There’s no nice, genteel way to say this. There’s no way to sugar-coat it.
Harry Reid, the senior Senator who allegedly represents the state in which I live, is a moron. And quite possibly suffering from the onset of dementia. I’m not sure if he’s Barack Obama’s bitch or Barack is his bitch, but the net effect is the same.
He is completely out of control, over his head, and shows no sign of any intelligent brain activity.
I don’t say this lightly.
I actually endorsed him for re-election in 2004 and voted for him as well.
I felt, at the time, that Reid was representing Nevada’s best interests.
But, when he ascended to the rarified air of the Senate leadership, he turned into a mall cop. You know, give the guy a little power, and he turns into Adolph Hitler on a segway.
Politico reported over the weekend that Reid singl-ehandedly played Dr. Evil (the libs in Washington didn’t actually put it this way) convincing Obama NOT to negotiate. The Obamacare fight isn’t about jobs or healthcare in Harry’s demented calculus. It’s purely political.
Harry thinks he’s maneuvered the so-called tea party wing of the House into a losing position, as do most of the establishment pundits in Washington and New York.
He thinks that the public will blame the GOP for the shutdown.
Here’s a question.
What if they gave a shutdown, and nobody came?
This isn’t 1995. The shutdown of the government will mostly affect…wait for it…non essential government employees. People who make a whole lot more on average in pay and benefits than the average American. Nobody will die because these people are not working. And it is probable that nobody will die because the government is shut down. It is just not that important to the daily life of the average American. Unless you are an American sucking on the government’s teat; and even then, there might not be much of an effect.
Under those circumstances, how dumb does Harry think the average American is?
Remember, they said that the so-called fiscal cliff would be a killer. Sequestration was going to kill us all.
The biggest net effect of sequestration was the ending of tours in the White House.
Harry and Barack are like the little boys crying wolf. Nobody believes them anymore and, because they live in their bubble, they don’t realize it.
I’m not sure how many nights Harry has spent in the actual state he supposedly represents in the last year, but I’d bet we’re talking in single digits.
And what he learns in his home at the Ritz Carleton in Washington DC is all from the doorman who expects a Christmas tip.
Obama has also learned nothing because a) he’s the smartest guy in the room, and b) nobody on his staff wants to give him bad news.
But it’s not like the other side of the aisle has covered itself in glory, either.
If ever you wanted to go on a RINO hunt, you would have to start in the halls of the Capitol. The so-called Republicans who lined up with the pundits who keep saying that a shutdown is a bad thing are thinking about being re-elected, and that violates the basic rule of fixing things.
If you are more worried about being re-elected than about fixing things, then you are part of the problem and should not be re-elected.
Personally, I would like to see Congress shut down for awhile.
Then, at least, they couldn’t do much to hurt us any more than they already have.
One final word.
Harvey Whittemore, a former Nevada power broker/lobbyist, was just sentenced to two years in prison for raising $133,000 for Reid’s campaign fund at the request of Reid. He did it by giving family members and employees money, which they then gave Reid. That wasn’t legal in 2008. After the Citizens’ United decision, all Whittemore would have had to do is write a $133,000 check to Reid’s PAC.
If Whittemore actually has to serve that time, Reid should be in the next cell because it strains credulity that Reid didn’t know exactly what was going on.