Senate Democrats’ press conference: These wingnuts sure are obstructionist

posted at 10:02 pm on July 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Democrats surprised to discover Senate’s filibuster rule.” You know, I actually had a glimmer of sympathy for Reid last night when the GOP was obsessing over Boehner’s bill knowing full well that it would be instantly dead in the Senate. It was a waste of precious time with the ceiling deadline looming, but the dynamics of this standoff are such that Boehner and Republicans simply had to save face. This is the Democratic counterpart to that, I guess — a Seinfeldian press conference about nothing, griping about the evergreen reality of the filibuster in hopes of nudging the media yet again into blaming the GOP for the stalemate despite the fact that we still haven’t had a vote on a Democratic plan.

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine instead of pushing his bill and letting the Republicans vote him down. That’s a much more powerful message than complaining about the filibuster. “We had a plan but the Republicans blocked it” is potentially a saving grace message-wise for the left if the stalemate persists and we hit the ceiling next week. Instead he’s ducking the vote for reasons I don’t quite understand. Even if he loses, he can proceed immediately to negotiating with McConnell on a compromise and then attaching that agreement as an amendment to Boehner’s bill. So why not force the Senate GOP to filibuster? It’s the left’s best counter right now to the Republicans’ “we passed two bills and you passed squat” narrative.

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McConnell hides. It’s over for the Republicans

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Harry is a loser.

ted c on July 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Sarah Palin is a Quitter.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Harry is a loser.

ted c on July 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM

He’s a D*ck.

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

TWIT

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Don’t thank me. It’s the most I could do for you.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

It’s the left’s best counter right now to the Republicans’ “we passed two bills and you passed squat” narrative.

Three, actually.

Midas on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Sarah Palin is a Quitter.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Harry is a Drama Queen.

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

“McConnell hides. It’s over for the Republicans”

Huh?

cdog0613 on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

He’s a D*ck.

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

hey ruined a perfectly useful dic# when they put ears on Pinky.

darwin-t on July 29, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Democrats: The Party of NO!

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

TWIT

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Don’t thank me. It’s the most I could do for you.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

How about your man O’bama losing 30,000 Twitter followers earlier today? UnpResidented!

BTW, these guys were much funnier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Huh?

cdog0613 on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Forget trying to understand.

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:11 PM

cdog0613 on July 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Don’t try to figure it out. Logic and Chump Threads took divergent paths a looong time ago

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Schumer “the house can’t tie their shoes”

“hey, anybody know how to turn this cell phone off?”

anyway, all 3 of them looked depressed and sad

windansea on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

McConnell asked that Democrats vote that night, instead they send it to the House for a vote before they vote on it. What is Reid doing?

mdetlh on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

The only reason I supported the Boehner bill is so we could do what Hannity has been doing tonight: hitting Dems over the head with the fact that we’ve passed two bills and they’ve passed none. He also had Kelly Ayotte on and another senator (now I forget who), and they were banging the same drum.

It just gives us a little more firepower as being the ones who were actually providing solutions. Will it work? I don’t know. I tend to think it has a better chance than just saying, “hey, we sent you CCB. Take it or leave it”. But, I could be wrong.

JohnInCA on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Reid doesn’t want any part of Boehner’s bill. Hence no compromise.

OldEnglish on July 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM

You know, I actually had a glimmer of sympathy for Reid last night

Oh, come on. Sympathy for Harry Reid?

Wethal on July 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM

With 4 more Dem votes for CCB in the senate, this would have been over days ago. But we’re the obstuctionists.

Kataklysmic on July 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM

PS, Chumpy, today your man O’bama hit 40% job approval in the Gallup Poll. His predecessor didn’t sink that low until after he had been in office for 5 years and 10 months. Aren’t you proud?

Answer me this: what exactly have O’bama and your Democrats in Washington “accomplished” that’s good for our country in the 4 years since the Democrats took over Congress completely in 2007 and the Presidency in 2009?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I wonder if Harry ever has a moment of clarity late at night and realizes, just for a second, how big a role he has played in destroying his nation.

Naaahhh, probably not.

