Harry Reid is a Disgrace

Harry Reid is not one of my favorite people. It is not that he is a Democrat, I like plenty of them and some I admire even though I don’t agree with them. My admiration comes from the fact that they stick to their beliefs no matter how misguided or wrong I might think they are. People like Reid though are opportunists who only look out for their political careers. Kick in the fact that Reid consistently ignores Senate ethics rules and always seems to be involved in some shady deal and you can understand why Rush Limbaugh refers to him as dingy Harry Reid.

Reid recently stated that the war in Iraq was lost. I have already taken this weak man to task for those comments and today Vice President Dick Cheney (who I like) had a few words to say about Reid and his statements:

I usually avoid press comment when I’m up here, but I felt so strongly about what Senator Reid said in the last couple of days, that I thought it was appropriate that I come out today and make a statement that I think needs to be made.

I thought his speech yesterday was unfortunate, that his comments were uninformed and misleading. Senator Reid has taken many positions on Iraq. He has threatened that if the President vetoes the current pending supplemental legislation, that he will send up Senator Russ Feingold’s bill to de-fund Iraq operations altogether.

Yet only last November, Senator Reid said there would be no cutoff of funds for the military in Iraq. So in less than six months’ time, Senator Reid has gone from pledging full funding for the military, then full funding but with conditions, and then a cutoff of funding — three positions in five months on the most important foreign policy question facing the nation and our troops.

Yesterday, Senator Reid said the troop surge was against the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group. That is plainly false. The Iraq Study Group report was explicitly favorable toward a troop surge to secure Baghdad. Senator Reid said there should be a regional conference on Iraq. Apparently, he doesn’t know that there is going to be one next week. Senator Reid said he doesn’t have real substantive meetings with the President. Yet immediately following last week’s meeting at the White House, he said, “It was a good exchange; everyone voiced their considered opinion about the war in Iraq.”

What’s most troubling about Senator Reid’s comments yesterday is his defeatism. Indeed, last week, he said the war is already lost. And the timetable legislation that he is now pursuing would guarantee defeat.

Maybe it’s a political calculation. Some Democratic leaders seem to believe that blind opposition to the new strategy in Iraq is good politics. Senator Reid himself has said that the war in Iraq will bring his party more seats in the next election. It is cynical to declare that the war is lost because you believe it gives you political advantage. Leaders should make decisions based on the security interests of our country, not on the interests of their political party. The Corner

VP Cheney is correct. Reid vowed that the Democrats would not cut funding for the troops and now he is threatening to do just that if the President does not sign the bill that Congress sent him for funding the war. The President has indicated he will veto it because it contains a timetable. He should veto it! It is not the place of Congress to determine the manner or time with regard to how a war is executed. The President is responsible for how a war is run and Congress is trying to remove his Constitutional power by using the money for the war as a method to blackmail the President into acquiescing his authority. This should not occur and the veto pen is a way to ensure it does not.

Reid responded to the VP’s remarks by indicating that this bill is generous and provides more than what the President asked for. It does because it is loaded with pork. The bill includes pork for farmers and other groups. This money has nothing to do with the war and should be stricken though I believe the President would sign the bill, pork and all, if it did not contain timetables. Reid is full of crap and the only thing he has in mind is how his party can pick up more seats in the next election and how he can keep his job, a job that he is pathetically inept at performing.

I believe that Reid took too many shots to the head when he boxed and that the stroke he suffered caused brain damage (of course this assumes he has a brain). He must be brain damaged to say that he will not resort to name calling and then in the next breath call the VP a name. Our soldiers deserve better than this guy and they have expressed their dissatisfaction with both Reid and Bella Pelosi. One troop called Reid a douche and I can not argue that point. Reid is a low life scum sucking maggot who does not deserve to be in the Senate much less a leadership position.

I thank God every day that these idiots were not in charge during WW II or we would be speaking German or Japanese and be relegated to serving the leaders of those countries. I am also thankful that these idiots were not in charge when we were fighting for independence or we might still be under the Crown. Reid and his ilk are pathetic losers who are cowards and do not have the stomach to fight when it is necessary. The only thing they know how to fight for is the power they have obtained.

We need to get rid of these jackasses in the next election. Harry Reid needs to go back to private life where he can work on bogus land deals. He needs to be gone and at this point I really don’t care how that is accomplished. I would just as soon take him to Iraq and drop him off on the middle of the desert and tell him to start walking. Maybe we could see if he would like to box with one of our soldiers who has “lost the war.”

Listen up Reid. We have not lost anything and we can not allow pathetic losers like you to do to our troops what you did during Vietnam. We can not allow this. If you allow this to happen we might just have to show up in force in DC and straighten you pathetic people out. Sheehan and her hag patrol are not the only ones who can protest and get on the news.

I agree with Gribbit who said that President Bush should start shutting own departments in the government that have nothing to do with the war until it is fully funded and without restrictions. Start with the Department of Education and work down from there. Nothing will get done in government until the war is funded. If I were President this is the kind of hardball I would play and I would make sure that the Democrats suffered dearly for their lack of support for our troops.

Harry Reid is a dweeby little idiot who needs his ass kicked. I can think of about 140,000 people who would stand in line to do just that.

Big Dog

UPDATE: The Democrats are not with him and Reid is backpedaling. It is all because they do not want to appear soft on national security. Too late!

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