Glenn Reynolds alerts us (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/83880) that a crowd of protesters (pictured) formed outside Dick Durbin's office in Chicago and were chanting "no more Dick". They're presumably from the tea parties or allied groups, and they're presumably protesting against Obama healthcare.
When he was in kindergarten, Durbin probably had other kids make the same chant on the playground. But, since those chanting aren't on a playground and appear to be grown-ups, this is yet another example of how the "partiers" - and especially their leaders - can't use their brains. All they're doing is putting on a stunt and venting. They aren't going to have any impact on anything Durbin does; he's just going to keep on doing what he's been doing for decades. They aren't going to change the minds of any of his supporters; in fact, some on his side might support him even more strongly.
Meanwhile, the solution is at the end of the arrow I added to the picture. That's the office of a trial lawyer who's generally on their side (let's say). That person is very familiar with asking people tough questions and calling them on their lies. If the tea partiers could control their emotions and engage their brains, they could get that lawyer to ask Durbin a very tough question, such as the one in the DREAM Act summary. Really pressing Durbin on that question at one of his no doubt many public appearances would make him look very bad, and that would have an impact on the policies he pushes. It would also undercut the mainstream media and show all those who saw the video just how weak the questions the MSM asks are.
Instead of doing that, the tea partiers are just throwing a useless tantrum.
Sat, 08/22/2009 - 11:59 · Importance: 4