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Posted on 06/21/2005 6:04:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
Title says it. What are your thoughts? I voted that Durbin ought to be removed from office but I doubt that they will do more than talk a lot.
He should be thrown out of the Senate.
And when I say thrown out, I mean the Sgt. at Arms gets three other guys and they toss him down the Capitol steps.
Live on TV of course.
Durbin should be kicked out of the senate. Won't happen though.
Nothing. I agree with Rush -- I don't even want an apology from him (it would be meaningless anyway). Let him stand behind his words and let the Republicans bring them up at every possible opportunity. He IS the Democrat Party -- make him eat those words by reminding America of them every chance we get.
Then let the voters of Illinois decide if they want to keep such a person as their representative of their state in the Senate.
Don't hold your breath on this one...The Senate Republicans won't do a thing...
Agreed! Let him stay and we can express our opinion at the ballot bax to all of the Democrats in the Senate in 2006.
Official Senate censure.
And hopefully the people of my native state will kick him out the next time he's up for re-election.
I'd pay to see that!
I think an on the record censure would be neat, but you know the wimps in the senate won't do it. The small letter in the word senate is on purpose. Those bottom feeders don't deserve any respect.
Rush is right on this one. Just keep Durbin's comments in the forefront of people's minds...this thing will be self-correcting in the end. The Dick is a buffoon.
Pay per view. Help pay for the WOT.
Close their eyes and thing of England.
Your spot on - and no doubt Howard Dean will pile on soon if he didn't already. Weren't they together at a fund raiser yesterday? Maybe Rush will have some fresh material today.
As I have said, you can trace the point that government really got of control to the day the last state appointed senator left the Senate after the 17th Amendment was passed.
Repeal the 17th Amendment!
Rush refuses to believe that the left controls the public mind, they hear only what the NY elite media wants them to.
You are so correct. I have lost all hope and or faith for the future of the country and only look on in shame. The GOP will simply stand by and do absolutely nothing like always. In my eyes the republicants and the democrats are one in the same. No party is better nor worse than the other.
Wishful thinking. The dain bramaged democratic voting block in Chicago won't let this happen. He'll get re-elected easily. Look at all the MSM coverage of this event....Oh wait...there is none. Since the MSM won't run with any kind of story to smear "one of their own" the led-by-liberal-moonbat America-hating, Daley liberals will not swayed into voting anything but democrat come 2006, they've been programmed very well. And I'm not even counting people Uncle Ernie and Aunt Mildred...both who have been dead for some time.
In end...it'll leave us in the same place we started...with an elected official in the U.S. Senate slandering and dishonoring our military...without any accountability or consequence from his peers, much less any action, consequence and justice brought forth from the Republican party. The quote from Animal House comes to mind here: "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
It just makes me sick to see what has happened to the conservative Democrats of the South. They are becoming so Liberal drinking all this Liberal kook-aid. But then again, when we moved to S. Texas in 1973 everyone we met was Conservative Democrat. Once the KOOKS took over their party most of them converted to our side. Now Texas is majorly Republican. I wonder if the Liberals will wake up and notice this before their party stops being a National Party!
The Republicans have no guts, they are all peas in a pod, protecting each others arses. But I feel it would be different if a Republican said the same thing because the dems would be calling for his head, the presstitutes would be all over him and even Republicans would be clamouring for him to resign.
I hope not. They are as irrelevant as the Whigs and just as deserving of extinction.
He should at least be censured.
I picked "Nothing."
It seems like those who argue for expulsion must have a different take than I do on Amendment I.
It is even worse here in Tennessee. The system allows state legislators to sell their votes by "consulting" with firms doing business with the state, sometimes receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for their "services". A few weeks ago four legislators (3-D's and 1-RINO) were arrested for taking bribes from federal agents posing as businessmen seeking to buy legislation that favor them. Neither the 'Rats nor the GOP see any reason to hurry and get REAL ethics reform passed.
Probably because both sides like it the way it is.
Giving aid and comfort to terrorist scum who are murdering people in cold blood in Iraq and Afghanistan would be grounds for expulsion in a saner age--along with total and complete public scorn and humiliation. Unfortunately, we live in an insane age. We just don't realize it yet.
