Harry Reid Reaches Out to Republicans: “You Can’t Push Us Around!” (Video)

Harry Reid today moved to limit GOP filibusters.
“I want to work together. But I want everyone to understand, you can’t push us around!”
Via Your World:

The Washington Times reported:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

Republicans, who have 47 of the chamber’s 100 seats in this current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obama’s agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks.

A filibuster takes 60 senators to overcome it.

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  • Granny
  • gastorgrab

    The American people could have easily replaced Republican house members with Democrats during this election. Just as Obama’s winning is an endorsement of his policies, the GOP’s winning is an endorsement of what they represent.

    The voters obviously want a deadlock!

  • donh

    Boehner making first move at a ” revenue ” compromise, but it will be treated as a sign of weakness and Ds will push for more. Meanwhile Reid moves in the direction of partisan tyranny.

    The horror freakshow of Obama’s second term begins….> http://youtu.be/qT7R3D-m0T4

  • Hank

    John Boehner caves within 24 hours. What a piece of work. Rot in hell, Boehner..

    Who needs Republicans that act like a Democrat with one less drink under their belt.

    I am seriously thinking of voting Democrat so the country falls apart faster; let’s get this collapse over with….

  • john b

    Harry must be off his medicine as it was the Republicans trying to push legislation and budget bills in the Senate, and he would not bring things to a vote or make a budget.

  • bg


    please, he’s so full of it, the cadre of Congressional crooks are happily
    slapping each other on the back as they crack jokes about how they
    managed to pull another one over on US all the to the bank.. :-(


    Americans Elect sets stage for next
    election, buys its first U.S. senator


  • owl

    To ratify treaty after treaty coming from UN.

    Stop this madness. I wondered what they would do. Makes sense. Obama issues EOs and ignores Congress and now the Senate will finish it off.

  • owl

    Someone tell me again why Repubs did not hit Obama everyday with ‘Where’s the budget”?

    Why did I not hear our ELECTED voices out there shouting the question?

    Why? If they had shouted it everyday on tv for 4 years, it could have made a difference.

    How many times did I hear that Republicans were not cooperating and it was their fault?

  • CV1

    Harry Reid thinks they can all get along but only if the dems get their way everytime.

  • DMG

    Illegitimate President

    Typical sore loser rant.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    So, Senator McCain, are you still willing to “reach across the aisle”, even though your hand has basically been whacked by a metal ruler?

  • P. Aaron

    F–k you! Harry Reid. Screw off!

  • kato

    Clueless Party dope John Boehner has already offered a fig leaf to Subprime.

  • Patty

    There’s a place for Old Harry, I won’t say it here. But I will say he has been one of the worse manipulators of hate.

    Where to the hateful go……You can figure it out for yourself.

  • http://GatewayPundit Cutlers Bad Thumb

    The GOP needs to get the hell as far away from Harry Reid as possible, Hey the Demorats got their way in this election let The One and all the moron Demorats drive the fiscal Cliff Bus over the cliff all by themselves. And hopefully some of them will be driving the bus , and hopefully some will be under the bus as it disappears over the cliff.
    Please GOP stay away, we all know that when this thing fails, and with Dems and Obama in charge it will fail, who the hell do you think will get all the blame for the comedic fiasco, Yes that’s right the GOP….STAY AWAY…….

  • bg


    clarification re: #6 November 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm bg

    cadre of Congressional crooks = both Dems & Reps


  • kato

    Watch the A-hole who heads the Clueless Party say “We need to do more to appeal to African-American voters.”

    They still can’t figure out that parasites don’t care about jobs, only that gravy train of handouts. For every Thomas Sowell, you’ve got 10,000 subeducated, subprime freeloaders.

    And in today’s rotted culture, you’ve got millions of whites who want to live the same way.

  • Lily

    I think Harry Reid is one of the most odious politicians working today (and that’s saying a lot).

  • Joseph

    Stick it stright up your old ass tuff guy harry.

  • donh

    “You Can’t Push Us Around!” THIS is progressive fascist double speak that telegraphs a message… ” WE ARE GOING TO PUSH YOU AROUND. “