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Reid Rains on Vitter's Lousiana Saints Party (forcing Pub's to stay for O's speech tonight)
Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/11 | Susan Ferrechio

Posted on 09/08/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT by mmanager

Several Senate and House Republicans are planning to skip President Obama's address tonight to a joint session of Congress, in part because they believe he will be showing them nothing new when he unveils his big job creation proposal. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has found a way to keep those pesky Republicans in the building, or at least in his chamber. Reid on Thursday scheduled a vote for after Obama's speech, and it's not one many in the GOP will want to miss. As soon as Obama is done talking, the Senate will proceed to a measure to disapprove a $500 billion increase in the debt limit. Reid's move means that Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has to skip the party he was planning back home to celebrate the opening night of the NFL season, which will feature the Louisiana Saints. "Typical Harry Reid," Vitter wrote in a letter to those invited to his party as well as the media. "Pens in those who would have skipped speech, like me. So now I'll miss my own Saints game party at home."

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aints; jointsession; obama; packers; saints; speech; teleprompter
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1 posted on 09/08/2011 1:24:28 PM PDT by mmanager
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To: mmanager

Punk-arse, douche bag trick.


2 posted on 09/08/2011 1:27:41 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: mmanager

Serves no purpose other than to underscore further what a petty, unstatesmanlike thing Reid is.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 1:28:30 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: mmanager

“Louisiana Saints”? When did that happen?


4 posted on 09/08/2011 1:29:04 PM PDT by clintonh8r (One of Jimmy Hoffa's sons-of-bitches.)
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To: mmanager

Eventually the pendulum will swing back to the pubbies and they ought treat the dems like they werre treated, like scum.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 1:32:09 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: mmanager

Liar and thief in chief has nothing new this is all gamesmanship to try and paint responsible politicians as the enemy of the people. This is a speech worthy of Castro or Chavez but not an American President.

Obama is going to say we need to spend 500 Billion and we will get it by raising taxes.

Repbublicans must educate the masses that taxes on the rich are in fact taxes on all of us because the Rich can afford to move their money out of the U.S. economy which hurts everyone equally. Taxes on businesses will result in less jobs, and less revenue and the businesses will pass on any increased taxes to the consumers so again we pay these taxes not the rich.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 1:32:17 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: mmanager
I'd retire to the cloak room have a beverage and return when speech is over.
7 posted on 09/08/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: mmanager

They should all walk in just as he finishes and the applause begins.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 1:32:59 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: mmanager
I hope the Pubbies shove it up Dingy’s a$$ when they take over the Senate in 2013!
9 posted on 09/08/2011 1:33:19 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: mmanager

I hope the Louisiana Saints beat those Wisconsin Packers.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 1:34:13 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: mmanager

Republicans should win the Senate in 2012 then treat Harry Reid like the rabid dog he is. Vitter should have kept his yap shut


11 posted on 09/08/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: mmanager

I’ll be watching football. Vitters will be steamimg. I’ll catch up on the Bullsh*t speech on FR later....gonna have a beer and watch some football. FUBO.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 1:35:35 PM PDT by oust the louse (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: mmanager

Doesn’t mean they all must be in the chamber...lots of places to go and wait out the campaign speech.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 1:35:47 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: mmanager

Pubbies should roll in a portable flat-screen with SURROUND SOUND and play the game in the chambers during said speech!


14 posted on 09/08/2011 1:35:50 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: mmanager
Nevada voters should have thrown him out long ago, especially after him giving tacit approval to Obummer’s attacks on Vegas.
15 posted on 09/08/2011 1:36:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: mmanager
Oh, that's okay. Dingy Hairy Reed will get a nice payback from Republican Senators someday. Believe me, they will not forget his childish behaviour.

He is only injuring his own simpleton self. :)

16 posted on 09/08/2011 1:38:14 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: cuban leaf

Yes they should. And they should not have said they were not coming.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 1:39:46 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: mmanager

Would it really matter? Wouldn’t pass in the house...probably not even in the senate. Call that little munchkin’s bluff. A 500 billion increase immediately after zero asks for porkulous 2? Talk about a turd in the punch bowl.


18 posted on 09/08/2011 1:40:19 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo ("No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.")
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To: mmanager

Would it really matter? Wouldn’t pass in the house...probably not even in the senate. Call that little munchkin’s bluff. A 500 billion increase immediately after zero asks for porkulous 2? Talk about a turd in the punch bowl.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 1:40:19 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo ("No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.")
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To: mmanager

I thought they used the House chamber for these speeches. Just wait in the Senate chamber, have a brew, and watch the game.

and since Reid will be slavering on the other side watching Obama, slip a gel cap full of skunk spray in his seat for a little payback :-)


20 posted on 09/08/2011 1:40:45 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: mmanager

Would it really matter? Wouldn’t pass in the house...probably not even in the senate. Call that little munchkin’s bluff. A 500 billion increase immediately after zero asks for porkulous 2? Talk about a turd in the punch bowl.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 1:40:53 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo ("No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.")
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To: clintonh8r
I know how you feel. The always say Tennessee Titans instead of Nashville Titans.

NB: I am not Titans fan.

22 posted on 09/08/2011 1:40:58 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: trumandogz

GO Minneapolis Vikings!


23 posted on 09/08/2011 1:41:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mmanager

Harry Reid is a nasty vindictive lifer. The only life he has is being a Senate Honcho. His wife probably doesn’t even want him home in Nevada. Turn the Democrats out in 2012 and take over the Senate in Jan 2013!

