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GOP Congressman Pens Letter Asking for Reid's Resignation
Fox News ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 04/05/2011 10:24:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Rep. Rick Crawford, a freshman Republican from Arkansas, has drafted a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to resign, citing what he calls Reid's "reckless, partisan strategy of shutting down the government."

"With all due respect, if you do not plan to fulfill your responsibilities as Senate Majority Leader, perhaps it is time to step aside," Crawford writes in the letter.

House Republicans are engaged in a budget battle with Senate Democrats as a government shutdown looms Friday if the two sides can't come together on a long-term spending plan or another continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating.

"Mr. Reid, it is time to stop denying the dire straits of our nation's fiscal health," Crawford writes. "It is time to pass a bill."

Crawford expects at least 90 House Republicans to sign on to the letter.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; majorityleader; reid; resignnow; rickcrawford
Chad Pergram is really becoming my favorite journalist. He's GOOD.

BTW, full text of the Crawford letter at link.

1 posted on 04/05/2011 10:24:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Reid is too old for this. Nevada should have dumped his stinky ass when they were given the chance back in November. The boy just isn’t right in the head. He should be back in Stoplight, NV, sitting on the porch eating Jello or pudding and waiting for some traffic to go by so he can wave. The fact he’s still in the District of Corruption is the union’s fault. They knew Harry wasn’t “right” anymore and should never have had spent all that money getting his seat back for him.


2 posted on 04/05/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


3 posted on 04/05/2011 10:29:25 AM PDT by nutmeg ("President Sarkozy is now the Leader of the Free World." - Col. Oliver North, 3/21/11)
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To: Lazamataz

Where’s Mr. Boehner’s letter to Reid? How about Sally? I mean Lindsey Graham. I’d like to see the leadership on the right start giving some public grief on the Dem party for sticking their socialist heads in the sand and hoping they can just tax us further.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Lazamataz

how about HOLDER and Janet?


5 posted on 04/05/2011 10:34:30 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Lazamataz

Good for Rick Crawford. I like to see the freshman playing “run and gun” offense. They are intelligent and creative and will run up the score if they continue with this strategy.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 10:35:16 AM PDT by Califelephant
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To: Lazamataz
"With all due respect, ... perhaps it is time to step aside,"

Good way to put it, given that the amount "due" is zero.

7 posted on 04/05/2011 10:38:16 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I thought for certain that anybody from our side could beat Hrrrrry Reid in Nevada last November. I was wrong. So, where did we go wrong with our Republican candidate there? It wasn’t like we didn’t know the media would beat up on our candidate. We need some sword swallowers from now on out. Someone who will keep their mouth shut except for when they are eating Hrrry Reid and the media alive.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:09 AM PDT by RitaOK ( ".)
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To: RitaOK
We need some sword swallowers from now on out

Obama's a sword swallower.

Just sayin'.

9 posted on 04/05/2011 10:45:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: RitaOK

I don’t know if anyone could have pulled that off, unless it was someone already with statewide reputation that could not be tarnished. Anybody would have run into the buzzsaw of the national media, the deep pockets of the majority leader and the unions. They would have savaged any of the three candidates. Angle actually did really well about 75% of the time. She did very well in their debate. She made some damaging slip ups, and couple at the worst possible times.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 10:48:32 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Lazamataz

But first they should have consulted the Donald;
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/02/donald-trumps-donations-to-democrats.html
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has received the fourth-largest amount of Trump’s contributions, including $4,800 in the successful 2010 campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: RitaOK

From what I heard on the news prior to the election, the DNC sent in 10,000 of their “fixers” from the ‘RAT staff offices in DC? And then there were those commie union thugs draggin’ the illegals off to the polls if they wanted to hold on to their jobs. Our side really never had a chance, IMHO. I don’t think it mattered much who ran for our side. The ‘RATS needed Stinky Reid re-elected to hold their communist agenda together. The commies and Kenyans knew that Pelosi and the House were toast and the only way they could keep their Destruction of America program on track was to make sure Stinky was back at the top of the Senate.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 10:52:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

[The boy just isn’t right in the head. ]

I’ve beat Freepers to death with the fact that I wrote the only biography of Harry Reid (click my name). But you hit it right on the head, Reid isn’t right in the head as was evident from everything I researched. What I didn’t put in my book was the probabilty he was abused as a kid and has some weird sex things going on, which might be neither here nor there except I think he has a dual personality because of it.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Lazamataz
Rep. Crawford, has drafted a letter...

Who knew anyone in Arkansas was literate. That's the real story.

14 posted on 04/05/2011 10:55:56 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: Lazamataz; ilgipper; FlingWingFlyer

Obama’s a sword swallower. “ ============

Touche. You have that right! Something about bringing his gun to our knife fight(McCain).

Maybe the Tea Party needs to be the Sword Swallower, even more en masse. November is still alive and well in this country. Pray for Ryan and like minded types to be given wings of eagles in this battle.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 11:07:23 AM PDT by RitaOK ( ".)
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To: DaxtonBrown
For all you Patrick McManus fans out there.
Stepfather to mother (after the boy cheered on forest fires, I believe): "I don't know, Martha, the boy ain't right. We get us some money, we're gonna get his screws tightened."
16 posted on 04/05/2011 11:08:42 AM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: RitaOK
Touche. You have that right! Something about bringing his gun to our knife fight(McCain).

