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Durbin: If 2012 is a ‘referendum,’ Democrats are ‘in trouble’
Daily Caller (Yahoo) ^ | Oct 28, 2011 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 10/29/2011 11:14:54 PM PDT by South40

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin told the Chicago Tribune that if the 2012 election is a “referendum” on President Barack Obama, then Democrats are “in trouble.” In an interview Thursday for the Tribune’s “Chicago Live” series, Durbin was asked about the election.

“If it is a referendum, then we’re in trouble because the economy’s not good and people’ll say, ‘well, I just want to make it clear I don’t like the way things are,’” Durbin said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dickdurbin; dickturban; durbin; iwon; maybealittleblow; mymuslimfaith; sissyro

1 posted on 10/29/2011 11:14:54 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
“However,” Durbin clarified, “it won’t be."

It's always hard to choose my least-favorite pol, but Durbin is always in the running. What smarmy, sanctimonious suck*ss.

2 posted on 10/29/2011 11:21:05 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Durbin's right up there. But Barney Frank is a hard act to follow.

And if we're talking about ALL pols (retired included) Anthony Weiner beats Frank.

3 posted on 10/29/2011 11:25:54 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40
I wonder why you traitor trash little scumbag.

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings," - Senator Dick Durbin


4 posted on 10/29/2011 11:28:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: South40
“If it is a referendum, then we’re in trouble because the economy’s not good...

Dick Dick Dick... Don't try to make this about the economy and something you 'rats can fudge the numbers on right before the election.

It's not just the economy that stinks. Big government stinks, record debt and deficits stink, crony capitalism stinks, socialism stinks, the failure to secure the borders stinks, the lack of a coherent foreign policy stinks (who are we kidding, the lack of any foreign policy, coherent or otherwise stinks), the health-care "reform" stinks, the lies coming out of hussein stink, the condescension coming from hussein stinks, the complete and utter failure as Commander in Chief stinks. In short Dick, there isn't one thing hussein has done that doesn't stink. He is a complete and abject failure by any measure. Worse, Dick, you 'rats have helped him along, every step of the way. Remember in November!

5 posted on 10/29/2011 11:32:04 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: South40

“If it is a referendum, then we’re in trouble because the economy’s not good and people’ll say, ‘well, I just want to make it clear I don’t like the way things are,’” Durbin said.

“However,” Durbin clarified, “it won’t be. It’ll be a contest. And there’ll be two people — the president, and the Republican nominee — with very different views on what to do with America, where it should go from here, and that’s what the voters will make their choice on.”

Oooo! OOOoo! Sir! Is that including Chicago’s Dead?


6 posted on 10/29/2011 11:34:50 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: South40
...Weiner beats Frank.

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 posted on 10/29/2011 11:35:22 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (I have a job; therefore I am in the 1%.)
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To: South40
Sorry Dick but it will be.

The TEA Party is just kicked back,staying warm, munching popcorn and watching your side's "fleabagger" freak show. Why waste our money and breath right now. You commie 'RATS are in for a rude awakening come next November. Count on it.

8 posted on 10/29/2011 11:40:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
...Weiner beats Frank. Ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol!

It's better than "Frank beats Weiner". I think.

9 posted on 10/29/2011 11:47:33 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: TigersEye

It’s people like Dick Durbin who confirm the adage that ‘liberalism is a disease’.


10 posted on 10/29/2011 11:50:43 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40
Dick, Weiner, and Frank.

There's a joke in there somewhere.

11 posted on 10/29/2011 11:53:12 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: South40
Are you suggesting that liberals suffer from a deviant mentality?


12 posted on 10/29/2011 11:54:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
lol!

Dick, Weiner and Frank, as politicians, are all three jokes.

13 posted on 10/29/2011 11:55:53 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: TigersEye
Are you suggesting that liberals suffer from a deviant mentality?

Suggesting? Of course not. I'm stating it emphatically.

And thanks for the links. :-)

14 posted on 10/29/2011 11:57:24 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: South40

LOL Well, excuuuuuuuse me for inferring otherwise. ;^)


15 posted on 10/29/2011 11:58:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: South40
I don't see how it won't be a referendum on the incumbent. These presidential reelections always are by definition.

I had an old UAW member in Detroit tell me this weekend Obama's failed. This man is a natural Obama constituent and was a 2008 Obama supporter.

16 posted on 10/30/2011 12:21:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: South40

You can bet on it Dicky!! We are coming to vote your commie a$$e$ out and then we are coming for you.


17 posted on 10/30/2011 12:33:44 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: South40

“And if we’re talking about ALL pols (retired included) Anthony Weiner beats Frank. “

Nice one. You mentioned three Richards, including a Pirate of the Subglutenean in a single post!


18 posted on 10/30/2011 12:53:20 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (Obama: He's "Too Black to Fail")
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To: South40

Obama has it all plotted out. He’ll tell all his supporters he’s “runnin’ agin’ da Republica’ excuban’!” It’s not like his supporters are bright enough to figure out the fallacy and they hate the word Republican. Automatic fear reflex...


19 posted on 10/30/2011 3:05:38 AM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: South40
Every Republican appearing on television should take this chart with them. That includes the Presidential debates:


20 posted on 10/30/2011 3:21:45 AM PDT by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: DarthVader

Where oh where will these malcontents go when they are thrown into the streets by the people? There are many lovely spots you may choose to reside, the EU sounds nice this time of year they all have the same mindset and you should fit in perfectly but make sure it’s a one way ticket and you also include a friend


21 posted on 10/30/2011 4:42:05 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: South40
At first I *though* Durbin had a 'Brief Moment of Mental Clarity'(™ PJ Comix), and was going to give him a Kewpie Doll.

But then he goes and ruins it all by talking like the moron he is:

“However,” Durbin clarified, “it won’t be. It’ll be a contest. ... the president, and the Republican nominee — with very different views on what to do with America, where it should go from here, and that’s what the voters will make their choice on.”

psst, Dicky, that's called a 'Referendum'.

I really don't know how we in IL have survived with this asshat in DC 'representing' us.
(It could prove that God exists)[not sarcasm]

22 posted on 10/30/2011 5:12:02 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: ronnie raygun

Dicky and Obuggery can be cell mates in Ft. Leavenworth.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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24 posted on 10/30/2011 5:23:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

The joke may be from the movie “Ghostbusters”. Bill Murray retorts, it’s true your honor, this man has no dick. Dick is truly an angry and sullen little man with essentially no redeeming quality.


25 posted on 10/30/2011 5:43:01 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

The joke may be from the movie “Ghostbusters”. Bill Murray retorts, it’s true your honor, this man has no dick. Dick is truly an angry and sullen little man with essentially no redeeming quality.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 5:43:01 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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