Reid His Lips, No Weekends Off (Except For Fundraiser)

The debate in the Senate over health care is dragging on and the pressure is on Harry Reid to get a bill passed. He has met stiff resistance and no matter what he does he alienates another segment of the Senate so that he does not have the number of votes needed to pass the bill. Reid feels the debate is so important that he recently decided that the Senate would work weekends because this issue is just so darned important:

“The American people don’t get weekends off from this injustice,” Reid said. “Bankruptcy doesn’t keep bankers’ hours. The bills don’t go away just because it’s a Saturday; the pain doesn’t go away just because it’s a Sunday.” Las Vegas Sun

Reid probably figured that Republicans would cave because they had to work weekends but that will not happen but I have felt from the start that it would not be long before all of the Senators grew restless. They will all want to get home for Christmas and will stop debate.

Harry Reid has however, found one thing that is more important than the health care debate and that would be his political career. Reid is in a fight for his seat and it appears, unless something drastic happens, that he will lose next November. If the comments in the linked article are any indication, the people in Nevada can’t wait.

Yes, health care is very important to Harry Reid and he mandated weekend work but his career is more important so he has asked that the Republicans agree to taking this weekend off so that Harry can attend a fundraiser in New Orleans. Political whore Mary Landrieu and Harry Reid will be in the Big Easy at a $1000 (plus) per plate dinner in order to raise money for their reelections.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, a political fundraiser is more important than the health care debate. The American people might not get the weekend off from the “injustice” but Harry Reid wants the weekend off so he can raise money for his political career. Remember this the next time the morons tell you how important this issue is. It is not too important for Reid to stop work so he can raise money for his reelection campaign. Reelecting him would be the true injustice.

This should say all that needs to be said about the priorities of Harry Reid and for that matter, most other politicians. Their first two priorities, no matter what, are to get elected and to get reelected.

Reid can see the writing on the wall. He knows that he is toast next year and that he will have to give up his plush job. He knows that he is pushing an agenda that most Americans do not support and he knows that the reason that it is being pushed is to make Obama look good. This will backfire.

The stimulus was so important that it had to be passed immediately and before anyone had time to read it. Then it sat on Obama’s desk for four days while he took his wife on a date.

Health care is so important that it must be done immediately (even though no benefits will be seen until 2013 or 2014) and it is so important that the Senate must work weekends.

Until Harry Reid needs some time off to raise money for his reelection.

Self serving is a good description of Harry Reid.

LATE WORD: Late word from the linked article is that Republicans did not agree to the weekend off. Senator Mitch McConnell said that Reid told them they would be working every weekend and Republicans took him at his word.

Republicans rejected Reid’s request Thursday morning to fast track several spending bills, clear the floor for health reform votes next week, and take the weekend off.

“Republicans are prepared to provide a platform for the debate as long as it takes,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell, noting that “The majority leader said we would be working every weekend and we took him at his word.”

We expect to be here this weekend and we look forward to it. Republicans believe there is nothing more important we can do than stop this bill and start over… we are eager to continue the debate.”

“I know people have fundraisers because they are running for reelection and people have other important things to do, but there is nothing more important to do than this,” said McConnell.

What a nice way to make Reid choke on his own words. I have issues with McConnell but I agree with him on this one. Shove Reid’s words down his throat and make him choke on them just as the Democrats are doing to the American people with the health care bill.

UPDATE: The fundraiser has been canceled. This is outstanding. Of course Reid and Landrieu will make it appear as if they are doing such important work that they could not be pulled away. The reality is that Republicans held Reid to his word. This is getting fun. Perhaps ole Harry should have thought about this when he mandated the weekend work (not that I am opposed to them working weekends). I mean, he had to have known the fundraiser was scheduled…

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16 Responses to “Reid His Lips, No Weekends Off (Except For Fundraiser)”

  1. Adam says:

    I still wouldn’t call Reid done before the primaries even start. You never know when a Republican is going to have a gay love affair or have a macacca moment and let a double some digit lead slip away.

    • Big Dog says:

      You mean you never know when some hypocrite liberal will exploit such things?

      Or when a word that is nonsense will be made into racism? Unless of course that word is spoken by a liberal like Hillary, Biden or others…

      No Reid is gone. The nation is going to hammer him. He is 70 and brain damaged. He might die before then.

      • Adam says:

        No, it’s not Allen’s fault at all that he called an Indian American man a “nonsense word” that just happens to be a racial slur for monkey. How dare the Democrats exploit that!

        The nation can’t hammer Reid, only the state of Nevada. Personally I think the Democrats could use new leadership but I’m still going to say it’s way too early to issue such sure statements.

        • Big Dog says:

          The nation certainly hammered Allen.

          It was a nonsense word and it happened to be INTERPRETED as a racial slur.

          But where was the uproar over Indians at the Duncan donuts (or 7-11 or whatever it was) or the Ghandi working at the gas station?

          Where was the liberal outrage over Biden saying that Obama was one of the clean ones?

          All is fair game but the moment someone exploits what a Dem does you and your ilk defend them and say it is nonsense but if it is a Republican you attack.

