WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., went on the warpath against tea-party Republicans Monday, blasting them as “extreme,” “fanatics,” “anarchists” and living in a “partisan bubble” just as the Senate opened its session Monday and prepared to consider the House government-funding resolution, which strips funding from Obamacare and its exchanges.

Just minutes into the session, Reid asked for consent to proceed with judicial candidate confirmations. But Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, quickly interjected, refusing to grant consent.

Then Reid began furiously tearing into Republican lawmakers, warning that no defunding of Obamacare will ever happen while Barack Obama is president and he is majority leader.

“Mr. President, inside the House Republican bubble, the crowd cheered a plan to deny health insurance to tens of millions of Americans. Outside the House Republican bubble, reaction was altogether different,” Reid insisted, even though polls show most Americans disapprove of Obamacare.

The majority leader mocked the plan as outside the mainstream and dividing even Republicans, even though 227 GOP members in the House voted for the bill, with just one voting against it.