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While Stealing Senators’ Christmas, Reid Asks for Christian Comity

According to Byron York, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Mt. Crumpit), after forcing the Senate to vote in the dead of night in the middle of the holiday season on bills hacked together in back rooms to meet a deadline that, the New York Times reports, he set, is asking his colleagues to get into the Christmas spirit:

“Let’s try to work through this,” Reid said of the protracted health care struggle. “For those of the Christian faith, we have the most important holiday, and that is Christmas, and we hope everyone would keep in mind that that’s a time when we reflect on peace and the good things in life, and I would hope that everyone would set aside the animosity and focus on that holiday.”

There is, Reid conceded “a lot of tension in the Senate.”

Yeah, Harry, you’re right, there is a lot of tension in the Senate.  Wonder if your evil-mongering rhetoric has anything to do with it.  Can’t remember the last time a Republican Leader, in the majority or minority, took to the Senate floor, telling opponents of a particular piece of legislation they were on the wrong side of history, likening them to supporters of slavery:

Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, ‘slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.’ If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right. . . .  When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said ‘slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.’

If that’s not the height of hypocrisy, I don’t know what is.

If Harry Reid wants to inaugurate a new era of comity in the Senate, he could start by apologizing for his mean-spirited attacks, then agree to move up his retirement by a year, making it voluntary and not forced.

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15 Comments

  1. Christmas, for and among the evil.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 22, 2009 @ 12:57 pm - December 22, 2009

  2. telling opponents of a particular piece of legislation they were on the wrong side of history, likening them to supporters of slavery

    But Reid’s plan is slavery. Reid intends to enslave the prudent and the productive, on behalf of the imprudent and unproductive.

    Truly, we have entered the world of Orwell’s _1984_. (Opponents of modern-day slavery being slandered as supporters of it.)

    Reid is totally and completely on the wrong side of history. History will show that.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 22, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - December 22, 2009

  3. Of course, Reid gets his theology wrong. Christmas is not the “most important” holiday of the church. Easter is.

    Comment by anon — December 22, 2009 @ 1:24 pm - December 22, 2009

  4. I believe Reid is a converted Mormon. Make of that what you will. (I make nothing of it.)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 22, 2009 @ 2:20 pm - December 22, 2009

  5. and the good things in life,

    Oh we are, Granny Clampett. While you’re getting off to the idea of killing off more people than the alleged two people who die every ten minutes, we’re looking at the millions who have good health care. We consider the millions who come to this country, every year, so they can get quality treatment.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 22, 2009 @ 2:36 pm - December 22, 2009

  6. Ain’t karma a b*tch?!? Reid/Pelosi/Obama are working very diligently to earn the epitaths history will bestow. . .

    Comment by Jax Dancer — December 22, 2009 @ 5:42 pm - December 22, 2009

  7. we’re looking at the millions who have good health care. We consider the millions who come to this country, every year, so they can get quality treatment.
    Shorter TGC: “I’ve got mine, and rich people can still come here and buy good stuff, so who cares about anyone else?”

    I wish Congress would stop the mean-spirited rhetoric:
    Rep John Shadegg (R-AZ):“what we’re really getting here is we’re not just getting single-payer care. We’re getting full on Russian gulag, Soviet-style gulag health care.” Can’t remember the last time a Republican compared health care reform to Russian death camps… oh wait.

    And we can’t forget the recently-awarded “Lie of the Year“. Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin’s Facebook allegation that the Democrats’ health-care overhaul would include “death panels” to decide whether seniors and disabled people were worthy of care was named “Lie of the Year” by fact-checkers at Politifact.com. Making up a claim that the government would kill disabled childen by committee isn’t that bad, right? Tension in the Senate? “Wonder if [Palin’s deathcamp]-mongering rhetoric has anything to do with it.”

    And just to put the final period to the lie of the “rational, intelligent” debate from the right: Woman Shouts “Heil Hitler!” At Jewish Man Praising Israel’s National Health System

    Nice team you’ve got there. Cheers to Charles Johnson for joining the ranks of the exiled GOP members who can no longer stomach the hatred, conspiracy-mongering, homophobia and racism on what’s left of the right.

    Comment by torrentprime — December 22, 2009 @ 6:47 pm - December 22, 2009

  8. And we can’t forget the recently-awarded “Lie of the Year“. Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin’s Facebook allegation that the Democrats’ health-care overhaul would include “death panels”

    Yeah TP… Except, of course, it isn’t a lie at all. “Death panels”, meaning government boards that make health care rationing decisions, are in Greid’s bill today.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 22, 2009 @ 7:03 pm - December 22, 2009

  9. Better still look at California for what’s coming. *Got Mammogram?*

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 22, 2009 @ 7:21 pm - December 22, 2009

  10. Amazing that Obamateleprompters “NET SPENDING CUT” wasn’t a large enough lie to make LIE OF THE YEAR.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — December 22, 2009 @ 7:58 pm - December 22, 2009

  11. Shorter TGC: “I’ve got mine, and rich people can still come here and buy good stuff, so who cares about anyone else?”

    And of course, Talkingpointsprime can point to the fact that he has personally reached into his pocket and paid the health insurance for one of the poor families over which he is suddenly sniffling.

    What? No? You mean Talkingpointsprime isn’t willing to spend his own money on the social programs he thinks is important?

    The funny part about all of this is that Talking Points Tano, Talkingpointsprime, and the other lefties who are whining and screaming and demanding this bill are not going to be paying any of the taxes in it, since welfare addicts and Obama Party members don’t pay taxes. All they’re doing is voting themselves a benefits increase at everyone else’s expense so they don’t have to get jobs, work, or in any way contribute to society.

    Tell us, Talkingpointsprime; why do you support stealing from those who do work and earn money so that you don’t have to do so yourself?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 22, 2009 @ 10:48 pm - December 22, 2009

  12. Can’t remember the last time a Republican compared health care reform to Russian death camps… oh wait.

    Miss something, Talkingpointsprime, like your Obama Party leadership and your Barack Obama saying that anyone who disagrees with them is a “birther, fanatic, right-wing militia member, and Aryan support group member”?

    This is why the American public is getting progressively more angry. They realize hypocrites like Talkingpointsprime and his Barack Obama constantly treat them like dirt and expect them to take it. Talkingpointsprime and Barack Obama shriek about a nameless woman at a rally, but clap and cheer wildly as they stand up IN THE SENATE and state that people who disagree with them are Aryan Nation members.

    Why is that, Talkingpointsprime? Why do you and your Barack Obama Party state that anyone who disagrees with you is a white supremacist? Can you answer? Or are you just going to run and hide like the cowards you are?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 22, 2009 @ 10:58 pm - December 22, 2009

  13. Understanding that the American Left has gone over wholly to Ingsoc and the tactics of Goebbels, then TP’s so-called “Lie of the Year” is obviously the truth of the year.

    In fact, Greid is even trying to add special rules so that the Death Panels. once passed, will never be changed, repealed or held accountable:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/12/23/palin-i-told-you-so/

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 23, 2009 @ 10:39 am - December 23, 2009

  14. Lets not forget that the last time Tanogillieprime trotted out the ‘hitler comparisons from the right; mem, it was a democrat who was doing it.

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 25, 2009 @ 10:09 am - December 25, 2009

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