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Reid says Romney is ‘catering to the Tea Party’

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attends a dedication ceremony for the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Las Vegas Medical Center (VASNHS) in North Las Vegas Monday, August 6, 2012.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released a written statement today on Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate.

"By picking Rep. Paul Ryan, Governor Romney has doubled down on his commitment to gut Social Security and end Medicare as we know it. Romney's choice demonstrates that catering to the Tea Party and the far right is more important to him that standing up for the middle class.

"The months ahead will provide Americans with a clear choice between the Romney-Ryan plan to gut Social Security and Medicare, and Democrats' balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines smart spending cuts with asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. Democrats in the Senate look forward to engaging in that debate."

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  1. A great strategy, actually.

  2. This from the man who gutted social security and flooded medicare with more rules and regulations while cutting its payment to doctors who are now leaving the program...

    Why does anyone take this idiot seriously?? never mind, I forgot many here were educated in Clark County school system. Liberal lies are all they know...

  3. Harry's right. The right wingers will get their 40% of the vote, but will be losers. Old fools like me vote in droves, and will not let the Mormon and an Irish loudmouth gut Medicare. Go start a new war, Mittens, and ruin our economy? I don't think so.

  4. This national embarrassment to the citizens of Nevada should take a flying leap for himself.

  5. What's hilarious about this is the fact that, just today, Romney is disavowing anything to do with the Ryan Plan. In so many words, he's running away from it.

    Huh?!?! Then why did he name Ryan as his Vice President candidate?

    That is Ryan's signature piece of legislation. Pretty much his only one. And it's off the plate.

    So, did Romney choose him just because he's a face, a so called "Young Gun," just something to put in the store front window to entice people to come in, a facade?

    Stupid.

    Biden/Obama 2012!

    Vulture/Voucher release your 1040s!

  6. Romney has decided that the Ryan Plan with the throw grandmom off the cliff approach is not good.

    He has now decided to modify it.

    He's decided to buy grandmom a shiny new wheelchair, push her over to have a nice view over the cliff, treats her nice and lets her enjoy the view.

    Then, on the off chance that Romney/Ryan win in 2012, THEN they can both boot the back of the wheelchair and send her plummeting.

    I guess to get the votes, they gotta do it in stages and keep people in the dark.

  7. Romney did not pick Ryan. He was told to select him by those good bible thumping conservative evangelicals or he would not be confirmed at the convention.

    Romney, has always been known as a gutless secretive politician and is controlled by his puppet-masters, Rove, Koch Bothers and that rightwing fanatical base.

    Having previously praised the Ryan plan, He now Owns It and won't be allowed to weasel out of his endorsement of it.

  8. I am supposing Romney would not have liked MY recommendation for a VP running mate; an inflateable Nixon effigy that says one phrase: "I am NOT a crook!" ;-)

  9. Like Senator Reid comprehends what the TEA party is saying. Just like all the Dems telling us what Romney and Ryan are about. Be careful where you get your information and what you believe. How could anything be worse than what we have right now?