation," Harry Reid said yesterday at Oba-kabuki. "Nooooooobody." So, er, what's this? Why, it's Dick "Nobody" Durbin launching an online petition to kill the filibuster and lower the threshold for cloture to a simple majority. Thunders Durbin: Don't worry. "Nobody" but the nutroots are putting their names on it. As I noted... Read More
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate. Plus: Baby mama and baby daddy drama.
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate Breathe a bad word about Michelle Obama and you'll be cast into the fiery bowels of hell, says Reverend Dick Durbin. Here's my hell-baiting Fox segment on Michelle earlier this afternoon. Quick correction: In the segment, I mention Salon as having published criticism of Mrs. O. I meant Slate. Got... Read More
Earlier today, bloggers Reverse Spin and Backyard Conservative called attention to Democrat Dick Durbin's video to the nutroots YearlyKos convention, which used an official Senate seal. The Senate Ethics Manual explicitly forbids the use of the Senate seal for campaign use. The video had been posted on the DailyKos website since Saturday. Anne Leary: Dan... Read More
Piecemeal shamnesty: Dems are trying to sneak the DREAM Act into a House defense bill.
The DREAM Act, which would allow illegal alien students to get special in-state college tuition discounts not available to native-born and naturalized American students, has been resurrected by the Dems. You'll remember it was a piece of the failed shamnesty bill in the Senate. As I noted during the debate, the Dream Act would repeal... Read More
I wrote last week that we'd see more outbreaks of anti-military vandalism leading up to Election Day. In upstate New York on Halloween eve, "(expletive) Bush" and a depiction of a penis were scrawled on the 20-by-40-foot flag and similar pictures in the same shade of green were painted on the American Legion Mohawk Post.... Read More
The anti-Alito brigade makes one last stand. Teddy Kennedy led the charge last night with a speech to the Center for American Progress. Download and watch this video clip (.wmv). Transcript: I know I don't even need to write the punchline for
Check this out. Law professor Jonathan Turley, one of the most personable and mild-mannered people I've met in Washington, lays the smack down on Sen. Dick Durbin in the Washington Times this morning. Hard. Hugh Hewitt believes Turley. Betsy Newmark wonders why the rest of the MSM isn't paying attention: Scott Johnson at Power Line... Read More
Apology, schmapology. Sen. Dick Durbin is still blaming the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy for his ills. Illinois-based Marathon Pundit reports that Durbin is telling local press there that it's all dastardly Bob Novak's fault! Does Reynolds Wrap have an endorsement deal with the Democrat Party or what?
The Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman pokes at the entrails. Hugh Hewitt analyzes The Durbin Effect: True that. Kevin at MediaSlander has the latest example. *** Update: Some are still not satisfied with Durbin's statement... Update II: National Review warns about the next Gitmo gambit. La Shawn Barber points to this
Hawk-eyed blogger Tom Maguire notices two important omissions in the New York Times' coverage of the Dick Durbin "apology."
Was away from the computer/TV this evening, assembling this Weber grill and breaking in a new Hi-5 CD with the kids. So, I just watched the Durbin non-apology apology (video and transcript available at The Political Teen) and caught up on the news stories (here, here, and here). Looks like the Console George folks are... Read More
Add Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to the list of those who think Senator Dick Durbin should apologize for his comments comparing Gitmo interrogators to Nazis. Associated Press reports: Just another "moronic Right-Wing smear attack," eh Kos?
Ed Driscoll has a reminder of Durbin's national security utterances in 1998. Reader Pat T. sends word that Durbin supports the troops...as long as they're in his district. Cassandra at Villanous Company rips into Richard Cohen. David Limbaugh says don't let him off the hook.
You already know how I feel about Mark Steyn. His latest instant classic column on the Gitmo-bashers is hanging on the home office wall. A few highlights if you haven't already read it: And: So, so good. Read and relish. *** Also good: Hugh Hewitt's piece in the Weekly Standard on "Breaking the Durbin Code"... Read More
Just received this e-mail from Steve Gill: Steve writes that the full interview will be on the White House website shortly. Bill Hobbs has audio of the interview up. Meanwhile... Hugh Hewitt surveys the halls of Congress and the MSM scene. Dave Logan has an update on his polling of Senators for comment. I called... Read More
Bloggers are serving them up... Donald Sensing on what the Nazis did (Graphic). My Pet Jawa on what Saddam Hussein did (Graphic). Rand Simberg on Cambodian interrogation techniques. Varifrank weighs in with "Babykiller redux." Rocco diPippo has some valuable background on the radicals behind the Bash-Gitmo bandwagon. Tom MacGuire on Chicago parallels. The ADL's reminder.... Read More
The Chicago Tribune fawns over Durbin's "passion." The paper's editorial page says "Ignore him." The Boston Herald editorializes: "Durbin must go." Investor's Business Daily: He "made Howard Dean look sane." The Wash Times: "Durbin's degrading drivel." The New York Times editorial page: Nothing. The Washington Post editorial page: Nothing. (There is an E.J. Dionne column... Read More
John in North Carolina tips us off to rampant prison abuse in Dick Durbin's backyard. Captain Ed notes Durbin's odd silence. Update: Don Singleton quips...
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Camp Delta) refuses to apologize for his unhinged remarks likening American interrogators and Gitmo military staff to Nazis, Soviet gulag operators and genocidal maniac Pol Pot. (Radioblogger has the audio; Trey Jackson's got video.) Earlier today, as you know, White House spokesman Scott McClellan castigated Durbin. What America needs is for President... Read More
Reuters' photo editors can't help themselves (via Drudge). And neither can Rep. Dick Durbin (via Laura Ingraham). (More here and here and at LGF.) Meanwhile, the unrepentant Charlie Rangel (Iraq war=Holocaust) is accusing the ADL of racism against blacks. Looks like Jeff at Beautiful Atrocities is going to have to update his mile-long "Everyone will... Read More
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