Bill Kristol offers this alternative to the censure option. Rather than censure him, make noise about defrocking him of his leadership. A nice idea, and his logic is excellent. My only concern is that they'll actually do that.
If Durbin remains in the leadership it will daily confirm what I and many others believe to be a radical leftist agenda pervading the Democratic party. If he steps down, the Dems can put that perception to bed. And I'd rather like to have them wear their record openly.
The Democrats have largely concealed the fact that they are soft on America's enemies and anti-military, and only since early 2001 have they really began peeling off the veneer which they worked so hard to establish since the 1980s. They should be proud of who they are and show it to America openly. Unless for some reason they think that being honest with Americans would cost them votes, seats, and thereby power.
Keep Durbin where he is, let him speak like the fool he is, and we'll criticize him. Then make him the poster boy for 2006 and 2008. They guy whom the Dems would not remove fromt heir leadership. Because they agreed with him.