By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
That might be what Senator Harry Reid is thinking when pictured as he tries to look earnest. Images displayed of our President and the Senator who happens to try to lead the Senate often look heavenward as though they have a meeting with the Man upstairs. Perhaps they do, or perhaps they have a short meeting with the destiny of political life. Either way, this article is about Harry Reid, the bird flipper and his latest promise to pass an immigration bill during the lame-duck prelude to the swearing-in of a new Congress. Think of it as Reid’s “Duck Bill” if he manages to convince enough Senators to follow his folly. An article in today’s edition of The Washington Times by their reporter, Stephen Dinan, has said:
Mr. Reid, a Nevada Democrat who is in a desperate battle to keep his Senate seat, told Univision’s “Al Punto,” a Sunday political talk show, that he has the right as majority leader to decide what legislation reaches the floor, and said he is “a believer in needing to do something” on immigration.
Ever the demagogue himself, Mr. Reid resorts to hauling-out the old words Democrats and Progressives love to use to denigrate Republicans and Conservatives. Of course Reid neglects placing the blame for the immigrants plight where it belongs … squarely in the immigrants’ camp(no pun intended) in their home countries that have no path to success for the poor and at his and other ineffectual liberal’s feet:
“I just need a handful of Republicans. I would settle for two or three Republicans to join with me on the Dream Act and comprehensive immigration reform, but they have not been willing to step forward,” Mr. Reid said. “They want to keep talking about this issue, and I say [it] is demagoguery in its worst fashion and is unfair to the Hispanic community.”
Reid is attempting, with his last-minute rounds of Hispanic media outlets, to ride the tired old pony of undeserved amnesty to an election victory which will allow his continued forced legislation and friendship with his political cronies.
In September, just before Congress adjourned for two months, Mr. Reid tried to attach the Dream Act to the annual defense policy bill, which already was loaded down with language laying out a path for gays to serve openly in the military. But Republicans blocked the defense bill, arguing that Mr. Reid was playing politics just before the election.
The immigration issue has been dominant in the Nevada Senate race, which pits Mr. Reid against Republican nominee Sharron Angle, who has been running ads accusing Mr. Reid of being a friend of illegal immigrants.
Thanks and a flap of the cap to The Washington Times and Mr. Dinan.
- Reid Promises Immigration Vote After Election (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Reid makes it personal (politico.com)
- Harry Reid’s ‘Hispanic Outreach’ Staffer Engaged in Fake Marriage (politicsdaily.com)