Earlier today when Mitt Romney made his closing argument in Wisconsin, he said he would work with Congress to get things done in Washington should he be elected and pointed out President Obama's track record of not doing so. Shortly after Romney's speech concluded, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the guy who hasn't even introduced a budget in more than 2000 days, vowed not to work with Romney should he win next Tuesday.
Mitt Romney may be promising bipartisanship in his closing argument in the 2012 contest, but one of the Republican presidential nominee's harshest critics on the other side is calling that pledge "laughable."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) -- who looks likely to keep his leadership job and would be the top Democrat for a President Romney to deal with -- said in a statement Friday that he and the Democratic caucus have already shot down most of the things over which Romney says he could find cross-aisle agreement.
"Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his 'severely conservative' agenda is laughable," said Reid, paraphrasing Romney's assertion during the earlier part of the campaign that he was a severe conservative.
"In the past few months, we have voted down many of the major policies that Mitt Romney has run on, from the Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it, to the Blunt Amendment to deny women access to contraception, to more tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires, to a draconian spending plan that would gut critical services for seniors and the most vulnerable Americans," Reid said.
"Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he lacks the courage to stand up to the Tea Party, kowtowing to their demands time and again. There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record to suggest he would act any differently as president," Reid said. "As governor of Massachusetts, he had a terrible relationship with Democrats, cordoning himself off behind a velvet rope instead of reaching out to build relationships."
I think Harry Reid's imaginary friend, the same one who told him Romney hasn't paid taxes in ten years, told him about Romney's "severely conservative record" and "terrible record with Democrats in Massachusetts." By the way, Harry Reid has also said the Tea Party is dead (which they aren't), but it is clear they live rent free in his head.
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