By John W. Lillpop
With 23 million of We the People without jobs at all or using hard-earned advance degrees to flip burgers at McDonald’s or Burger King, one would expect our elected leaders to be extra diligent in working to find solutions, right?
Instead, we find Harry Reid, Democrat Leader of the US Senate and former boxer, delivering a shot below the belt at Mitt Romney, President Obama’s presumed opponent, said attack delivered on the floor of the US Senate on the same day that the latest awful unemployment numbers were released!
The New York Times, not generally recognized as part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, had this to say, in part, about the intemperate, unfounded remarks of Harry Reid:
Mr. Reid appears to be once again reprising a rhetorical technique he has mastered over 25 years in the Senate: repeatedly needling his Republican adversaries in ways that often push the boundaries of political propriety.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Reid repeatedly taunted Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, saying he should show leadership. He was quoted in a Las Vegas newspaper saying, “I can’t stand John McCain.”Indeed it is! Only a certifiable Twit would be so despicably unprofessional.
In 2005, Mr. Reid said of President George W. Bush: “This guy is a loser.” He later apologized for that remark, but stood by another claim that Mr. Bush had been “a liar” while in office.
Mr. Reid called Senator Bill Frist, the Republican leader from 2003 to 2007, “amateurish,” and said in 2007 that Gen. Peter Pace, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was “incompetent.”
Mr. Reid once said that Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was “one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington.”
Coming to Mr. Romney’s defense, Mr. McCain accused Mr. Reid on Thursday of sometimes displaying “rather erratic behavior” and said, “Harry might’ve gone over the line here.” And on Friday, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said Mr. Reid had once again used the Senate “as a forum for his baseless accusations.”
“Frankly, it’s beneath the dignity of his office,” Mr. McConnell said.
Again, with 23 million Americans stuck in the progressive quagmire of unemployment and underemployment, who in the hell cares about unsubstantiated rumors about Mitt Romney’s tax-paying history?
Rumors which the addled Reid admits he cannot confirm, but thought he would mention anyway because---well, to over shadow Obama’s latest economic numbers!
And when the allegations are proven completely false?
A non-repentant, unashamed Harry Reid will remind everyone that he told us he was unsure as to the veracity of the rumors and then proceed to skate away from any responsibility!
All of which does nothing to ease the pain and suffering of 23 million victims of ObamaNomics!
Still, putting Harry Reid’s obvious insanity aside, there IS cause for hope!
That is because Harry Reid and the US Senate and the US House have ALL left town on a five-week vacation!
Repeat: The incompetence and corruption so prominent on Capitol Hill has abandoned the joint for five weeks!
Meanwhile, at the White House, Barack Obama took time from his fund-raising frenzy to play a round of golf, the 104th such foray into golf by this America-hating Marxist.
BRILLIANT THOUGHT: Why not join the Congress, Mr. President, by taking five weeks off?
No public appearances, no Constitution-skirting Executive Orders, no class warfare based on race, no bitter attacks of envy on private enterprise, those profit-driven, greedy capitalists who are the only ones whom can rescue the nation from the Obama recession?
Just take five weeks off, Mr. President, and watch our economy begin to recover, watch consumer confidence skyrocket, and watch America grow!
Do it for the children, sir!