Majority leader is ‘bullied’ by freshman senator, turns to public for help

You don’t have to look far to find video of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling his colleague Ted Cruz a “schoolyard bully” — Reid thought the sound bite was such a public relations winner his office tweeted a link to the clip, posted by the Senate Democrats.

OK, let’s check in with the administration’s expert on bullying, Dan Savage, to see if Reid’s charge holds water.

Hmm, there is a power differential at work here, but we’re pretty sure that Reid, as Majority Leader, holds the cards. What do you think, Twitter?

  • Mary Jo

    Go TED!

  • Miss Smarty

    There is no bigger bully than Harry Reid. One look at that man and you know he is absolutely soulless.

    • trixiewoobeans

      He hates being beat at his own game!

  • keyboard jockey

    The democrats are the majority in the Senate how is the minority bullying the Senate leader and the majority? Harry Reid never has cared if he makes a fool out of himself.

    • Ben Bollman

      Who is going to call him out on it? Same with Biden. Nobody except us and nobody in the media pays attention to us.

    • squire77

      The commuist-wannabe-LIB majority is counting on LOW-INFOMATION people to contiue to feel sorry for these lost-LIB-souls.

    • $22639970

      Harry Reid never has known that he’s a fool.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    I wonder if next to the definition of bully is a picture of Dan Savage.

    • Ben Bollman

      Considering he gets his definition of bullying from a book written by the Senior Editor of Slate who is one of his buddies then there is a pretty good chance his picture is in there somewhere.

  • Gary Freeman

    Seeing as how the Dems have been bullying everyone to get their way, they don’t have right to complain about someone actually standing up to them. Reid has helped push the Obama agenda and it’s been nothing but bad for us. Reid is a senile old fool who needs to be removed from office and put in a nursing home

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Hopefully, that Nursing Home Harry is placed into is called something like ALCATRAZ! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • trixiewoobeans

        I don’t know if you meant it, but I think “Nursing Home Harry” is a wonderful name for him!

  • BlahBlah

    He is at that age when Alzheimer’s and all that…

    • squire77

      Yes dear. Senator Reid is at that age when Alzeimers KICKS IN :-O But wait, he’s had it since he inflated his head.

  • TomTwiljr

    Sen. Reid how does an Obama puppet find the nerve to call Sen. Cruz a bully when he is doing wha the people of Texas sent him there to do?
    Ppl of Nevada shoild aend u packing since u don’t represen them.

    • squire77

      But but wait. We keep re-electing these LIB people every 4yrs. SOMETHING IS TERROR-ABLY WRONG HERE!!! LBJ was caught doing voter-fraud but never convicted. SAME HERE FOR HARRY & the Union thugs. WE NEED TO DEMAND A TRUE WITCH-HUNT FOR EVIL LIBERALS. Witch hunts are investigations LIB-tyrants HATE.

  • Greg Meyer

    Reid has not put together a budget in 4 years? He should be removed from office for failing to perform his job, and arrested for obstruction along with the rest of the Obama administration.

  • Usually Politics

    They want $975 billion in new tax revenue … unbelievable.

  • Jake Beckham

    We LOVE Ted for consistently standing for Conservative principals. Proud to call him a fellow Texan!

    • StandProudNow

      I’m an immigrant,(Scandinavia) not from Texas, and I just sorta feel proud all over!
      I LOVE his fearlessness in standing up for conservative principles.

      • jeanbean14

        I’m surprised that you come from Scandinavia and hold conservative American principles. My ancestry is half Swedish, and my relatives there are far to the left of what I consider freedom-loving. They love their security more than freedom, and don’t question the abortion industry, government control of churches, the “wonderful medical system,” state-owned industries, or cradle-to-grave welfare. I also have a sibling who moved to England and after 15 years is now a complete European socialist, much to my dismay, and an absentee liberal voter. I have to hear a barrage of liberalism whenever the subject of guns or medicine comes up. Same sibling thinks I’m a right-wing nut. I’m tickled to see a post from a Scandinavian who isn’t ultra-liberal.

