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Harry Reid calls for return to ‘civil’ Senate
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Posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Harry Reid calls for return to ‘civil’ Senate By: Burgess Everett October 4, 2013 11:20 AM EDT

Majority Leader Harry Reid urged his colleagues — and reminded himself — to uphold the Senate’s standards of civility Friday morning.

In a departure from a series of blistering opening speeches this week, Reid said the past month of the Senate has been a departure from arcane rules to encourage senators to address each other indirectly, encouraging debate over ideas rather than people. The Nevada Democrat reminded the chamber to address people in the third-person and to speak through the presiding officer of the Senate, unusual but necessary rules championed by former majority leader and master parliamentarian Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.).

“We’ve all here in the Senate kind of lost the Aura of Robert Byrd, who was such a stickler for Senate procedure,” Reid said. “The Senate is a very special place with very particular rules. These rules help to keep debate among senators civil, even when we’re discussing matters on which senators completely disagree.”

Reid acknowledged he was not exempt from breaching Senate decorum and offered “self-criticism” for blasting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when Cruz was not on the floor on Thursday. Reid called the freshman conservative the “joint speaker” of the House, a reference to Cruz’s continued influence over House Republicans. That Thursday outburst prompted Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) to warn the Democratic leader that traditions of decorum were in “jeopardy of being transgressed.”

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Harry, go stand in the corner...........
1 posted on 10/04/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry sounds like he’s starting to wilt.

DONT CAVE GOP


2 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:02 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

What hypocrisy! He’s the one that most recently broke the rule!


3 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:29 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He obviously checked some poll numbers. The ‘rats don’t have a built-in conscience like normal humans, they must check poll numbers to know when they’ve gone too far in betraying their hatred of America and normal humanity.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:16 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great, Harry. you start.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:58 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Sub-Driver

eff his rotting skull


6 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:06 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Dingy - GFY.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:49 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: andyk

This POS was the one yelling and calling derogatory names. F him and his Dumocrap kin.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:49 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mrsmel

perfectly stated!!!!


9 posted on 10/04/2013 10:07:50 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We’ve all here in the Senate kind of lost the Aura of Robert Byrd"

No one looks up the KKK, Harry. Get with the program.

10 posted on 10/04/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope the Republicans are not COMPLETELY TONE-DEAF.

THE DEMOCRATS ARE LOSING AND CAN FEEL IT.

THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT; IT SHOULD BE CUT.

NOW THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO SAY “SEE? IT WASN’T SO BAD.”


11 posted on 10/04/2013 10:08:51 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Sub-Driver

RATS are past masters of hypocrisy.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 10:09:14 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver
There are no civil Democrats in the Senate. The Democrat Senate is made up of ignorant foul mouthed mentally ill communists.
13 posted on 10/04/2013 10:09:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver
Hairy needs some acting lessons. The only truthful thing in his ‘sincere’ apology was his insincerity.
14 posted on 10/04/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must be getting some awful poll numbers!


15 posted on 10/04/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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Harry Reid calls for return to ‘civil’ Senate

Maybe you should have a vote on that, Harry.

Oh ... wait ...

16 posted on 10/04/2013 10:11:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It seems odd that a man noted for his “blistering speeches” is calling for “civility.”


17 posted on 10/04/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Harry .. speak to yourself .. you’re the only one who is not being CIVIL.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 10:12:28 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Sub-Driver

F*ck you Harry Reid! And, that’s being civil, you pr*ck!


19 posted on 10/04/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Sub-Driver
“We’ve all here in the Senate kind of lost the Aura of Robert Byrd, who was such a stickler for Senate procedure,” Reid said.

Shouldn't be too hard to find, Harry. I hear Byrd left them under his Klan hat.

20 posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I truly hate POLITICO with a passion,,but we all have to go over there and rock this article!


21 posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:10 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid = bottom dwelling slime mold.

And that’s his (its) good parts.

My hope is to live long enough to be able to take a bodacious Obama on this sewage’s grave.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

I think what congress needs is a good, old fashion “B” Western bar room brawl.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: andyk
Typical dim tactic is to group "everybody" in their own wrong-doing/incompetence when they get called out on it.

Bammy's "...majority of voters blame both parties..." comment yesterday when the polls distinctly pointed to the rising resentment against the dims in general, Bammy and Reid in particular.