Tim Zank on July 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Well, ya know, it sure looks like Obama really wants to completely collapse the US economy. Kookie, and extreme I know, but he sure seems to be trying to prevent an increase in the debt limit, for some reason.

Unless Obama and the democrats think in the last second chaos they can get their tax increases. Maybe that’s it; take it over the edge, and go for the gold.

Skandia Recluse on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

With 4 more Dem votes for CCB in the senate, this would have been over days ago. But we’re the obstuctionists.

Kataklysmic on July 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Send the President a clean debt limit bill and it wouldn’t have happened at all.

Obstructionist is too kind a word. Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

It’s an absolute disgrace that the people we have elected as Senators, who earn $174,000 per year + very generous benefits, haven’t even been able to produce a budget in the past 2+ years. Let alone producing a BALANCED budget.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/29/report-lawmakers-make-3-4-times-what-the-average-working-american-earns/#comments

In the real world, these Senators would all be FIRED for FAILURE to do their jobs!

2102 can’t come fast enough!

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I appreciate the fact that you have seriously cut back on your spamming.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM

70+ rounds of golf and lotso spendin’.

predator on July 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Could it be cause they demand to READ Reid’s plan before allowing a vote?

golfmann on July 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM

2102 can’t come fast enough!

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Crap! I’ll be dead by then. Just my luck.

predator on July 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I am positive that Obama wants to collapse the economy and create a socialist welfare state. This is all part of the plan.

Philly on July 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM

With 4 more Dem votes for CCB in the senate, this would have been over days ago. But we’re the obstuctionists.

Kataklysmic on July 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM

That would have given us 51 votes for CCB, wouldn’t Reid have just filibustered it. Wouldn’t we have needed 13 Dems to get to 60? I know I asked this on another thread, but am I missing something here procedurally?

JohnInCA on July 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM

I have had enough of this crap.

ted c on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

(now I forget who), and they were banging the same drum.

JohnInCA on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Toomey.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine instead of pushing his bill and letting the Republicans vote him down

To put heat on the RINOs to back his plan so it can be called “Bipartisan” to the GOP house’s plan.

William Amos on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Reid has now revised his bill to include McConnell’s 2-step process — that’s the one where Barry gets to raise the debt ceiling without Congress’ approval, unless supermajorities in both chambers oppose it (yeah, that’s gonna happen). It’ll be the largest debt ceiling increase in US history, and the media will call it “bipartisan” because Mitch McConnell is such a worthless fool. Yup, Obama and the dems will win this battle, but I do believe it will be looked at down the road as the moment they lost the war. The 2012 ads just write themselves. LARGEST DEBT CEILING INCREASE IN US HISTORY.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-30/reid-revises-debt-limit-proposal-to-include-mcconnell-s-two-step-process.html

Rational Thought on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I appreciate the fact that you have seriously cut back on your spamming.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Some of us have to work for a living.

I appreciate the fact that there have been no Palin Threads on HA for you to thread-jack today. You are very tiresome.

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

The are saying that a filibuster is now going on. And that the R’s have not presented a plan. Senator Reid was very kind about the Balanced Budget bill and it is always constructive to be respectful of the other side. Lying Jerks.

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I wonder if Harry ever has a moment of clarity late at night and realizes, just for a second, how big a role he has played in destroying his nation.

Naaahhh, probably not.

Tim Zank on July 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Yes. It’s called Cloward/Piven.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Answer me this: what exactly have O’bama and your Democrats in Washington “accomplished” that’s good for our country in the 4 years since the Democrats took over Congress completely in 2007 and the Presidency in 2009?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Oh-Oh pick me!
*raising arm violently trying to get the attention of Del Dolemonte*

They stated that they love America soooooo much that they want to transform it into something unrecognizable.
Crash and Burn Baby!

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Obstructionist is too kind a word. Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

better than the blackmail your party has inflicted on Ameria.

William Amos on July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

You are very tiresome.

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I understand how your continued obsession on me is tiresome for you. It’s a good thing you live in your grammy’s basement and can sleep whenever you like.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Six GOP senate a-holes gave Reid the opportunity to say that the rejection of the House bill was bipartisan. Nice going.

