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Reid: 'Laughable' for Romney to think Dems will pass his agenda (premeditated gridlock)
The Hill ^ | 11/02/12 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 11/03/2012 2:16:30 AM PDT by Libloather

Reid: 'Laughable' for Romney to think Dems will pass his agenda
By Mike Lillis - 11/02/12 03:56 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Mitt Romney this week that upper-chamber Democrats would be no rubber stamp for Republican ideals if the GOP contender wins the White House next Tuesday.

The Nevada Democrat is pushing back against Romney's claims that he's better able to break Washington's partisan gridlock because he could work with congressional Democrats in ways President Obama wasn't able to work with Republicans.

The notion of working across the aisle has emerged as a key selling point for Romney, one that's won him a number of newspaper endorsements in recent weeks.

Reid on Friday warned that those endorsements might have been premature.

“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable," Reid said in a statement, referring to Romney's description of his own political leanings during the GOP primaries. "In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate."

Reid noted that Senate Democrats this year have already shot down a number of proposals Romney has supported on the campaign trail, including GOP efforts to repeal Obama's healthcare reforms, cut taxes on the wealthiest Americans and eliminate the birth-control mandate for most employers.

Romney, Reid charged, “has demonstrated that he lacks the courage to stand up to the Tea Party, kowtowing to their demands time and again."

"There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record to suggest he would act any differently as president," Reid added.

All sides agree that the emergence of entrenched partisanship on Capitol Hill in recent years has created a volatile political environment that's discouraged compromise and threatened the ability of Congress to perform even its most basic functions. Both parties have blamed the other for the gridlock, with GOP leaders accusing Obama of refusing to reach across the aisle and Democrats countering that Republican leaders have made defeating Obama their highest priority.

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told National Journal just before the 2010 elections.

Romney, on the campaign trail, has packaged himself as the leader who could break the gridlock, arguing that, as governor of Massachusetts a decade ago, he was able to work with Democratic state leaders to get things done.

That strategy has paid dividends, as Iowa's Des Moines Register and the Detroit News have endorsed Romney in recent days, citing his record as a bipartisan dealmaker.

"Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals [of job creation and economic recovery]?" the Register's editorial board wrote last week. "When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate."

Reid, however, disputes the notion that Romney has a good record of bipartisanship, saying the former Massachusetts governor "had a terrible relationship with Democrats" – a dynamic Reid predicts will continue if Romney wins the White House.

"In the near-decade that Mitt Romney has spent running for president, both his words and his actions have shown that pleasing the far right is more important to him than working across the aisle," Reid added. “Senate Democrats are committed to defending the middle class, and we will do everything in our power to defend them against Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Reid's comments showed that the Senate majority leader recognized Romney's "momentum."

"While Senator Reid might want to continue Washington politics as usual, I'm confident that there are many Democrats who value balancing the budget, reducing burdensome regulations, investing in U.S. energy resources and will be willing to work with Governor Romney to help grow our stagnant economy," Priebus said in a statement.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; agenda; congress; corruption; democrats; elections; gridlock; liberalfascism; nevada; nodemocrats2012; reid; romney; waronliberty
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At least Dingy envisions Hussein getting the boot.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 2:16:35 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

There are few creatures on this planet more odious and loathsome than grungy Harry..


2 posted on 11/03/2012 2:20:22 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Vote him out!)
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To: Libloather

Hey Harry, the village of Searchlight,NV is looking for its idiot.

This a-hole has wasted five years of America’s time.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 2:23:49 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Libloather

Harry made him look like even more of a jack*ss than usual yesterday. He probably also doomed a few Democratic Senate candidates. Nice work, Harry.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 2:29:16 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: Libloather

Harry made himself look like even more of a jack*ss than usual yesterday. He probably also doomed a few Democratic Senate candidates. Nice work, Harry.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 2:29:37 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: Libloather

Reid won’t be in charge of the Senate after Nov.6th.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:34:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Libloather
After Romney wins it would be nice if the FBI and IRS started looking into all the pay-to-play scams the Reid family has run for years in Nevada. While some members of Congress live in their offices or live three to an apartment Reid’s Capital residence is the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:36:32 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Libloather

IIRC, Reid got in only by voter fraud.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:38:42 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: fortheDeclaration

This is precisely why its important to win control of the Senate. Harry Reid can join Nazi Pelosi at the back of the bus. What a disgusting excuse for a human being.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:39:06 AM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: cardinal4

There are few creatures on this planet more odious and loathsome than grungy Harry..

