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Durbin to GOP: 'You break it, you own ití
The Hill dot com ^ | 7-24-11 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 07/24/2011 4:51:57 PM PDT by bigbob

The second most powerful Democrat in the Senate warned Republicans Sunday that they are toying with a fragile economy and would take the blame for any fallout from a debt default.

On Sunday, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he had six words of warning for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “If you break it, you own it.”

Republicans and the White House have argued the case that the president “owns” the economy, along with its recovery.

Durbin slammed Boehner for calling off debt-ceiling negotiations with the White House on Friday.

“The president negotiated with you in good faith,” Durbin said he would tell Boehner. “You walked away from it. Twice.”

Boehner said he called off negotiations with the president on Friday because the president pushed for increased revenues beyond the level to which Republicans could agree. President Obama said Boehner walked away from a good deal for both sides.

Republicans have said they expect failed deficit negotiations to reflect badly on President Obama’s leadership.

“[Republicans] want to make this a campaign issue,” Durbin said, pushing back against Boehner and other Republicans including Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) who have criticized the president for wanting even a temporary raise of the debt ceiling to last through the next election.

The White House has said that extending the debt ceiling at least in until 2013 will remove politics from the equation. Boehner said Sunday that the president is “worried about his next election” rather than thinking about the country.

Durbin argued that a short-term extension of the debt ceiling that only lasted a few months would be bad for the country.

“This notion that we're going to replay this movie in four to five months, that we're going to face this whole thing all over again? The American economy is too fragile,” Durbin said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “It's going to hurt us. It's going to stall our economy.”

Senate Democratic leadership has been working nonstop to reach a deal, according to Durbin. “It needs to happen today,” he said, indicating Democrats are working under a deadline similar to that of the Republicans. Boehner’s office said Republicans intend to release a plan by before the Asian markets open Sunday afternoon.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breakit; debt; durbin; ownit
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What Sen. Dirtbag is really saying is, "we're going to pin this on you, no matter what". This whole drama about "default" is a scare tactic aimed at damaging Republicans and boosting Obama's rapidly sagging popularity.

Who can concoct the most elqouent 6 word response to Dickie-doo?

1 posted on 07/24/2011 4:52:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

But “we” didn’t break it .. “the party of Durban did” ... so they own it no matter what happens.


2 posted on 07/24/2011 4:53:51 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: bigbob

Too late. Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz has already said that the Dems. own the economy.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: bigbob
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4 posted on 07/24/2011 4:54:42 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bigbob

Sorry, Dick, this one is on you and us for electing the likes of you, Sh!tbag.


5 posted on 07/24/2011 4:55:09 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: chris37

The problem here is the ‘rat leftists are using their media sycophants to lay blame to the republicans, while ‘rats destroy society.


6 posted on 07/24/2011 4:56:17 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: chris37

I hear that, as an IL resident I do my best to vote ole flaccid Dick out ever 6 years, but...


7 posted on 07/24/2011 4:57:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Idiot can’t even count; that’s seven words.


8 posted on 07/24/2011 4:58:23 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: bigbob

A little more than six words, but...

He’s been claiming for 4 1/2 years that he didn’t own it, so what does he have to give?

Is he admitting he owns it now?


9 posted on 07/24/2011 4:58:43 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: bigbob

Looks like Durbin protests too much.


10 posted on 07/24/2011 4:59:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: bigbob
Sorry Charlie! This disaster is yours.
11 posted on 07/24/2011 4:59:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bigbob
Ubama broke it a long time ago.

And he owns it lock, stock and TARP.

12 posted on 07/24/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: bigbob

“The president negotiated in good faith”.

Bwahahahaha. Yeah, by refusing to put together a plan? And a budget? Effing joker.


13 posted on 07/24/2011 4:59:35 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: C210N

They’ve got people convinced that they aren’t going to get their check.

A local radio station was talking to the head of the local SSA office about other things, and they brought up the fact that they were getting flooded with calls from people worried about not getting their check.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 5:00:29 PM PDT by digger48
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To: bigbob

“The president negotiated with you in good faith,” Durbin said he would tell Boehner.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thats a lie. Obama had a deal with Boehner, and then Obama moved the goal posts by arbitrarily insisting on another 440 billion dollars in tax revenue as a deal was about to be made. Result: Obama looses, and the Dems own any political debacle, which is mostly a false crisis.

That is not negotiating in good faith, Obama knew that Boehner could not get the votes for raising taxes in the House.

Thats hardly negotiating in good faith.


15 posted on 07/24/2011 5:01:02 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: bigbob

Is that a promise? Anything to get rid of the commie idiots.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 5:02:01 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bigbob

If we owned it you’d tax it


17 posted on 07/24/2011 5:02:40 PM PDT by djwright (2012 The White House Gets Another Coat Of Shellac)
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To: bigbob

This from the very same Dick who repeatedly told us that there was absolutely NOTHING wrong at Freddie and Fannie!

Dick Turban LIES!


18 posted on 07/24/2011 5:03:30 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: bigbob

Wrong Turdbin,You already broke it!


19 posted on 07/24/2011 5:04:05 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: C210N

um dick, WHO broke it?

and then there that pesky nagging problem about dems and being able to count correctly.....57 states....biden 3 letter word (jobs).....
If the quote is accurate, “if you break it, you own it”, that would be 7 words dick.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 5:05:29 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: bigbob

Okay.. four words...

