Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Harry Reid - Master Statesman

...or DREAMs don't always come true.
It has been a rough few weeks for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. First, while speaking to a BYU audience, he tried to out-gun President Ezra Taft Benson (Eisenhower's Ag Secretary) as a patriot. (Harry, Harry. There is no way you can beat a dead Prophet. What were you thinking?)

Then today he’s on the air with back-to-back sound bites saying: “One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming.” Later on in the same press conference, a reporter asked Harry to clarify his statement. “Senator, on the California fires, you said that the reason the fires are burning in California is global warming?"
Reid: "No. Here's what I - I didn't say the reason the fires were burning in Southern California was global warming.”

So, Senator, if you expect people to listen to you, it would be wise to listen to yourself. What you are saying might surprise you.

Reid is fast becoming the Senate’s worst enemy. Remember during the summer when he masterminded the plot to ram reprehensible immigration reform through Congress with his procedural shenanigans? I believe it was called the clay pigeon.

You would think he learned his lesson as he watched the Senate’s approval rating plummet after the failed stunt.

But, no. Harry has to try it again with the DREAM Act, invoking a procedural tactic called Rule 14 to get it passed.

It seems strange to have to remind a man who has been in Washington since 1982, but just once in a while Rule #1 is “Vote on behalf of the American citizens.” Maybe Rule #2 is important as well: “The less time you spend with Dick Durbin, the better off you’ll be.” You see, two amnesty lovers can sometimes convince each other that America wants illegal aliens to be rewarded for trespassing.

It appears that the DREAM Act needed 60 votes, but only received 52. Once again the distinguished gentleman from Nevada has bet on the wrong horse. Maybe November will be a better month for Harry, if he can just keep his mouth shut.


  1. Does everybody want to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Is that why global warming is the answer to everything these days?

  2. No, Al Gore won the Nobel for inventing the Internet.

    I love this "Do Nothing" Congress of ours. What ever happened to Pelosi's pledge to have major changes within the first 100 days? 100 days was up quite a while ago...still waiting...hello? US govt? Anyone actually working up on the Hill?

  3. Count your blessings she didn't get things done in 100 days. Here's Pelosi at 300 days starting a war with Turkey. They're all playing GOTCHA! rather than working.
    Will Rogers used to say, "We ought to be happy we're not getting all the government we're paying for."