Dingy Harry is just Schmuckie Schumer's sock puppet.

10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:40:12 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Libloather
Folks ? Notice all the trash talking from the Democrats and the Main Stream Media ?
Dingy Harry, and now Bill Maher ?

They are in the denial stage now.
11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:42:10 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Libloather

Gridlock sounds better to me than 4 more years of Maobama.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:42:55 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Libloather
HEY DINGY HARRY ? DENIAL IS NOT JUST A RIVER IN EGYPT !

STOP THE TRASH TALKING HARRY !
13 posted on 11/03/2012 2:43:32 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Libloather; LucyT

A SORDID attempt by dirty Harry to fire up the whacko Dem base so they will turn out and vote. The problem is that the Whacko dem base has been whacked off so much by Obama that they are whacked out.After all, Obama has been campaigning for 4 years instead of doing his job.Even dirty Harry is whacked out.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 2:46:57 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Libloather

I’ll give odds that Mitt has a plan to deal with Reid and other obstructionists. If I were Mitt, I’d do just like J. Edgar did - build a dossier on everyone in Congress, then call in the obstructionists one by one for a little tété a tété.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 2:50:12 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Libloather

Its laughable for Reid to think that the people will allow him to keep his job if he acts like a child instead of a Senator........


16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:50:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Libloather

For Reid to make such comments not having worked with Romney, means to me Harry Reid needs to step down.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 2:55:37 AM PDT by annajones (Please Act)
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To: Libloather

That’s Okay Senator Reid. We don’t need the Senate. If you don’t pass our budget, Romney can do what Obama does; implement his own budget.

You may remember, it takes a House vote to indict him for Impeachement, so you can forget that sh!t.. You probably could hold some Senate hearings or such, but I’m guessing he could have the power turned off for that, too.

He can also instruct the IRS to NOT enforce ANY Obamacare provisions just like Obama instructed the DOJ and DHS not to prosecute any illegal immigration..

He can do this for the 8 years he’ll be in office, or as long as it takes to throw your ass and those other asshat Democrats that keep you in control there, too.

Good luck Mr. Majority Leader.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 2:59:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

my guess is Romney will just NOT INVITE dingy to the party, and just invite those who care about the country, and emasculate this asshole


19 posted on 11/03/2012 3:00:06 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That’s only fair. I seem to recall the Clintons using the IRS as a weapon. . . turnabout is fair play. ..


20 posted on 11/03/2012 3:09:44 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: ReformationFan

All that gridlock could be busted by just denying a particulor Senator’s money to the folks back home. Need that Transportation money? Nope, that must go to Alaska for National Security reasons.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 3:13:21 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Libloather
Reid, however, disputes the notion that Romney has a good record of bipartisanship, saying the former Massachusetts governor "had a terrible relationship with Democrats"

And we all know Reid has a terrific record of telling the truth about Romney.

(I shouldn't have to post the sarcasm tag.)

22 posted on 11/03/2012 3:13:54 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Make sure he has his name tag on his jacket when he leaves Washington
Hi my name is
Harry Ried
I live on 30 camel court
Benghazi Afganistan


23 posted on 11/03/2012 3:16:01 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Real Cynic No More
Mitt will have to go around Congress and speak directly to the American people.

Our only salvation is if we the people shock and awe our Congress critters into action to save our republic.

Unless the pressure is such that rat Senators force Dingy Harry to compromise, our slide into tyranny will continue.

The real work of conservatives will begin next Wednesday, November 7. At that time, we must begin unrelenting pressure on Congress to reverse the damage done by Obama and his rats.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 3:18:23 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Libloather

Bold talk for the future minority leader


25 posted on 11/03/2012 3:19:07 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Libloather

I think Reid has dementia


26 posted on 11/03/2012 3:22:41 AM PDT by Puddleglum (The road to the White House goes through Benghazi.)
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To: Libloather

There’s probably a cell waiting for Harry...


27 posted on 11/03/2012 3:38:40 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Gaffer

This is exactly what it will take- giving Democrats a double dose of their own lawlessness until they see why we are supposed to be a nation of laws.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 3:51:25 AM PDT by Ford4000
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To: Libloather

The party of “No.”


29 posted on 11/03/2012 4:29:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Libloather

So he’s basically saying Romney is going to get elected. Gotta love this lib meltdown. It’s only just begun.

