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Reid apologizes for nasty tone on Senate floor
Washington Times ^ | 2013-10-04 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 10/04/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT by justlurking

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a striking mea culpa on the Senate floor Friday as he opened the chamber, saying he and his colleagues have simply gotten too personal and nasty in their floor debates.

A day earlier Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, had scolded Mr. Reid for attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, another Texas Republican, by name as they debated the government shutdown. Mr. Cornyn read directly from the Senate Rules that prohibit members from impugning each other’s motives or conduct.

Mr. Reid on Friday said it was a lesson all senators, including himself, should learn.

“I’ll work harder and I hope my senators will work to their best to maintain these habits of civility and decorum,” he said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 113th; apology; reid; shutdown
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Harry, I'd be happiest if you just shut up.
1 posted on 10/04/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT by justlurking
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To: justlurking

Well, it took him long enough...


2 posted on 10/04/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: justlurking
“I’ll work harder and I hope my senators will work to their best to maintain these habits of civility and decorum,”

Me too Harry.
3 posted on 10/04/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: justlurking

FUHR


4 posted on 10/04/2013 9:48:05 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: justlurking

What? Reid apologized?

That means his nasty hatefulness isn’t working this time.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 9:48:09 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That’s how hairy rolls. His apology is meaningless.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 9:48:29 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: justlurking

He doesn’t mean a word of it.

LLS


7 posted on 10/04/2013 9:48:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: justlurking

Why is that nasty soft spoken little man scolding others in his arm twisted apology?


8 posted on 10/04/2013 9:49:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: justlurking

Harry, we will never forgive you.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 9:49:25 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: justlurking
“I’ll work harder and I hope my senators will work to their best to maintain these habits of civility and decorum,”

So basically he's apologizing to the senate but not us anarchist, terrorist, suicide bomber, arsonist, tea baggers.
10 posted on 10/04/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: justlurking

“I’m sorry (that the mic was still on)”.


11 posted on 10/04/2013 9:50:45 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: justlurking

Did Dingy Harry apologize to the children with cancer he wants killed


12 posted on 10/04/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: justlurking

Too personal and nasty? Methinks not.

Let’s be more like the House of Commons.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 9:51:31 AM PDT by Paulie
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14 posted on 10/04/2013 9:51:35 AM 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: justlurking
Harry doesn't apologize....He's apologizing to all the whiteys for Obama.

Psssst....Something's up....Obama is getting sign up numbers. One year delay might be a terrific deal.

And if the Repubs get the Houses and White House...and repeal the damn thing...it will all revert back to the fault of the Repubs being pri*** in 2013.

Just watch...he didn't give up his Asia trip for nothing.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 9:52:17 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: justlurking

Share with everyone:

http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/obamacare-taxes.php?code=t-oc-taxes


16 posted on 10/04/2013 9:52:27 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: justlurking

He has always been a nasty bastard and he meant every word. Apology my ass..


17 posted on 10/04/2013 9:52:33 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: justlurking

“arsonists” and “anarchists” must not be polling well.

We can win this fight.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 9:53:19 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Dingy is Nevada’s disgrace, in my opinion!


19 posted on 10/04/2013 9:53:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: justlurking

This tells me they’re plotting some new sinister trick. I better go check to see if my checking account’s been drained or something.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 9:53:48 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: justlurking

Non-apology not accepted.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: austinaero

Exactly. If the polling was in their favor, he’d be doubling down.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: justlurking
I watched proceedings the other day where a Democrat repeatedly bashed another Republican Senator BY NAME. The 'moderator' reminded him not to do that and to state the Senators place of origin ("the good Senator from Texas", for example) yet he continued to state names.

The arrogance of the Marxocrats is disgusting. They have no respect for tradition, or the rules.

