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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:57 PM

Harry Reid tough? PLEASE!

Don't make me fucking laugh!

WASHINGTON -- Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), set to announce a series of compromise reforms on the Senate floor that fall far short of the demands. The language of the deal was obtained by HuffPost and can be read here and here.

The pressure from the liberal senators, led by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley and backed by a major coalition of progressive groups, created the political space for Reid to cut the deal with McConnell, which includes changes to how the Senate operates but leaves a fundamental feature, the silent filibuster, in place.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/harry-reid-mitch-mcconnell-filibuster_n_2541356.html

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Reply Harry Reid tough? PLEASE! (Original post)
trumad Jan 2013 OP
Purveyor Jan 2013 #1
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #6
Matariki Jan 2013 #11
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #14
bigtree Jan 2013 #2
deutsey Jan 2013 #3
russspeakeasy Jan 2013 #4
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #7
watch the sky Jan 2013 #8
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #9
MerryBlooms Jan 2013 #10
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #12
bigwillq Jan 2013 #13

Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:58 PM

1. But he has a nice smile...

?6

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:06 PM

6. Mconnell looks really happy there... Like he just put something over on someone... n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:35 PM

11. I can't tell which one is which.

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:37 PM

14. Looks like he just made a deal with the devil.

And isn't that Boner in the far background? You know a man by the company he keeps.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:00 PM

2. damn that 'major coalition of progressive groups'

. . . frickin' liberal senators!

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:03 PM

3. Can't say I'm surprised

Can say I'm disappointed.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. "Harry The Harmless".

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:06 PM

5. And yesterday he was thanking Boner profusely for something.

I turned the TV off before I threw up.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:21 PM

7. Nonsense, he's a pitbull...

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:23 PM

8. lol, Reid is pretty bland

I don't see it either, but at least he has a chin, unlike Mitchie.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:26 PM

9. I'm reminded of ELP's song Karn Evil 9

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:29 PM

10. They both look like the cat that swallowed the canary, and that can't be good.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:34 PM

12. He was a boxer you know

Took on the mafia.

He's from a town called Searchlight.

He wrote a book about it.

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Response to trumad (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:36 PM

13. Reid needs to be replaced as Maj. Leader

IMO

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