Reid's "American Promise" - No Plan Except More Democrat Obstructionism

Washington, DC - PipeLineNews - The following was released today by the RNC, it is a detailed examination of Democrat Reid's obstructionist history.

``The ten-point plan Sen. Reid presented today may be called the American 'promise,' but Reid only seems to be promising to continue blocking the American people's priorities. Considering Reid's record of obstructing the Department of Homeland Security, obstructing medical liability reform and obstructing President Bush's efforts to preserve Social Security, it's clear that Reid and the Democrats would rather engage in partisan politics than work for their constituents,'' said Ken Mehlman, Republican National Committee Chairman.

REID'S PLAN IS ``MEETING OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE FUTURE AND THE PAST''?

Reid Is Against Strengthening Social Security Through Personal Retirement Accounts. ``For instance, he is against personal retirement accounts: 'If someone wants to privatize Social Security, they are going to have to find someone else to get in bed with other than me,' Reid told a television audience in Nevada recently.'' (Terence Samuel, ``A Leader From The Wilderness,'' U.S. News & World Report, 11/29/04)

-- But In 1999, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Said: ``(M)ost Of Us Have No Problem With Taking A Small Amount Of The Social Security Proceeds And Putting It Into The Private Sector.'' (Fox's ``Fox News Sunday,'' 2/14/99)

Reid Voted Against Balanced Budget Amendment At Least Four Times. (S. J. Res. 41, Roll Call Vote No. 48: Rejected 63-37: R 41-3; D 22-34, 3/1/94, Reid Voted Nay; H.J. Res. 1, Roll Call Vote No. 98: Rejected 65-35: R 51-2; D 14-33, 3/2/95, Reid Voted Nay; H.J. Res. 1, Roll Call Vote No. 158: Rejected 64-35: R 52-1; D 12-34, 6/6/96, Reid Voted Nay; S. J. Res. 1, Roll Call Vote No. 24: Rejected 66-34: R 55-0; D 11-34, 3/4/97, Reid Voted Nay)

Reid Voted Against The Bipartisan Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote No. 459: Adopted 54-44: R 42-9; D 11-35; I 1-0, 11/25/03, Reid Voted Nay)

REID'S PLAN IS ``PUTTING AMERICA'S SECURITY FIRST''?

Reid Led The Fight Against President Bush's Department Of Homeland Security. (H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 218: Motion Rejected 50-49: R 0-48; D 49-1; I 1-0, 9/19/02, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 225: Motion Rejected 49-49: R 1-47; D 47-2; I 1-0, 9/25/02, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 226: Motion Rejected 50-49: R 1-48; D 48-1; I 1-0, 9/26/02, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 227: Motion Rejected 44-53: R 1-46; D 42-7; I 1-0, 9/26/02, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 228: Motion Rejected 45-52: R 2-46; D 42-6; I 1-0, 10/1/02, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 241: Motion Agreed To 50-47: R 48-0; D 1-46; I 1-1, 11/13/02, Reid Voted Nay)

-- Senate Dems Stalled Homeland Security For 112 Days. (H.R. 5005, Received In The Senate 7/30/02; H.R. 5005, CQ Vote No. 249: Passed 90-9: R 48-0; D 41-8; I 1-1, 11/19/02, Reid Voted Yea)

In 1995, Reid Voted To Slash FBI Funding By $80 Million. (H.R. 2076, CQ Vote No. 480: Adopted 49-41: R 9-40; D 40-1, 9/29/95, Reid Voted Yea)

REID'S PLAN IS ``EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY TO ALL AMERICANS''?

Reid Voted To Block Medical Liability Reform At Least Twelve Times. (H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 140: Motion Rejected 65-35: R 24-30; D 41-5, 5/2/95, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 141: Motion Agreed To 56-44: R 13-41; D 43-3, 5/2/95, Reid Voted Yea; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 144: Passed 53-47: R 48-6; D 5-41, 5/2/95, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 151: Motion Rejected 46-53: R 44-10; D 2-43; I 0-0, 5/4/95, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 152: Motion Rejected 47-52: R 45-9; D 2-43; I 0-0, 5/4/95, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 160: Motion Agreed To 54-44: R 46-7; D 8-37, 5/10/95, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 956, CQ Vote No. 161: Passed 61-37: R 46-7; D 15-30, 5/10/95, Reid Voted Nay; S. 1052, CQ Vote No. 212: Motion Agreed To 52-46: R 2-45; D 49-1; I 1-0, 6/29/01, Reid Voted Yea; S. 812, CQ Vote No. 197: Motion Agreed To 57-42: R 6-42; D 50-0; I 1-0, 7/30/02, Reid Voted Yea; S. 11, CQ Vote No. 264: Motion Rejected 49-48: R 49-2; D 0-45; I 0-1, 7/9/03, Reid Voted Nay; S. 2061, CQ Vote No. 15: Motion Rejected 48-45: R 47-3; D 1-41; I 0-1, 2/24/04, Reid Voted Nay; S. 2207, CQ Vote No. 66: Motion Rejected 49-48: R 48-3; D 1-44; I 0-1, 4/7/04, Reid Voted Nay)

