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Sen. Dick Durbin: Past Rhetoric Of Sarah Palin And Tea Party “Beyond The Bounds”
Mediaite ^ | January 9, 2011 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 01/09/2011 9:02:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Senator Dick Durbin appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and told Candy Crowley that Sarah Palin’s gun imagery of targeting certain congressional districts was “beyond the bounds” and “not acceptable rhetoric.” Although when pressed by Crowley, Durbin did not want to suggest there was a direct connection between the rhetoric and yesterday’s shooting of Congresswoman Giffords, nor whether there was similarly unacceptable rhetoric amongst Democrats.

Durbin explained:

“We live in a world of violent images and violent words, but those of us in public life and the journalists who cover us, should be thoughtful in response to this and try to bring down the rhetoric, which I’m afraid has become pervasive in our discussion of political issues. The phrase ‘don’t retreat, reload’ – putting crosshairs on congressional districts as targets – these sorts of things I think invite the kind of toxic rhetoric that can lead unstable people to believe this is an acceptable response.”

Watch the video from CNN below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: arizona; congress; democrats; durbin; freepressforpalin; giffords; illinois; littledickturdbin; msm; news; obama; palin; politics; senate; teaparty
This is the #2 person in the Senate. The same individual who called our Soldiers and Marines "Nazis" if you've somehow forgotten or didn't hear about it.

http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/dick-durbin-equates-us-soldiers-to/

1 posted on 01/09/2011 9:02:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is ridiculous, irresponsible.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 9:05:24 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prick Turbin


3 posted on 01/09/2011 9:06:58 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just for a little perspective.

"Abraham Lincoln (1865) - killed by John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat

James Garfield (1881) - killed by Charles J. Guiteau, a Democrat

William McKinley (1901) - killed by Leon Czolgosz, Democratic Anarchist

John F. Kennedy (1963) - killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, Communist

Attempts on:

Andrew Jackson by Robert B. Randolph, Democrat Liberal

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Giuseppe Zangara, Democrat Liberal

Harry S. Truman by Pedro Albizu Campos, Nationalist Socialist

Gerald Ford by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, Socialist

Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr., Registered Democrat"

We can now add Giffords shooting to this list.

4 posted on 01/09/2011 9:08:09 PM PST by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

V.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 9:08:42 PM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Two can play at this game.
6 posted on 01/09/2011 9:08:57 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turncoat Turbin Durbin is still around?


7 posted on 01/09/2011 9:09:25 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little Dick Durbin is a pinhead.


8 posted on 01/09/2011 9:10:03 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Support Free Republic in building a strong Conservative Foundation


9 posted on 01/09/2011 9:10:24 PM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Times are different now.






Bring it on Kenyan.

10 posted on 01/09/2011 9:12:34 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did Durbin have anything to say when Obama called on his hispanic followers to punish their enemies? when he told his supporters to “bring a gun”, when he quoted well known advocate of violence Malcolm X(”By Any Means Necessary”) to whip up black crowds in advance of the SC primary?, when his fellow dem from IL Rahm Emanuel said any of the tough-guy things he did? Or any of hundreds of other examples I could cite?

Of course, no one in the media will ever bring up anything Obama or any other dem ever said.


11 posted on 01/09/2011 9:13:05 PM PST by jeltz25
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Durbin compared American GIs to Nazis and Communists. He maintained this blood libel for several days, retreating into a non-apology apology only after Democrat powerhouse Dick Daley said the remarks were “disgraceful.” (Daley had a son serving in the Army at the time.)
Durbin also torpedoed decent, fair minded Southern judicial candidates with fabricated out of whole cloth charges of racism. One , Mississippi Judge Pickering, had the support of most of Mississippi's prominent black leaders. A slanderer and a character assassin: some guy to be lecturing the rest of us about civility and measured rhetoric.
12 posted on 01/09/2011 9:14:02 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; CommieCutter; Cisco Nix; oldbrowser; RedMDer; quantim; Cheetahcat

Here’s an oldie but goodie about all the recent threats of violence by the left... Let’s not forget that they actually made a movie about killing GW Bush!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2479643/posts


13 posted on 01/09/2011 9:15:22 PM PST by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was a post earlier about a group called ‘21st Century Democrats’ that Durbin founded and something that they had done regarding a threat of violence about conservatives.


