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More Democrat Shenanigans

By Wyatt Earp | June 16, 2009

<i>Does this look like a dishonest man?</i>

Does this look like a dishonest man?

Remember when Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin compared members of our armed forces to Nazis, Soviets, and fascist dictators like Pol Pot?

Well, it seems the senator has a lot more in common with those criminals than any American soldier. You see, like the Nazis and Soviets, Durbin is probably a thief and a liar.

As U.S. stock markets plummeted last September, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, sold more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual-fund shares and used much of the money to invest in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

The Illinois senator’s 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks. The same day, he bought $43,562 worth of Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B stock, the disclosure shows.

Interesting. Of course, Durbin’s mouthpiece explained the misunderstanding in a very convincing manner:

“Durbin was doing what a lot of other people were doing, taking a look at their savings” and seeing it “start to tank and trying to preserve some level of wealth by getting out of the market,” said his spokesman, Joe Shoemaker. (H/TThe Chicago Sun-Times)

Durbin does realize that Martha Stewart was sent to prison for far less than this, right? I wonder how long it will take the Democrats to condemn and replace Durbin and that lying piece of garbage Nancy Pelosi?

Should I hold my breath?

Topics: Politics | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “More Democrat Shenanigans”

  1. Lergnom Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    “Durbin is probably a thief and a liar.”
    He’s a politician. It’s in his job description.

    Stay safe

  2. Alan B Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    The Marshall asked:

    “Should I hold my breath?”

    Only if you want to turn a most unusual range of colours!

  3. Rick Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Dick is from the land of Daley and Obama enough said.

  4. Randal Graves Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    What a scumbag! It’s a shame that he probably won’t be charged with anything. I don’t think his meeting will count as “insider trading”.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Lergnom – With Durbin being the #2 Democrat, I wasn’t going to risk getting sued for “falsely accusing him.” Heh.

    Alan B – I usually look good in blue, but not this time.

    Rick – Chicago and philly politics are almost equally corrupt now.

    Randal – It’s like a lot of cases we get in the division. We know the guy is guilty, but we can’t prove it with the evidence given. Frustrating.

  6. Kate Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Pfft! That ol’ lizzard won’t ever see the other side of bars. Martha went to prison for perjury. Whatcha think anyone will even bother asking the big questions of Dumbin, under oath?

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    We go thru about 1 ton of oxygen per year, so if we could pump about 4 tons of O2 into your lungs and manage to get the CO2 out of you you’d be good to go on holding your breath till 2012 Wyatt. You would have to cut down on drinking though and we would have to deprive you of sleep otherwise you would begin to unconciously breathe. 24/7 coffee IV’s would be mandatory, no decaf. It would be a logistical nightmare
    but I think we could pull it off. Report to Sectors R or M around midnight.

  8. Sully Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Excuse me, I gotta go take a Durbin.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Kate – Forget the oath. The media isn’t asking him the tough questions now! The Sun-Times article had a canned quote from his spokesman!

    Jon – I assume I’ll need my credentials to get into Sector M?

    Sully – Well played!

  10. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Do you think he’d teach crafts like Martha if he got sent to Camp Cupcake?

  11. brent Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I saw further quotes from his ‘mouthpiece’ – terms like “secret” and “classified” were thrown around, not the more germain “insider” and “privileged”… Scum and bag.

    If this is not insider trading, I don’t know what is. I’d like to think he’s due for a trip to an ethics board, but I am not holding my breath, either.

  12. Crankipants Says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Membership has its privileges.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Mrs. Crankipants – Maybe he can teach “prison cigarette economics?”

    Brent – Never happen. And that’s a damned crime in itself.

    Crankipants – But if it were you or I . . .