        • trixiewoobeans

          My ancestry is Swedish too, and my relatives there are VERY SORRY they allowed Sweden’s Progressive government to strip away their liberties. They didn’t listen to the “old ones” warning them, and wish they had, now. They (very secretly) admire American Conservatives who are standing up to Liberal tyranny. They wish they had. Now they have socialized medicine, and the saying is, “they don’t want to treat you, they want you to die”. Churches are empty, just tourist destinations. HIGH suicide rate, and Middle Easterners flooding in to take advantage of said “cradle-to-grave” welfare, infuriating the Swedes. I found that once they get to know you, and consider you “safe” to talk to, their REAL feelings come out!

          • Paul

            not to mention making w hores of their duaghters

  • Bemani Dog

    Textbook projection. Reid is the bully here, and Cruz isn’t taking it anymore.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Harry Reid reminds me of the sick, twisted old banker, “Mr. Potter”, in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, who lied, cheated and attempted to destroy George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), who called him out on his deceit and rotten character. Go Ted! Keep standing up to the “Mr. Potter’s” and “Harry Reid’s” of the world.

  • Spatial Awareness

    NOT A SERIOUS PERSON ==> .@SenatorReid The Senate IS NOT a Schoolyard.

  • Bill Naylor

    Hey, Harry, ever had to face a schoolyard liar who will say anything to be teacher’s pet?

  • tops116

    I guess this makes Reid the kid that eats worms.

  • Murphy Linn Spears

    Wonder how long Ted will have a spine

  • Margie Jones

    Harry you lose; I’ll take Ted any day.

  • squire77

    Time to take @SenatorReid boob behind the woodshed & spank the TAR out of him. NO RESPECT FOR this “evil speakie” senator.

  • Clayton Grant

    So the gang leader is getting bullied by a freshman Senator. Nice!

    • CatHerder

      Sounds like Feeble Reid is realizing we didn’t elect Cruz to take his BS.

  • Roger Taylor

    Hmmm… just yesterday, another corrupt Democrat was calling Cruz a “fake Hispanic”, and now poor lost waif Harry Reid is calling him a bully.

    Democrats always tell you who they fear…

    • grais

      That was Richardson’s way of calling Cruz an ‘Uncle Tom’.

      There’s something seriously wrong with, and disgusting about, people who want to reward criminals in the name of ‘shared heritage’. We’re a republic; a nation of laws.

      When Richardson dropped out of the primary someone said, “Who the hell needs an Hispanic named ‘Richardson’, anyhow?” Still makes me chuckle.

  • cscape

    My heartfelt message to Senator Cruz…. “illegitemi non carborundum sum” (translation: don’t let the b a star ds get you down)

    • Joe Dan Roberts

      I’m going to need a translation for your translation! :)

  • cscape

    Reid has a strangle-hold on the US Senate…. and in effect, on the entire Congress – and WHO’s the bully?…. Jeff Smith?????

  • Red Fred

    Let’s hope Reid never has to actually contend with an authentic bully. That being said, the polished, unabashed Senator Cruz made my day.

  • MSM

    Reid is the kinda bully who goes find a big kid and picks at them and picks at them. He tries to hit a nerve and if he succeeds and they hit back, Reid and all his friends scream to the teacher that the one they provoked is a bully who hit them first.

    Problem is that Cruz who is two steps ahead of them and doesn’t fall for the trap. They keep trying the personal attacks, hoping Cruz will snap and get personal too so they can get their quote for all the papers. But he refuses to play and he reveals them for fools when he debates them.

  • Ntr

    A senior citizen whining about perceived ‘schoolyard bullies’ when, in actuality, it is his party, guiding the government, that is the bully of us citizens.

  • Peyton

    Way to trivialize bullying Harry.

  • Bill Board

    Harry Reid can dish it out but he sure can’t take it.

    • yourmamatoo

      Typical liberal.

  • jeanbean14

    Hahahaha! Whineybutt feels sorry for himself, thinks we’ll sympathize. Hahahaha!

