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Reid: GOP Rooting for Economy to Fail
The Hill ^ | 7/14/2010 | Eric Zimmerman

Posted on 07/14/2010 4:00:11 PM PDT by Qbert

Republicans hope unemployment rates jump higher to give them a better shot at retaking Congress, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday.

At a press conference announcing a package of proposals to help small business, the Nevada Democrat said Republicans were obstructing legislation to help the economy for political reasons.

“They think the worse the economy is come November, the better they’re going to do election-wise,” Reid said.

Reid cited an extension of unemployment benefits as an example of legislation that would help the economy but was being blocked by Republicans.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; nv; reid; sharronangle
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...Sorry Dingy Harry, but YOU'RE the one at fault here. YOU'RE the one who is holding the unemployed hostage by your refusal to compromise on unemployment payments to try to score political points. YOU'RE the one who wants to pile on even more debt, even though the socialist-Europeans are even warning you against it. YOU'RE the one that wants to destroy the economy with even higher taxes by trying to shove cap-and-trade down our throats. YOU'RE the one in control of Congress.

Stop blaming others for your colossal failures.

1 posted on 07/14/2010 4:00:14 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

No, actually, they’re hoping that it doesn’t fail utterly and completely before they’ve had a chance to try and salvage it.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 4:01:45 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: Qbert

“This war is lost.”


3 posted on 07/14/2010 4:01:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Qbert

Blame Blame Blame. I have no respect for these pansies. Everything they have wanted done, they have received. They hold both Congress and House for goodness sakes.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 4:01:54 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Qbert

He makes me want to puke.


5 posted on 07/14/2010 4:02:07 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Qbert

Hey Ried, you and your commies have purposley put us here. Shut your trap, you’ll be retired soon and on the solent green line if your comrads have thier way


6 posted on 07/14/2010 4:02:28 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'D RATHER BE TRIED BY 12 THAN CARRIED BY 6)
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To: Qbert

Games over stupid. We lost. No one is rooting. You won


7 posted on 07/14/2010 4:03:00 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Qbert

Alas, Harry’s logic has appeal to people with the IQ of a donut. Sadly, there are a lot of donuts voting out there these days...some of whom are actually dead. (Read up on Lake County, Indiana.) Too bad we can’t require a current events test for voting.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 4:03:20 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Qbert
Dear Harry,

You, Pelosi, Frank, Dodd and Zer0 have caused the economy to be lost.

9 posted on 07/14/2010 4:03:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tanniker Smith

Exactly!


10 posted on 07/14/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Qbert

Rooting is one thing. Actually routing the economy down is another.


11 posted on 07/14/2010 4:04:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Qbert
Hey, Harry! Over here!!
Bite me.
12 posted on 07/14/2010 4:04:48 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Qbert

The sad part is that at least 1/3 of American voters will believe this lying piece of crap, without a shred of doubt in their vacuous little minds.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 4:05:50 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Qbert

See reference of ‘Charlotte’ on Reid..

Please in leiu of flowers; vote for somone besides Harry Reid.

That was in her Obituary.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 4:05:58 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: econjack
-- Too bad we can't require a current events test for voting. --

Yeah, like "What day of the week is this?"

15 posted on 07/14/2010 4:06:05 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Freddd

“See reference of ‘Charlotte’ on Reid..

Please in leiu of flowers; vote for somone besides Harry Reid.

That was in her Obituary.”

That’s hilarious!


16 posted on 07/14/2010 4:07:17 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: airborne

A thought while waiting for the team from CSI to draw the chalk line around Harry...

Harry, I don’t have to hope the economy fails...with you idiots in charge it is FAILING, no hope and wishes necessary on my part. Dumbass...


17 posted on 07/14/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Qbert

REID: ROOTING FOR IRAQ TO FAIL


18 posted on 07/14/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Qbert

Come on Harry, that’s one of the most transparent and overused disinformation tactics there is. That was already threadbare here at Free Republic back in 2008.


19 posted on 07/14/2010 4:08:57 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Qbert

I’m moving to NV next week to help kick your ass out of office REID!


