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Reid calls GOP of Charlie Brown government

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling Senate Republicans as practicing “Charlie Brown theory of government” for delaying many of the Democratic legislative priorities. He reportedly said, “I’ve been terribly disappointed by the Charlie Brown theory of government around here” during a press conference on the state aid bill.

According to The Hill, a GOP aid joked, “A Senate GOP aide joked: “I don’t get it – Is Reid comparing himself to Charlie Brown, Lucy or the football?”

Community Comments

#1 Josh McDonald
@ 12:44 pm

I don’t get it either. I’ve always figured the Democrats were more of a Charlie Brown type, and Republicans tend to be more Lucyesque.

Or Violet, in the case of yesterday’s comic:

#2 Stephen Beals
@ 2:51 pm


#3 Jim Lavery
@ 8:40 pm

No wonder Reid’s own son, who’s running for governor of Nevada, won’t even use his last name in his campaign.

#4 Stacy Curtis
@ 10:20 pm

Good grief!

#5 Justin Howe
@ 7:39 am

I thought more of Charlie Brown’s parents when it comes to government. “Wa-wa, wa-wawawa…”

#6 Joel Bader
@ 11:54 am

Perhaps Harry Reid should compare the Republicans to the ghosts in The Family Circus who cause trouble in the Keane household. “Who tried to stop the stimulus act?” “Not me” “Ida know”

I’m sure that Not Me and Ida Know will be stumping for the Republican incumbents candidates, esp those who lag behind their opponents.

#7 Shane Davis
@ 12:11 pm

November is the tree and Harry is the kite…

#8 Karyl Miller
@ 2:04 pm

I’m sure Harry Reid was referring to Charlie Brown of the old Coaster’s song – not the darling comic character. Remember “Fe fe fi fi fo fo fum, I smell smoke in the auditorium? Charlie Brown, he’s a clown that Charlie Brown…” Reid and I must have the same oldies but goodies.

#9 Garey Mckee
@ 3:58 pm

LOL @ Justin. Hell, let’s take it one obscure step further. It’s the Miss Othmar theory of Government. Wahh wahh wah wahhhh

#10 Rob Smith, Jr.
@ 7:44 pm

Very good, Shane!!!

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