Senator Harry Reid: House of Representatives Is “Being Operated by a Dictatorship of the Speaker” (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed Speaker John Boehner today. Reid said,

“The American people I don’t think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives. It is being operated with a dictatorship of the Speaker not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.”


For the record… Harry Reid is the same guy who proposed changes in filibuster rules so that Democrats could ram their radical agenda through the Senate unimpeded.

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  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    “The republicans, being aware how important it is to not let the democratic party control a false narrative, immediately sent several senators to the floor to publicly demand Reid identify the spending cuts he and the president are proposing and also demand Reid produce a budget.”

    Oh, sorry. I forgot. Republicans don’t engage in politics.

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  • Stella Baskomb

    “Senator Harry Reid: House of Representatives Is “Being Operated by a Dictatorship of the Speaker”

    Can’t say that about the Senate – – – because the Senate doesn’t have a Speaker.

    To make up for that, Harry’s Senate actually has TWO dictators – the VP and Majority Leader Reid himself.

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  • HeavyDee

    How is the Senate operated any differently?? This wimpering pissant won’t let anything get to a vote in the Senate, if it’s not exactly what he wants.

  • jorgen

    I have forgotten where I got this, but it should be advertised on all TV stations and papers so all the Libs read it:

    Lesson # 1:

    * U.S.Tax revenue: $ 2,170,000,000,000
    * Fed budget: $ 3,820,000,000,000
    * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $ 21,700
    * Money the family spent: $ 38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $ 16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts so far: $ 38.50

    Got It ?????

    OK, now Lesson # 2: Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
    backup in your neighborhood….and your home has sewage all
    the way up to your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do ……

    Raise the ceilings, or pump out the CRAP?

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Democrats are masters of projection. Frankly, I think its part of a much larger illness.

  • Granny

    That’s really hysterically ludicrous coming from Harry Reid, the man who has refused to bring up a single budget bill before the Senate for the entire time Obama has been in office.

  • Sam Stone

    There are many links but here is one. google 2011 do nothing senate

    Sen. Paul rails against ‘do-nothing’ Senate

    Senate do-nothing Democrats get nervous
    A growing number of Senate Democrats are anxious about the lack of a Democratic budget and the unusually slow legislative agenda, creating another headache for Majority Leader Harry Reid as he tries to protect his majority ahead of a daunting election year.

  • Sam Stone

    Reid is projecting, a textbook case.

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  • Insufficiently Sensitive

    REID’s complaining of a House dictatorship? Why doesn’t that Nevada mogul exert some of his own authority, and produce the first Senate budget since 2009? The current financial constipation of the US is a wholly-owned Reid phenomenon.

  • Sam Stone

    Is congress passing and the president signing a BUDGET still part of the law of the US?
    When was the last operating budget signed by a president?

  • Sam Stone

    From the White House website

    “The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
    We must transform our economy from one focused on speculating, spending, and borrowing to one constructed on the solid foundation of educating, innovating, and building. That begins with putting the Nation on a path to living within our means – by cutting wasteful spending”

  • Joe Blow

    Coming from a guy that holds his power so closely he won’t even bring the House’s bills up for the Senate vote. Now, Harry, just exactly who is the dictator?

  • Sam Stone

    This has been going on for years even when the Dems held the House!

    Senate sitting on 290 bills already passed by House; tension mounts
    By J. Taylor Rushing – 02/23/10

    Exasperated House Democratic leaders have compiled a list showing that they have passed 290 bills that have stalled in the Senate.

    The list is the latest sign that Democrats in the lower chamber are frustrated with their Senate counterparts.

  • Dirty Harry calling someone else a dictator laughable,a least Boner did allow bills to voted on by the House ,unlike dirty Harry sacking bills to keep from being voted on…

  • Sam Stone

    Here is a breakdown of all 12,261 bills and resolutions currently before Congress:
    Enacted Laws

    There are 218 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.
    Passed Resolutions

    There are 713 passed resolutions so far in this session of Congress (for joint and concurrent resolutions, passed both chambers).
    At the President

    There are 29 bills that are awaiting the president’s signature.
    Active Legislation

    There are 409 bills and joint/concurrent resolutions that had a significant vote in one chamber and are likely to get a vote in the other chamber.
    Inactive Legislation

    There are 10,861 bills and resolutions that have been introduced, referred to committee, or reported by committee and await further action.
    Failed Legislation

    There are 31 bills and resolutions that failed a vote on passage and are now dead or failed a significant vote such as cloture, passage under suspension, or resolving differences.

  • Sam Stone

    And from their own.

    Bills Passed By The Senate Hit Fifty-Year Low | A report from the Brennan Center for Justice last month on the pressing need for filibuster reform found the number of bills passed by the Senate has hit a half-century low: 2.8 percent of all bills introduced were actually passed in the current session. The report also found that floor activity devoted to cloture votes has been 50 percent greater than at any time since World War II, illuminating how the filibuster chews up time that could be devoted to substantive policymaking. As of October 2012, Congress as a whole had enacted 196 laws, which is its lowest output since, again, World War II. Nor can the drop in output be attributed purely to a divided legislature, as party control of the House and Senate was also split from 1981 to 1987, and from 2001 to 2003.

  • srdem65

    I’m thinking they hold the election for US Senate in Nevada from 2am to 7am when the soused gamblers are leaving the casinos. Or, the voting electorate in Nevada is brain-dead to keep re-electing this doddering old fool.

