Heather Ginsberg

Wow, that Democratic Party sure is looking strong. Even Harry Reid sees what a detriment it is to have Vice President Joe Biden on their side of the aisle during the government shutdown.

When President Obama and Harry Reid met earlier this week about a new debt-limit plan, the Senate Majority Leader only had one stipulation: No Joe Biden. Even though Biden did attend last week’s meeting with congressional leaders, Leader Reid has basically prevented Biden from any more potential deal talks.

Isn’t it funny though that just this past New Year’s the Democrats were begging and pleading to have Joe do their negotiating? Well the most amusing part is that they actually feel he gave up too much!! And now, they are keeping him away from the negotiation table because of those actions.

A Democratic official who is aware of Reid’s demands said, “None of the deals Biden has struck have aged well from the perspective of the Democratic Caucus”. So now who is to blame for the lack of compromise? It seems that the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves!

Reid and Biden worked together for 22 years in the Senate, yet once again their inability to get over themselves is keeping them from working together with the Republicans to get the government back up and running. It looks like there is quite a rift in this long standing friendship. Perhaps the Democrats should focus on fixing their party too!

Nah, I guess that’s impossible when you have Reid looking at quite the power grab here!


Heather Ginsberg

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