Author Topic: The Story About Dick Durbin and a GOP Leader Supposedly Disrespecting Obama Has Taken a Really Weird Turn  (Read 663 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/24/the-story-about-dick-durbin-and-a-gop-leader-supposedly-disrespecting-obama-has-taken-a-really-weird-turn/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

The Story About Dick Durbin and a GOP Leader Supposedly Disrespecting Obama Has Taken a Really Weird Turn

Oct. 24, 2013 3:07pm Becket Adams

It turns out Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) did not actually hear a Republican House leader tell President Barack Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you.”

Rather, Durbin heard about the alleged confrontation from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who supposedly heard it from an anonymous White House source.

That Story About Dick Durbin and a GOP Leader Supposedly Disrespecting Obama Took a Really Weird Turn

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 15: (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Getty Images)

Reid told his Democratic caucus about the alleged comment during a private meeting last week, two senators confirmed to the Huffington Post.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday denied Durbin’s initial charge, which he posted on Facebook Sunday. On Thursday, the administration reiterated that no confrontation between the president and a Republican congressman took place during recent budget negotiations, and apologized for what it characterized as a “miscommunication.”

“While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding,” a White House official told Talking Points Memo.

According to the Huffington Post, when pressed for details about what the White House told Democratic leaders that could have led to the “miscommunication,” a White House official said he was not “going to read out the details of private meetings with the president, or private meetings between [White House] and [Democratic] leaders.”

Amazingly enough, the story has yet another strange twist.

The two senators who confirmed that Reid made the claim also said a top White House aide identified which Republican was supposedly responsible: Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Rules Committee.

“He did not say that,” a person connected to Sessions’ office told TheBlaze Thursday.

Reid also said that when the Texas congressman supposedly disrespected the president, Obama said he understands that Republicans disagree with him on many issues and he “respected their differences,” the Huffington Post reported.

But according to the White House, the supposed confrontation between Sessions and Obama, and the president’s alleged magnanimous reaction, never happened.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has called on Durbin to apologize for spreading what appears to be a false story.

“At this point, we just hope Senator Durbin will do the right thing,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck told TheBlaze in an email.

The Illinois senator has yet to retract the story.

“Sen. Durbin stands by his comments,” Durbin spokesman Max Gleischman said Wednesday.

Spokespersons for Reid and Durbin did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
The same Harry Reid who "had it on good authority Romney was a tax cheat."

Reid and McCain are both dottering, senile men who need to retire.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 35,425
Durbin: mentally ill or just stupid?
You decide.
 :thud:
Life is too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Durbin: mentally ill or just stupid?
You decide.
 :thud:

He is Reid's useful idiot.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline GourmetDan

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7,168

Nothing to see here, citizens... move along...


"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

"The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party." - GourmetDan

Online andy58-in-nh

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,961
Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry...

Or having to admit to lying your ass off. Or having a conscience. Nothing to see here. Move alon..... "Oh, no: look - a Tea Partier!!! Is that an assault weapon???? Ahhhhhhrrrrrggghhh!!!!"
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

Offline collins

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 992
That's right, they're just circling the wagons trying to protect the Dick Durbin. But they made the GOP deny that one of them "disrespected" their worthless pos they call POTUS, so all's well.

Offline GourmetDan

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 7,168

Rats lie constantly.  As a result, it is difficult for them to know when they cross the line.

That's all you're seeing here...


"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

"The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party." - GourmetDan

Offline Cincinnatus

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,514
Ah, yes, it has now been exposed as complete bs but the smear is out there and will be repeated by the likes of Grayson, Maxine Waters, Wasserman-Schultz, the talking heads at MSNBC, though they will probably couch it in the phrase, "There are rumors...".
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf