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Blood feud: Senate leaders
can’t stand each other

McClatchy Newspapers, by David Lightman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/10/2014 5:27:43 PM

WASHINGTON — Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a “temper tantrum,” Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was “outrageous.” Once uncommon, it was another ugly yet routine day in the dysfunctional United States Senate. Reid and McConnell can barely stand each other. Their feud echoes America’s political mood: Polarized. Angry. Untrusting. And it’s a key reason Congress doesn’t work. Routine spending bills are caught in the maelstrom, stalled in a standoff that could trigger another showdown in September over funding the federal government. In

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/10/2014 5:52:45 PM     (No. 9918822)

Reid is clearly demented. He is not competent to handle his position.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/10/2014 5:54:04 PM     (No. 9918825)

The Senate does not work because of Reid and his criminal cronies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/10/2014 6:08:35 PM     (No. 9918853)

And I have that in common with both of them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/10/2014 6:28:07 PM     (No. 9918892)

I´m amazed that no one has beat the carp out of Reid yet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman, 7/10/2014 7:23:51 PM     (No. 9918981)

I can´t stand either of them.
Can´t they both go away?
They are both useless.
Neither of them cares about the country.
They care only about themselves.
But they bring the pork home to their states. [Of course Reid owns Nevada outright.]
And the Senators re-elect them.
Time for 100 new Senators.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/10/2014 7:34:10 PM     (No. 9918994)

Correction #5. 99 new Senators. Ted Cruz is one of us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/10/2014 9:22:50 PM     (No. 9919115)

Like BO, Reid can´t win within the rules. The things he wants aren´t all that popular. They are hard left. THAT is why he cannot get the votes he needs. Further, Reid used the same tactics against Bush and they were OK then. The Republicans were just as frustrated but continued to play by the rules. The Republicans also learned to build compromises to get important things done.

But BO and Reid are not that capable. They operate through thuggery and bypass rules and even law to get what they want.

There will be a reckoning. I hope the Republicans don´t wimp out when the time comes.

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