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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Shutdown sourpuss: Hypocrite Harry Reid whines about GOP trying to ‘pick and choose’

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  • https://gigglescreativecorner.com/Production/ E L Frederick

    Reid is just parroting Hillary. “What difference does it make at this point?”

    • IMPEACH_BOBO

      Harry Greed is trying to be like his boss, President BOBO, they both are starting to act like Dictators & it is time to show these FLEEBAGGING [email protected] that they work for WE THE PEOPLE, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND !!!! This RAClST BOBOcare in due time will implode on itself since government workers will get a subsidy of 70%, which is just fancy talk for me & you will be paying for it !!! Then you have the over 1,200 waivers for businesses & now businesses won’t have to sign up until 2015, WTF IS UP WITH THAT BOBO !!!! Then we have all the FREELOADERS who won’t pay a dime into this RAClST law & is easy to see that this RAClST law is going to hear the death rattle real soon !!!!

      Especially when the government wants to give all these freebies but still wants WE THE PEOPLE to pay for it all, that would be the 53% who pay all the taxes in America !! That right there is a recipe for disaster & the FLEEBAGGERS know it & is why they are trying to get this RAClST entitlement launched, now !!! The FLEEBAGGERS know that once this entitlement is off & running it is going to be very hard to kiII like all the entitlement programs before have been to get rid of !!!

      • BigTBoom

        Actually, Reid’s comment was a 180 to Obama…remember when Obama was pushing gun control with the comment about if it’s possible to take action to save just one child’s life, that action should be taken.

      • cscape

        not all businesses…… just the ones who could prove they donated to the Democrats and/or Obama

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Reid has just declared the truth of the leftist ideology at its heart.

      They care nothing for any individual (save for themselves) and put party and political gain ahead of the people of the nation. He figures there is nothing more to hide, and the left will advance with ruthlessness and determination.

      I say this – if given a choice between compromise and collapsing the economy in a form of scorched earth, they will go scorched earth and take down all that they can.

      • The Penguin

        Where they have the psychopathic upper hand in this…we need to show as much in resolve while stopping it.

      • Aitch748

        Reid and company don’t give a damn about children except when they’re getting killed by madmen with guns.

        • ObamaFail

          And that’s only when they though they could use those dead kids for their own selfish, political gain.

          • AZWarrior

            Only when they reach voting age.

          • The Penguin

            Yup. Before that just a clump ‘o cells.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Well, they’re really hard to use as a prop in a “photo op”.

          • The Penguin

            If at all possible, they’ll work it in somehow I’m sure.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            The thought of any pics with -Barry Reid with sick children. Ugh.

  • Cankles for Prisoner

    It only took 2 days of Obamacare for Reid to prove EXACTLY why it’s crazy to allow a government to control a people’s health care system.

    Tyrants will always hold it over the people’s heads.

    Reid is basically saying: ‘You do what we want or the kids die’.

    And this from the party of phonies that always plead, “Let’s do it for the children”, every time they want to grab more money or power.

    In one sentence Reid showed how much these liberals actually care about “the children” or the health of American people.

    These lunatics need to be stopped.

    • Lienathan

      THIS. A thousand times, this.

    • ObamaFail

      And coming from the party claiming that the Republicans are the ones holding people hostage.

    • owenmagoo

      But the msm told me that the GOP was taking hostages…
      Now we find out that Harry Reid is executing his.

    • Cankles for Prisoner

      So kids, here’s some medicine for you.

    • mary

      I copy/pasted your words onto my Facebook page. Exactly why!

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

    Why wouldn’t the American taxpayer be obsessed with such a monumental failure impacting their everyday lives? WHY WOULDN’T THEY??

  • Jake Wilde

    I guess none of us are real Americans. We should just swallow the sh#t and sing kumbaya.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      Funny thing though, ONLY Obamabots can swallow it as fast as their pols can sling it !

  • $29561723

    Ah yes, the emotional Liberal politician. Keep electing these assholes, Leftists. Keep it up.

  • Mandy in SC

    That soundbite will go over well in 2014. I bet WaPo fact checker will still give any Republican who uses that in an ad a Pinocchio or 3.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

    .@SenatorReid Of course #WeThePeople can pick and choose what gets funded or not, you a$$hole! #YouWorkForUsNotTheOtherWayAround #tcot

    • Melissa Royal Marhatta

      may I please retweet this????

