Reid to Cruz: “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully”

posted at 8:41 pm on May 6, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Yes, because goodness knows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has never thrown a political punch below the belt in the course of his career. Via The Hill:

The two senators bickered as Cruz rose to object to Reid’s motion to appoint conferees to a House-Senate budget committee. …

He said Cruz’s request to eliminate all taxes in a final House-Senate budget was absurd.

“The senator from Texas was on the losing side…now he wants us to adopt the losing side’s view or we cannot go to conference,” Reid said.

“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully,” Reid added.

“He pushes everybody around and is losing and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but he changes the rules that way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people that he has won.”

Cruz, a Tea Party darling whose rhetoric has sometimes raised eyebrows among Republicans, shot back that “I wasn’t aware we are in the schoolyard.”

Reid cut him off saying “enough.”

Heh. Sen. Reid simply couldn’t bring himself to understand how it is that Republicans could possibly blocking an effort to go to conference on the budget — although Sen. Cruz’s concern was that the non-filibusterable conference report could be used to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and he was asking that Reid amend his motion to go to conference to classify any provisions raising taxes and/or the debt ceiling as out of order before proceeding further — hence the apt display of schoolyard-style petulance.

Funny you should mention that though, Sen. Reid. Over the weekend, longtime Democratic strategist James Carville said of Sen. Cruz: “I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. … And this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. And he is going to be something to watch.”

To which Sen. Cruz responded on Fox News this afternoon that he was flattered by Carville’s kind comments, but to all of his haters out there, it’s just a little amusing that “a number of people have criticized me on the grounds of civility and, in particular, have insulted me while doing so,” no?


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The Senator from Nevada is an idiot.

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Gotta love the civility of Dems in the Senate.

Happy Nomad on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Says the scum of the Senate.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Bah HUMBUG!! I h8s Reid…

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Finally!
A great Senator from Texas instead of a squish or an idiot

TexasJew on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

And dingy Harry knows all about bullies…he is the very definition of bully, himself. Would never have made it to Congress were it not for a bunch of bullies “gettin’ out the vote” and “spreadin’ a little Vegas wealth around.”

coldwarrior on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Bah HUMBUG!! I h8s Reid…

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Love Cruz!!

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Poor widdle Hahwwy Weid. Waah.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

He’s right LBJ was a bully.

RickB on May 6, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Poor widdle Hahwwy Weid. Waah.annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Seconded!! ^5

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Finally!
A great Senator from Texas instead of a squish or an idiot

TexasJew on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Ah-Mein!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Ditto! :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

HA, can you find more horrible pictures of Sen. Cruz?

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Cruz is everything Reid isn’t: young, vibrant, personable, and not filled with embalming fluid.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

President Cruz is……oh wait…

Senator Cruz is right on.

KirknBurker on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Reid is confused; bullies dish out beatings to those undeserving of such treatment.

No one deserves a beating more than Harry Reid.

M240H on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Funny you should mention that though, Sen. Reid. Over the weekend, longtime Democratic strategist James Carville said of Sen. Cruz: “I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. … And this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. And he is going to be something to watch.”

Carville is right. Green Card Cruz is the new republican savior. The GOP is guaranteed the WH if they nominate him.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Cruz is everything Reid isn’t: young, vibrant, personable, and not filled with embalming fluid.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

…and poison. Reid belongs in a creche, with McCain. Ms. Lindsey can clean their butts.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I bet somebody stole Harry Reid’s lunch money every single day.

Curtiss on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Carville is right. Green Card Cruz is the new republican savior. The GOP is guaranteed the WH if they nominate him.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I’ll take that as a confession of fear.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Hey Harry how is your “friend” who claims Romney never paid any taxes doing these days?

Kataklysmic on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Lol.

Most of why Cruz is so great is that he just laughs at haters.

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I thought Dingy Harry was an ex-boxer?

myiq2xu on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/

O/T the above handy dandy website tells what sites are down and for how long…

blog.com has been down since late Sunday nite and not one word as to why!!!

I hope I don’t lose my site :-(

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Carville is right. Green Card Cruz is the new republican savior. The GOP is guaranteed the WH if they nominate him.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Is that you Alex Jones?

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Boy oh boy does Cruz have them running scared.

Rational Thought on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The GOP is guaranteed the WH if they nominate him.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Liar!!! Carville specifically said “I’m not saying he’s gon’ win”.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

“This schoolyard is lost!”

de rigueur on May 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Boy oh boy does Cruz have them running scared.

Rational Thought on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Yeah.

The best is leftards going full birther.

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Reid..
Go pound sand..
In the sandbox..

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Cruz could have shot back: “Hey, Harry, you ain’t gettin my lunch money!”

