Monday, December 7

harry reid is in trouble

Harry Reid is making a fool of himself again. He obviously doesn't have the votes on health care, so he's scared and lashing out.
"Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all Republicans have come up with is this slow down, stop everything, let's start over," said Reid. "You think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough.' When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted, 'Slow down, there will be a better day to do that. The day isn't quite right,' " Reid said on the Senate floor.

"When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone, regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today," he continued. "History is repeating itself before our eyes. There are now those who don't think it is the right time to reform health care. If not now, when, madam president? But the reality for many that feel that way, it will never, never be a good time to reform health care."
Someone needs to tell Reid a Republican President named Lincoln abolished slavery. The Democrats were more than happy to keep blacks as slaves. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) was a member of the KKK. Give me a break.

Health care isn't going to pass because it's a bad bill. Democrats, with their plan, aren't insuring people and they aren't cutting costs. They are insuring fewer people and costing a lot more, adding to the already astronomical deficit.

Reid is hysterical because he knows that, according to polls, 81% of self-described motivated Republicans are planning to vote in 2010, versus only 56% of so-far unmotivated Democrats. Obama has been a giant disappointment.

Plus, Harry is locked in a tight re-election battle in Nevada. How great would it be if he lost to Danny Tarkanian?


Blogger Jaz said...

Reid is only animated anymore when he lashes out at Republicans who he somehow imagines should be required to vote for a horrible bill of which no effort was made to ever include any Republican ideas.

In the press conference the other day Reid attacked the minority party for failure to make progress on his bill then seemed dejected when he had to, in response to a question, actually talk about the progress being made strictly amongst Democrats, which is the only thing that matters as far as the bill's progress.

The Democrats in the Senate cannot agree on the public option, abortion, and whether or not illegals should be covered.

Maybe some of these moderate Democrats shouldn't have relied so heavily on mimicking Republican talking points in order to get elected. They know that the voters will throw them out of office in less than a year if they fail to act as the pro-life, pro-business, and pro-fiscal discipline candidates that they campaigned as.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Kent said...

Smoke, lies, mirrors and insanely supportive media coverage is the only way Democrats get elected or stay in power.

8:05 PM  

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