There is more hyperbole in the Senate than there are GRAINS OF SAND IN THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN UNIVERSE. But sometimes it goes beyond ridiculous exaggeration and achieves “blatantly offensive.” Something known to happen especially in the case of one Dick Durbin, dramatist and self-regard enthusiast.
Here, Durbin is discussing the dumb Democrat plan to eradicate the filibuster and achieve ultimate power (for a while, until they aren’t the majority) and rather than realizing his shortsightnedness, he ups the debate about a hundred notches from its already absurdly high level of rhetoric and invokes the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices at one of history’s most significant military actions: D-Day.
Really, Dick? Tyranny? Running straight into enemy fire? PRESERVE DEMOCRACY?
It is better, folks, to not invoke Hitler or the troops or dying in battle or, you know, any MAXIMUM MOMENT when you’re talking about something like senate procedures. You can’t go around claiming you want to “cool” the “rhetoric” and be “bipartisan” when you’re assigning people to the roles of Nazi and Liberator in your little Risk-inspired passion play. Okay?