  • Danimal

    Seriously, if we could rely on the MSM to honestly report anything that’s currently happening in Congress, anything with a (D) couldn’t get elected to dog catcher after this round of garbage.

    • cscape

      yeah….. i know ONE democrat who might just EAT those dogs

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Ummm, when she asked why wouldn’t he want to at least help save one child’s life, did he really say something about the employees of the Air Force base sitting at home and having their own problems? Did he REALLY just equate a temporary loss of income with a DYING CHILD?

    • The Penguin

      yes. he did exactly that.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        If EVER there was solid proof this man in mentally disabled and MUST be removed from our Congress…this would be it. He has ZERO perspective. If I were a child fighting cancer or even the parent of a child fighting cancer, I would GLADLY trade problems with an Air Force base employee sitting home with no income. He is out of his fkn mind.

        • The Penguin

          Agreed. But I can’t help but think his mental deficiencies are what allowed him to actually SAY (let slip), what a lot of these progressives are thinking.

        • nickdqwk

          As I see it the difference between John McCain and Harry Reid is that Harry is a doddering old fool with power!

        • rambler

          Senile!

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Cognitive Impairment. I think that’s requisite for Democrats.

        • https://www.facebook.com/ModernMedicalQuackery Vindicator

          Just another fine example of how the Zionist political control of arrogance as this clown so evidently shows us, they are untouchable so his heartless comments are acceptable. Btw, Cancer is Curable Now. Every disease is curable. Modern medicine is a mega multi-billion $$ fraud of profits and suppression of natural cures. fb page: Modern Medical Quackery

    • grais

      Yes. He did. Don’t ever let him tell us otherwise.

    • grais

      Today he tweeted :

      “Rep Bachmann said shutdown is “exactly what we wanted.” Can you imagine saying that while people are losing lifesaving treatments?”

      He needs psychiatric attention.

      • LisaG

        Pretty sure he, like the POTUS and FLOTUS, has a lackey or two who tweet for him. Guess he should have called a meeting to coordinate their commentaries. Are we for life-saving efforts, or are we against them??

    • al hunt

      yes he actually said “They have a few problems of their own.” you know like that little kid going thru chemo and his annoying little problem of cancer.

      meanwhile over at CNN ….OMG THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS CLOSED! CLOSED I TELLS YA!…OHHH THE HORROR~piers morgan.
      anyone else remember when it was closed for like ten years with a scaffolding on it….you know like in remo williams?

      • LisaG

        I took my son to D.C. In early August 2013 and found the Washington Monument completely surrounded by scaffolding and unavailable for tours. It has been closed to the public since an earthquake damaged it back in August 2011. We didn’t get to tour it, of course, but guess what! We survived! I saw it listed somewhere among the threatened closures to be blamed on the shutdown, and could only shake my head.

    • ObamaFail

      The fact is that Reid is the one who led the Dems into shutting down the government just to save Obamacare. Yet he’s using Air Force personnel sitting at home to make himself not look like a walking pile of human excrement for saying he essentially couldn’t care less about kids with cancer.

    • cmerlo1

      That’s what I heard.

    • monamurray

      Yup.

    • Dixie_Sugarbaker

      The Air Force employees sitting home are because of this Administration’s interpretation of HR 3210. HR 3210 was signed by the President on 9/30/13, before the shutdown. It provides for continuing appropriation for the military and DoD. The language is the same as previous CRs. However, this time, Sec. Hagel has interpreted this particular CR to only apply to active military and has furloughed all civilian DoD employees. Since much of our intelligence and tactical information is performed by these civilian DoD employees, this action has placed our nation in danger. This CR has also placed our full-time National Guardsmen on furlough. No guardsmen to guard our borders, make emergency preparations for hurricanes (one may hit the US this weekend), etc.

      This interpretation is contrary to previous interpretations of the same language and is contrary to the intent of Congress. To have Congress appropriate money for our military and DoD and to have this administration interpret that legislation in a manner to actually hinder our safety is and should be an impeachable offense.

      The stories about shutting down National Parks and the NIH are appalling, but this action truly endangers American and the administration should be called out on it.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I think you missed the point of my comment :-/

      • Deborah Hallsted

        Hagel is a muslim convert. His “sensitivities” are slightly questionable.

