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Senator Says Shutdown Was a Complete Disaster for GOP
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 10/19/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by John Semmens

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called the recent 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government “one of the worse things to happen to this country in my lifetime. It pushed this country to the brink of financial default by almost forcing President Obama to make a choice between paying interest to our creditors or funding programs he deems vital for the future of our nation and the world.”

Where the GOP went wrong in Durban's opinion was “their notion that furloughing 800,000 nonessential government employees would go unnoticed. If President Obama had remained passive in the face of this crisis they might have pulled it off. However, by getting out in front and ensuring that access to open spaces that many take for granted would be interdicted, the President made sure that the shutdown would be widely felt.”

The Senator speculated that “Republicans will pay a heavy price in November of 2014. Voter outrage over the disrespect shown to veterans, the inconveniencing of tourists, and having to give back pay to workers idled by the shutdown will cost them at the polls.”

In related news, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) boasted that “we got everything we wanted. They got a 'fig leaf.'” The “fig leaf” was a provision requiring the government to verify Obamacare applicants' income before awarding them subsidies. “The verification process is totally under the Administration's control,” Schumer pointed out. “There's no way for the GOP to check the accuracy or even whether any verification took place.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/143675-2013-10-18-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-october-20-2013.htm


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; obamacare; satire; shutdown

1 posted on 10/19/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Whatever. Obammy was the one making the calls.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 8:12:08 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: John Semmens

Pure RAT BS as is everything that comes out of these slithering hack’s mouths, IMO. Wait until their DeathCare backlash hits them full force. OMG


3 posted on 10/19/2013 8:13:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: John Semmens

Translation: “oh shit, this shutdown fight is gonna guarantee a huge GOP turn out in 2014 and gurantee that people will know who stood against the train wreck of Obama Care...oh shit!!!”


4 posted on 10/19/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: John Semmens

Poor little dick. While both my senators caved, McCain and Flake, (no surprise), my congressman stood strong. He will have my vote and support. My senators, I will support and vote for the most conservative primary candidate against them. Hopefully we will knock them off. There will be more conservatives in the house and senate after 2014 then there are now. And lil dick, once we get voter fraud under control you may be one of those leaving.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 8:21:39 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: John Semmens

I just read the source. But it still sounds like the nonsense Durbin spouts.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:25:11 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: John Semmens

Why do they always go to the rats to get information about the republican party?


7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:03 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: John Semmens

Ted Cruz and Bush... It’s all their fault!


8 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: John Semmens

So 800,00 employees getting paid time off was a great idea and should be repeated??


9 posted on 10/19/2013 8:34:15 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: John Semmens
The point Repubs need to hammer on constantly is that the Democrats will stop at nothing to get their way, as long as they can blame it on Republicans.

Barrycades at Nat'l parks and monuments were only a warmup, how about the lives of those children in the NIH cancer trials? Reid thought nothing of sacrificing them if he could pin it on the House Republicans.

With them in charge of everyone's healthcare, who do you think will be sacrificed if this situation ever comes up again?

10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:36:17 AM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: John Semmens

“WORSE THAN THE HOLOCAUST!!!”


11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:37:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Exit148

Nah - this is waay milder than what turbin usually spews ;’)


12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:42:08 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

LOL.... good one.

Excellent as usual......


13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT by deport
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To: John Semmens

I was completely cool with the shutdown. It was turning it back on that has me miffed. As for 2014 politics and polls, the colossal failure of Obamacare is stripping the clothes off of the emperor, and the sight will be too ugly for the leftist media to ignore.

The left guard that Durbin represents thinks the shutdown, combined with a media blitz on the zombie class, has somehow damaged the Republican Party beyond repair. He thinks that because he is close enough to McCain to breath in his farts, and he gets a thrill out of it.


14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:44:24 AM PDT by pallis
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To: cableguymn

Anyone know where the Democrats are hiding the two senators
that made controversial and truthful remarks about Obama care?
Max Baucus and Jay Rockefeller have had no air time and seem to have vanished after saying the health care law was a train wreck and incomprehensible? They voted for the darned thing and spoke out against it. Will Harry Reid release them from the back room soon?


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: cableguymn

In their current form, I don’t see how any Democrat politician will ever walk with Jesus.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 9:05:27 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: John Semmens

I hear Richard “Dick” Dirtbag also reported that “millions” of people signed up for Obamacare. Oh, wait, no - that was the number of tweets about Miley Cyrus. An obvious mistake.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: John Semmens

Durbin and Schumer- two of the most toxic in a nest full of vipers. Schumer even brags that they won’t live up to the deal they just made because the Republicans can’t verify it.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: John Semmens

If Little Dick says it, it must be true, since we all know that everything he’s ever said was Gospel....

(Surely I don’t have to put /sarc on this, do I?)


19 posted on 10/19/2013 9:34:37 AM PDT by FNU LNU (Nothing runs like a Deere, nothing smells like a john)
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To: John Semmens

The “Shutdown” (actually just a Slowdown) was a disaster for the Senate GOP, as it exposed a majority of Republican senators as Benedict Arnolds, Phillipe Petains and Vidkun Quislings — traitors. On the other hand, it was a shot in the arm for House Conservatives, who learned how to fight. The next step is to replace the House leadership.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 9:38:08 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: John Semmens

The democrats own the shit down they wanted it to add more pork bills.
Democrats have never done anything good for the country.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 10:12:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Exactly! If they knew tge GOP was indeed “damaged” by the shutdown, they wouldnt ve saying anything and would let the GOP/TP implode on itself.

The Dems have been exposed and they are scared.


22 posted on 10/19/2013 10:30:53 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

U right...course - the GOP e is falling for it.....


23 posted on 10/19/2013 10:33:55 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Durbin has the credibility of an Iranian leader saying they have no intention of making an A-bomb


24 posted on 10/19/2013 10:34:28 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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