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Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’
The Hill ^

Posted on 01/07/2009 3:53:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’ By Bob Cusack, J. Taylor Rushing & Hugo Gurdon Posted: 01/06/09 08:26 PM [ET]

Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday.

In an interview with The Hill, Reid said it is essential for Obama and congressional Democrats to work closely with Republicans in the new Congress. He added that 2009 is very different from 1993, the last time Democrats controlled both Congress and the White House.

Back then, Reid said, Democrats had controlled the House for decades and behaved as though the opposition did not exist. This time around, their recent stint in the minority would give them a commitment to bipartisanship.

“Even though we’re one short of 60 [senators in the Democratic Conference], I don’t want to ever have to depend on cloture,” Reid said. “We may have to do that, but it will be with the support of a few Republicans.”

Reid, who lambasted the GOP-led Congress for being a rubber stamp for President Bush, indicated that he will not bow to the Obama administration.

Reid stated, “I don't believe in the executive power trumping everything... I believe in our Constitution, three separate but equal branches of government.”

“If Obama steps over the bounds, I will tell him. … I do not work for Barack Obama. I work with him,” he said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2008; bigot; harryhater; harryreid; hater; obama; obamatransitionfile; racist; reid; senate; tyrant
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1 posted on 01/07/2009 3:53:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Go back to the cave in Nevada, sad man.


2 posted on 01/07/2009 3:55:28 AM PST by GulfWar1Vet
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

I think he's going to find out just how very wrong he is. Him and Pelosi both. Especially if this embarassing Burris flap keeps lingering on.

3 posted on 01/07/2009 3:55:40 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Sub-Driver

I love when DEMS fight.


4 posted on 01/07/2009 3:56:01 AM PST by bmwcyle (I have no President as of Jan 20th 2009. No Congress either.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A Nevada crime boss bucks the ChiTown crime syndicate. Someone is going to get a horse head or a dead fish.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 3:57:12 AM PST by csvset
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday.

In an interview with The Hill, Reid said it is essential for Obama and congressional Democrats to work closely with Republicans in the new Congress

Oh my! 3 lies in 2 sentences. Harry, you’re so transparent no one believes any of that nonsense!


6 posted on 01/07/2009 3:57:50 AM PST by saganite
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To: Sub-Driver
Nah - Reid and Dems in Congress will be:


7 posted on 01/07/2009 4:02:39 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sub-Driver

What a hunk of phoney baloney that old dub is.


8 posted on 01/07/2009 4:02:47 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a friggin’ maroon. Any chance the Rats have had enough of him and make him a backbencher?


9 posted on 01/07/2009 4:03:56 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

We'll see. Maybe they don't work for one another. Maybe it's a race. They have both touted spectacularly destructive policies.

10 posted on 01/07/2009 4:04:17 AM PST by stevem
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To: Sub-Driver
If Reid really believes his own rhetoric about the need to "work closely with Republicans". perhaps he might mention this concept to Pilosi.

She proposes to ride roughshod over the opposition.

I smell a mutt and jeff routine in the making.

11 posted on 01/07/2009 4:05:41 AM PST by Clive
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To: Sub-Driver

The old saying: “Don’t piss on my leg and try to tell me it is raining” crosses the mind as one reads this.


12 posted on 01/07/2009 4:05:50 AM PST by IamConservative (Will Work for Bailout)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Rats are fighting:
13 posted on 01/07/2009 4:06:03 AM PST by Pinkbell (Liberals are only tolerant of those with whom they agree.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anybody who goes up against “the one” had better watch their back.


14 posted on 01/07/2009 4:06:36 AM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Sub-Driver

"It's Osama, guys...Osama. I don't work for Obama!"
15 posted on 01/07/2009 4:06:54 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

No, you are his b!tch!

LLS


16 posted on 01/07/2009 4:06:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope the Senate Republicans throw every obstacle and “parliamentary procedure” they can think of at the feet of Reid.


17 posted on 01/07/2009 4:07:28 AM PST by doodad
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To: Sub-Driver


18 posted on 01/07/2009 4:09:53 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Reid stated, “... I believe in our Constitution, three separate but equal branches of government.”

It would be nice...if he really believed this. Commies have been trying to trash the Constitution for decades. This is hogwash.

19 posted on 01/07/2009 4:10:23 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Even though we’re one short of 60...

I see they're already counting Franken and Obama's replacement.

-PJ

20 posted on 01/07/2009 4:11:45 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aww...it’s so CUTE when Dingy Harry pretends he has a backbone.


21 posted on 01/07/2009 4:12:02 AM PST by DemforBush (Sarah Sarah Sarah!)
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To: Sub-Driver

[Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday.]

Perhaps even Dirty Harry realizes the Obama regime is DOA.


22 posted on 01/07/2009 4:15:06 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Back then, Reid said, Democrats had controlled the House for decades and behaved as though the opposition did not exist. This time around, their recent stint in the minority would give them a commitment to bipartisanship.”

Uhh... Harry, Nancy is going to ds away with all the House reforms enacted by those 1994 republicans, to ensure the right has no say in what goes on. Get your own party in line before you try to screw the other 50% of the country.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 4:19:31 AM PST by ritewingwarrior (Just say No to socialism.)
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To: csvset

‘Luca Brasi sleeps with the horses.’
‘What? What’s that supposed to mean, he’s outside in the barn?’
‘I have no idea- I was just supposed to tell you that.’

We could rewrite the whole movie as a comedy, plugging in Dem bigs as characters.


24 posted on 01/07/2009 4:22:00 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid is acting scared. He doesn’t need squat from REPUBS. It must be dawning on some RATS they got the complete power they craved...but also have no excuses and no plans for anything constructive for the country.


