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Reid: Republicans Helped Russia Annex Crimea

From an approving Associated Press:

Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea

By BRADLEY KLAPPER | March 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in a surprisingly sharp attack ahead of a test vote on a bill authorizing more U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

Did one of his imaginary friends tell him this, too? But it probably isn’t in good taste to mock a man who has clearly become mentally unbalanced. But what does it say about the Senate Democrats? They elected him to be their leader. And they have not done anything to try to rein him in.

By the way, the AP has subsequently changed their headline to: ‘Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances.’

He urged Republicans to consider "how their obstruction affects United States’ national security as well as the people of Ukraine" and said their delay of any congressional action "sent a dangerous message to Russian leaders." …

But Obama’s cutting our military to pre-WWII levels does not.

"Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said. "It’s impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice."

You know, like we did when we responded to Saddam Hussein’s aggression. (For example, when Harry Reid pronounced: "This war is lost.")

Reid’s charge comes despite widespread support among Republicans and Democrats in Congress for providing Ukraine with much-needed economic assistance and hitting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government with sanctions.

In other words, even the AP has to admit that Reid’s comments have nothing to do with reality.

And GOP Senate aides noted the House has passed different legislation, meaning the Senate bill could not have become law before recess anyhow. They blamed Reid and Democrats for blocking the Senate from taking up the House legislation…

Oh, never mind such petty details.

Republicans have long spurned the administration’s attempt to ratify the IMF changes, saying they’d increase the exposure of U.S. taxpayers in foreign bailouts managed by the fund. Making the shift now, opponents such as Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio argue, would also marginally increase Russia’s voting power over the fund’s finances…

So these changes to the IMF would reward Putin. Now we understand why they are so important to Reid. After all, Putin is a fellow thug, who also suffers from ‘short-man complex.’

"Republicans objected to moving forward with this aid package unless Democrats agreed to allow the Kochs and billionaires like them to continue to anonymously spend millions trying to buy America’s democracy," Reid said. "It’s hard to believe. But that’s the truth."

Ah, the Koch Brothers rear their ugly heads. — It seems like only last week, that ‘Pinky’ Reid was blaming them for the Ukraine crisis.

From The Hill:

Reid blames Ukraine standoff on Kochs

By Alexander Bolton | March 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday accused Republicans of holding up crucial assistance to Ukraine in order to protect the Koch brothers.

Reid tied the billionaires David and Charles Koch, who have bankrolled conservative causes, to GOP demands that language delaying the Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of nonprofit political advocacy groups be added to the Ukraine package.

Some conservative Republicans want the IRS language added if the bill is also to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund backed by the White House.

Reid has been on the warpath against the Koch brothers, with barely a day passing that doesn’t include an attack on them.

“It’s hard for me to comprehend how with a clear conscience they could say, ‘Ukrainians, we probably can’t help you because we’re trying to protect the Koch brothers,’” he said on Thursday. “And not only that, they’re saying to the American people that protecting the Koch brothers is more important than helping our country.” …

But Harry Reid is not insane. No way. And he isn’t a pathological liar, either.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Reid: Republicans Helped Russia Annex Crimea”

  1. Petronius says:

    There is a fine line between obsessive hatred and madness.

    If it wasn’t for his sadism Harry Reid wouldn’t have any mind at all.

    For why else does he continue to beat the Republican dead horse?

    Liberalism really is a mental disorder.

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