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Reid defends remark likening Tea Party to modern-day anarchists
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reid defends remark likening Tea Party to modern-day anarchists By Alexander Bolton - 05/02/13 05:17 AM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the Tea Party is the main reason why things are not getting done in Congress and views it as a party of modern-day anarchists.

Reid on Wednesday afternoon stood by comments he made on the Senate floor last week comparing Tea Party-affiliated Republicans to 19th century American anarchists.

“I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches into the government,” Reid said during an interview on the Rusty Humphries Show.

“It’s evident. We can’t get things done. They don’t want anything to happen in government,” he continued. “We pass laws. They fight funding the laws we pass. They don’t want government to work. I want it to work.

“We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists,” Reid said. “Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.”

Some Tea-Party lawmakers have acknowledged the influence of 19th-century thinkers.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor last month that he considers Henry David Thoreau more of a mentor than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Thoreau famously declared: “That government is best which governs least.”

“Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, —‘That government is best which governs not at all;’ and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have,” Thoreau wrote in his landmark essay, “Civil Disobedience.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; dignyharry; harryreid; reid
Oh, ok..........
1 posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 05/02/2013 3:43:06 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wherever there is injustice,
You will find us!
Wherever there is suffering,
We'll be there!
Wherever liberty is threatened,
You will find.....The Tea party
3 posted on 05/02/2013 3:48:07 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boehner and McConnell were reported to have both agreed.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 3:52:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmm....

Yer diapers are leaking....


5 posted on 05/02/2013 3:57:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

And “things not getting done” in Congress is a bad thing?

Really, Harry really?


6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:04:56 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming from this idiot I take that as a compliment.

Also, I thought the Tea Party was dead.............weird.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 4:05:01 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Vendome

How could this be, I thought the Tea Party was dead?


8 posted on 05/02/2013 4:05:19 AM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: Sub-Driver

To the totalitarian leftist, that there ‘ol Constitution thningy sure looks like anarchy.

Yep.
Suuuure it does.

Lock and load, boys and girls. They’s a-commen’.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 4:05:59 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Diogenesis

Link?


10 posted on 05/02/2013 4:06:25 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches into the government,”

Yeah, Harry, your average anarchist who doesn't believe in any form of government is going to run for a government office...why? Because of an overwhelming desire to hang out with dumbasses like you?!

I would say that he wouldn't know an anarchist if one kicked him in the ass, but anarchists don't believe in initiating force against anyone so that wouldn't happen.

11 posted on 05/02/2013 4:17:32 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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Repeat the lie harry... and you ensure your spot in hell... on all fours... for eternity... with you face smashed up against ted kennedy’s herpes blistered arse.

FU harry reid!

LLS


12 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: RBW in PA

The Tea Party and Christians are the ONLY reason the 0 administration haen’t taken away all your constitutional rights yet, douchebag. I cannot wait to see day Reid steps down because he is going to be shunned in his community


13 posted on 05/02/2013 4:24:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

Does Harry understand that our Founders created a separation of powers to ensure that legislation couldn’t be rushed through based on a momentary whim. (ie gun control based on emotion).


14 posted on 05/02/2013 4:34:23 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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“I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form.

No Harry just Obama/your socialist/communist/homosexual-abortion-terrorist loving form of government.....


15 posted on 05/02/2013 4:39:44 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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Douchebag? I am on your side and my comment was sarcasam, you need to lighten up!
16 posted on 05/02/2013 4:44:14 AM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: Sub-Driver

This little man-child Reid is showing why he is UNQUALIFIED for his position. He talks in ignorance out of his butt about AMERICAN CITIZENS, of whom he has done NO research and knows NOTHING about.

Tea Partiers are all about getting our country back to it’s founding principles as laid by our founders.

What’s wrong with Nevada for keeping this clown in office???


17 posted on 05/02/2013 4:58:54 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry, we live in a world that has liberals and those liberals need to be checked by men and women with guts and brains.

Who’s gonna do it?

You?

You, Harry?

The Tea Party has a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.

You weep for your legislation and curse the Tea Party; you have that luxury.

You have the luxury of not knowing what we know: that the death of your pathetic legislation, while tragic to you, probably saved lives and that our existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.

You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want the Tea Party to prevent your legislation you need us to prevent you from passing your legislation. We use words like honor, code, loyalty, integrity, patriotism, faith, courage, and commitment.

We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend the United States of America.

You use them as a punch line.

The Tea Party (made up of Patriot’s, Veteran’s, Christians, Men, and Women) has neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom we provide and have provided for you and all of your liberal cronies and then questions the manner in which we provide it.

We would rather you just said “thank you,” and went on your way.

Otherwise, I suggest that you quit picking the side of our enemies (foreign and domestic) and try defending our freedom. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think Harry.

`Channeling Col. Jessup from a few good men.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 5:07:28 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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Call me an anarchist...


19 posted on 05/02/2013 5:16:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm sure King George III felt much the same way about earlier American patriots.

King Putt and his Merry Band of Marxists are no better.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 5:29:15 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s bad form to name-call. Usually, all it reveals is a limited ability to think and to express oneself clearly.

But, since Hairy Reid is not only a U.S. Senator, but the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, we should presume he’s not as stupid as he seems to be.

And, being that what’s fair is fair, here is my response:

Democrats want to nationalize the economy while maintaining a veneer of private ownership which is exactly what the Nazis did in Germany, except we know that Democrats are different from Nazis because they engaged in genocide. But, the Democrats are like Nazis because they do not believe in a free-market economy, only they kind of hide that.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 5:47:25 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: RBW in PA

That remark was directed at Harry Reid, you douchebag...lol j/k


22 posted on 05/02/2013 5:57:28 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

So any opposition to out of control government spending is now considered anarchy. I wonder why he has nothing to say about the self proclaimed Anarchists who trash cities and public places on May Day?


23 posted on 05/02/2013 6:18:48 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists,”

Well dingy hairy, you did not learn the government is for the people, by the people. You must have been to busy kissing the professor's rear end to get good grades.

Maybe you need to ax nancy pig lousy about the "We have to pass it to find out what's in it" remarks. Over 60% of people are against 0 bummercare.

You sorry schmuck have no business to call us anarchists. Another question for you dingy, didn't you have an airport built near your hometown that has a few passengers per week?

24 posted on 05/02/2013 6:34:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Redmen4ever

I would say democrats do engage in genocide. They call it pro -choice.


25 posted on 05/02/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by virgil
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To: RBW in PA

I may be....


26 posted on 05/02/2013 11:24:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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