Nurse Ratched, Senator Reid Is Ready For The Rubber Room
The Las Vegas Review Journal, reported that Senator Harry 'Crybaby' Reid (D-NV), while giving a presentation in Las Vegas, NV, before 60 juniors at Del Sol High School, said, among other things, that he thought President George Bush was a loser.
In the course of a discussion on filibusters and Senate rules, Washington's top Democrat gave the 60 juniors a lesson in partisan politics, particularly about the commander in chief. "The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid said in response to a question about President Bush's policies. "I think this guy is a loser.
"I think President Bush is doing a bad job," he added to a handful of chuckles.
"He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."
All this from the top Democrat in Washington. It should be noted that the tacky comments, made while Bush was overseas, also violated the practice of restraint the opposition party customarily exercises when a President is abroad.
Supposedly, the 'distinguished' Senator from Nevada later called the White House to apologize for the name-calling. He should have apologized for his lapse of memory. Need we remind Harry that it is George Bush who has been sleeping in the White House for the past 5 years, not Al Gore or John Kerry. It should also be pointed out to Harry that the Republicans control the House of Representatives, the Senate and a majority of the governorships in this great country of ours. Sounds like a big bunch of losers to me.
Then, on May 10, 2005, the 'distinguished' Senator Reid said this to reporters in the Capitol:
Maybe it was a poor choice of words, but I want every one within the sound of my voice to know how displeased I am with what this White House is doing to our country. We have a fictitious crisis on Social Security that's been created. We have deficits that are absolutely unbelievable. This man has gone from a multi-trillion dollar surplus to a 6 trillion dollar deficit. We have an intractable war in Iraq that he has no way out of this, that he has been able to share with the American people.
"Maybe...." Do you, or do you not, apologize Harry?
I still consider this confrontation entirely unnecessary, and irresponsible. The White House manufactured this crisis. Since Bush took office, the Senate confirmed around 208 of the judicial nominations and turned back only 10. A 95% confirmation rate.
George Bush wants to run the Senate into a second House of Representatives; a rubber stamp for his right wing agenda and radical judges. That's not how America works.
This one-sided discourse by the Senator is truly pathetic. If there has been a constructive thought uttered by the Democrats since George Bush won in 2000, I don't remember it. Wouldn't it be nice if the gentleman from Nevada would spend more time prescribing his own plan for America, and less time on all this petty obstructionism?
Posted by Rick | May 12, 2005 10:54 PM