Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More on our rubber stamps



As we mentioned last evening, Democrat Tammy Duckworth loves to repeat the phrase "rubber stamp" when referring to her Republican opponent in the 6th Congressional District, Peter Roskam.

But how do Tammy's biggest supporters among Illinois Democrats compare? According to the Hill Monitor (via Marathon Pundit), U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel epitomize Ms. Duckworth's prize phrase.

Durbin and Obama rate #3 and #4 most partisan Democrats in the Senate and Emanuel is at #58 among Democratic congressmen.

You'll rarely if ever see the Illinois media referring to Durbin, Obama or Emanuel as "liberal" or "partisan." If we had Republican senators with that kind of rating, do you think the media would refrain from calling them "conservative?"

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