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Reid: Senator Brown is “One of the Most Partisan People” Ever to Serve
Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 11/15/2012 3:27:15 AM PST by Kaslin

Believe me: This isn’t 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 don’t 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. That’s 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, who’s 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, he’s 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 Leader’s rank hypocrisy and blind partisanship is on full display these days…and becoming more and more noticeable.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: filibuster; harryreid; partisanship; scottbrown
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Before accusing Senator Brown of partisanship, dingy Harry needs to look in his own mirror. There is no one as partisan in the US Senate as he is.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:27:23 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Surely he means Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:30:41 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Kaslin

Reid is a vile, vile, vile human being.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 3:30:41 AM PST by somerville
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To: Kaslin

Ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black!


4 posted on 11/15/2012 3:31:13 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Kaslin

Is Senator Reid partisan or merely delusional? Tough call, given that liberalism is a mental disease.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 3:31:30 AM PST by Pecos (Double tap: the only acceptable gun control)
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To: Pecos

Both, which is proof to what you said


6 posted on 11/15/2012 3:36:14 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

A despicable character is Harry Reid; however, he shows all of us that total partisanship, even when absurd, is a winning strategy.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 3:39:39 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: Kaslin

Well, Brown did sound just like a Democrat when he ran in Massachusetts.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 3:40:55 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Kaslin

Well, Brown did sound just like a Democrat when he ran in Massachusetts.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 3:41:16 AM PST by rhombus
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To: somerville
Reid is a vile, vile, vile human being.

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.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 3:44:45 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Indeed. And he says it with a straight face!


11 posted on 11/15/2012 3:52:32 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Smokin' Joe; somerville; gotribe; Kaslin

Pure projection.

I’d say that Reid needs therapy, but I think he’s beyond help.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 3:53:11 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: rhombus

Because he had to. Remember who he ran against and I am not talking about the “squaw”


13 posted on 11/15/2012 3:54:31 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: somerville

“Reid is a vile, vile, vile human being.”
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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.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 3:54:43 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Kaslin

My fantasy: Reid successfully prevents Brown from running. Instead, a true conservative runs and wins.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:02 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Kaslin

Wish Reid would have died in that auto wreck a few weeks ago. Sorry but it’s true.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 3:58:27 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: gotribe

Wow! They hypocrisy is stunning!! Hey dingy Harry - look in the mirror and say that about the guy looking back at you! Hypocrite!!!


17 posted on 11/15/2012 4:01:51 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Kaslin
Here is my dream:

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.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:33 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: Kaslin

Scott brown is a turncoat. He turned the tea party backing into a joke. Brown is leftist scum not unlike Focahontas.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:59 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

Most people do not know that the Citizens United decision involved Michael Moore and his right to show and advertise “Fahrenheit 911”.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 4:06:03 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Kaslin
Because he had to. Remember who he ran against and I am not talking about the “squaw”

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.

21 posted on 11/15/2012 4:08:15 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Kaslin

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.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:38 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Wish Reid would have died in that auto wreck a few weeks ago. Sorry but it’s true.

That is just awful. I don’t one bit. Retirement is an option though.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:49 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry but the man is pure evil.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:20:26 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Kaslin

Let that be a lesson to the ‘reach-across-the-aisle’ ilk of republicans.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 4:40:15 AM PST by AU72
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To: Kaslin

Reid needs to be declared mentally incompetent to continue to hold office.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 4:40:43 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: somerville

Reid a troll looking dog doo has the nerve to accuse someone else of being partisan.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:41:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Reid needs to take a long hard look in a mirror. If he is truthful with himself he will be horrified.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:07 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Kaslin

Pots and kettles


29 posted on 11/15/2012 4:55:47 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: FES0844
Indeed. And he says it with a straight face!

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.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 4:56:42 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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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.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 5:00:48 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Kaslin

Harry is a DIRTY MOBSTER.....a MEAN, UGLY, VILE, EVIL PERSON.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:01 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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And he says it with a straight face!

If you can call that face straight...He's starting to look like the portrait of Dorian Gray.

33 posted on 11/15/2012 5:24:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Kaslin

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?


34 posted on 11/15/2012 5:25:03 AM PST by GP100
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To: somerville

That he is!

I have often wondered why he has not been excommunicated FRom the Mormon Church.

Sets a fine example, doesn’t he?


35 posted on 11/15/2012 5:29:55 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 5:30:51 AM PST by cotton1706
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I would rather be called partisan than stupid. Harry Reid has to be the poster child for stupid senators. He is a willing dupe for Barry and plods along behind the poster child for idiot congressmen/women : Nancy Pelosi. If there were ever an incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, these two would be it,
37 posted on 11/15/2012 5:46:09 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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I would rather be called partisan than stupid. Harry Reid has to be the poster child for stupid senators. He is a willing dupe for Barry and plods along behind the poster child for idiot congressmen/women : Nancy Pelosi. If there were ever an incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, these two would be it,
38 posted on 11/15/2012 5:46:14 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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I would rather be called partisan than stupid. Harry Reid has to be the poster child for stupid senators. He is a willing dupe for Barry and plods along behind the poster child for idiot congressmen/women : Nancy Pelosi. If there were ever an incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, these two would be it,
39 posted on 11/15/2012 5:46:30 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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I would rather be called partisan than stupid. Harry Reid has to be the poster child for stupid senators. He is a willing dupe for Barry and plods along behind the poster child for idiot congressmen/women : Nancy Pelosi. If there were ever an incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, these two would be it,
40 posted on 11/15/2012 5:46:36 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Kaslin

KMA Harry.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 5:57:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Flick Lives

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 11/15/2012 6:11:11 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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He is a willing dupe for Barry and plods along behind the poster child for idiot congressmen/women : Nancy Pelosi. If there were ever an incarnation of Dumb and Dumber, these two would be it,

Yeah. The funny thing is, obammy got reelected. Now, who's Dumb and dumber? Those people or the electorate?

Think about it.

FMCDH(BITS)

43 posted on 11/15/2012 7:38:06 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Kaslin

Why don’t someone bitch slap this little dried up prick.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 8:54:58 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Kaslin

Like all vampires, Reid has no reflection, so looking in a mirror wouldn’t do any good.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 9:11:10 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: somerville

Yes, Reid is most certainly a vile, despicable human being.

Thanks again Nevada GOP for nominating Sharon Angle!


46 posted on 11/15/2012 12:28:44 PM PST by Aetius
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To: Kaslin; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...
“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.”

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.

47 posted on 11/16/2012 12:02:55 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy

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?


48 posted on 11/16/2012 1:01:25 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA

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.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 1:14:06 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Smokin' Joe

...Dorian Gray

He should look so good!!


50 posted on 11/16/2012 4:42:13 AM PST by FES0844
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