Skip to comments.Harry Reid: the House is useless; they should just shut up and go home, let the Senate run things
Posted on 09/30/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by ken5050
Sen Majority Leader Harry Reid, at a press conference a short while ago, expanded on his comments that anything the House passes is DOA in the Senate, said that the House might just as well shut up, shut down, go home, and save the country the billions it costs to run it each year. "America would be far better off with a unicameral legislature, just the Senate," Reid said.
Reid went on to say that as soon as someone gets elected to the House, they devote all their attention to getting re-elected, instead of doing the nation's business. Or, trying to figure out how they can elected to the Senate..
"They're always going on and on about 'The People's House.' My ass..I'm sick of hearing that. It's the Senate, and only the Senate that has the time and the experience to carefully debate and consider the crucial issues facing our country."
As he left the podium, Reid was heard telling someone that of course the Republicans would vilify him for his comments, but that wasn't fair, because they weren't partisan. In fact, Reid said, Democrats would love to get rid of the House because that would mean the end of the Congressional Black caucus, the Hispanic caucus, the Progressive caucus,and all the other idiots that manage to get elected to the House as Democrats.
"You have no idea how much easier it would be govern if we didn't have to listen to Nancy Pelosi, or Maxine Waters, or Jim Moran."
When asked what he would like to see done with the House chamber, and all the House office buildings, Reid said that he would support all the movements to create new states...he felt that a Senate of 250 senators would be just perfect..
The house most closely represents the people of America in DC. Hairy Roid is telling the people to shut up and let the house of lords rule at will.
Where is his keeper McConnell. He seems to be missing in action the last few days.
Is McConnell still a leader (in name only)?
LOL, Dingy does have a point there!
Harry Reid - 110 % for a dictatorship of the Democrats over all of the USA.
If there is to be a unicameral legislature, then, to preserve the fiction of “equal representation”, the Senate would have to be the one to shut down.
Nevada or Alaska would have a voice equal to California or New York. Is that proportional representation?
Really, so he just broke his oath to protect and defend the Constitution. He should be impeached or recalled
When was the last budget proposed by the Senate?
For a minute I thought he had actually said this but this appears to be your “opinion”?
His officious, bullshit, unconstitutional attitude is exactly why the democrat party has always been an enemy to the Constitution. The National Socialist Democrat Party of the U.S. has worked for many years to throw out the Constitution and create a dictatorship. Their party should have been outlawed in 1865, its leadership North and South hanged and the rest run out of the country like the royalists after the Revolution. I’d take up arms against the douchbag if they ever tried to do that.
FUBO, FAD, down with the democrat party.
Reid just confirmed that he represents a dicktator.
I wonder if he is forgetting that those 3 are all Democrats?
Satire, yes? Surely, Reid didn’t make these asinine comments.
Unh, did you not detect just a smattering of satire there? There are just some things Harry Reid would NOT do, and one of them is to ever make a public criticism of another (white) Democrat.
Harry airily dismisses black Democrats on a regular basis.
Compared to Reid, Obumbo was a capable Senator. Reid is beginning to make “Senator” Franken look patriotic and almost capable. I’m pretty sure Franken has done less to harm the US than Reid.
The House is the only thing we have to stop the communist bastards that compose the Senate!!!
A long time ago. The senate like our douchbag president can only propose, it is the House that has to originate and pass on budgets and spending bills. That is what makes them mad; the fact that they do not have total control. F’ing democrat $h!tbags.
If the House went home, nobody would be in Washington, as the senate seems to think it can just stay home.
More like receiver...
What a disgusting little twerp! I can’t believe Americans don’t care that the Senate leader is calling for a new system of government. He basically dissed the constitution right there in front of everyone.
Oh my no, I thought this was a straight news story.
I’d like to repeal the 17th amendment so the senators would be put back under the control of the states.
I doubt you could ever get the people to give up their vote for senator but maybe we could get rid of statewide popular votes for senator. Go with an electoral type of system within the states where the senator who wins most districts goes to Washington.
Cruz should suggest to McConnell that if he doesn't get out in front of the RINOs in attacking Dingy, Cruz WILL mop the floor with him.
Somebody needs to light a bonfire under McConnell.
Just shows child predator Reid has never read the Constitution ... the House rules the pocketbook!!!!
It’s fairly dangerous around here not to label satire as satire. Unbelievable how many folks just go right to defcon 1. Just sayin ...
I’d suggest that as a start, each State select one Senator in a popular Election and that the other be selected by and serve at the desecration of the State Legislature.
“They’re always going on and on about ‘The People’s House.’ My ass..I’m sick of hearing that. It’s the Senate, and only the Senate that has the time and the experience to carefully debate and consider the crucial issues facing our country.”
...and there you have it folks if you never knew before you surly know now. The arrogance and disregard for the Constitution of the United States of America in the hands of the Treasonous Harry Reid. What more could we desire from a United States Senator, who hopefully has sunk himself once and for all. Are you listening Nevada?
The actual 0bamaNation is less believable as reality than good Satire.
The house would, except for gerry mandering.
It is harder to gerrymander state boundaries.
In response, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said she, too, favors a unicameral legislature. She elaborated, “When CSPAN2 is covering the proceedings, I never knows which camera to look at.”
That stinking progressive 17th Amendment is the reason so many GOP held states are stuck with Democrat senators. The cities vote them in and the rest of us are screwed.
Could replace both by a system of proxy votes, with proxies being bought and sold on the open market.
That could even be a revenue source, with a tax on proxie payments.
That could and did happen anyways before the 17th Amendment. They were just elected by state politicians then, and state gerrymandering of state legislatures had greater effect.
John McCain just Tweeted that a “unicamel” legislature would make “hump day a national holiday..
Please God, Just strike Harry Reid dead and get him out of our misery. Tonight would be good.
(Well I suppose give him one last chance to be saved and changed before removing him, but please do it all tonight)
discretion rather than desecration?
Spel Czech doesn't always cover fast thumbs.
Did I fall for that crap again. I’d gotten used to honest posts saying what was and wasn’t satire.
Geez Reid, and you think you are the one to do it. Wouldn’t people like to know what you were like in the Gaming Commission back NV? Same old slimy scumbag and as usual you weren’t running a damn thing. Just a butt boy like you are now.
‘Rat State Legislators would likely select desecrator Senators, much like the same State’s peeps do today....
Things in the Country have reached a nadir when ID'ing Satire is difficult.
Sorry, Ken5050. Unannounced satire is not cool. I don’t approve.
I couldn’t agree more. It’s like comparing the Titanic to the Hindenburg.
harry reid shouldn’t be given the attention of the time of day. house should do what house should do and not care a hoot about the taunts.
So one man is obstructing the Democratic process? Holding it hostage?