  • cavt

    #6 Jorgen–excellant post. Agreed–this should be shown on a chart anytime any politician talks about the budget.

    Speaking about a budget–where is your budget Reid? (Who, of course, isn’t the Senate dictator.) The gall of these leftists is beyond belief.

  • L.E. Liesner

    A couple of punches to many to the head during his amateur boxing days. Now you know why these guys will not pass any comprehensive mental health bills.

  • owl

    I think Reid was having a happy moment by using something I heard Rep Trey Gordy? say about Boehner. Think that is his name but I KNOW I love the guy after watching him at a couple of hearings.

    If we Republicans could have the above mentioned fellow as Speaker, we would WIPE the floor with Democrats. He will not last. He is that good.

    Think I will do a Laura Ingraham. She is McCain. For each thing I hear her do good, she is a Repub enemy #1. She still says that Bush lost 2006. Idiot. She and others like her that pounded everyday and let the Dems walk, lost 2006. I mention her because I watched her do it again last night. McCain. She stands on principle. Yep. Smarter than a Harriet Miers. Yep.

    I agree with Rep Gordy. I do not like one thing I have watched in the House since Boehner came into power. I was deadset against his cliff arrangement with Obama until Ryan came on board. It looked exactly like I would have thought Obama was working for from the beginning. I think Ryan was wrong.

    I consider Boehner to be the worst Speaker ever. I could not even dream him up.

    We do not need Cantor or Ryan as Speaker. We need someone like Gordy. I am so da** tired of dumb politicians. Gordy could even wipe the floor with Poop Scoopers. He would put Pelosi in the shade.

  • This total incompetent horse’s ass is now telling us how the House should operate when he hasn’t a clue how the Senate operates.

  • Libtards Lie

    Old dingy Harry has his magic mormon underwear in a bunch.

    I can just see him now dancing around in the temple in his magic underwear over this one.

    Oh wait, you are not supposed to point that out since he is a demorat, it’s only Mitt that you are suppose to know is mormon and wears the magic underwear.

  • how many bills does he have sitting in his desk? this is a classic example of newspeak by an american politican.

  • Gail


  • Oh zip it, you Stooge! Why anyone reelected this schmuck is beyond me!

  • retired militaryq

    REID’s complaining of a House dictatorship?

    Yet he wont bring bills up for a vote in the Senate.

  • Gee, sounds more like you, you Stooge!


  • BurmaShave

    This is part of the Democrats deliberate attempt to polarize our nation so that they can use the resultant civil unrest to justify the enactment of fascistic legislation ,such gun control.

  • Patty

    ya think?

  • Time

    And how many bills are sitting on your desk, or should I say under your desk, in your drawer of the desk, trash basket, Harry ? You know the ones that you refuse to bring to the floor ? Oh I see only the other side are obstructionist Kill the Bill Harry !!! You are again deflecting as your side always seems to do. Use the podium to point out the other sides wrongs when your side has done what it is you point out. Where are those balanced budgets Harry ? Oh that’s right your not responsible for them either, their above your pay grade, huh. Stop your finger pointing and get your job done and do what your hired to do, what your fat paycheck pays you to do. Stop playing your blame games. It’s unbecoming of a man in your position. You look like a whining child who just got his ice cream taken away. Put on your big boy pants and get the job done, what needs done, the hard choices.

  • lliberty

    The Left projects that wish it wishes to do…it’s their dog whistle

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    It is being operated with a dictatorship of the Speaker not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want.

    Ever notice when there’s a mass killing that inevitably, wannabe copycats pop up? With the advent of Obie’s persistent and largely-unchallenged lying and projecting, Reid has been following suit, and this is just his latest.

  • Sparky

    Harry Reid has dementia. Put him out to pasture already.

  • Look-Out

    Satan has taken up residence in this person…

    Harry, beg God to open your eyes to evil and begin to search your own heart.

  • Indiana

    You notice…there’s never any close-ups of Dear Old Harry anymore. I think the media is covering for the spittal running down his chin.

  • owl

    #36Blacque………..Yep. This is just his latest. Free as a bird.

    Now tell me exactly who is going to stop Obama and Reid from spouting this crap? Well, I say we desperately needed that person to have stepped forward in 2010 instead of ALLOWING OBAMA TO KICKSTART HIS CAMPAIGN IN A LIVE PRIMETIME ADDRESS IN THE HOUSE.

    How many times did you read me complaining about our ELECTED voices. The only power on earth that had a shot at helping any of us. It has been this way since around 2004.

    We need another street thug to come in and fight in the dirt instead of just lying there.

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  • JoyO

    Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in four years. During these four years, our country has increased its debt by $6 trillion. We are borrowing 46 cents of every dollar we are spending. The Democrats have been lying about Bush’s tax cuts being only for the rich for years. IMHO, going over the cliff will expose their lies to low-information voters who will have an opportunity to learn that Government gets all of its money from the people who pay taxes.

  • bg


    ht: Oliver

    The latest from “DHS Insider”

    [DH: Wait, you’re DHS—not some Wall Street insider.

    RB: So you think they are separate agendas? That’s funny. The coming collapse of the U.S. dollar is a done deal. It’s been in the works for years—decades, and this is one of the most important cataclysmic events that DHS is preparing for. I almost think that DHS was created for that purpose alone, to fight Americans, not protect them, right here in America. But that’s not the only reason. There’s the gun issue too.]


  • The Central Scrutinizer

    Cancer kills hundreds of thousands each year. Can’t we just get lucky once.