May
06
2013

Harry Reid has nobody to cry to about that big meanie Ted Cruz…

…so he’ll just cry about it:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called freshman GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “schoolyard bully” during a contentious exchange Monday on the Senate floor.

The two senators bickered as Cruz rose to object to Reid’s motion to appoint conferees to a House-Senate budget committee.

Cruz’s great sin? “He asked that Reid amend his motion to go to conference to make out of order any provisions raising taxes or raising the debt ceiling.” …No, I’m not exactly sure where the term ‘bully’ would apply, there.  I could conceivably see ‘pain in Harry Reid’s ass’ – which is indeed Ted Cruz’s intent, and possibly chief amusement while on the Senate floor – but ‘bully’ implies that a man who has spent a quarter-century in the Senate is somehow innately intimidated by a first-term junior Senator from Texas.

What a… fascinating revelation.  And potentially one that’s useful, as well.

Moe Lane

10 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    Politics: Ted Cruz, u r doing it right….

  • Spegen says:

    Despite 2010 otherwise being a good year, Reid getting reelected did put a damper on it

    • acat says:

      I’m thinking long-term benefits, Spegen .. Angle proved to the Tea Partiers it isn’t as easy as “Mr. Smith goes to Washington”.
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      The Tea Partiers needed that lesson .. the ones who remain have, for the most part, learned it and are not making the mistake of trusting their State GOP apparatchiks nearly as much.
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      Mew

  • Catseyes says:

    Next to Reid everybody looks big.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Rubio/Cruz* ’16
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    I want to see liberal’s heads explode.
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    *Or Cruz/Rubio. Either works for me.

    • acat says:

      Walker/Cruz
      Halley/Cruz
      Jindal/Cruz
      Perry/Cruz
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      I’d like an executive with some proven stones not a pair of senators who’ve not run an agency or a State please.
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      Mew
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      Christie/Cruz… maybe

      • Moe_Lane says:

        I look forward to seeing who makes it past the ’14 gubernatorial scrum.

      • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

        I am all in on Bobby Jindal. I believe he is the best guy at governance and we need his competence in the White House. Wouldn’t mind Walker. Fear that Iowa and New Hampshire will eliminate both and leave us with Rubio/Santorum. Those two states having that much influence is screwed.

      • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

        And I wouldn’t underestimate Jeb’s access to cash. Romney proved how important that is in the primaries (Rubio & Christie are excellent fund raisers as well but neither has the access like Jeb, IMO)

        • acat says:

          I suspect you’ve hit something important here, tnfriend. Not sure, but .. it feels like it might be an opportunity.
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          I direct you to early days of the 2012 campaign .. Romney sewed up much of the money available off his 2nd place finish in 2008. An establishment “next in line guy” has no trouble with the establishment money men, eh?
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          I’m not sure, though, if Santorum can make a convincing case that he’s the “next in line guy”.. he’s way more polarizing and religio-conservative than the establishment money men usually back, and .. he smells like a loser nationally.
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          As you say, Jeb Bush sees this as an opportunity, but he’s nearly as polarizing as Santorum in his own way – not because of himself, but because both “dynasty” and because the left would *love* to dust off and re-run their anti-Bush rhetoric.
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          I see their coming conflict as opening the door to a competent, documented conservative executive like Jindal or Walker or even Perry .. if they start playing Jeb against Santorum early and keep the establishment money in limbo.
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          Mew

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