Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

After GOP Attack, Reid Comes to White House Dinner With a Bitter Taste in His Mouth
Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2005 | Charles Babington

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crybaby; daschled; gop; harryreid; obstructanator; reid; rnc; waaaaaaa
Reid says any SS reform will be DOA, without even looking at the proposal, and then decries the lack of bipartisanship in Washington.  Then he cries about the RNC pointing out his record and he gets all over the news.  This is like the bizzaro world.

You can see the famed document here:

Reid All About It- Who is Harry Reid- (The RNC Document Reid Has Been Crying About All Day)

1 posted on 02/07/2005 10:05:25 PM PST by RWR8189
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

[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.


2 posted on 02/07/2005 10:08:05 PM PST by spinestein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Its Orwellian the way the media will do logical somersaults to support the left.


3 posted on 02/07/2005 10:08:11 PM PST by GeronL (2-7-72 is my birthday, in lieu of gifts, just send me cash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Reid IS a bitter taste in the mouth. So what made him change his mind about Social Security privatization?


4 posted on 02/07/2005 10:09:34 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Reid Comes to White House Dinner With a Bitter Taste in His Mouth

He must be sucking a Hairy Reed....

5 posted on 02/07/2005 10:13:21 PM PST by freebilly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Reid is trying his best to

but those are getting in the way.

6 posted on 02/07/2005 10:14:07 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
“Go cry, on somebody else’s shoulder ...”
7 posted on 02/07/2005 10:14:41 PM PST by dighton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
"Is this how he wants to be a uniter?" Reid asked in his speech.

Yes, Harry. The President is uniting freedom-loving Americans in a common disdain for you and your kind.

8 posted on 02/07/2005 10:15:44 PM PST by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Make no mistake about it, Reid is one of the most able Liars in the Senate!

And that says a lot!


9 posted on 02/07/2005 10:17:46 PM PST by Prost1 (The Democrats hate Emancipation! They cannot control the vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Yeah, he's gonna get a bitter taste in his mouth, all right... from having to eat his words...


10 posted on 02/07/2005 10:20:02 PM PST by mysto ("I am ZOT proof" --- famous last words of a troll.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Go home Harry! Searchlight, Nevada is missing its dim bulb.


11 posted on 02/07/2005 10:20:08 PM PST by inkling
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

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.


12 posted on 02/07/2005 10:22:09 PM PST by CyberAnt (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bonaparte

Exactly!!!!

And .. the dems don't even know what's going on .. LOL!!


13 posted on 02/07/2005 10:23:46 PM PST by CyberAnt (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
... Reid's predecessor, Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.), who lost a bitter race last fall to John Thune (R).

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?

14 posted on 02/07/2005 10:23:46 PM PST by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Didn't Reid say he was OK with SS private accounts when Clinton was in office?


15 posted on 02/07/2005 10:24:17 PM PST by Noachian (We're all one judge away from tyranny.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bonaparte

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.


16 posted on 02/07/2005 10:26:26 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Noachian
"Didn't Reid say he was OK with SS private accounts when Clinton was in office?"

Yes, but that was when CLINTON as for private accounts. Therefore, Reid was for partial privatization before he was against it.

17 posted on 02/07/2005 10:36:54 PM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

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.


18 posted on 02/07/2005 10:37:43 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a weapon of mass disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Reid Comes to White House Dinner With a Bitter Taste in His Mouth

well then.. he has something in common with monica lewinsky i suppose..
19 posted on 02/07/2005 10:39:44 PM PST by wafflehouse (the hell you say!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mcenedo
"What is old Tommy boy up to these days?."

He's making 5 mil per year as a lobbiest. I forget which company hired him though ?

20 posted on 02/07/2005 10:41:30 PM PST by america-rules
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne
I think immaturity explains most of liberalism.
21 posted on 02/07/2005 10:45:44 PM PST by SkymanOH (I am OHIOfor BUSH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Reid is nothing but a partisan hack. I hope the Republicans go after him with gusto. He deserves to be unemployed.


