Harry Reid’s first job post Obama’s re-election? Limit the GOP. Raise taxes.

That’s fair, isn’t it?

From the WashingtonTimes.com:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “We’re not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

Republicans, who have 47 of the chamber’s 100 seats in the current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obama’s agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks. A filibuster takes 60 senators to overcome it.

The loving Harry Reid also promised amnesty for illegal Mexican invaders and tax increases.  Oh joy!  I cannot wait:

Sen. Harry Reid embraced his role as a more empowered Senate majority leader Wednesday, calling for a major fiscal deal in the lame duck session while vowing a new push on immigration reform and an overhaul of filibuster rules in the new Congress.

Speaking at a packed news conference on Capitol Hill, Reid laid out an ambitious agenda for 2013 after his party’s surprisingly decisive Senate victories and President Barack Obama’s reelection bid, saying the public gave Democrats a new mandate to raise taxes on wealthy families as part of a major year-end fiscal deal. While Reid said he’s not going to “draw lines in the sand” ahead of the year-end fiscal cliff, he insisted on higher revenues.

Right.  A “mandate.”  I guess Mr Reid didn’t pay attention to the final numbers:

OBAMA 60,085,524*
ROMNEY 57,401,992
 

A 3-million difference does not a “mandate” make.  [As an aside, it is estimated that roughly 3-million Republican or Conservative voters stayed home last Tuesday.  Wonderful.  Thanks for that, you coneheads.  Apparently you got what you wanted by sitting on your splayed gluteals.  Don’t like the next four years?  Zip it.]Harry Reid has, once again, said that “reaching across the aisle” and “consensus” and “compromise” equates to nothing more than doing exactly, preciselywhat the Demorats want — and nothing more or less than that.  It becomes not “compromise” but EDICT.

Yes indeed.  That’s fair and impartial.

BZ

 

 

12 thoughts on “Harry Reid’s first job post Obama’s re-election? Limit the GOP. Raise taxes.

  1. He can gripe all he wants. But the GOP has the house and there is nothing he or anyone else can do if they filibuster. It’s legal and they hold the purse strings and they don’t have to allow any of Obama’s nominations for the Supreme Court, so at least we still have that power.

    • It’s legal until it “isn’t.”

      It’s proper until it’s over-ruled by a majority.

      It’s old until it’s new.

      It’s past until it’s “progressive.”

      BZ

  2. And to think… we were almost rid of the effete Harry Reid.

    http://www.towleroad.com/2012/10/senate-majority-leader-harry-reid-hospitalized-after-car-accident-in-vegas.html

    Here’s hoping he was “Garped”. But no… Boehner apparently has full dentures… caving less than 24 hours after his post election speech… to new ‘revenues’ .

    Boehner. Sheez! How weak can you get?

    Oh… here’s a heads up from the examiner.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2512538#.UJyPrGfZ2So

    • He’s John Boehner. He caves.

      Nice article. Kill all of coal. Kill all of fossil fuels.

      Wonderful.

      Because when everything runs on electricity, we’ve built up our electrical infrastructure in proper preparation for a greater reliance on that form of power.

      Right?

      What? We haven’t?

      BZ

  3. Let me say this as nicely as I possibly can: John Boehner is a PUSSY!

    BZ, do you remember what I said at the start of the presidential election cycle? “If this is the best field the GOP can muster, we as a nation are screwed…”

    If Boehner is the best the GOP Congress can offer as *leadership*, we’re still screwed and the GOP has truly fallen into the pit of HELL…

    • This will be the rockiest four years the country will experience in quite some time. Fiscally, it is frightening when no one — neither side — will say NO to extending the debt ceiling.

      BZ

  4. The House will not do a damn thing to rein in Obama. For one thing, the GOP wants to avoid being portrayed as the Party of No.

    Maybe there really are more of them than there are of us. You know what I mean by them: the give-me-a-freebie crowd.

    God help us.

    We now live in “America” — not in America.

  5. Reid is one greedy b*st*rd. The Feds have a massive, and near record high tax income flow coming in now. There’s no need to rob is even more. The only reason he wants to do this is for the same reason a kid steals cookies from a cookie jar: because he can.

    • It is an arrogance that is mostly unprecedented.

      These people wish the American people to treat them like kings and queens. They truly believe WE serve THEM.

      BZ

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