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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:00 AM
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Right-wing in full attack mode over Durbin's comments
The right-wing has gone beserk over Senator Durbin's comments. Right-wing nutjob Michelle Malkin has a post called THE TREACHEROUS DICK DURBIN detailing other right-wingers comments on Durbin, and is encouraging all to air their displeasure of Durbin's comments to his staffers. So we gotta counter these wingnuts and call and THANK Durbin for his truth telling:

Phone: (202) 224-2152 or (312) 353-4952

E-mail: dick@durbin.senate.gov
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:02 AM
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1. Poking my ignorant head up out of the sand.
I missed the Durbin situation. What did he say?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:06 AM
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5. Here's his speech...a link to it.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:10 AM
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9. Thank you!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:07 AM
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7. Here it is ...
During a speech Tuesday, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat quoted from an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures.

"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," Durbin said.

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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:10 AM
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10. Well I'm off to email him and thank him for stating the truth.
Thanks.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:03 AM
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2. Durbin told the truth. They'll hate him forever for that. nt
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reality based Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:04 AM
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3. They're really scared of the "N" word aren't they?
"Nazi"
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:05 AM
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4. The truth hurts, doesn't it?
Maybe if these freeps grow up a little and get out of the playground, they'd realize that not everybody wants to live in their Nazi world.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:06 AM
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6. Malkin---What a joke!
Her links and quotes are with people I've never heard of, and that do nothing but repeat the same lines.

That's her groundswell? Hey, crazylady, look in the mirror and see Goebbels. Now THAT's a comparison.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:10 AM
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8. email sent to thank Durbin n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:13 AM
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11. Sean Insannity has been ranting and raving about
Durbin's comments for the past 2 days.
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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:14 AM
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12. Remove the name from any number
of our actions of late...describe Gitmo, our invasion of Iraq, our stolen elections, our supplanting of privacy with police powers, our neglect and abandonment of the poor in favor of the rich....

Describe any of these things without saying WHO was doing it and people (esp RWingers) would immediately accept that they happened and assume they had occurred in some nasty evil vile place like Cuba or China or ...yes IRAQ...

But then tell them that it happened here in the good ol US of A and OMG NO IT CAN"T HAPPEN HERE.

I can't count the number of times I've made this exact argument over the last 5 years...and yet the RW is freaking out because Durbin dared to ask the question on one, extreme, narrow, and utterly obvious case.

This country has simply lost its mind.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:17 AM
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13. DSM distraction---IGNORE THEM. nt/
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:24 AM
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14. "concentration camp for Muslims" Malkin??
Her attacks prove Durbin was right on target.
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:28 AM
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15. Thanks for posting the numbers
I called the DC number and got a busy signal but I got through to the other number.

I told the person who answered the phone that I supported Durbin, but that I thought Durbin might want to take the tack that Wesley Clark took yesterday when he said that this administration has a policy issue. The U.S. needs to make it clear exactly what its policy is on people held at Guantonomo Bay.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:51 AM
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16. thanks for calling
Hopefully a lot of DUers will also call, we gotta show our support for him!

:kick:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 10:53 AM
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17. Durbin seems to have struck a chord with the Nazis
They get real offended when they're identified, don't they? I suggest that they all sue Durbin for definition of character.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 12:48 PM
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20. He's obvious hit a nerve
If it's one thing the right-wing nuts hate it's the TRUTH.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 11:01 AM
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18. It's worth the call - the woman in his office yesterday was SO
touched to hear someone in support of Durbin.

I usually feel very shy about these things and this was no exception - but she really made it worthwhile.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 11:40 AM
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19. What, the American Nazis are complaining about
being associated with W?
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 03:16 PM
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21. kick
:kick:
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-05 11:24 PM
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22. and another
:kick:
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