All four of Reid’s sons are “connected” lawyers in Nevada and his one daughter is married to one. The LA Times had an expose of Reid’s years of sleazy real estate deals that have made him rich. He goes in partners on raw Nevada land then has the zoning elevated by his confederates in county government. The land is magically worth more and is then sold


24 posted on 09/08/2011 1:41:18 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Geez. My apologies. I am having problems with Steve jobs


25 posted on 09/08/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo ("No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.")
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To: JoenTX

The Democrats know every Punk-arse, douche bag trick, in the book and they aren’t afraid to use them, unlike our neutered Republican hoard.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SparkyBass

Isn’t the speech BEFORE the game?


27 posted on 09/08/2011 1:42:57 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: mmanager

They should all show up wearing Harry Reid masks and scratch themselves in unpleasant places.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 1:44:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Eventually the pendulum will swing back to the pubbies and they ought treat the dems like they werre treated, like scum.”

‘Just thinking the same. However, Boehner could also start to schedule votes in the House when the dems are scheduling re-election things at in their states.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 1:44:55 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: conservaterian

D’oh! :)
shows how much attention I’ve given to the speech!


30 posted on 09/08/2011 1:45:34 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: mmanager

The Repubs should take a cue from the Wisconsin Dems, and take a little trip to Canada, or Mexico, or out into international waters.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 1:47:32 PM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: trumandogz

Before you get hostile about the Saints beating the Packers, remember who we are up here in the frozen tundra. The whole state is run by Republicans - the governor, the house and assembly, and one of the Senators, who took over from Russ Fiengold. And Paul Ryan is my representative. The Packers deserve to win!!


32 posted on 09/08/2011 1:55:50 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: freeangel

What? Boehner continue playing hardball?
No way..


33 posted on 09/08/2011 1:57:26 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: mmanager
Reid Rains on Vitter's Lousiana Saints Party (forcing Pub's to stay for O's speech tonight

Cleaver, but petty. "Dirty" Harry can't make me watch...hehehehe.

34 posted on 09/08/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: clintonh8r

I think the meaning is a party in Louisiana for the Saints.


35 posted on 09/08/2011 2:02:28 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mmanager

May miss his own party, but he could watch the game in the cloak room, then go vote. After he casts his vote, go home. I’m sure there are more devious ways of showing his displeasure.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 2:03:22 PM PDT by Humal
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To: mmanager

Maybe the Republicans can all use the Senate bathroom just prior to Obama’s speech.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: MondoQueen
The Packers deserve to win!!

Hello fellow cheesehead! And we will beat the Illinois Bears next time we play them.

38 posted on 09/08/2011 2:10:05 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: mmanager

Who wants to bet that the second vote is never held after the “speech”? Low budget trick. Harry Reid is a chump.


39 posted on 09/08/2011 2:10:36 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Oh, that's okay. Dingy Hairy Reed will get a nice payback from Republican Senators someday. Believe me, they will not forget his childish behavior.

I really don't think so.

Whenever the Republicans gain power they try to be "nice." They are mostly wusses who want the wealth and power, but they are the type who want the power behind the throne. That way they can always blame someone else for the destruction the cause.

40 posted on 09/08/2011 2:15:05 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Humal
“I’m sure there are more devious ways of showing his displeasure.”

LOL! I should have read ALL of the comments before posting. You all are way ahead of me on ways to show their displeasure: Mass bathroom break; a wide screen T.V. to watch the pre-game program during the speech; Harry Reid masks and impolite scratching; skunk juice; so many good ones.

I did read that Boehner invited several private business owners who had been hurt by the Obama administration. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2775547/posts

41 posted on 09/08/2011 2:17:11 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Jean S

For once I’m rooting for the Packers. I’m from the Chicago area but make my home in WI now, but with Quinn in the governor’s chair, I don’t feel like a flatlander anymore.


42 posted on 09/08/2011 2:23:47 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: clintonh8r
Kinda like California Angels........

And why aren't the Yank's known as the N.Y.C. Yankees?

Not to mention the Texas Rangers? Shouldn't they be the Arlington Rangers?

And the Minnesota Vikings? What city are they in???

I could go on...

43 posted on 09/08/2011 2:25:34 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: trumandogz

I prefer the Bay Packers over the Bayou Saints!


44 posted on 09/08/2011 2:27:34 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Osage Orange
No...see, the actual name is the New Orleans Saints, not the Louisiana Saints.
45 posted on 09/08/2011 2:28:39 PM PDT by clintonh8r (One of Jimmy Hoffa's sons-of-bitches.)
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To: MondoQueen

I’ve always liked the Wisconsin Packers along with the Washington Seahawks and the Texas Texans.


46 posted on 09/08/2011 2:30:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SueRae

500 Billion in spending will cause us to reach the debt limit very soon, way before the election next year. When the dummies found out they wouldn’t make it to the election with the new normal spend rate they calculated that 500 billion now would cause us to reach the limit just before Christmas and now the dreadful Republicans will cause all the children to not get presents if they don’t quickly add 2 trillion to another spending limit.


47 posted on 09/08/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: COBOL2Java

That would be nice.
I’m hoping the SCOTUS gets up and walks out -if they’re even going to be there..


48 posted on 09/08/2011 3:40:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Believe me, they will not forget his childish behaviour.

B$ they all just take it like the wimps they are, remember Trent Lott?

49 posted on 09/08/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: mmanager
"Typical Harry Reid," Vitter wrote in a letter to those invited to his party as well as the media. "Pens in those who would have skipped speech, like me. So now I'll miss my own Saints game party at home."

~~~~~~~~~

"Waaaaah!! Mean ol' Harry is making me stay and do the job the people of LA are paying me to do!"

No sympathy here for either Reid or Vitter...

50 posted on 09/08/2011 7:25:46 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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