14 posted on 01/09/2011 9:20:15 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Cheetahcat


He never left.

15 posted on 01/09/2011 9:22:03 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: aquila48

That’s right, I remember that.


16 posted on 01/09/2011 9:23:42 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: oldbrowser

Nice post.


17 posted on 01/09/2011 9:23:49 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin needs to put these scumbags in their place.
That’s what a leader would do.

Dick Durbin is a (&*^(&^%


18 posted on 01/09/2011 9:40:35 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sticks and Stones may broke your bones but names can never hurt me. Bet Rush will have some nice Rhetoric from Dirtbag Durbin.

Go Ducks


19 posted on 01/09/2011 9:42:24 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Durby, bet you didn't think this was out of bounds...

Just political rhetoric, eh?

20 posted on 01/09/2011 9:52:31 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are the same libs who think video games depicting grand theft auto and gang killings/rape are just “fantasy” and “good ol’ fun” and “free speech”. Their lies are becoming so outrageous and their feigned sorrow is over the top. Amazing they are not called out loudly and often by so called conservatives! Where the HECK are the conservative LEADERS!!!!!!!!????????


21 posted on 01/09/2011 10:04:02 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Dick Durbin: Past Rhetoric Of Sarah Palin And Tea Party “Beyond The Bounds”

I'll tell you what's beyond the bound...
...For a public official, a sitting United States Senator no less, to make public allegations that a private citizen is, at the very least, morally complicit if not more, in a capitol murder case, without offering any evidence whatsoever, and for the sole purpose no less, of gaining a political advantage. To use this incident solely for selfish purposes is beyond shameful. It's disgusting.

22 posted on 01/09/2011 10:10:44 PM PST by csense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw hell, let’s just give up. YES, Sarah Palin shot all those people! OK, liberals, you WIN, it was all her fault! She was the one who gave all that Propofol to Michael Jackson, and SHE SHOT THOSE BIRDS OUT OF THE SKY. And we like her anyway because we are all fricking MORONS on the right!!! Oh, and we all hate people who have dark skin, even if we too have dark skin, and we hate all poor people too, even if we are poor. You have been right about us all along!!


23 posted on 01/09/2011 10:16:00 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: oldbrowser

GREAT perspective! I want to run this past some of my libturd co-workers when they start ranting about so called “right-wing extremists”. As always, the liberal-socialist-marxist-communist RAT bastard demoRATS are the the most evil ones among us. Their propensity for violence & bloodshed is beyond measure.


24 posted on 01/09/2011 10:25:14 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Islander7

I think he’s a “his first name” head!


25 posted on 01/09/2011 10:35:38 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: rcrngroup

Little problem is that they are all winning because here is no echo from our side. We just can’t fight such a force of hatred..we just cannot. I am so sick of all that. So discouraging. The only echo is : we close the congress for a week. Well, if it’s not a win for the left so what is? Nobody - absolutely nobody from our side is fighting to stop these awful smear and hate - nobody! We might as well be guilty. I bet obama is relishing this moment!


26 posted on 01/09/2011 10:38:07 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246
One of the comments at Gateway Pundit: It sets a very poor precedent when assassination is given the power to place an order of business in Congress. Shame on Congress for giving Jared the power to move an agenda. This invites MORE terrorism.

I fully agree with that. Anytime now a nutjob will be against a new law he will kill a senator and boom...the congress will stop all votes...hmmm...that's a new game they found here.
27 posted on 01/09/2011 11:02:28 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Hoodat

Dick Durbin. That Senator who wants to tax garage sales and all transactions that occur on the internet esp Ebay etc.

Too bad we don’t have someone to run against him.

But no matter. I’m hearing that the dems plan to raise State income taxes 75% in our state.

I work in Georgia. I think this does it for me. I’m going to change residency, and start voting in Georgia.

Illinois, is going to look like Detroit Michigan very soon, and if the likes of Carol Mosely Braun becomes mayor of Chicago, it will be a toilet very soon.


28 posted on 01/10/2011 12:28:30 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -24 today and -27 by the end of the month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They just can`t resist getting in their piece.

“Of course, I`m not saying there`s a direct link, but ....”

Yes, senator, you are. You are parroting the long-ago prepared DNC talking points that were designed for a tragedy such as this.

BTW, thanks, Illinois, for Dick Durbin...like an STD, he`s the gift that keeps on giving.


