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Bryan Preston

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November 19, 2013 - 8:07 am

Cue the violins. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to lament Republican “obstrucionism.” Harry wants you to feel very, very sorry for the hard-done man who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“Republican obstruction has become endemic in the Senate over the last five years,” Reid said, “grinding the work of this institution to a halt and threatening the integrity of this institution, and damaging our country. No president should have to put up with what President Obama has had to put up with.”

So what’s the solution, Sen. Reid? Dictatorial powers?

The fact is “obstructionism” is probably saving the country right now. Had the Republicans had any power in 2010, they could have obstructed Obamacare. The country would be better off.

The main threat to the Senate’s so-called integrity is Reid’s pattern of using it as Barack Obama’s failsafe. The president knows that he can do nearly anything he wants without any fear that the Senate will ever act to rein him in. Reid has turned the Senate into the place where budgets go to die. His tenure as majority leader has been a period during which the nation has not had a budget or any way to keep the Obama administration accountable.

As for presidents “putting up” with opposition, it was Harry Reid who declared Obama’s predecessor a “miserable failure” and the Iraq war “lost” while troops were in the field. He is hardly in a position to question anyone else’s opposition tactics.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It's already been mentioned many times but deserves repeating - NOBODY ever put up with more personal abuse, vitriol and petty meanness than George W. Bush. Amazing what a short-term memory the Left has for this sort of thing. Not only that but Bush took it with grace and easy composure unlike the present occupant of the Whie House.
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If this pathetic little man ever had an intelligent thought in his head, it would die of loneliness.
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Because...no Democrat...including Reid and Pelosi, Frank and Dodd, ..and Obama himself...EVER...obstructed the work of a Republican President.

The facts and evidence are sure to bear that out...just as soon as the Propaganda Machine can finish the revisionist rewrite of history they work on daily. After all, "truthiness" is all this country deserves from Reid and his fellow pathological liars.
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If the Founders had wanted a rubber-stamp Senate, they would have allowed the President to appoint Senators.

When we have a President as tyrannical as Obama, Obstructionism is a GOOD thing, Harry.
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Reid = Horrible Old Man. Pelosi = Horrible Old Woman. When will we stop electing Horrible Old People to Congress?
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When will we stop electing Horrible Old People to Congress?

When we start electing horrible young people to Congress.
36 weeks ago
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No democratic republic on Earth should have to put up with what America has had to put up with, the last six years, thanks to Fairy Reid and his America-hating wannabe dictator.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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Harry has it exactly backwards....no country should have to put up with Obama has done. When lying to the people becomes a normal political act and knowingly misleading society is considered just politics, that is no longer democracy, it is called corruption by the media when it happens in third-world countries.
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Lower than pond scum.
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Multimillionaire, ex-boxer Reid's Obamacare premium is subsidized by the working stiff taxpayers.
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and this is the man that called President Bush a liar and a failure.

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Boohoo, little Harry comes to Barry's rescue. Can't stand the heat, stay out of the White House.

No president should have been so incompetent, no president should have lied so blatantly, no president should have put his name on a piece of legislation that no one had read, no president should have been so lazy and relied on Harry and Nancy.
36 weeks ago
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elkhoong, spot on post.

I do hate when people use my name, which I now have to share with this unpatriotic, irresponsible failure.

Can you use his initials instead. B.O. is more appropriate when speaking of this man.
36 weeks ago
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Liar King? King Liar the Second, the second rate liar?
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(singing) It's the cirrrrrrrcle ooooof lies!

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It's already been mentioned many times but deserves repeating - NOBODY ever put up with more personal abuse, vitriol and petty meanness than George W. Bush. Amazing what a short-term memory the Left has for this sort of thing. Not only that but Bush took it with grace and easy composure unlike the present occupant of the Whie House.
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chambers and wasn't it Harry himself that called President Bush a liar and a failure?

What a small petty man, this harry reid is.
36 weeks ago
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Is he a man?
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Let's see, if opposing laws which obviously will have disastrous results for the country is obstructionism---- give me more of it.

The republicans didn't oppose Obamacare because they wanted it to fail, they opposed it because they knew it would fail and be a disaster for the citizens of this country.
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