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Reid Remarks On Senate Republicansí Misguided Campaign Strategy
U.S.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | April 28, 2014 | U.S.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 04/28/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT by mdittmar

“In Senate races across the country, Republicans will avoid the issues that matter most to Americans, trying instead to focus attention on a Senator who is not up for re-election – me.” 

“So with one failed strategy behind them, Republicans and their 2 billionaire benefactors are trying something new – but it’s still the same smoke-and-mirrors routine. To those Republicans who would rather bash me than speak about what matters most to their constituents, I say: fire away.” 

“In the meantime, Senate Democrats will continue to speak up against the shadowy influence of 2 power-drunk billionaires and their devoted followers on Capitol Hill.  But most importantly, Senate Democrats will continue working on meaningful legislation that will get our nation’s middle class back on track.”

 

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ newly-adopted campaign strategy. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Nevada is home to the best entertainment on the planet. Those who visit Las Vegas and Reno know that they will find the best musical, theatrical and comedic performances on Earth. Some of the most popular performers in Nevada are magicians and illusionists who entertain their audiences by making the impossible seem real. Through misdirection, these performers distract viewers from what they know to be true, and instead funnel their attention to something entertaining and fake. It seems as if the Republican party has decided to follow in Houdini and Copperfield’s footsteps, and employ a bit of misdirection of its own.

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Republican Party has a newly-adopted campaign strategy to defeat Senate Democrats: they will attack me.  This is because their attacks falsehoods regarding the Affordable Care Act have born little fruit. In Senate races across the country, Republicans will avoid the issues that matter most to Americans, trying instead to focus attention on a Senator who is not up for re-election – me. And what are those issues that Republicans so desperately want to avoid?  How about immigration? It has been over a year since the introduction of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill, and we are fast-approaching the anniversary of that legislation’s passage. Yet, instead of explaining to the American people why this bipartisan bill sits idly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, they want to change the subject. And while struggling American families plead to Congress for help in getting work, or being paid fair, livable wages, House Republicans prefer to talk about anything but what is relevant.  Why? Because their billionaire sugar-daddies aren’t interested in helping middle American families get a fair shot.

Charles and David Koch aren’t concerned with long-term unemployed families, and so the Republicans they sponsor in the House of Representatives are content to do nothing.  These billionaire oil barons don’t care that working women are being deprived of fair wages equal to those of their male counterparts who do the exact same work. Nevertheless, Senate Republicans took their marching orders and refused to even debate equal pay legislation.  And now, as the Senate turns its attention to an increase of the federal minimum wage, is there any question as to whether the Republicans will once again do the Koch brothers’ bidding and not give millions of American a fair shot at livable wages?  $80 billion is not enough for two brothers, but evidently the Kochs feel that $10.10 per hour is too much for a hard-working American with a family to feed.  So the Republicans in Congress yawn at the idea of giving the American middle class a fair shot at financial stability, instead choosing to distract the American people by attacking me. And like all great illusions, they are using misdirection to call the American people’s attention away from what’s really happening – 2 billionaires trying to purchase America. The Koch brothers and their accomplices continue to dump millions upon millions of dollars into attacking anyone and anything that stands in their way. But Senate Democrats have refused to stand idly by as a few mega-rich individuals attempt to create an American oligarchy. We have spoken. Here on the Senate floor, I have spoken against the Koch brother’s attempts to rig the system in their favor because it comes at the expense of families in Nevada and across America.  In response, one of the Kochs’ puppet organizations announced its plans to run ads against me in my home state of Nevada. As I have said before, being the target of the Koch brothers is nothing new to me, and I’m not intimidated. But shockingly, the leadership of the Republican party has decided to follow suit with this new strategy.  Maybe it’s because their previous strategy – attacking Obamacare – proved to be a miserable failure.

 

Over 8 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, including 413,000 people who reside in the home state of the Republican Leader – Kentucky. So with one failed strategy behind them, Republicans and their 2 billionaire benefactors are trying something new – but it’s still the same smoke-and-mirrors routine. To those Republicans who would rather bash me than speak about what matters most to their constituents, I say: fire away. To Charles and David Koch and their radical henchmen, feel free to attack me as much as you want. I can take it. But don’t expect the American people to be fooled by this newest slight-of-hand trick. Ultimately, voters will see this new tactic for what it is: a distraction that is keeping American families from getting a fair shot at financial stability. In the meantime, Senate Democrats will continue to speak up against the shadowy influence of 2 power-drunk billionaires and their devoted followers on Capitol Hill.  But most importantly, Senate Democrats will continue working on meaningful legislation that will get our nation’s middle class back on track.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; kochbrothers; nevada; obamacare; zerocare
I tell ya,old harry is losing it,something is really stressing him out,wonder what it is?
1 posted on 04/28/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

2 posted on 04/28/2014 4:18:18 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: mdittmar

What it is is not being recognized to speak by a Republican U.S. Senate majority leader.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 4:19:27 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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” It has been over a year since the introduction of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill, and we are fast-approaching the anniversary of that legislation’s passage. Yet, instead of explaining to the American people why this bipartisan bill sits idly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, they want to change the subject.”

Harry Reid did not send it to the house. Koch Brothers fund Cato. 3% want immigration reform.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: mdittmar

“..To those Republicans who would rather bash me than speak about what matters most to their constituents..”

