Category Archives: Harry Reid

Morning Awful: Double Reid Standard

In 2008, John McCain took one look at more than two decades of Romney’s tax returns and chose Sarah Palin for his running-mate.¬†At The Daily Beast, Michelle Goldberg points out how ludicrous the coverage of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: McConnell Whining

After three years of pure obstruction, Mitch McConnell has the cojones to get upset that Harry Reid has grown a spine about Obama’s judicial nominations. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so stupidly infuriating. Via ThinkProgress

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The Immortal Public Option

Harry Reid hit back that tennis ball called the public option just in time for the weekend news cycle: I remain committed to pursuing the public option. While I believe that the legislation we are considering does much to provide … Continue reading

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Lagging Indicators

From Sam Stein at HuffPo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged on Wednesday to take a serious look at revising the filibuster rules at the beginning of the next Congress, calling the current level of obstruction in the Senate … Continue reading

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What Harry Reid Can Do

Start the right conversation:

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Wheat From Chaff

We’ll be seeing more of this: Reid said that the Senate will have the opportunity to take up other job-creation provisions in the future once this first bill passes. “The answer is not to do nothing,” Reid says in prepared … Continue reading

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Reid Stiffens, Divides His Forces

Reporting for HuffPo, Ryan Grim describes the new Harry Reid. After doing away with Baucus’s horrible Finance Committee jobs bill, Reid explained: The new bill drops disaster assistance and extensions of unemployment insurance and COBRA health-insurance subsidies, all Democratic priorities … Continue reading

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No Excuses For Rahm or Harry

Everyone hates Rahm Emanuel. Even Bob Cesca’s calling for Rahm’s head over supposed “mixed messaging” on health care. Perhaps Emanuel was inartful, but I think he might have been thinking of “the pivot” when he spoke. Which brings me to … Continue reading

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Harry Reid Has No Spine

I could bring a bill to clotureAnd heed the will of votersEnding gridlock-grind;For sixty votes I’d muster;There’d be no filibusterIf I only had a spine! Agendas would be simpleAnd leftward of the middlePassing in good time;Oh, the bills we would … Continue reading

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Harry Reid Has No Spine

The spineless Harry Reid has announced there will be no healthcare reform vote until after the August recess. His words were a near-echo of Republicans who have criticized the rush to act on complex legislation that affects every American. Reid … Continue reading

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If Harry Reid had a Spine

I could bring a bill to clotureAnd heed the will of votersEnding gridlock-grind;For sixty votes I’d muster;There’d be no filibusterIf I only had a spine! Agendas would be simpleAnd leftward of the middlePassing in good time;Oh, the bills we would … Continue reading

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