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Harry Reid on Helping Kids With Cancer: “Why Would We Want to Do That?”

Remember the good old days of Democrat gun control, where the mantra from liberals had become this:

… if there’s even one thing we can do, if there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.

Apparently Harry Reid didn’t get the memo.

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Sen. Reid if, after complaining about the devastating effects of the shutdown, he would support the GOP’s bill to resume funding for cancer screenings for kids.
Reid’s response: “Why would we want to do that?”
Reid has made it clear  what the Democrats are doing – cheering on the government shutdown and hoping to score political/election points against Republicans, instead of sitting at the negotiating table and working to reopen the government.
Transcript of the exchange below:
DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that? And if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?
HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.
BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –
BASH: I’m just asking a question.
Here is the video…


Bear in mind this is the same man who once called budget cuts to the cowboy poetry festival “mean-spirited.”

Kids with cancer?  Meh.

Cowboy poetry?  You monsters!

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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