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by Lowman S. Henry


Loony Lefty of the Week: Dick Durbin


March 20, 2015

Each week Left-wing politicians and commentators provide us with a treasure trove of wacky comments and off-the-wall arguments used to try and defend policies that are indefensible by using logic, reasoning, or historical fact.

This week's "Loony Lefty" comment is from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.

Senator Durbin is upset with the fact the Republican majority has failed to schedule a floor vote to confirm President Obama's appointment of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.

The Lynch nomination has engendered serious opposition from Republican senators and it remains unclear whether or not she has enough votes to win confirmation.

As usual, lacking any substantive argument, Senator Durbin decided to play the race card.

Durbin accused Republicans of putting Lynch (who is black) "in the back of the bus" by delaying her confirmation.

This an allusion to the days of segregation when blacks were required to ride separately in the back of public transportation while front seats were reserved for whites.

Of course any opposition to a person of color is automatically chalked up to racism by the Left. They simply cannot understand the disagreement is one of policy, not color.

But, Left-wingers like Senator Durbin always feel free to play the race card, especially when they are losing the argument.

Which, apparently they are in the case of Loretta Lynch.

For his willingness to demagogue over race, Senator Durbin is our "Loony Lefty of the Week."



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