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Republican wants apology from Harry Reid for calling Ted Cruz a ‘bully’
politico ^ | 5/7/13 | GINGER GIBSON

Posted on 05/07/2013 3:59:53 PM PDT by mdittmar

A Senate Republican on Tuesday called for Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for calling Sen. Ted Cruz a “schoolyard bully.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), citing Senate rules that prescribe for certain decorum from senators while speaking on the floor, suggested that if Reid didn’t apologize, the Senate should further examine his remarks.

“I invite him to come forward, I’m confident that my friend the junior senator from Texas would promptly accept his apology,” Lee said.

“My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully,” Reid said Monday night. “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 changes the rules. That way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people he has won.”

On Tuesday, Reid also called Cruz the “very junior senator from Texas,” an apparent dig at his newness in the chamber.

For his part, Cruz didn’t ask for an apology, but said that he wasn’t a bully and added the statements were proof the majority leader wants to raise taxes.

“The Senate is not a schoolyard,” Cruz said, repeating his initial response to Reid’s remarks. “Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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Wow,these Senate Republicans are really playing hardball,they want an apology!,and they said harry want's to raise taxes!;)
1 posted on 05/07/2013 3:59:53 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Dingy holds the Bully Pulpit.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 4:00:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar
Cruz: “Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.”

lol

3 posted on 05/07/2013 4:01:50 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Paladin2

Harry Reid is the classroom dunce.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 4:02:36 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mdittmar
Hey,Dirty Harry...the word's out,you've been seen molesting young boys in the men's rooms of McCarren Airport.What do have to say about it?
5 posted on 05/07/2013 4:03:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: mdittmar

And how about an apology for blatantly lying about Romney’s taxes. I won’t hold my breath.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mdittmar

Don’t kid yourself. Senators Cruz and Lee are playing hardball.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Where?


8 posted on 05/07/2013 4:04:57 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

They want to lower Cruz to Dingy’s level.

Good strategy to have someone else respond. Cruz can stake out the high ground.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 4:05:05 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Gay State Conservative

Hey, there’s NO proof he hasn’t.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 4:06:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

I like Mike Lee, if we can;t have Cruz in 2016, then Lee will do in a pinch!!


11 posted on 05/07/2013 4:08:42 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mdittmar
Too bad there's such an age disparity .. Lee could go all Preston Brooks on his scrawny evil ass .. LOL
12 posted on 05/07/2013 4:10:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: mdittmar

just ridicule ole shorty and remind him that after calling young mr cruz a bully, ole shorty yelled “ENOUGH” to stop mr cruz from continuing.

ridicule. against an old, dumb, hypocritical marxist.

lol


13 posted on 05/07/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by Principled
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To: mdittmar

Harry Reid hasn’t paid taxes in over 10 years. He also beats his wife and is a known pedophile.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 4:11:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mdittmar

You haven’t been paying attention.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 4:11:20 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Viennacon

...and saying the Romney’s DEAD father wouldn’t be proud of him?

I loathe Harry Reid.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 4:16:51 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: mdittmar
“Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.”

Dish. Cold. Served!

17 posted on 05/07/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: stanne
Oh,I have.

Rules of the Senate CONFLICT OF INTEREST
1. A Member, officer, or employee of the Senate shall not receive any compensation, nor shall he permit any compensation to accrue to his beneficial interest from any source, the receipt or accrual of which would occur by virtue of influence improperly exerted from his position as a Member, Officer, or employee.

18 posted on 05/07/2013 4:21:55 PM PDT by mdittmar
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Cruz needs to do an LBJ and grab dingy harry by the lapels and kick him in the shins with his black cowboy boots until the creeps ankles bleed. Then he needs to put one of those boots up the SOBs you know what.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 4:24:59 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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Why doesn’t one of these Republicans man up and go put a boot in Stinky Harry’s @$$? The roar of the crowd would be tremendous.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 4:31:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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“My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully,”

Liberal Projection™ at it's finest

“Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.”

Cruz runs circles around dingy ;-)

21 posted on 05/07/2013 4:32:04 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: mdittmar

Liberalism is a fascinating pathology. This guy helps shove Obamacare down the country’s throat against its will, yet Cruz is the bully.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 4:38:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mdittmar

I cringe every time some republican cries for an apology. Fight back, but don’t whine about it. It make them look pathetic weak.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 4:39:23 PM PDT by MrShoop
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I have no problem with their demanding decorum in the Senate.

Harry is as discombobulated as Feinstein demanding that Cruz figure out that the Constitution doesn’t matter as much as her having been there for 20 years.

This is nothing.

And Reid doesn’t get to disrespect the Senate.

He doesn’t know what to do.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by stanne
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To: mdittmar

Schoolyard bully? That makes the Senate a schoolyard.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 4:49:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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“Houston... This is Senate DC... the Conservatives have landed”!


26 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They used to beat senators like harry reid with a cane.

LLS


27 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:56 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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