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Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

Harry Reid blocks NIH child cancer funding even though individual funding used to be the norm

I guess this is no surprise.

The rising anger of Obama, Harry Reid and other Democrats has made it impossible even to come to agreement on funding NIH clinical trials for children with cancer.

Even though the children with cancer turned away were a major Democratic talking point until the House passed the funding.

Obama previously promised to veto the funding, but Reid saved him the trouble today by killing a consent motion to approve the NIH funding bill the House passed yesterday.  (I don’t know, procedurally, if this is a permanent kill, or if it can be brought up later for a regular vote.)

What’s most telling is Reid’s vituperative attacks on the floor of the Senate, as The Washington Times reports:

The debate on the Senate floor turned poisonous  for a few minutes when Mr. Reid verbally  savaged Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who  wasn’t on the chamber floor but who Mr. Reid said was pulling the strings on the GOP strategy and encouraging the GOP-dominated House’s hardline stance.

“Senator Cruz is now joint Speaker. He  lectures the House,” Mr. Reid, Nevada  Democrat, said.

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, firing a warning shot back at Mr.  Reid by reading a passage from Senate rules  that forbids disparaging the motives of fellow senators.

It’s worth noting that until Reid became Majority Leader, individual spending bills were the norm, as Senator Roy Blunt explained today:

Obama, Reid and their caucus are letting their anger get the best of them.


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I believe I said the other day that Dirty Filthy Harry Reid is one of the worst people in the world.

I reaffirm that. This is a man unworthy of serving in the Senate, much less being called a “leader”.

Harry Reid is nothing more than an agitator.

Midwest Rhino | October 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Dirty Harry and Barrack, using children for human shields. Who again, is holding whom hostage?

Sen. Reid is not only a rabid partisan, he is a nasty piece of work. It is actually possible to be passionate about principles without descending to ad hominem ugliness. Reid doesn’t know the difference.

“It is actually possible to be passionate about principles without descending to ad hominem ugliness. Reid doesn’t know the difference.”

Or, care.

It’s all of a piece: late term abortion; death panel for old and mentally/physically handicapped, and now, to paraphrase the SOUP NAZI,

“No cancer drugs for you, little boys and girls.”

No wonder the democrat party was in favor of slavery and the founders of the KKK.

If the house Republicans cave to the unyielding Reid/Obama cabal, America will have descended into unabashed totalitarianism. Will some politician on the right start talking about checks and balances and the power of the purse, as discussed in the earlier post?

Henry Hawkins | October 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I suspect that part of Obama’s newest red line (‘I will not negotiate!’) is a direct attempt to rehabilitate his tough guy reputation after the Syrian red line debacle, that he cannot bring himself to lose yet again, this time domestically to the GOP. He needs to dominate something, somebody, anything.

The rising rhetorical shrillness from the Dem leadership is a sign, I hope, of a fracturing alliance in response to Obama’s sinking polls and increasing lame duckitude, exacerbated by the embarrassingly inept rollout of Obamacare.

Just as the GOP has a conservative wing, the Dems have an old school moderate wing, and I hope the rest of the Dem party is wondering if it’s time to unhitch themselves from the No We Couldn’t train, time to distance themselves from such monumental achievements as Porkulus, Obamacare, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, EPA, etc., etc.

    I thought this would happen. Obama revealed his hand with an unprovoked and unannounced attacked on Libya, Mexico, etc. However, when he stretched forth his hand again, and attempted to attack Syria, it was swatted by an American consensus and withdrawal of foreign support. With his ego suffering a major blow, he turned his attention to what he believed would be an easier target: America. Considering his past success in assaulting Americans, his optimism was well placed, if perhaps poorly judged.

Obama and company (democrats, liberals) are the fruit the culture of death (abortion, euthanasia), lust, lies, greed, lawlessness.

Obama and the rise of Islam and Communism are just symptoms and the consequences of our sick culture that has turned its back on God and His Commandments.

I’ll take ASSHOLES for $1000.00, Alex.

Who are barry soetero and harry reid?

The Right has stumbled on the Achilles Heel of the Left — their anger. The establishment Right has hitherto done everything possible NOT to anger the Left, I’m sure out of fear of this very circumstance.

We can’t stop now. We need to press harder and get them even angrier. We need to enrage them to their core and inflict meltdown. That’s the Zen warrior approach. Sadly, we have on our team the last people on the earth capable of this kind of awareness or endurance. Boehner is probably wetting himself at this point.

And the Left must realize, as they have a predatory sense of weakness, that the angrier they get the more they unnerve the institutional Right. So we really are headed for some kind of critical mass here.

Congress has been abusing their powers with omnibus appropriations for quite awhile. It encourages pork, and deprives taxpayers of representation. There needs to be a check on how much they can fleece us with just one up-down vote. Maybe limiting the size of omnibus bills would help. A better way would be to prevent the Fed from taxing citizens directly, but taxing the several States instead. This would limit the number of special interest groups to 50 … or 57, depending on who’s counting.

