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Reid clarifies exchange with reporter after conservatives pounce on remark (Video)
The Hill ^ | 10/02/13 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/02/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT by mdittmar

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought to clarify comments he made in a testy exchange with a reporter on Wednesday, after conservatives pounced on what they portrayed as a serious government shutdown gaffe.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: cancer; children; deathpanels; evil; extremist; greedy; hardhearted; harryreid; meanspirited; nevada; reid; reporter; senile; zombie
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1 posted on 10/02/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Dems ALWAYS want a do-over when they accidentally tell the truth!


2 posted on 10/02/2013 7:06:59 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: mdittmar

“I didn’t mean to say what I really think!”


3 posted on 10/02/2013 7:08:37 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mdittmar

“If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?,” Bash asked.

“Why would we want to do that?,” Reid shot back. “I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless.”

Well, isn’t that special?


4 posted on 10/02/2013 7:08:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah. Democrats refuse to fund the NIH to “save one child”, but want 300 million people to abandon their Second Amendment Rights to “save one child”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!


5 posted on 10/02/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: mdittmar

Many have already died because of the miserable DNC,
the greedy Congress, and the lying, despicable MSM.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 7:10:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: mdittmar

FTA:

“...but we can’t fall into the trap…of Cruz-led Republicans. That is this...we’ll cherry pick…and finally at the end, everything will be open except for ObamaCare.”

So, Harry Reid admits it’s the Democrat’s strategy to hold everyone hostage unless oZombieCare gets funded, i.e. they are responsible for the government shutdown.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 7:11:19 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Eleutheria5

>> This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless.

I missed that part. Was that direct to Dana Bash?


8 posted on 10/02/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yea, that whole budgeting for one Department at a time is completely irresponsible. It’s not like every other business entity in AMERICA has to do that or anything.

Reid is a monster.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 7:11:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: mdittmar
Reid doesn't want to accidentally remember that IT IS THE JOB of HOR to choose what's funded and what's not.
10 posted on 10/02/2013 7:12:10 PM PDT by Principled
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To: mdittmar

Hill readers savaging the pr9ck. Excellent.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 7:14:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mdittmar

isn’t it special that Dingy Harry gets to clarify and justify his remark, while Republicans get their remarks twisted into contorted worse possible scenarios by the MSM.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 7:14:21 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mdittmar

Looks like the Dems are having a little harder row to hoe blaming this shutdown on the GOP. :-)


13 posted on 10/02/2013 7:15:03 PM PDT 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: mdittmar

Clarifies? He expressed his entire party’s hatred for compassion. Period.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 7:15:32 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mdittmar

It’s on youtube, I don’t need it clarified. It’s as clear as a bell for the world to see.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 7:16:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: mdittmar
That's like Martin Sheen's character "walking back" holding up the baby as a human shield in Dead Zone I'm thinking...
16 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar

We all remember how the media revelled in misinterpreting Gingrich’s remarks about Clinton not using their time together on AF1 to negotiate.

There’s no pretence of balance from them.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 7:17:47 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mdittmar
I love the smell of (Democrat's :) FEAR..
smell like Victory...
While, Establishment RINOs backsliding / Backstabbing
smells like an overflowing hot pail of Baby diapers.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: mdittmar
Well at least he is blaming Republicans now and not Tea Party Anarchist Terrorist, but only someone with dementia would ever claim to have not said something he did say on video.

Dementia - Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior.

That actually explains a lot.

19 posted on 10/02/2013 7:20:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Lurker

Awesome in that there's been a contingent of conservatives that have for years supported doing away with omnibus spending bills and funding departments individually. About d*mn time, I say.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: mdittmar

Thanks Harry for the reRATaclarification. For a minute there we thought you didn’t care if little kids died of cancer.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:22:28 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: originalbuckeye; All

CBS Takes Harry Reid Out Of Context,On Government Funding
Media Matters for America


22 posted on 10/02/2013 7:22:37 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’d let a kid die of cancer for a chance to stick it to Ted Cruz et el. Just like he is willing to send Millions to the Death Panels for Obama’s Signature legislative “accomplishment”.

He can retract and revise all he wants but Most of America watched him make the comments in real time during the dinner news cycle. He F$%&ed himself big time!

Check out the comments on his Facebook site.
His chickens have come home to roost.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:23:27 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: mdittmar

Sorry Harry. No mulligans in politics. You said it. You can’t unsay it.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 7:23:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mdittmar

Thanks Harry for the reRATaclarification. For a minute there we thought you didn’t care if little kids died of cancer.