Mark1971 on July 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Man. You project better than a 3000 lumen LCD.

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Yea the “Tea Party” opponent of Reid’s self destructed.

So look at the face we have again.

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I understand how your continued obsession on me is tiresome for you. It’s a good thing you live in your grammy’s basement and can sleep whenever you like.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

You initiated the current exchange with kj, who has an obsession again?

darwin-t on July 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Yes y’all were wanting watered-down bills to be passed so they could be watered-down even more by turds like this?

Just don’t complain next week, mmmkay?

SouthernGent on July 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM

chumer “the house can’t tie their shoes”

windansea on July 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM

… and yet, the House has managed to actually pass 3 bills. Then Senate? eh, not so much.

AZfederalist on July 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Obstructionist is too kind a word. Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

For 8 years, your side of the aisle blasted Bush for using “the politics of fear”. But it’s come right back to bite you in your Threads. Some examples:

* Rep. Nancy Pelosi – “We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”
* Rep. Nancy Pelosi – “They want to destroy your rights.”

* Sen. Harry Reid – “The time for ideological extremism should end.”

* Rep. Rangel – “These people don’t care about our country.”

* Comm. Director Dan Pfeiffer – “…could potentially put us towards a depression because House Republicans…are unwilling to compromise.”

* DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz – “This is almost like dictatorship.”

* Rep. Garamendi (D-CA) – “They basically want to terminate the American Dream.”

* Rachel Maddow – “shameless, craven, unprincipled, partisan hackery”

* Tom Friedman – “If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.”

* Rep. Hoyer – “They want to shoot every bullet they have at the president.”

* Van Jones – “They want to repeal the 20th century. They want to smash down every American institution our grandparents fought for…”

* Joe Klein – “Osama bin Laden, if he were still alive, could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation.”

And what about this seamlessly coordinated Goebbelsesque Groupspeak?

STENY HOYER: (rotunda noise) The Republicans are holding hostage the credit of the United States of America.

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: …our Republican colleagues to hold our economy hostage.

HARRY REID: The Republican Party is holding our economy hostage.

CHUCK SCHUMER: (rotunda noise) It didn’t say, “Hold America hostage.”

LOUISE SLAUGHTER: …hold the debt ceiling hostage.

SHELDON WHITEHOUSE: One party is holding the country hostage.

JOHN OLVER: The debt limit has never before been held hostage.

BARBARA LEE: Republicans are holding our economy hostage.

EARL BLUMENAUER: …willing to take hostage the debt ceiling.

JASON ALTMIRE: Stop holding America’s credit rating hostage.

ROSA DeLAURO: The Republican majority continues to hold the American economy hostage.

CHRIS VAN HOLLEN: Let’s not hold the entire American economy hostage.

JOHN LARSON: …ideological HOSTAGE situation…

LLOYD DOGGETT: The only belt they’re really tightening is right around the neck of those hostages.

JAMES CLYBURN: Holding the American economy hostage.

JESSE JACKSON, JR.: This President is being treated differently!

SPEAKER PRO-TEM: (gavel banging)

JACKSON: No other President has been stuck up, shook down, or held hostage!

Proof Positive that it’s your side of the aisle using The Politics of Fear.

You’re dismissed now. But I will give you a good solid F+ for keeping up the Good Fight.

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

To put heat on the RINOs to back his plan so it can be called “Bipartisan” to the GOP house’s plan.

William Amos on July 29, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Right … exactly. I think he needs four GOP Senators – and he’s got three (you just know it – Snowe, Collins, Brown). Just needs one more and he’s good – and, you better believe that someone will cave if it’s Mitch McConnell himself! By golly the RINO’s WILLNOT be blamed for a default I tell you!

The funny thing is – the CCB **IS** a BiPartisan bill – it got Dim support in the house. However – GOP kind of undercut that by passing the totally partisan Boehner bill. So the most recent musing plan from the GOP has less support than the CCB did.

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Shove it in Harry’s face. This “leader” hasn’t produced a budget because he doesn’t want the people to see how much he’s spent.

GarandFan on July 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Have you ever seen three more hateful men?