  • James Atkins

    What is going on here is simple. The Democrats seriously don’t have a plan (I know, shocker). They thought the GOP would cave like they always do. It has thrown them all in a tail spin. They are coming unglued and just saying stuff adhoc now because they honestly don’t know what to do.

    • Melissa Royal Marhatta

      THAT is fundamentally WHY we must hold steadfast!!!!

    • cscape

      and….. the reason they haven’t caved (yet) is because of the WEAKNESS obama showed last month on the Syria debacle

  • ceemack

    Maybe my copy of the Constitution is out of date, but…isn’t one of the primary functions of the House of Representatives to “pick and choose” what parts of the government get funded? Isn’t that part of the “purse string” thing they talked about in civics class?

    • The Penguin

      Not in today’s civics classes…unfortunately.

      • Melissa Royal Marhatta

        civics classess? really?!? I thought it was all touchy/feel-y crapola from the new COMMON CORE… (and I know u know its sarc)

        • The Penguin

          oh yeah…exactly.

  • CombatDiver

    it’s crazy, I have been bouncing around some MSM “news” sites and haven’t seen this on any of them. I’m sure it they just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    • ObamaFail

      It paints the Democrats as child hating monsters, and proves that the Dems have no intention of letting the government re-open, and they’re willing to let children die just so they can try to get a political win. How can they attack Republicans when it’s Reid saying these horrible things? That’s why the MSM will never mention this.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Statism is sick. These people are evil. We want our Constitution back.

  • Marvin Nelson

    God, Harry Reid is a . . . I can’t even come up with a word to describe this latest spew. There is a special place in Hell for this piece of filth and his cronies.

    • Melissa Royal Marhatta

      a mouthpiece for our “new regime” along with Pelosi..

      a name/word?
      dil·et·tante [dil-i-tahnt, -tahn-tey, -tan-tee] noun, plural dil·et·tantes, dil·et·tan·ti [dil-i-tahn-tee] , adjective noun

      1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.

    • grais

      Non-human.
      ( Iwasn’t sure I could do that w/o foul language)

    • al hunt

      he’s a slinky

      • alanstorm

        Meaning he’s absolutely useless, but it’d still be fun to see him fall down the stairs?

        • al hunt

          BINGO!

    • hope4palins

      Traitor (“The War is Lost” while my son was serving in the “Iron Triangle” in Iraq). When he finally makes his exit from this earth, I hope that it is from some disease that is excruciatingly long and painful and that he dies alone and unloved.

  • Joe W.

    He’s allllllll yours, liberal moon bats. All yours. Own him.

    • NRPax

      Own him good and hard!

  • toddm123

    AmishDude @TheAmishDude
    “Harry Reid to kids with cancer: Drop Dead”

    Or am I overstating this?

    This is how the GOP needs to start fighting. This is how the Democrats frame every issue, sound bite, etc.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you: Pure Evil. Unabashed, unbridled unabridged evil.

  • The Penguin

    Well, these progressive pompous asses don’t care about children IN the womb…only stands to reason they wouldn’t once they’re out…monster

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    Who is it that comes to Kill, steal and destroy?

  • Greg

    Speaking of the House, Reid asks, “What right do they have to pick and choose what part of government’s going to be funded?”

    There is actually an answer to this in the Constitution, in Article I, Section 9:

    “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law…”

    Congress holds the power of the purse. As one of Congress’s two chambers, the House of Representatives has some power to decide which functions of government are funded.

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    Is Reid going to be on one of the “Death Panels”?

    • Taco Boutit

      Looks to me like he already is.

      • al hunt

        now that you mention it, he does remind me of the crypt keeper

    • Vitiosum

      Maybe he’ll be a recipient of “Death Panels. What’s good for the unwashed masses is just as good for this evil old dirtbag who has the conscience of a…well, never mind, he has no conscience. I hope Obamacare bites every one of these selfish goons on the ass, those who hold our freedoms and rights hostage every day, while giving us the proverbial finger!

  • Roadster73

    So if they think that their little disaster of a law is more important than the lives of children, imagine how important the rest of us plebes are for them.

    The CRs the Reps keep sending don’t have the candy that Little Wittle Harry wants and he throws this deadly temper tantrum?

  • IN_RadioGuy

    B-b-but…WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?!?

    (Kinda fun to use their toolbox against them.)

