Posts Tagged ‘Harry Reid’
Once again, Obama has showed us all how much of a wuss he is. Rather than getting some real gravitas and leading the Democrat response, he is handing it back over to the old stubborn goat
1) He can’t stand getting mucky-muck on himself, knowing full well that the Dems own the shutdown*. Since they don’t get what they want (the ACA), they are willing to continue the fight between House and Senate. They want Boehner to cave so they can have every little socialist program they can get.
Thing is, Democrats don’t know how to stop spending. They simply refuse to properly deal with the problem – stop spending. Instead, they want more money from an already hurting middle class, since they won’t get enough from the so-called rich.
Shutdown – as if. Right now, financially, over 80% of the government is still operating without a beat. Or is there any particular reason why DoD civilians went back to work today?
2) Harry Reid has already dug in and said “no negotiate”. Since that sack of manure has already showed us that he is willing to swat away any bill that the Senate won’t vote to the left on, he is just simply wanting the GOP to collapse its argument.
The only high side here is that Obama is pushing this back to Congress, saying that it’s Congress’ job to get him a bill for him to sign (or that he is willing to sign).
Either way, the Dems are all showing that Obama now is a limp-wristed pantywaist of a President who has no grit. I wonder if Harry Reid has to wipe his rear too.
Harry Reid doesn’t know what sound financial footing is, but he knows a lot about dictatorships.
Harry Reid is such a tool. His latest stint has been to call John Boehner a dictator because of how he runs the House. It’s funny though because, as I recall, Nancy Pelosi isn’t exactly Ms. Congeniality herself, yet, he probably thinks she’s the bees knees.
The thing is, Harry Reid hasn’t done anything to try to start a conversation about it in the Senate. He blocked the plan submitted by Tim Geithner because Senator McConnell called it so unserious that he wanted to see if the Dems would agree with that assessment. Well, Reid made his point known – and implicitly agreed with McConnell, writing it off as a GOP stunt (typical d-bag behavior).
As for sound financial footing, I would just say, “Like what, passing a budget – oh, wait, you people haven’t done that in three years”. Sound financial footing begins with a plan with short and long term goals, but since the Senate hasn’t even taken up a budget, it would seem that Harry Reid could care less about it.
But if Harry were to put up some actual leadership ability, rather than playing his little reindeer games and avoiding getting involved, well, perhaps he would have room to talk.
Sorry Harry, but you’re just as much, if not more, to blame for all of this.
Today, El Presidenté made the claim that the GOP was wasting precious time with the Boehner bill in the House, meanwhile the Democrats have yet to cough up anything that works and will even get passage. Thing is, Obama and Harry Reid have already made the point that they won’t pass anything that allows only a short-term raise in the debt ceiling and basically continue to complain about not wanting to make any real cuts to spending.
Then, Nancy “Queen Bee” Pelosi says that John Boehner “went to the dark side” to get the votes for passage. And I would have thought a woman of her experience would actually be able to act a little more than juvenile with her claims.
But no matter. The GOP still has done more to solve the debt ceiling problem than the Democrats have. The GOP has already produced a budget, something that the Dems haven’t done since they got the the Presidency with a super-majority in the Congress in 2008. The GOP passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan to fix the problem and Harry Reid has tabled it, with the promise of a veto if it ever got to his desk.
In short, since “Dem-Blonde Debbie” made the point that the Democrats “own the economy”, then I would say that, despite what the GOP does, the Democrats have already claimed ownership of this mess. They are standing in the way of their own bills, and pushing the government to the brink of default.
So, Mr. President, you and your people are the ones wasting time and all of this is now your party’s fault.
And you were calling for change…
I can’t wait for the change of 2012 when the American people give you a pink slip.
Harry Reid is an insensitive jerk.
That’s 36,000 who will be filing for unemployment insurance, 36,000 who now have to tell their families that they have to cut back on expenses and save what they can until something else comes around. 36,000 people who don’t think “only 36,000” is very good.
Too bad it wasn’t 36,000…and one. Because you, Harry Reid, need to lose your job – for poor performance, general insubordination, and general incompetence. Of course, then we might be able to take your salary and a few pay people better than you.
Good people of Nevada – do your country a favor and send this clown to the unemployment line.
Well, the health deform passed the Senate this morning after a long fight with Senators who demonstrated this Reagan principle:
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. – Ronald Reagan
So with sellouts like Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Chris Dodd of Connecticut, and others who scored windfalls for their states by demonstrating they can be bought off like the political whores that they are, proved Reagan right once again.
The House and Senate, once again, have disregarded the will of the American people in passing this bill. Many states polled showed majority opinion against the bill, yet the senators and representatives from those states voted for it with extreme arrogance. And I look forward to the legal fight when Obama signs it into law and within seconds after, the federal courts get slammed with suit after suit, questioning the bills constitutionality.
