Skip to comments.Harry 'Scrooge' Reid blasts GOP over Christmas work schedule
Posted on 12/16/2010 6:32:16 AM PST by FredJake
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) adopted the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and scheduled the Senate to work through the Christmas holiday.
Two Republicans - Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jim DeMint of South Carolina - objected, and that became political fodder for Reid, proving that nothing is off limits if a political point can be made.
Reid then took to the floor of the Senate to blast the GOP.
I dont need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means, he said Wednesday afternoon.
He also blamed Republicans - who have a clear minority - for making the Senate work through the holiday. "If they decide to work with us, we can have a happy holiday," he said. Translated: "If Republicans just cave in to us, we can get out of here."
The Hill reported that on Tuesday, Jon Kyl suggested the Majority Leader "...would be on the verge of disrespecting one of the two holiest days for Christians by pushing the Senate to work on the omnibus spending bill and the New START nuclear treaty..." right up until Christmas Day.
Reid shot back, "It's offensive to me and millions of working Americans for any senator to suggest that working through the Christmas holiday is sacrilegious or disrespectful."
But the reality is that ol' Ebenezer knows that come January 3, the Democrats' reign of terror will end in the House when the Republicans officially start the new session, and the Democrats will have a much slimmer majority in the Senate.
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Like the line about the Dem's reign of terror ending in January.
His sits on his rear for two years avoiding his job, takes up his primary duty at the last second and then accuses OTHERS of being lazy? !!!!!!!
Michelle Malkin was on Fox and Friends this morning, making the point that this is a “manufactured crisis” by the dems - they did absolutely NOTHING all year, failing to pass a budget, etc. and now all of a sudden everything is an emergency!
McConnell and Boehner should be SCREAMING this out to the country right now, but no, they sit back and politely disagree. Let the government shut down and let the Repubs start over in the House in January.
WHERE is our War Room on this. Rush is right, as usual, harping that Republicans have no strategists capable of mounting long term thought and action to combat the democrats procedurally in Congess. We can’t even mount blow back against Harry Reid’s mouthy insults and his contempt for representative government.
Deeply disappointed in the establishment leadership who remain steeped in hypocrisy, asking, “what election?”. Come on January! Pray that it makes a difference.
Hey, Harry, why are you being so stingy with the negotiating records for the START treaty?
God so loved the world He didn't send a committee.
When you look at the way he and Pelosi run things, you wonder how the Republic has managed to stay together for the past two years.
Reid is a communist so there is no surprise he would work through our Christmas..The American people should schedule a Christmas dinner for the Conservatives they do have a few hours off to eat I would guess..Let the Communist democrats starve..
This guy is such a scumbag. Seriously. Obama and Pelosi are bad but they don’t reach the level of petty nastiness that this vindictive moron does. It is such a shame he wasn’t booted out. Someone as petty and mean-spirited as him does not deserve to be on the national stage.
Clearly no one in Reid’s family will miss him if he’s not there to celebrate his holiday.
Only 20 more days!
I just returned from the bathroom after flushing my harry-reid down the drain. It is too bad that the Nevadans didn’t flush him. What an anti-American worthless mutant reid is.
Harry Reid isn’t stuffing our stocking with gifts.
What he is shoving is no gift and he isnt shoving it into our stocking.
He is shoving his crappy bills up our butts.
Republican Leaders are watching him do it and smiling.
Nothing is going to change under the new Congress except that Democrats w7oill be a little more polite when they screw over Americans and the Republican Leaders will sit back and grin like the dumb Bastids they are.
PS— When Snowe, Collins ,and Murcowski, finish destroying our military by voting in open homosexuality, the Republicans will do nothing to them except smile and treat them like long lost sisters.
They should be shunned like smelly sick whacko’s they are.
Harry Reid gives lipservice to understanding Christian holidays....then jumps into letting gays into the military.
He’s not much for even putting on he cares.
f the Republicans JUST CAVE INTO US we can have a nice holiday”.”””””
“We’ll tell you what is IN the bill AFTER we PASS the bill”......”””