I'm thinking more about Larry Sinclair.

17 posted on 04/05/2011 11:10:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Made In The USA

“How about Sally? I mean Lindsey Graham.”

Oh, you said lindsey graham, now officially known ass Jackass......let’s help Ann Barnhardt go viral. You will love this.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeyrp-V3Jvc


18 posted on 04/05/2011 11:13:15 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: RitaOK
So, where did we go wrong with our Republican candidate there?

There were many reports on election day of the machines being rigged for Reid.

19 posted on 04/05/2011 11:16:54 AM PDT by houeto (All during his formative years, Barry prayed to allah.)
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To: houeto

There were many reports on election day of the machines being rigged for Reid. “ ================

Now there’s an idea. ;)


20 posted on 04/05/2011 11:21:48 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Lazamataz

http://crawford.house.gov/press-release/letter-senator-reid-pass-bill

Mr. Reid,

We the undersigned call on you and the Senate to pass a long-term Continuing Resolution; a resolution that hears the calls of the American people and makes reasonable, responsible spending cuts.

Mr. Reid, your record on spending in the Senate is one of failure. You have failed to pass a budget, failed to restrain spending, and failed to put our country on sound fiscal footing.

We do not accept your failure as our own.

The American people did not send us here to fail. Make no mistake: any government shutdown is the result of your lack of leadership. America has a $14 trillion debt and you offered a mere $6 billion in cuts. The House heard the calls of the American people and offered $61 billion in cuts, but the Senate has not sent us a Continuing Resolution in return.

We have received nothing from the Senate except denials of the dire straits of our nation’s fiscal health.

The House of Representatives is accomplishing what we were elected to do. We’ve cut spending. We’ve terminated wasteful programs. We’ve funded the government.

Mr. Reid, we are letting you know that we will rally on the Senate steps every day until you pass a long-term Continuing Resolution. We call on all Americans to join our fight in restoring our country’s fiscal health.

The House of Representatives is doing our job, Mr. Reid. The Senate needs to start doing theirs.

Mr. Reid, it’s time to pass a bill.

Bound together and determined,

Rep. Rick Berg (ND-AL)

Rep. Diane Black (TN-06)

Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco(TX-23)

Rep. Chip Cravaack (MN-08)

Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01)

Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-19)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)

Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27)

Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-08)

Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17)

Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02)

Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-13)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01)

Rep. Jeffrey Landry (LA-03)

Rep. Billy Long (MO-07)

Rep. David McKinley (WV-01)

Rep. Richard Nugent (FL-05)

Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS-04)

Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16)

Rep. Tom Reed (NY-29)

Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02)

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-04)

Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-05)

Rep. Tim Scott (SC-01)

Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15)

Rep. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03)

Rep. Steve Womack (AR-03)


21 posted on 04/05/2011 11:24:36 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: ScreamingFist
let’s help Ann Barnhardt go viral. You will love this.....

The complete story: Colorado Woman Has More Courage Than Ten Lindsey Grahams.

22 posted on 04/05/2011 1:14:41 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Brown Deer

How come I don’t see anyone from GA?


23 posted on 04/05/2011 1:15:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It didn’t help that Angle made such stupid statements.


24 posted on 04/05/2011 1:19:24 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

I would think that after all these years of Harry Reid, the voters would just think that stupid statements coming from a politician were normal.


25 posted on 04/05/2011 1:31:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: Lazamataz

Reid should resign. He is corruptly holding office.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 2:08:01 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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To: Lazamataz
Dingy Harry needs to retire. He has done enough damage for two lifetimes.
27 posted on 04/05/2011 2:30:03 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: RitaOK

“November is still alive and well in this country.”

There’s a “Cut the Spending” rally on Capitol Hill tomorrow @ 12 noon. Turnout should be good. Buses coming in from all over the region.


28 posted on 04/05/2011 3:43:38 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Brown Deer

A good list of Republican reps but still missing some high profile names that are conspicuous by their absence.


29 posted on 04/05/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

There’s a “Cut the Spending” rally on Capitol Hill tomorrow @ 12 noon. Turnout should be good. Buses coming in from all over the region.” ==================

Good Luck!!!! I mean that! I have been hoping the weather would bring our energized troops back to the front line.
Thanks for what you are doing!


30 posted on 04/05/2011 5:28:33 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Lazamataz

” How come I don’t see anyone from GA? “ ================

Because he’s running for president. Seriously though, I read somewhere the dems are making some inroads in GA. Could that be true? Can’t remember the details.


31 posted on 04/05/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: ScreamingFist

“let’s help Ann Barnhardt go viral. You will love this.”

What a girl!!! I would say she “bi_ch slapped” old Jackass!!!


32 posted on 04/05/2011 6:14:07 PM PDT by DeadFurrow (Your rights end where mine begins.)
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To: Made In The USA

Boehner didnt send a letter ... He sent a bill, a FY2011 budget bill. he has fired off a bill that lays it all out and is in Harry Reid’s lap.


33 posted on 04/05/2011 7:06:20 PM PDT by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

It’s not going to happen, but I’m glad that the Congressman wrote the letter.


34 posted on 04/05/2011 9:26:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

he should spend the rest of life reciting cowboy poetry


35 posted on 04/06/2011 12:31:02 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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