Monday, August 17, 2009

Senator Durbin Is Afraid

He won't be appearing at any town halls to meet with his constituents.

Durbin [(D-IL)], back in his hometown of Springfield for the unveiling of the newest penny honoring Abraham Lincoln, said the yelling, pushing and shoving that has erupted in other parts of the nation are part of a strategy by those opposed to reforms.

“I don’t think that really serves the purpose of informing the public and answering their questions honestly,” Durbin said. “It doesn’t help.”

Rather than participate in a town hall-style public session to discuss President Barack Obama’s push for an overhaul of health care, Durbin has held six meetings with health care officials.

He said those meetings, including one in Decatur on Wednesday, have led to meaningful and cordial debate.

Democrats hold supermajorities in both houses of Congress. They can pass whatever they want to pass. Republicans can engage in no political maneuvering to block any legislative proposals the Democrats have, and yet they are still more concerned with appearances than in progress.

That's why their plan involves obfuscation and silencing dissent.

Dick Durbin: one of a hundred reasons to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Hat tip: Hot Air

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