29 posted on 01/10/2011 1:59:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: oldbrowser

You can add to that list the shooting of Congress back in the 50’s by Puerto Rican Marxists.


30 posted on 01/10/2011 2:14:41 AM PST by PallMal
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To: Finalapproach29er
Palin needs to put these scumbags in their place. That’s what a leader would do.

I predict that Sarah is compiling a list of the rhetoric being launched at her and will release a long article/oped that will highlight the absolute incestuous affair between the far left and violence both physical and verbal. Start with political assassinations by the left, the treasure trove of the hippy 60s/70s, the rise of the left's violent imagery via the internet. the various media slander topped by "The Killing Of A President", and so on.

No matter what she puts out there it will force the left into defense, a position they should have been in because the is guy in most ways is a product of the left.

31 posted on 01/10/2011 2:18:44 AM PST by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: oldbrowser

Also, Leo Ryan, US Rep. from San Fran who was killed by the commies of Jonestown in ‘78.


32 posted on 01/10/2011 2:26:34 AM PST by Nickname
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

dickless has always been a jackass....


33 posted on 01/10/2011 3:29:07 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: torchthemummy

In this environment I hate to quote her, but at the moment she is not metaphorically retreating.... I leave it to you to fill in the rest. My guess when she comes out in public to make a statement or statements, it will succinct and to the point to say the least.


34 posted on 01/10/2011 3:36:31 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: American Dream 246
....Nobody - absolutely nobody from our side is fighting to stop these awful smear and hate - nobody! We might as well be guilty. I bet obama is relishing this moment!

I am afraid you are correct. Whenever there is even a smidgen of criticism or negative comment about 0b0z0 or any of the left-wing, marxist, socialist demoRATs, the demoRATs will INSTANTLY react with feigned outrage and massive condemnation of the source. However Repubs just seem to have a tendency to hunker down and let the smears & lies proliferate and finally perhaps may issue some sort of mild presss statement rebuttal. GW Bush was pounded on for 8 years by the demoRATs no matter how much he pandered & appeased & capitulated to the left! You would think by now the Repubs would realize this and instantly react STRONGLY rather than letting the smears & lies proliferate. In other words, go after the attackers the way the demoRATs do!

35 posted on 01/10/2011 6:37:52 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: nikos1121
As a Georgia resident, allow me to welcome you to the Empire State of the South.


36 posted on 01/10/2011 9:44:00 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd like to say up-front I hope Rep Giffords fully recovers and that her insane attacker gets the punishment he deserves. While this event is truly heinous, it is no more heinous than the myriad of other 'events' that the Democrats have minimized because some aspect of the event did not portray them in the 'proper light'. I'm sure many of you can conjure up a recollection or two for examples.

Frankly, I'm hoping that one day very soon, I can say this is "old news", "it's past history", etc..... just like all the Democrat pundits and paid weasels have been spouting for the last dozen years. Unfortunately we are in for at least a month of Democrat Kabuki Theatre, at least until the next Obama peccadillo occurs or an evil gun owning Republican single handedly gang-molests a minor.

37 posted on 01/10/2011 10:04:04 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Durbin was on TV this morning with Chris Wallace. POd me plenty.

Now that we all know that Jared is an Extreme Far Leftwingtard pretty much in the pattern of Dick Durbin himself, we can see that Dick was trying to cover up his own involvement in the murder of a Republican judge.

I suggest we not forget what this guy is up to and the first chance we get PUT HIM ON TRIAL FOR HIS CRIMES.

38 posted on 03/06/2011 8:12:51 AM PST by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have said this on numerous occasions...

I find Dick Durbin to be the most reprehensible politician in Washington.


39 posted on 03/06/2011 8:15:40 AM PST by Lando Lincoln
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To: muawiyah
...I suggest we not forget what this guy is up to and the first chance we get PUT HIM ON TRIAL FOR HIS CRIMES...

He won't get prosecuted, at least at the federal level; he fits at least one of Eric "they're my people" Holder's criteria. While not black, he is 'black' i.e., black in the spirit of his political persuasion - a Democrat, which is just as good as long as it's against a conservative renegade populace - what Holder, Obama, the FBI, TSA, DHS, the BATFE, and any other government entity considers as terrorists and the prime enemy. .

40 posted on 03/06/2011 11:46:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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