Politics is all about people. People can be funny, especially when some people get slotted for higher office. They are tasked by the powers that be and the money that funds their efforts to maintain or increase the pile to do exactly enough within their limited powers and abilities. Some people in politics, with very limited skills and a complete inability to reflect on their words and deeds do handsomely, at our great expense.
There are people who should not be given the keys to a slop-sink closet, let alone the keys to national power. Our electronic information highway culture provides the on-ramp for incompetent dopes provided with enough media cover be public persons -Pat Quinn, Jan Schakowsky, Mike Quigley, and U.S. Senators Marque Kirque (R.) and Dick Durbin come immediately to mind.
I knew Dick Durbin was a dope in 1997, shortly after he was tapped to replace Senator Paul Simon and beat the then hapless Pat Quinn. Durbin visited Leo on one of those 'inncer city kids' photo opportunity scams so beloved of phonies who never help the place after the pictures have been popped. Before meeting with Leo President , Durbin accompanied me on a tour of the school and stood in the trophy room gawking at Boyle and Ryan Bronzed Shoes from the 1956 City Championship Game and the many, many many football trophies dating back to the early 1930's. He then spoke with the legendary Leo Teacher Coach, Principal and President, whop played in that 1956 City Championship game about the traditions of Leo Football from Johnny Galvin to Harold Blackmon. Senator Durbin was introduced to the varsity head coach Mike Holmes whose Lions had made the playoffs only the Friday before and Durbin asked, " Does Leo Have a Football Team?"
Since then the senior U.S. Senator from Illinois has matched that question almost on a daily basis -
- American G.I.'s are Gulag Nazis
- Shilling for the Abortion Industry at Every Opportunity
- Make Gitmo Terrorists become Illinois Melon Patch Kids at Thomson Federal Detention Facility
- Telling Fibs about Telling Fibs That he Heard from Others About the President
- Making Ukrainians Listen to his Empty Prose While Putin Holds a Gun to Their Cousins' Heads
- Making Marque Kirque seem Statesman-like
- Asking the IRS to terrorize Old Ladies Who Like Tri-Corner Hats
I make light of this syrupy drip of a man, but that stops here.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted to block Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s controversial nominee for assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, from being confirmed.The leading voice of The Mumia 47 is Dick Durbin
Adegbile’s nomination had been contested because of his history at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund defending notorious cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was found guilty of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid pleaded with the Democratic-controlled Senate to approve Adegbile’s nomination, but enough Democrats sided with Republicans on Wednesday afternoon to block a procedural step leading to a final vote. Fifty-two senators voted against proceeding, while 47 voted for it.
“Mr. Adegbile’s representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal does not mean he lacks respect for the rule of the law,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat. “And it certainly should not disqualify him for this important Civil Rights job. In fact, his willingness to represent an unpopular defendant in an emotionally-charged case demonstrates his appreciation for the rule of law.” (emphases my own)
I took an early voting opportunity. I took a Republican ballot to vote for Doug Truax in the primary in the hope that at least one good man has the opportunity to run against one of the most useless office holders in America.
I used be amused by Durbin's homespun basset hound pious contrarian frowns as mere pancake make-up for a dope. Mouthing off Atticus Finch-like pieties about a cop killer's mouthpiece tears the blanket.
This is as low as one should be allowed to go.
Durbin must be voted out.