Welcome to the second installment of DUDEFIGHTS, a new more-regular-than-I-anticipated feature that highlights Inside Boys fighting with each other and me just sitting back and enjoying the action.
In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid got salty about his colleagues from the other side of the aisle. The gloves! Came! Off! The claws! Came! Out!
On Rush Limbaugh’s claim that Harry Reid made up his exercise accident story as cover up for what really happened, which is that Harry Reid got beat up by the mob:
It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh. He’s the guy that got all this started. Why in the world would I come up with a story that I got hurt in my own bathroom with my wife standing there? How could anyone say anything like that? I think a lot of people, as I read, they kind of don’t like me as a person. And I think that’s unfortunate.
On Mitch McConnell:
He is a lump of coal.
On calling Alan Greenspan a “political hack.”
Oh yeah. I remember that.
On the GOP Presidential field:
You know, I don’t really care. I think they’re all losers.
Bonus: Reid didn’t name a single GOP candidate. Your move, unnamed dudes.
Reid’s candor likely stems from the fact that he’s not running for reelection in 2016. If all of our Congressional dudes are capable of this Real Housewives-style swiping if they don’t fear political repercussions, that’s as good a case as any for term limits. Men are so emotional.
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