20 posted on 07/14/2010 4:09:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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Sure Harry. I want my investments and future to go the way of Pan Am airlines just to spite your pathetic self. Most of you in the political class are pitiful creatures with limited talents to good things, and even less understanding of the world most of us live in; but, most of you seem to have an enormous ego to go along with your incompetence. Having said that, wasn't it you and those who loyally vote for you who were rooting for a US loss in Iraq?

Despicable is way too nice a word for Mr. Reid.

21 posted on 07/14/2010 4:11:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Qbert

Actually, I’d bet that it’s the Democrats who are secretly hoping for the economy to (continue to) fail. That would mean we need more government programs, more restrictive nanny state laws, more state interference in the economy, more nationalization, QE2...


22 posted on 07/14/2010 4:11:46 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Qbert
At a press conference announcing a package of proposals to help small business, the Nevada Democrat said Republicans were obstructing legislation to help the economy for political reasons.

Hey Dingy Harry - if you are going to blame the Republicans for your failures at least let them have your office and all the chairmanships of all the committees!

23 posted on 07/14/2010 4:13:17 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Qbert

You’re ranting hareee and talking silly, old man nonsense.


24 posted on 07/14/2010 4:14:41 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Qbert

Harry Reid is a turd and a liar. I want to see Americans in the same boat they were a few years ago where if you were a decent person would only take a week or two to find a good job if not a shorter period of time. You know like it was back when the republicans were deciding tax rates and stuff like that. You know the bad old Bush years where unemployment was under 6% and gasoline was $1.59 a gallon like it was in Jan ‘07 when the dems took over Congress.


25 posted on 07/14/2010 4:14:41 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Qbert

Every election cycle that I can remember, the Democratic mantra has been that the incumbent Republican has made the economy “the worst since Herbert Hoover”. Now that the economy REALLY is the worst since Hoover, and it’s the Democrats’ fault, it’s suddenly illegitimate to point it out.

Liberalism is worse than the plague.


26 posted on 07/14/2010 4:15:37 PM PDT by Argus
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To: econjack

“some of whom are actually dead. (Read up on Lake County, Indiana.)”

Yeah, I used to work in Lake County. A real democrat run puke pit where dead people vote, vote again...you know what I’m saying. It’s an extension of Chicago with corrupt democrats running the place.


27 posted on 07/14/2010 4:16:17 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Qbert
"They think the worse the economy is come November, the better they’re going to do election-wise," Reid said.



HARRY REID

SEEING NØVEMBER
FROM HIS HOUSE.








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28 posted on 07/14/2010 4:16:17 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Qbert
Reid cited an extension of unemployment benefits as an example of legislation that would help the economy but was being blocked by Republicans.

Liar. Democrats are to blame for every bit of it. They're in power, remember?

29 posted on 07/14/2010 4:19:20 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Qbert

The Republicans are crazy for wanting to ‘catch the falling safe’ the Dems have waiting for them.


30 posted on 07/14/2010 4:21:12 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Qbert
Spending the deficits that Americans won't spend.
31 posted on 07/14/2010 4:24:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To a degree Harry Reid is certainly correct.

What we are talking about here is reactionary politics. The voters themselves have become reactionary, that is no longer commit to the long term wisdom of free enterprise and individual responsibility but rather just "react" to whatever the media says or current conditions are.

That is exactly why the proportion of true conservatives on, say FR, or in the Tea Party, are not simply Republican sycophants either. Or why there exists the exposure of "RINO's."

For the long term, for our children, for the future of this nation (not Mexico), the understanding of individual responsibility, discipline, courage to be honest with one's self, is the only hope for the individual dignity and the consciousness of determining one's own fate, for which this nation was originally founded.

Democrats for sure, are just the LEFT, truly despicable self aggrandizing scum, ala Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, etc. But "Republicans, a "political party" just the same, are not far behind, ala Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe, John McCain, etc.

I will repeat, the federal government in Washington DC is the most corrupted in my lifetime. They have NO idea of the dignity of Freedom. These people are truly sick with power; and that is not saying it would not happen to you or I also given the position.

Thus the Tea Party.

Johnny Suntrade

(PS. Incidentally it is the lawyers, the legal cabal, which is driving it all.)

32 posted on 07/14/2010 4:24:05 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

My thoughts exactly. And since Harry has no idea how they broke it - but break it they did - he sure doesn’t know how to fix it.


33 posted on 07/14/2010 4:24:41 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: econjack
Too bad we can’t require a current events test for voting.

