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Harry Reid running the Senate as an Autocrat and not a Democrat

Posted on: October 5, 2011

Have you noticed how this administration blames the Republicans for blocking everything? But then when you dig a little deeper you find that most of this is being done by none other than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada.

He won’t bring the President’s Jobs Bill to the Senate for a vote until he sprinkles it with his magic fairy dust – i.e. 5% tax on the rich.
A budget was passed by the House earlier this year and we only hear crickets chirping in the Senate about the budget bill.

Now under his guidance (I’m being sarcastic of course) he decided to block a defense bill that contains language perpetuating Guantanamo status quo. He sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the panel’s ranking Republican, protesting the bill’s language related to terrorist detainees.

Even though the legislation, which was voted out of committee with a strong bipartisan majority, would authorize indefinite detention of suspected terrorists, require mandatory military custody of suspected terrorists and put stringent restrictions on the transfer of detainees to the civilian court system.

Reid’s letter says he will not bring the bill to the Senate floor unless those provisions are dropped or modified. He claims that President Obama opposes the language. So what! The Senate’s job is to debate bills, make amendments to the bills and find a consensus on bills. Harry Reid doesn’t want any debate or amendments. Harry Reid doesn’t want the Senate to do what they are supposed to do. He wants clean bills his way. If it isn’t his way he stops the bills cold before coming to the Senate for debate and voting.

Note to Senator Reid – this is not how a democracy runs; you are running the Senate as an autocrat. So Mr. Obama stop blaming Republicans and look in your own backyard to see who the obstructionists really are

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4 Responses to "Harry Reid running the Senate as an Autocrat and not a Democrat"

Again you are assuming that the dems have any ability for cognitive reasoning. They get away with blaming the repubs largely because they can and the leadership does not have a press conference denouncing and denying and proving that these claims are bogus.

We need some guys with backbones and balls. Sorry Michelle.

John

Hey the link for digital signage had nothing to do with the post but was an ad for the service. You have been spammed.
John

Dang it! I got rid of it – thanks for looking out for me John!

Linda

Hey Linda
I have these trolls spamming me all the time. You have to be careful and us guys have to stick together.
Blessings on you and yours
John

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