Harry Reid

GOP Retaliation Over Filibuster Change May Jam Senate in 2014

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate Repubs. still smarting from a Dem. rules change that diminished their power to block Obama's appointees are vowing retribution against the majority when lawmakers return to work in January.

Reid: Boehner Will Cave on Amnesty in '14

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Harry Reid predicted Speaker John Boehner will negotiate on comprehensive immigration reform next year, despite Boehner's declarations to the contrary. Reid argued that Boehner has a new willingness to confront Tea Party groups and this, in turn, gives Reid confidence he will not have to break up the Senate immigration bill.

After D's Go Nuclear, GOP Fights Back

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Dems may have changed the rules on filibusters, but far from ending the intense battle over Obama’s nominations, the move has pushed Repubs. to fight harder — and to pioneer other tactics.

Dem's War on Judicial Independence

Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy (D) may change how his committee handles nominations after R's created a procedural blockade in response to Reid's nuclear option move. Sen. Grassley noted, “Nominations are going to be given added scrutiny."

Obama DHS Nom Thumbs Nose at Senate

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Jeh Johnson, Obama's choice for Secretary of Homeland Security, was confirmed 78 to 16. Reid's nuclear option move allowed Johnson to sail through without a single Republican vote. 

Reid's New Scandal: Visas for Casino Investors

John Solomon and David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

The Obama administration overruled career Homeland Security officials and expedited visa applications for 12 foreign investors for a politically connected Las Vegas casino after heavy pressure from Reid and his staff.

Harry Reid’s Staff: America’s New ObamaCare Aristocracy

As ObamaCare destroys private health insurance and private health care it is inevitable that, just like in the Old Soviet Union’s single payer system, the ruling class will legislate its own special doctors, hospitals and health care plan while we plebeians in the workers’ paradise endure a health care system reminiscent of that enjoyed by the medieval peasantry.

Reid: Obamacare Exemption Hypocrite

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges. How does Reid explain his earlier pledge to put his staffers in the OCare exchanges?

OCare Backlash Coming for Dems

John Nolte, Breitbart

Recent polling shows that an election wave of anti-ObamaCare sentiment is growing, and it's not only likely to hand the GOP control of the Senate, but might wipe out as many as 12 Dem. seats--many of which looked safe 2 months ago.

Reid the Rat

Andrew Stiles, National Review Online

The hypocritical majority leader spreads rumors, sows discord, and moves ever farther left.

Viguerie: Thank God for Barack Obama

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has a Thanksgiving message for Tea Partiers everywhere: give thanks, for unto us, an extreme liberal was given. 

Mitch McConnell Is Imploding

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell is effectively out of touch with the GOP base and now routinely being owned by Harry Reid and the Democrats. Worse, all he seems capable of now is lashing out at his own side.

Why Harry Reid Abolished the Filibuster

Harry Reid wants to complete Obama’s leftist coup d’état by quickly packing the courts with radicals before Reid and Obama lose power in the 2014 elections.

1 Step Closer to 1-Party Tyranny

Richard Winchester, American Thinker

Too many Americans blithely assume that something favored by a majority must ipso facto be good. But what if the majority is wrong?

Sen. Conservatives Fund: Nuclear Op McC's Fault

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

Mitch McConnell pointed to the next Congress as a time when he hoped that he, as the new Senate majority leader, could make a Dem. minority shoulder the consequences of the nuclear option vote. But Senate Conservatives Fund blamed MM for his “weakness” as a minority leader that allowed Reid to go nuclear.

Rush: D's Now Have Authoritarian Control

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rush Limbaugh reacted to the Dem.-led Senate passing the “nuclear option” that essentially stops the GOP from filibustering presidential nominees. Limbaugh argued that by reducing the number of votes needed to end filibusters against Obama’s nominees from 60 to 51, Dems have basically altered the Senate’s balance of power.

Dems Not GOP, Facing Civil War

Charles Hurt, Breitbart

Sen. Dems realize the trouble they are in, which is why they blasted Obama over Obamacare that he has dumped on them in time for their '14 re-election campaigns. Even the Clintons realize this, too.

Can R's Trounce Reid?

Cliff Smith, Daily Caller

Repubs are favored in every race they need to take the Senate, save one. R's need to win Reid's seat to gain control. Between Obamacare and the second midterm curse, this is very possible.

In Defense of the TEA Party – Part 3

The establishment in the Democratic and Republican Parties wants to destroy the TEA Party movement because it is a threat to the drive for a state controlled society. They understand that the individuals of the TEA Party movement running amok in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness are an existential threat to big government and must be kept in their place.

No More 'Go Along to Get Along'

Matt Purple, American Spectator

After the ill-fated gov't shutdown, it’s tempting to think that the GOP should stay quiet. While R's need to be tactically smarter, they shouldn’t fool themselves into thinking they can get anything done through back slaps. You can’t compromise when the other party is intractable.