KirknBurker on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

…and poison. Reid belongs in a creche, with McCain. Ms. Lindsey can clean their butts.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I love the way you have made invective an art form.

And you’re still a meanie.

Curtiss on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Reid to Cruz: “My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully”

Translation…if one were needed…from the Senate’s longtime reigning bully crapweasel:

“Dude has brains and balls in equal measure, & for that reason he scares the shit out of me and my lefty pals in government and the media. If we dont strangle him in the crib right quick, we’re going to have a real problem on our hands in Liberal-land.”

Sacramento on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Doesn’t Cruz look similiar to Robin Williams? Or vice versa :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Apparently Reid still has unresolved issues over being bullied in the schoolyard as a kid. He has also not outgrown childhood and adolescent whining.

Do you go home and cry in your wife’s lap after the big bad bullies in the Senate scare you? Or do you yell at her and take it out on her?

Grow up Harry. You’re a big boy now, aren’t you?

farsighted on May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Cruz is pretty clean and articulate too, I mean for a brown guy. It’s almost storybook, man.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Tony Spilotro, Pesci’s character in ‘Casino, once tried to blow up Reid, played by Dick Smothers, because of a deal that fell through.

narciso on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Cruz is my Senator and I voted for him. He will be the next POTUS in 2016. Texas will save the nation..As to Nevada voters smarten up and get rid of this boil on our collective bums. You owe us.

neyney on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Curtiss on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Schads’ good at that! He ain’t no meanie :-( speaks his mind :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

“He pushes everybody around and is losing and instead of playing the game according to the rules…” [said Reid]. **

(**Rules subject to change or reinterpretation as needed long as Dems are in charge)

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Doesn’t Cruz look similiar to Robin Williams? Or vice versa :-)

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I’ve made that observation to the Mister, as well.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Exactly

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I can’t wait to hear Cruz point out that Christie is a fat rino douchebag in the primary debates.

Kataklysmic on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Harry Reid was still being stuffed in his locker when he was a senior.

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Boo Hoo Harry

myiq2xu on May 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Ted Cruz is the smartest man on the right in decades.

nonpartisan on May 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I’ll take that as a confession of fear.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

You are right. I won’t even bother casting my vote for Hillary if you all nominate the Canadian.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Carville is right. Green Card Cruz is the new republican savior. The GOP is guaranteed the WH if they nominate him.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I’ll take that as a confession of fear.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

They always tell you who they’re afraid of.

CurtZHP on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Hairball is simply acting like a typical white person, being scared of the minority guy.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

myiq2xu; lol is it now?
myiq3xu… ;-P

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Harry Reid was still being stuffed in his locker when he was a senior.

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

By freshmen!

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

And Harry Reid has attained, and has created for himself serenity, and it is only his insanity that is keeping him alive in his senility.

RasThavas on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

I thought Dingy Harry was an ex-boxer?

myiq2xu on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

bantamweight?

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully”

Perfect soundbite for the low-information voters.

Some cognitive dissonance will occur though: bully=bad, Hispanic =good.

What to think, what to think…

Time for Oprah…

Bruno Strozek on May 6, 2013 at 8:58 PM

You are right. I won’t even bother casting my vote for Hillary if you all nominate the Canadian.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Lol @ birther.

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Birtherism looks so sexy on you, sweet thing.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I think what scares them the most is that the GOP has two fellas on its bench, Cruz and Paul, who will not be intimidated by running against Shrillery and her aging beard Bill. Either one of them will have her screaming like a fishwife every time they share a stage. Cruz and Paul, meanwhile, will be calm, cool, and collected, while the drunken old hag rages on. It’ll be something to watch.

Rational Thought on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

You are right. I won’t even bother casting my vote for Hillary if you all nominate the Canadian.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Well that might be a problem for you. Hillary may not be alive in 2016.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The Senator from Nevada is an idiot.

KCB on May 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Must you insult idiots by association?

/shakes head

Kraken on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Harry Reid was still being stuffed in his locker when he was a senior.

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

By freshmen girls!

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Maybe Cruz can convince the GOP to pass his country’s single payer health care system if he were to become president.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

“He pushes everybody around and is losing and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him, but he changes the rules that way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people that he has won.”

This is that thing where you describe yourself. You know, that word that means that.

Axe on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Cruz is everything Reid isn’t: young, vibrant, personable, and not filled with embalming fluid.

Bishop on May 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Cruz also has his own hair on his head, not a dead muskrat.

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

You are right. I won’t even bother casting my vote for Hillary if you all nominate the Canadian.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Sooo, HAL is going full-on birther … Is there any chicken he won’t fu**?

M240H on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

MY body-MY choice!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Well that might be a problem for you. Hillary may not be alive in 2016.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

That will be true if the lightning gets distributed right.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Harry Reid was still being stuffed in his locker when he was a senior.

