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Did Trump say the word “shithole?” I don’t know. I also don’t care. If he did or didn’t, we’re still about a million times better off than we would have been under President Hillary Clinton. Would I like to see a President who was an unsullied moral paragon AND a down-in-the-trenches conservative? Sure. Unfortunately, the GOP has worked hard to make sure that’s never an option, so I’ll take what I can get.
As long as I like the legislation he signs and his judicial appointments, I can stomach the occasional mild unpleasantry.
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...And by the way, we still don’t really know if Trump really said the ‘terrifyingly offensive’ thing he supposedly said. This kerfuffle is all based on the word of one Dick Durbin. So, what is that word worth?
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As the Politico wrote way back in 2013, Durbin likes to tell stories about White House meetings:
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, said in a Facebook post that a House Republican leader told off President Barack Obama during a negotiation meeting, and that GOP leaders are so disrespectful it’s practically impossible to have a conversation with them.
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But Wednesday afternoon, both the White House and House speaker’s office denied his claims.
“In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you,’” Durbin wrote in a post on his Facebook page over the weekend.
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Unfortunately, both Republicans AND the Obama White House were quick to point out that Durbin’s version of events was bogus.
Asked about the post in the White House daily briefing, press secretary Jay Carney...
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