23 posted on 10/04/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: justlurking
Obama or Jarrett must have told Reid that internal polling shows he's hurting the cause and he needs to get out there and grovel a bit.
24 posted on 10/04/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: justlurking

too late f@#$ko, it’s all over for you pale face. Pale face, isn’t that how the mob bosses on the FBI wiretaps referred to you harry? And how much money did you steal in your land grabs you little pedophile.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 9:58:51 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Reid’s getting polling numbers and other feedback that shows the template isn’t playing out to their advantage this time. If his vitriolic attacks were working as planned he and his flying monkeys would double down. IMHO.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 9:59:03 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: justlurking

I’m still waiting for Reid to apologize for claiming on the Senate floor that Romney had not paid his taxes without a shred of proof then or now.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: mykroar

The party of old farts is senile. They’ll all forget they apologized. LOL


28 posted on 10/04/2013 9:59:55 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: justlurking

He needs to go to the DMV to confess his sins.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: justlurking

I was taken with the part by the sweet, specialness of John Core-none (TX), defending TED CRUZ from Harry’s naughtiness, when you know he loved it, and did Ted plenty wrong himself, by failing the cloture vote and lying all over the place now.

John Cornyn and Dirty Harry must go!


30 posted on 10/04/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: justlurking

Apology not accepted.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 10:04:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: justlurking

...or just die.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 10:04:38 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: justlurking
"My" senators?

-PJ

33 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:07 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: justlurking
The Nevada Democrat said the chamber has “lost the aura” of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the long-time lawmaker from West Virginia who was seen as a keeper of the chamber’s traditions.

That would be the KKK tradition?

34 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:10 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: justlurking
That Senate Rule that Cornyn cited probably dates from this event



the caning of Charles Sumner on the Senate floor
35 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: justlurking

Sounds like Senate Rules is another Senators they don’t read.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:37 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: justlurking

“I’ll work harder”

How many decades has he been in the Senate?

He’s old enuff to know better. Lousy crony socialist.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jim Noble

The Democrats were calling Republicans “jihadists” repeatedly this week.

I thought the politics of personal destruction were behind us with the election of Fearless Leader in 2008.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 10:08:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Didn’t the WH say they need to have 2.7 million people sign up for O-care to work? Or at least get off the ground?
Let’s do the math,,the sign up period is one quarter long (approx 90 days),,,,and they need 2.7 million,,which means the bloated govt pig needs 30K people EVERY DAY to sign up..

.....that just isn’t happening right now,,as far as I can tell.
Uh oh,,what are the Dem communists going to do?


39 posted on 10/04/2013 10:10:51 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: JPG

Telling America he could care less about kids with cancer isn’t a good platform to speak your cause.

Hairy Reid is a cold, callous, mean man, and he knows it.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 10:11:04 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: justlurking

He is the Leader why do they have to tell him the rules. he should be enforcing them not breaking them. Great Leadership role.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 10:11:43 AM PDT by kempster
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To: austinaero
Maybe I should read the article more closely; however I didn't see what could be termed and apology.

(Correction invited.)

.

42 posted on 10/04/2013 10:12:49 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: justlurking
Reid maybe even worse as an intolerant/arrogant bastard.

It is past time to start boycotting Las Vegas and Reno, until those controlling those cities and casinos get rid of Reid.

43 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: justlurking
A few days ago, I emailed Barbara "Box of Rocks" Boxer demanding that SHE demand of him apologies for calling her Republican constituents "anarchists".

I'm sure this was the key.....heh

44 posted on 10/04/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Sacajaweau

I want no delay in implementing 0baMaocare....let the pain begin immediately, so that next year even the dumbest of voters realize this ain’t just a “glitch” or two...


45 posted on 10/04/2013 10:20:26 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: justlurking

You left of the satire tag.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: dogcaller
Reid’s getting polling numbers and other feedback that shows the template isn’t playing out to their advantage this time. If his vitriolic attacks were working as planned he and his flying monkeys would double down. IMHO.

It's been 3 days, and the MSM narrative will change...it was inevitable. They've been beating up on the Ted Cruz and the Tea Party, trying to blame us for closing the memorials and national parks.

The MSM can't stick with the same narrative in the 24/7 news cycle, as the audience gets bored.

They're wringing their hands, as the American people are seeing life going on pretty much as usual.

Obama should have kept his trip to Asia.

47 posted on 10/04/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

His “apology” is BS. No...no one with a brain accepts it. harry, you are a freak who needs to resign immediately.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

He doesn’t mean a word of it.

EXACTLY! He is a hypocrite and a liar. Pure theater — saying what he thinks he has to.


49 posted on 10/04/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: justlurking

Hey Reid 1-800-318-2596


50 posted on 10/04/2013 10:38:26 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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