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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:49 PM

Harry Reid threw Obama fiscal cliff offer into BURNING FIREPLACE!

That's awesome! Harry Reid is my new hero. I hope he does the same in a couple of months when Obama goes back on his "vow" not to negotiate over the debt ceiling.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/01/02/harry-reid-fiscal-cliff-fireplace_n_2396606.html

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Reply Harry Reid threw Obama fiscal cliff offer into BURNING FIREPLACE! (Original post)
YayArea Jan 2013 OP
thatsrightimirish Jan 2013 #1
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #2
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #14
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #3
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #5
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #8
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #12
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #4
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #6
cynatnite Jan 2013 #7
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2013 #9
ellisonz Jan 2013 #10
Tigress DEM Jan 2013 #11
Scuba Jan 2013 #13

Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:03 AM

1. If the President were to negotiate,

I hope Senator Reid will do something more effective than throwing a piece of paper in a fire.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:06 AM

2. Oh great...

...2 months of the HOF's gnashing and wailing over what they predict Obama will do.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:08 AM

3. Harry Reid is an ass.

 

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:09 AM

5. Really? Care to share why? nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:31 AM

8. Because he tried to go behind Obama and Pelosi's back MULTIPLE

 

Times. He uses threat of filibuster of Republicans as excuse not to do anything.

He is part of the problem.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:01 AM

12. I think you're mistaken....badly. nt.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:08 AM

4. Spare me. nt.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:27 AM

6. It was awesone until we get to the part where Obama insisted on capitulating more

The administration undercut their strongest ally in McConnell. Not very smart.

And they took a situation where they had a solid deadline and turned it into an opportunity for the GOP to use it for hostage-taking in 2 months time. Doing this behind Reid's back is just not a good way to go.

Maybe that was ultimately the right decision. Maybe it wasn't. We can't know. But surely there is a way to do that without undercutting your own team.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:31 AM

7. It says he does this a lot...in his OWN fireplace...

It doesn't say he did it in front of the President either.

This is such a BS story...more of a nonstory.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:32 AM

9. It's about time. Bravo, Harry.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:46 AM

10. Harry Reid has been doing an outstanding job lately IMHO.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:58 AM

11. OMG - last line, Boehner told Reid to go F*** yourself.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/01/02/harry-reid-fiscal-cliff-fireplace_n_2396606.html

Negotiations shifted from Reid to Biden just days after an unusually intense exchange at the White House, right outside the Oval Office, between Reid and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). As Politico first reported, when Boehner saw Reid -- who earlier that morning had accused Boehner of being more concerned about his speakership than getting a deal -- he let Reid know how he felt about the charge.

Go fuck yourself," Boehner advised.



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http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=249B8F6D-1AB7-43C9-95A0-F33AEF1B8ADA

Go f yourself, Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

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Response to YayArea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:13 AM

13. A question is posed in the article. I have the answer...

"Everyone knew taxes would be raised on high earners," said the Democratic source. "So with that out of the way, what do we bargain with?"


Answer: higher taxes on the wealthiest. Much higher, especially on capital gains and other income not derived from actual work.

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