Reid On The Ropes

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    With Harry Ried unable to get anything done, the Dem Congress tanking in the polls, and the kook left base openly expressing their anger - Republicans are finally coming out pubicly and putting Sen Reid on the hot seat



    GOP senators to chide Reid
    By S.A. Miller
    July 24, 2007
    Senate Republicans are preparing to take aim at Majority Leader Harry Reid over the August recess for being "all talk but no action" and helping drag the Democrat-led Congress' approval rating to a historic low, according to a document distributed to caucus members.

    Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, is meeting with members yesterday and today to disseminate a message critical of Democrats for endlessly debating the Iraq war, stalling judicial nominations and squandering time on at least 300 investigations of the Bush administration.

    "We really ought to be asking why this Democrat leadership won't allow Congress to move forward on serious policy debates," Mr. Kyl said, when asked about the talking-points memorandum he is circulating.

    "Americans have been disappointed by a majority leadership that stages one show debate after another, while the only consistent legislative work getting done is the renaming of post offices."

    The document, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times, criticizes Mr. Reid for letting legislative priorities languish, including the drop of the Defense Department budget authorization bill — which would have approved funds for equipment and troops' pay increases — after Republicans last week blocked an amendment that set a spring deadline for a pullout.

    It highlights that only one of the Democrats' legislative priorities — a minimum-wage increase — became law in the 200 days since they took control of Congress, and that a recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows that just 16 percent of voters approve of Congress' performance — well below President Bush's 38 percent rating.

    "The only thing languishing are Republican talking points," Reid spokesman Jim Manley said. "The fact is Democrats have delivered on their promise to move the country in a new direction."

    Although the minimum-wage increase is the only campaign promise to become law so far, Mr. Manley pointed to other accomplishments, including the passage of appropriations bills, energy legislation, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief and more than 80 hearings on the war in Iraq.

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    I am curious: What is Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell's approval rating?
     
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    They are not running the Congress -your guys and gals are
     
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    and with ratings as low as McConnell's and Boehner's, apprarently the American people must be glad they are not running the show.
     
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    Newsflah - the voters are not happy with your guys who are running the show

    Dems are not as cocky as they were three months ago - now they are trying to play the impeachment card

    Desperate people do desperate things
     
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    but the people are clearly even less happy with congressional republicans - especially the leaders!

    too bad for you.
     
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    Keep saying it over and ver MM - perhaps even you might start to believe it
     
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    Hey, CBS has the Dem Congres at 29%

    Time to pop the corks MM
     
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