Skip to comments.Democrat Senator to Harry Reid: You’re an Embarrassment
Posted on 11/12/2016 10:07:19 AM PST by jazusamo
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia did not appreciate what Harry Reid had to say after Trumps election victory upset. To quote the conservative Democrat correctly, he told Reid he was, an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation."
Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Reid is not loved by Republicans, but to have a member of your party (and caucus) call you out so harshly should give you pause.
After Trump won the Electoral College, Reid referred to Trump as a sexual predator.
It may not be so surprising Manchin is taking this tone, however. Trump won West Virginia by a resounding 42-point margin. A Democrat in a state turning bright red, Manchin has had to be very careful navigating the political waters. He is already perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, but his election in 2018 may make him pivot even further right in the coming months. There were rumors that he may begin caucusing with Senate Republicans, but Manchin made clear this week he would continue as a Democrat while in office.
Its still very possible for conservative Democrats to win in West Virginia. Jim Justice handedly won his gubernatorial bid Tuesday night over Republican Bill Cole, but he had to convince voters he was leaving his choice for the presidency blank. The national Democratic brand is toxic in coal country.
Gearing up for 2018, Mancin may already be distancing himself from his national party. He went on to criticize Reids disgusting comments on Trump
"I want to be very clear, he does not speak for me. As difficult as it is for anyone to lose an election, the American people have spoken and Donald Trump is our President-elect. Senator Reids words needlessly feed the very divisiveness that is tearing this country apart," Manchin said. "We are Americans first, not Democrats or Republicans first. Unfortunately, there are some who forget that at times like these it is wrong to put party and politics above our country.
Harry POS Reid is magnitudes WORSE than an “embarrassment”.
If I was Reid, I’d be watching my six because his shady real estate deals might just really be investigated by honest people.
Think we can get the WV to switch parties?
hopefully fox news will play this over and over and over again- till the msm can’t ignore it any longer- bring it up a couple of times an hour- make it look like the left is turning on dingy- that is exactly what the left does to the right when a republican says something bad about another republican
He’s dumber than **it too. I hope his treadmill knocks the **it out of him again when he finally goes back to Stoplight and makes America a better place again.
Finally, one of their own says something.
Reid needs another shot to the eye.
Joe has to run for re-election in 2018 in a state that went Trump something like 65-35.
He is only interested in self-preservation.
Manchin is now surrounded by a Republican majority and representing a coal mining state. No surprise he needs to position himself. If he jumps parties, its only because he has doubts he can win re-election in ‘18 as a Dem.
Harry continues to amaze us with his intelligence. What's wrong with you people in NV?
Someone please pass the popcorn.
was, an absolute embarrassment to the $enate as an institution, our Democratic party, people of Nevada, Mormons, the nation, and other humans.”
Joe is showing himself to be more honest than most elected demoncrats. What Harry is doing, and Joe sees it and speaks out, is enflaming herdable people, to create chaos, mayhem, and raise the level of hatred which breeds long lasting division. Harry considers that vital for democrats to maintain their power of their herds of dumbed down voters. Joe, on the other hand, is showing integrity beyond the norm for a democrat!
They need to chuck out Nancy as well
Yep, he’s not the brightest bulb in the fixture.
His brain got rattled from his boxing career and this last punch finished him off.
Mancin has been a big disappointment. He ran as a “conservative” Democrat yet voted for Obamacare and supporting the nonsense that has been going on. Maybe he’s seen the light. Maybe...
Harry “Snap” Reid is a skid mark.
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