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Well, Harry, throwing you out of the Senate is one of the top priorities of Repub constituents.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 4:20:55 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: dontreadthis

Two important things to learn in today’s politics. 1 - ignore senile Harry Reid. 2 - ignore dingbat Nancy Pelosi. Okay, I’ll throw in a third - continue to be awed by the failed presidency and the inexperienced unpresidential president.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

I guess I violated your point #1


7 posted on 04/28/2014 4:24:47 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: mdittmar

His “Dear Friends” in the Senate are running away from him as if he had the Plague. Which in the opinion of some, he has. His behavior has tainted them all.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 4:31:12 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mdittmar

Reid is giving the GOP advice because he really cares about Republicans and wants to help them win more seats.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: mdittmar

Rustler Reid is still running his mouth all over the American Landscape.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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How $4.3 billion tax dollars went to Louisianna Senator Landrieu---- "accidentally' attached to the Obamacare bill by Sen Harry Reid---and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet another indictment of the Obamacare atrocity.

CAN YOU SAY MONEY LAUNDERING? The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare.

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BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage. In Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars. Obama complied--- Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare---and the $4.3 Landrieu giveaway was attached to the Obamacare bill.

<><> Where'd the money go?

THE "Louisisana Purchase" PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Sen Landrieu (Scumocrat-LA) sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu.

FORBES REPORTED the Democrats’ nailed Landrieu’s support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

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healthcare.gov is also a voter registration site: Unsuspecting enrollees are being plugged into Democrat voter rolls.

Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card from "Covered California" (Cali O/Care)
10news | 03-29-2014 | Preston Phillips / FR Posted by Kevin in California

A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state's Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an "x" in the box next to Democratic Party.

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Another Obamacare surprise (cackle). Turns out Obamacare is a vehicle for consolidating Dummycrat power.....w/ a multi-billion dollar slush fund.

The Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest. Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation).

In 2010 Taxpayers are extorted $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion..........the political reasons for Obama's delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.

11 posted on 04/28/2014 4:38:18 PM PDT by Liz
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To: mdittmar
....something is really stressing out ol' Harry.....wonder what it is?....

PUTTING ON MY TINFOIL HAT TO CONNECT THE DOTS:

(1) Harry Reid's son Rory is in business w/ the Chi/Coms on a multi-billion dollar solar energy project; Cliven Bundy and his land are standing in the way.

(2) Reports say Bill Clinton recently went to China to panhandle for his tax-exempt foundation, "The Clinton Global Initiative."

(3) The Clinton Global Initiative (NOT KNOWN for giving out grants)---gave Harry Reid's granddaughter a grant for a Brooklyn, NY theatre she runs (what is the theatre's connection to "global initiatives?"

(4) A Nevada energy company also gave Reid's granddaughter's theatre group a grant.

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"Money laundering" comes to mind. Could the Chinese be financing the Reid's solar project through donations to the Clinton Foundations....which is then laundered to Reid's granddaughter?

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REFERENCE----HARRY REID IS LIVID THAT HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OUTED AS A RECIPIENT OF LAUNDERED CAMPAIGN CASH---Reid lashed out at reporters, saying, “My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down, knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet.” “This has gone too far and it needs to stop now,” Reid said. “I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough.”

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Besides the "jewelry company" financed by her grandfather, Ryan Elisabeth Reid runs the Sprat Theater Company, a small theater in Brooklyn, which is also coming under scrutiny. According to Sprat’s Theatre Company Web site, it has received grants/contributions from:

<><> the Clinton Global Initiative (connected to global terrorism via Muslim Brotherhood employee),
<><> two major Las Vegas foundations:
Caesar’s Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.

NOTE NV Energy Foundation---is a non-profit division of NV Energy (a public utility). The NV Energy utility is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company which took over in 2013.

NEED TO KNOW Did Harry Reid use US government power, US govt agencies, his Senate office, and/or tax resources to enrich any of the above-named energy-related entities?

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email: enforcement @SEC.gov

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The SEC and IRS should examine every document filed by (a) The tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative, (b) the tax- exempt Caesar's Foundation and (c) The tax-exempt Nevada Energy Foundation, (d) Reid granddaughter's theatre group.

Every official tax-exempt document needs to be scrutinized in conjunction w/ possible connections to govt fraud, corruption, money laundering and tax evasion. Perjury and forgery, need to be considered.

Falsifying Official Public Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........

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L/E should to get ahold of Rory and Harry Reid's: (1) check copies, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies Reid paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

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BTW, here's Harry w/ his grand-daughter....the one who got $31,000 in laundered campaign funds for her "jewelry company" and grants from Clinton and Nevada energy foundations.

Reid and granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid.

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NOTE The Clintons' shady tax-exempt foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, and cronyism. The tax-exempt Clintons' Foundation even had their very own Muslim terrorist to carry out presidential orders.

12 posted on 04/28/2014 4:41:58 PM PDT by Liz
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13 posted on 04/28/2014 4:48:18 PM 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: mdittmar

Harry’s strategy...ignore the perfidy of me and my progressive commie colleagues and bash every Americam patriot into the ground...because my son and zi aren’t as rich as the Koch brothers....


14 posted on 04/28/2014 4:52:07 PM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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I think L/E should review all of the BLM land and contract transactions in Clark County over the last 30 years.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 5:15:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Ask Rustler Reid how much fun it is to be a S0r0$ puppet.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 5:15:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Oh, but Harry, you WILL be up for re-election...as a caucus leader.

And upchuck Schumer will be breathing down your weasel neck.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 5:35:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> trying instead to focus attention on a Senator who is not up for re-election – me.”

So, mob-associated jackass, what offices are the Koch brothers seeking? Hmm?

The only way Reid will avoid prison is if he dies first.

Thanks mdittmar.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 6:14:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mdittmar

This is a very interesting statement indeed. Not sure where it is coming from but it stinks of fear.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 12:31:41 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Paladin2

Even better idea——God knows what they’ll unearth.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 3:32:23 AM PDT by Liz
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