HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Riled-Up Reid

Posted October 19, 2011 at 11:59am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would like to the get the minibus rolling already, people! So his frustration with Senate Republicans is, maybe, a little bit, starting to show.

During his opening remarks this morning, Reid slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for whining over a half percentage point tax increase that would, in the Majority Leader’s opinion, save teachers’ jobs across the country.

But while Reid was blasting, he was also gaffe-ing a bit.

“It is very clear that private-sector jobs are doing just fine,” the Nevada Democrat said. “It’s the public-sector jobs where we have lost huge numbers …”

Uhh … OK, so he was talking about teacher layoffs, but still. We’re pretty sure he didn’t mean it to come out like that, right?

“I don’t know if I should be frightened or elated with Harry Reid’s goal of growing government at the expense of American businesses and those they employ,” a GOP Senate aide tells HOH. Ladies and gentleman, that is a Senate burn.

Reid went on to snap at McConnell again.

“I would also note that my friend said the House passed another bill,” Reid began. “Well, they pass lots of bills, but they rarely go anyplace.”

The reason?

According to Reid, the House voted 168 times to roll back environmental regulations.

“I guess helping a sicker, more polluted country is a better place to create jobs. And it’s not,” he said.

Le sigh.

Fun fact: Reid said something about Pee-wee in the speech that we didn’t quite understand but made us happy nonetheless.

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