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  •  you know then (0+ / 0-)

    that defeating durbin in a primary is impossible .. unless you consider a 25% opposition vote a win :)

    •  So are you a Durbin fan or what? (0+ / 0-)

      I haven't lived in IL for many years and recently returned.  

    •  If Durbin agrees to these cuts, he is unelectable (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, Bitfish

      in Illinois. I live in Illinois and  people in my community are first, foremost and entirely concerned about the lack of jobs (and any kind of jobs program ), not the budget deficit.

      And thanks to the AARP ads on televsion, people here are now becoming aware of the threatened cuts to SS and Medicare and they are furious.

      Just watch, the republicans here will vote against the plan and then accuse Democrats of cutting SS and Medicare.

      If you think Illinois is a safe state for Democrats just see what happens if they agree to cuts to SS and Medicare. All bets are off.

      Obama's former Senate seat is now held by a Republican. So will Durban's if he goes along with this madness.

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