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NV Dem: Reid’s Done, We’re Intercoursed

Some trouble in the Democrats’ paradise, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun:

Titus braves remark’s fallout

Nevadan’s frank words misconstrued, she assures Sen. Reid in telephone call

By Lisa Mascaro

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

Washington — When word got out that Democratic Rep. Dina Titus had said in a closed-door meeting that she thought Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s career is “done” — and dropped an F-bomb in the process — the Nevadans quickly got on the phone to each other

When word of Titus’ remarks got out, she and the senator got on the phone Tuesday night, and the senator was not pleased. Within hours Politico would post a story quoting comments Titus made about the majority leader’s electoral chances during a closed-door meeting of House Democratic freshmen. “Reid is done; he’s going to lose,” Titus said, according to Politico.

Reid asked Titus: “How could you say that?”

The conversation was short. Titus insisted her quotes were misconstrued, taken out of context.

That’s what they always say. At least, that’s what Democrats always say.

But note that she did not deny these quotes.

What Titus recalled saying at a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and freshman Democrats following the Republican victory in Massachusetts, went more like this:

“I said, ‘If we don’t get the message, we’re [f**ked],” Titus said Wednesday. “I said, ‘That’s everybody. Half of us in this room could be gone. You could lose the majority. Harry Reid could lose. The president may not get a second term unless we get a handle on this.’ That’s what I said.”

Reid accepted Titus’ explanation and on Wednesday, several House Democrats backed up Titus’ recollection of events

But the frank talk is sure to add a new dimension to the Reid-Titus relationship and introduce Washington to the freshman congresswoman who dared to drop the F-word on Pelosi.

“Dina didn’t say anything that all of us weren’t thinking,” said Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly, president of the freshman class. Connolly called her a “gutsy lady.”

Freshmen Democrats meet every Wednesday with Pelosi and had gathered during the glum morning hours after the Republican victory in Massachusetts. Pelosi went around the room asking the first-term Democrats what they thought of the results.

As she did, one person who was not present but had been told of the meeting said the freshmen were restrained in their criticisms. Titus, however, was fuming.

Tuesday, as voters in Massachusetts were casting ballots to turn the seat held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy over to Republican Scott Brown, House leadership called a meeting to discuss the minutiae of changes considered to the health care bills. Titus thought Democrats were in “self-denial” about what was happening at the polls.

When it was Titus’ turn to speak, she let it rip — right there amid the doughnuts and muffins.

First there was silence. Then nervous laughter. The person who was not in the room said Titus got a standing ovation, but those who were present said the approval did not go that far. (In fact, Titus never rose from her seat to speak.)

Pelosi expressed surprise at such language coming from the Nevadan. Titus apologized to the speaker for swearing…

Titus explained Wednesday that she wanted to bring the concerns of her Southern Nevada district — joblessness and foreclosures — to the fore. She does not apologize for the foul language.

“You can’t pussyfoot around,” Titus said. “I was expressing their frustrations in kind of the boldest, simplest, strongest way I could to get the speaker’s attention.”

Titus faces a potentially difficult re-election this fall as voters have soured on Democrats. She won with less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2008 Democratic sweep in a district where independent voters have played a decisive role. November’s election will surely prove more trying

Even the lowliest Democrat is beginning to see the writing on the wall.

They want to hold on to their phony-baloney jobs.

Where else could they make this kind of money for doing worse than nothing?

(Thanks to NickB for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 28th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “NV Dem: Reid’s Done, We’re Intercoursed”

  1. NickB says:

    You’re welcome for the heads-up!

    Obama doubled-down on his far left agenda, turning his head on an opportunity to move to the center and the bipartisanship that he facetiously claims to want, while doing the exact opposite for the past year. Obama ran as though he would govern from the center, and anyone with half a brain knew he’d go straight to the far left, which is what he and his party now stand for; Radical Extremism.

    Dina Titus et all do see the writing on the wall, and are scrambling for political cover, but Obama wants them to hoist themselves upon their own petard and sacrifice themselves for him, The One, and his Socialist agenda. She’s right. Half of them could very well be gone, not only in that room, but actually lose their huge majority. Losing the Senate is a very real possibility.

    The people have spoken in Massachusetts, and again it has fallen on deaf ears, not only on Capitol Hill, but in the West Wing and Oval office.

    It will be wonderful to watch the Left get swept out with a large broom brushed swiftly and decisively by the American People in November.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “Obama doubled-down on his far left agenda”

      This is exactly what I expected and hoped for. It will hasten the move inside the populace away from his royal pain-in-the-ass majesty. His own arrogance and that of the party, uh, “leaders” will serve as lubricant for the rails that we run them out of town upon.

      Any “move to the center” is anathema to him and his kind. He doesn’t know how that works anyway. And, as you and I both know, it would be an even more grandiose lie than the ones he’s already telling.

  2. proreason says:

    Every single seat in Congress is up for grabs, except the Senate seats that aren’t contested this year.

    Michael Barone is already saying it’s more like 1974 than 1994.

    Last night’s reiteration of the idiot’s campaign promises will only fuel the fire. I’ve been giving him too much credit.

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    Exactly, Steve!

    “They want to hold on to their phony-baloney jobs.”

    “Where else could they make this kind of money for doing worse than nothing?”

    These “public servants” .. yeah right! Show me ONE that has the genuine spirit of “public service” remotely comparitive to men like Washington, Jefferson, etc and I’ll eat my hat. Disgusting pukes the bigger batch of ’em!

  4. tranquil.night says:

    Yeah word is the Freshmen have known what’s up since the Town Halls last Summer. The kabuki theatre strategy was enough to get Parker Griffith to jump ship early. Bam still wants a Health Care deal but won’t get any bipartisan line-crossing without scrapping what’s already passed.. so he seems to be ready to take up reconciliation instead. I bet a lot of Dems are asking themselves some pretty big – ideological – questions right now.

  5. Tater Salad says:

    How simple to understand. You are “done” Senator Reid. Here lies the true problem with these type of people. Just like Obama Reid, even Bush in his final year, they are really not in touch with the actual people in the heartland of America. They have spent to much time in Washington and not enough time “listening” on what is going on in the country. They get reports and news but from “within”.

  6. canary says:

    Reid says “F- word You” to Americans, using his middle-finger. Go to 2:25 in video America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrats


  7. crosspatch says:

    “They want to hold on to their phony-baloney jobs. ”

    Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

  8. Rip Cord says:

    As John Edwards and Bill Clinton would say, ” We LOVE intercourse!”

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