Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quote of the Day: Harry Reid on Olympia Snowe

Remember when Democrats were trying to work out a deal with Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) in hopes of getting her vote on health-care reform? Yeah, well...

As I look back it was a waste of time dealing with [Snowe], because she had no intention of ever working anything out,

said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), according to an upcoming NYT Magazine piece.

So she was like every other Republican, just more flirtatious -- and, given her toying with the Democrats, as much of an obstructionist as anyone in the GOP.

Assuming this is true, Democrats have something to learn here: Even when you reach out in good faith to the other side, don't expect anything but opposition in return.

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  • Yeah, un hunh; reverse the parties and you get the same outcome 90% of the time. Oh, how those Dems. love to be inclusive.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

  • No you don't actually and I dare you to back it up with figures. Mine seem to show that the current Minority party holds the all time record for number of filibusters -- almost twice the previous record. If you are going to tell us the GOP isn't being obstructionist to the core, you're going to be called a liar -- sorry, but "I hope he fails" isn't just Limbaugh, it's the whole miserable crew.

    Oh those anonymous Republicans: love to pretend all sorts of things.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 4:32 PM  

  • At this point there's only one thing to say to you - FUCK YOU! No C-SPAN; no Republicans allowed in on negotiations. Maybe it's their elected constituents who don't like the idea.

    Do you think there's a reason a Republican is running even in the polls with a Democrat to fill Ted Kennedy's fat seat? He may not pull it out as the union thugs are getting ready, but win or lose, it is quite something. MASSACHUSETTS of ALL places. No Evangelical kooks there? How do you explain it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:12 AM  

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