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Reid: I donít understand Boehnerís brain
The Hill ^

Posted on 11/29/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain By Alexander Bolton - 11/29/12 12:54 PM ET

Democrats and Republicans are so far off in their expectations for the next steps of fiscal talks that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed he cannot understand the Republican Speaker’s brain.

Senate Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by what they say is the lack of a specific plan from House Republicans to raise tax revenues or cut entitlement spending.

Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan to let the Bush-era tax rates on families earning above $250,000 expire.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told reporters the ball is in the Democrats’ court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” Reid said when asked about the disconnect between him and Boehner.

Democrats argue they have already made their proposal to raise $900 billion for a down payment on the deficit at year’s end. They say Republicans should offer plans to cut entitlement spending, because that is the GOP’s priority.

“Is Boehner saying nothing? Then we’re negotiating with ourselves. Boehner has not had one specific proposal. The Republicans have had not one specific proposal. They can do it on the tax side, they can do it on the spending side. What do they propose,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership.

Schumer said Republican leaders’ general offer to find ways to raise revenues to reduce the deficit was “nothing.”

Schumer noted the Democratic down payment would raise income tax rates on families earning above $250,000, raise the capital gains rate to 20 percent and set the estate tax rate at 45 percent.


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1 posted on 11/29/2012 10:38:50 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

A democrat not understanding something...how rare. </sarcasm>


2 posted on 11/29/2012 10:39:58 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Um hm. And we don’t understand yours either.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 10:40:58 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
That's because syphilis infected your brain Harry.
4 posted on 11/29/2012 10:41:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: struggle

With a IQ lower than his age! No surprise here,


5 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:06 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Sub-Driver
the ball is in the Democrats’ court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

This is what Reid's brain is wanting to avoid. If the president and the dems really want a "Balanced" approach, where are their spending cuts?

Reid doesn't want to go there, and just wants the GOP to play the Grinch role.

6 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand why Reed isn’t in prison.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 10:43:29 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Actual image of Reed's (sick!) brain (the chip on the left included for judging relative size):


8 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: D-fendr

Heck, the GOP just wants to cut the rate of growth and the Democrats won’t even consider any of that


9 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

:: Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan ::

Mr. Reid, let me explain this to you...

Your concept of a “counter-offer” is that the Republicans agree to your concept. Changes and amendments are fully foreign to you.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: struggle

The problem is I do understand Harry and his ilk’s sick twisted brain.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:16 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: D-fendr

Nice call, and I would urge the Republicans to refuse engage in any negotiations until Obama has put a plan on the table for every citizen to see.

He’s the Grand Mufti, so let him lead.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:30 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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13 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver

No problem. The counter offer is to keep existing rates current, and eliminate all credits.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 10:47:59 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand his brain or your brain, Mr. Reid.

You say you are still awaiting a “reasonable offer” from republicans, but your party is the leader, so lead you worthless bastard.

The republicans don’t need to offer you anything at all.

But because the republicans are dumb as ****ing dog crap, they are going to do exactly that. They are going to utterly and totally murdered by democrats over this fisc al cliff that their cowardice helped to create, and at the same time that murder occurs, the republicans are going to stab themselves in the heart just to make sure the job is done.

Never in my life have I seen such a farce as is the us government and the moron population that elects it.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 10:49:41 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain

Well, Harry, I gave up trying to understand how liberals think a long time ago. Maybe you should too.

16 posted on 11/29/2012 10:51:54 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Nice call, and I would urge the Republicans to refuse engage in any negotiations until Obama has put a plan on the table for every citizen to see.”

Right.

Funny how no one in the msm is pressing 0 to come up with his own plan (something that should have been done prior to the election). If this were Romney, or any non-democrat, the likes of Chris Matthews would be having fits for the lack of leadership.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 10:52:18 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

REID - the self proclaimed brain expert!

When will Reid understand America and what made her great and The Constitution. Too much time spent controlling others than studying what he should know. At his age, we know where his strengths always have been - controlling others, i.e, Obamacare.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 10:52:25 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver

“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Harry simply has none. So thats as far as it goes. Negotiation is not doing what one is told, or commanded by the fascists in office.Negotion is give and take, quid pro quo, not a unilateral one sided affair.

What is there about that that Harry does not understand?

Boehner has a brain, Reid has none.Reid does what he is told, Rice does what she is told, Pelosi does what she is told. Eff everyone of these POSHITUS fascists.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 11:05:40 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: MichaelCorleone

Isn’t that the truth.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 11:06:05 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He does have a point. WTF IS the republican position?


21 posted on 11/29/2012 11:12:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

whoknew


22 posted on 11/29/2012 11:12:51 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: C210N
Biden says

HEY THAT'S A PEA! YOU CAN'T FOOL ME."

23 posted on 11/29/2012 11:13:43 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TurboZamboni

24 posted on 11/29/2012 11:14:10 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

You could fill a room full of books and documents with things that Harry Reid doesn’t understand. Starting with the Constitution.

By the way, I wonder who hates John Boehner more: Harry Reid or a bunch of posters here on Free Republic.