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

By freshmen girls!

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Well done!

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Lol @ birther.

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The difference is our birthers are actually right.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Is that you Alex Jones?

tetriskid on May 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I’d say HAL is a dante sockpuppet, but dante ain’t that stupid.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Maybe Cruz can convince the GOP to pass his country’s single payer health care system if he were to become president.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Because everyone from Canada likes single payer. Brilliant wide swath you painted there.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Hey HAL, you gonna’ insult Cruz’ parents in this thread too?

You lyin’ filth.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Maybe Cruz can convince the GOP to pass his country’s single payer health care system if he were to become president.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Why?

We have your man childs healthcare system.
And because of how noble Barrack is…
It should stand here for all time..

He cares….you know.

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Dear God,

Please let Cruz retain his integrity. And give him strength to persevere.

Amen.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Got your equilibrium back yet eh?

Cuz I want you to sing DAISY HAL!!! :-D

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Well that might be a problem for you. Hillary may not be alive in 2016.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Wishing death to the next president of the USA. SS may be coming for you soon.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The difference is our birthers are actually right.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Cruz was born in Canada to US citizens.
Barky’s baby-momma was to young to make that call.
*I’m NOT a birther-just making a point.*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Harry Reid has friends?

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Maybe Cruz can convince the GOP to pass his country’s single payer health care system if he were to become president.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Congratulations – one of the most f*cktarded things you’ve ever bleated here. And that’s quite an accomplishment.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Because everyone from Canada likes single payer. Brilliant wide swath you painted there.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

My sister-in-law is a US citizen working in CA. If she needs major med treatment, she comes back to the US.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Cruz was born in Canada to US citizens.
Barky’s baby-momma was to young to make that call.
*I’m NOT a birther-just making a point.*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Unfortunately for your side, America isn’t okay with a foreign born president. It has never happened and will never happen.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

My President is Ted Cruz……..not the current occupier of that once storied office.

Viva LIMITED GOVERNMENT Conservatism…….and an effective Communicator!

PappyD61 on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

HAL just knows how to yank chains, don’t let it PULL yours!!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Fluke Obama, Reid, Amazon and WalMart, and most of the Senate too.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Wishing death to the next president of the USA. SS may be coming for you soon.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Good deflection. Next time though, try reading comprehension:

Well that might be a problem for you. Hillary may not be alive in 2016.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Natural causes will consume her.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

HAL is just looking for some snide payback. He and the other trolls get very upset — taking it personal, even — when we call their precious Obama ‘Indonesian’ or ‘Kenyan’.

Liam on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Barry was born here-but his loyalties sure the hell lie elsewhere.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Enough of this “My friend” or “My distinquished colleague” and the like. They think we`re a**holes and we KNOW they`re a**holes. Let`s be honest.

ThePrez on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Harry Reid has friends?

Wethal on May 6, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Even Obama and Hillary, who can’t stand each other, can’t stand him.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

HAL just knows how to yank chains, don’t let it PULL yours!!!

Scrumpy on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I ain’t, but this scumbag gets away with stuff that would get others banned.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Wakmart? Excuse me?
Leave my employer OUT of it, please!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I love Senator Cruz. He’s ticking off all the right people.

gophergirl on May 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Unfortunately for your side, America isn’t okay with a foreign born president. It has never happened and will never happen.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

LMAO!

alwaysfiredup on May 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

The difference is our birthers are actually right.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 9:01 PM

If they survive the abortion..
And then a murdering doctor with scissors..

Electrongod on May 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Natural causes will consume her.

nobar on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Maybe she’ll be traveling and accidentally find herself under terrorist attack – and the US will decide it would be a good time to ‘stand down’ and watch for awhile.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Barry was born here-but his loyalties sure the hell lie elsewhere.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Barry was born in two hospitals in Hawaii and one in Kenya which I guess makes him triplets.

VorDaj on May 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

You are right. I won’t even bother casting my vote for Hillary if you all nominate the Canadian.

HotAirLib on May 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

He has more experience than the Hawaiian who eats Kenyan dogs.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I love the way you have made invective an art form.

And you’re still a meanie.

Curtiss on May 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Thanks. My nom loves you.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I love Senator Cruz. He’s ticking off all the right people.

gophergirl on May 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Like someone in another thread said (and I liked it), he’s plowing up a bunch of snakes – must be doing it right.

Midas on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I ain’t, but this scumbag gets away with stuff that would get others banned.

cozmo on May 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM

But but but he’s here just for “debate” and we hurt his “feelings”.

Yep any one of us pull the crap he pulls – we would be banned in a nanosecond.

gophergirl on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

That Cruz annoys the left and the elitist Rs is superb.

Schadenfreude on May 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

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