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Democrat Reid elected Senate majority leader
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Posted on 11/14/2006 8:11:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Democrat Reid elected Senate majority leader

10 minutes ago

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), a moderate Nevada Democrat, was elected by colleagues on Tuesday as U.S. Senate majority leader for the 110th Congress that will convene in January.

Reid, like most fellow Democrats, favors a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, a major issue in last week's elections that saw Democrats win control of the Senate and House of Representatives from President George W. Bush's Republicans.

Reid has served the past two years as Senate minority leader. He replaced Tom Daschle, who was ousted by voters in his home state of South Dakota in 2004 after being denounced as "the chief obstructionist" to Bush's conservative agenda.

Democrats also elected Dick Durbin of Illinois as assistant Senate majority leader. He has been Senate assistant minority leader since January 2005.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dinghyharry; notnews; slimeballreid; sorrybassnonleader
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moderate?
1 posted on 11/14/2006 8:11:58 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Dirty Harry????


2 posted on 11/14/2006 8:12:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

For the MSM almost all Dems are moderates and almost all Republicans are extremists.


3 posted on 11/14/2006 8:13:29 AM PST by tdewey10 (Can we please take out iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: AppyPappy

well, at least dingy harry is pro-second amendment..and has fought gun laws in the past....at least that is...something.


4 posted on 11/14/2006 8:13:44 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Sub-Driver

Senator "Land Deal" Ried, Majority Leader.


5 posted on 11/14/2006 8:13:44 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now it's time to indict him.


6 posted on 11/14/2006 8:13:59 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought he was going down for illegal land deals.
I guess some animals are more equal then others.


7 posted on 11/14/2006 8:14:16 AM PST by winodog
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To: Sub-Driver

a moderate wouldn't brag about killing the Patriot Act, among his other transgressions.

An extremist partisan liberal WOULD


8 posted on 11/14/2006 8:14:44 AM PST by sappy
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To: Sub-Driver

9 posted on 11/14/2006 8:15:04 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver
moderate?

Great!

Now I'm sure than MJ Reid will remind the American public about the values that his Blue Dog Demos ran on...that enabled him to become MJ..
conservative values.

10 posted on 11/14/2006 8:15:43 AM PST by evad
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To: AppyPappy

Harry "The Body" Reid


11 posted on 11/14/2006 8:16:33 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Sub-Driver

'scuse me?
Nobody takes office until january...
the dimwits do not have a 'majority' yet.


12 posted on 11/14/2006 8:16:43 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Brilliant

I agree... Bring it on... I'm hungering for some political 'bloodsport'. What's good for the goose must also by definition be good for the, um, Demo/Commie, huh...


13 posted on 11/14/2006 8:16:48 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Brilliant

This is the start of Pelosi's "most ethical congress."

Soon, even Mexico will be better.


14 posted on 11/14/2006 8:17:01 AM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm suprised that Reid was made Majority Leader considering his involvement in that shady land deal.


15 posted on 11/14/2006 8:17:20 AM PST by desherwood7
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To: Sub-Driver

I don't understand how this can happen now. The new Congress hasn't convened. The Congress now is not a 'Rat majority. They've got some new members coming in who haven't taken office yet, and so can't vote on things like this. Is it some kind of symbolic gesture, a sort of rub your nose in it deal? Wouldn't surprise me if it were. Can't expect much class from a bunch of 'Rats.


16 posted on 11/14/2006 8:18:06 AM PST by chimera
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To: Sub-Driver

What if they don't have the Majority when January rolls around?????????


17 posted on 11/14/2006 8:19:16 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was there any doubt that dirty hairy would lead the senate?

None in my view...it pays to be crooked (clintons); it pays to do things behind the back (clintons); it pays to lies (clintons); it pays to do crimes but not the time (clintons)


Good example those clintons left their party isn't it? And there are some out there in our country that think that another Clinton is what this country needs...uuuuuurrrrrggggg


18 posted on 11/14/2006 8:21:18 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh this is great news! /sarc


19 posted on 11/14/2006 8:21:33 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Where are we going? And why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I guess with Dems in control of the Ethics Committee, Dingy Harry's recent little $1,000,000 windfall & omittance from reporting documents will simply vanish along side Murth's Abscam corruption.

I bet Willy Jefferson is even breathing a sigh of relief these days.

20 posted on 11/14/2006 8:22:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AppyPappy

Let the craft and corruption begin. American voters will be the losers, big time.


21 posted on 11/14/2006 8:23:06 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: chimera

>>>I don't understand how this can happen now. >>>

I don't either. This is not the Congress that will be in place in January. How can that Congress elect him when they aren't there yet?


22 posted on 11/14/2006 8:23:12 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny, I thought the MSM elected Reid the Senate Majority Leader after the other Senate Majority Leaders such as Tom Daschle and George Mitchell stepped down in the face of annoying Republicans that actually thought they won elections /sarc


23 posted on 11/14/2006 8:29:41 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Southerngl

You can't rely upon blue dog Dems from the south.


24 posted on 11/14/2006 8:31:21 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: theDentist
Senator "Land Deal" Ried, Majority Leader.

Don't expect that to go anywhere. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

25 posted on 11/14/2006 8:32:12 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Sub-Driver

26 posted on 11/14/2006 8:34:21 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: desherwood7

"I'm suprised that Reid was made Majority Leader considering his involvement in that shady land deal."

That's what sealed the deal! Can't be a RAT leader without a little graft and corruption on your resume!


