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Reid: ‘House Republicans have truly lost their minds’



This news story was published on May 16, 2013.
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U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday “House Republicans have truly lost their minds” under a popular definition of insanity.

Reid, speaking of House GOP leaders’ plan to hold a 37th vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act — commonly known as “Obamacare” — cited a statement often attributed to Albert Einstein, that insanity is defined as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“If that’s true, the House Republicans have truly lost their minds,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor.

Noting that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said after the 2012 election “Obamacare is the law of the land,” Reid said, “Tea Party extremists bullied the speaker into holding another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and roll back benefits for tens of millions of Americans.”

Reid pointed out Boehner had said last week 70 freshmen members of Congress who had not previously had an opportunity to cast a vote to repeal the healthcare reform law have “been asking for an opportunity to vote on it.”

He said House Republicans “will waste this week on yet another dead-end repeal vote.”

“Perhaps Republicans think the 37th time is the charm.” Reid said.

Citing a CBS News analysis putting the cost of the repeal votes at “$52.4 million and counting,” Reid said that was enough money “to restore funding for 19 million meals for homebound seniors or 6,900 children dropped from the Head Start program” under federal spending cuts known as the sequester.

“Fortunately, Republicans’ latest repeal effort — their latest exercise in insanity, as described by Albert Einstein — is doomed to fail like all the others,” he said.

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5 Responses to Reid: ‘House Republicans have truly lost their minds’

  1. maybe Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I used to live in Bullhead City Arizona, which is on the east side of the Colorado river. Laughlin Nevada is on the west side of the river. In Bullhead there is only 1 bridge across the river and for years we were trying to build another bridge. The major places of employment are the casinos in Laughlin. The city council had the perfect spot for the bridge but on the Nevada side reid always voted no because he wanted the bridge in another place, he wanted the bridge to be on the land in Nevada that he owned. For reid, the bridge was only about personal gain. If there was an accident on the only bridge the nearest bridge was 28 miles away but all he cared about was lining his pocket. As far as I am concerned reid is an embarrassment not only to himself and the state of Nevada but to the entire country.

    • !.!.! Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

      What a team. Obama, Reid and Pelosi. The Country has lost it’s mind over freebies. We want to entrust our Medical history over to an administration that is totally trust unworthy? Are we nuts? We removed all doubts in the last election. We reap what we sow.

      • Pee Wee Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

        Ugly Pelosi Reid Obama and Biden I think will all be gone by this time next year. The people will see to that, they have piss off to many people so they cant survive much longer. Look what happen to Lincoln and Kennedy when they done the same kind of crap.

  2. LVS Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Reid is a slimeball. Even the Damnorats are complaining about Obamacare. Only Reid and his girlfriend Pelosi are still in favor of it.

  3. maybe Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2013 at 7:12 am

    When it comes to losing their minds ried is an expert.