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  •  This site has been accepting of a lot of policies (9+ / 0-)

    like that for the last four years.  Why stop now?

    And seriously, this is Harry Reid.  He's been talking up a storm, but when it comes down to brass tacks his track record of actual "resistance" is neither long nor strong.

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    by The Dead Man on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 01:07:16 PM PDT

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    •  He needs to be a little careful though: (3+ / 0-)
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      One thing that Reid does not want to do is to legitimize any hope that Romney will win.  Even mentioning that congress would not work with a Pres. Romney is subtely accepting that Romney is suitable or at least has a shot for the Presidency.

      But, there is value to what he has said b/c it completely rebuts what Romney is stating and swayed at least the Des Moines newspaper.

      It would be preferable to say that Romney cannot start thinking about what he would do as President b/c he will never get there and part of the reason is that his positions are completely rejected by Dems in the Senate.

      Not trying to be a nitpicker.  Reid knows more politics than I could ever understand, just struck me that he should be careful.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

      by 4CasandChlo on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 01:30:41 PM PDT

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      •  No, it's a direct response to Romney's stunt today (10+ / 0-)

        This has everything to do with Romney's gangster-like "closing argument."  You know, the one that goes, "Nice little country you've got here.  Be a shame if you refuse to elect me and the Republicans in the House drive it right over the fiscal cliff in retaliation.  Elect me and you won't have to worry about any of that, because the House caucus will do what I tell them, and I can roll right over the Senate because it's filled with Democrats.  They have a conscience, and they care about what happens to the country, so they always cave when the chips are down."

        Reid is telling him, Not this time.  We've learned this game, and we're not playing it with you.  

        Which is to say, he's signaling strength, not weakness.  And really, it was important to have it said.

        •  Looks like Willard forgot the whole House (0+ / 0-)

          is being elected. Of course the party has ignored that incumbency took a hit in 2010 when 85 freshmen arrived on the hill and nobody knew what to do with them. All hope of undoing 2008 flew out the window. The Tea Party had a valid point when it argued that incumbents had engaged in extortion, using ear marks to insure their own continuation in office. And it wasn't just Republicans who had that habit.

          Why is it we can't build highways that last forty years? It wouldn't be because construction companies appreciate the guaranteed income from having to rebuild every two years, would it? And it's not because of ground frost. In frost-free Florida, one end of I 10 started falling apart before the other end was done building.

          We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

          by hannah on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:48:34 AM PDT

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    •  Umm...? (28+ / 0-)

      He has been pretty great in the last four years. He managed to round up 60 votes for healthcare reform - including people like Lincoln and Nelson - against all odds, won re-election in a brass knuckles fight and consistently slaughtered GOP initiatives in the Senate since 2011.

      •  He's also been maintaining one helluva GOTV... (0+ / 0-)

        machine for years in Nevada that's paying off in dividends to the POTUS's reelection campaign right now.

        That said, he REALLY doesn't like Romney at all, and I can't help but think it's got something to do with Mormonism. Reid is devout. Just speculating here but perhaps he thinks Romney doesn't live up to the standards that he claims he does.

        I don't know much about the L.D.S. church but I'm reasonably sure megalomaniacal behavior and pathological lying are pretty much frowned upon.  

        "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

        by markthshark on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:52:53 AM PDT

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    •  Harry Reid has been an ace in the hole for PBO - (18+ / 0-)

      and for America.  Love that guy- now go ahead and flame me -

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