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Bad blood: Four feuding leaders (Reid Calls Boehner "Coward")
Politico ^ | 10/4/2013 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and MANU RAJU

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.

“He’s a coward,” Reid angrily said, referring to Boehner’s 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. “He’s a coward!” Reid exclaimed.

Reid’s outburst — confirmed by several sources attending a Senate Democratic policy luncheon on Tuesday — is the latest example of how the relationship between the nation’s top political leaders is now brimming with acrimony, distrust and pettiness at a perilous time for the country’s economy. The government shutdown — the first in 17 years — is in its fourth day with no end in sight.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; cowardboehner; debtceiling; dingyreid; govtshutdown; harryreid
I can't adequately convey the terms I'd use to describe Reid, Boehner, et al.

But lots of &**^%%$(&$@*&%!!!!! would be involved.

1 posted on 10/04/2013 9:58:37 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Reid is correct on this one...abet for the wrong reasons but right none the less...Boner is a yellow bellied coward.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: mojito

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’???


3 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:25 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mojito

Reid’s mother had no children that lived.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:50 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenship. Consider that.)
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To: mojito

I agree with Reid, Boehner has mostly been a coward and Reid is an imperialist son of a biscuit eater. Nasty, crotchety old man.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:51 AM 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: rightwingextremist1776

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).


6 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:58 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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7 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:34 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: mojito

Wait a minute! Didn’t Harry Reid just call for civility?


8 posted on 10/04/2013 10:09:54 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Conservatives are not anarchists!)
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To: CitizenUSA
That’s just in the Senate. You can still badmouth and humilate House Reps.
9 posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:15 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Harry Reid is Ayn Rand’s Ellsworth M. Toohey in the flesh.............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountainhead


10 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: CitizenUSA

“Wait a minute! Didn’t 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.


11 posted on 10/04/2013 10:16:22 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: mojito
Ellsworth Toohey - Character in The Fountainhead British socialist Harold Laski was one of Rand's primary inspirations for the character of Ellsworth Toohey.

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.

12 posted on 10/04/2013 10:20:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Timber Rattler; rightwingextremist1776
RE :”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).”

Reid is saying that except what was Bohner’s incentive to promise Reid anything?

They were on bad terms to start.

13 posted on 10/04/2013 10:26:08 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: mojito

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...


14 posted on 10/04/2013 10:26:13 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mojito

Dems are cracking. We are winning. Keep it shut down.


15 posted on 10/04/2013 10:31:38 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: mojito

I think I would be right with you on this.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 10:33:30 AM PDT by Nuke From Orbit
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To: mojito

THIS IS reid’s CALL FOR CIVILITY... FU harry.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 10:41:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: max americana

“THE SURGE HAS FAILED... THE WAR IS LOST”


18 posted on 10/04/2013 10:42:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: max americana

This must have been before he asked for “Civility”.

The best part of Harry Reid soaked into the sheets.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 10:53:44 AM PDT by Venturer (Obamacare is a criminal act.)
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To: mojito

I hate to agree with Harry Reid about ANYTHING, but ...


20 posted on 10/04/2013 10:55:39 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Red Badger

Excellent!

...and true.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 10:57:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: BigEdLB

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.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: mojito
“He’s a coward,” Reid angrily said, referring to Boehner’s 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. “He’s a coward!” Reid exclaimed.

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!

23 posted on 10/04/2013 11:12:48 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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mojito: “That’s just in the Senate. You can still badmouth and humilate House Reps.”

Apparently so...


24 posted on 10/04/2013 11:22:07 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Conservatives are not anarchists!)
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To: henkster

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.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 11:23:51 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Conservatives are not anarchists!)
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To: mojito

because reid knows the cry baby is a COWARD! RINO!


26 posted on 10/04/2013 11:37:47 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Boehner is a coward. Reid is evil.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 12:34:32 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: mojito

I want to see fist fights on the floor like in Korea and Japan!


28 posted on 10/04/2013 12:36:29 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum

Bah, back in the good ol’ days, Congresspeople used to cane each other.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 12:55:49 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: Jabba the Nutt

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.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 7:00:13 PM PDT by mbj
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