Skip to comments.Reid 'really frightened' over potential for government shutdown
Posted on 09/12/2013 10:54:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he is scared of a possible government shutdown after meeting with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Thursday morning.
Im really frightened, he told reporters after a press conference to discuss the morning meeting he had with Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
I think theyre looking like the House is having trouble controlling themselves, he said.
Earlier in the day, Reid declared that the lower chamber had been taken over by anarchists after an energy efficiency bill stalled on the Senate floor.
Were diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over, he said. Theyve taken over the House and now theyve taken over the Senate.
Reid on Thursday delivered a blunt message to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio): he will not delay the 2010 Affordable Care Act in exchange for keeping the government open past the end of the month.
Reid also made clear he will not grant Republicans any concessions in order to pass legislation to raise the debt limit.
Reid told reporters that he will strip out any language defunding or delaying the new healthcare law included in House-passed legislation funding government beyond Sept. 30.
Go to something else, get away from ObamaCare. Send us something else, he said.
He plans to pass a clean stopgap spending measure to keep the government open through years end.
Reid characterized Thursday mornings bicameral leadership meeting as cordial and said he offered to help Boehner circumvent Tea Party-affiliated conservatives who are threatening a government shutdown.
I said to him, What can I do to help?, Reid said. It was not a yelling-at-each-other meeting. It was a very nice meeting we had. Hey listen, I like John Boehner.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the third-ranking Senate Democratic leader, predicted House Republican leaders will fold before allowing the government to shut down.
I still think at the last minute theyll have to blink, said Schumer.
The fact that Boehner came up with his sort-of concoction shows that he knows that a government shutdown plays badly for him, he added, referring to the stop-gap spending measure House GOP leaders presented to their colleagues on Tuesday.
Should he go forward and let the Tea Party win on the government shutdown, then everyone will come down on him and say, Whyd you allow them to do it?.
Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee and fourth-ranking member of the Democratic leadership, would not let Republicans use a possible shutdown or the soon-to-expire debt limit as negotiating leverage to halt ObamaCare.
I hope he realizes that Democrats are not delaying ObamaCare, that we certainly arent negotiating over the debt limit and its insane to play partisan games with our nations economy, she said, referring to Boehner.
I said to him, What can I do to help?, Reid said.
What a guy Reid is to help Boehner undermine the conservatives, as if Boehner needed any.
Blah blah...he doesn’t really care. What he steals and receives from his corrupt activities aren’t dependent on a fricking budget. Give me a break.
“The fact that Boehner came up with his sort-of concoction shows that he knows that a government shutdown plays badly for him, he added, referring to the stop-gap spending measure House GOP leaders presented to their colleagues on Tuesday.”
No, what plays badly for Boehner is if he does nothing about this. Actually, as far as I am concerned, Boehner is done as a congressman.
the only think that frightens him is the prospect that he might not be able to continue delving into the goody chest once the Senate goes red
Harry ‘War is Lost’ Reid... Afraid? Say it isn’t so... Oh no .... WE ARE DOOMED! /sarc
I am kinda looking forward to a “government shutdown.”
Too bad it wouldn’t include docking the pay of all the scumbags and their staffs.
“Harry War is Lost Reid.”
WOW Id forgotten that little bit of history!
Ødrama has taken such a central point of attention with all his evil antics that other perhaps only lightly less absurd have faded from ramdom access memory!
Harrys too bent to be afraid!
A government shutdown wouldn’t affect any of us who work. And I can get stamps at the supermarket.
FUFUFUFUFUFUFU AND YOUR MOMMA REID. I AM TIRED OF YOU CALLING US NAMES... YOU ARE A S*!T EATING FAGOT MARXIST WHO WORSHIPS SATAN AND FELATES OBAMA.
What's not for a scumbag Democrat to like about Boehner?
Shut it down and let’s see how bad it gets for the dependent folks. I, will get through just dandy. Do it!
Somebody throw him a fish. He stays quiet that way.
Harry and Boner. When you threaten to shut down the government you better look at the people. They are cheering.
Harry Reid (D-Nev.) needs to be frightened. He needs to live in deep fear, of losing control, of losing political power, terror at having to go home in shame as a has-been, and seeing the bloated and inefficient government edifices he helped create crumble and fall, leaving everyone except him and his peers happier, more prosperous, and comfortable with their individual liberty.
Nobody has proposed shutting down the government, that threat only comes from Obama/Reid.
Harry ...Harry, Bo... Bo
All This Spendings
Got to go!!
They should implement a true government shutdown then.
No one or no group is "exempted."
Watch as Social Security checks/ATM Direct deposits are not sent out, and Medicare payments to medical providers suddenly cease.
Then you will see so-called "Libertarians" and "Conservatives" play the hypocrite.
People who dont believe in government and thats what the Tea Party is all about are winning, and thats a shame.
This is all you need to know about Harry.
Why would anybody “believe in government”?
Well....except for the people who live off of the handouts, rather than make any attempt to take care of themselves.
Sure. Next thing you know, Boner and Cantor will be hurling bombs around the place.
I dunno, Harry, somehow, that seems unlikely to me.
I did not realize the Government was up and running!
Since we lack anyone with leadership ability I thought it was just sliding along under its own weight!
How about, "Drop dead, Harry...."
Harry, All you have to do is to pass the House bill funding the whole government with the exception of ObamaCare, a program that is failing on every front and demanding to be de-funded.
See how easy that is!
Boehner has one simple question to answer:
Did he have more fun on election night 2010 when, with huge Conservative and TEA Party support, the Republicans roared to victory or did he have more fun on election nights 2006, 2008 and 2012 when Republicans meowed and got their asses handed to them?
Which will Boehner try and duplicate, the Roar or the meow?
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