Dick "Our Troops Are Nazis" Durbin Removes All Doubt
During the debate on the confirmation of Sam Alito to the Supreme Court today, the idiotarian senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin violated, or perhaps illustrated, the principle (again) that it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open the mouth and remove all doubt. He said:
"It is rare that the Senate gets an opportunity to select a justice for the Supreme Court."
Yep, given that the Constitution gives that right to the President, I suppose it is pretty rare. But I think the remark is very revealing, and not just for its Constitutional illiteracy. (Given the "grave concerns" expressed by the Democrats for the Constitution, you might think they'd want to actually read it once in a while!) Durbin and his colleagues really do think they are supposed to run the country. The inconvenient fact that their party lost the election (and the one before that) and are a minority in the Senate is secondary to the fact that since they're "right" (or perhaps they would prefer correct) in their own minds, they should still rule from the minority. Not long ahead Harry Reid complained that the Senate was starting to function as if the side with the most votes should win! No doubt left--the mental level of Durbin and his buddies has been clearly demonstrated once again.