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine

Because that is what demorats do about everything and everyone.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Why do people keep saying the House sent two bills? Hasn’t it been three?

1. Ryan
2. CCB
3. Boehner + BBA

What am I missing?

Purple Fury on July 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. I have to post what a commenter (“Moderately Libertarian”) wrote at “The Corner” about the Dem presser:

What a disgusting night. First we have to watch Reid, a guy who would obviously be more comfortable going back to one armed bandit/two legged prostitute oversight (which would admittedly be more of an honest profession). Then we have Durbin, who’s too boring to even make fun of, followed by a grand finale with The Men’s Wearhouse spokesperson. Just great. To top it off, an interview ensues not long after with the honorable representative from Florida, Kermit the Frog’s wife (with my sincere apologies to Miss Piggy; that’s an unfair comparison to a fine Muppet).

onlineanalyst on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Uh yeah, as was mentioned already, you started it tonight. Seems odd you would claim obsession.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Man. You project better than a 3000 lumen LCD.

kingsjester on July 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

But what about chroma accuracy?
I think the word “Cheap” needs to be added.

Electrongod on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Shove it in Harry’s face. This “leader” hasn’t produced a budget because he doesn’t want the people to see how much he’s spent.

GarandFan on July 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

The collection agencies are calling every day, he can’t hide it much longer.

darwin-t on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine instead of pushing his bill and letting the Republicans vote him down.

Because it’s better to be able to pontificate about the EVIL Republicans than to call a vote and have a few Dems in tough races vote against it as well and kill the “Republicans are bad” buzz.

jnelchef on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

The funny thing is – the CCB **IS** a BiPartisan bill – it got Dim support in the house. However – GOP kind of undercut that by passing the totally partisan Boehner bill. So the most recent musing plan from the GOP has less support than the CCB did.

HondaV65 on July 29, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Does it really effing matter at this point? CCB, AT&T, YMCA…

THE DEMS WEREN’T GOING TO ALLOW ANYTHING REPUBLICAN TO PASS – NO MATTER WHAT!

Would really be nice if everyone would quite b!t$%ing about the House undercutting this and compromising with themselves that.

The Dems are the ones to blame here.

No one else.

catmman on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Times-a-wastin’ and Harry’s-a-whinin’.

The fact that the word “leader” is in any way associated with Harry Reid is a travesty to followers.

BKeyser on July 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Have you ever seen three more hateful men?

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I have not. Just imagine, there are people in this country who walk into voting booths and actually choose to pull the lever for these horrible men. It is truly inexplicable.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine instead of pushing his bill and letting the Republicans vote him down.

I’m astounded. Is it possible that Reid didn’t think Boehner would get his bill through the house? Why wouldn’t he welcome the good PR of having the “party of no” vote no once again?

JavelinaBomb on July 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Send the President a clean debt limit bill and it wouldn’t have happened at all.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Specifically, define what you mean by “clean” bill.

BacaDog on July 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

I don’t know who is the biggest whiner, Reid or “I haven’t gotten any sleep” Obama….

sandee on July 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

We have a wreck of a huge empire, run by a leader who is a fool but thinks He is God. A Senate of men lost in their politics and hamstrung by their investment in the status quo. And a congress on the bottom hopelessly divided because a band of patriots is fighting to fix one glaring threat to the whole nation.

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:39 PM

I have not. Just imagine, there are people in this country who walk into voting booths and actually choose to pull the lever for these horrible men. It is truly inexplicable.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I really don’t get that. All the b*****ing and moaning about Sharon Angle, even here on HA. She was really worse that Reid? People from Nevada preferred this old fool who would be senile rest home material in a sane world over Sharon Angle? Really? Are you proud of yourselves Nevada?

AZfederalist on July 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM

The Dems are the ones to blame here.

No one else.

catmman on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I occasionally head over to Google news and read articles from around the country when political news like this is going on. Mostly, I want to see what the commenters are saying. Right now, in virtually every story I’ve looked at, the comments are running about 95 to 5 percent against Reid, Obama, and the democrats. I’m sure we’ll have some bullsh!t polls in the next few days, but voters see who the obstructionists are. 2012 is going to be a bloodbath for them.

