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Foe blasts Durbin's use of disputed claim in fundraising email
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba

Posted on 10/24/2013 11:51:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

"................On Thursday, the White House explained further:

“While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding.”

To “read out” is Washington jargon meaning to summarize. Aides to the president refused to say how the miscommunication happened or who conducted the briefing with Senate Democrats in which it occurred.

Durbin’s original Facebook post remained up Thursday, and a new post was added:

“I appreciate this clarification from the White House that explains recent conflicting reports on the GOP quote. It is important now to move beyond the unfortunate events of the last few weeks and work together constructively so that we’re not faced with another shutdown showdown or debt-ceiling debacle.”

But a potential election opponent of Durbin does not think the matter is closed.

Republican Doug Truax, who has never held public office and is circulating petitions in a bid to challenge Durbin next year, criticized the senator for sending an emailed appeal for cash with what he called the “discredited claim,” and said Durbin should return any money raised by it.

A Truax aide gave the Tribune a copy of the Durbin fundraising email, which asks recipients to send his campaign $16, “one dollar for every day of the reckless and irresponsible Republican Shutdown.”...................

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: durbin; lyingdurbin; obama; whitehouselies

1 posted on 10/24/2013 11:51:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
[A] member of the House GOP leadership told Obama: “I am so disgusted. I cannot even stand to look at you.”

Well, if he had said it -- he would have been speaking for half of America.

3 posted on 10/25/2013 12:31:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All
Obamacare Is Secretly A Bailout Of State And Local Governments

How Will Obamacare Affect Cities And Urban Space In The United States?

4 posted on 10/25/2013 12:38:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It is important now to move beyond...” Oh, yeah? “Move beyond, going forward, we’re Progressives” are all mealy-mouth words for “Don’t look at the irreparable damage we enjoy doing to this nation.”

5 posted on 10/25/2013 4:00:55 AM PDT by abclily
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I can’t stand to look at 0 either.

6 posted on 10/25/2013 5:31:15 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Some say a Social Security bail out; either way, we know that fraud is involved here somewhere

7 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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