Skip to comments.Kirk to "protect" Durbin relationship, not stump for Oberweis
Posted on 03/25/2014 5:11:05 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is ruling out campaigning for longshot GOP Illinois U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis, saying Monday he would rather protect his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and not launch a partisan jihad.
Kirk and Durbin are a very rare couple in Washington. They get along, even when they disagree. They grew closer after Kirk suffered a severe stroke, keeping him away from the Capitol for almost a year.
As a result, the two have forged for now an informal, unspoken, non-aggression pact.
Kirks more-than-kind words for Durbin will be very useful to Durbin in his race against Oberweis where Durbin is the front-runner. A mutual disarming is potentially vastly more beneficial to Kirk, who already has said he will run for another term in 2016 and could potentially face a Democrat with some juice.
Durbin aside, it helps Kirk, a social moderate, who supports gay marriage, abortion rights and comprehensive immigration reform, to disassociate himself from Oberweis, who is opposite him on the very issues that may appeal to the swing independent suburban voters, especially suburban women who Kirk has cultivated throughout his congressional career.
Kirk commented after I asked him and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas they were together in Chicago on Monday if they would be seeing or campaigning for Oberweis.
Im going to be protecting my relationship with Dick and not launching into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois, Kirk replied.
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Well, isn’t that sweet.
That Kirk is a peach of a fella.
Obviously we still hire the handicapped.
Kirk is an ass.
Did you catch that, folks? Challenging Dick Durbin is engaging in a Muslim holy war. Kirk sucks.
One thing about the RATS, they rarely turn on their own, while the pubbies are notorious back stabbers..
Trusting/working with dick(head)Durbin is like trusting Jerry Sandusky with a cub scout troop. I will be laughing my butt off when Durbin pulls the rug out from Kirk in 2016. Durbin will inform the surprised Kirk,literal knife sticking in his back, “It’s not personal,it’s business”. Republipussies are a real stupid breed.
Kirk was incapacitated by a stroke years ago and has been propped up in the Senate with Durtbag’s help. He doesn’t make public appearances and his staff barely respond to constituents. It’s like there are two communist Senators.
What happened to representing the people who elected you, Kirk?