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Harry Reid: Boehner being ‘bossed around by a bunch of freshmen’

By Sahil Kapur
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 10:36 EDT
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WASHINGTON – Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) jabbed at House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) after he accused the Majority Leader of having no plan to cut spending.

“That’s tough talk from someone who is being bossed around by a bunch of freshmen,” Reid’s spokesman Jon Summers said in a statement. “It’s surprising that the Speaker of the House is unaware that the Senate is voting on a bill to fund the government and cut spending this morning.”

Reid was likely referring to the 87 freshmen Republicans in the House, an ideologically-driven group that appears willing to take on the party leadership.

In a speech Wednesday morning, Boehner said he’s “not sure whether Senator Reid has a plan to cut spending and keep the government running,” according to advance excerpts obtained by The Hill. “If he does, I think the American people would be interested in seeing it. If he doesn’t, I think he owes the American people an explanation.”

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill Wednesday cutting $4 billion in spending and keeping the government solvent through March 18. The House approved it Tuesday.

 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    Well, what do you expect? Boehner is a whining, selfish pig of a human. He has no ideology other than destroy, destroy, destroy, and he will use ANY excuse to do so. The fact is, he most likely sees these people as a convenient way to do far more damage than he could think up himself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zentrails/100001475536421 Bob Zentrails

    What?
    Boehner is a weak Speaker of the House?
    OMG, that’s practically saying out loud that Pelosi was a strong one! LOL

    The Repubs are SO scrued.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zentrails/100001475536421 Bob Zentrails

    Damn, if it weren’t for the “Boehner” right there in your second sentence, I would have sworn you were talking about Newt Gingrich. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Has there been any indication Bhehner is sober?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Trailertrash/100001877745318 Jacob Trailertrash

    Funny when it comes to Boner it is always other people who are guilty of things and he the picture of innocence. Poor Boner. He needs our support in the worst way. So I sent him some sun tan lotion.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that would apply to the fat fuck, too, but I try to at least stay on topic.

  • Anonymous

    If you take a look at what Pelosi actually got the house to pass and get accomplished, she WAS a strong speaker. I am NOT a fan of hers, by ANY stretch of the imagination, as I think that she owes this country hearings and an investigation into W and the whole last administration. It was NOT her right to take impeachment off the table at all. In fact, she was largely obligated TO impeach. I will NEVER forgive her for her lack of understanding of her job.

    That being said, look at how much stuff the house got passed. It’s absolutely huge. And as flawed as it is, the health care reform alone is the first time in over 100 years that ANYTHING has happened in that area. That ALONE is a pretty sizable accomplishment. As a speaker, Pelosi could wipe the floor with ANY republican out there. Pretty pathetic, isn’t it?

  • https://twitter.com/DrMatthew Dr. Matt

    Does Boner cry when he plays golf?

  • cannotvote

    Apart from “One Bird, Two Wings” – of course the pussy boner is getting tossed off by the freshmen, a real hand job – and it’s a circle jerk of wankers!

  • http://twitter.com/oldivory OLD IVORY

    Uh, bone head, where are you?

  • http://twitter.com/oldivory OLD IVORY

    He has spent so much time away from the chambers that the only people he CAN deal with are the novices; they do not know the ropes; and neither does he.

  • Anonymous

    Indeed; what’s the difference?

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    “I will NEVER forgive her for her lack of understanding of her job.”
    Oh, I suspect she “understood” perfectly well. Understanding was probably not the issue at all.

  • Anonymous

    We’re ALL so scrued, dude.

  • Gert B Frobe

    What we need is a Weiner to speak out against a boner

  • Anonymous

    For the life of me I don’t know how Reid got re-elected.

    Talk about being a pansy. You raised it to an art form Reid.

  • Anonymous

    Uh…the health care “reform” was nothing but a huge bonus for the insurance industry. LOL, forcing people to buy insurance they can’t afford is hardly reform. ANYTHING isn’t always better than nothing. True healthcare reform would be to eliminate the insurance companies from the “healthcare” system altogether and have single payer for all.

  • Gert B Frobe

    Reid or Angle? that was a no brainer

  • Anonymous

    …hey, let’s just listen to Boehner and the failed GOP, and go back to cut taxes / cut govt that we tried for the 3 decades of the Reagan/Bush era. In fact, let’s get ANOTHER big tax cut to the wealthiest as we did in 1981 and 2001.

    I mean, that worked SO well to deliver Trickle Down prosperity. Almost nobody is unemployed now. And the banks and oil drillers and health insurers, heck – they POLICED THEMSELVES!!! Get government out of the WAY by golly!

    Abe Lincoln would have said;
    “You can fool some of the people, ALL of the time”… ;^)

  • http://twitter.com/Bootstrapbettys Bootstrap Betty

    Reid is an elitist. Only “seasoned” politicians should have any influence.

  • Anonymous

    Harry! Stop that! Your going to make boner cry! Do I have to separate you two?!

  • Anonymous

    Third in line to the office of the President and this is the voters choice. Says alot about American voters as the choice is a crying, drinking, partying idiot. Just think what it would be like seeing Boner speak at the United Nations representing Americans. No wonder the House/Congress members have to much time on their hands as they write books and go on TV shows.

  • Anonymous

    only when he has to buy drinks afterwards.

  • Guest

    You mean, like, EVER?

  • Guest

    I think some orange dye would have been more appropriate, Jacob. Or maybe a book on how to commit suicide.

  • Anonymous

    Since he takes one week off for every two worked, he needs to be retrained.

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