22 posted on 02/07/2005 10:46:13 PM PST by CONGHUNTER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Well good. Reid has left a bitter taste in the mouths of Nevadans for years now. Hideous little man.


23 posted on 02/07/2005 10:50:23 PM PST by ETERNAL WARMING (We have the best politicians corporate money can buy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: inkling

LOL !


24 posted on 02/07/2005 10:51:40 PM PST by investigateworld (Babies= A sure sign He hasn't given up on mankind!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
"Is this how he wants to be a uniter?" Reid asked in his speech.

While Reid is busy trying to play mind-games, maybe someone can ask him if he's yet figured out how Bubba Clinton "felt our pain" in 1992, then never quite relieved our pain in 8 years.

25 posted on 02/07/2005 10:54:03 PM PST by F16Fighter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CONGHUNTER

The Washington version of "Kick the Can" is now known as "BOOT the Liberal" !


26 posted on 02/07/2005 10:58:36 PM PST by Republic Rocker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
You can really learn a lot about a man by the way he reacts to criticism. The left has said just about every vile thing in the book about George W. Bush. Never once in 4 years have I ever heard Bush whine or complain about being treated badly.

I know that were I in Bush's position I would have kicked Michael "Pig Boy" Moore's family jewels up around his filthy neck. As for Teddy "Lady Killer" Kennedy, I would have sent him post haste to rehab at Gitmo. Dan "the Forger" Rather would be in a jail cell with a 500 pound pervert as a cell-mate.

Comes now that whiney-ass Harry Reid crying like a little sissy because the RNC accurately quotes his record and he can't take it. What a candy-ass crypto-metrosexual. Ever notice what a bunch of nellies democrat males are?

27 posted on 02/07/2005 11:42:55 PM PST by Che Chihuahua (Liberals are by nature bovine byproducts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Mr. President, I call upon you to repudiate this document, to tell the Republican National Committee, 'Don't mail it.'

This is a flashback of John and John's constant refrain during the election. Reid must have sKerry's speechwriters.

28 posted on 02/08/2005 1:35:33 AM PST by Ruth A.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Reid says any SS reform will be DOA, without even looking at the proposal, and then decries the lack of bipartisanship in Washington. Then he cries about the RNC pointing out his record and he gets all over the news. This is like the bizzaro world.

Worth repeating.

29 posted on 02/08/2005 3:38:16 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Probably already said a million times, but - - -

When the truth about a liberal is published (i.e. quoting his own statements), this is an Republican Attack.

When half-truths and outright lies are published about a conservative, this is fair and honest reporting.


30 posted on 02/08/2005 3:53:23 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Life is sexually transmitted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: An.American.Expatriate
In his column, also in today's Wash Times..Mark Steyn says that "Harry REid makes Tome Daschle look more like Reese Witherspoon.."

Steyn just continues to amaze..

31 posted on 02/08/2005 3:57:17 AM PST by ken5050
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Poor old Reid didn't read the warning sticker on the boomerang before he chucked it at President Bush. Maybe he should sue himself...


32 posted on 02/08/2005 3:57:29 AM PST by Puddleglum (Thank God the Boston blowhard lost)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spinestein

And why exactly was Daschle-Thune "A bitter race"? Bitter for whom? Maybe for the press. It was pretty sweet for me. They never called Thune-Johnson "a bitter race."


33 posted on 02/08/2005 4:35:19 AM PST by speedy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

What a terrible record Reid has!!


34 posted on 02/08/2005 4:35:41 AM PST by marvlus (t)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Harry Reid is the new Tommy Daschle.

35 posted on 02/08/2005 4:38:57 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Yes, I was JohnFKerrySucks, but it's time to move on. Pillory Hillary!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Go RNC! For years the Republicans tried to be nice to these nasty liars and got stabbed in the back for the effort. Now this little pig-eyed pipsqueak can't take it when his own voting record is publicized. The truth hurts Democrats, and they scream like stuck pigs when they get outed. That's when the RNC ought to re-double its attack. Maybe some Republican in Nevada will be stirred to run against Reid now.
If the Dems were smart...no danger of that...they'd let Nancy "The Shrunken Head" Pelosi do the attacking. She is totally safe because of the clueless Californians.


