(Politico) Republicans think Harry Reid is running the Senate like a dictator: His no-compromise style is almost like Vladimir Putin's, and his inflammatory rhetoric is reminiscent of the Joe McCarthy era.
But Reid doesn't seem to care.
"Get a brain, OK?" the Senate majority leader snapped at a reporter, when asked why he doesn't permit far more votes on GOP amendments. "You're a smart guy."
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In an interview this week in his Senate office, a feisty Reid pushed back aggressively against Republican complaints over his leadership, pinning the blame entirely on the GOP for the gridlock and polarization that define the historically unproductive 113th Congress.