‘Meltdown of the day': Harry Reid condemns pediatric cancer patients to their fate

Whatever happened to “if it saves just one life”?

At a presser this afternoon, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Harry Reid if the Senate would be willing to at least pass a House bill funding the NIH, which, among other things, does pediatric cancer research. Here’s what Reid had to say:

Oh yes he did:

Transcript via The Washington Free Beacon:

HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

DANA BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –

Unbelievable.

That’s putting it mildly.

We need to hold Reid accountable for the horrible things he says.

He poses a legitimate threat to Americans’ well-being — and he’s proud of it.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Update:

‘Reidsplaining’: ThinkProgress’ Judd Legum dutifully spins Harry Reid’s vile cancer remarks; Update: Other ‘real journalists’ join in

Harry Reid can’t believe people are saying he doesn’t care about kids with cancer just because that’s what he said

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