  • fireandreamitchell

    Dingy let the cat out of the bag. Progressive liberal extremists don’t ‘care about the children.’ They care about the government worker and themselves. Dems call GOP the party of big business. Democrats are the party of give the kids cancer to save the government worker.

    • Taco Boutit

      Don’t kid yourself. He doesn’t give a flying monkey crap about government workers. He is pandering for their votes.

  • the_bat

    Tsk, tsk… And, yet, they still blather about how despicable was Nixon.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Harry Reid would deny treatment to a kid with cancer to support the law he exempted himself from.

    Jesus Christ, this is worse than Sebelius’ “Sometimes people live and sometimes people die” attitude in regards to that kid needing a lung transplant.

    • The Penguin

      Same philosophy though. Like with late-term abortion. No regard for the lives of the “little” people under their rule…unless it’s a prop for their agenda of course.

  • Karin_A

    Holy crap, I don’t even know what to say. He’s pure evil.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Kids with cancer don’t vote!

  • The Jackal

    Really Harry! Die you old fucking fossil!

  • DeadlockVictim

    If the cancer kids had a union, he’d probably take action.

  • RblDiver

    I thought we had to accept everyone regardless of preexisting condition. I’d say government incompetence is definitely preexisting.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Reid just put to rest the Democrats meme “but it’s for the children”. Now the truth is out, the Democrats don’t care about the children at all.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Yeah, Alinsky’s a bitch when the tables are turned, huh liberals?

  • AmericanMom

    The democrat party is in the midst of a meltdown. We’re learning more about them and how they feel about we, the people, than we could have ever wanted to know. The administration ordering WWII vets be kept from the monument; Harry Reid suggesting death for a child with cancer – and they’ll blame their egregious behavior on republicans. Vote them all out of office!!!!!!

  • redheadgrl

    Reid: “What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded?”

    Redheadgrl: “What right does Mr. Obama have to pick and choose what part of ACA will be deferred for a year, but others enforced?”

    • jwb7605

      With respect to “what right did they have”, I invite Harry to read Article 1 Section 7 of the Constitution. The first sentence reads “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

  • nickdqwk

    From Wikipedia Ronald Reagan 1961!

    Reagan describes Representative Aime Forand
    as having introduced a bill which would institute “compulsory health
    insurance” for all people of social security age. Forand is quoted as
    having said, “If we can only break through and get our foot inside the
    door, then we can extend the program after that.” Forand is likened to labor union leader Walter Reuther, who is quoted as having said, “It’s no secret that the United Automobile Workers
    is officially on record of backing a program of national health
    insurance.” The Forand bill is described as being praised by socialists:
    “They say once the Forand bill is passed this nation will be provided
    with a mechanism for socialized medicine capable of indefinite expansion
    in every direction until it includes the entire population. Now we
    can’t say we haven’t been warned.”

  • http://edwardcropper.blogspot.com/ Edward Cropper

    ck my blog for a take on the Moronity Leader
    http://edwardcropper.blogspot.com/

  • jukin

    So the whole “if it just saves one child” line is complete and total BS when it comes out of a evil democrat’s mouth.

    The total meltdown of the childish and evil democrats in the last 36 hours has been historic.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    I wonder how those 1,100 people sitting on their duffs at Nellis AFB feel about being disingenuous Harry Reid’s propaganda wingmen while cancer stricken children feel their lives slowly, painfully ebb away without their meds and treatments.

  • ObamaFail

    I notice no liberal trolls are commenting here for this topic. I guess there is no way to spin this into a positive. The sad part is, Reid will get away with it because the MSM will keep it hush hush, and the liberals working at Fox News will start screaming about Republican terrorists to distract the Conservatives talking about what a hateful monster Harry Reid away from the topic.

  • Matt

    Call me naive, a moonbat, or whatever, but I don’t think people are reading this right.

    I hope what he is trying to say is: why would we want to help one, when we can help many?

    • Guest

      Naive moonbat.

    • ObamaFail

      If a Republican had said this, they would have gotten zero benefit of the doubt. So Reid gets about as much from us as a GOP would get from them if the roles were reversed. Although, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Republican in my life time say what Reid said today.

    • spaceycakes

      ok; you’re a moonbat

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Seriously concern trolling isn’t your strong suit – try straight trolling for awhile.

      • Matt

        No.

    • JamesMc

      Because if that were true then he would have voted for the prior budget, which would have also helped those kids with cancer. Nope, doesn’t fly.

