Skip to comments.Republicans Shamelessly Standing Between Our Troops and What They Need To Do Their Jobs,Keep Us Safe
Posted on 09/21/2010 1:10:01 PM PDT by mdittmar
Washington, D.C. Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked a cloture motion that would have opened debate on the Defense Authorization bill funding critical assistance for our troops:
Republicans are again playing politics with our national security. Today they blocked the Senate from debating a bill that would give our troops the resources they need to keep America safe stopping not only funding for combat vehicles and bulletproof vests or measures to improve our militarys readiness, but even a well-earned pay raise to help our troops and their families make ends meet.
I am disappointed that my Republican colleagues put partisan politics ahead of the best interests of the men and women who courageously defend our nation. Democrats will continue to fight for our troops and will work to ensure that our troops have the resources they need to do their jobs.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Nevadans should be ashamed of inflicting this despicable man on the rest of the nation.
Didn’t see this one coming from asshat Harry. /sarc
Grab a Coke and smile and stfu, idiotReid.
Yes, speak my pet, speak. The more you talk, the more we gain.
He is an idiot. But he is “Hot”
Hairy Reid is the one that announced our troops had lost the War.
He is so predictable. We knew exactly what he would say about this bill.
Harry, do you really think no one is going to notice that the reason that the Republicans blocked the defense authorization bill is because you added unrelated legislation to it?
Oh, really? So it was the Republicans that tacked unrelated riders on to the bill that was designed to help the military?
I don't think so.
They can’t wait for faggotry in the ranks.
Dictionaries are going to be needing a lot of editting soon. Democrats are giving whole new meanings to words like “chutzpah”, “nerve”, “hypocrisy” and “gall.”
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Is this the very same cloture motion that Reid voted against? What a total Biden (i.e. idiot)!
LOL! Now Reid’s strategy makes sense. He didn’t expect the bill to pass after he put the poison pills in it. He’s going to try and use it as a campaign issue. Good luck with that.
Yeah, stick his pile of crap rider into the bill and then feign outrage when it won’t pass.
Democrats have a majority in the Senate and the House...just more lies from liberals. There should be a daily column in a newspaper called that...liberals are sure to provide several lies per day, it’d be an easy column to write.
No mention of DADT or The Dream Act. Just faux "indignation" at Republicans for "not supporting the troops"
Doesn’t this man have anything else to do with his time...like making sexist and racist remarks about his colleagues?
Reads a bit like the “smear letter.” Hope to see many of its’ signatories dragged to the ashheap of history in November.
Harry is definitely a sexual deviant.
God hates a liar, Harry.
Harry, it’s not nice to USE the troops to forward your Communist agenda. You should respect people, not USE them. People are not out there to be USED. They are not pawns on a political chessboard. Especially not our troops.
Yeah Dirtbag, the Repubs are anti-military sell that. Don’t ax don’t tail.
Pray for America
Hey Reid, my pet, this is a HOT subject, I do not believe your sincerity at all on this one. Didn’t you say “this war is lost?” among other things?
“The war is lost.” /quote
Does he honestly think people are going to buy this?
Does he honestly think people are going to buy this?
Yeah Hairy thought he had a win-win situation. Unfortunately for him Elephants have long memories.
LMAO Harry has nerve. Purposefully putting a controversial issue in a defense bill and then saying this.
I predicted this would happen how pathetic.
The McConnell just needs to answer this by saying the Dems are the ones holding the US troops hostage by trying to attach two unrelated and controversial amendments to the bill. If the Dems drop the Dream Act and repeal of DADT the Republicans will vote for the bill in heart beat.
Sorry Harry, that is not what AP is saying the Pubbies blocked...
Yeah Harry, the troops desperately need gays and illegals to fight the war. This guy is such a dope.
Now the Dems and Obama may drum up a terrorist act so that they can brand the GOP as being against the protection of this country.
Nothing is off the table with these Dems., They will kill Americans to retain power.
The man has no shame whatever. If I wasn’t tempted to break him into itty bitty pieces, I’d be laughing.
"Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything,"
Harry Reid, D-Nev
April 19, 2007 (With US combat troop on foreign soil.)
This is going to guarantee all illegals will be voting for a democRAT in November.
Did Reid actually say this with a straight face?
Please don't let me follow in Tom Dashole's footsteps.
I don’t know why the democrats even bother with stupid statements like this. Nobody believes the GOP is trying to harm the military yet these idiots make these childish claims like clockwork.
Harry voted NO
He’s been outed as a massive hyprocrite (LOL)
What came out of Vegas needs to go back to Vegas
Yeah. He’s radioactive.
Left unsaid..."I hope Americans remain ignorant and never find out about me putting partisan politics ahead of the best interests of the men and women who courageously defend our nation by putting some BS amendments in the bill."
"I'm Harry Reid, and I just want to say never mind what's behind the curtain. The tax payer funded illegal college bill and the taxpayer funded abortion bill attached to this means nothing. It's about our troops. Yeah, the troops. That's what this bill is really about.
I said ... DON'T look behind that curtain!"
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