Sunday, June 19, 2005

Durbin, Obama, and Schakowsky

Today's Sun Times:

The only guy who made sense: 'There's an old rule in politics, and I've seen it many times," said retired Gen. Wesley Clark on Thursday night, as he brushed aside Fox News talker Sean Hannity's demand for him to condemn Sen. Dick Durbin. "Whoever uses the 'Nazi' word first loses,"...

And Schakowsky: "If it is Dick Durbin in trouble, then something is wrong. They are so good at changing the subject," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).

Then instead of talking about them being so good on changing the subject, let's stay on Sen Durbin's topic of Gitmo on par with crimes of Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot. Let's stay focused on that issue, and the issues of prison management and use of restraints.

And Obama echoes her: Said Obama, "This administration has made a habit of diverting attention of its failures by criticizing the messenger."

Same response to Sen Obama. Let's stay on topic... should Illinois offer the brand new, unopened for lack of funds, Thompson Prison for Gitmo detainess? We in Illinois have a track record of running prisons better then the Feds? And if not, does that make use worse than Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot.

Yes to both Obama and Schakowsky, let's please stay on Durbin's topic --and not talk about the Administration diverting the easily distracted, and naive, public. Let's compare the United States and the people of Illinois with Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot over and over again; who do you think loses first with that kind of talk?


Anonymous said...

oh, get over it already... how many times have right-wingers compared liberals to hitler, etc?

Bill Baar said...

Durbin's a liberal Senator accussing service members to Hitler. It's pretty unusual occurance.