Harry Reid was interviewed by Jill Lawrence of www.politicsdaily.com. Below are comments from the article that highlight some of the many reasons that Harry has to be voted out of office in 2010. Our comments are in red.
"I interviewed Reid Tuesday between stops on a tour of clean energy projects in and around Las Vegas. That morning, a new Republican poll of the 2010 Senate contest here showed state GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden, a potential rival, six points ahead of him. But Reid also had good news – GOP Rep. Dean Heller said he would stay in the House rather than challenge Reid. Biggest threat? 'Yup,' Reid said. Now gone? 'Gone,' he said happily."
Harry obviously doesn't visit Nevada much if he thinks that his biggest threat to re-election was Dean Heller. It's doubtful that most Nevadans even knew that Dean Heller was considering a run for the Senate; we certainly didn't. Harry, here's a tip: your biggest threat to re-election is Nevadans. The majority of us don't like the way you do business. We're tired of your partisan politics. And we're really tired of not having our concerns seriously considered.
Reid left no doubt he intends to get a health reform bill passed in the Senate, no matter what erupts at town hall meetings and whether any Republicans support the end result. "We can't let the insurance industry win another round. We're going to win this round," he said.
So, regardless of the fact that support for health care reform is dwindling across the country, Harry is going to make sure that health care reform is shoved down our throats. Unbelievable! How about letting the American people win a round?
Reid's phone rang. It was Jackie Dodd reporting on her husband, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut. His surgery for prostate cancer was over and went well. Reid tells her his bond with Dodd is a "joy to my soul and I so appreciate your call."
Obviously, Harry can be friends with anyone he chooses, and nobody wishes Chris Dodd ill. However, a person's character can be judged by the company he/she keeps; Chris Dodd is one huge ethics violation all by himself. Not to mention that he will readily abandon the truth if it will save his own skin.
Reid said his own low ratings have to do with Nevada's mushrooming population – 600,000 newcomers in the last dozen years. "Most people don't know me," he said. "All they see is me fighting (former president George W.) Bush on the war, privatization of Social Security. They see me as a real partisan. My career in Nevada has been made on my being a moderate. People don't know where I was born, how I was raised, what I had to do to get where I am now, and we're going to tell that story."
Harry is either out-of-touch with Nevadans or he's lying to himself. The problem isn't that people don't know him; the problem is that we know him too well. And we don't like what we know of him, or, at least, what we know of his politics. Oh, and Harry, please don't tell your story again. We've all heard it; in fact, you wrote a book about it and no one was interested in your story enough to buy your book.
The phone rang again. "Hi Rahm," Reid said. It was White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, calling about Heller's decision not to run for the Senate.
Okay, is anyone else creeped out by the fact that Obama's little troll, Rahm Emanuel, is keeping such a close eye on political races that are more than a year away? Makes you wonder what lengths these people will go to in order to keep their puppets in place.
Given the mood among Nevadans right now, we can't imagine Harry being voted back into office. But stranger things have happened.