AssHat Gets Stymied – Declares Victory

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

John, from Powerline, takes a stand:

I called Senator Dick Durbin’s office this morning at (202) 224-2152 and, after being on hold for a while, laid out the reasons why I think Durbin should resign from the Senate.

“Hi.  This is John Hindrocket from Powerline, the Blog of the Century.  You may remember me as the guy who calls Jimmy Carter a ‘traitor’, and thinks that the British Government was too soft on Gandhi and his ‘rabble’ back int the 1940’s.  I’m a very important person, and I am not to be trifled with.  Really.  Anyway, I have something to tell ya…”

His staffer told me that as of this morning, he is standing by his statement comparing American soldiers to the Nazis, the Communists and the Khmer Rouge.

His staffer said that?  Really?

There was one caveat, however: the staffer told me that Durbin never actually said “American soldiers,” and that there are also contract interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.

Okay, then his staffer didn’t say that.  Thanks for clearing up that little lie you said earlier.

I asked whether Durbin was trying to claim that everything bad about Gitmo was the fault of civilians, and the army has nothing to do with it.

“Then I asked whether Durbin was trying to claim that child molesters should be given tax breaks.  Because I figured that since I couldn’t get Durbin in trouble for what he actually said, I would try to pile shit on him for what he was trying to say.”

She backtracked quickly and denied that this was Durbin’s theory—it would, of course, be an absurd claim since the military runs Guantanamo Bay and sets the policies there.

Yes, John, she “backtracked” from a position that (a) Durbin never took and (b) you unsuccessfully tried to attribute to him.  rolleyes

While you’re at it, maybe you can accuse him of rape, and when his staffer denies that, you can claim how she is being “evasive” and “backtracking”.

Her evasion shows, though, how deeply dishonest Durbin’s position is.

Damn her for denying my transparent attempt to spin Durbin’s quote into something reprehensible!”

We’d be interested to hear from others how their calls to Durbin’s office are received.

“Anyone else get outwitted by this low-level staffer?  We’re just wondering…”