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Boss Reid: GOP Obstructionists On Steroids

From a cheering Politico:

Reid: GOP ‘obstructionism on steroids’


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in no mood to make nice with Republicans.

The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday accused Republicans — three times — of “obstruction on steroids," which he blamed for Congress’s rock-bottom approval ratings this year.

“I would hope that they understand that everything doesn’t have to be a fight,” Reid said of the GOP on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Legislation is an art of working together

Which we certainly saw when the Democrats were in control of both houses of Congress and literally locked out Republicans from the legislative process.

And we certainly saw this attitude at work when the Democrats rammed through Obama-Care via ‘reconciliation,’ in violation of all of their rules.

[A]nd I hope that the tea party [sic] doesn’t have the influence this year that they had in the previous year.”

The Nevada senator said he hoped Republicans have “learned a lesson,” noting the fight that House Republicans put up in the payroll tax holiday debate in December was a “disaster” for them politically.

Apparently, ‘Boss Reid’ and the rest of the Democrats did not learn the lesson of November 2010. Or does he think that the unions will be able to steal every election come next November like they stole his?

And President Barack Obama isn’t to blame for the gridlock in Washington, Reid said.

Not totally. Reid has done his share of obstructing. According to the Washington Post, the Senate has blocked more than 20 job creating bills that were passed by a bi-partisan vote in the House.

And, lest we forget, Reid and his fellow Democrats in Congress have failed to even offer up a budget for nearly a thousand days – almost three years.

“To the president’s credit, for two and a half years, [he] bent over backwards to develop bipartisanship,” Reid said. “He had people down at the White House. He came to Capitol Hill. No one can ever criticize for not reaching out to Republicans because he has done that.”

Which just shows that Reid is so out of touch with reality he should not be in any position of real power.

Reid said he hoped for a more productive year focused on creating policies to boost the economy, and outlined three major pieces of legislation that the Senate will take up once it returns Jan. 23: the surface transportation bill, reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Protect IP Act.

Yes, at this momentous time in our nation’s history those are surely the three most important issues that need to be addressed. They could change everything!

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 16th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Boss Reid: GOP Obstructionists On Steroids”

  1. Astravogel says:

    We had a saying out here in the country,
    that someone may not be a liar, but “He
    has to get someone to call his dogs for
    him.” Wonder how Mr. Ried does this.

  2. wirenut says:

    This guy gives pot-lickers a bad taste in their mouths. If not for the unions, this moron would still be contemplating the concept of a rubberband. Brown paper sacks are above his pay grade, unless it’s filled with union dollars.

  3. River0 says:

    Considering how much damage they’re capable of doing, it’s probably a blessing that they’re not doing much. When conservatives get the Senate back, then we can grouse about their inaction… if and when we get back the Senate and White House.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    Sen. Reid is senility on steroids.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    They will lie to you ALL DAY LONG! Everything out of a democrat’s mouth, their lapdog media, their lapdog “clergymen” their Hollywood mouthpieces, Saturday Night Live, all of them, are absolute liars.

    I watched CNN and they had on yet ANOTHER black “reverend” who could find no fault with Obama nearing MLK day. Imagine that. In fact, these people, collectively, have to be the most racist, sexist, immoral people in all of society.
    If by chance you are watching any news channel and they have on any democrat what-so-ever, —it’s just an assault on the mind and senses, these people are truly evil. They have no mind for fairness, truth, or honest debate, just whatever furthers the democrat party and their voters, it has absolutely nothing to do with anything else….just god-awful people…

  6. JohnMG says:

    “…..[A]nd I hope that the tea party [sic] doesn’t have the influence this year that they had in the previous year.”

    That’s the only thing he said in the transcript above that was the truth. And not for the reason he would have you believe, for if they do, he will lose his job. In any event, if Obama gets turned out to pasture, Reid will have to have his lips surgically removed from Obie’s ass before January 20th. Anybody want to bet that if the Senate flips in November, this twink will retire at the end of his current term–maybe before?

    What a disgusting little dweeb. I’ll bet the other kids used to kick his ass and steal his lunch money when he was in grade school. Whimpering, simpering little moron!

  7. GetBackJack says:

    I consider my elected representative to Congress to have one job and one job only …

    … to be my champion in Washington shooting down any of the other State’s representatives who are working to annul, water down or otherwise erase my Constitutional rights as enumerated clearly in our founding organic documents. That’s the one job my representative has – to go to war against the other 534, or, 99 elected federal representatives when they try to do that which is beyond the scope of the election and our Constitution.

    We do not send them to Washington to get money, contracts, gelt, kum-shaw, grease, favors or to borrow mind boggling sums off the backs of citizens who did not agree to be ridden like cheap disposable mules. We send them to Washington to keep the other representatives from effing us over.

    In this, I am proud Reid considers the Republicans to have been obstructionists.

    That’s their damn job.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yes, the point is that Reid uses the word “obstructionist” like it’s a bad thing. It is working exactly as intended and designed by the founding members in congreff, 1776 and later in 1787/88. They knew that government must not have a fast path to making things happen without due debate, process and the trappings of slowing things down to let cooler heads prevail.

      Notice the “legislation” that democrats want passed and using the “crisis” method to do it all. Yet, each and every time, the resultant has been something that if achieved through proper governmental means, would have slowed to a pace where people who needed to would catch on and stop it. The best, most primo example is the healthcare debacle. Passed in the middle of the night with republicans locked out of the room. If the founding fathers were alive to see that, they would see blood, there’s no doubt.

      Our system has been gerrymandered by criminal miscreants who not only don’t know what fair and compromise are, they don’t care, either.

  8. proreason says:

    Harry Reid makes you appreciate the Black Caucus

  9. yadayada says:

    someone once said democracy was 2 wolves and 1 sheep voting on what to have for dinner………

    bipartisanship is one wolf and one sheep “compromising” on what to have for dinner.

    there isn’t one conservative in the world who wants bipartisanship with a single one of these $#!+sticks

    keep your hope and change – give me a pitchfork and torch

  10. Rusty Shackleford says:

    If you’ve ever watched the sci-fi series Farscape, you would see that Harry Reid is the uber-villain known as Scorpius.


  11. tranquil.night says:

    Don’t let this man out onto crowded streets alone, especially with an iPood. The inattentional blindness risk is at dangerously delirious levels.

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