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August 1, 2014

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Reid: Republicans want Obama to fail

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Republicans want President Barack Obama to fail.

“It’s very clear, they’ve made a decision they want President Obama to fail,” Reid said.

Democrats are increasingly trying to link Republicans to comments from conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh who has been unapologetic in saying he wants Obama to fail as president.

“There’s a significant number of Republicans out there who want the president to fail,” Reid said.

When pressed, Reid declined to name names of senators or others.

“I think it’s very clear as a result of actions since Obama was elected that people want him to fail,” Reid said. “Some have said so. Others have just acted accordingly.”

The majority leader complained about Republicans in the Senate throwing up road blocks to a spending bill this week rather than trying to work constructively to improve the legislation. Republicans say the bill is loaded up with excessive spending.

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