I disagree. Durbin is not just an Illinois problem. Their man Durbin has made the ENTIRE United States look bad. We the People, ALL of the people, have the Authority to demand this traitor be tossed out on his ears!
I am growing intolerant of the traitorous actions of liberals, socialists and apologists who have the political power to harm EVERYONE in this Country.
There are plenty of examples of States getting away with horrendous things that affect the entire Country just because a democrat (or rino) gets a bug up their butt about something. The entire Country should judge Durbin, and Congress should follow through on their judgment.
Traitors should not be allowed to maintain office in this country: not even dog-catcher.
I believe the Constitution gives We the People...options.
The probability that this will happen is about .000001.
You're joking right? Of course one party is worse than the other. I can understand your pessimism of you really believe what you said. Have hope. Republicans may have to be told what to do, but they will do it if the noise is loud enough. Shouldn't have to be that way but hey, all is not lost.
I WONDER IF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS WEIGHED IN ON THIS?
Why have an Attorney General if he wont prosecute traitors, or at least make Durbin answer for himself before the People of the United States.
We deserve to see Durbin at Trial.
"Agreed! Let him stay and we can express our opinion at the ballot bax to all of the Democrats in the Senate in 2006."
With respect, I expressed my opinion at the ballot box and I supposedly got a Republican majority. So far, I am not seeing much in the way of returns. Instead, I get McCain and the Gang, wimpy Senators who are afraid to say squat and darn little else. Meanwhile, the left with the help of the MSM continues to do exactly what they did during the Vietnam years, and still, no one comes out to call a primrose path a prinrose path. So, where are those elected conservatives and Republicans I voted for anyway? I will never get back the money I donated and it seems that I keep getting mail from the RNC anyway saying just how great things are. Is anyone but me seeing a disconnect here?
So, the majority is being cowed by the left which is in all respects, the democrat party. The old line we used to hear, which by the way I disagreed with seems more and more reasonable and true.
"If voting could change things, it would be illegal".
Every Republican should Godwinize every answer to every press question with: "If you're as stupid as a Durbin then..."
A large printed message "American Traitor" tatooed on his forehead, marking him like Cain would suffice for me.
Popular opinion: He should be tossed
Realistic opinion: He should be censured
My opinion: He should be tarred & feathered, then boiled in oil until crispy.
Normally I agree with Rush, however this time I don't. If the public lets this drop it will become the norm on the floor. I think Rush is saying leave it alone simply because he believes the Republicans don't have the guts to do anything. If you don't expect results you can't be disappointed. He's right without a lot of public outcry the Republicans will not do anything.
Such a statement is clear aid and comfort of the enemey. At least as great as the treason of Hanoi Jane's time at the microphone on Radio Hanoi. Treason is a crime spelled out right in the Constitution itself. Follow it.
Convict him of treason.
The Government has certain responsibilities and powers given it such as protecting our Borders (which isn't being done) it also defines what is treason, and what should be done with traitors (which our Government ignores).
So its easy. The Government follows the Constitution of the people, by the people, for the people...or they get booted as traitors themselves. . .
You are mischaracterizing what Rush (and I) are saying. He is NOT advocating that "the public let this drop." On the contrary, he is saying that this outburst perfectly reflects what the Democrats really believe. And he is saying that we (meaning all right-thinking Americans) should point this out again and again, repeatedly, until they cry "Uncle!" and then some. That hardly sounds like "letting this drop" to me.
He has shown his true feelings toward this country and our military.
For starters only, a March on the Capital. There's been million man marches and all kinds of krap for partisan (read: stupid, socialists) reasons, but the people must take action now, physically march, and demand the removal and/or trial of seditious factions as defined by We the People.
Who are we to tell the U.N. to clean up its act, when we dont have the balls to clean up Washington in the same manner that our Forefathers WOULD have done?
It is obvious the Vote no longer works. Traitors are voting in Traitors using fraud. Our Freedoms are being made a mockery by anti-USA politicians and some of us actually believe their blather. We have socialists in Congress, for Gods Sake!
Secondly, The Attorney General should be reminded that he should, and surely has the authority prosecute traitors.
This comes from General knowledge of the Constitution. You can bet I'll be reading my new pocket copy very closely in the weeks to come.
I know I am not alone. The Government would like to fool us all..one at a time..to maintain status quo. I think We the People are much smarter than that.