Skip to comments.After GOP Attack, Reid Comes to White House Dinner With a Bitter Taste in His Mouth
Posted on 02/07/2005 10:05:25 PM PST by RWR8189
It's safe to assume that the mood at the White House dinner table last night was a bit more tense than usual. A few hours before dining with President Bush and a handful of others, Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) took the Senate floor to rebuke the president and his political party for a 13-page mass-mail attack on Reid, authored by the Republican National Committee.
"Is this how he wants to be a uniter?" Reid asked in his speech. The RNC, he said, "is his committee," so how can Bush call for bipartisanship one minute and then "send out scurrilous letters saying that I'm a bad guy? In great detail. I mean, is President George Bush a man of his word? . . . Mr. President, I call upon you to repudiate this document, to tell the Republican National Committee, 'Don't mail it.'
The RNC document, first reported by Roll Call, is headlined "Reid All About It," and contains a list of complaints about Reid's voting record and statements about judges, Social Security, taxes and other topics. It says Reid is "out of touch with mainstream America," has an "extreme environmental record" and is a "Scrooge in senator's clothing." The language echoes GOP attacks on Reid's predecessor, Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.), who lost a bitter race last fall to John Thune (R).
RNC spokesman Brian Jones said his committee is sending the newsletter to about a million activists, journalists and others. "Harry Reid's record speaks for itself," he said in an interview. White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said: "The president has been reaching out to Republicans and Democrats alike, and he looks forward to continuing to do so."
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You can see the famed document here:
[It says Reid is "out of touch with mainstream America," has an "extreme environmental record" and is a "Scrooge in senator's clothing." The language echoes GOP attacks on Reid's predecessor, Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.), who lost a bitter race last fall to John Thune (R).]...["Harry Reid's record speaks for itself,"]
The truth hurts.
Its Orwellian the way the media will do logical somersaults to support the left.
Reid IS a bitter taste in the mouth. So what made him change his mind about Social Security privatization?
He must be sucking a Hairy Reed....
but those are getting in the way.
Yes, Harry. The President is uniting freedom-loving Americans in a common disdain for you and your kind.
Make no mistake about it, Reid is one of the most able Liars in the Senate!
And that says a lot!
Yeah, he's gonna get a bitter taste in his mouth, all right... from having to eat his words...
Go home Harry! Searchlight, Nevada is missing its dim bulb.
IT'S CALLED: HARD BALL!!
And .. this President knows how to play it .. and he's better at it than the dems are - and they hate it!!
Looks like I have to write another letter to the repub senators and tell them to get with the program .. letter is in progress.
And .. the dems don't even know what's going on .. LOL!!
I can not remember Daschle ever being referred to as Thomas A. (SD). The next thing you know the Compost will be reminding us he was Dem Thomas A.
What is old Tommy boy up to these days?.
How come he isn't in the running to be DNC Chair?
Didn't Reid say he was OK with SS private accounts when Clinton was in office?
This is the Republicans saying to the vicious Reid, "Well, if you don't WANT to work with us, we can live with that. The question is, can you?"
If Reid's feelings are hurt by everyone knowing the truth about him, then he has an excessive need for approval. At his age and station, that suggests immaturity, not a trait which will help him function as even a putative leader.
Yes, but that was when CLINTON as for private accounts. Therefore, Reid was for partial privatization before he was against it.
Reid is the poster girly boy for vile mouth lib bullies.
It is okay for him to say anything about our president, vice president and military.
However, the moment the Republicans itemize what an incredible a$$hole he is and go public with his reality, that isn't fair.
Get used to it Reid. Just remember where the Da$$hole is today.
He's making 5 mil per year as a lobbiest. I forget which company hired him though ?
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