Wanker Of The Day

5 comments October 18th, 2007at 09:40pm Posted by Eli

Harry Reid.

Well this is quite shocking:

Tim Starks of Congressional Quarterly reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to bring the Senate’s surveillance bill up for floor debate in mid-November. That’s despite the hold that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) plans to place on the measure – something first reported by Election Central’s Greg Sargent.

I’m a bit confused here. This just doesn’t happen. So I chatted with someone I know with extensive Hill experience, who said:

“I can’t think of one time when Harry Reid went around his own. It’s just not normal for a leader to do that to his own side. Sometimes you’ll go around Republicans, sometimes they’ll use holds to be “spoilers,” but that happens to the other guy. You just don’t do it to one of your own.”

Consider what happened when Chris Dodd introduced the Emmet Till cold case bill, which called for more money for unsolved civil rights crimes. Tom Coburn put a hold on the bill – and Reid just let it go. The bill died.

Strange set of priorities you’ve got there, Senator Reid.

The Democratic leadership hates progressives far, far more than they hate Republicans. And they fear Republicans far, far more than they fear progressives.

It’s time for new leadership. Or any leadership at all, for that matter.

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Democrats,Politics,Wankers

5 Comments

  • 1. whig  |  October 18th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Same corporations bought and paid for both parties, what do you expect?

  • 2. Eli  |  October 19th, 2007 at 12:14 am

    It’s frustrating, but not entirely surprising. Until the netroots and grassroots are indispensable to Democrats getting elected, this shit will continue.

  • 3. whig  |  October 19th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    “He who can destroy a thing controls a thing.” – Frank Herbert

  • 4. whig  |  October 19th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Make them fear us.

  • 5. Eli  |  October 19th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Absolutely. They need to fear and/or need us. Right now, it’s neither.


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