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Scary Harry
Washington Free Beacon, by C.J. Ciaramella

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/11/2012 5:53:10 AM

Several Democratic candidates in recent months have been hesitant to voice support for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), who, if Democrats retain control of the Senate, must be reelected majority leader when Congress begins a new session next year. Much like the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository he so opposes, Reid seems to be toxic. Reid’s tenure as majority leader in the upper house of Congress has been notable for his iron-fisted control, which has drawn indignation from Republicans. However, in recent months, Reid has also been making headlines as a rabid, partisan attack dog

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/11/2012 5:55:54 AM     (No. 8924810)

Yucca Mountain is not toxic. Just the opposite. Politically is a different thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 10/11/2012 6:18:27 AM     (No. 8924825)

Reid has prevented a "real" budget from being sent to POTUS after being cobbled in the house for 46 months so far. IMHO, the DEM caucus of the senate can do better in picking a Senate leader...that is if they have a majority next term. Also IMHO, the REP's can do better than having Boehner(?) as Speaker of the House. He is about as dynamic as a snail crawling on a hot sidewalk.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/11/2012 6:32:50 AM     (No. 8924846)

Amen, #2. And I'd also go as far as to suggest McConnell be replaced. Talk about dynamism! (is that a word?) We have some dynamic representatives and senators that were elected in 2010. Let's use them and put these old bulls out to retirement.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/11/2012 6:32:56 AM     (No. 8924847)

Why would the 'Rats "have to" reelect Reid? Is there some rule that says once elected to Majority Leader that position is his for as long as he wants it? OTOH, if the Republicans take the Senate ....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/11/2012 7:37:07 AM     (No. 8924965)

Anyone paying attention can see that the despicable hairy reid has severe mental problems. Seriously. No one can froth at the mouth with lying accusations, coming from "imaginary friends", about someone like Mitt Romney and not have a problem with reality. I agree, Mitch McConnell, along with John Boehner HAVE to be replaced after we win this Election.. It is time for strong GOP leaders in Congress and neither of them will ever stand up to the demonrats. Too busy "going along to get along". Done and done.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/11/2012 7:37:37 AM     (No. 8924968)

Democrats had the opportunity in January 2011 to NOT put Reid and Pelosi back into power. Instead, the dems demonstrated that they were not in fact serious about governing, but that they were only interested in pushing their own partisan agenda after having been thoroughly defeated at the ballot box.

I havnt seen anything that suggests that the dems have learned anything or have any plans too change. ALl this wishy washy support for Reid says one thing and one thing only. Dems know that openly supporting Reid before the election. After being re-elected, they will "have more flexibility"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/11/2012 8:33:51 AM     (No. 8925115)

Totally agree that as soon as they are safely elected, they will support Reid. The fact that they are unwilling to say so before the election just goes to show what spineless wimps they are.

From the article: Manchin also hedged on the question of supporting Reid during his 2010 campaign—but supported Reid in the end.

He is a Dem. He will vote like a Dem. And he'll support dim Reid for leader.

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