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Reid: This Scott Brown guy is a highly partisan “travesty”

posted at 6:48 pm on November 14, 2012 by

“Moderates” (read: liberals) frequently claim that of course they’d be open to supporting Republicans, if only they’d nominate more moderate candidates.  Sen. Scott Brown is the ultimate moderate Republican, breaking with his party nearly half of the time and clocking in as the second most bipartisan Senator in the upper chamber,  according to Congressional Quarterly’s annual analysis.  He is the very embodiment of Democrats’ supposed ideal Republican: Socially moderate, fiscally more conservative — but flexible and compromise-friendly.  Which brings us to Harry Reid’s farewell message to Massachusetts’ soon-to-be ex-Senator (via my colleague Dan Doherty):

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he was “very comfortable” with the prospect of defending an open seat in his chamber should Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry be tapped for a Cabinet position, and slammed outgoing Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who would likely run to replace Kerry. “I saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship,” Reid said of Brown, who ran as a moderate and independent Republican willing to work across the aisle in his ultimately unsuccessful race against Elizabeth Warren. “That is a big joke.” “He is a travesty. He is one of the most partisan people that ever served here,” Reid went on.

Scott Brown: One of the most partisan members to ever serve in the United States Senate.  Related: It seems Harry Reid’s imaginary friend is off his meds again. Of course, the Nevadan Ninny– a vicious and mindless partisan par excellence – is simply priming the demagoguery pump just in case John Kerry gets roped into the second Obama administration, thus creating another special election opening for Brown.  My point here is not to suggest that the GOP shouldn’t recruit or support centrist candidates in bluer states.  They absolutely should; that’s smart politics.  My point is that at the end of the day, Democrats aren’t authentically interested in working with moderate Republicans, the paucity of whom is often the subject of media hang-wringing.  No, they’re interested in defeating all Republicans.  Scott Brown ran as a moderate, promised to serve as an independent thinker, and delivered on those pledges.  He lost handily on election day (despite a robust  job approval rating), and the Senate’s Democratic leader is kicking him on his way out the door.  Next time some liberal bien pensant  starts whining about the lack of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, challenge him on the Todd Akin vs. Elizabeth Warren dichotomy, then watch the sputtering spin unfold.


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– I hope Chris Christie reads this post, and absorbs its message.

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This guy Reid is an idiot hack. And he’s running the Senate. I want five minutes in a room with him and his even dumber azz cousin Biden.

No worries mate.

FlaMurph on November 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I can’t figure out the end game for the liberals. It only works until the cash runs out so what could they be thinking??

rik on November 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Why did Harry Reid survive his recent automobile accident?

One giant leap for American-kind will be taken when this creep kicks the bucket.

(I’m not a conservative so, Progs, don’t paint them with my words. Also, don’t think of trying to “shame” me by playing the WWJD? card either. I’m an atheist. Frankly, I don’t care what you think of me. Harry Reid is a despicable POS.)

Resist We Much on November 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Reid: This Scott Brown guy is a highly partisan “travesty”

Scotty, how did your super duper work with em idea for the good of your state pan out? What,you don’t feel the love?

arnold ziffel on November 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I can’t figure out the end game for the liberals. It only works until the cash runs out so what could they be thinking??

rik on November 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

The most extreme among them have a fantasy of collapsing the government through bankruptcy followed by a Cuba/Venezuela-like dictatorship.

The less extreme are in it to loot what they can, and fly off to some place like Costa Rica or a Pacific island nation where they can live like kings while the stupid ones who remain behind take the blame.

Doomberg on November 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Brown gave you the 60th vote for cloture on Dodd-Frank, Harry.

Wethal on November 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Elizabeth Warren said in one of her debates with Scott Brown that she was willing to work with Republican senators such as Richard Lugar. That’s her brand of bipartisanship — she’s willing to work with Republicans if they don’t happen to serve in the Senate at the same time she does.

J.S.K. on November 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Harry Reid Must Go! 2014 we retire him to Minority Leader and then hunt down an ideal candidate to take him out of the Senate in 2016. No more letting him choose his ideal Republican candidate. This guy hasn’t passed a budget yet is rewarded with greater control. He must go.

msmveritas on November 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

What a gigantic jerk, if the press had any standards, they would call him out on this,… but alas, they don’t, and will overlook anything to help their team.

thebrokenrattle on November 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I swear I live in an alternate universe.

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I swear I live in an alternate universe.

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2012 at 8:59 PM

It’s gonna get worse.
These are the good ‘ol days.

Mimzey on November 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Note to GOP: this is what putting up moderate candidates gets you — a kick in the teeth.

Stoic Patriot on November 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

There was a time, in this country, when we had a Congress populated by people who, for the most part, we could respect for wanting to do what’s best for the country. Somewhere along the line, I’m not quite sure where, it turned into a whole bunch of people trying to get theirs before they retire. The irony was that the vast majority of them were Democrats and one of the reasons was that Democrats were in charge with majorities that allowed them to do most anything. Rostinkoski and others were exposed and removed from office.

