Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made our decision today for the Daily Dunce pretty darn easy. He has made so many stupid comments and told so many lies it is hard to highlight so few.
First, let’s start with a comment he made earlier on the floor of the Senate. While pushing for his no-compromise bill Reid said, “If you cannot pass this, we are truly entering a banana republican mindset.” Perhaps the majority leader doesn’t really know what a “banana republic” is, because the replacement of “republic” with “republican” doesn’t even make sense.
For Senator Reid’s sake, let’s go over the definition. A banana republic is a politically unstable country whose economy is largely dependent on the export of a single limited-resource product, and has stratified social classes, including a large, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy that comprises the elites of business, politics, and the military. This politico-economic oligarchy controls the primary-sector productions and thereby exploits the country’s economy, verbatim.
America is far from dependent on one single export alone, but if we could pick one, then we would pick the Middle East oil that Demcorats have kept us hooked on for years. Democrats – like Reid – are so vehemently opposed to becoming energy independent we do rely on the Middle East for much of our oil, although fewer than the past two decades and under both party’s administrations.
As far as stratified social classes, this is the greatest irony of it all, because that is what Obamcare is creating and subsequently underscoring. Does Harry Reid mean to say that Republicans, who sent an amendment to the Senate forcing Congress to live by the same mandate under Obamacare as the American people, are the ones creating a wealth or class gap? Does Harry Reid mean to say that it is the Republicans who want to exempt the wealthy and connected from the “train-wreck” that is Obamacare? He can’t possibly mean to say that, because the GOP House has passed amendments refusing this Gilded Age law, but Harry Reid has blocked and defeated them.
“It’s a matter of fairness for all Americans,” House Speaker John Boehner said. Let’s drop the pretenses with these Democrats. They never cared about “fairness” or the damage Obamacare and other pieces of unaffordabel legislation is going to do to our country. “I have a very simple message to John Boehner: let the House vote,” Reid said Monday, adding” instead of “threatening to destroy our country.” Does Harry Reid think that the over $70 trillion in unfunded entitlement debt “threatening to destroy our country?”
Enough of this $17 trillion dollar lie. Democrats are cashing checks that our children – let alone they themselves – cannot cash.
If anyone had any doubts whatsoever about the intentions Harry Reid has had the entire time, then they can put them to rest. First, Harry Reid threatened President Obama with embarrassment by telling him that he wouldn’t even bother to show if he called Speaker Boehner and summoned congressional leaders to the White House.
He refused to call the Senate back over the weekend to deliberate over the House bill, which contained amendments that were overwhelmingly popular with the American people and had bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. But Harry Reid doesn’t allow for any dissension among his Democrats in his Senate.
He intentionally rejected the House bill at the final hour so that he may kick it back to Speaker Boehner at the last minute, because he is the single-most sorry excuse for a congressional leader in recent American history. Then, he had the audacity to lecture Speaker Boehner on the floor of the Senate – who I haven’t exactly been friendly too either – even though a federal budget hasn’t been passed by a Democratic Senate in five years, which is why we are facing this shutdown to begin with.
The responsible Senate leader would have called the Senate back over the weekend, put aside the political antics, and worked toward a solution that the American people could support. Consequentially, Reid blocked and defeated such a solution in the final hour earlier today.
For all of the talk about how much harm a government shutdown would have on the economy, Reid cannot even bring himself to respond to a reporter’s question, when he challenged him on the current state of the part-time economy, precisely because of Obamacare. What about the harm we are doing to the economy from implementing Obamcare, itself? This isn’t even a debate anymore, it is fact. Only people such as Juan Williams on Special Report and Harry Reid, himself, are continuing this delusion; a delusion that only our Daily Dunce could have.