Rational Thought on July 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM

Again:

This obstructionist could have raised the cap when his party controlled both houses last year. He chose not to, because of politics.

This obstructionist could have started the hard work of passing a bill through the Senate when the House passed CCB rather than waiting until now. He chose not to, because he continues to play politics, and because he has no plan for dealing with the crushing burden of debt limiting our economy – other than making more of it.

thirtypundit on July 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Why do people keep saying the House sent two bills? Hasn’t it been three?

1. Ryan
2. CCB
3. Boehner + BBA

What am I missing?

Purple Fury on July 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM

You are right on target Purple Fury.

The Republicans in the House have made 3 attempts to fix our fiscal woes.

Ryan’s budget proposal was another (very good!) way to address our financial problems.

When people refer to 2 bills, they are talking about the 2 bills that specifically addressed the debt ceiling “crisis.” But Rep. Paul Ryan should get credit too.

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I really don’t like Dingy/Botox. I try and resist but I have evil thoughts, but none any worse than what either of them said about W.

Dingbat63 on July 29, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Yeah. The first extortionsists in history trying to take less of your money.

Kataklysmic on July 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM

2102 can’t come fast enough!

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Crap! I’ll be dead by then. Just my luck.

predator on July 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Ooops! I meant 2012! Sorry.

My typing fingers aren’t as accurate when they are angry at our elected “leaders.”

wren on July 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

And a congress on the bottom hopelessly divided because a band of patriots is fighting to fix one glaring threat to the whole nation.

IlikedAUH2O on July 29, 2011 at 10:39 PM

True, the tea partiers are all awesome patriots. There are also a bunch of other patriots (including many tea partiers) who just happened to make a different judgment call in the hopes that it would strengthen our hand in defeating Obama in 2012. And that would be the best way to fix the nation. That is my absolute number one goal. Get rid of that socialist a-hole.

JohnInCA on July 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

GOP: Here, we have a bill for your consideration.

Reid: We don’t like it, produce another.

GOP: Ok, here’s two others.

Reid: Obstructionist!

Chump threads: I forgot to wear pants again today.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Well, at least these democrats they didn’t accuse Nikki Haley of lying about her race.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM

jee, and when you read on other HA forums about the great PR skills that the Dems have (unlike the Reps), and about how cunning, shrewd and evil they are, and how well they spin the message to avor them, etc, wrc..seriously? this presser is the living proof that they are just dumb, totally brain dead…not even the MSM can help them look good…

jimver on July 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM

This presser is what the Dems call messaging.

onlineanalyst on July 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

GOP: Here, we have a bill for your consideration.

Reid: We don’t like it, produce another.

GOP: Ok, here’s two others.

Reid: Obstructionist!

Chump threads: I forgot to wear pants again today.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Heh. But seriously, how can he, with a straight face, call the Republicans obstructionist? He’s the one who was going to vote down the bill no matter what. Why oh why couldn’t they get a better candidate to oppose this d*ckwad? I would have even settled for him retiring and another Dem taking his place. This guy is just the definition of a-hole.

NathanG on July 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Chump threads: I forgot to wear pants again today.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

We should ask Chump to comment on the ATF Fast and Furious clusterfark.

What say you, Chumpy? Are you game to give us your take?

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Uh yeah, as was mentioned already, you started it tonight. Seems odd you would claim obsession.

Bishop on July 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I simply thanked him for not spamming as much as he used to. It is the least I can do after giving him a hard time about it. He took that as an opening to obsess over me again.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Instead he’s ducking the vote for reasons I don’t quite understand.

Perhaps Reid is afraid, if given a chance, the bill will pass the Senate.

RJL on July 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Obama and his allies have some sort of really strange trick up their sleeves.

No one has talked about it yet? What could it be?

CrazyGene on July 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

You initiated the current exchange with kj, who has an obsession again?
darwin-t on July 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Troll stomped! :D

AsianGirlInTights on July 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

The fact that the word “leader” is in any way associated with Harry Reid is a travesty to followers.

