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D.C. mayor Gray confronts Reid on Capitol steps over shutdown’s impact on city
Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe

Posted on 10/09/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

An unusual confrontation took place on the U.S. Capitol steps Wednesday when District Mayor Vincent C. Gray crashed a news conference held by Senate Democrats and asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to exempt the city from the ongoing shutdown.

“Sir, we are not a department of the government,” Gray told Reid moments after the mayor concluded his own press event about 50 yards from where Reid held one. “We’re simply trying to be able to spend our own money.”

“I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up,” Reid (Nev.) told his fellow Democrat.

The intraparty tension comes after the Republican-controlled House voted last week to pass a bill allowing the District to use its locally raised tax funds to maintain operations until Dec. 15. But Democrats, including Reid and President Obama, have held fast in opposition to piecemeal funding bills, saying Republicans must come to a deal to fund the entire government, not just favored segments.

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After Reid left the steps, Gray got into a heated exchange with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who attempted to explain the Hill Democrats’ position to the mayor. “We’ve got to open up this government for all the good people, in D.C., Maryland, Virginia,” she said.

Gray replied to Boxer: “We’re just asking to spend our own money — our own money, not the federal money.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dc; harryried; obamacare; shutdown

1 posted on 10/09/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOLOL.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When one confronts a t*rd, from which direction does one approach?


3 posted on 10/09/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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4 posted on 10/09/2013 1:06:27 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t screw it up? WTH is that supposed to mean? LOL!


5 posted on 10/09/2013 1:07:15 PM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Filed under:

“Things you won’t be seeing on ABC/CBS/NBC Evening News”


6 posted on 10/09/2013 1:08:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gray replied to Boxer: “We’re just asking to spend our own money — our own money, not the federal money.”

Welcome to the Party Pal!

7 posted on 10/09/2013 1:11:19 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Old Harry could play his cards right and be a public hero by just holding a senate vote of the House's various offers: either to fund parts of the government as the house has proposed or to fund it all for the next year by giving individuals the exact same extension for implementing ObamaoCare which has already been given to big labor and big business.

If the senate passes it, the crisis is over and the only one who looks bad is ObaMao. If the senate votes it down, then Old Harry at least has the moral standing to challenge Boehner to hold a vote on the so-called clean CR.

By failing to do even this much, he shows the world that he's nothing more than just another ObaMao boot licker. Funny thing I've noticed about Liberals: they not only bite the hand which feeds them, they lick the boots which kick them.

8 posted on 10/09/2013 1:11:50 PM 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: CityCenter
Don’t screw it up? WTH is that supposed to mean? LOL!

It means "Get back on the Plantation and make me a sammich!"

9 posted on 10/09/2013 1:12:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: CityCenter

It means, ‘Shut up, boy.’


10 posted on 10/09/2013 1:14:12 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: COBOL2Java

Boehner should call on Gray and express his support.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 1:15:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: VRWCarea51

I guess they have not been listening to the subtexts for the past five years. NONE OF IT IS YOUR OWN MONEY. Get a clue, DC.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 1:15:50 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And some cowards in the GOP think we are losing?


13 posted on 10/09/2013 1:21:33 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey boys, it’s already screwed up. Your house of cards, race cards, is falling down. LOL @ you fools.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 1:22:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reid knows he can’t pass even one more piecemeal bill or the public will all be demanding their special interests be funded. LMAO.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 1:25:11 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Gator113

Dems feeling the heat.

DONT CAVE BONER !


16 posted on 10/09/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ez; All
Reid knows he can’t pass even one more piecemeal bill or the public will all be demanding their special interests be funded....

Reid's phone and computer must have melted down by now.

17 posted on 10/09/2013 1:26:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Col Frank Slade

Mayor Gray is barking up the wrong tree.

He should be holding a press conference with Speaker Boehner.

http://www.speaker.gov/contact


18 posted on 10/09/2013 1:29:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

19 posted on 10/09/2013 1:36:42 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: onyx

My take on this is 0 had a fit and said something like “Shut it down! Show them shut all of it down!l
Those hearing his demand either were afraid not to carry his order out for fear of being targeted or knew their would be repercussions and he’d be stuck with his own unreasonable demand and would look bad ....So they set him up to “fail”.
I’m betting on the second. With friends like that he doesn’t need enemies. Paranoia X 10


20 posted on 10/09/2013 1:39:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: hoosiermama

No their : there


21 posted on 10/09/2013 1:41:03 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: hoosiermama

bttt


22 posted on 10/09/2013 2:24:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dingy’s plantation is a sweat shop.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The biggest ‘shutdown’ story of the day- bar none. Yet very little known.

I liked the Rollcall story http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3076796/posts better, POLITICO cleaned the events up a little.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 5:27:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“I’m on your side, don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up,” Reid (Nev.) told his fellow Democrat.

Corrupt mobbed up SOB.

26 posted on 10/09/2013 5:30:22 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: mrsmith

Thank you for the link! I searched the title but.....

Bump!


27 posted on 10/09/2013 10:18:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Actually, they should be funding the government in a piece meal fashion-looking at each program/department by itself and funding the essential items first.

After spending the avaialable funds, then they should not borrow any more. What’s left is unessential stuff. No grand bargain needed.


28 posted on 10/10/2013 4:22:38 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Saw on a tweet that money to collect D.C.’s garbage will run out the 13th.
We haven’t heard the last of this LOL! Unless the Senate Rs fold before then.


29 posted on 10/10/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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