“I think they’re all losers”, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is quoted as answering when asked his opinion of the Republican candidates for president of the United States. Reid made his comments from behind the dark glasses he was wearing as a result of the reported major ass-whoopin he received from his own brother last New Year’s Eve. It would seem that Harry knows a thing or two about ‘losing’.
The ‘not-soon-enough’ to be retired senator from Nevada lorded over a United States Senate that accomplished nothing under his tenure that could be described as being good or beneficial for the American people. A record of mediocrity rivaled only by that of Hillary Clinton.
Through arm-twisting and threats he was able to force through ObamaCare, the one piece of legislation which has turned out to be one of the most despised pieces of legislation ever crafted in the nation’s history. Certainly not an achievement to boast of.
He turned what was once described as the “world’s greatest deliberative body” into such an antagonistic and polarized group, most whom couldn’t even bring themselves to sit down together to have lunch, much less sincerely debate issues and reach a consensus.
The dog and pony show of ‘solidarity’ put on after the Gabby Giffords tragedy lasted only a short while and then things were back to normal. Meaning back to antagonism, mistrust, partisanship, and polarization. Largely a creation of Harry Reid.
As Harry Reid’s senate career winds down one would think he might be interested in salvaging some legacy beyond the dreadful one he currently has, and he would attempt to repair some of the personal relationships between himself and his political opponents that he created over his years in the Senate.
Instead Reid doubles down, calling all the Republicans who have announced already, or who are expected to announce their candidacy for president as “losers”. One would presume he is including people like Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson among those he described as “losers”. Not to mention many of the other Republicans whose record far exceeds anything Harry Reid could aspire to.
When comparing just those two Republicans of accomplishment against Harry Reid’s own record, or for that matter the presumptive Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton’s, it’s pretty clear for whom the term “loser” really applies.
The fact is Americans are looking forward to Harry Reid’s departure from the political scene. For most, the day Harry Reid leaves his Senate office for the last time can’t come soon enough. There’s probably a fair number of people who’d be happy to help him pack just to speed up the process. As the old saying goes, “Don’t let the door hit you in the”…..You get the point.
The Nevada Democrat long ago wore out his welcome among his Senate colleagues, and even more so with the American people. And hopefully in November 2016 Harry will be joined by many other career politicians who have spent their entire time in office serving partisanship, as opposed to serving the American people.