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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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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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“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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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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