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Reid calls (Palin) tea party argument 'a bunch of garbage'
POLITICO ^ | July 14, 2011 | Scott Wong

Posted on 07/14/2011 1:52:46 PM PDT by maggief

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) described the argument by Sarah Palin and other conservatives that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s backup debt plan is unconstitutional as "a bunch of garbage."

“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said at a news conference on Thursday. Those in the tea party “seem to think they have an all knowing wisdom about the Constitution. In short, that’s a bunch of garbage. I don’t know how to say it more clearer than that.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; debtceiling; obama; palin
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1 posted on 07/14/2011 1:52:50 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

If there were true justice in this world, Reid would be spending lots of time in court houses ... as the defendant.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 1:54:41 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: maggief

“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said”

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If justice ruled in this country, it would have been in leg chains, Dingy Wimp.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 1:55:51 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: maggief

“That’s a bunch of garbage.” ... Well, that’s a very intellectual argument to get your point across, Harry.

Were you a trial lawyer before you became a crooked politician? And if so, did you use that argument in court?


4 posted on 07/14/2011 1:55:51 PM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: maggief
"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) described the argument by Sarah Palin and other conservatives that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s backup debt plan is unconstitutional as "a bunch of garbage."

Translation. "I know it's unconstitutional, dammit, It just pisses me off that now everyone else will know it and we can't use it to say the Republicans are divided."

5 posted on 07/14/2011 1:56:42 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: maggief

Go f yourself, you dirty Commie mob lawyer.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 1:56:50 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: maggief

Reid wouldn’t recognize garbage if he saw it....


7 posted on 07/14/2011 1:56:52 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: maggief

Only a moron could read the 10th Amendment, then Article I, Section 8 to find the delegated powers,

and say he doesn’t understand the main thrust of the Constitution.

It’s not that he’s an idiot. He’s dishonest. The Constitution simply stands in the way of what they’d like to do, and that is its whole purpose.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 1:57:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maggief

Garbage talk from a garbage mouth!!!


9 posted on 07/14/2011 1:58:00 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: maggief
“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said...

Yes, and Obama's a constitutional law prof. *snicker*
How I wish Bob Dornan was still in the US congress. He called the liberasls out for exactly what they were/are.

10 posted on 07/14/2011 1:58:27 PM PDT by jla
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To: maggief

This coming from an idiot and corrupt ‘career’ politician that has to resort to thuggery to get his property taxes reduced because of who he is? lulz, riiiight. Frak off, Reid, kkthxbuhbye. =.=


11 posted on 07/14/2011 1:58:40 PM PDT by cranked
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To: maggief

He wouldn’t be offering this opinion if he hadn’t been asked about it, and he probably wouldn’t have been asked about it if Palin hadn’t said it.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 1:58:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: maggief
I have some comments for Reid, but unfortunately they run afoul of FR’s anti-obsenity rules.
13 posted on 07/14/2011 1:59:15 PM PDT by mojito
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To: webschooner

Unfortunately, no one will challenge Harry and ask

“exactly what did she get wrong? reference the appropriate article and section or amendment, please.”


14 posted on 07/14/2011 1:59:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Al B.; onyx; Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK

PING!


15 posted on 07/14/2011 2:03:41 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: maggief
Go wander in the Nevada desert you old fart!
16 posted on 07/14/2011 2:03:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: illiac

..except when he looks in a mirror.


17 posted on 07/14/2011 2:04:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: maggief

Did he really say “more clearer than that?”

Wow! Oh well, what do I know? I’m just a dumb homeschoolin’ mom without a fancy Ivy League degree - course I’ve managed to live within a budget for my entire life without any help from the Gub’mint!

Oh, and yes, I do “bitterly” cling to my guns and my religion! : )


18 posted on 07/14/2011 2:04:26 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: maggief

Harry, Article I, section states: the congress shall have power to borrow money on the credit of the United States.

It does not say the president shall have the power to borrow money as long as the Congress doesn’t object.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 2:05:26 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: MrB

but then he’d have to make it “more clearer”


20 posted on 07/14/2011 2:05:40 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: maggief
"I don’t know how to say it more clearer than that."

Yes you do, Reid. Just be honest and say it.

"I don't care if it's unconstitutional. We will do what we damn well please. So, shut the hell up."

That is clearly what you mean.

21 posted on 07/14/2011 2:06:05 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Another American Revolution draws nigh)
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To: maggief

How very “childish.”


22 posted on 07/14/2011 2:06:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: cotton1706
We The People
23 posted on 07/14/2011 2:07:40 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: maggief

Hopefully those in the tea party will help to make Reid the ex-Senate majority leader this next go around.


24 posted on 07/14/2011 2:10:05 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: maggief

I hereby make a $50 pledge to anyone, including a Right-wing ham sandwich, who will run against McConnell in the primary.

Anyone with me?


25 posted on 07/14/2011 2:11:29 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: maggief
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) described the argument by Sarah Palin and other conservatives that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s backup debt plan is unconstitutional as "a bunch of garbage."

