Some say bitter rift between McConnel...

Some say bitter rift between McConnell and Reid could endanger a deal

There are 46 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 14, 2013, titled Some say bitter rift between McConnell and Reid could endanger a deal. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

When Washington is in crisis and every other option has fallen to pieces - whether on rescuing Wall Street, rewriting national security rules or agreeing on a budget - Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are usually the ones who put it all back together.

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“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#1 Oct 14, 2013
“But Obama and fellow Democrats, particularly Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who urged him over the summer to adopt a hard line and keep deal-making Vice President Joe Biden out of the mix, know that their unwillingness to give an inch dragged some of their most ardent Republican adversaries to the position of just wanting to end the pain. They also know that the GOP suffered even greater self-inflicted damage by letting the government shut down before coming to the conclusion that the public agreed with the president’s position.”

But Obama’s not all that popular either. And progress seems to have stalled since that piece was posted.

The big question is whether the shutdown will still resonate by the time the 2014 midterms roll around, not to mention when the GOP unites behind a 2016 presidential nominee.
The media love to reach grand conclusions and to pronounce last rites. But they also love comeback stories.
fox-KKK-news

Cleveland, OH

#2 Oct 14, 2013
Only Right-wing talk-radio hosts like Limbaugh, Hannity and Ted Cruz can help avert the upcoming financial crisis. Obama, Reid, Boehner, McConnell have no control over them supremacist T-Party terrorists. Those relying on the Stock Market and Aid from the Federal Government will join forces (sponsors/activists) in the upcoming riot targeting the Fox News/T-Party crowd.....

. Americans are getting angry; soon or later, Americans will put a foot in them T-party terrorists' ass... I predict this T-party standoff will end with another bloody Ruby Ridge...
rollover

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Oct 14, 2013
If the house falls for this senate trick by reid then they're fools.

obama/reid demand
clean open ended budget
debt limit increase till after 2014 election
and now
roll back of the sequester budget cuts obama
signed into law in the last budget broughhaha
the last budget deal was
obama got his tax increases he wanted
in exchange for the budget cuts (sequester)

If the senate reps and the house falls for it obama gets
open budget for a year
1 year extension to rack up 2 trillion more debt
keeps the 800 billion tax increases from last budget battle
gets increased spending by rolling back the spending cuts from the last budget battle

so, essentially obama wins this years budget fight and retroactively wins back his losses from the last budget fight. the taxpayer loses as usual, future generations lose big with another skyrocket increase to defecit and debt. would be a bigggg win-win for the tax and spend dems and set the tone for obamas remaining 3 years.
fox-KKK-news

Cleveland, OH

#4 Oct 14, 2013
rollover wrote:
If the house falls for this senate trick by reid then they're fools.
obama/reid demand
clean open ended budget
debt limit increase till after 2014 election
and now
roll back of the sequester budget cuts obama
signed into law in the last budget broughhaha
the last budget deal was
obama got his tax increases he wanted
in exchange for the budget cuts (sequester)
If the senate reps and the house falls for it obama gets
open budget for a year
1 year extension to rack up 2 trillion more debt
keeps the 800 billion tax increases from last budget battle
gets increased spending by rolling back the spending cuts from the last budget battle
so, essentially obama wins this years budget fight and retroactively wins back his losses from the last budget fight. the taxpayer loses as usual, future generations lose big with another skyrocket increase to defecit and debt. would be a bigggg win-win for the tax and spend dems and set the tone for obamas remaining 3 years.
It's best for Obama to take the T-party default now than having to go trough the same type of blackmail every few months....

. Obama can't save the GOP from the eventual backlash the default will cause... Democrats will wait them GOP crazies out...

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#5 Oct 14, 2013
fox-KKK-news wrote:
Only Right-wing talk-radio hosts like Limbaugh, Hannity and Ted Cruz can help avert the upcoming financial crisis. Obama, Reid, Boehner, McConnell have no control over them supremacist T-Party terrorists. Those relying on the Stock Market and Aid from the Federal Government will join forces (sponsors/activists) in the upcoming riot targeting the Fox News/T-Party crowd.....
. Americans are getting angry; soon or later, Americans will put a foot in them T-party terrorists' ass... I predict this T-party standoff will end with another bloody Ruby Ridge...
The Department of the Interior late last week agreed to let states use their own money to reopen some national parks. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also determined football and other sports could continue at service academies through October.

Following outrage from military groups, the Pentagon contracted with a charity to provide death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, before President Obama abruptly signed legislation to do just that.

Earlier, the Pentagon also announced most of its 350,000 furloughed civilian military personnel would return to their jobs. And CIA Director John Brennan said he would begin bringing back employees deemed necessary to the agency's core missions.

"It appears they are truly just making this up as they go along, as they have put out one inconsistent policy after another," House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said in a statement, accusing the administration of playing "political games."

Charges that the Obama administration exaggerated the cutbacks from the outset were amplified Sunday when hundreds of vets marched in Washington to protest the closure of popular war memorials, including open-air sites.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#6 Oct 14, 2013
fox-KKK-news wrote:
<quoted text>
It's best for Obama to take the T-party default now than having to go trough the same type of blackmail every few months....
. Obama can't save the GOP from the eventual backlash the default will cause... Democrats will wait them GOP crazies out...
all odoodle wants is to get past the 2014 election by hiding parts of the ACA and the Debt his has doubled in 4.5 short years. Double what it was since 1789 to 2009.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#7 Oct 14, 2013
I HEART SUCKS!

