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Harry Reid to Ted Cruz: “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully”
Hotair ^ | 05/07/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:00:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Yes, because goodness knows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has never thrown a political punch below the belt in the course of his career. Via The Hill:

The two senators bickered as Cruz rose to object to Reid’s motion to appoint conferees to a House-Senate budget committee. …

He said Cruz’s request to eliminate all taxes in a final House-Senate budget was absurd.

“The senator from Texas was on the losing side…now he wants us to adopt the losing side’s view or we cannot go to conference,” Reid said.

“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully,” Reid added.

“He pushes everybody around and is losing and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but he changes the rules that way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people that he has won.”

Cruz, a Tea Party darling whose rhetoric has sometimes raised eyebrows among Republicans, shot back that “I wasn’t aware we are in the schoolyard.”

Reid cut him off saying “enough.”

Heh. Sen. Reid simply couldn’t bring himself to understand how it is that Republicans could possibly blocking an effort to go to conference on the budget — although Sen. Cruz’s concern was that the non-filibusterable conference report could be used to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and he was asking that Reid amend his motion to go to conference to classify any provisions raising taxes and/or the debt ceiling as out of order before proceeding further — hence the apt display of schoolyard-style petulance.

Funny you should mention that though, Sen. Reid. Over the weekend, longtime Democratic strategist James Carville said of Sen. Cruz: “I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. … And this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. And he is going to be something to watch.”

To which Sen. Cruz responded on Fox News this afternoon that he was flattered by Carville’s kind comments, but to all of his haters out there, it’s just a little amusing that “a number of people have criticized me on the grounds of civility and, in particular, have insulted me while doing so,” no?

CLIKC ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF TED CRUZ REACTING TO JAMES CARVILLE's COMMENTS ABOUT HIM



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: harryreid; tedcruz
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:00:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If Ted is truly a schoolyard bully, Hairy, he’d kick the shit out of you!


2 posted on 05/07/2013 7:01:43 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is why we love Ted Harry, because he shames you and stops you, go FU.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor w’ittle Harry. A Republican who won’t cower in the corner when you shout ‘boo’ is a bully and being verwy mean to you, huh? *sniff, sniff*


4 posted on 05/07/2013 7:04:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: IbJensen

I’d buy a ticket to watch that.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 7:04:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting and snide remark coming from a politician who has made a career out of bullying and swindling the taxpayers. May this snide little weasel rot in a deep warm pit.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 7:05:17 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My guess is that Reid has been a pussy her entire miserable life.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

harry used to be a boxer


8 posted on 05/07/2013 7:08:17 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry Reid strikes me more as a mobster than a politician although the distinction sometimes can be fine.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: stickywillie
harry used to be a boxer

He had twenty-two matches... and won 'em all except for twenty-two.

10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz should be insulted.

Any friend of Whorehouse Harry is most certainly NOT a friend of one possessing intelligence and morals.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Neoliberalnot

Just like the bullies on the playground, Harry just can’t stand it when he meets someone who stands up to him.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What? How can that be?

I just heard our Dear Dark-Skinned Male President say this very weekend that people have nothing to fear from Government-Americans.

Ted Cruz is obviously a Government-American.

13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:11:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:16 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“He pushes everybody around and is losing and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but he changes the rules that way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people that he has won.”

This from dirty harry?? You can't make this stuff up. I swear Woodrow...

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:34 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: AtlasStalled

I suspect the Mafia might take offense to this comparison, as a number of them have skills that are useful in the real world.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 7:14:20 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind

lol

do we need anymore proof that Cruz is effective?!?!

they have given up on trying to argue with him and are now just trying to label him a bully!

GO CRUZ!


17 posted on 05/07/2013 7:14:38 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Da Coyote

> Cruz should be insulted.

Any friend of Whorehouse Harry is most certainly NOT a friend of one possessing intelligence and morals.

My thoughts exactly. I’d let Harry know he’s no friend, Ted, especially to the citizens of the U.S. because he’s been very actively involved and complicit in trying to take away our constitutional rights. He and his cronies should be considered enemies of the cItizen’s of the United States and impeached.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 7:15:54 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: AtlasStalled

I’ve been told that the corrupt Senator from Nevada in The Godfather II is based on Harry Reid.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 7:19:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
Go Senator Cruz! Make Dingy Harry's words truthful for once.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind
"“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully,” Reid added."

Harry Reid has no friends.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Congressman Harry Reid's great-great uncle..maybe one day Harry you can join your criminal relative in hell very soon I hope..
22 posted on 05/07/2013 7:23:05 AM PDT by PLD
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To: stickywillie

harry used to be a boxer<<

LMAO...Talk about a beard!


23 posted on 05/07/2013 7:23:27 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

Hypocritical Harry. He’s the bully. The “Senior” senator can go home if he doesn’t like the contest of ideas.

