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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 10:54 PM
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Harry Reid isn't going anywhere
Reid was re-elected Majority Leader by the Democratic caucus without an opposition on November 18, 2008, winning all 57 votes.

US Senate Majority Leader

The Dems are not going to remove him as their leader. He will be majority leader until the next Congress convenes. He is up for relection in 2010.



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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 10:56 PM
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1. He needs to go straight to Hell
And take Pelosi with him. And the Blueballed Cowards as well.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 10:57 PM
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2. Pelosi isn't going anywhere either. Here's
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 12:23 AM
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12. Pelosi paid to get her job. And I am sure she pays to retain it.
Pelosi contributes more money to her fellow Congressional colleagues'political campaigns than anyone else in Congress. Understand now why her colleagues elected her to be speaker now, and why she will retain in her power?
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:28 PM
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7. Retirement would be fine by me.
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 10:58 PM
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3. He can't be in there forever..........
Eventually he will either be replaced or retire or die, and HOPEFULLY be replaced by someone with a spine, and that will be a great day indeed.
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sandyd921 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:06 PM
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4. Unfortunately by that time
the current crew of spineless dems in combo with the America-hating pukes will have destroyed this country and any possibility for a decent future.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:18 PM
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5. We could have stronger leadership in the Senate if "we" wanted it
and we wouldn't even have to remove Harry Reid.

A strong Majority Leader gets his/her strength from THE COMMITTEE CHAIRS. Where's the Majority Leader's power? There is no special power that comes with being Majority Leader and the leader cannot be a committee chair. There's no other source for power but the committees and those run on seniority. "Personal Magnetism" or "gumption" of the Leader doesn't count for anything unless that Leader has the power to reward loyalty or punish disobedience.

You have to get the more important chairmen together in a pact to push through a desired platform first, then the Majority Leader will have clout to get things done and negotiate from strength. The Leader will have clout because the Committee Chairs have clout and if there's some wayward member of the caucus who isn't being a good team player then they must get nothing but trouble from every important committee in the Senate until they reform. You can have party discipline in this way, and get stuff done, or you can have 59 individual members each trying to screw the other and make the majority come crawling for their individual vote with bribes and influence.

As it is now we have NOBODIES from piece of shit nothing states, and outright traitors holding the entire country hostage.
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:49 PM
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10. In other words...
Majority Leader is the most prestigious position that nobody wants.

That explains... quite a lot actually.
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:25 AM
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17. well, from a person from a piece of shit nothing state
fuck you too.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:27 PM
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6. Too bad. The guy thinks he's important, but actually, he's impotent.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:29 PM
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8. More's the pity.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:40 PM
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9. He's Not Only Not Going Anywhere... He's Not Going To Do Anything Either! n/t
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 11:56 PM
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11. the voters of Nevada will send him somewhere in 2 years.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 09:09 AM
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15. Don't count on it
there's no Dem strong enough to oppose him, and the NV State Dem party is already hiring field ops with Reid in mind for re-election. I also can't think of a Republican that they can run who can beat him right now.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 10:48 PM
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16. i don't want him to lose but his re-elect # is woeful. he's not popular with dems or indys.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 08:42 AM
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13. He's a spineless, mealy-mouthed twit
We need more Harry Trumans and fewer Harry Reids in our party.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 08:54 AM
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14. 2010 sounds sooooooooooo far away.
Edited on Sat Feb-07-09 08:54 AM by lonestarnot
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:40 AM
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18. "not going anywhere"
That is an understatement.

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