27 posted on 11/14/2006 8:37:18 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: desherwood7
I'm suprised that Reid was made Majority Leader considering his involvement in that shady land deal.

Don't forget... Harry is interested in investigating the Republican's "culture of corruption" but that doesn't apply to the Democrats. So, he's off the hook and the gutless Republicans let him get away with it.

28 posted on 11/14/2006 8:38:29 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Polyxene

I have resorted to watching the Food Channel because I can't stomach hearing Dingy Harry or tight faced Peolosi on the news. I used to come home and switch on Fox but I just can't watch-it makes me sick every time I realize what stupid people in the country have done. Kiss your tax cuts good bye. It was nice while it lasted!


29 posted on 11/14/2006 8:40:05 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: Sub-Driver

The MSM continues to push its lies to keep the dems in power.


30 posted on 11/14/2006 8:40:31 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver


Wow I'm shocked.

Think Nancy Pelosi will be speaker of the House?


31 posted on 11/14/2006 8:41:33 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Polyxene

Point taken. To the rats, Corruption is a virtue, Not a vice.


32 posted on 11/14/2006 8:41:35 AM PST by desherwood7
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To: sully777

There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat. Dims are liberals...look at how they vote. They CALL themselves conservative when they run and want to run so they can get votes. They are LIBERALS. THey want the GOP to THINK they are conservative...just watch what they do, NOT SAY!


33 posted on 11/14/2006 8:42:13 AM PST by cousair
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To: AppyPappy

Yeah, he sounds like Pee Wee Herman but he is a crook instead of a pervert. Not even sure about that these day!


34 posted on 11/14/2006 8:43:15 AM PST by dforest (Don't get fooled, the bigger struggle is still out there, and growing)
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To: From The Deer Stand

You're right about that. The other reason however, Is that they want the MSM to like them, Which will never happen.


35 posted on 11/14/2006 8:43:48 AM PST by desherwood7
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! Why, didn't we hear that Holy Joe Lieberman would caucus with the Republicans?

Next thing you know, those "conservative Democrats" in the House will be pulling us out of Iraq and raising taxes.

36 posted on 11/14/2006 8:45:31 AM PST by LS
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To: Sub-Driver
I believe Reid is pro-life (he's a Mormon); thus the "moderate" tag.

As bad as Harry is...I'm just glad it's not Durbin who's #1. I can't stomach that guy and it's bad enough to see him in the #2 chair.

37 posted on 11/14/2006 8:50:53 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, to the right of Yahoo (aptly named bunch of yahoos)...


38 posted on 11/14/2006 8:51:41 AM PST by Edgerunner (Better RED than DEAD)
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To: TexasCajun

Nope,olde Willy knows it's in the hands of the FBI and it's only a matter of time!


39 posted on 11/14/2006 8:52:16 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Sub-Driver
a moderate Nevada Democrat

MODERATE? The MSM is glad that America is back on its view of the righteous path. And so it begins!!!!
40 posted on 11/14/2006 8:59:30 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Sorry soldiers.....your country just let you down.)
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To: Sub-Driver
moderate?

There are no more liberals in the Democrat Party, didn't you know that?

I wonder what they are going to call Pelosi.

Probably 'progressive'

41 posted on 11/14/2006 9:00:28 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, joy. We'll get to see more of him even on British television presumably.

Regards, Ivan

42 posted on 11/14/2006 9:01:05 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
Note what the Democrats ran on, not liberalism, but honest gov't.

They are going to have a hard time selling that to the voters the next time around.

43 posted on 11/14/2006 9:02:35 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: The Electrician
I'm hungering for some political 'bloodsport'.

No political 'bloodsport' without the MSM. The sheeple will be fed the MSM novacaine for the next two years. Peace will be felt from sea to shining sea. The Dems, via the MSM, will instill a new "sense" of calm.

If the MSM could succeed in NOT showing the good out of Iraq for three years, it can most surely show a peaceful America now that the rightful owners of power are back.
44 posted on 11/14/2006 9:04:24 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Sorry soldiers.....your country just let you down.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is too good to be true, Reid in the Senate and Murtha in the House. Both have ethical issues and both could end up under indictment and really embarrassing the party.

What was that Pelosi said about being the most "ethical" Congress ever?

Without the ethical issue it is still good to have Reid and Murtha as their standard-bearer. They are both pathetic speakers who step on their own dick all the time.

This is great! Thanks DemoRats for the help.


PF


45 posted on 11/14/2006 9:05:18 AM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his Mother.)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
I lied

No! Not Harry the halo!!!! Would this man lie????


46 posted on 11/14/2006 9:05:25 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: xcamel
'scuse me? Nobody takes office until january... the dimwits do not have a 'majority' yet.

That's right, but who cares about the law? Who cares about right and wrong? Heck, who from that lot of Libocrats cares for the U.S.?

They are SO going to screw up this country...

47 posted on 11/14/2006 9:07:05 AM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: tdewey10
For the MSM almost all Dems are moderates and almost all Republicans are extremists.

When your perspective is from the left that is how things look.

48 posted on 11/14/2006 9:15:33 AM PST by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: Kerretarded

They can (and will) be dragged into it, even though they will struggle mightily to hide and confuse and obstruct... The right headline on Drudge can move mountains...


49 posted on 11/14/2006 9:19:39 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Sub-Driver

No surprise....Good luck! Your going to need it! It will not be as easy as you think.


50 posted on 11/14/2006 9:24:59 AM PST by napscoordinator
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