The Cards Are On The Table Now

With Majority Leader Harry Reid saying the Senate will bring a public option bill to the floor (with states’ opt-out included), we’ll soon know whether the Democrats have the will to ram a bill down the throats of moderates, or whether kowtowing to the base is the death of reform. I honestly don’t know, at [...]

Out of Bounds

Well, I know the health care reform proposals are sinking fast now – Paul Krugman, cheerleader-in-chief for the Obama administration, has resorted to calling the moderate Democrats who have asked for more time to consider reform “the six deadly hypocrites”. Raise your hand if you think that’s behavior fitting a Nobel Prize winner.  Really, now [...]

Reid: Porking Is Fundamental

I blogged below on how Obama is just not credible.  I’m sorry, but he’s not.  He has not lived up to his promises, time and time again, which makes him no different than any other politician – only he was SUPPOSED to be different. The latest letdown is his quick cave-in to pork, which as [...]

Reid Says Economy Is Improving

I’m all for positivity, and there has been some criticism of Barack Obama, including from Bill Clinton, that he has been too negative during this economic crisis, but do the facts support Harry Reid when he says this? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Monday that the banking industry is “very close” to [...]

Who Killed Detroit?

The United Auto Workers?  Yes… The Big 3′s management?  Yes… A changing world? Yes… A credit crisis? Yes… But who put the final nail in the coffin?  Republicans, that’s who. I am filled with disgust at a party I have long associated myself with.  Party affiliations are built on more than single issues, and vows [...]

Honeymoon’s Almost Over

I’ve been quite content with most of Obama’s early decisions in the transition period.  I criticized his choice of Hillary, admittedly not on her own merits, but because of her association with her increasingly buffoonish husband.  The first real danger sign I saw was Obama’s choice of Bill Richardson for Secretary of Commerce (confirmed today).  [...]

Hopeful Signs

I’m not blind to the obvious: President-Elect Obama has been named the most liberal senator two years running of 2007, and already, ‘progressive’ bloggers, magazines, columnists, and lobbyists are clamoring for a hard turn left.  There are encouraging signs, however, that Obama is not going to make the mistake of alienating further the almost half [...]

Looking For Villians? Take Your Pick

“Success has a thousand fathers; failure is an orphan”. So goes the old saying, one I’m fond of quoting. Everyone now wants us to think they were prescient enough to see this calamity coming; no one wants to admit to contributing to it. Obama and McCain assure us that each saw the warning signs at [...]

Dirty Harry The Self-Indulgent

One of the signs of either (a) the delusional true believer, or (b) the complete hack is the unwillingness to accept reality as it is. Many have accused our Commander-in-Chief of this flaw, but it certainly applies to his opponents. Witness the reaction from the lefty blogosphere’s leading lights to the latest Republican victory over [...]

We’ll Mark You Down As “Not A Fan”

George Will on Harry Reid’s transparently phony excuse for pulling the immigration bill: Harry Reid, the Senate’s majority leader and resident Uriah Heep, affected ‘umble and syrupy sadness about the Senate’s inability to pass the immigration bill that he pulled from the floor last Thursday evening for a transparently meretricious reason. Saying the Senate’s time [...]

Is Partition The Answer?

There of those of us who still believe in the idea of a united, democratic Iraq, though our hopes have been dashed time and time again and the remnants are fading.  I never thought the idea of a partitioned Iraq was worth fighting and dying over.  You can understand, then, my disappointment that it has come [...]

Senator Levin: We Will Not Stop Funding The War

A Democratic senator with big-time influence and authority is quite publicly sending a message to Harry Reid and other Democrats who have thrown their lot in with the Nutroots®, and the message is this: we won’t stop funding for the war. The Senate will not stop paying for the Iraq war nor relent from insisting [...]

Nutroots® Rule The Democratic Roost

Ryan Grim details a scenario that should be cause for concern for all moderate, non-’progressive’ liberals: the complete domination of Harry Reid by the likes of Matt Stoller and Kos. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had been under weeks of pressure from liberal bloggers and members angry about a scheduled Democratic debate co-sponsored by [...]

AP: Democrats In ‘Disarray’ On Iraq

What’s that noise all across Washington? Why, it’s the furious backpedaling of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, as they ‘cut and run’ from the political mess they’ve made: Democratic leaders backed away from aggressive plans to limit President Bush’s war authority, the latest sign of divisions within their ranks over how to proceed. Senate Majority Leader [...]

The Democrats’ Obsession With Vietnam

Harry Reid says Iraq is worse than Vietnam: After months of heated rhetoric slamming President Bush’s Iraq policy, the Senate’s top Democrat moved into new terrain by declaring the Iraq war a worse blunder than Vietnam. “This war is a serious situation. It involves the worst foreign policy mistake in the history of this country,” [...]

“Dirty” Harry Reid Is Killing Earmark Reform…With The Assistance Of Cowardly Senate Republicans

Robert Novak has the details: The Senate Republican leadership met behind closed doors this week to ponder Majority Leader Harry Reid’s audacious power grab on the massive catchall appropriations bill. They decided they could not filibuster the bill for fear of being blamed for closing down the government, but they still wanted enough votes opposing [...]

More On Dirty Harry Reid’s Latest Land Grab

Dennis Byrne: Instead of talking in sweeping platitudes about “ethics reform,” Senate Democrats might want to prove they mean it by dumping their ethically challenged majority leader, Harry Reid. The Nevada lawmaker has been implicated in yet another land scheme that this time could net him a tidy $50,000 to $290,000. Los Angeles Times investigative [...]

“Dirty” Harry Reid Strikes Again

If Democrats seriously wanted to do anything about the culture of corruption, they’d start with the Senate Majority Leader: It’s hard to buy undeveloped land in booming northern Arizona for $166 an acre. But now-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid effectively did just that when a longtime friend decided to sell property owned by the employee [...]

Ethically Challenged Reid Fails To Block Earmark Transparency Measure

Capitol Hill staffers recently voted Harry Reid the second most ‘ethically challenged’ man in the Senate, and not for nothing, either. Yet despite Reid’s best efforts, a piece of ethical reform that should be welcomed by both parties appears to be one step closer to passage: After campaigning for months on a promise to tighten [...]

The Culture Of Corruption: Abramoff Probe Focuses On The New Senate Majority Leader

Harry Reid is once again in the news, but for less welcome reasons than yesterday: As convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff reported to federal prison today, a source close to the investigation surrounding his activities told ABC News that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was one of the members of Congress Abramoff had allegedly implicated in his [...]