Wait until after the election - they’ll be pointing not fingers, but bayonets, at each other.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Libloather
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31 posted on 11/03/2012 4:48:08 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: Libloather

The way to end gridlock is to eliminate the offending vehicles blocking traffic


32 posted on 11/03/2012 4:48:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Gaffer
Good luck Mr. Majority Leader.

It would be fun to see how Hairy Reed would react if Romney decided to play Bronco Bama-ball with the Dems. They and the MSM would be squealing like piglets!

33 posted on 11/03/2012 4:48:28 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Libloather

I interpret his remarks that he’s conceded the presidential election to Mitt but assumes they will keep the Senate.

I think this jerk is in for a surprise.

Any democrats running for senate have a huge anchor tied to their neck that will send them to the bottom. That anchor is obama.

Our state (ND) senate race was predicted to go democrat, but effective advertising tied that anchor to the candidates neck and now predicted by Politico to lose. So the DNC has pulled staffing support and called upon our states dem staff to help out in Iowa. Pure panic!

If the same effective advertising is in other states with Senate races, Republicans will have the same power obama had in 2008.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 4:59:51 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: Libloather

My thoughts too. This is at least the second time he has mentioned what would happen with Romney as President. Reid clearly believes that Romney is going to win the Presidency.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 5:01:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Libloather

Well isn’t that nice of you Harry. Mitt then can declare everything by executive order and just point to how obama took care of things.....


36 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:31 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: The Wizard
just invite those who care about the country

I hope Romney has a list of names. I don't imagine there are any "progressives" on it.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I have invited you to this meeting because I think you are good people who have the best interests of America in your hearts. But your party leadership and a good number of your colleagues appear to have other interests. Out of party loyalty or because of pressure from your leadership, you may have voted in ways you know you should not have voted.

If I have not judged you correctly, if you really are on their side, you may leave. I believe they are holding their own meeting right now to determine how to keep their own interests above those of this country and how to prevent our success.

If you stay, you agree that we must move together to return this country to the greatness it has maintained for so many years."

37 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:39 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: AlexW

I don’t know about that. He won by 5 points. I say the voters in Nevada are stupid as the reason moreso.


38 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: annajones

For Reid to make such comments not having worked with Romney, means to me Harry Reid needs to step down.

No because McConnell said that his chief goal is to make Obama a one-term President. This is all politics. I don’t want the liberals to start calling for Republicans to step down the next time a Republican says something similar when we have Democratic President.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 5:06:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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At least Dingy envisions Hussein getting the boot.

Yes, he's getting prepared for the future.

40 posted on 11/03/2012 5:07:11 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Libloather
“When I am elected this coming Tuesday, I will forget about any pledges for a bipartisan partnership with the democrats. Both obama and his number two capo... dom reid... have made it clear that their party will NEVER cooperate with anything we Republicans want to accomplish... my response to reid is that I have studied obama well”.

He will NEVER do it... but Mitt should... this should be what takes the election over the line and scores for America... but he will never do it.

LLS

41 posted on 11/03/2012 5:21:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Libloather

Lord we pray humble this arrogant man Harry Reid for his own good and remove him as Senate majority leader.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 5:29:08 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: Libloather

Then we need to take the Senate and unseat Harry.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Reid may have trouble carrying out his threats... the dems will surely take away his leadership position once the pubbies gain the majority.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It’s laughable to think that Reid will have a damned thing to say about it.

Thanks Libloather.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 6:05:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather
Then it's a good thing that the Demagogues are about to become the minority party in the Senate.
46 posted on 11/03/2012 6:23:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Libloather

A strong President could easily handle Reid. As head of the exective branch sequester all federal funds being sent to Nevada. You have to punish the voters for their sins until they sin no more.


47 posted on 11/03/2012 6:30:21 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Libloather

First Vince Flynn novel I read involves a sniper taking out certain senators. That’s my favorite Vince Flynn nove.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 6:47:11 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Libloather

If Republicans really wanted to take back the Senate they should have run ads in states like MO and MT, with Harry Reed’s face and some of his choicer quotes and say, “Do you REALLY want this guy back as Senate Majority Leader?”


49 posted on 11/03/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Libloather

What a hate-filled little weasel. He can’t keep his foul mouth shut for even a few days. Harry should keep in mind that mid-term elections will be held in 2014, the mid-terms always providing another good opportunity to review the performance of both houses of Congress.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 7:01:55 AM PDT by Will88
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