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WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:15:18 PM »
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WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
By Justin Sink - 10/23/13 02:27 PM ET

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday flatly denied that a House Republican told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during negotiations over the government shutdown.

"It did not happen," Carney said, saying he discussed the incident with a "participant in the meeting."

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president.

"Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn't try hard enough to communicate with Republicans," Durbin said. "But in a 'negotiation' meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: 'I cannot even stand to look at you.'"

"What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?" the Illinois Democrat added.

Republicans have denied that a GOP lawmaker made such a remark.

A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Durbin’s accusation “appears to have been invented out of thin air.”

“The senator should disclose who told him this account of events, retract his reckless allegation immediately, and apologize,” Brendan Buck said.

Rory Cooper, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) also denied the incident to the National Review.

Doug Heye, the deputy chief of staff to Cantor, tweeted that Durbin hould apologize for the allegation. Cooper echoed the request on the social media site.

"Will Durbin apologize for reckless charge?" Cooper said.



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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 03:16:23 PM »
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"Will Durbin apologize for reckless charge?" Cooper said.

Will rainbow colored unicorns start popping out of Obama's nether regions?

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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 03:20:38 PM »
Will rainbow colored unicorns start popping out of Obama's nether regions?

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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 04:23:58 PM »
Durbin lied? Wow, I am just so surprised and disappointed to hear this.
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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »
Durbin lied? Wow, I am just so surprised and disappointed to hear this.

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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 04:33:43 PM »
Major dissonance leading to headache. I don't trust either party, Durbin or the WH. Who to believe? Who to believe?
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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 09:17:05 PM »
[[ Republicans have denied that a GOP lawmaker made such a remark... ]]

Why deny it?

I'd like to shake that gentleman's hand.

I can't even stand to look at Obama when he's on tv, or even a pic of him on my computer screen.

I've asked friends to change channels when he was on tv, or at least turn the sound down.

I see Obama for who he is, what he stands for, and what he represents.

THAT's why I can't stand the sight or sound of him.

Whoever that Republican may have been (and I actually believe the story) -- good on 'im!

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Re: WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 09:44:23 PM »
It's hard to believe that he was elected and then REELECTED. He's such a phony.
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