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Heh: Reid Tries to Embarrass Scott Brown, Fails Miserably
Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 09/21/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by Kaslin

By now you've probably grown inured to Harry Reid's oafish hyper-partisanship, but it's still fun to flag instances where it blows up in his face.  In advance of last night's Massachusetts Senate debate, Sen. Scott Brown told local reporters that he might be forced to skip the face-off with rival Elizabeth Warren if his official duties required him to remain in Washington to cast votes.  Reid interpreted this as a sign of trepidation and accused Brown of running scared and deliberately using the Senate calendar as a handy excuse to duck the debate.  Reid ostentatiously canceled the remainder of the day's votes in order to expose Brown's cowardice, or something:
 

Madam president, I’m so sorry. We have no more votes today. No more votes today. It’s obvious to me what’s going on. I’ve been to a few of these rodeos. It is obvious there is a big stall taking place. One of the senators who doesn’t want to debate tonight won’t be in a debate. While he can’t use the Senate as an excuse, there will be no more votes today.


What a clever gambit by the ingenious Majority Leader!  This political sage surely has been to "a few of these rodeos" (several of which apparently incorporated poetry readings).  With his carefully-laid designs to wriggle out of the televised confrontation thwarted, Brown sheepishly...hopped on the next plane to Boston, and turned in a strong performance at the debate.  According to a flash poll of viewers, Brown got the better of the exchange:
 

Fifty percent (50%) of voters who watched tonight's U.S. Senate debate between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren said the Senator won, with 40% saying that Warren won the debate (6% thought it was a tie and 4% were undecided) according to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of "likely voters" in Massachusetts. The poll also shows that 55% of likely voters actually watched the debate leading to speculation by the pollster  Spencer Kimball,  that "the effect of tonight's debate will be played out over the course of several days as pundits and both campaigns try to frame the results for the voters". Results of the ballot test show Senator Scott Brown with a 1 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (48 percent to 47 percent) with 5 percent undecided.


The ballot portion of this poll is the second survey this week that shows Brown in the lead.  Good thing Harry Reid showed him who's boss.  On a serious note, the New York Times recently reported that Reid and his party's Senate leadership have been "content to achieve little" in order to avoid tough votes for vulnerable Democrat incumbents.  So in an age of $16 Trillion in national debt and a looming fiscal cliff, the budget-free Democrats are intentionally dodging votes and blocking even the consideration of amendments.  And Reid's the guy suggesting that Scott Brown is the petty wimp here?  I find it extraordinary and pathetic that the leader of the United States Senate gaveled out an entire session for the sole purpose of attempting -- and failing -- to embarrass one member of the opposition party.


UPDATE - I guess Reid has decided the Senate is DSCC headquarters.  What a joke:
 

The bill Reid wants the Senate to vote on is the Sportsmen's Act of 2012. Or, as one political hand dubbed the legislation, "the get Jon Tester reelected bill." It's a bill meant directly to appeal to Tester's constituents, which is why Reid wants a vote on it, even though it's expected to fail in the Senate.  "Harry Reid is literally holding up a bill to fund the government so that Jon Tester can use the Senate floor as a campaign studio," says one senior Republican aide in the Senate. "He’s more concerned with saving this guy’s seat than keeping government funded, avoiding the biggest tax hike in history, or preventing across-the-board defense cuts in January. This is Washington at its worst."



TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2012senate; dingyharryreid; massachusetts; nevada; scottbrown

1 posted on 09/21/2012 4:28:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Reid is a bully.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 4:32:03 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird

Reid is a liberal vermin.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 4:35:42 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Reid is the type who would badmouth his best friend.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 4:38:04 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird

I heard that he is a pedophile too... Don’t recall where I heard it.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 4:38:04 PM PDT by babygene
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To: babygene

It is o.k. when you are a Democrat to do those things. Liberals expect you to do those things just to be part of the Party.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 4:42:45 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: babygene

It is o.k. when you are a Democrat to do those things. Liberals expect you to do those things just to be part of the Party.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: babygene

It is o.k. when you are a Democrat to do those things. Liberals expect you to do those things just to be part of the Party.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

Is it true that Harry Reid is a pederast?


9 posted on 09/21/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: babygene
Photobucket I don't know if this is true but...
10 posted on 09/21/2012 4:46:49 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Kaslin

I heard today on Boston talker Howie Carr that Brown was in the gym yesterday, and Schumer’s on the phone, out of Brown’s site but not earshot, bragging how they have planned to screw Brown up for his debate later that day.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 4:49:07 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: FreedBird
Reid is the type who would badmouth his best friend.

True...but he has no friends...

12 posted on 09/21/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: babygene

Harry Reid is a pedophile or did he get raped by a pedophile? I got a phone call that said he did.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: FreedBird

“Reid is the type who would badmouth his best friend.”

If he had a best friend - or even a friend.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Popman

He must have had friends to get elected..Maybe friends in low places.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 4:57:48 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Calvin Locke

What a pos, but not surprising.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 4:59:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: FreedBird

He’s very Ebeneezer Scrooge-ish.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Signalman
Reid is a liberal vermin.
You're repeating yourself.
18 posted on 09/21/2012 5:02:47 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Signalman
Reid is a liberal vermin

Reid is a 2012 version of a 1917 Bolshevik, mothballs and all...........

19 posted on 09/21/2012 5:05:12 PM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: FreedBird

He’s a pale face. But his face turns red when he’s mad.

Scott Brown...screw ‘im.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 5:17:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FreedBird

Harry Reid could not possibly have a single friend. Friend and Harry Reid in the same sentence is impossible.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Kaslin
It is extremely difficult for the already embarrassed to embarrass someone else.
22 posted on 09/21/2012 5:50:58 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: Kaslin

What’s the difference between Harry Reid and a turd?

The turd smells a lot better.


23 posted on 09/21/2012 5:51:28 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Kaslin
THIS IS THE PENULTIMATE PARTISAN PROBLEM IN AMERICA....

**************

Reid-finger

--AND--

THE UGLIEST PROSTITUTE IN THE WORLD...

(HE IS WELL-PAID WHILE SCR*WING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY...)

24 posted on 09/21/2012 6:06:08 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Kaslin; All

cancelling official USA Senate business,
for politcal purposes,
should be grounds for criminal prosecution of Reid.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 6:20:58 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: babygene
I heard that he is a pedophile too.

He has not proven that he has paid any taxes since 1960. Also, he has not proven that he is not a frequent user of LSD and cocaine. He also has not proven that he is not employing illegal aliens to wash his underwear.

26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Elendur

Not the first time Dingy Harry has used the Senate floor for partisan politicking.

I just have to hang my head in shame whenever I remember that Nevadans had a chance to get rid of this pos and didn’t.

I hope by going for Romney this Nov, and helping to defeat Obama, we can make up a little for the pain we have caused this nation.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: babygene

And I heard Reid is a goat herder and dates a couple in his herd. I think that’s what I heard about that nerd....


28 posted on 09/21/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin. Reid fails miserably even without it.


29 posted on 09/21/2012 7:24:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Signalman
Reid is a liberal vermin.

You really shouldn't be insulting vermin that way.

30 posted on 09/21/2012 7:33:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Kaslin

Reid is a taxer, defined as a conspiracy nut who thinks Romney doesn’t pay his taxes.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

I simply don’t understand why SOMEONE doesn’t get enough of this and slap this little twerp.

Slandering another senator from the well of the senate used to be taboo. All democrats and people who vote for them are slime.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 9:28:09 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: FreedBird

Reid is scum that decent people wouldn’t want on the bottom of their shoes.


33 posted on 09/22/2012 4:03:59 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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