The only bunch of garbage is how Reid was re-elected; it stinks to high heaven.

26 posted on 07/14/2011 2:11:48 PM PDT by olezip
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To: maggief
“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said

He's been in a few whorehouses, too. So what?

27 posted on 07/14/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: maggief

Like most political lawyers, Hairy probably couldn’t find the clerk’s office in the county courthouse where he resides without directions.


28 posted on 07/14/2011 2:13:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are the American people capable of governing themselves?)
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To: olezip
backup debt plan is unconstitutional as "a bunch of garbage."

I see. "A bunch of garbage" is probably the kind of technical term we plebes are too stupid to understand. I think I have something of a clue about what he means.

29 posted on 07/14/2011 2:13:45 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: maggief

Harry Reid,you ignorant slut!!


30 posted on 07/14/2011 2:13:56 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Please run Sarah,for Gods sake and Americas)
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To: maggief
I've seen the inside of a few court houses . . .

What blather.

John Edwards has seen the inside of a few court houses too. How's that working now?

31 posted on 07/14/2011 2:15:56 PM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: maggief

Reid is unexpectedly being uncivil.


32 posted on 07/14/2011 2:17:30 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: maggief

The chief Senator really shows a lot of class, doesn’t he? /s


33 posted on 07/14/2011 2:17:59 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: maggief

Well, how do you argue with logic like that?

Sheesh...


34 posted on 07/14/2011 2:19:17 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: maggief

35 posted on 07/14/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Paperdoll

Thgis demented LIB (reid) is an embarrassment. Shouldn’t he be committed or something with his especially low cognitive functioning? Isn’t his family tired of his drooling and drivel?


36 posted on 07/14/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: maggief
Those in the tea party[,says Reid,] “seem to think they have an all knowing wisdom about the Constitution. In short, that’s a bunch of garbage. I don’t know how to say it more clearer than that.”

Of course, by Dingy Harry's reading of the Constitution, a Democrat Congress can do anything damn thing it wants to.


37 posted on 07/14/2011 2:22:00 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: maggief
Reid's assertion that their argument is a "bunch of garbage"...is a bunch of baloney.

So there!

38 posted on 07/14/2011 2:22:12 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: maggief

When will the Vegas mafia and casino party rid us of ole stinky pinky, there has got to be some younger tool that they can put in the puppet position..


39 posted on 07/14/2011 2:22:53 PM PDT by Fred (Palin/Bachmann 2012 OR Bachmann/Palin 2012......that is the ticket!!!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Oh and I’ve been to a few courthouses in my life.

So there again!


40 posted on 07/14/2011 2:23:14 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: maggief

Reid can’t make a factual argument against anything Tea Party so he pulls out the Dem playbook and calls them names. Really juvenile. Making an argument without evidence would really sell well in court too. Proves that we are winning!


41 posted on 07/14/2011 2:23:26 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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Are we having fun yet?

reuters

42 posted on 07/14/2011 2:24:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: maggief
“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said at a news conference on Thursday.

Believe he meant "cat houses"

43 posted on 07/14/2011 2:26:27 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: maggief
“I’ve been to a few court houses,” Reid said

I've been to a few parking garages, but that doesn't mean I'm a car.

44 posted on 07/14/2011 2:27:27 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Been to Clinton V New York , Harry?

Remember, the reason there hasn’t been a vote on this in “more than a decade” is because the Supreme Court struck down the previous line-item veto from Congress as unconstitutional. In a rare decision that opposed Congress and the expansion of government power, the Court rules that the Constitution did not give Congress the power to hand such authority to the President.

Since only Constitutional Amendments, and not time, can change the enumerated powers of the Constitution…this remains true today.

45 posted on 07/14/2011 2:30:36 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“I’ve been ...

with few pole dancers.”

Yeah, that’s the court house all right.


46 posted on 07/14/2011 2:33:27 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: NYCslicker

Don’t worry. we members of the Kentucky Tea Party will make sure he gets “Primaried”, but you have to wait 3 years. He isn’t up for election until 2014.


47 posted on 07/14/2011 2:33:36 PM PDT by anoldafvet (18 months until we're rid of "The Boy Blunder".)
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To: NYCslicker

Don’t worry. we members of the Kentucky Tea Party will make sure he gets “Primaried”, but you have to wait 3 years. He isn’t up for election until 2014.


48 posted on 07/14/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT by anoldafvet (18 months until we're rid of "The Boy Blunder".)
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To: EyeGuy

“a bunch of garbage.”?

That is what he and his Senate colleagues along with Peolosi and the RATS in the House passed into law with OBAMACARE.

He has a lot of balls - - another RAT idiot.


49 posted on 07/14/2011 2:41:46 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: maggief

“Regular citizens don’t know squat about the Constitution, certainly not more than I do.” - Harry Reid, paraphrased


50 posted on 07/14/2011 2:42:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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