This is not a surprise. Harry Reid is an unpleasant man to begin with. Now he’s faced with a world turned upside down. Republicans standing up and fighting? How can that happen? What’s next? Pestilence? Famine? Death?!?

It’s the End of Days and Harry can’t cope and there is no one around him who can tell him how. Poor Harry.

Here I am, in Asia; as long as I remain outside the country, I won’t have to buy “healthcare”. When I return to the USA, the government will compel me to purchase Obamacare, fine me if I don’t, seize the money from my bank account, take away my driver’s license, or put a lien on my house. The IRS says it can’t do any of that. Am I supposed to believe the IRS who have been put in charge of enforcement for the specific reason that they can track everything having to do with us financially and seize our assets without a by your leave? I don’t think so. Then I read FedupUSA’s post, what’s being done there is criminal. What incentive do I have to return home while Obama is king and Reid his prime minister?

    herm2416 in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I rad his post, as well. Utterly sickening, utterly astounding.

    I truly can’t see how the Unaffordable Care act will remain in place. How does it not collapse?

    Re: Harry Reid. He leaves me speechless with anger and loathing.

    Radegunda in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 4, 2013 at 3:11 am

    From what I’ve read, in 2015 the penalty for not buying health insurance would exceed what I was paying for decent insurance up until the ACA began to work its magic. Some mandates had already jacked up the premium some; now may plan is going away and the remaining options are bad. Its diabolical.

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was gloating about one person with health problems whose premium was now half what it was. Well, prices for me and millions of others have doubled or worse. I rarely even use the medical system, but I’ve bought insurance because it’s the responsible thing to do. It’s as though I’m being punished because I keep myself healthy and don’t put a strain on the system!

Fox News had a poll which gave several options, and it seems people are spreading the blame around. House Republicans are more blamed, but only slightly, Obama second, all sides equally third, and Reid’s Senate was almost given a pass.

But where the options are presented, it doesn’t seem the public is yet ready to follow the Obama/Reid prescription to blame and stampede Republicans.

Unless this changes radically, I suggest we keep passing the individual bills which are in fact the normal way departments are funded by Congress.

For the debt ceiling, if Obama won’t deal on anything, pass him a hike that’s about three months’ room. Then insist on a major deal.

But give up on Obama-Care. He’ll never give that up, he CAN’T, it’s his only accomplishment besides some godawful golf rounds. Instead, let’s try to force some entitlement reforms and tax simplification, perhaps regulatory overhaul as well.

We should let O-Care go on, people, it will crash and burn on its own, and in case no one has noticed, the shutdown cannot stop it and hasn’t.

    Radegunda in reply to Estragon. | October 4, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Before O-Care crashes and burns, it will be financially crushing to many of us, and shrink the supply of doctors and medical resources, and decimate private medical practices, and completely scorch the private insurance industry. Which of course is the plan. Dems plan to build their own NHS on the ruins. Will we be able to stop them then?

The only thing keeping this crisis alive is the Knee Pad Media’s refusal to report the truth.

If it were Republicans placing partisan politics ahead of pediatric cancer patients the howls of outrage would be leading every news break and running 24/7.

There was a time in the not so distant past when a Senate Leader would have been run out of town for something like this, democrat or republican. It is a sad day. The vast majority of America will never know that it ever happened; just watch ABC, NBC, CBS, and probably little mention from Fox tomorrow either. Maybe because it is just so bad that if they did cover it…

JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Off topic: your coverage of the shut down has been detailed and outstanding.
I am doing my small part to spread details to other blog comment sections to pass the info along to those with ears to hear….

    Radegunda in reply to JimMtnViewCaUSA. | October 4, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I slipped a bit of civic education into a trip to Whole Foods (yeah, I know, but it’s convenient and they have a couple of things I like).

    Clerk asked if I wanted “credit or donate” for the 5 cents I saved them by carrying my own bag. Don’t you feel like a heel of you won’t donate five lousy cents? I do, but I said I’ll keep it because I’ll need it to pay soaring insurance costs.

Obama drew a line….

I mean- how do you NOT fall on the floor laughing?

I suppose its lost on them at this point.

WHen they get angry, you’re winning.

The House needs to KEEP PASSING BILLS, and the everyone needs to keep pushing the correct civics lesson in the public discourse.

The House is doing what it was created to do!

legacyrepublican | October 4, 2013 at 12:19 am

At this point, the House wins by having balls, not passing bills.

The Speaker of the House needs to say boldly, “The buck starts here!”

NC Mountain Girl | October 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

If ever there was something that truly needed to stay in Vegas it is Harry Reid.

Professr Jacobson: Please start an on-line petition, asking the Senate Democrats to unseat Harry Reid from his leadership position. He’s a malicious, small-minded hack and a disgrace to his fellow Democrats.

Baby killer.

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