36 posted on 02/08/2005 4:42:34 AM PST by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Listen up Reid, Boxer, Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry and the rest of you hearing impaired Dem butts with your camp followers of whiners and moaners, Bush ain't gonna kiss your rearends so get over it, get a life and pay attention!


37 posted on 02/08/2005 4:50:50 AM PST by VOYAGER
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

If Reid is ashamed of his voting record and his statements perhaps he should change course.


38 posted on 02/08/2005 6:56:36 AM PST by 1Old Pro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Che Chihuahua
Comes now that whiney-ass Harry Reid crying like a little sissy because the RNC accurately quotes his record and he can't take it.

Just par for the course...............


39 posted on 02/08/2005 7:04:52 AM PST by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189

Why didn't he just stay home?


40 posted on 02/08/2005 7:06:38 AM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1Old Pro

Here's an example of Democratic bipartisanship:

2/7/2005 10:44:00 AM





To: National Desk

Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the $2.5 trillion Fiscal Year 2006 Budget submitted to Congress by President Bush this morning:

"The President's budget is a hoax on the American people. The two issues that dominated the President's State of the Union Address -- Iraq and Social Security -- are nowhere to be found in this budget. We know that the cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost billions this year, but those costs are not accounted for in this budget. Independent experts estimate the President's proposal to privatize Social Security will cost trillions in coming decades, but it is not accounted for here.

"Further, the budget should be a statement of our national values, but this budget is an assault on our values. It is an American value to guarantee our national security, but the President's budget cuts funding for first-responders and forces veterans to pay more for the health care they have earned. It is an American value to promote safe communities, but the President's budget slashes community policing initiatives. It is an American value to promote opportunity, but the President's budget eliminates 48 education initiatives and slashes funding for health care. Finally, it is an American value to promote accountability, but President Bush's budget is deeply and dangerously lacking in fiscal discipline. It does nothing to address the record deficit of $427 billion.

"The President wants to take credit for the courage to cut programs, yet he does not have the courage to admit his tax cuts for millionaires were a mistake. The cost of making his tax cuts permanent will be $2 trillion in additional debt passed on to future generations. The President's fiscal recklessness is a tax on the future.

"The President's budget is fiscally irresponsible, morally irresponsible, and a failure of leadership. Democrats insist upon fiscal discipline with budgets that pay as you go, and over the coming months, we will fight for a budget that reflects the values of America's middle class: national security, prosperity, opportunity, fairness, community, and accountability."

http://www.usnewswire.com/


41 posted on 02/08/2005 7:09:11 AM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: spinestein

RTOFL.. meanwhile these two-faced jerkoffs have been saying "you should be bipartisan" while in the same sentance calling BUSH a lying, shady, crooked, moron who willingly wants people dead.

Its like the Dimpcraps running those lame race-baiting commercials on Monday and then on Tuesday 'chiding' BUSH for 'race baiting'.


42 posted on 02/08/2005 7:09:46 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RWR8189
Democrats have raised psychosis to an art form. Primitive projection is the psychological basis of democrat party tactics:

Accuse others of your EXACT offensive behavior.

Keep in total denial of this, aided by democrat party control of the mass media.

Whine endlessly at your delusionally perceived harm.

43 posted on 02/08/2005 7:12:10 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Well, the W. Compost IS the house organ of the Democrat Party, so what do you expect.....?


44 posted on 02/08/2005 7:38:37 AM PST by expatpat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: inkling

LOL!


45 posted on 02/08/2005 7:42:24 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne
You called it, Judith Anne! Reid can dish it out but can't take it. When the Republicans start raking him over the coals, he runs to mommy and plays the victim.

"Mommy, he's teasing me! Make him stop!"

Little does he realize that he looks like just another whiney girly-man.

46 posted on 02/08/2005 10:13:17 AM PST by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson