Reid Occupies Isolated Position

Thursday, 07 Apr 2011 10:26 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The pitched budget battle between Democrats and Republicans has left Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with few comrades, Politico reports.

harry, reid, isolatedReid has historically worked amiably with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But the Republican hasn’t been heavily involved in budget negotiations. And Reid hasn’t received much help from President Barack Obama who stayed out of the budget fray until this week.

Liberals criticize Reid for supporting too much in spending cuts, and conservatives complain that he’s unwilling to cut enough. Democrats of all stripes count on the majority leader to deliver s budget compromise they can support.

“He has probably the toughest job because the caucus is so diverse,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, told Politico.

As for Reid’s own view, “We’ve made some tough choices,” he said on the floor Wednesday. “We made those choices because we know that at this late stage of the game, reality is more important than ideology. We know the sacrifices of the cost of consensus, and we think they’re worth it.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NY Times Declines to Endorse Cuomo in Primary, Cites Corruption

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 21:45 PM

The New York Times declined on Tuesday to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary next month because he has  . . .

Crist Wins Florida Democratic Primary in Governor's Race

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 20:36 PM

Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor on Tuesday, defeating his primary challenger with almos . . .

Florida Rep. Yoho Wins GOP Race Aiding Tea Party

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 20:29 PM

U.S. Representative Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican who's aligned with the small-government Tea Party movement and oppose . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved