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White House: Shutdown story Dick Durbin is telling is pretty bogus
Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2013 | Ed Morrissey, senior editor

Posted on 10/23/2013 12:06:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In case you haven’t heard about this, Senator Dick Durbin claimed in a Facebook post that a House Republican told Barack Obama during the shutdown negotiations that “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Republicans vehemently denied it, and now the White House agrees:

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday flatly denied that a House Republican told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during negotiations over the government shutdown.

“It did not happen,” Carney said, saying he discussed the incident with a “participant in the meeting.” …

“Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans,” Durbin said. “But in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’”

“What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?” the Illinois Democrat added.

What are the chances of an honest conversation with an Illinois Democrat? I’m just asking on a friend’s behalf.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: democrats; durbin; obama; shutdown

1 posted on 10/23/2013 12:06:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of the country thinks it, at least the thinking part of the country. lol


2 posted on 10/23/2013 12:09:48 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So who's lying? Dick or Jay?

The truth is - I WISH some repub had the cajones to say...

“I cannot even stand to look at you.”

3 posted on 10/23/2013 12:10:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m thinking censure.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$10 says those words came from Obama to a Republican


5 posted on 10/23/2013 12:10:38 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

If it were Obama it would be more like.

I cannot.........even stand.........to look.............at you.

There has to be the long pauses in there. His pauses when he speaks are just odd.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 12:15:50 PM PDT by pas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from someone who compared our troops to the Khmer Rouge.


7 posted on 10/23/2013 12:15:51 PM PDT by Riverine
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To: pas

They can only get so many words onto a teleprompter screen at one time.


8 posted on 10/23/2013 12:17:00 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is rich.
The lying mouthpiece of the Serial Liar in the White House calls lying Dick Dirtbag a liar.
Portends a 'Rat implosion.
9 posted on 10/23/2013 12:21:27 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Dick Durtbin has that conversation confused with something his wife said to him that morning.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 12:25:51 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are famous for their imaginary friends and enemies, like durbin’s phony constituent he claimed works at a motel where he stayed, and told a story of health care woe.

Like these uber-rich douchebags would consider staying at a motel.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 12:27:25 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Amagi
Portends a 'Rat implosion.

Usually they all have their talking points well coordinated. Something must be up.

12 posted on 10/23/2013 12:31:32 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: DPMD
Like these uber-rich douchebags would consider staying at a motel.

Perhaps he was only there for a few hours. (wink, wink)

13 posted on 10/23/2013 12:40:04 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I cannot even stand to look at you.”

Quite understandable. I've worn out three remotes changing the stations and muting the crap out of his mouth since his regime came to power.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 12:47:54 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will say it, I cannot stand the sight of him.

The sound is even worse.

That goes for the Wookie too.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well I certainly can’t stand to look at Obama. Or Durbin, Reid, Clinton etc, etc etc. So while Durbin is lying I could certainly empathize with anybody who said that.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 12:51:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I kid you not! I just heard a Barbie the New Reader on TV say that the IRS has said that tax refunds are going to be delayed because of the GOP's partial government shutdown. HUH? If anyone hasn't received their tax refund in October, I don't think that there is much chance of them getting one anyway. Obviously, the time spent harassing, intimidating and threatening Tea Party members, Christians and conservative Americans had no effect on the refund checks. Same goes for the IRS's involvement in running the nation's "healthcare" system. That stuff had no effect at all. It was only the GOP's partial shutdown that caused this problem for those who were counting on a tax refund check to buy gifts and a Christmas goose for their "hardworking American family".

"Geeez. I picked a bad day to stop sniffin' glue."

17 posted on 10/23/2013 12:57:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your burrito! Here comes amnesty!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe she meant next year’s returns.


18 posted on 10/23/2013 12:58:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She just mistakenly read the talking points for the NEXT shutdown, in January ;) zero and his minions already have it scripted.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 1:01:29 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a fraud. Is anybody calling him out on the national stage? No.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 1:40:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Durbin lying? No!


21 posted on 10/23/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But it’s seared...SEARED! in Durban’s memory.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 1:51:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SMM48

When I heard him relate the “story” about him in a motel, the image of an elderly chicken hawk came immediately to mind.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:24 AM PDT by DPMD
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