Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

With Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sitting a few feet away, Mr. Reid complained that Senate Republicans were spitefully blocking the confirmation of dozens of Mr. Obama's nominees to serve as ambassadors. He expected that the president would back him up and urge Mr. McConnell to relent.

Mr. Obama quickly dismissed the matter.

"You and Mitch work it out," Mr. Obama said coolly, cutting off any discussion.

Mr. Reid seethed quietly for the rest of the meeting, according to four separate accounts provided by people who spoke with him about it. After his return to the Capitol that afternoon, Mr. Reid told other senators and his staff members that he was astonished by how disengaged the president seemed. After all, these were Mr. Obama's own ambassadors who were being blocked by Mr. McConnell, and Secretary of State John Kerry had been arguing for months that getting them installed was an urgent necessity for the administration.

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I didn't realize Neocon was an official party.

Well, Hillary will fix that.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-19 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

So basically Obama told Harry Reid to "piss off"?

#2 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-08-19 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe you should conclude the whole "Benghazi" and "Obamacare" thing before moving on to your next nonexistent hyperventilation.

Is todays GOP on weed or what --- they can't seem to finish anything now a day.

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-19 01:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ben Gassy was finished, just not to the GOTP's liking so they quickly shut up about it.

Same thing with ACA. It is working and people like it, so the GOTP is in the process of accepting it. By the time 2016 rolls around, they will try to sell to the public that it was THEIR idea all along.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-19 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

By the time 2016 rolls around, they will try to sell to the public that it was THEIR idea all along.

#4 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2014-08-19 02:15 PM | FLAG:

It was! That was back when they were the party of personal responsibility, which they were immediately before turning into the party of "deficits don't matter," which ended upon being the party of "now they matter because holy ----, there's a black man in office and he'll spend all our tax dollars puttin' rims on the presidential motorcade."

#5 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-08-19 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Same thing with ACA. It is working and people like it, so the GOTP is in the process of accepting it. By the time 2016 rolls around, they will try to sell to the public that it was THEIR idea all along.

#4 | POSTED BY 726

Uh huh.

That's exactly why the GOP believes attacking ACA is a winning strategy in November and that congressional Dems up for re-election are pretty much avoiding it like the plague.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-08-19 05:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

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