“‘Right away’ is a relative term” - Sen. Harry Reid

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    Least we forget, Reid is at least as stupid and incompetent as Joe Biden...

    Reid resists McConnell&#8217;s move to take up the president&#8217;s jobs bill « Hot Air

    Good questions all. Obama is in quite a pickle. :lol:
     
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    Given the way we have seen folks on this board behave about the bill, it seems that the democrats have come up with a new form of special relativity.
     
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    It's extremely disingenuous to characterize McConnell's planned action as "tak[ing] up the president's jobs bill". The China currency bill, whatever its merits (I don't know much about it, but I don't like what I hear) is opposed by House Republicans: China Currency Bill Runs Into GOP Opposition - Bloomberg. Given that they've also vowed not to take up the jobs bill itself, McConnell's move could not possibly have led to an actual law being passed, and could easily have prevented legislation.

    Given that the move Reid blocked wasn't advancing the jobs bill towards becoming a law, it's inaccurate to say that Reid was obstructing the bill. The only thing he was preventing was a losing vote on the bill.

    Also, while I'd like quick action on the bill myself, Reid's comment that "right away" is a relative term was both accurate and relevant.
     
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    Not much going on in Harry Reid's world these days. Is the liberal media giving him cover from Obama's bad polls or is he instructing his mind numbed democrat senators not to talk to the media. Virginia's democrat senator Jim Webb is calling it quits after one term. Is he one of the few independent thinkers who are fed up with crooked Harry Reid?
     
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    I'd love to know what Obama thinks of Reid blocking his bill.
     
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    That's the point.

    The votes are not there at either the Senate or the House. Obama can call out Cantor or any other Republican villain of the week but almost no one on either side wants anything to do with the bill, least of all their names on it.

    Granted the China bill only has a little more to do with jobs in America than say, student loans have to do with health care but that's just how Congress "works". If AJA could pass in the Senate then Obama could point to the House and claim "obstruction" on the campaign trail with some truthieness. But the votes are not there on either side.

    Also Reid could have put the bill up clean right away but chose not to.
     
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    Oh brother.

    Reid doesn't want to touch the thing with a 10,000 foot pole.

    Neither does any other Democrat in Congress.
     
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    Obama Gets Personal With GOP - Washington Wire - WSJ

    Hmm
     

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