Democrats belabored the Republican Party platform during the GOP convention in Tampa, and turnabout is fair play. Well, it's fair play unless you're a Democrat.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) apparently doesn’t appreciate the challenge.
In an interview on Tuesday, Durbin became extremely agitated as he accused a veteran journalist of bias although the journalist had asked a simple question.
Democrats removed the words God and Jerusalem from their 2012 platform, according to ABC News. Numerous media outlets, both new and Alphabet Media, had reported the omissions by the time Baier interviewed the senator whose positions and voting record place Durbin on the hard Left.
Fox News’ Bret Baier began the interview by pointing out Democrats took the word “God” out of the platform. “Why do that?”
That was all Baier had a chance to say, because Durbin flipped out, saying:
“If the narrative that’s being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that Democrats are Godless people, they oughta’ know better. God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.”
Durbin described the removal of the word God as “one word out of the platform.”
As the exchange progressed, Baier repeatedly attempted to get an answer to a simple question.
The interview became almost comical as Durbin refused to give Baier a direct answer.
When Baier asked about spending and the budget, Durbin blamed two late senators’ illnesses for the lack of progress—Sen. Ted Kennedy and Sen. Robert Byrd. Both were Democrats.
Durbin kept accusing Baier of painting the Democrats as “Godless.”
Baier, however, never had a chance to make such a statement.
Durbin never answered the question, and well-known columnist Charles Krauthammer said the senator opted to go on the “offensive…he immediately went on the attack.”
Durbin said Baier’s question about removing the word ‘God’ was “harping on a trifle.”
Obviously, Durbin didn’t know the answer to Baier’s question.
Durbin has been part of the Washington establishment for almost 30 years.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 5, 2012)
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