This isn’t a Republican vs Democrat thing; it’s about senior Democrats who are so over-invested in their hatred of a passing administration that they’ve signed on to the nuttiest slurs of the lunatic fringe. It would be heartening to think that Durbin will himself now be subjected to some serious torture. Not real torture, of course;
…..Censure won’t do: Durbin should resign.
linked to:Power Line: Newt Says: Censure Durbin
Gingrich puts the case very well, I think. The argument is a compelling one: if the Senate censures Durbin, it will largely undo the damage that he has done by demonstrating to the terrorists and their allies that Durbin’s misguided attack on the U.S. military was an aberration. Moreover, the American people deserve to know who, if anyone, agrees with Durbin’s slander of our armed forces, so that when those Senators run for re-election, they can be defeated. Senators should not be able to hide behind a discreet “no comment,” as Hillary Clinton has done. This is not a time for our elected officials to be neutral as between the terrorists and the armed forces of the United States.
I look with interest to see if the senators respond to Gingrich’s call to censure. I also look for how this plays out in helping the cause it intends, and whether this further solidifies the Left or whether it deals well with the problem.
I do not have enough of a sense of the pulse of the Left at this time- whether there is a Viet Nam-like groundswell of protest, or simply a desire to address perceived problems ( which is how I have tended to view it).
Time will tell. I think we will see many things throughout the summer, we seem to have come to a critical mass of a minor sort. One that will highlight where our direction as a nation is heading. The way Durbin is dealt with might tell more …..