Democrat tired of Reid DOA talk

If you were a Democrat running for reelection in a swing state, would you want to be tied to Harry Reid and Barrack Obama and their relentless strategy of blocking legislation? I didn’t think so, and apparently Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is getting tired of Harry Reid’s games as well.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO): ?Well, let’s hope we can negotiate something like that. I think if I were going to critique Harry Reid this morning I really wish we would stop with this dead on arrival, not going to go there and begin to have language like, ?We’re going to take a look at it and see if there’s anything that we can agree on here and over the next couple of days try to come to an agreement.? That’s what’s really going to happen, and I don’t know why this place is so set on, you know, looking like we’re combative all the time.?

10 Replies to “Democrat tired of Reid DOA talk”

    1. Anonymous

      Good point Bruce. Bruce is the real deal. I would like to see Bruce take a leadership post in our party. Like Chair or VC or secretary or something.

  1. oldguy

    Anybody know how our senator whom I voted for feels about this? maybe I should say how his staff feels about this.

  2. Anonymous

    Unfortunately Congress is far more about politics than policy. Sen. McCaskill has a great point and so does Senator Tom Coburn (no Johnny come lately conservative)

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) took to C-Span today to say he believes that, when it comes to discussing the deficit, his ?most liberal? colleagues are ?more intellectually honest,? due to their willingness to look at both spending and revenue:

    All of us are going to give a little something if we?re going to get out of the hole we?re in. Everybody?s going to see something different?I think it?s better for us to take the pain that we?re going to have to take and make sure it?s meted out in the proper order than take much more severe pain. When I talk to my colleagues on the other side, and some of my closest colleagues are the most liberal, I find them more intellectually honest oftentimes, the very people they want to help, unless we change these [government programs] now are the very people who are going to get hurt if we don?t fix it.

  3. springer

    Anon above said, “When I talk to my colleagues on the other side, and some of my closest colleagues are the most liberal, I find them more intellectually honest oftentimes, the very people they want to help, unless we change these [government programs] now are the very people who are going to get hurt if we don?t fix it.”

    Actually it has been the conservatives trying to get this very point across, that it’s the Dems who are actually “pushing granny off the cliff” by refusing any attempt to revamp the entitlement programs. It’s been the Reps who have been trying to change the entitlement programs and it’s been the Dems who consistently say no can do. Let’s get the facts straight here.

    1. Anonymous

      Springer, it was Senator Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that said this.

      ?When I talk to my colleagues on the other side, and some of my closest colleagues are the most liberal, I find them more intellectually honest oftentimes, the very people they want to help, unless we change these [government programs] now are the very people who are going to get hurt if we don?t fix it.?

      He also said: “When I talk to my colleagues on the other side, and some of my closest colleagues are the most liberal, I find them more intellectually honest…”

      Springer he was saying he found his Democratic colleagues to be more intellectually honest.

      1. springer

        A few quotes around the quote would have helped, Anon. Anyway, my point still stands. I don’t understand why Coburn would say that Dems are more intellectually honest, whatever that means anyway. They refuse to look at any true cuts. Cutting a few dollars from a budget increase, while still increasing it, is NOT a cut. Refusing to reform SS and other entitlements is not intellectual honesty. If there were really true cuts to the federal budget, I for one would not mind slightly higher taxes on EVERYONE (not just the rich as the class warfare president wants). Until the politicians are honest in cutting, I will be honest in refusing any further tax increases and waste.