A nice holiday for whom, Dirty Harry???
Not the taxpayers, who you are trying to SCREWGE again—like you have for the past 4 years, 24/7/365.
Loading up bills with multiple items & hiding them from the public-—what a way to run a Congress!!!
Funny how a bill to make commercials on TV be the same volume as the show I am watching deserves a single bill & gets priority in this Congress.
But true reform of DEATH taxes —— which is definately a double taxation of the same money gets kicked back & forth in Congress.
The Democrats have proven themselves to be bullies and blamers.
They do not have the guts to take the blame themselves for their own actions.
RESPONSIBILITY sure isn’t a word that Democrats believe in for themselves.
I sincerely hope that voters do even more housecleaning in 2012 in the halls of Congress, as well as the White House. That is, if Civil War II hasn’t taken over the country.
Hey harry... I will piss on your grave one day... and I will drink a bunch of beer the night before... just so I know that you enjoy it... you rat bastard.
“We don't know, because he won't tell us. The Senate has asked for the full negotiating record, but the White House refuses to release it”.
THIS IS TREASONUS. THEY NEED TO BE ON 24/7 SAYING EXACTLY THAT
They do not have any idea how close they are to pitchforks and bon fires.
Thanks, Nevadans, for allowing this tool to keep his job.
All the Republitards have to do is tell him to "piss-off" and go home come Sunday.
What is Harry going to do, "Fire them?"
And if the Demo-Rats pass any legistlation without one R Senator, how's that going to look to the American public?
Sadly, I just woke up and it was only a dream!
He is more like the Grinch stealing Christmas and everything from us Whos in Whoville.
I am so sick the these cretins!
Toss a blanket over him boys! He’ll scare the hosses!
This is appropriate. If they (libs and lazy pubbies) are going to legislate any references of God out of every corner of public society and government, then they should not take advantage of benefits the holidays honoring Him, provide.
LOWER MY TAXES. Now that's important.
Reid is just EVIL.....pressuring the senators to vote for the RATS BS bill....OMG...or no Christmas break....you have got to be kidding me.....let him know how manipulative and evil he is.....Washington
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Sounds like you do need to hear it, Harry.
You useless scumbag.
Rush, Drudge, Glenn Beck etc. are not covering the Dream act which is amnesty for illegals.So they don’t really care about saving America or conservatism.
If this Dream act is not stopped and illegals are not deported then the U.S. is done and no conservative will ever be elected again.
This should be the top issue with everyone.
This guy is such a scumbag.
the little troll.
Lame duck sessions should only be used in national emergencies with defeated Representatives and Senators being forbidden from voting after election day. Spending like there is no tomorrow is far from a national emergency.
Someone please photo shop a Great White pouncing his girly man self.
We need a tea party march on GOP headquarters to take it back from the RINO’s
I will party when california and nevada fail... and they will. I will NEVER grace either sh!thole again.
You and the rest of you GOP bashers here are brainwashed puppets of the liberal mainstream media. First of all you do also realize that almost all these articles that are causing you to go into a hating rage against Republicans are written by the liberal mainstream media. Almost all, the media says is lies and to help democrats and destroy capitalism Where is the media's global warming, oil from the BP oil “disaster”, swine flu pandemic, e coli threat etc? Nowhere now because even those stories were fake stories meant to destroy capitalism and increase government size and power.
17 more days of Demo-crap, and then half a day and they have to step down and give it all up ~ except Hairy Reed ~ who will have a much smaller margin to play with.
I count 20.
No wonder they never read the bills they sign. That would severely cut into their free, extravagant international vacations and extended holidays. It's about time to hold these criminals accountable for the damage they have done to this country, due to their corruption and theft of OUR tax dollars and treasury!
Today is December 16 and whatever mean-ness and theft the Democrats have planned is already in play, so this one doesn't count. That leaves 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 1, 2 ~ which is: 17 days
I thought it was the 5th or 6th of January, this year?
Then, when they get in the air CANCEL THE TRIP and dump 'em all out!