Skip to comments.Republicans Declare Harry Reid 'Unhinged,' After He Says They May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea
Posted on 03/24/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog
A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "unhinged" on Monday, after Reid charged Republicans may have had a helping hand in emboldening Russia to annex Crimea.
"Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. "It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice."
Reid was referring to the stalling of a Ukraine aid package in the Senate, after Republicans objected to a provision that contained reforms to the International Monetary Fund. But House and Senate GOP aides noted the Republican-controlled House had passed similar legislation without the IMF provisions, which Republicans have said is not a necessary attachment to a Ukraine aid bill.
"The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told Business Insider in an email. "The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President Putin accountable."
The Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and voted by a 78-17 mark to advance the bill, a version that still contains the IMF reforms. But with both Reid and Republicans sticking to their positions, it remains unlikely Congress will come to an agreement on Ukraine aid this week.
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Really would like to see somebody pop him one across the mouth.
Call him out in the Senate. He uses it for his personal platform. Use it to slam his a$$.
More like INSANE
He will love his new job as Minority leader in 2015.
Reid needs to be ridiculed at every opportunity. The campaign ads write themselves with the daily utterances of this lunatic.
this is nothing. He should have been tried for treason long ago.
Anyhow, Clinton helped them more with Kosovo. This furnished the patient Bear with an excuse.
Let’s see how good of boxer he really is.
Shouldn’t be to long before McQueeg comes to the defence of Harry. He will probably reprimand the GOP person who stated the facts and praise the wonderful job Harry is doing in the Senate.
Just Harry blowing smoke to cover the Feckless Won.
Your comment fits nicely into my theory of why LIEberals are the way they are: To wit, most LIEberals have NEVER been knocked on their ass for saying or doing the truly outrageous things they say and do!
They have NEVER been held accountable for what they say or do!
If more people were held accountable (physically and metaphorically knocked on their ass), perhaps there would be less LIEberals.
And, yes, LIEberals are bullies. And the way you shut up a bully is to knock him/her on his or her ass!
But did you notice that none of the Pubbies dared to mention the true reason why Putin was so emboldened to annex the Crimea.
We all know that it was the squatter in the White Hut who made all this possible and Reid knows this damn well. That’s why he attacked the Pubbies.
And what did they do? They just squirmed like Pubbies always do. None dared to pronounce the name, Obama.
And they want to win in 2016?
I think the time has come for the man up above to take Dingy Harry of this planet before he hurts himself.
Republicans need to hammer back and talk about how Obama disarmed the Ukrainians and enabled Putin to annex Crimea.
Harry Reid, lying liar from the Demagogic Party. Thanks smokingfrog.
The Senate doesn’t have a minority “leader”. McC is a putz. Harry Reid runs circles around him.
“a provision that contained reforms to the International Monetary Fund.”
What were the reforms that are so important that they have to be included in this bill?
I don’t think he even knows what he’s talking about.
Here’s the video:
“We all know that it was the squatter in the White Hut who made all this possible and Reid knows this damn well. Thats why he attacked the Pubbies.”
Hey don’t blame obama for this, I’m positive he wrote putin a sternly worded lettter
Hmmmm, I wonder if somebody could photoshop a black eye and a fat lip on dingy?
he’s a very dangerous and incompetant person.
Harry, the 80s called and they want their foreign policy back
What Is the IMF Reform Package?
In late 2010 the IMF Executive Board, with strong behind-the-scenes support from the Obama Administration, proposed a series of reforms that would increase the voting power of certain emerging market nations. Additionally, these reforms would double the amount of member countries national quota contributionsthe primary source of funding for IMF loans. The higher quota levels would come from shifting certain special emergency account funds over which the United States has had more control. Loss of U.S. control over these emergency account funds could also expose U.S. taxpayers to billions of dollars in additional financial liability from morally hazardous IMF loans (e.g. to Greece).
The reform package would also change the rules for IMF Executive Board elections, and the U.S. would lose its current right to appoint its own representative to the boardthe epicenter of power at the IMF.
Instead, under the new rules, the U.S. executive director would have to be elected and, if enough other countries were opposed to the person nominated by the U.S., it is possible that a future American President might not be able to name someone to the IMF who shared his or her political and economic philosophies.
The U.S. has the largest quota of any country in the world, as well as the largest single-nation IMF voting share (16.75 percent). It has also been the only country in the world with veto power at the IMF. Due to the constitutional role of Congress, and the U.S. veto power, Congress must therefore approve this IMF reform package before it can go into effect
Sorry, lost my temper.
See, this is what happens when you put rest home candidates into positions of leadership.
Harry Reid is the message boy. He’s the one who gives the marching orders to Obama. According to Obama, Reid told him to run for president. Hopefully those who control Reid will see how nuts he has become and will remove him from the senate.
He is also a mob-connected criminal yet he is still taken seriously.
Harry Reid became a Mormon while still in college, for purely political reasons. It may come as a surprise to many, but before they returned largely to Utah, there were large numbers of Mormons in and around the area which is now Las Vegas, Nevada. There had been colonies sent out from Salt Lake City as missionary groups from before the territory of Utah was finally granted statehood, and many of these missionary colonies kind of broke off from the official LDS church. These dissident factions came to be known as jack-Mormons, and are not allowed to enter the designated Temples of the LDS.
Harry took all the necessary steps to become a Temple Mormon, which includes paying a pretty hefty tithe to the LDS treasury, so he is safe from censure by the church authorities. But he is at heart a jack-Mormon, and if strict attention were paid to his activities outside the Temple precincts, he would be drummed out on his ear for his lapses and totally self-serving behavior. One need only consider Harrys sly and unsubstantiated charges that Mitt Romney had evaded Federal taxes, through concealment and taking illegal deductions, of which none of the charges had any basis in fact. Harry would do this to a fellow Mormon, so he would have no compunctions at all carrying out similar attacks on the gentiles who were not LDS.
Senility and mental disorders of several descriptions may well describe Harrys current behavior, as the man has not one shred of civility in him. No matter how softly spoken, an insult uttered with malice is still bearing false witness. And even the least devout of Mormons has some familiarity with the Ten Commandments.
Obama has catastrophically failed on domestic policy, starting in his first two years when the left controlled the entire FedGov, and the left blamed republicans.
Obama has catastrophically failed on ObamaCare, without even one republican vote for that terrible law, and the left blamed republicans.
Now it’s Obama’s foreign policy, so it’s no surprise that the left would blame republicans once more for Obama’s universal incompetence.
No. He’s just a piece of rancid excrement.
The Hairy Reed is a Certiifiably EVIL, VILE, little sick minded, girlie man bully.
There seems to be a pattern...
0bama would be the greatest _resident in history if it weren’t for those wascally wepubwicans!
ObamaCare, a black-eye for all elected democRATs.
(better put some ice on that)
Slick Willie Clinton disarmed the Ukrainians and Ophonybama reaffirmed Slick’s treason (if you are a Ukrainian!).