Too bad we here in Lake County can’t require a current HEARTBEAT test for voting.

34 posted on 07/14/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Qbert

Gee, how about from 2004 through 2006 the constant barrage of the Dems saying it was the worst economy in 50 years. They said it multiple times. Well they got what they were complaining about. I think the GOP has shown remarkable restraint in not talking down the economy. They are, however, harping about worthless stimulus and the debt.


35 posted on 07/14/2010 4:34:58 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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"They think the worse the economy is come November, the better they’re going to do election-wise,” Reid said.

The really, really, really, need to bring back dueling.

It was the one thing that kept scumbags like this in check.

36 posted on 07/14/2010 4:37:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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Is this the same Harry Reid who said the President of the United States was a “loser”? The same Harry Reid who declared “this war is lost.”? That Harry Reid?


37 posted on 07/14/2010 4:37:13 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Qbert

He apparently sees the world as a mirror, with everyone having the same pettiness that he likely harbored in the last election cycle.


38 posted on 07/14/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus (Liberals hate the Constitution-- just look how they treat it.)
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To: Qbert

So, if the economy improves by Novenber Sen. Reid won’t mention it in his campaign?


39 posted on 07/14/2010 4:39:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Harry you are as full of crap as a young Robin. Your Cronies Dodd and Frank who started this entire mess are in your camp. They are the ones that browbeat the Banks to make loans that they knew could never be recovered. Your remarks Harry as just about as dumb and your last remark that there were no illegal’s working on construction in Nevada. You are so out of touch with reality that you could not even imagine how stupid your remarks really are.I am really supprised you know which day it is.


40 posted on 07/14/2010 4:47:03 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Real men love Kimchi.)
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To: Rome2000
They really, really, really, need to bring back dueling. It was the one thing that kept scumbags like this in check.

Ah yes. The days when men were men. In a more civilized society, many of our current problems would have been handled by now. You know, by men.

41 posted on 07/14/2010 4:49:44 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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42 posted on 07/14/2010 5:01:26 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

He makes me want to puke.””

This might make you go to full puke:

The Friday of July 4th weekend, good old Dirty Harry campaigned in Reno.

He walked the businesses of Wells AVe.

Nothing wrong with that until you understand that that area is all Mexican businesses. Not anything white.

Hrry bought some C D’s-dome only in Spanish, then he bought a western hat for over $450.

Therer are boarded up closed businesses all over Reno & major chains on hold with thoughts of moving to Reno.

Dirty Harry did his campaign trip on the street of Mexican dreams......

Another reason to realize what an ass he is.


43 posted on 07/14/2010 5:03:12 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Qbert
I should also add that Mr. Reid has totally ignored the fact our income tax system is a HUGE contributing factor in our bad economy. We need to drastically simplify our income tax system so it has low compliance costs and encourages Americans to keep their savings and investments in the USA.
44 posted on 07/14/2010 5:03:17 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: econjack

Too bad we can’t require a current events test for voting.””
How about a current events test for politicians?

Dem/Calif Brad Sherman told his attendees at a town hall within the last 48 hours that he didn’t know ANYTHING about the Black Panther story!!!


45 posted on 07/14/2010 5:04:55 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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Reid, Obama, and Pelosi Rooting for America to fail.

GOP Rooting for Reid, Obama and Pelosi to fail


46 posted on 07/14/2010 5:07:19 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: ridesthemiles

Boy I typed that in a hurry- Sorry.....for all the typos.


47 posted on 07/14/2010 5:10:25 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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Hey Reid, payback is a rhymes with witch. At least we are not rooting for failure in wars involving with America. We learned from the master of wanting the US to fail YOU Sen. Reid.


48 posted on 07/14/2010 5:12:58 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: RayChuang88
We need to drastically simplify our income tax system so it has low compliance costs and encourages Americans to keep their savings and investments in the USA

Ah grassshoppper,, now you understand the true goals of the demoncrats,,, destroy the old USA,, and build the new USSA!! its for your own good comrade!

49 posted on 07/14/2010 5:16:13 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Qbert

For the uninitiated, this is called PROJECTION.

Accuse your opponent of exactly what you’re doing.
The Clintons were masters of this art...


50 posted on 07/14/2010 5:23:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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