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Harry Reid congratulates Mitch McConnell

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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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I honestly think that McConnell has the ability to reach across the aisle. He's a pragmatist. Something positive might actually happen here.




posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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edit on 5-11-2014 by neo96 because: never mind



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: neo96

OK, keep your doom and gloom then. Here's a tune to go along with it:



I'd like to look at this as a positive. McConnell is powerful. If he works with Obama it's a win for both. Republicans are looked at as obstructionist. Put forth some relevant policy. Think about the country, not the party. No abortion or gay rights crap. Those aren't issues anyway. The SCOTUS has settled them.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

In his speech today, Obama said he will "listen" to legislative suggestions.

He also said he "hears" the voters now.

Hope is possible.




posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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Gracious in defeat, or poorly timed photo of moment when "the thrill" left his leg?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
I honestly think that McConnell has the ability to reach across the aisle. He's a pragmatist. Something positive might actually happen here.


He is quoted in a Blaze article by Pete Kasperowicz the first order of business is getting back to work and actually voting. He also said he has been on contact with some Democrat Senators eager to be relevant again. He is convinced that there are bills Obama would sign.
The Begich loss in AK is because none of his language was ever brought to the floor by Reid so his constituents could see he was moderate and not in lock step with Obama. Joe Manchin has expressed huge frustration with Reid in WaPo. I actually think this entire drubbing could have been more because of Congressional games by Reid than hatred of Obama.

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posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 07:00 PM
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Is it not time to stop seeing who's...... um, who can piss..... um.... do something productive?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Wonder if the drubbing the dems took will make Hillary think twice about running?



Nah, she's too power hungry

She'll just regroup and formulate another plan/strategy
There's plenty of time for that

She's not a quitter, I'll give her that
More like a 'bulldog after a bone' type of personality



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Wonder if the drubbing the dems took will make Hillary think twice about running?


Hillary is merely a controversial element. She's making bank off of that.

It will come down to a party decision. Do we all not remember that she 'lost' to 0bama? Are the Dems really foolish enough to run a 'second place' candidate in 2016?



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

This election was the country beginning to scrape bottom.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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Why is it that the minority always says things like, it is clear that the voters want us to work together but when they become the majority they say " my way or the highway"?
It`s insulting when the play that old card because we all know that when the situation is reversed they don`t work together with the minority.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: xuenchen

Short of bombs and bullets anything to get Harry out of the Senate especially in a leadership position is fine with me. He played nothing but partisan politics and is a fine example of why there should be serious term limits. Maybe he and Peelowsee can commiserate together now instead of ram thru things so they can read after it passes.


If you expect something different with McConnell then you are in for a shock. McConnell is just as bad and gladly threw America under the bus during Obama's first term when they tried to make him a one term President. All McConnell plays is partisan politics let's see how many people complain about him doing it the same way they complained about Reid.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
I honestly think that McConnell has the ability to reach across the aisle. He's a pragmatist. Something positive might actually happen here.


You've brought up the only ray of hope I can find about "Moneybags" Mitch marching to power. He is a pragmatist and if he thinks he can out-maneuver his opponent, he'll be there with a deal. So I hope and pray that you are right.
In all honesty, the man makes my skin crawl, makes me feel like I need a shower after being in his presence. But in all fairness to him, he has gained the following he has by working hard for a lot of people who are the victims of the very policies he and his party helped to pass. His fight to make the government take responsibility for the messes it made during the Cold War has touched tens of thousands of people in Kentucky alone.
I'll be interested to see what legislation he puts forth first in his new leadership role. If I had to guess right now, I'd be guessing it might be a bill designed to clean up the Veteran's Administration mess---something that can be laid directly at Shrub's feet. These senseless wars have put unbelievable stress on an agency that had been budgeted in peacetime.



posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010

originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: xuenchen

Short of bombs and bullets anything to get Harry out of the Senate especially in a leadership position is fine with me. He played nothing but partisan politics and is a fine example of why there should be serious term limits. Maybe he and Peelowsee can commiserate together now instead of ram thru things so they can read after it passes.


If you expect something different with McConnell then you are in for a shock. McConnell is just as bad and gladly threw America under the bus during Obama's first term when they tried to make him a one term President. All McConnell plays is partisan politics let's see how many people complain about him doing it the same way they complained about Reid.


Yep very possibly true, as IMO for the most part, they are all scum bags after walking the halls of Washington for a while and learning (MONEY) how this government actually works.. However, if he (McConnell) has 300 bills passed in congress and does not allow any or all of them to even be voted on (foot steps of Reid) in the Senate then we can really have something to complain about.. I just do not see that happening.. However time will tell..

Going to be interesting what bills now get passed by the Senate and how many vetoes Obama issues when they hit his desk... and how many over rides of his vetoes actually work... Might be a fun interesting time these next few years..



posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Well even Harry can be Mr. Polite and Proper sometimes.

He says congratulations to the probable new Senate majority leader to be Mitch McConnell.

But does he really mean everything?

Maybe but probably not.




"I'd like to congratulate Sen. McConnell, who will be the new Senate majority leader. The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together. I look forward to working with Sen. McConnell to get things done for the middle class," Reid said in a statement.



What's he done for the middle class since he's been a U.S. Senator?

Hilarious.

Reid congratulates McConnell


a more punishing view:
BREAKING: Harry Reid’s Response to Getting Fired Is Pathetic


It's over Harry, it's over. Your days of "No" are numbered.



Are we really so far gone as a nation that one political leader can't be civil to a leader from another political party for a moment? Must we actually take shots at them for doing so?



posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

You actually believe Reid is a sincere and caring person?

You might want to search back for many of his old insulting and hateful comments towards people.




posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Aazadan

You actually believe Reid is a sincere and caring person?

You might want to search back for many of his old insulting and hateful comments towards people.





Great, why do past actions invalidate current ones? Look at how dirty and spiteful our politics are right now. To slam a politician over being civil as is traditionally done when the office changes is ridiculous. What would you prefer? That Reid leaves the office like a crying baby, calling Republicans all manner of names, and maybe requiring an armed escort to be forcefully removed?



posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Aazadan

You actually believe Reid is a sincere and caring person?

You might want to search back for many of his old insulting and hateful comments towards people.





Great, why do past actions invalidate current ones? Look at how dirty and spiteful our politics are right now. To slam a politician over being civil as is traditionally done when the office changes is ridiculous. What would you prefer? That Reid leaves the office like a crying baby, calling Republicans all manner of names, and maybe requiring an armed escort to be forcefully removed?


Well that just might be more accurate for his attitudes.



posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen


Well that just might be more accurate for his attitudes.



So you just want a soap opera in Congress and to complain over everything. If Mitch Mcconnell goes golfing with Obama will you also complain that they're acting like adults that have to work together despite having differing viewpoints?



posted on Nov, 6 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: intrepid

In his speech today, Obama said he will "listen" to legislative suggestions.

He also said he "hears" the voters now.

Hope is possible.


He lied







 
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