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Comity Of Errors

Posted on | October 11, 2011 | 30 Comments

by Smitty

Trying to restore Senate comity

Democrats have one overriding objective this Congress: to create jobs and get our economy back on track. But our Republican colleagues are so dead set on preventing Democrats from passing job-creating legislation that they have been willing to abuse the rules of the Senate to grind the chamber to a halt, making it virtually impossible to pass even bills that have broad, bipartisan support.

If that held true, Senator Reid, you’d just resign. You and your party are the choke point that precludes what the country really needs, an impeachment.

May God have mercy on your soul, Harry. As for your political career, no one can top Dennis Miller’s judgement pronounced 4+ years ago:
Senator Reid, there may be some finely-parsed way in which you are not a liar. But the truth is that no one believes you. You have no credibility. Let us try to find mercy in our hearts for the Nevada voters who afflicted you upon us for another 6 years of whiskey-tango-foxtrottery.

Update: Don Surber goes for green titles!


30 Responses to “Comity Of Errors”

  1. Mike
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    Wonder how Dingy Harry’s gonna like the flash mob planned by the OWS folks for the Senate today?

  2. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Screw comity.  I will donate against any GOP candidate who uses that word (or ‘collegiality’ or ‘bipartisan’)  The Democrats have been a criminal conspiracy to loot this country since Aaron Burr founded Tamany Hall, regardless of what ideology has hijacked their leadership from time to time.

    No truce with thieves and would-be kings!

  3. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    He thought he could smell the tourists in the visitors’ gallery, remember?  He ain’t smelled nothing yet.

  4. John Klepper
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I don’t blame the voters of Nevada.  George Bush and Sarah Palin have taught us that the greatest strength a RINO has is unhinged liberal vitriol.

    Sharon Angle had that in spades;  Why didn’t she win?

    I still don’t know.  Can’t think of a single reason.

  5. John Klepper
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:45 am


    I figured it out.  Sharon Angle lost because of that darn liberal media and their gotcha questions!

  6. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Hmm. Couldn’t have anything to do with the illegal union support….

  7. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    The only thing he is smelling is a Democrat job bill that smells as bad as Reid’s Depends. 

    Change him, he stinks. 

  8. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    …or the gosh-darned coincidental blackout in the middle of the balloting…

  9. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Reid’s already got a villa lined up the Venezuelan mountains, hiring of help about to commence

    He’s going to bail out with the loot like DB Cooper, just watch

    But Obama and his henchmen are going to be feeling considerably more heat… altho unfortunately the Mafiosi Republik of Chicago will probably never extradite Rahm lol

  10. Jim Treacher
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    What better way to restore the comity of the Senate than to accuse your opponents of acting in bad faith?

  11. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    I blame the voters of Nevada. 

  12. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    That too. 

  13. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Yeah, that helped. 

  14. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Well her support of Scientology drug rehab programs did not help. 

  15. Quartermaster
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    That has worked for the Demonrats in the past because the GOP leadership loves the invites to all the proper parties and such. perhaps spme of the leadership is getting a little spine, but will with hold judgment until I see a lot more data points.

  16. Quartermaster
    October 11th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    SDN pinpoints one problem below, but the rest was neither here nor there. The worst part of it was the lack of support from the GOP establishment.

    Say what you will about Christine O’Donnel as well, she had exactly the same problem. The establishment wanted Castle, and they would have gotten behind that RINO, but not CD because she wasn’t their type.

    Ronnie Raygun’s 11th commandment is routinely ignored by the Republican left.  Heaven help a conservative that ignores it.

  17. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    If it was the Republican left, I could deal with it.  But it’s the self-appointed Republican “leadership” and that is intolerable.

  18. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Distinction without a difference?

  19. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    Wouldn’t “Broad Bi-Partisan support” by definition be sixty or more votes is the Senate?

  20. Bob Belvedere
    October 11th, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Yeah!…like accusing people who didn’t like The Daily Caller’s Tyson article of acting in bad faith.

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    October 11th, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

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  22. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    IF they were a “Republican left” we could fight them on level ground.  If they’re the leadership they can move primaries around, impose candidates on states, bless or starve with funding… all we can do is cut off their money.  If we break enough of their eggs, eventually they’ll become extinct.

    I’ve said it before, there is NO reason the GOP as such has to survive.  There is NO reason it can’t go the way of the Whigs.  Unlike the Democratic Kleptocracy, the GOP was founded as a party of principles; if it drifts away from them it has no reason to exist.

  23. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    I guess in that case, I acted more in bad apostasy… wish I could have done more.

  24. Quartermaster
    October 11th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    The Republican left is in charge. They have hated conservatives since the time of TRoosevelt.

    Understand, the Republican Party began as a leftist party. The Progressive movement was in the GOP mainstream. Lincoln was their kind of statist, just as Wilson and FDR were. There is a reason the GOP has been known as dime store new dealers.

    Like it or not, the leadership hates conservatives. Reagan was not a conservative (he was right wing only in Dem party terms), but he was too conservative for the party leadership then, and they hated his guts.

    To think the GOP will ever be a conservative party is a delusion. They will stack the game against anyone they think will get in their way of holding power so they can dispense power and goodies.

  25. Bob Belvedere
    October 11th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    In my world, ‘Broad Bi-Partisan’ support means two gals mud wrestling in my lair.

  26. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    Quartermaster it’s been a long time since Teddy Roosevelt and Margaret Sanger were soulmates.  The radical left long ago abandoned the GOP; you could no more find a radical progressive Republican today than you could find a Scoop Jackson Democrat.  The Christies and Romnies are the product of a political environment shaped by the Democrats and the Left, not the withered ghost of Woodrow Wilson.

  27. ThePaganTemple
    October 11th, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    That was a strange little hit and run, wasn’t it? Wonder what brought that on?

  28. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Rosie O’Donnell and who?


  29. Edward
    October 11th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    In that case we’ve had Comity of the Country for the last 50 years.

  30. Bob Belvedere
    October 12th, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Obviously, jm, we differ on our definition of the word ‘broads’.  I grew up with parents who were of Sinatra and Dino’s Rat Pack generation, so, for me, ‘broad’ is a positive designation and does not refer to the width of the gal.  But, I must admit that the old saying is true: the bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin’.