Cruz is doing the job he was elected to do: stop the nation’s march towards tyranny (which Harry is hellbent on us falling into).


24 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:39 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: SeekAndFind

Takes one to know one, I guess....


25 posted on 05/07/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

What we have here is someone using Harry’s techniques back on him, and he does not like it. Too bad Harry. You should have been in jail long ago and only worrying about the bulls, not “bullies” like Cruz.

Memo to Harry: go back to your condo over at the Ritz and GFY.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Rummyfan

who was 22 with?.....Maxine Waters?


27 posted on 05/07/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

Translation -

Reid: “He’s a Conservative so he’s a bad man.”

The sheeple are going to stop listening to these cries. All the Dems do is say things to make them think that conservatives are evil. Cruz has done nothing to back up Reid’s claim. He’s no bully. Reid is, though.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 7:31:53 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: stickywillie
harry used to be a boxer

Color me completely non-impressed

Even with no formal boxing training, if some kind soul would lend him fifteen years to even things up, I'd happily climb into the ring with the vile maggot.

29 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind
Reid had his cute little scripted comment ready and Cruz just off the cuff fed it back to him.

Masterful.

30 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reid can say anything he wants. Idiots are not responsible people.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 7:41:26 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

He should have said, “I am not your friend”. That is that stupid Sean Vannity thing where he calls everyone his friend. I hate that. That word is reserved for a very few people.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz is like the well armed sheep negotiating with Democrat wolves on the dinner menu......Listen and you’ll hear the wolves howl in protest that mutton is not being served......


33 posted on 05/07/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut your festering gob you twit. Damn Harry, you won’t pass a MANDATED budget for over 5 years, but Cruz is the “bully”?

Maggots have more honor...


34 posted on 05/07/2013 7:47:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: AtlasStalled

“Harry Reid strikes me more as a mobster than a politician although the distinction sometimes can be fine.”

Whorehouse Harry Reid, The Mormon Mobster! The Mormon Church, if it had and decency, would excommunicate this bastard!


35 posted on 05/07/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

When I see Dingy Harry waddle up to the podium with a wedgie up his ass, I’ll believe him.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 7:50:47 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: AtlasStalled
"Harry Reid strikes me more as a mobster than a politician although the distinction sometimes can be fine."

Funny you should say that:

Dirty Harry Reid: The Mafia's "Mr. Clean Face" on the Nevada Gaming Commission

37 posted on 05/07/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do I wish he’d said “If I was a schoolyard bully I’d already have given you your daily wedgie.”?


38 posted on 05/07/2013 8:30:27 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: bigbob

LOL — I was thinking much the same.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
May this snide little weasel rot in a deep warm pit.

better, a warm dim room, eating Jello with his hands....
40 posted on 05/07/2013 8:34:06 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is like the school yard bully telling the teacher that his victim wouldn’t give him their lunch money and punched them in the nose!


41 posted on 05/07/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SeekAndFind; AnonymousConservative

Reid thinks he is trying to outgroup a r selected bunny wabbit, Reid hasn’t learned Ted Cruz is a K selected predator!!!!

http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/the-theory/rk-selection-theory/

Welcome to the Hunt Reid, you are a Bunny Wabbit, Ted is the Wolf...


42 posted on 05/07/2013 8:48:53 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Murdering, lying, stealing, filth-promoting Reid is offended by someone being impolite. Reid’s whole political existence is slap in the face. I, personally, will celebrate its end.


43 posted on 05/07/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry sez, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”


44 posted on 05/07/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: stickywillie
harry used to be a boxer

So was the Marathon Bomber.

45 posted on 05/07/2013 9:03:47 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: SeekAndFind
“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully,” Reid added.

You Harry, are a MARXIST BULLY!!

46 posted on 05/07/2013 9:17:59 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

When the Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, Sen. Byrd, used Senate rules to stand in the way of Republicans, the media exulted in his “mastery of the Senate rules.” Now they and their masters in the Democrat Senate (along with quisling Republicans like Juan McCain and Linseed Graham) whine like little girls that Cruz is being “a bully” for impeding the Democrats plan to bankrupt this nation.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
instead of playing the game according to the rules,

When you play the game according to libtard rules, you have already lost.

48 posted on 05/07/2013 9:32:08 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mjp

The senate is a one on one streetfight.

The house is gang on gang rumbles.

the senate country club is dead, long may it stay dead.


49 posted on 05/07/2013 9:37:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

[[Harry Reid to Ted Cruz: “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully”]]

Well at least harry ried admits that he and hte left are still of schoolyard mentality- A bunch of whiny little crybabies weho run and hide behind the teacher’s skirt while taunting their ‘oppressors’ whenever they face any opposition

Even our dear leader was out at a school whining about how mean the right is and how they shouldn’t listen to them-

The left is on a major whine-fest lately


50 posted on 05/07/2013 9:42:17 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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