Why should those that already follow and respect the rules have to learn a lesson that Reid & Co. broke, and will break again it they think they can get away with it?

24 posted on 10/04/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver

Like a turd floating in the punchbowl denouncing the impurities of the bowl’s contents . . .


25 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Prelude to compromise by the Dems


26 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wouldn’t that mean that Reid as leader would need to be considerate? How can he do that when he says there’s nothing to discuss. He’s not calling for civility, he’s calling for adherence to decree.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:35 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: Sub-Driver

I don’t want a “civil” Senate. I want war, because it is well past time for one.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 10:15:47 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Exactly. The only time there is civility is when Republicans such as Pete King, Paul Ryan and Lou Barletta are capitulating and breaking their oaths. Bob


29 posted on 10/04/2013 10:18:42 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: fwdude

I would agree with this loser if the DIMs/LIBs/RINOs would first embark on a year long tour of the US by walking (as a group), wearing sack cloth, beating themselves about the shoulders with sticks, chanting “mea culpa”, sleeping under viaducts or in the open, and eating only whatever might be provided by US citizens. Of course, their loser staff would do the same. Then, and only then, would I agree to some civility with these commie degenerates.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 10:20:15 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cancer Killer Reid has read the polls. He stepped in it big time yesterday, biting Dana Basher’s head off.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 10:26:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Look at him try to share the blame. ‘Rats are great ones for sharing the misery and hoarding the good (especially other people’s hard-earned good)


32 posted on 10/04/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stand in a corner??? He needs a THRASHING.....He is a MEAN, VICIOUS, EVIL, VILE, VINDICTIVE little girlie man, and he finally got a tongue lashing from OTHER EVIL, VILE democrats for showing his true colors to the world!!


33 posted on 10/04/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

FU harry... it was you and your party that destroyed DC so eat **** and die.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 10:31:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dingy is on a Jihad against America.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 10:31:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry’s idea of civility is when the Pubbies not only bend over and spread em on demand, but bring their own lube.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 10:31:55 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Sub-Driver

Best way Harry can bring civility to the Senate: Resign immediately.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 10:32:09 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: Bushbacker1

Exactly!


38 posted on 10/04/2013 10:32:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: alstewartfan

Kelly Ayotte is busy folding more.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
Majority Leader Harry Reid urged his colleagues — and reminded himself — to uphold the Senate’s standards of civility Friday morning.

Say, Harry...I got yer "civility" hangin' right heah, Shorty.

Heh, heh...heh, heh...
40 posted on 10/04/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Sub-Driver
“We’ve all here in the Senate kind of lost the Aura of Robert Byrd, who was such a stickler for Senate procedure,” Reid said.

I wouldn't exactly call it an "aura." "Stench" would be a bit closer.

41 posted on 10/04/2013 10:33:32 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: struggle
* hope the Republicans are not COMPLETELY TONE-DEAF.

THE DEMOCRATS ARE LOSING AND CAN FEEL IT.

THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT; IT SHOULD BE CUT.

NOW THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO SAY “SEE? IT WASN’T SO BAD.”*

Excellent point!

I hope that EVERYONE can see that a smaller government is good for all except for scammers, goons, and the lazy.

42 posted on 10/04/2013 10:33:35 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no Senate. There is only a leader Dingy Harry prohibiting the Senate from doing it’s sworn duty.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Sub-Driver

Internal polls must be looking really grim.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 10:36:40 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s an evil, rotten scoundrel, and he’s calling for civility? What a joke he.....


45 posted on 10/04/2013 10:41:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid is a liar and a hypocrite.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 10:42:56 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: struggle

I agree, with so much heartfelt-ness. I pray that this once, they stick with the courage of conviction, against their every instinct to conduct “business as usual”.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Logical me

“Communists”. Yes! Did you notice his use of the term “self-criticism”? I know it’s a not uncommon term, but in the context of who’s using it...


48 posted on 10/04/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Calvin Locke

They have conveniently short memories (”convenient” being the pertinent word) , and so do their followers.


49 posted on 10/04/2013 10:47:38 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry is the one calling names and being nasty.

He is trying to head off the responses.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 10:47:52 AM PDT by Venturer (Obamacare is a criminal act.)
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