Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid Says … House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’


Talk about the pot calling the kettle black … What ever happened to the “civility” that Obama had called for? Where is his leadership to tell those in his in party to shut their mouths, as they are helping nothing.

It would appear that Sen. Reid (D-NV) could care less about civility and trying to offer an olive branch in order to come to a deal with House Speaker Boehner. Harry Reid stated while speaking on the floor of the US Senate that the House was “being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker.” How juvenile could one be? How could anyone think that such words are helpful an would be considered doing the work of the American people? Just how many bills have the Senate passed to deal with the fiscal cliff?

With a Dec. 31 deadline for an agreement to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, leaders in each party demanded the other side take the initiative. The new flare-up happened despite a round of calls that President Barack Obama made to congressional leaders by phone Wednesday night from Hawaii before he boarded Air Force One to head home from vacation.

The market was glum, with stocks falling for the fourth day in a row amid the stalled negotiations and a report that consumer confidence had plunged to its lowest level since August.

Obama’s plane landed in late morning at a suburban Maryland Air Force base, not long after Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to chastise House Republicans who last week opposed Speaker John Boehner’s efforts to pass a narrowly crafted bill. Boehner’s “Plan B” would have raised tax rates only on the very wealthiest Americans. But the opposition within his own party caucus forced the Ohio Republican to cancel a vote on the bill.

Reid charged Thursday that the House was “being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker.”

In a response to Reid’s childish remarks, Speaker Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said: “Harry Reid should talk less and legislate more if he wants to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to do so.”

I really have to question the wisdom of the American voters who reelected the status quo and those in Nevada who reelected Reid in 2010. The leadership in both parties needs to be purged and we need to start from scratch. Of course that should have meant Obama should have been thrown out on his ears as well.

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    3 Responses to “Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid Says … House ‘Being Operated With A Dictatorship Of The Speaker’”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on December 28th, 2012 12:26 pm

      This will continue until the American people tear down the Democrats steal the vote machines. The Republicans do not steal votes like the Democrats, but they are almost as liberal.

      It will take another two election cycles to clean up the mess in Washington D.C.

    2. Tamikosmom on December 28th, 2012 3:34 pm

      What is wrong with this picture? Within two days prominent Democrats compare Republicans to a child hostage taker and a terrorist with any official challenge. However … Mitt Romney never once on the campaign trail exposed Barack Obama as a Marxist … never once warned Americans of Obama’s past Marxist associates/ connections … associates/ connections who shaped his ideology … shaped his worldview.

      Steny Hoyer Compares GOP Debt Limit Tactics To Someone Threatening To Shoot A Child Hostage
      December 27, 2012

      Less than two weeks after one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.

      “It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’ You don’t want to shoot your child. There’s no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I’ve talked to,” Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

    3. NGBoston on January 2nd, 2013 5:20 am

      Shut up, Harry!

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