Thursday, January 8, 2009

Harry Reid - Getting in the way of Change?

I read a great article at the Daily Kos today that summarizes my feelings on Reids actions the last few weeks.

Jane gives us the narrative, and it ain't pretty. Harry Reid is hopeless.

But this is my favorite line, from Reid:

"I don't work for Barack Obama."

This from the guy who blamed Obama for his caucus' decision to keep Lieberman as chair of Homeland Security. He was Obama's Employee of the Month back then.

So Reid was out bluffed by Lieberman, then he was outbluffed by McConnell on seating Franken, and now he'll be outbluffed by the guy appointed by the crooked governor.

Meanwhile, while he rants about one crook, he coddles another.

My personal feeling, you guys, I don't know what good [sending former Sen. Ted Stevens to jail would do] ... He was a real war hero too, you know. He's been punished enough.

If Republicans were truly smart, they'd give Reid an electoral pass. He's the best thing Republicans have going for them in the entire Congress.

My hope is that is not such a punk as to stand in the way of a democratic president. It would be a shame. After all, he sat by and let a republican congress rubber stamp Bush's agenda for six years. Now is not the time to cannibalize your own party. Reid is either part of the problem or part of the solution. Its about time he step up and act like the majority leaders instead of an insipid child who refuses to be told what to do.

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