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#8 Oct 14, 2013
fatbacks x wrote:
I HEART SUCKS!
Are you really Reggie Love?
Fire the GOP

United States

#9 Oct 14, 2013
At the eleventh hour, Congress wil vote to raise the debt ceiling like they have always done many times before. The GOP War Debt is due. The money has already been spent. Raising the debt only ensures that we pay the debt that the GOP already incurred.

The devastating outcome of all this is the risk of another credit downgrade because of the GOPs debacle. An unnecessary one that could have been avoided if not for their belligerence and catering to the extremists of their group.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#10 Oct 14, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
At the eleventh hour, Congress wil vote to raise the debt ceiling like they have always done many times before. The GOP War Debt is due. The money has already been spent. Raising the debt only ensures that we pay the debt that the GOP already incurred.
The devastating outcome of all this is the risk of another credit downgrade because of the GOPs debacle. An unnecessary one that could have been avoided if not for their belligerence and catering to the extremists of their group.
Obamacare ‘navigator’ in Kansas has outstanding arrest warrant

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/obamacare-n...
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#11 Oct 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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triple posted copy and paste spam. flagged.
Fire the GOP

United States

#12 Oct 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare ‘navigator’ in Kansas has outstanding arrest warrant
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/obamacare-n...
Cruz is a Canadian.

Palin can see Russia from her house.

The cow goes moo.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#13 Oct 14, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Cruz is a Canadian.
Palin can see Russia from her house.
The cow goes moo.
ARREST WARRANT FOR O'CARE NAVIGATOR

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YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE THE LIBERAL CULTURE OF LIES AND CRIME.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#14 Oct 14, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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Cruz is a Canadian.
Palin can see Russia from her house.
The cow goes moo.
Barry Sotoero is kenyan.
Jackson Jr. is in prison, so is ray nagin. LMAO

When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed...Joe Biden (FDR wasn't President in 29 and TV was only in experimental stage!)

The dem sheep go baaa
Tickle me Elmo

Switzerland

#15 Oct 14, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Cruz is a Canadian.
Palin can see Russia from her house.
The cow goes moo.
dumdass hello, Cruz is Canadian and American duel citizenship. He acts more like an American than you.

Dumbass, you can see Russia from some parts in Alaska

Dumbass the cow goes moo and you act like you, a dumbass.
fox-KKK-news

Cleveland, OH

#16 Oct 14, 2013
Tickle me Elmo wrote:
<quoted text>dumdass hello, Cruz is Canadian and American duel citizenship. He acts more like an American than you.
Dumbass, you can see Russia from some parts in Alaska
Dumbass the cow goes moo and you act like you, a dumbass.
Cruz is a commie from Cuba via Canada.

. Commie is riding on racist Republicans' hate for the Negro president to trash the American economy... I bet Cruz has Russia's Putin phone number on redial....

. GOP Racism will blow-up America...
Fire the GOP

United States

#17 Oct 14, 2013
Tickle me Elmo wrote:
<quoted text>dumdass hello, Cruz is Canadian and American duel citizenship. He acts more like an American than you.
Dumbass, you can see Russia from some parts in Alaska
Dumbass the cow goes moo and you act like you, a dumbass.
Lol...obviously the off topic post in response to Le Off Topic Spamming Frenchman went waaaaaay over your idiot head.

Cow goes moo.

'Tickle me Elmo' goes fart.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Oct 14, 2013
Tickle me Elmo wrote:
<quoted text>dumdass hello, Cruz is Canadian and American duel citizenship. He acts more like an American than you.
Dumbass, you can see Russia from some parts in Alaska
Dumbass the cow goes moo and you act like you, a dumbass.
Cruz, the Canadian-born Mexican.

Where's his birth certificate?
keep America closed

Abbeville, LA

#19 Oct 14, 2013
at lease food stamp program 'snap' was at grocery today stood there waiting as I counted 4 with food stamp card checking out to 1 with AMERICAN dollars yet the one with dollars paying extra tax as ones with card none WASHINGTON YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THIS PROGRAM THE WASTE YOU APPROVE OF!!! LOOK AT COST OF FOOD COMMODITIES FOR THOSE ON THE SYSTEM WHILE THE ELDERS OF THIS COUNTRY EAT CHEESE AND DRI BEANS AND RICE, CAN MEATS PEANUT BUTTER WTH IS WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE AND THOSE OF YOU IN WASHINGTON THAT CAN CHANGE THIS!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#20 Oct 14, 2013
fox-KKK-news wrote:
<quoted text>
Cruz is a commie from Cuba via Canada.
. Commie is riding on racist Republicans' hate for the Negro president to trash the American economy... I bet Cruz has Russia's Putin phone number on redial....
. GOP Racism will blow-up America...
the democrats since JFK was killed are more commie the Fidel!!

Cruz really did graduate Magna Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor. While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review (and acutally wrote articles, oblumber just sat in the chair and did nothing, kinda like in the WH), and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. And on top of that...we've seen the proof as opposed to barry sotoero. LMAO

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