25 posted on 01/07/2009 4:30:18 AM PST by rod1
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

Ha. We'll see. I don't believe Harry Reid at all.
26 posted on 01/07/2009 4:31:16 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

Yea, right and the Pope is not Catholic or I have some ocean front property in Nevada for sale cheap.

27 posted on 01/07/2009 4:31:39 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: Non-Sequitur

This should be a real interesting threesome with their egos. The 3 stooges.


28 posted on 01/07/2009 4:35:41 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Near as I can tell, he doesn’t work for anyone except himself.


29 posted on 01/07/2009 4:36:09 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

“I believe in our Constitution ...”

Ha!


30 posted on 01/07/2009 4:37:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

[“If Obama steps over the bounds, I will tell him....”]

Hey Harry, your party has already stolen an election in Minnasoduh for a unfunny, sick little professional comedian, please don’t YOU try to make us laugh.

You are going to save us from your own party?

Unbelievable.


31 posted on 01/07/2009 4:39:22 AM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: ‘I don’t work for Obama’

Yeah, you don't work for the people of Illinois either but you're trying to pick their Senator for them.

32 posted on 01/07/2009 4:40:55 AM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: freekitty
This should be a real interesting threesome with their egos. The 3 stooges.

It could come to a head real soon. If Obama wants GOP support for his schemes in order to avoid the Democrats being solely responsible for the massive deficits then he's got the Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House guaranteed to kill any spirit of cooperation the Republicans may have. Like Newt Gingrich, Pelosi and Reid are great at opposition. But neither one could lead or legislate their way out of a paper bag.

33 posted on 01/07/2009 4:41:37 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: GulfWar1Vet

No Joke, Reid is a doofus, and truth be told I think he is a closet racist too. Seriously!


34 posted on 01/07/2009 4:48:00 AM PST by GoCards
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To: Sub-Driver

He doesn’t work for the people either. Just his own sorry-assed self.


35 posted on 01/07/2009 4:57:00 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Especially if this embarassing Burris flap keeps lingering on.

The DemocRat Follies continue. Somebody cue Boots Randolph's "Yackity Sax". As I've said before this will be the single most corrupt Congress in the history of the nation. We ain't seen nothin' yet. By this time next year they will be eating their own. The DemocRats simply won't be able to help themselves. It's one of the saddest commentaries I've ever witnessed on the political scene, but at the same time it's fun to watch....

36 posted on 01/07/2009 4:58:10 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry but this is to contrived to be believable. All Dingy Harry needs to be a rubber stamp is a little love from the “O” man. Pork bellies futures will be at an all time high.


37 posted on 01/07/2009 5:03:23 AM PST by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This lie was addressed yesterday by Rush.

He's sandbagging.

38 posted on 01/07/2009 5:18:21 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Sub-Driver
Well Harry you damn sure do not work for the people of Nevada either. Bite Me! I have been to Searchlight more than you have, Pinky.
39 posted on 01/07/2009 5:21:17 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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We may have to do that, but it will be with the support of a few Republicans.”

Damn right it will and one of the reasons I hate the GOP.

With the Dems you know you are dealing with snakes and lower forms of life.

But with the GOP we expect better and then get dissappointed...so now I just have to realize that the GOP is not an alternative to the Dems but in reality their lapdogs.

40 posted on 01/07/2009 5:35:03 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

You have hit on something....if Anne Coulter and other commentators can make an issue of Reid and Pelosi being nothing but O-puppets then we might see some infighting that could slow down the slide to hell.


41 posted on 01/07/2009 5:38:07 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like muslims. They’re in charge now and they are fighting with each other. Feinstein has a problem with Reid now over Burris. Do they always have to be fighting with someone instead of just getting work done?


42 posted on 01/07/2009 5:40:05 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Eagle Eye

Snowe, Collins, and John McCain. just to name three.

I am never dissappointed in these three I expect them to stab us in the back and they always come through.


43 posted on 01/07/2009 5:42:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

This is satire, right? I didn’t know Harry Reid could be so humorous.

I hope Nevada voters vote this old man out of the Senate and install New Blood in his place. Preferably Republican, but at least Conservative.


44 posted on 01/07/2009 5:43:13 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (YOU can get your own Bail Out . . .Dec 18 post at http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com)
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“If Obama steps over the bounds, I will tell him. … I do not work for Barack Obama. I work with him,” he said.

If nothing else, the next four years ought to be quite entertaining.

45 posted on 01/07/2009 5:44:51 AM PST by Allegra
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Isn’t that a shame?

Talk about stuck on stupid....the GOP has both Houses and the White House until McCain messes it up....then the GOP nominates McCain!

The message I get from that is that the GOP does not really and truly want to govern, only to occupy positions and they think the voters are too dumb to do anything about it....and so far they are right!


46 posted on 01/07/2009 5:47:39 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wanna bet, Harry?


47 posted on 01/07/2009 6:04:29 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: bmwcyle

The only problem with Dems fighting each other is that I get the sinking feeling the resolution to all conflicts lies in all parties agreeing to give each other more of my money.


48 posted on 01/07/2009 6:04:57 AM PST by Humble Servant (See you all in the Gulag.)
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To: Thermalseeker

” Somebody cue Boots Randolph’s “Yackity Sax”. “

LOL! Great basis for a commercial, done as a Benny Hill bit, with sped-up jerky videos of corrupt Democrats by the dozen, spliced in with headlines about them. Make them look like the ridiculous clowns they are.


49 posted on 01/07/2009 6:12:35 AM PST by Humble Servant (See you all in the Gulag.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I knew this power struggle was going to come: yeah bring out the popcorn there will be a massive power struggle between both houses and the executive branch. It is going to get real interesting for sure.


50 posted on 01/07/2009 6:19:52 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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