Irony: Durbin sees job now to stop "bad things from happening."

This is rich. The result of Tuesday's election was precisely the same: To stop bad things from happening. Such things as more indebtedness, higher taxes, goofy bailout, government intrusion. And so forth.

For two

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Getty Images photo by Mark Wilson / March 10, 2009

Sen. Richard Durbin (D - Ill.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday in Washington, DC.

years, Democrats have been calling that approach "divisive." Republicans, it appeared, were supposed to give up their beliefs for the sake of "working together."

Now, in Lynn Sweet's Chicago Sun-Times column, we learn that if Republicans don't cooperate with President Barack Obama's agenda (what did the election results tell you, Dick?), Democrats will have to go into the same mode that they condemned up until today. From Sweet:

Unless there is a dramatic change in Republican strategy," Sen. Dick
Durbin (D-Ill.) told me, "where they are prepared to sit down and work
with this president over the next two years, I'm afraid most of our
efforts are going to be stopping bad things from happening."

By the way, senator, too bad about that Majority Leader thing.

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  • Hey dirty Dick. Your next off the ballot.Why is something so simple so hard for you to understand.It's about the spending...........i'll spare you the last word

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