      What he was really trying to say was that he’d rather see kids die from cancer so that Obama can continue shutting down parks that don’t receive federal funding. Not surprising from a known alleged pederast who hates elderly WWII veterans.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      riigghhtt..

      If he isn’t willing to help one kid, why should we expect him to help anyone?

    • alanstorm

      I appreciate that you are giving him the benefit of the doubt, but no.

    • John Howard

      So the age-old excuse for doing stuff ‘if it saves just one life, it will be worth it’ was just nonsense?

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Matt, more like “why would we want to help one, when we don’t get anything for it!”

  • spaceycakes

    “…They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare.”

    sounds like SOMEONE is obsessed you dried up satanic turd

    • ObamaFail

      Republicans are obsessed with killing Obamacare because millions of Americans are demanding they kill it because we’re sick of slashed hours, dropped health coverage, skyrocketing premiums, lay offs, and seeing businesses in our town put hiring freezes in effect making finding a job even harder. Republicans are doing what the people, the majority of people anyway, want them to. The majority have never wanted Obamacare. Hell, even the Democrats don’t want it, that’s why they exempted themselves from it.

      • Matt

        That’s fine to kill it, but did it really need to be put into this budget debate?

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          Yes

        • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

          Where else, if not there?

  • cas47

    Hey, kids with cancer don’t vote. There are harry Reid voters sitting home. Priorities people!!!

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      But their parent’s vote. Reid’s cracking under the pressure.

  • forgetyoutooo

    Reid is only repeating the same attitude about dying children that Sebilious did when she refused let a dying child be added to a transplant list. These people and their beloved “law of the land” are pure evil.

    • ObamaFail

      Dems always preach “law of the land” when it’s a bad law that hurts people, but only when they put it in place. Dems used to say “Slavery is the law of the land.” That was a bad law that was justly done away with. The laws Dems put in place that kept black people from being treated equal even after being freed used to be “the law of the land,” until the Republicans fought for the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Bill Clinton put DOMA in place, forbidding gay people from being married. All Dems said that was the “law of the land,” until they wanted the gay vote when Obama’s approval ratings started to drop leading into the elections and when they needed to distract this year from the IRS scandal and the worsening economy (when they made the DOMA being taken to the Supreme Court a big deal, because it distracted from the real issues).
      Obamacare is the law of the land now, but eventually the Dems will lose big and realize it wasn’t a good law to back.

  • cmerlo1

    For some reason, I’m really not surprised by this.

  • tjp77

    Someone should also explain to Harry Reid that it is the job of the House to fund whatever the hell they want.

    The House controls the pursestrings of government — its in the constitution, Harry. That’s what ‘gives them the right’ to pick and choose. I realize he’s not exactly familiar with our founding documents, nor does he care about them, but you’d think that as a senator he’d at least know how federal powers are enumerated.

  • cscape

    Reid’s comment is a glimpse into the future of American Health Care if Obamacare is allowed to survive!…. Reid is NOTHING, if not HONEST…. When it comes to our health, the Government will be completely indifferent! (so sorry sir/maam…. but that’s the policy…. CLICK)

  • AmericanLass

    Anyone choking on this HC BILL that was shoved down our throats yet ? This is only the beginning of going from choking on it, to throwing up from it.

  • Roadster73

    Scary thought: if he runs for reelection and his opponent were to use that “why would we do that?” sound bite in his/her campaign ads, the people of Nevada will most likely reelect him anyway.

    PROVE ME WRONG, PEOPLE OF NEVADA! PLEASE, PROVE ME WRONG!!

  • StudHamburglar

    You heard of Death Cab for Cutie?

    Here’s, Death Panels for Kiddies

  • BAW

    Just discussing today with another Texan who is actually more connected to Texas politics than I am about how the over the top crazy things Democrats say don’t play well in Texas (why we’re agreed Wendy Davis doesn’t stand a snowball chance).

    But seriously, where do people who hear the crazy, horrible things Reid says not get offended?

  • John Howard

    If Harry doesn’t care what happens to kids with cancer, what do you suppose he thinks about the rest of us?

  • WhoDat

    Nice deceptive editing on that transcript.

    • Just Another Guy

      Tactic learned from the Left/Liberals. But now the shoe is on the other foot. And not the one that Harry put in his mouth….

    • GsGirl

      Why are you here?

