Harry still thinking like a loser on his debt bill.
Or maybe he doesn’t want to win this one. Would you, in his shoes? Via AoSHQ: Reid to GOP: It’s your fault if stimulus stalls As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike. In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, | Read More »
Democratic Boondoggle Seeks To Lock in Leviathan
Let’s just be honest about the monstrosity labeled the stimulus package: It will not stimulate the economy in any where near the fashion the Democrats claim it will (if it manages to do so at all). It is not even really designed to do so. It is instead an attempt to grow the size and reach of government and cement it there for generations. The | Read More »
Ready….. Set ….. Go ! …… $600 Million “to prepare our country for Universal Healthcare” in The 2009 Stimulus Package. Wheeeeeee !
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when all The Democrats do is deceive. I put this up as a limited-in-length comment on two diaries, but now it’s time for us to give birth to another seed for revolution. The meat and potatoes first, then a bit of serious but possibly highly snarkified commentary……… From The National Conference Of State Legislators… This is the first | Read More »
Franken Tells Minnesota Court to Butt Out; Let Harry Reid Decide Who Won
Today Al Franken sought to eliminate the role of the Minnesota courts in deciding whether he won the state’s Senate election, and instead let Harry Reid decide: Democratic candidate Al Franken made a bid Wednesday to short-circuit the court case that’s intended to give Minnesota a winner in its closely contested Senate race. Attorneys for Franken argued that a state court should dismiss the lawsuit | Read More »
Rove Offers Advice Obama Should Take
Karl Rove sees warning signs for Obama in his dealings with Congress: More significantly, Team Obama is stumbling on its biggest priority — an economic stimulus package. One stutter step came when Mr. Obama said he looked forward to signing a stimulus bill on Jan. 20 and then failed to lay out a proposal by mid-December so Congress could chew it over. That led House | Read More »
This Is Fun
This is fun, fun, fun: Democrats angry over the botched handling of the Roland Burris imbroglio are putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin and President-elect Barack Obama — even as new legal developments in Illinois throw the issue back to the Senate again. Democratic sources say that Reid and Durbin underestimated the storm that would be caused | Read More »
Obama’s Senate seat to stay vacant
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, says president-elect Obama’s Senate seat will stay vacant until Democrat Governor Blagojevich is removed and a new appointment can be certified: “At this point we’ve clearly reached an impasse,” Durbin told reporters at his Chicago office. That’s Democrat speak for the courts don’t see things our way. Durbin also said the “Senate cannot waive a | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Pays Attention. Engages For Us. Please call and tell him thank you.
I never like being mean to guys on our side. So I’m glad I can now, this afternoon, write in praise of MItch McConnell. Senate sources tell me McConnell is paying attention and is now running a back channel action to disrupt Reid on Sunday. Basically, McConnell has gone from not being in the Senate on Sunday to encouraging other Republicans to skip out too, | Read More »
Conservatives About To Get Their Butts Handed To Them in Senate Thanks to Mitch McConnell
On Sunday, the Senate will vote on the lands bill. There is no unanimous consent relating to the bill because Senator Tom Coburn objected. But without Mitch McConnell standing up for Coburn, Harry Reid will be able to blame Coburn for the Sunday vote, which is the whole strategy, to isolate him and make him the enemy of the Senate Club. In fact, Mitch McConnell | Read More »
Barack Obama is/is not interfering with Reid’s seating/not seating Burris.
This is from yesterday, via TPM, and it’s President-Elect Obama declaring that the Burris pick is a “Senate matter:” “That is a Senate matter. But I know Roland Burris, obviously he’s from my home state. I think he’s a fine public servant. If he gets seated then I’m gonna work with Roland Burris just like I work with all the other senators to make sure | Read More »
Harry Reid: Leader of Leader’s
Harry Reid, is at times, a painful person to try and watch; he is ineffectual, bungling, and a sham of a leader. He is the perfect face-man for the progressive side of the Senate leadership. Embodying all of their negative attributes which will eventually lead to more feeble and clueless decision making. Recently, Reid was contemplating using armed guards to prevent Roland Burris from being | Read More »
Summarizing Harry Reid
Courtesy of Jacob Sullum, noting the news that the Senate Democratic leadership will back down and seat Roland Burris after all: That’s the right decision, since it’s the one required by law. But by announcing that Burris would be barred from the Senate as a matter of principle and quickly giving in, Reid and his allies look like the spineless, shifty hacks they are. By | Read More »
Our Democratic Congress: pushing kids’ clothes out of the reach of the poor since 2008.
Not that they meant to, of course. Or that the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act was meant to destroy thrift stores nationwide.
Burris, Smurris, Just Seat The Guy !
Roland Burris went to Washington with papers in hand stating that he was the Junior Senator from Illinois. Papers that prove that he was appointed legally to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. Papers that gave him the legal authority to take the oath of office along with 99 other Senators who began the 111th Congress. So Hapless Harry Reid read the papers, | Read More »
Democrats cracking over Burris?
Thin gruel, as of this moment: WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat. …but quite possible. (You can catch up on this here, by the way. Sort of.)[UPDATE: And more from our own Dan Spencer.)