Basically, the Senate language is the first big step towards a single-payer system, completely socialistic and in violation of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 14th Amendments.
But did you see this little “gem”?
Turns out, Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, noted that, with the passage of the bill, there as a Senate rule change that stated, with regards to the Independent Medicare Advisory Board:
"it shall not be in order in the senate or the house of representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."
So basically, the “Death Panels” as Governor Palin has named them, not only are a pencil-whip away from being law, but to bring legislation up that would repeal them would be “out of order”, according to Senate rules, requiring a 2/3 vote in the Senate to change the rules. Of course, this rule change is in violation to the Senate’s own rules of requiring a 2/3 vote to change the rules, but it also can very well be construed as unconstitutional. The same goes for the House. Of course, what good are rules if the House and Senate can break them whenever they want.
You see, no law is unrepealable. If you recall, even a law set in motion by the Constitution can be repealed, as we saw with prohibition, which was enacted by the 18th Amendment and later repealed by the 21st Amendment.
So no matter how much that moron Harry Reid likes to think he can put down a law that no one can move, it can be moved. But such a provision even putting this in shows the utter arrogance and lack of concern in this standing congress. They simply don’t believe in representing the American people anymore, but rather, pushing the “agenda”. I’m thinking we’ve quietly moved from a constitutional republic to a oligarchial democracy, where the majority of congressional elites make the rules and the American public is wholly ignored, except when these elites come to prostitute themselves for your election vote.
So America not only gets a lump of coal in her stocking with this idiotic piece of dung legislation but the stocking now has a stain that will take a whole bunch of Americans, scrubbing, before it comes out.
I really wonder what the Founders would think of this.
Wasted Money for Wasted Effort
Today, I gotta just go off on the new Capitol Visitor’s Center (CVC). It’s an utter disgrace, but not at all suprising. Essentially, it’s acutely indicative of all that is wrong in Washington, today.
Right out of the barrel, the project management team should all be fired and sent to jail for gross negligent mismanagement. When the CVC was pitched in the ’90′s, it had an original project cost of $71 million. After cost overruns, gross waste, and boondoggling ballooning, the final project cost was $621 million – yes, nearly TEN TIMES the cost! The project also came in three years behind schedule. So, from a Project Management point of view, the project was over-budget, behind schedule, and, as we’ll see here, not within good quality standard. In short, it’s another governmental project failure.
They hid one mistake. James DeMint (R-SC) came through on a preview tour only to find that some dunderhead identified, “E Pluribus Unum” as the national motto, rather than “In God We Trust”. You would think with all the money spent, they could have hired a 7th grade US History teacher to correct them on their “oversight”. The reference that it was the motto was subsequently plastered over temporarily, even though the column would cost $170,000 to replace.
Additionally, many references to the religious and faith heritage that our Founders UNQUESTIONABLY held were omitted from the displays. As visitors enter, they see the words, “We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution”. Of course, this may be true now, since the left-leaning Congress and anti-faith hack groups like the ACLU have made it a point to help Americans to forget that George Washington said these and other words, which acknowledge that the Founders did their work as God-fearing, reverent men:
‘…[I]t would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge.’
And yet, historians want us to forget that this nation was founded under a fundamental principle of freedom to worship our Lord.
You did know that the words, “LAOS DEO” are inscribed at the very top of the Washington Monument and emblazoned over most every single monument in Washington. Bible verses on the Liberty Bell, the Ten Commandments on the Supreme Court doors. Did you know the very first thing that 1st Congress did was go across the street – to church…for TWO HOURS, to worship the Almighty Creator and celebrate their new country.
We used to consult God as our Oracle. I guess Congress feels that the Constitution (which they don’t consult, really) is more authoritative than God Almighty. But with the high-and-mighty pogues in office now, I wouldn’t be suprised if Nancy Pelosi wants God’s job. After all, she’s doing so well running the House with her big 18% job approval rating.
Finally, Hopeless and Hapless Dingy Harry Reid made the point that the Visitor’s Center would be a good thing because, “In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.”. Harry is put off by all the stinky tourists coming in, so he’s walled them off so their stench won’t reach his sanctimonious, self-righteous nose.
So, to sum up, let’s see, Congress made an extravagant doormat, absent of references America’s Faith Heritage, woven with wasted taxpayer dollars, just so Harry Reid won’t have to smell you if you start sweating in the summer heat and drop by the Capitol for a visit.
Hope you enjoy it!
(and we really want these clowns running health-care, the housing and auto industries, and telling talk radio stations to balance it out because it’s not fair?) Puuuleeeeze….