Durbin is a moron.


21 posted on 07/24/2011 5:07:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: bigbob

OK! Next.


22 posted on 07/24/2011 5:08:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bigbob
Yes, they caused this mess by going on a spending spree that would embarrass a drunken sailor, but now it is going to be the GOP's fault!
23 posted on 07/24/2011 5:08:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: mkmensinger

I think Durbin just admitted the same thing.


24 posted on 07/24/2011 5:08:41 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: bigbob

Memo to DurbanIdiot: You have already broke it; we are trying to fix it. =.=

Btw, DurbanIdiot, you libtard idiots going to get around to putting forth a fiscal budget anytime between now and the 2012 elections? =.=


25 posted on 07/24/2011 5:09:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: mkmensinger
"I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, "Well, this is Obama's economy". That's fine. GIVE IT TO ME. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So, I welcome the job. I want the responsibility."

-Barack Obama, July 14, 2009

26 posted on 07/24/2011 5:10:44 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bigbob.
Durbin (D-Ill.) said he had six words of warning for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): "If you break it, you own it."
Three words for Durbin -- that's seven words.


27 posted on 07/24/2011 5:11:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigbob

Can it get any more thuggish and obvious. First Bammy Boy says “Don’t call my bluff” .... Kind of retarded to come out and say that. Then Sen. Dirtbag also comes out in public saying the Democrats are trying to jam and bully the Republicans

Sen Dirtbag is particularly odious. He has insulted America’s military on numerous occasions. He’s always pushing some Dream Act. He should get cancer and drop dead. As it is this guy sure looks like he’s on meds that mess up his mind.


28 posted on 07/24/2011 5:11:47 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: bigbob

29 posted on 07/24/2011 5:11:54 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: bigbob

Kinda like a car-owner telling the tow-truck driver hooking up his totaled vehicle, “If you scratch my car, you own it.”


30 posted on 07/24/2011 5:11:59 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: bergmeid

Sales clerk to mother of little boy in a fine crystal shop: “if he breaks it, you own it.”

My comment to Durbin, et al: “you broke it, but try to blame others who just happened to be close enough to try to catch the falling vase as you tripped them.”


31 posted on 07/24/2011 5:12:42 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: bigbob

They broke the Constitutional limitations that a) Congress has only those powers explicitly granted, and b) that only gold and silver coins can be legal tender. They broke the Treasury by spending/promising far more than the United States can ever repay.

Blaming those who are trying to prevent the debt from getting any worse would by funny if it weren’t so evil. We’re broke. And the socialists own it.


32 posted on 07/24/2011 5:14:29 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: sourcery

Actually starting Aug 2, we will have a balanced budget. We don’t need an amendment to do so. Hey Congress you can only spend what you take in. By the way you can’t raise taxes either, you don’t have the votes.

One week until a balanced budget!!!!!


33 posted on 07/24/2011 5:19:58 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: bigbob

Translation: We the Democrats are going to “project” themselves unto the conservative Republicans.


34 posted on 07/24/2011 5:21:14 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bigbob

Translation: We the Democrats are going to “project” themselves unto the conservative Republicans.


35 posted on 07/24/2011 5:21:29 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bigbob
six words of warning for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “If you break it, you own it.”

Obama's answer is a three letter word" J-O-B-S.

36 posted on 07/24/2011 5:23:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: bigbob
six words of warning for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): “If you break it, you own it.”

Obama's answer is a three letter word" J-O-B-S.

37 posted on 07/24/2011 5:24:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: bigbob
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38 posted on 07/24/2011 5:25:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: bigbob

Stupid Senator, you broke it with “The Great Society”. The Dims “War on Prosperity”.


39 posted on 07/24/2011 5:25:58 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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Stupid Senator, you broke it with “The Great Society”. The Dims “War on Prosperity”.
40 posted on 07/24/2011 5:26:49 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Biggirl

Translation: Please! Take this monkey OFF of our Backs!! :)


41 posted on 07/24/2011 5:27:42 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Sorry Reid, you brought the monkey, you feed the monkey, you own the monkey.


42 posted on 07/24/2011 5:31:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bigbob
“If you break it, you own it.”

Ironic coming from the Party that hasn't even had a budget in over two years.

43 posted on 07/24/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: bigbob

It’ll work on the American electorate.


44 posted on 07/24/2011 5:34:07 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: bigbob

Dick Durbin before he dicks you.


45 posted on 07/24/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by technically right
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To: bigbob
Earth to Senator Durbin: you broke it a LONG time ago, so there.
46 posted on 07/24/2011 5:41:23 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: bigbob

This is the same Dick Durbin who called our soldiers “Nazis.” He comes from the Cesspool of the Mid-West, Illinois. What credibility can this jerk possibly have?


47 posted on 07/24/2011 5:41:54 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: eyedigress

LOL, that’s what I’m talking about!


48 posted on 07/24/2011 5:42:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: bigbob
The second most powerful Democrat in the Senate warned Republicans Sunday that they are toying with a fragile economy and would take the blame for any fallout from a debt default.

Like hell, Turban.

49 posted on 07/24/2011 5:44:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Cheetahcat

“Wrong Turdbin,You already broke it!”

Hey, dickie, a turd by any other name is still a turd.


50 posted on 07/24/2011 5:45:37 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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