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Republicans Rally to Oust Senate Majority Leader

Will their "Fire Reid" campaign catch on?

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Rodrigo Sermeño

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August 1, 2014 - 6:56 pm
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WASHINGTON – A half dozen House Republicans joined the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) Tuesday at a rally to call on the American people to fire Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

“For too long now, Senator Reid has run the Senate with an iron fist, blocking legislation that would help working families,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told a crowd of around 100 GOP supporters gathered outside the Senate steps of the U.S. Capitol. “The best way to create jobs in America is to make sure that Harry Reid loses his job.”

Following Priebus, a group of Republican lawmakers detailed some of the bills stuck in the Senate they say Reid is holding up in the upper chamber, including proposals to reform the tax code, scale back regulations on coal, and expedite the Keystone Pipeline.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said the Nevada Democrat has 352 bills sitting on his desk that have passed in the House.

“Two-thirds of these bills have bipartisan support. Fifty-five of these bills were drafted by Democrats,” Blackburn said, pointing to a stack of bills sitting on a table next to her. “We’ve been doing our jobs.”

“It’s time for Harry Reid to get around to it. Take up these bills, bring these bills to a vote, and send these bills to the president’s desk for his signature. That is Harry Reid’s job,” she continued. “It’s time that we fire him and then we put Republicans in control of the Senate so that they work with the House to get the job done for the American people.”

Blackburn said there are 16 bills that are sitting on Reid’s desk related to energy, seven bills about lowering taxes, 31 bills that deal with government spending, and 15 bills to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“It’s time for Harry Reid to man up, to pick up his pen, and to send these bills to the floor of the Senate,” she said.

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said President Obama and Reid have “declared war on the middle class of America” by blocking legislation that would authorize the immediate construction of the Keystone Pipeline.

“Let the Senate speak for the people instead of Harry Reid,” Daines said.

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"Will their "Fire Reid" campaign catch on?"

It should. It's among the top 3 reasons why anything, anyone (even space aliens) should take over the United States Senate in November 2014, to toss this smarmy, lying, corrupt little man from the leadership.
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Notice all the TV cameras in that picture? Yeah, me either. I agree with these guys completely, but they're preaching to the choir unless the national media pick them up.
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The Republicans individually and via party and surrogates should be screaming about Reid, Obambus, and the Democratic party not doing their jobs.

That is the ONLY issue for November.

I suppose they are, however, in a weak position, because it's also true they have not been doing theirs very well - because THEIR JOB includes pointing out the malfeasance of the Democrats.
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Every time any leftie reporter mentions the do nothing congress, they should throw it right back at them. Point out the 300 good bills, and how they got killed by the do nothing dem senate under harry reid. Reid is actually a much better target than Obama. Obama has won his last election, and cant really be touched, just restrained. But we can chuck Reid out on his ear this nov. That and make sure in 2016 that Obama has a repub sucessor, so we can then undo the damage.
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In my mind's eye I can visualize a TV spot starting with Obama and one of his rants on how the Republicans are responsible for the congressional roadblock. Then a cut to a picture of those 352 bills just sitting on a desk. The voice over would then explain how this is the sole responsibility of Reid. Whole thing could be done in a 30 minute commercial. Combine the President's own words with simple facts and watch the heads of Democratic pundits explode.
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Sorry, 30 second commercial. Dang fat fingers.
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It's long past the time that Republicans should be making these points, again, and again, and again. Every time they are interviewed, and every time they are on a talk show, these points need to be hammered home.

I just hope it isn't too late.
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Gee they had that chance a while back but refused to back her. Today's Republicans are the reason we still have Reid in the Senate.
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It is good the Republicans are addressing Harry Reid and control of the Senate. But, they need to tie every Democratic Senator up for reelection and every Democratic Senate candidate to Harry Reid. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Harry Reid.
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Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.
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Yeah, looks like a real jam-packed rally there....

/slump
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Why?? Republicans seem to agree with Reid on every major issue from fully funding Obamacare to amnesty for illegal aliens. What's the difference?
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Not being able to prevent Reid from stopping us is not the same as agreeing with him. Its about time you learned that. Dont lose sight of the real enemy, Reid/Obama.
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"Will their "Fire Reid" campaign catch on?"

It should. It's among the top 3 reasons why anything, anyone (even space aliens) should take over the United States Senate in November 2014, to toss this smarmy, lying, corrupt little man from the leadership.
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Want to see what a piece of work Reid is? Remember the interest rates were going up on student loans? NO ONE wanted that to happen.
S. 2343 Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012 introduced on April 26, 2012.

Reid file for motion of cloture on April 26, 2012....two seconds after it was put on the books with his nasty little addendums added to it.

On April 26,2012 it was announced and voted to be put on calendar for a vote on May 16, 2012.

May 8, 2012 Reid holds a news conference. He announces the republicans are filibustering but the bill wasn't even on the floor yet...a bill that everyone supports that many people desperately need.

Warren takes it and runs...once this bill got killed, she introduces her version, a bill that only helped 25% of NEW applicants and no one else.

If students knew that dims intentionally killed bills affecting them, they would feel differently. Please share.

Here is Reid lying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GKQlQWmIPNw

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