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    Reid on the Ropes

    Reid on the Ropes | National Review Online

    It looks as if Harry Reid is at high risk of losing any Senate leadership role after Tuesday’s election.

    Reid said Saturday that it’s all up to Iowa to determine whether he keeps his job. He told Democratic donors that if Republican Joni Ernst wins her victory, it “would mean . . . that Mitch McConnell would be leader of the United States Senate.” Given that Sunday’s Des Moines Register poll shows Ernst with a seven-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley, Reid can be forgiven some nervousness.
    But Reid may also not even remain minority leader after Tuesday, though Democrats around him exude inside-the-Beltway loyalty to him in public. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 ranking Democrat and a man known for his ambition, told Meet the Press last month that Reid had a lock on the majority leader’s job. But he didn’t extend his optimism to cover what would happen if Democrats suffer a Senate bloodbath on Tuesday and must suddenly anticipate a tough path to regaining Senate control even in 2016, when the electoral map will favor Senate Democrats once again.

    Reid himself, normally a picture of blustery self-confidence, has toned down his insistence that he will stay regardless of the electoral outcome.

    That crucial element of Reid’s leadership style — designed to prevent Republicans from forcing Democrats to vote on “gotcha” amendments — has had the unintended consequence of giving Democratic senators running in red states few chances to show any independence from President Obama.
    I've been talking about this sum'bitch for a while now. I think he's over-played his game and is a weak-link in the Democratic Party. For all his years and power, people are getting fed up with his bull****, especially some Democrats. He's been running interference for Obama for six years, and it's probably the reason why Obama got reelected. But his playbook is getting old, and tiresome. He's a ****ing megalomaniac who wants to rule the Senate till 2022!
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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

    It is something that needs to happen. I would argue that Reid has been more partisan and more intentionally difficult to deal with than Obama has. Since Republicans took the 112th Congressional House we have seen more problems caused by their actions than otherwise with Reid exceeding what I thought he would do along party lines.

    My worry is McConnell may be even worse...

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

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    I've been talking about this sum'bitch for a while now. I think he's over-played his game and is a weak-link in the Democratic Party. For all his years and power, people are getting fed up with his bull****, especially some Democrats. He's been running interference for Obama for six years, and it's probably the reason why Obama got reelected. But his playbook is getting old, and tiresome. He's a ****ing megalomaniac who wants to rule the Senate till 2022!
    I think even if the Dems retain control of the Senate (which I don't think they will), Reid wouldn't be elected as Majority Leader again. He's just bad for his party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I think even if the Dems retain control of the Senate (which I don't think they will), Reid wouldn't be elected as Majority Leader again. He's just bad for his party.
    I'm not so certain, because they are that stupid. But he'll continue to tank Dems in local elections in the future because he's not a legislator. He's just a corrupt, goon. I'd rather have four more years of Obama than another two years of Reid, that man is Satan incarnate.
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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I think even if the Dems retain control of the Senate (which I don't think they will), Reid wouldn't be elected as Majority Leader again. He's just bad for his party.
    Schumer is drooling at the prospect, but I sure can't see any improvement there! Now that I think about it though, I hope he gets it!

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

    Reid will stay. He is Obamas Himmler.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

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    I've been talking about this sum'bitch for a while now. I think he's over-played his game and is a weak-link in the Democratic Party. For all his years and power, people are getting fed up with his bull****, especially some Democrats. He's been running interference for Obama for six years, and it's probably the reason why Obama got reelected. But his playbook is getting old, and tiresome. He's a ****ing megalomaniac who wants to rule the Senate till 2022!
    How do people like Reid and McConnell get to be the leaders of their party... sigh. I can not stand either one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    How do people like Reid and McConnell get to be the leaders of their party... sigh. I can not stand either one of them.
    You have to be part weasel.
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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    How do people like Reid and McConnell get to be the leaders of their party... sigh. I can not stand either one of them.
    Well when you only have to fight for 30% of the voting public in your area, its easy.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You have to be part weasel.
    And we'll soon know who the new weasel in chief is going to be. Stay tuned, this could get interesting.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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