August 10th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
8 years ago

Cuccinelli: Harry Reid the lead blocker

Washington (CNN) - Ken Cuccinelli, Senate Conservative Fund president, blames the stalemate in Congress on the Democratic “obstructionist Senate.”

He says the House, at the very least, is voting more than the Senate, and he says the government should get out of the way.

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Democratic Sen. “Harry Reid is blocking this and he is the lead blocker for the President, whose approval rating is so low in the sixth year of his terms that it is going to do harm not on a race-by-race basis, but across the board, because of the utter failure of the policies,” Cuccinelli said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

When asked about President Obama's role this week as the news-conference-talker in chief, he added, “Give me a break.”

Cuccinelli, who has been a strong opponent of Obamacare, criticized the media for what he describes as a “love fest” for Obama, despite breaking a promise for transparency.

He agreed, however, with Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter that when a president takes a vacation, it's a perfect talking point for political opponents, regardless of political persuasion.

He quipped, “I joke with some of my conservative friends who - uh-oh, look at the President, playing all this golf. I’m like, what, do you want him at his desk?”

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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Name

    ha ha ha haaa ha, somebody give me a bottle of water my throat is getting dry, ha haaay. are bleeping kidding me. what other bill the repubs voted on, other than kill obamacare over 50 times. where the jobs jobs jobs bill from 2010, and dont tell me about tax cuts for the rich either, we all knows they pay less than 10 percent effective rate. where are the freeking jobs bill repubs. i am tired of you guys taking all American for fools, play that crap to your right wing base, no one else is lessening.

    August 10, 2014 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  2. YoonYoungJo

    Presidents aren't allowed to take a vacation? The last time I checked Congress, Senate and Presidents are all humans and as humans require recharging of batteries once in awhile. The Senate, Congress, President, they all need to focus on negotiating domestically and standing united against Foreign policy. Ensure legitimacy in our Govt by maintaining the rule of law and constituition. Sometimes it seems keeping the old guard happy seems more important then paving a path for the future and future generations. Its time to stop letting foreign influence and foreign powers dictate how the US works. Are we the United States or the United World of America? Which one is it? Because we can't be both and trying to be both is going to bring great harm to this country.

    August 10, 2014 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  3. YoonYoungJo

    On a side note, maybe if both sides came to realize that most foreign countries ideas for this country are probably not the best ideas to get behind might be a good start. Also accepting the fact most countries, if they provide a suggestion of how the US should handle situations on its own soil is probably not in the best interest of the US, might also be a good start. Also understanding the old method of warfare is dying and a new method has taken its place.

    Another good measure to take would be to limit campaign limits of companies and corporations, especially if they do not pay US taxes.

    August 10, 2014 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  4. Wes

    reid is a disaster.

    August 11, 2014 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  5. KungFuKool

    The TEaOP is a national disgrace following their only game plan:
    1. Break government.
    2. Blame the democrats for broken government.

    It's pathetic.

    August 11, 2014 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  6. The right wing have lost their damned minds

    The problem here is that the Republicans insert 'poison pills' into every piece of legislation it touches so that on paper it can say 'look we are voting for this, that or the other'. But in reality they know very well that they are voting for things that do more to harm the middle class than help it.

    So while the House Republicans can find the time to vote some 40 plus odd times to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act they can not seem to vote on immigration reform, wage increases (unless it is for themselves), or spending bills to help feed their fellow American. However let it be the bill to fund Israel or to make war in Iraq then they can vote.

    We the People voted them into office to represent ALL Americans, not just the wealthy ones. The Republicans crack jokes about Obama playing golf but I didn't hear them cracking these jokes with W. Bush was taking more time off than any other President in the history of America was happening. It is hypocritical of them to blame Democrats for not voting away support of the American people while they vote away at every chance the support of middle class America in favor of big corporations. They point to high corporate tax rates while corporations enjoy aN 'effective' TAX RATE 10%. They vote against the hard working Americans while voting for a tax rate of at or near ZERO for people who derive their income from capital gains (in other words NOT FROM WORKING THEMSELVES).

    So why they try to distract us with all these gimmicks they need to know SOME of us are watching them do nothing.

    August 10, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |

    ~Cosigned~ Don't forget getting into women's uteruses too!!!!

    August 11, 2014 03:24 am at 3:24 am |
  7. skee

    As of 1 August 356 bill have passed the House and Harry Reid refuses to allow votes on any of them. Let a vote take place. The only thing he could be afraid of is that they would pass and it would put him and Obama in a bad position.

    August 11, 2014 05:31 am at 5:31 am |

    The Guns Over People teatards are desperate so they deflect like this guy. Can't wait to see American women bomb their whole party in November like the women in Virginia smacked him.

    August 11, 2014 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  9. Ian's Rushtache

    Roger Short says:
    August 10, 2014 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm
    Ken is absolutely right about Dirty Harry! Reid is terrible, and he’s got to go! The GOP must take over the Senate this Nov. and put Harry in the back of the room! Better still, put him in a separate room, where he can’t be heard from! The media likes to talk about the do-nothing congress, but facts are facts, and the fact is that the House has voted on, and passed FAR MORE bills than the Reid-led Senate has! So the do-nothing label certainly belongs, far more, to the dumbocrat controlled Senate under Dirty Harry!

    You guys are priceless!

    When it comes to Executive Orders, it's not the quantity, it's the content, right?

    But, if we are going to talk about the House, we've got to ignore the content and focus only on the quantity.


    August 11, 2014 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    No sane listens to this republican trash.

    August 11, 2014 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
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