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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Democrats Determined to Self-Destruct 

Mr. Rahm Emanuel, representing the wishes of Mr. Barack Obama, ordered Sen. Harry Reid to kiss Sen. Joe Lieberman's ass yesterday, and Sen. Reid obediently got on his knees.

From all appearances, there will be no health insurance reform that means squat. Plus, from all appearances, Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Obama are intent on losing their majorities in both houses of Congress next year, because (hey!) the profits of Big Insurance Companies come first.

For his part, Sen. Lieberman is going to need more compass to strut:
Mr. Lieberman could not be happier. He is right where he wants to be -- at the center of the political aisle, the center of the Democrats' efforts to win 60 votes for their sweeping health care legislation. For the moment, he is at the center of everything -- and he loves it.

"My wife said to me, 'Why do you always end up being the point person here?' " he said, flashing a broad grin in an interview on Monday.

Sen. Lieberman is a post turtle who thinks God put him up there. We all know it was Rahm Emanuel.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

This Just In 

POLITICO Breaking News:

"The White House is encouraging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to cut a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), which would mean eliminating the proposed Medicare expansion in the health reform bill, according to an official close to the negotiations. Lieberman threw health care reform into doubt Sunday when he told Reid that he would filibuster the bill if it allowed Americans ages 55 to 64 to purchase coverage in Medicare."

Oh Jeez.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

If We Have To Apologize to Harry Reid, We Will 


On our knees, in the snow ... if he actually comes through.

Still don't think he's much of a leader for the 21st Century.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wrong-Way Reid 

Yep. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to go.

Into retirement. Into the dustbin of history. On a cruise of the Bahamas. To the nearest Target. We don't care. Just go.

The Dems have a technical "majority," but Reid is no "leader" of it.

Tom Daschle was a terrible leader of the Dems when they were in the minority. Harry Reid is much, much worse now that they have their so-called majority.

We're witnessing the squandering of seed corn.


Friday, October 02, 2009

Harry Reid Blows Hot 

Noted frail reed Sen. Harry Reid, our least favorite Democratic Senate Majority Leader since the last Democratic Senate Majority Leader, put it on the record yesterday that there will be a public option in the final health insurance reform bill that goes to the president's desk.

Reid will be on the reconciliation committee, to meld House and Senate versions of reform. That much is a cinch. So he would be in a position to deliver on that promise. Not that we believe him in the first place, and not that we have any actual hope that the reconciled bill will contain any public option that isn't (a) "triggered" (something Congressional Democrats can later renege on, which they are so good at) or (b) so weak and watered down as to be meaningless (something else Congressional Democrats have shown past talents at accomplishing).

Jane Hamsher's take on the back-stage maneuvering is, once again, invaluable.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Harry Reid: Step Away From the Microphone 

Really, Senate Democrats can do better in a Majority Leader.

The ineptitude of Harry Reid has become too monumental to ignore. He will continue to be destructive to Democratic clarity and unity and therefore to the Obama initiatives. Jane Hamsher succinctly identified the manifold problems with Reid yesterday: "I Want to Play Poker With Harry Reid."

It's time for him to step down. If he won't do it voluntarily, he needs to be booted.


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