UPDATED with audio – Levin: Durbin says Obama doesn’t have enough Democrat votes in the Senate to pass Jobs bill

***UPDATED WITH AUDIO OF DICK DURBIN***

UPDATE: Here is the audio from WLS Radio of Dick Durbin saying he doesn’t have the Democrat votes:



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Below is the original report:

Mark Levin just broke news, according to WLS Radio, that Obama is putting the pressure on the Senate, telling them that it’s been two weeks since he sent them his Jobs bill and he wants it back, on his desk so he can sign it. But the problem is that Democrats in the Senate are delaying the bill because some on their side of the aisle, according to Dick Durbin, won’t vote for a tax increase, even on the wealthy, since they are up for an reelection. This means they would need Republican help to pass the bill and they don’t have the votes:

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Here’s the article:

CHICAGO (WLS) – On Tuesday, President Barack Obama tried to keep the pressure on Congress to consider his nearly $450 billion jobs bill, saying it had been two weeks since he sent the bill to Capitol Hill “and now I want it back.”

“I want it back, passed, so I can sign this bill and start putting people back to work,” Obama said Tuesday.
So why have Democrats delayed action in the U.S. Senate on President Obama’s stimulus bill?

WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron reports his own party has delayed action in the Senate and talked with Senator Dick Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, about the reason why.

“The oil-producing state senators don’t like eliminating or reducing the subsidy for oil companies, “ Durbin tells WLS Radio, “There are some senators who are up for election who say I’m never gonna vote for a tax increase while I’m up for election, even on the wealthiest people. So, we’re not gonna have 100% Democratic senators. That’s why it needs to be bi-partisan and I hope we can find some Republicans who will join us to make it happen.”

But so far, Durbin concedes Democrats don’t have the votes in the senate to pass it, “Not at the moment, I don’t think we do but, uh, we can work on it.”

There has been no clear sign that his campaign for his bill is winning over Republicans in Congress whose support he needs.

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Debby
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Debby

Little Dick Durbin can’t pass a kidney stone. Inept dope. (Thank God)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’d like to see Congress pass the stupid Jobs Bill just to prove, indisputably, that these so-called progressive policies don’t work. Give Obama what he wants; the economy will tank and he’ll have literally nothing left to run on. The incremental damage to the economy from passing the bill would be minor compared to even a small risk of this guy getting re-elected in 2012.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’s the republicans and big oil’s fault. Durbin, put a sock in your stupid mouth.
Gawd….the American people just can’t vote these hacks back into office, they just can’t.
You can’t even muster up the votes from democrats….that makes the democrats the problem, you stupid little man. grrrrrrrrr

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You know times are tough for libs if they can’t even round up the usual RINO suspects.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This bill is a political ploy from the word go. It was never intended to be passed by even obama. The intent was simply for him to say ” I tried to provide those jobs that you so desperately need but the republicans just wouldn’t pass my bill.” . I just hope that the public is made aware of this and don’t fall for this garbage, again.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

You’re absolutely right. It’s obvious he knew this wasn’t a serious proposal. He’s banking on people like my friends who only see video clips on MSM and just kinda figure that’s what’s going on. Unfortunately that is a huge problem is the USA.

'Benjamin Martin'
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'Benjamin Martin'

So the republicants were demonized before the bill even existed yet its on the democrats to get the ball rolling and they cant! See more proof they only act in their best interests not the people. We all know how this will be spun to the uneducated, uninformed, unengaged zombie army… dems drop the ball but its the repubs fault. Wait n see only matter of time
http://SavingtheRepublic.com

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You gotta love Levin calling him Lil dick:-) I laugh when he calls barneys frank and anthonys wiener:-)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The Great One is the best. God Bless levin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David McGlasson
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David McGlasson

Any Republican who’d vote for this foolishness would deserve to be voted out immediately. (That goes for Dems, too, but it’s a different calculation for them.)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

dems are suicidal,the self loathing hate
is now coming home too roost.
THESE FOOLS ARE GETTING SCAREY………

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Abondon ship! Abandon ship! Even Durbin knows it’s just flat wrong.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Yeah, I don’t think his goose is cooked until 2014 though. He’ll attempt to use time as his covert lair. He’ll look downright swashbuckling draped in minority robes of humility though when his prgressive cohort geese get cooked in 2012. His sword a freshly cooked spaghetti noodle. He won’t be so saucy then will hee, hee, hee.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The mental image made me laugh out loud this morning, Thanks for a good way to start the day ! Ah, the proverbial hair shirt.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Heck why not? What’s another half a trillion dollars we don’t have. Keep running up the Chinese credit card and printing more monopoly money. After all they have their wealth amassed already, they have nothing to worry about. It’s the hard working middle class taxpayers that will be hurt badly, not them. Obama thinks he is the likes of Hugo Chavez or Kim Jong-il, the dictator of the US of KKKA. Sorry I was channeling Barry’s mentor Rev. Wright the black liberation theology pastor.

Ozzie
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Ozzie

BS…. it’s political games is all. The longer it’s out there, the longer he [POTUS] can claim that people (Congress- which translates to evil Republicans to the stupid) are stopping his measures to fix the economy and make jobs out of thin air.

Durbin is in IL where Dems control pretty much everything (considering the Chicago vote in a federal election), and he’s one of the biggest lyingest sacks of carp- I don’t trust anything he says.

BSScoop
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BSScoop

Come on, Dims! Sign your death warrant!

BS
DTOM

conservative
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conservative

I’m curious to see if the measure of Democrats in congress refusing to sign this is a start to a “I’m even running against a do-nothing Democrat congress, like I was the first two years of my terms. Independents, it wasn’t my fault-it was theirs.”

johnos69
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johnos69

Anyone with a D next to their name needs to be voted out or the country is finished!

sDee
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sDee

Along with a whole slew of (R)’s who did their fair share to bring us to the brink.

johnos69
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johnos69

That is true. BUT, those R’s that need to be replaced need to be conservative.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Not just the Democrats, but losers like McCain that recently said ” “The Libyan people have inspired the world,” McCain said. “They have turned cynics into supporters.” . We need to dump all democrats whether they have a D or R next to their name.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Much like he turned supporters into cynics.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

Well, if Gov. Perdue gets her way, these folks who are afraid for their positions won’t have to worry- go ahead and pass obama’s tax bill. Why the heck not? It’s not like this bill is gonna create jobs and we all know the rich don’t pay their fair share….

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Can’t you hear the demmycarp mind working overtime? I know, just work with me for a minute. Let your imagination run a little.

“Hey there little demmy senator up for a bootie-booting, huh, campaign contributions? I spent what I’d earmarked for that on new taxes. Sorry!”

sDee
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sDee

I don’t know what a demmycarp is but I get the picture.

Glad to see they gave you your poetic license back Rshill. smile

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Bottom feeders on the left. They take in crap at one end and spew it forth from the same…as well as the other.

Linky11
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Linky11

Looks good on the Turd-in-Chief.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

What a Ninny!

B-Funk
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B-Funk

Score one for common sense!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Unfortunately, common sense did not elect O and too many people listen to him (O) saying that the Repubs are standing in the way of him helping people. This is political maneuvering at its best — if it works. How many are listening to him? We’ll see.

B-Funk
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B-Funk

Perhaps he’ll try, but when it’s his own party blocking it… Well, it’s hard to blame that on the Repubs

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I just wonder if this news is being distributed to his base, that’s all.

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