Skip to comments.Reid: Senator Brown is “One of the Most Partisan People” Ever to Serve
Posted on 11/15/2012 3:27:15 AM PST by Kaslin
Believe me: This isnt the first time our vaunted Senate Majority Leader has made baseless accusations with little or no evidence (via The Daily Caller):
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he was very comfortable with the prospect of defending an open seat in his chamber should Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry be tapped for a Cabinet position, and slammed outgoing Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who would likely run to replace Kerry.
I saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship, Reid said of Brown, who ran as a moderate and independent Republican willing to work across the aisle in his ultimately unsuccessful race against Elizabeth Warren. That is a big joke.
He is a travesty. He is one of the most partisan people that ever served here, Reid went on. He could have saved Citizens United, he could have been the 60th vote on that and many other things.
So I dont need a lecture from him on bipartisanship, Reid concluded. He should go look in a mirror.
Where to begin? The truth is that in 2011 Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) was ranked the second most bipartisan Senator in Washington, and, according to the same Congressional Quarterly study, only voted with his party 54 percent of the time. Thats a pretty distinguished track record of bipartisanship -- especially at a time of increased polarization and gridlock inside the corridors of Congress. By contrast, of course, Senator Reid (so far) has voted with his party 94 percent of the time on 433 votes since the start of the 112th Congress -- and voted with his party 95 percent of the time on 689 votes during the 111th Congress, according to the Washington Post. In other words, whos the real partisan lawmaker, again?
Reid, incidentally, is also the same partisan who stood on the floor of the Senate Chamber and maliciously accused Governor Mitt Romney of not paying any taxes for ten years, citing an anonymous and disgruntled former Bain Capital investor as evidence. He lied. Now, as Guy recently reported, hes determined to pass filibuster reform in a concerted effort to limit GOP lawmakers from blocking legislation they disagree with (or want to amend) in the upper chamber -- a hypocritical and shameless political maneuver he explicitly warned about when Senate Democrats were the minority party. Sadly, it seems, the Majority Leaders rank hypocrisy and blind partisanship is on full display these days
and becoming more and more noticeable.
Surely he means Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
Reid is a vile, vile, vile human being.
Ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black!
Is Senator Reid partisan or merely delusional? Tough call, given that liberalism is a mental disease.
Both, which is proof to what you said
A despicable character is Harry Reid; however, he shows all of us that total partisanship, even when absurd, is a winning strategy.
Well, Brown did sound just like a Democrat when he ran in Massachusetts.
Well, Brown did sound just like a Democrat when he ran in Massachusetts.
I'll second that! Reid exudes hate, bitterness, and bile; it shows in his face. I can't think of a single bipartisan thing Reid has ever said; no compliment to the opposition, no matter how trivial.
Indeed. And he says it with a straight face!
I’d say that Reid needs therapy, but I think he’s beyond help.
Because he had to. Remember who he ran against and I am not talking about the “squaw”
“Reid is a vile, vile, vile human being.”
Indeed he is.... maybe the worst in my lifetime.
Add to him Nancy Paluzie, from the house of ill repute.
Thanks to their type, it will take 50 acts of God to save America.
My fantasy: Reid successfully prevents Brown from running. Instead, a true conservative runs and wins.
Wish Reid would have died in that auto wreck a few weeks ago. Sorry but it’s true.
Wow! They hypocrisy is stunning!! Hey dingy Harry - look in the mirror and say that about the guy looking back at you! Hypocrite!!!
1. Harry Reid succeeds in killing the Senate Filibuster rule.
2. God calls Harry Reid, Bill Nelson, Frank Lautenburg, and Tim Johnson home in 2013. All are from states with Republican Governors.
3. Christie appoints a Democrat, but the other three appoint Republicans.
4. The Senate gains 3 Republicans who now have the majority.
5. The Democrats try to re-institute the filibuster, but too bad, they killed it.
Scott brown is a turncoat. He turned the tea party backing into a joke. Brown is leftist scum not unlike Focahontas.