When the Republicans took over they, for the most part, got rid of people who were exposed as crooks and didn’t really tolerate much. However, the press, in collusion with the Democrats, came up with a “culture of corruption” scenerio which allowed the Democrats to retake Congress. What did that accomplish? Not much, but look at what we have, Harry Reid is the leader of the Senate and all he wants to do is divide the country.

The voters have spoken, however the vast majority of them voted the way they did because they were severely misinformed by the MSM.

bflat879 on November 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Note to GOP: this is what putting up moderate candidates gets you — a kick in the teeth.

Stoic Patriot on November 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Brown is the best you could hope for in MA. With his defeat, you get the worst.

roy_batty on November 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Reid: “It puts the lotion on its skin.”

rdbrewer on November 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

There’s a special place in Hell for you Harry Reid. Enjoy the treasures you’ve amassed here on Earth, because they mean **** all where you’re headed.

Left Coast Right Mind on November 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Note to GOP: this is what putting up moderate candidates gets you — a kick in the teeth.

Stoic Patriot on November 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Exactly right. They screech about the radical right while purging the moderates and replacing them with full blown socialists.

angelat0763 on November 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM

There was a time, in this country, when we had a Congress populated by people who, for the most part, we could respect for wanting to do what’s best for the country. Somewhere along the line, I’m not quite sure where, it turned into a whole bunch of people trying to get theirs before they retire.

17th Amendment.

angelat0763 on November 15, 2012 at 12:05 AM

“He is a travesty. He is one of the most partisan people that ever served here,” Reid went on.

Reid says Brown is a partisan travesty?

Good God Almighty, why is this evil man allowed to say whatever he wants no matter how stupefyingly obvious it is that he’s lying? I’ve never heard anything like it. If a Republican did this, the media would burn him at the stake. I’m surprised Reid doesn’t burst into flames.

JimC on November 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Good God Almighty, why is this evil man allowed to say whatever he wants no matter how stupefyingly obvious it is that he’s lying?

I’ve never heard anything like it. If a Republican did this, the media would burn him at the stake. I’m surprised Reid doesn’t burst into flames.

JimC on November 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Just remember who the target audience is…and remember how many of them voted.

We have a percentage of that same voting block that get their daily news from comedians…and what they’re telling them aint funny. Not to mention you add in the Progressive style agenda, and its a real mess.

It’s gonna be a rough 4 years, and as bad as it’s going to hurt me as well as my community-at-large, but it’s the fact that these dolts are speeding us to this.

BlaxPac on November 15, 2012 at 1:13 AM

There are many who are convinced that being a soft spoken fool rambling about Pomegranate trees are a sign of leadership. But some think being soft spoken a babbling nonsense is a sign of being a liberal. And a bit dense. I think both Obama and Reid convinced me of the latter.

pat on November 15, 2012 at 1:28 AM

There really isn’t any point to civil discourse anymore.

WashingtonsWake on November 15, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I can’t figure out the end game for the liberals. It only works until the cash runs out so what could they be thinking??

rik on November 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Bill Ayers said 23 million conservatives need to die.

Scary version? That IS the end game.

Washington Nearsider on November 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Says the most partisan hack who ever served in the Senate.

ctmom on November 15, 2012 at 7:57 AM

I can’t figure out the end game for the liberals. It only works until the cash runs out so what could they be thinking??

rik on November 14, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Going full commie.

Frank Enstine on November 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Also remember the Russia had it own internal currency for the people that could not be traded outside of Russia. So grabbing all the wealth and the distributing play money would be the way to go.

Frank Enstine on November 15, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I don’t know how Reid can face his bishop every Sunday… maybe he doesn’t go to church.

sadatoni on November 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

If Reid had even a sliver of a conscience, he would have forced himself to commit suicide decades ago.

aposematic on November 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

“He is a travesty. He is one of the most partisan people that ever served here,” Reid went on.

Wow, Harry Reidiculous talking about himself in the third person!

stukinIL4now on November 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I can’t decide on the more shameless liar, Reid or DWS. I get the feeling that both would say literally anything if they felt it would increase the Democrats’ chance of winning.

LukeinNE on November 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM

It’s gonna get worse.
These are the good ‘ol days.

Mimzey on November 14, 2012 at 9:06 PM

You said it.

Bill Ayers said 23 million conservatives need to die.

Scary version? That IS the end game.

Washington Nearsider on November 15, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Like all their other idiot plans that won’t work out the way they expect either.

dogsoldier on November 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Scott Brown triangulated a bill that is a thorn in the side of Harry Reid, got Kirstin Gillibrand to go for it, to cover up for her sins in the banking world: The Insider Trading Bill.

How did Harry Reid make his money? taking advantage of knowledge only he had, and also giving info to his family to make money from government choices and spending.

It is little wonder Harry Reid has disdain for Scott Brown.

Fleuries on November 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

(P.S. from MA, I don’t think the Kerry thing is happening.)

Fleuries on November 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Harry Reid hates Brown people.

dczombie on November 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM