Harry Reid to D.C. Mayor: ‘I’m on your side, don’t screw it up’

There was a tense exchange on the steps of the Capitol Building yesterday when Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the government shutdown following a press conference.

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“So we were just talking about an amazing story on Harry Reid. I don’t know how this guy lives with himself. I really don’t,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The mayor of D.C. says come to Harry Reid and said, ‘All right., you got to stop this nonsense because the Republicans have passed everything. The Republicans have passed the funding for everything.’”

The confrontation most likely arose from the fact that Democrats opposed a stand-alone District funding bill that would have allowed D.C. to stop operating off of its contingency reserve funds.

“So yesterday, the Mayor of D.C. is in this swarm of reporters. Harry Reid went to a couple of different events yesterday, and they were only like 50 yards from each other. And the Mayor of D.C. accosted him at both of them,” Pat explained. “Here’s one of the exchanges that was caught by reporters. All the Mayor of D.C. is saying is that we are not a department of the government. We have our own money.”

The Washington Post explains:

“Sir, we are not a department of the government,” Gray told Reid after concluding his news event and then crashing another about 50 yards away, where Reid and other Senate Democrats were talking to reporters. “We’re simply trying to be able to spend our own money.”

Reid (Nev.) responded defensively in front of a bank of cameras and reporters: “I’m on your side. Don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up.”

The tension came after the Republican-controlled House voted last week to pass a bill allowing the District to use its locally raised tax funds to maintain operations until Dec. 15. Democrats, including Reid and President Obama, have held fast in opposition to piecemeal funding bills, saying Republicans must come to a deal to fund the entire government, not just favored segments.

“This is amazing,” Glenn said. “And everybody knows this.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Anonymous

    “I’m on your side. Don’t screw it up, okay? Don’t screw it up.”…………lol

    The Democrats have already screwed “it” ( i.e. the plan to make the GOP look bad) up. This is not the same game with the same players as it was back in 95. This time around, Pat Buchanan masterminded the plan to kneecap Obama by passing seperate CR bills and then hammering the fuck out of the MSM and the collectivist democrats.

    Obama’s poll numbers are falling, because, unlike Bill Clinton, Obama is such a transparent fraud. 

    Like I said days ago after I read about Obama’s dropping poll numbers, Obama shall now come to the negotiating table.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The Democratic party is coming apart at the seams and it is becoming blatantly obvious to most of America on all sides. The pressure needs to be maintained, and let the left collapse under the uncompromising leadership of Reid and Obama.

    Its time for the ending of the left, the Rino’s and the Cino’s.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama may, repeat, may, come to the table to negotiate. If he does, I imagine it will be with empty promises designed to get the Boehner to pull defeat from the jaws of victory.

    On the other hand, Reid is anchoring himself in place all the harder and firmer, and is even threatening Obama if he compromises.

  • Anonymous

    “Victory”…….lol….what victory? There can be no real victory unless and until the national debt is repudiated.

    Default is victory!

    Botb Obama and Boehner hanged by the neck until dead is victory!

    End the Fed is victory!

    Death to collectivism is victory!

    There can be no real victory from the current budget battle because it’s just a show.

    I will re-post the truth about the U.S. budget yet again: “You Can’t Just Eat The Rich”. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=osB88PInVMs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DosB88PInVMs

    I repeat, there is no hope of repayment. The U.S. debt will be defaulted on. The only question is what and who will be left standing in the aftermath.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Harry Reid is not on anyone sides but Obama his god. He don’t care about the working class. He don’t care about the poor. All he cares about is kissing Obama feet and worshiping him. You think this shut down is going to be over? Think again and the people are taking notice don’t believe the polls for they are lying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDVy4Pk61o 

  • Draxx

    We need to Reset/Reboot all three branches of government…
    The Progressive Virus Has Tainted All Of Them And They Are Full Of Decay and Rotten Flesh (starting with Reid, Pelosi, and Obummer).

  • Anonymous

    It is so obvious you’d have to be blind not to see through obama and most of the democrat’s priorities.  Obamascam trumps everything – the will of the people, the good of the country and common sense.  They are laser focused on this behemoth healthcare bill for one reason and one reason only – it’s something the left and those that envision our country as a communist utopia have been salivating over for years.  They care zero about you or your health care or your family’s health care.  It is all about control of the people.  If it’s so great why have they exempted their elite selves from it’s tentacles?  Time for revolution people – kick these anti-American nut jobs to the curb and start over.  