    Go Ted Cruz!

  • Lady_Clare

    Cruz has all the “right” enemies.

  • Gregg Hammerquist

    Once again, embarrassing by association (I’m a Mormon too).

  • Duane Savage

    Why doesn’t Reid just make up an anonymous source that said they had proof that Cruz was an old meanie and bring it to the Senate floor?


    Well put, Miss Smarty! Reid is as pathetic as Cruz is courageous. The left despises Cruz and the media disdains him. Obviously because he dares to challenge the “Narrative”. Sounds like someone doing some good work to me!

  • yourmamatoo

    Dirty Harry Reid is a liar and a bully.

  • therantinggeek

    Hmm. Nothing but crickets from the Left. Again. :)

  • socalcon

    Heh. Impotent, much?

  • Terry Doyle

    Senator Reid often looks like he has horns. He sure acts like it. What a piece of work!

  • lillymckim

    If telling the truth is being a bully I say go for the TKO!
    Right on Ted Cruz keep telling the truth!

  • DavidKramer

    @SenatorReid Tell me Senator, what were you doing accusing Romney of felony tax evasion and the pederast rumors about you are?

  • anywoman

    Nevada: You owe the country better than this. Do the old coot a big favor and retire him – he’s embarrassing you. Perhaps one too many blows to the head back in his boxing days? Whatever the case, he’s not thinking or speaking rationally any more. The “a little birdie told me Mitt cheats on his taxes” should have been enough, but here we are with this immature, ridiculous rant. Send a grown up to Washington, Nevada!

  • grais

    If Harry wants to put himself out there as sniveling Senator Milquetoast, he’s free to do that. He’s got the looks and the voice down pat, but only Obamabots will buy it. The rest of us will just keep laughing at him.

  • Turd Burglestein

    Like how the democrats “bullied” all their opponents when they rammed obamascare down our throats?

  • walterc

    Since when are you concerned about a budget at all? Much less a compromise (which in Dem terms means you get what you want an the GOP gets nothing in return.)

  • lissa

    Neither Reid nor Dan Savage knows anything about bullying; as a researcher and educator in the field, having been immersed in the topic since 2009, I can tell you that bullying is an overused term, diluting its true severity when used in such flippant, ignorant ways. And Savage’s name doesn’t come up at conferences, in peer reviews, articles, or any other venue quoting experts. Legend in his own mind. Anyone can look up the definition of bullying – they have to understand its applications in order to speak even semi-authoritatively.

    This just shows that Senator Cruz is the one they’re scared of – go Ted!

  • Henry J Hoppe

    Harry has a constitution that will help him if he would invoke it. All this talk about Barack obstructing, who in the hell lives by filibuster DAH! The comments I’ve read are from idiots who don’t even know how long a senators term is, Retards! Pushing Obama agenda, The white boys club have stalled everything the black man has proposed,Bigots abound! I see how these non-American Republicans get relected,fools

    • mickeyco

      What in heaven’t name are you blabbering on about?

  • Orlando Cee

    Reid is a sad excuse for a human being.

  • Gary

    Arizona must be so proud.

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  • radicallyalyssa

    Reid isn’t seven…he’s 73. These wussy Dems need to grow the f*ck up and stop acting like victims.

  • mickeyco

    Teddy, are you being mean to the nasty, senile, disgusting old reprobate again?

  • Linda http://omega57.wordpress

    Didn’t Senator Cruz win his seat in an election? Just like Senator Reid did?

  • maltwit

    @SenatorReid Senator Cruz a BULLY? You’re the dweeb who doesn’t turn in his homework and whines when he gets an F.

  • unknown

    Reid must follow Dan Savage’s definition of a bully

  • Paul

    i heard from a reliable source, now i can’t name him because he wants to remain anonymous, but i heard that senator reid likes to fornicate with donkeys. the donkeys are not real fond of his loose worn out tailpipe, but harry LOVES it. now don’t quote me on that cause that’s just what i heard.

  • froggy19510

    Harry Reid. Sounds like a name for an inadiquate porn star.