Skip to comments.Bad blood: Four feuding leaders (Reid Calls Boehner "Coward")
Posted on 10/04/2013 9:58:37 AM PDT by mojito
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately told fellow Democratic senators this week what he really thought of Speaker John Boehner.
Hes a coward, Reid angrily said, referring to Boehners private push for federal health care contributions for lawmakers and their staff. Boehner later backed legislation to end those subsidies in order to win points with House GOP conservatives. Hes a coward! Reid exclaimed.
Reids outburst confirmed by several sources attending a Senate Democratic policy luncheon on Tuesday is the latest example of how the relationship between the nations top political leaders is now brimming with acrimony, distrust and pettiness at a perilous time for the countrys economy. The government shutdown the first in 17 years is in its fourth day with no end in sight.
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But lots of &**^%%$(&$@*&%!!!!! would be involved.
Reid is correct on this one...abet for the wrong reasons but right none the less...Boner is a yellow bellied coward.
a spineless lying weasel calling someone else a coward. Priceless.
Wasn’t Dingy the one who told us back in 2003 that we are already defeated in Iraq and we need to surrender?
And this POS calls another coward’???
Reid’s mother had no children that lived.
I agree with Reid, Boehner has mostly been a coward and Reid is an imperialist son of a biscuit eater. Nasty, crotchety old man.
Yep, if you read deep down in the story, you find out that Boehner was betraying the Conservatives in the House GOP Caucus and making promises to Reid that he could not keep (instead of telling the old fool to just bugger off).
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Wait a minute! Didn’t Harry Reid just call for civility?
Harry Reid is Ayn Rand’s Ellsworth M. Toohey in the flesh.............
“Wait a minute! Didnt Harry Reid just call for civility?”
You wouldn’t be suggesting that Harry is a hypocrite, would you? I agree with a call for civility. In fact, were I a Senator, I would stand up and ask Harry if those rumors of his sexual abuse of corpses while he was an undertaker were true. But I would ask politely.
Ellsworth Monkton Toohey, who writes a popular art criticism column, is Roark's antagonist. Toohey is Rand's personification of evil, the most active and self-aware villain in any of her novels. Toohey is a socialist, and represents the spirit of collectivism more generally. He styles himself as representative of the will of the masses, but his actual desire is for power over others. He controls individual victims by destroying their sense of self-worth, and seeks broader power (over "the world", as he declares to Keating in a moment of candor) by promoting the ideals of ethical altruism and a rigorous egalitarianism that treats all people and achievements as equally valuable, regardless of their true value. As one reviewer described his approach:
Aiming at a society that shall be "an average drawn upon zeroes," he knows exactly why he corrupts Peter Keating, and explains his methods to the ruined young man in a passage that is a pyrotechnical display of the fascist mind at its best and its worst; the use of the ideal of altruism to destroy personal integrity, the use of humor and tolerance to destroy all standards, the use of sacrifice to enslave.
His biggest threat is the strength of the individual spirit embodied by Roark.
Rand used her memory of the British democratic socialist Harold Laski to help her imagine what Toohey would do in a given situation. New York intellectuals Lewis Mumford and Clifton Fadiman also contributed inspirations for the character.
Reid is saying that except what was Bohner’s incentive to promise Reid anything?
They were on bad terms to start.
The cockroach calls Boehner a coward, yet this piece of human excrement says, “The War is lost”, when our brave military is in Iraq? What a useless waste of oxygen Quisling Cockroach is...
Dems are cracking. We are winning. Keep it shut down.
I think I would be right with you on this.
THIS IS reid’s CALL FOR CIVILITY... FU harry.
“THE SURGE HAS FAILED... THE WAR IS LOST”
This must have been before he asked for “Civility”.
The best part of Harry Reid soaked into the sheets.
I hate to agree with Harry Reid about ANYTHING, but ...
I don’t know about Boehner, but if that POS said that to me, he would be defacating out his mouth from today till eternity.
I think that Boehner is a hero! Actually, for two reasons:
(1) He is demonstrating that Reid (Democrats) can dish it out, but cannot take it!
(2) Boehner is a gentleman for not impeaching Reid for dereliction of duty for failing to prepare a Budget for five years in a row!
mojito: “Thats just in the Senate. You can still badmouth and humilate House Reps.”
henkster: “I would stand up and ask Harry if those rumors of his sexual abuse of corpses while he was an undertaker were true.”
Except that sexual deviancy doesn’t have the same impact in Democrat circles as it does in Republican ones.
because reid knows the cry baby is a COWARD! RINO!
Boehner is a coward. Reid is evil.
I want to see fist fights on the floor like in Korea and Japan!
Bah, back in the good ol’ days, Congresspeople used to cane each other.
Speaker Boehner has the courage to publicly oppose the Senate leader and their attempt to force the public to pay for abortions under the guise of public health care.
For that, he has my appreciation.