Probably a tie.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 11:20:09 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

We wouldn’t expect someone with a brain the size of Reid’s to understand much of anything. Ditto for those who voted for him.


26 posted on 11/29/2012 11:21:31 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Its above Harry’s pay grade....


27 posted on 11/29/2012 11:22:11 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Travis McGee
Uh oh. Travis has got PhotoShop loaded up again. < g!>
28 posted on 11/29/2012 11:22:19 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: DManA
The GOP has come up with various ideas for cutting entitlements.

The Dems never do. It's time for the onus regarding entitlements to be on THEM.

29 posted on 11/29/2012 11:22:30 AM PST by what's up
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To: Wiser now

Um hm. And we don’t understand yours either.


Your assuming Harry Reid was born with a brain, Im thinking there is nothing in that head of his but a little mouse running on a wheel


30 posted on 11/29/2012 11:29:42 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

If Boehner had any brains and guts, he would point out the last couple years of crap Dingy Harry has pulled, explain why it hurts the People, and say that maybe Harry’s brain just doesn’t work well enough to understand other folk’s brains.


31 posted on 11/29/2012 11:45:57 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

i understand reid’s crippled, wicked, black, rotting brain.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 11:48:56 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This is what’s going on in Boehner’s brain:

Oh, I can’t let the GOP Establishment think I am being too conservative!!! They might get mad at me if they stop getting invited to Georgetown cocktail parties.

Hmm, how about I say I’m not going to raise taxes for a few days, let the media beat up on genuine conservatives, then “grow” in office a few days later when I fold.

Enough Republicans will join House Democrats to pass tax increases and Republicans can still get blamed for the bad economy.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 11:50:57 AM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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To: what's up

They don’t want entitlement reforms. How are you going to make them want entitlement reforms.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 12:03:02 PM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irPvmGrd4Wk

Understanding the Liberal Mind Video - about 10 minutes


35 posted on 11/29/2012 12:04:11 PM PST by upbeat5
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To: what's up
The Dems never do.

The 'Rats *DO* have a plan to cut entitlements. And to SIGNIFICANTLY cut them to the bone. They just won't discuss this... even to the point of creating an atmosphere where to even whisper this plan, you become a object to be castigated and ridiculed and relegated to the conspiracy nut corner.

We all know this plan, as they do: Apply cloward-piven to the hilt until the currency collapses. 'Rats will then be in position to take on harder tyrannical control, creating an atmosphere where all entitlements can go poof, and the govt 'Rats are insulated from repercussions!

36 posted on 11/29/2012 12:04:28 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: struggle

It takes one to understand one.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 12:07:46 PM PST by Hootowl
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To: Sub-Driver
All you have to know about Bonehead Boehner is his I.Q. is in the low double digits between 10 and 20. Also, if you talk loudly to him he will cry and lick your hand like an abused puppy. ‘Nuff said, Harry.
38 posted on 11/29/2012 12:09:18 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Sub-Driver

To understand a brain, you have to have one first, right?


39 posted on 11/29/2012 12:13:16 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There are a handful of people in the world that would just be fun to punch in the face. Harry Reid is one of those. What a disgusting cretin. Why is he allowed to act like a buffoon constantly without any repercussions? (Other than the fact that he is a Democrat)


40 posted on 11/29/2012 12:21:07 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe if this stupid prick Reid would stop insulting people, we could get somewhere.


41 posted on 11/29/2012 12:22:48 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: crosshairs

My continuing question on John Corzine.

Why has that theif been flogged, and thrown in prison the rest of his life??!!!!!


42 posted on 11/29/2012 12:27:45 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Sub-Driver

I understand Reid’s brain: it is owned by SEIU and the international communist movement.


43 posted on 11/29/2012 12:29:56 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Sub-Driver

This all smoke and mirrors. The GOP will cave as usual and give in to new taxes now with spending cuts in the future.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 12:40:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand how a mob connected criminal can be Senate Majority Leader.


45 posted on 11/29/2012 12:56:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dirty Harry Reid hasn’t evolved one little bit since he was a bag man for the mob, picking up daily revenues from the brothels & bringing it all back to Las Vegas to the mob bosses.

He is stuck in Bugsy Siegal land....


46 posted on 11/29/2012 1:24:59 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver
"Democrats say the onus is on Republicans"

Isn't THAT special.....

How about the Onus is on Democrats, who spent the future's income into oblivion with giveaways to their Union Buddies, Favored "Selected" classes (students, blacks, Hispanics, Public Employees who provide nothing but a sinkhole for YOUR earnings), etc.)

CUT SPENDING TO 2001 LEVELS, AND GO FROM THERE......

47 posted on 11/29/2012 1:50:46 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: massgopguy

Don’t forget, Harry was a boxer in some kind of past life.....
since he was probably not a very good one, I can see how he may be suffering from “Dain Bramage”....so it may not necessarily be syphilis....maybe you’re thinking of Harry’s prototype and mentor, Al Capone.


48 posted on 11/29/2012 7:11:42 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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>> Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain

Something only a man would understand.


49 posted on 11/29/2012 7:17:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s easy...Amstel Light


50 posted on 11/29/2012 7:22:09 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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