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At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

Harry Reid poisons another well by releasing normally-private communications between his office and Boehner’s staff.

Is there any well of cooperation on Capitol Hill Harry Reid will not poison?

His verbiage, and that of his colleagues, is vituperative to the point of eliminationist.

Now he’s leaking communications between his staff and John Boehner’s staff, in a move Roll Call called taboo:

Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff

Updated 11:30 a.m. | Senate Democrats are considering leaking a series of emails between the chiefs of staff of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John A. Boehner regarding employer contributions to congressional staff health care plans, multiple top-level sources said late Monday.

Senate Democratic chiefs of staff discussed the emails between Reid chief David Krone and Boehner chief Mike Sommers at a recent meeting, according to a source with direct knowledge of the meeting.

Leaking the emails would be unusual, given the taboo over disclosing personal communications between top staffers. But the missives also would reveal Boehner’s position on employer subsidies for congressional staff.

The emails were provided to Politico.  Roll Call summed up the contents as being no big deal:

Updated 11:30 a.m.

Reid’s office decided Tuesday morning to release the documents to POLITICO.

The emails, which were not provided to CQ Roll Call, apparently reveal that Boehner’s staff and Reid’s staff participated in routine coordination between two leaders of Congress to avoid having congressional staff lose their health care benefits.

“During a five-month period stretching from February to July, Boehner and his aides sought along with Reid’s office to solve what had become a big headache for both of them,” POLITICO writes. “They drafted and reviewed a possible legislative fix, as well as continued to push for an administrative one from the Office of Personnel Management.”

It bears repeating again that the original intent of the provision that is causing leaders so much trouble was merely to force Congressional staff on to Obamacare exchanges, not to have those employees get no employer contribution toward their care.

Nice job, Harry. You poisoned another well, and achieved nothing.

At some point, Barack Obama needs to wonder why he is staking his presidency on Harry Reid’s ability to be nasty.


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You make an excellent theoretical point. We’ll see if it has any application to the blind, flaming liberal, hate-filled, taker audience to which Obama plays.

Ben Franklin urged John Adams to “Go gently” when he was attempting to convince the continental congress to adopt the Massachusetts militia.

Apparently, Harry Reid thinks a mailed fist works better to convince people.

I agree. Reid has poisoned another well. He will go down in history as the Senate Despot who accomplished nothing.

    Paul in reply to Paul. | October 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    rock/paper/scissors to see who changes their moniker to ‘The Other Paul’

      Paul in reply to Paul. | October 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      I normally don’t use the “other paul” moniker, only because you say it better than I would in most cases 🙂

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Paul. | October 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    If Reid releases some Boehner emails that finally sinks Boehner once and for all, I say Bring It!

    As to the rest, this would be a good opportunity for people to band together and just walk over the feds and their barry-cades, just like the WWII vets did. Oh, how I wish we still had people like that among the younger and more able.

    We, the people, own those properties and locations. This would be a great time for some serious civil disobedience.

This demonstrates why most normal people, myself included, could never be a politician. Faced with this sort of behavior I would gleefully pummel Harry Reid’s face into a bloody stump.

Harry Reid is a ghoul. That’s as far as I get in my analysis of him.

Republican need to understand that Democrats do not recognize any limits in their tactics in order to win and retain power. In other words, depending upon a Democrat to keep their word or adhere to a mutual understanding is foolish as best. One is reminded of the parable of the frog and the scorpion…

I’m not sure what well he poisoned or what difference it makes. All the wells are already poisoned and republicans keep gulping from them.

Typical bare-knuckles, Alenski, community-organizer, excite the base stuff! It will get worse before it get better! Cut off the food stamps! That will incite the angry mob!

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to jacksonjay. | October 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Cut off the food stamps, EBT, obastard cell phone service, and anything else being paid to the parasites who’ve never paid into anything.

    Let ’em riot.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Although I consider Repubs to be the “stupid party” and Dems to be the “evil party”, I truly believe that the Repubs _will_ eventually figure out that the Dems treat them like trash.
Will they learn soon enough, though?

“Boehner’s staff and Reid’s staff participated in routine coordination…”

What’s the difference between a self-serving establishment Repub clown and a d-cRAT socialist extremist?

Seriously, what’s the difference?

    moonstone716 in reply to MicahStone. | October 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Keystone, the Muslim Brotherhood, the EPA, Obamacare (maybe), drone strikes on Americans, persecuting Christians in the military, Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi, $10 million vacations, the war on coal…..surely you get the idea.

      You forgot the incessant drive to create new government entitlement programs with the goal of pushing past the tipping point of the majority of people being dependent upon the federal government dole. Oh, and don’t forget the disgusting, perverse embrace between democrats and public employee unions. gag, puke in my mouth just thinking about how corrupt that is.

This is the type of situation where GOP politicians drive me freaking crazy. Boehner’s office should be all over this – railing on Reid’s staff for their lack of common courtesy and refuse to do anything in private. Idiots like McCain whine about the loss of collegiality in the Senate will Reid is knifing his counterpart in the back.

Reid, is a foul being BUT he is the errand boy for someone much worse. I think that person’s name, begins with a B. and ends with an O.

This B.O. person attempted to do the exact same this, ‘shutdown’ in 2011.

“Democrats are betting that this is 1995 redux, with President Obama threatening to shut down the federal government rather than accept $61 billion in Republican spending cuts out of a $3.7 trillion budget.”

Back To The Future”, eh?

It’s a game for B.O. and Reid! They care nothing for the U.S.A.

The left does love fisting.

Obama is nasty, evil, hateful too. He enjoys all the hatred and name calling.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to redbirdacres. | October 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    He is a sadist.

    He can’t take it, but he loves to torment little children and kittens!

    Snark Snark!

The republicans deserve any and all sh*t handed to them by the democrats because they seem to enjoy it, and lap all the sh*t up. If they didn’t love eating sh*t they would be fighting back–and they ain’t.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to mackykam. | October 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I agree. They’re a bunch of masochists. “Kick, me, beat me, oh that feels so good, Barry and Harry, you two are the greatest, oh, yeah, baby, gimme more, then tell the media how you done us!”

“Detach himself from Reid..”?! Prof, you just gotta be kidding. Feckless-Slimey Harry is simply an extension of The Boy King. Nothing more.

Let me utter the words not heard today …

The shutdown allows the Obama Administration to front-load all the sequester furlough days.

As of today, the is no harm to the government or any government employees. At least no more harm than the sequester ever caused.