  • Anonymous

    I contend that it runs far deeper than you say.  The Constitution, if it is truly set in stone, is a good thing.  But there is only one reason why.  The fact that the Constitution acknowledges that rights come from God and rights DON’T come from government.  GOD alone has the answer to the shutdown.  Treat your neighbor as yourself.  It’s that simple.  If everyone in Congress, ESPECIALLY Mr. Harry Reid, decided to love their neighbor as theirselves, people would pay attention to ideas instead of who’s mouths are spewing these ideas out.  Obamacare is an economically incoherent and completely insidiously evil policy.  I don’t care who says that, it’s just true!  Do you know what I’d like to see??  The House just refuse to work, period.  The President will be forced to show how much of a dictator he really is at that point.  

  • Anonymous

    and holder

  • Anonymous

    Harry…. what a piece of work he is…. and how is he to be worked on?

    Its all coming undone if the REP’s can just hold their “own” for a few more days…. and give them nothing….. because the HOR have provided the government and essential programs/services their funding…. and they just keep slapping the hand away.

    Its all on the DEM’s now…. harry”don’t screw it up.” I think its code for, “don’t ruin the game we’re playing – be strong.”

  • Anonymous

    “I contend that it runs far deeper than you say.”

    True that!

    It goes deeper, but, more importantly, it goes farther upstream; however, the abjectly ignorant masses are neither ready to go deeper nor farther. 

    The Constitution is that water which is found downstream in the lower portion of the stream of truth. The Constitution is muddy water, which has been muddied by the perceptions of imperfect men. To find the purest waters of truth, one must climb up to the source, the fountainhead. 

    The Mushroom People, however, are not yet ready for the arduous climb; they aren’t even ready to wash themselves in the Constitution. The Mushroom People like to be kept in the dark by collectivists and watered with a dung slurry which is excreted from the pols’ mouths.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Reid is such a coward, he never walks around without a swarm of security and would never dare walk anywhere by himself in this country he has screwed up. What a loser!!!!!!! The mayor wanted to kick his wrinkled behind

  • Anonymous

    You have a very Dantean outlook. I say that because you look at the search for truth as both a journey and also a goal to be truly desired. You speak of the Constitution as though it were “holy water” and the low information voter as a pagan in need of a baptism. It’s a nice analogy.
    What bothers me is the denial. I know truth from bullshit and I know right from wrong. I argue with Leftist types at work, at bonfires, at family reunions. There are some very good people who have Leftist tendencies. Their opinions don’t bother me. What bothers me is if they don’t show my opinion the proper respect.

  • Anonymous

    Huh?  What does Seedy Reid(y) mean by that remark?  Is he going to ask Fisher House to

    kick in some money to fund the city of D.C.?   Well, it worked once for the military.  Sure, he can

    always give it a go.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to Bert:

    “It’s a nice analogy.”

    Thanks, but as Ludwig von Mises so presciently stated, ” analogy cannot be perfect because it cannot replace reality”. Analogy is an imperfect tool used by imperfect men, so I’m not surprised that you missed my point. 

    “low-information voter”  Yes, they are the ubiquitous scourge that has sickened crippled themselves to the point of almost total government dependency (think SSI). They are in desperate need of a “baptism” into knowledge before SSI along with America goes totally defunct.

     ”I know truth from bullshit and I know right from wrong. I argue with Leftist types at work, at bonfires, at family reunions.”

    lol……..Are you sure?  I bet if George Washington, himself. showed up at one of the bonfires, you’d  tell him a thing or two about how bad Obamacare is but how America should keep SSI………lol

    What do you discuss at the bonfires? Could we talk about the genius of Lysander Spooner? Forget about Dante, he made some good points—like being a party of one— but ol’ Spooner climbed right on past even the Constitution up next to the fountainhead. 

    Spooner left men like Dante far behind in the dust…….

  • John Rivas

    Citizens: Reject the illusions, delusions, and primitive superstitions of today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    He already did, and I for one will vote for theimpeachment of Reid, Bohner, Pelousi, Boxer, Graham and Obama/Biden/Clinton
     

  • Anonymous

     snow .. I couldn’t agree with you more … tks