Reid Voted Against Historic 2001 And 2003 Bush Tax Cuts. (H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote No. 86: Adopted 65-35: R 50-0; D 15-35, 4/6/01, Reid Voted Nay; H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote No. 98: Adopted 53-47: R 48-2; D 5-45, 5/10/01, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 1836, CQ Vote No. 165: Passed 62-38: R 50-0; D 12-38, 5/23/01, Reid Voted Nay; S. Con. Res. 23, CQ Vote No. 108: Adopted 56-44: R 50-1; D 6-42; I 0-1, 3/26/03, Reid Voted Nay; H. Con. Res. 95, CQ Vote No. 134: Adopted 51-50: R 49-2; D 1-47; I 0-1, With Vice President Cheney Casting A ``Yea'' Vote, 4/11/03, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote No. 179: Passed 51-49: R 48-3; D 3-45; I 0-1, 5/15/03, Reid Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote No. 196: Adopted 51-50: R 48-3; D 2-46; I 0-1, With Vice President Cheney Casting A ``Yea'' Vote, 5/23/03, Reid Voted Nay)

REID REALITY: REID IS A ``ONE-MAN FILIBUSTER''

``All This Does Not Mean, However, That Harry Reid Is Not A Hard-Nosed Partisan Democrat. In The Last Congress, He Conducted A One-Man Filibuster Of Nearly Nine Hours, Sipping Sparingly On Water So He Wouldn't Have To Leave The Senate Floor For The Restroom, To Upset A Republican Talkathon To Blast Democratic Delaying Tactics.'' (Bob Dart, ``Harry Reid: Breaking The Democratic Mold,'' Cox News Service, 11/19/04)

In The 108th Congress Reid Voted Against Cloture On Judicial Nominees Twenty Times. (CQ Vote No. 40: Motion Rejected 55-44: R 51-0; D 4-43; I 0-1, 3/6/03, Reid Voted Nay; Vote No. 53: Motion Rejected 55-42: R 51-0; D 4-41; I 0-1, 3/13/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 56: Motion Rejected 55-45: R 51-0; D 4-44; I 0-1, 3/18/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 114: Motion Rejected 55-44: R 51-0; D 4-43; I 0-1, 4/2/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 137: Motion Rejected 52-44: R 50-0; D 2-43; I 0-1, 5/1/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 140: Motion Rejected 52-39: R 49-0; D 3-38; I 0-1, 5/5/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 143: Motion Rejected 54-43: R 50-0; D 4-42; I 0-1, 5/8/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 144: Motion Rejected 52-45: R 50-0; D 2-44; I 0-1, 5/8/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 308: Motion Rejected 53-43: R 51-0; D 2-42; I 0-1, 7/29/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 312: Motion Rejected 55-43: R 51-0; D 4-42; I 0-1, 7/30/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 316: Motion Rejected 53-44: R 51-0; D 2-44; I 0-0, 7/31/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 419: Motion Rejected 54-43: R 51-0; D 2-43; I 1-0, 10/30/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 441: Motion Rejected 51-43: R 49-0; D 2-42; I 0-1, 11/6/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 450: Motion Rejected 53-42: R 51-0; D 2-41; I 0-1, 11/14/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 451: Motion Rejected 53-43: R 51-0; D 2-42; I 0-1, 11/14/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 452: Motion Rejected 53-43: R 51-0; D 2-42; I 0-1, 11/14/03, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 158: Motion Rejected 53-44: R 51-0; D 2-43; I 0-1, 7/20/04, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 160: Motion Rejected 52-46: R 51-0; D 1-45; I 0-1, 7/22/04, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 158: Motion Rejected 54-44: R 51-0; D 3-43; I 0-1, 7/22/04, Reid Voted Nay; CQ Vote No. 162: Motion Rejected 53-44: R 50-0; D 3-43; I 0-1, 7/22/04, Reid Voted Nay)

Reid Establishing ``War Room'' With As Many As 15 Staffers To Coordinate Messaging For Democratic Obstruction. (Geoff Earle, ``Reid Makes It Clear He's No Daschle,'' The Hill, 12/1/04)

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