      • $9844146

        That’s what his mom says every time she enters her basement?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      http://twitchy.com/2013/10/02/harry-reid-cant-believe-people-are-saying-he-doesnt-care-about-kids-with-cancer-just-because-thats-what-he-said/

      REID: “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.

      GTFO.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      A direct quote is “deceptive editing”? Interesting…

  • jdog

    How in the world did a petulant little worm like Harry Reid ever come into any type of power?

    • Bill Phillips

      The same way Obama did! Lies & a willfully ignorant electorate!

  • rufusrastasjohnsonbrown

    Rancid Reid is looking forward to a top position with Obamas buddy Bill Ayers in Americas re-education camps.The man is a poor excuse for a leader or a human being.

  • Bill Phillips

    Don’t you just love the way the question was ‘framed’ by the MSM non-journalist ” “Aren’t you playing the same political games the Republicans are?” Translation: “We know the Republicans are ‘playing games’ …why oh why would you make it so hard for us to cover up the fact that the ‘REAL’ game players are Obama & the Democrats!

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    Crazy Harry Reid is the best weapon the GOP has going for them.

  • LegalizeShemp

    At least he’s being honest about what the Death Panels err!!!!!!!!!! Compassionate End-of-Life Counseling sessions have in store under Yo’MamaCare.

  • YouGoGirl

    Do the Amish really have computers.? Great!

  • Vitiosum

    Looks like Harry “the killa” Reid is playing downvote troll today. I guess he needs something to keep him busy during this shutdown, besides running his senile mouth.

  • American-By-Choice

    Deceit FRAUD Ignorance
    >>> >> S O C I A L I S M << <<<

    It's a lie, told by treacherous fools, sold by tyrants and bought by the hapless and gullible.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Unbelievable. Unbelievable and shameful.

  • nails88

    Twitchy, you’re known for your dishonest trolling, but this takes the cake.

  • neoface

    I don’t suppose the LSM media is covering this. Why is Obama getting away with destroying America, because of lapdog media, Reid is just Igor to Obama’s Frankenstein, if he is in jail, he would be eaten alive. Reid and Obama are two worthless pieces of garbage.

  • AZWarrior

    Probably, no wait, really as disgusting as it gets.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    It’d be a bigger deal if the left cared as much about the children as they claim to.

    But they really don’t in too many cases.

  • Axelgreaser

    SOCIALISTIC MEDICINE WILL CONDEMN THOUSANDS, EVENTUALLY MILLIONS TO DEATH and along the way turn us into a 2nd world nation. But with 50 million abortions racked up, do Demo’rats care? Can they care? Do they have the facility to feel their own evil! Dump Demo’rats in droves on 11.4.14 and the RINO’s that support them, it’s imperative. Today, hours after Harry Reid made his nauseating ‘admission’ that O’CrapCare could ‘care less’ about children or adults, we saw the scheming, sharp tongued Senator propped up next to Nancy Pelosi looking for all the world like a widow, fulminating in a ‘driveway’ of the White House, lying and distorting facts about THEIR shutdown, as though this had never in history happened. It happens because someone is right and some is wrong and Obama’s vile DeathCareless is unwanted and illegal no matter what a cowed SCOTUS ruled. Why would anyone ever believe these two treacherous liar ever again OR their boss, Barack Obama. O’CRAP CARE MUST GO! After the heinous lies from Reid and Obama, expose yourself to a dose of reality: youtube.com/watch?v=k0P4c7wxOqs

  • Erik Bartlam

    Putrid little worm.

  • kblue905

    I personally know two people with Stage IV melanoma that were set to start a drug trial at NIH this week. The melanoma community has been scrambling to raise money to get them to MD Anderson instead. You won’t hear about them on CNN or MSNBC, because they’re middle class men who already have insurance.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    But he wants to take our guns “if it saves only one child.” The hypocrisy of people on the Left is sickening.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    So conservative messaging now consists solely of taking quotes out of context in order to pretend you don’t know what the word “that” refers to. Brilliant.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Depends what your meaning for the word “is” is.

  • Antonia Mahoney

    ummmm, yes the NIH funding has stopped. So have a lot of other programs. What about WIC and the millions of children receiving nutritional support from that program? This has nothing to do with the ACA, it has to do with the shutdown. Just vote to fund the government and ALL of this will be over. Trying to fund things piecemeal while still using extortion to force the minority opinion on people is awful.