Most people do not know that the Citizens United decision involved Michael Moore and his right to show and advertise “Fahrenheit 911”.
Yes, I'm quite well acquainted with Massachusetts. Republicans are the scum of the earth there and every child grows up up cursing the GOP the way the Arabs hate the Jews.
Because he had to.
Then the people of Mass did not have a choice in the difference between the candidates. Both Brown and the lady who won were liberal MAYBE by a different degree. If he had kept his principles (if he had any) then he had a shot at winning.
Wish Reid would have died in that auto wreck a few weeks ago. Sorry but its true.
That is just awful. I don’t one bit. Retirement is an option though.
Sorry but the man is pure evil.
Let that be a lesson to the ‘reach-across-the-aisle’ ilk of republicans.
Reid needs to be declared mentally incompetent to continue to hold office.
Reid a troll looking dog doo has the nerve to accuse someone else of being partisan.
Reid needs to take a long hard look in a mirror. If he is truthful with himself he will be horrified.
Pots and kettles
These libs know they can say whatever they want because the press will back them up. If we ever get a legitimate press corps with integrity the country will have a chance.
Reid is making money hand over fist being a US Senator.....but not from his salary/perks and earmarks (cackle).
His sons are lawyers and lobbyists——any entity that wants the Sen’s attention has to first pony up $300,000 (when last reported) to the sons.
Course, insider stock, investment and other business tips are also included in the deal.....for those who want a favor from Sen Harry....
Bi-partisanship? Oh my, yes.
Harry’s decrepit ears and hands are always open to “anyone” with the gelt.
Harry is a DIRTY MOBSTER.....a MEAN, UGLY, VILE, EVIL PERSON.
If you can call that face straight...He's starting to look like the portrait of Dorian Gray.
Harry’s magic underwear must be a little tight. Brown voted with the Dems 46% of the time. There is no such thing as a Republican here in MA (they are all RINOS at best). What will be Harry’s response when Lyin’ Lizzy votes 100% of the time with her party?
That he is!
I have often wondered why he has not been excommunicated FRom the Mormon Church.
Sets a fine example, doesn’t he?
I saw this article yesterday so I sent Brown the below email.
Did you see Harry Reid’s comments on you Senator?? Are you still fool enough to believe that being “bipartisan” is a great and wondrous thing? You were the second most bipartisan senator. That means you were the senator second most likely to vote with the democrats. And they still call you an extremist. You moderates are such fools. So glad I left your office blank on my ballot last week! Good riddance to “bipartisans” (i.e. democrats) like you and Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar.
Conservative republicans are republicans. Moderate republicans are democrats. The people need to know what they’re voting for and worthless moderates like you and Snowe and Collins and Lugar and Graham and Jeffords and Specter and Chafee just water down the republican caucus and lessen the resistance to the progressives and the socialists who have no love for liberty or limited constitutional government.
When is a bulletproof Republican, like Jeff Sessions or Jim DeMint, going to challenge everything this asshole says at a public news conference. Libs/Dems have shown that you can destroy people politically. TIME TO START DOING IT TO DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah. The funny thing is, obammy got reelected. Now, who's Dumb and dumber? Those people or the electorate?
Think about it.
Why don’t someone bitch slap this little dried up prick.
Like all vampires, Reid has no reflection, so looking in a mirror wouldn’t do any good.
Yes, Reid is most certainly a vile, despicable human being.
Thanks again Nevada GOP for nominating Sharon Angle!
What a POS comment by Dingy Harry.
Get ready for his return if Osama puts Kerry in the cabinet. Without the POTUS turnout Lieawhatha would have had no chance. They would probably not choose such a worthless candidate again though.
dems might be ready for Scottie this time and back somebody in he rat primary who resembles a normal human being. capuano prob beats Brown. or is it deval patrick for Senate?
Crapuano would worry me. In a low turnout election that pusbag Deval would not, though I see he has a high approval for some reason.
He should look so good!!