Reid: ‘Why Would We Want To’ Help One Kid With Cancer?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) asked why Senate Democrats would want to fund the National Institutes of Health to “help one child who has cancer” Wednesday when asked that question by CNN reporter Dana Bash.
DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that? And if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?
HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.
BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –
BASH: I’m just asking a question.
What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded?
..and Harry thinks the public will see him as someone to shake hands with when it's over?
This really puts it all in context.
Harry Reid and Senate Democrats really just want to shut down the government...and KEEP it shut down, in what is quickly becoming a vain attempt to try to shift the blame from Obama's falling fortunes and polling numbers by trying to demonize Republicans in the House.
Harry Reid and these guys are truly heartless...and their desperation and sleazy political machinations know no bounds.
Reid's new political mantra should be: THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED!...We will not negotiate...regardless of who gets hurt.
Believe it or not, THIS is truly what Harry Reid said when interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash:
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
The republicans are willing to fund the NIH and other things during the shutdown,the democrats said no they aren`t going to approve funding for anything until the shutdown is over.
How do you even negotiate with people who hold children with cancer as hostages? They obviously have no compassion for anyone or anything they only care about themselves.
it's about the fact that the house was cherry picking what should or shouldn't be open before they shut the government down.
reply to post by xuenchen
I can think of a number of things that aren't necessary to fund just off the top of my head - the EPA, the Dept. of Education, The Dept of Energy - I think the republicans should go line by line of what should be funded, and what should not be funded - BY GOD - do not fund the IRS and we might actually get our country back--------
Better yet - just get rid of the Dept of Injustice, run by Eric Holder ------edit on 2-10-2013 by Happy1 because: (no reason given)