25 posted on 10/02/2013 7:23:41 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: mdittmar

A done bun can’t be undone, Hairy. Not even the MSM can save your `rat a** this time.


26 posted on 10/02/2013 7:25:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mdittmar

This gaffe is about as good as it gets. We are never going to let go of this one. It is impossible to explain away. The words speak for themselves. This one will go viral


27 posted on 10/02/2013 7:30:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: so_real

All departments should have separate funding bills. This omnibus crap has to stop.


28 posted on 10/02/2013 7:30:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

> Looks like the Dems are having a little harder row to hoe blaming this shutdown on the GOP. :-)

Because their playbook and tactics are being made known to the public. The low-info voters eyes are being opened as the conservatives school them on their master’s tactics of deception.


29 posted on 10/02/2013 7:30:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mdittmar

Harry Reid thinks he’s going Bulworth.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 7:31:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: mdittmar

Sen. Reid: “What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded?”

Well, that would be the U.S. Constitution, Sen. Reid;

“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”- Article I, section 7, clause 1

And-

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of
Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”- Article I, section 9, clause 7

I understand if you are not familiar with it.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 7:31:27 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: mdittmar
"Kids with Cancer can't vote!"

*Whoops! did I let that slip?

32 posted on 10/02/2013 7:35:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Diogenesis
Many have already died because of the miserable DNC

The end justifies the means. And most of their voter base don't have a clue that
they're supporting the party of Communism. They grew up and got into power from the 60's

33 posted on 10/02/2013 7:38:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: mdittmar

The gull disarmed the ah. we need more attractive gulls asking the ?


34 posted on 10/02/2013 7:43:34 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: mdittmar

Reid’s in luck - there is no bullshit story so stupid the press won’t buy it... IF it falls from the mouth of a democrat.


35 posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: mdittmar

What do you expect from a guy who brags about being raised around whorehouses? He is simply crude...in many ways.


36 posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:12 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: mdittmar

Levin on fire to be shared by all:

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-to-obama-you-lay-one-hand-on-ww2-vets-and-ill-bring-half-a-million-people-to-that-memorial/


37 posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MaxMax; All
"And most of their (DNC) voter base
don't have a clue that they're
supporting the party of Communism."




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38 posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: servo1969

Actually Harry, it’s not technically a “right”. It’s an “enumerated power”. Governments don’t have rights, people do. Individual people. But you don’t get that, do ya Harry.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 7:44:41 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker; so_real

Couldn’t agree more. Too many agencies have behaved with nightmarish arrogance and violence towards good law abiding Americans. If agencies are funded separately, they should come under close scrutiny when the funds are being doled out when they have acted outside the law. I would like to see the Republicans take a lot of these agencies to task and now is the best time for it! The Democrats love abusing the little guy, they love having their foot on his neck. Make it painful for these agencies to ever consider their abusive tactics again.


40 posted on 10/02/2013 7:45:57 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mdittmar

Pompous ass Dingy Harry and his ilk deserve to be Recalled. Sick senile punk.


41 posted on 10/02/2013 7:48:34 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: mdittmar

Gaffe? GAFFE???!!!!


42 posted on 10/02/2013 7:48:47 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Cicero

Harry REID - you just opened your filthy mouth and inserted BOTH FEET. The Republicans need to make him eat those feet, and make the Democrats pay dearly for his lack of compassion. He is after, the leader of the DEMOCRAT controlled Senate, and they need to share his filth.


43 posted on 10/02/2013 7:49:08 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mdittmar

I think it’s little short of amazing that Harry Reid has been allowed to act like an absolute and utter jackass throughout the budget debate and not a single member of the LSM has even attempted to call him out.


44 posted on 10/02/2013 7:50:40 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Political Gaffe; defined as an instance where a politician accidentally speaks the truth.


45 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: servo1969
"Sen. Reid: “What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded?”"

The questions needs to be asked of Reid: "If the House doesn't have the right to pick and choose, can you tell us who does?"

46 posted on 10/02/2013 7:51:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mdittmar

When you are explaining, you are losing


47 posted on 10/02/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: Gene Eric

Yes


48 posted on 10/02/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: MaxMax

Harry Reid: Sick, vile, senile, puerile punk.


49 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:06 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: mdittmar

If I were Harry Reid, I would be directing someone to go out into the desert and dig up one of those barrels of money to pay for this kid’s treatment.


50 posted on 10/02/2013 7:54:17 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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