Harry Reid Responds To Bush: " We Are Speaking For The American People, He Isn't."

harryreid-bush.jpg Harry Reid slammed Bush in a response to The Prez's attacks on the Senate's budget proposal...Bush is demanding that he gets what HE wants only....Mitch McConnell was on earlier, but I couldn't watch him. My eyeballs hurt. (Now that wasn't very civil of me. What would David Broder think?)...Reid used our "Rubber Stamp," analogy...Yea for the blogs...So has Pelosi....

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The president is inviting us down to the White House with preconditions," Reid said. "Things are not OK in Iraq. As the Pope said on Easter Sunday, a slaughter is taking place in Iraq. The Pope further said nothing good is coming from Iraq. The president must realize that. He has to deal with Congress. We are an independent branch of this government, and by our Constitution we have equal say that he has. And he's got to listen to us. Because we are speaking for the American people; he isn't." (Transcript below the fold)

Reid: "He wants to go down there and say, 'I want a clean bill.' That's not negotiating. I mean, I am -- prided myself on being a pretty good lawyer, trial lawyer. I've settled lots and lots of cases. But you never settle a case going in saying, 'You can come and meet with me, but here's what the result's going to be before we meet.' That doesn't work. And the president has to realize it doesn't work in the practice of law, it doesn't work in the business world and it doesn't work in government."


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