BKeyser on July 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM

What I’ve been thinking precisely!

Vntnrse on July 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

The Days of Whine and Poses…

RocketmanBob on July 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Send the President a clean debt limit bill and it wouldn’t have happened at all.

Obstructionist is too kind a word. Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

And maybe your precedent can take a few days off of his vacation and offer up a plan instead of the same lame excuses. And maybe your party of jackasses can pass an actual budget.

Go back to chasing parked cars.

jdkchem on July 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

RocketmanBob on July 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Well done, Sir!

OnlyOrange on July 29, 2011 at 11:24 PM

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

And maybe your precedent can take a few days off of his vacation and offer up a plan instead of the same lame excuses. And maybe your party of jackasses can pass an actual budget.

Go back to chasing parked cars.

jdkchem on July 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Or moving cars for that matter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Tirebiter

Del Dolemonte on July 29, 2011 at 11:31 PM

I simply thanked him for not spamming as much as he used to. It is the least I can do after giving him a hard time about it. He took that as an opening to obsess over me again.

csdeven on July 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Responding to you is obsessing over you now?

My, how those goalposts move. Why, it’s like they are on wheels.

fossten on July 29, 2011 at 11:39 PM

We got work to do in 2012 to get rid of the Dem majority and the RINO minority. They just can’t quit SPENDING!

Christian Conservative on July 30, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Excuse me, but who are the idiots who have been voting down everything that lands at the Senate Door??

Republican wing-nuts?? No, Democratic wing-nuts!!!!

David Block on July 30, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Why oh why couldn’t they get a better candidate to oppose this d*ckwad? I would have even settled for him retiring and another Dem taking his place. This guy is just the definition of a-hole.

NathanG on July 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

If Harry wasn’t there, we would just be dealing a-hole Schumaaaaaaaa or any other number of them. They all can stand in the libtard breech quite equally.

starman on July 30, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Extortionists is more like it.

chumpThreads on July 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Yeah. The first extortionsists in history trying to take less of your money.

Kataklysmic on July 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Heh. What a tool. Or as my dear old mother used to say, a “wedge” (a simple tool).

2ipa on July 30, 2011 at 12:52 AM

Del Dolemonte wins the thread with a Firesign Theatre reference!

either orr on July 30, 2011 at 1:38 AM

Reid is such a dimwit. He and Obama would tie in checkers.

pat on July 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Democratic political performance art.

They are masters of the game.

rickyricardo on July 30, 2011 at 3:03 AM

What I can’t figure out is why he’d bother calling a presser to whine instead of pushing his bill and letting the Republicans vote him down.

Well, those pressers have worked so well for The One over the last couple of weeks. Dingy Harry just thought he would get in on some of the fun.

Kevin71 on July 30, 2011 at 4:37 AM

Kevin71 on July 30, 2011 at 4:37 AM

Since the Repubs would not agree to passage with less than 60 (promise of no filibuster) Prince Harry would not introduce the bill.

There is apparently a loss of face if you put a bill up for vote and then have it garner less than 60 votes and die the talking fate.

This is esp. true when you are being coy about what you are selling for a cure for the nation’s economic woes.

Notice how low the country’s good comes in the list of goals in all this.

IlikedAUH2O on July 30, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Greta did a really good job interviewing some Dem congresscritter on her show tonite and completely nailed him on his talking points. She kept pounding him that because the stimulus bill was such a failure and main street america is hurting so badly, that main street america has run out of patience waiting for Obama’s solutions to work. Greta kept nailing this guy that everything is worse 2.5 years later. He kept trying to go back to his talking points and she kept jabbing him with great statistical comebacks. She really should be the “no spin zone” and not the doofus who is on Fox 2 hours before her show. It was a great interview.

karenhasfreedom on July 30, 2011 at 6:02 AM

I don’t understand why the RNC doesn’t hire a PR firm to help these hapless idiots of the GOP in Congress put 2 sentences together that will put clarity on their point of view. It should not be that hard. Sarah Palin did it in the Obamacare debate with TWO WORDS, “death panels”. It completely changed the debate.

karenhasfreedom on July 30, 2011 at 6:04 AM

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