          Hypocrisy perhaps?

  2. Adam says:

    Next on the agenda, the well meaning bone through the nose picture that just happened to be INTERPRETED as racist. This is always your excuse. It’s not racist or offensive, it’s just liberals who think it is. There would be no problems with race in America if it wasn’t for us liberals…

    Biden’s statements have been offensive and he’s apologized for many stupid things he’s said. It goes a long way to say something offensive in a conversation where you’re speaking positively on a subject such as Biden celebrating the growth of the Indian community in DE, as opposed to Allen using an offensive slur he says he didn’t mean while tearing down somebody he considers an opponent.

    • Blake says:

      Oh- when it is a Republican, it just MUST be intentionally offensive, but when it’s Biden, well, it’s “just the democrat “village idiot” that is saying something we will excuse him for”?
      Please tell me you do not really take positions like that- that is known as “hypocrisy”- Can you say it?
      I thought you could, if you tried real hard- now go to your room and read (and memorize) the definition.

      • Adam says:

        It has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat so you can stop pretending it does.

        All of the following are offensive quotes that deserved apologies by the people that said them. But to raise them all to the same level of offensiveness is to be willfully tone deaf to racism in America.

        Biden encouraged by Indian American support in DE uses a racial stereotype:

        I’ve had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.

        Allen demeaning an American student with a racial slur he claimed to conveniently not know:

        This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He’s with my opponent… Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.

        Or Imus calling the Rutgers women hos:

        That’s some nappy-headed hos there. I’m gonna tell you that now, man, that’s some — woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute, you know, so, like — kinda like — I don’t know.

        Hillary Clinton using a racial stereotype:

        [Gandhi] ran a gas station down in St. Louis. [pause for laughter] No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century.

        Yes, obviously there is no difference in these statements and I’m just a hypocrite for thinking so. Right…

  3. Big Dog says:

    The bone through the nose. I saw one that made him into a witch doctor or soem such thing. If he had been white people would have understood the intent (moving medicine backwards). But I thought that came out during the primary and was from a lib group…

    Most of the racist stuff was.

    • Adam says:

      The Clinton campaign crossed the line several times in the primaries and should have been much more sensitive. The Obama campaign made up for it with sexist attacks so I don’t know if either should be that proud.

      I don’t know who created the image but it was made most famous by a conservative Florida doctor tied to the Tea Party movement.

  4. Big Dog says:

    A Florida doctor who was trying to show the direction medicine was heading.

    I see, so there are degrees of making bad statements. If Dem makes one it is not that bad but if a Republican makes one it is not that good.

    It is either right or wrong.

    You know Adam, I am beginning to think you are one of those who does not think it was rape, rape…

    Seems there are degrees tot hat as well when a libby does it.

    • Adam says:

      “I see, so there are degrees of making bad statements.”

      Exactly right.

      “If Dem makes one it is not that bad but if a Republican makes one it is not that good.”

      No, you’re just pretending now. It’s not my fault that in these cases you think using a racial slur is equal to saying Gandhi worked at a gas station. You can find plenty of examples of Democrats making really offensive racist statements, you just haven’t listed one yet.

      Which rape are we talking about?

      • Big Dog says:

        Polanski and Whoopi’s reaction.

        I am sorry Adam, I just figured that bad was bad. If a guy robs a bank and get $100 and a guy robs a bank and gets a million do we say there is a degree of badness so one should not be viewed as harshly as the other?

        LBJ created the system to enslave blacks. It was because of his racism. Byrd, racist. Truman, in the KKK.

        Many of the racist things that appeared int he last election came from the left in the primaries.

        I just know that if a Republican made the crack about Ghandi or the Biden Indian remark (or the Barack is one of the clean ones) then you would have NO problem with it because it is the degree that counts.

        If Allen did not know what the word meant and thought he was using a nonsensical word then how did he do anything wrong?

        Does not intent play into it?

        If a guy puts up a noose at Halloween then why do people like you call it insensitive if the intent is to make a scary Halloween display?

        • Adam says:

          If you believe that Allen just happened to make up a word that happened to be a racial slur then I guess that’s OK, but it’s not something I can buy into.

          You can continue to believe that I go easier on Democrats than Republicans on issues of racism but that’s simply not the case. We’re not talking crimes here, we’re talking issues of speech and there are many factors involved. I have a lot easier time ignoring offensive statements made by people with good intention than I do statements made by people trying to tear folks down. I do not believe one offensive statement is automatically equal to another.

          I take offense at your suggestion that I’m “one of those” who think Polanski didn’t rape the girl and I would hope that you knew me well enough by now to know better and you’d have the decency not to accuse me of garbage like that.

        • Adam says:

          Also, I just got the “rape, rape…” part of what you were saying. I didn’t see Whoopi say that trash so when you said that I just thought it was a typo or something.

  5. Big Dog says:

    I did not mean to imply you would condone rape only to point out that having one degree or another of an improper (not necessarily racist) comment is as BS as having different degrees of rape.

    If Allen says he did not know what the word meant then I will take him at his word.

    Surely you can do that if you allowed Clinton to debate the meaning of “IS”