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Republicans Shamelessly Standing Between Our Troops and What They Need To Do Their Jobs,Keep Us Safe
United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | September 21, 2010 | United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

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 military’s 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.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: dingyharry; harryreid; nevada
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Reminds me of a quote.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

1 posted on 09/21/2010 1:10:07 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Nevadans should be ashamed of inflicting this despicable man on the rest of the nation.


2 posted on 09/21/2010 1:11:39 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: mdittmar

Didn’t see this one coming from asshat Harry. /sarc


3 posted on 09/21/2010 1:11:55 PM PDT by avacado
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To: mdittmar

Grab a Coke and smile and stfu, idiotReid.


4 posted on 09/21/2010 1:12:09 PM PDT by cranked
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To: mdittmar

Yes, speak my pet, speak. The more you talk, the more we gain.


5 posted on 09/21/2010 1:12:19 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: mdittmar

He is an idiot. But he is “Hot”


6 posted on 09/21/2010 1:12:35 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: mdittmar

Ditto that.

Hairy Reid is the one that announced our troops had lost the War.


7 posted on 09/21/2010 1:12:40 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: mdittmar

He is so predictable. We knew exactly what he would say about this bill.


8 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:00 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: mdittmar

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?


9 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:25 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: mdittmar
“Republicans are again playing politics with our national security."

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.

10 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:42 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mdittmar

They can’t wait for faggotry in the ranks.


11 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:45 PM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: mdittmar

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.”


12 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:54 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: mdittmar

E V I L..................


13 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: kittymyrib
Reid is a congenital liar.
14 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:54 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: mdittmar

Is this the very same cloture motion that Reid voted against? What a total Biden (i.e. idiot)!


15 posted on 09/21/2010 1:13:57 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: mdittmar
Harry Reid is "disappointed." Tom Daschle is "saddened." What a bunch of squat.
16 posted on 09/21/2010 1:14:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mdittmar

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.


17 posted on 09/21/2010 1:14:50 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah, stick his pile of crap rider into the bill and then feign outrage when it won’t pass.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 1:14:52 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: mdittmar

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.


19 posted on 09/21/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Marty62
Exactly as I predicted. Are these idiots transparent or what?

No mention of DADT or The Dream Act. Just faux "indignation" at Republicans for "not supporting the troops"

20 posted on 09/21/2010 1:15:33 PM PDT by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: mdittmar

Doesn’t this man have anything else to do with his time...like making sexist and racist remarks about his colleagues?


21 posted on 09/21/2010 1:15:45 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: mdittmar
Hmmm.... Anything to rally their base cause they are going to get a humping on November!!
22 posted on 09/21/2010 1:16:11 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: mdittmar

Reads a bit like the “smear letter.” Hope to see many of its’ signatories dragged to the ashheap of history in November.


23 posted on 09/21/2010 1:16:14 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: mdittmar
Harry is telling the troops they got a choice ~ arms and ammunition with a gay guy in the barracks waiting up late for them, or no arms or ammunition.

Harry is definitely a sexual deviant.

24 posted on 09/21/2010 1:16:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mdittmar

God hates a liar, Harry.


25 posted on 09/21/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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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.


26 posted on 09/21/2010 1:16:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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Yeah Dirtbag, the Repubs are anti-military sell that. Don’t ax don’t tail.

Pray for America


27 posted on 09/21/2010 1:17:13 PM PDT by bray (The Tea Party Manual: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: mdittmar

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?


28 posted on 09/21/2010 1:17:29 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! :^)))
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To: mdittmar
I knew that was coming.

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29 posted on 09/21/2010 1:17:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mdittmar

“The war is lost.” /quote


30 posted on 09/21/2010 1:18:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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31 posted on 09/21/2010 1:18:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Does he honestly think people are going to buy this?


32 posted on 09/21/2010 1:18:50 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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Does he honestly think people are going to buy this?


33 posted on 09/21/2010 1:19:08 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: The_Pickle

Yeah Hairy thought he had a win-win situation. Unfortunately for him Elephants have long memories.


34 posted on 09/21/2010 1:19:08 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: mdittmar

LMAO Harry has nerve. Purposefully putting a controversial issue in a defense bill and then saying this.

I predicted this would happen how pathetic.


35 posted on 09/21/2010 1:19:33 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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36 posted on 09/21/2010 1:19:42 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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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.


37 posted on 09/21/2010 1:20:02 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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Sorry Harry, that is not what AP is saying the Pubbies blocked...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2593678/posts


38 posted on 09/21/2010 1:20:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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Yeah Harry, the troops desperately need gays and illegals to fight the war. This guy is such a dope.


39 posted on 09/21/2010 1:20:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (n't)
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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.


40 posted on 09/21/2010 1:20:56 PM PDT by bestintxas
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The man has no shame whatever. If I wasn’t tempted to break him into itty bitty pieces, I’d be laughing.

Colonel, USAFR


41 posted on 09/21/2010 1:21:02 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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"Republicans are again playing politics with our national security."

"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.)

42 posted on 09/21/2010 1:21:21 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: mdittmar

This is going to guarantee all illegals will be voting for a democRAT in November.


43 posted on 09/21/2010 1:21:47 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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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.

Did Reid actually say this with a straight face?

44 posted on 09/21/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT by windsorknot
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Please don't let me follow in Tom Dashole's footsteps.

45 posted on 09/21/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing! Just Vote the Bums Out!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


46 posted on 09/21/2010 1:23:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mdittmar

Harry voted NO
He’s been outed as a massive hyprocrite (LOL)

What came out of Vegas needs to go back to Vegas


47 posted on 09/21/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: GoCards

Yeah. He’s radioactive.


48 posted on 09/21/2010 1:24:33 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: mdittmar
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.

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."

49 posted on 09/21/2010 1:24:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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Republicans Shamelessly Standing Between Our Troops and What They Need To Do Their Jobs,Keep Us Safe

"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!"

50 posted on 09/21/2010 1:26:04 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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