Reid’s November Nightmare

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It’s not easy being Senator Harry Reid these days. First, the four-term incumbent finds himself locked in a desperate reelection campaign against Republican Sharon Angle, with polls showing the race a statistical dead heat. Now, he has to go on television to remind Nevada voters to please not hold him accountable for their economic woes.

Apparently, many of them were under the mistaken impression that Reid, as Senate Majority Leader in partnership with a Democratic House and President, would have some role in shaping national economic policy.

However, in an interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC news, Reid was quick to disabuse anyone of that notion when he said “You know I had nothing to do with the massive foreclosures here. You know I had nothing to do with these unemployment figures…I think it’s a stretch to think I caused the problems with this economy.”

Now, for a politician to take credit during a rollicking good economy and begin pointing fingers when it tanks is usually par for the course. In that regard, Reid may be forgiven for trying to take the focus off himself and shift it elsewhere — anywhere — to not get swept up in the political tsunami most are now predicting will befall the Democratic Party.

So, in an effort to clarify who was really at fault for the economic mess, Reid laid the blame squarely at the feet of the man Democrats believe to be at the root of every ill in the country: George W. Bush. Unfortunately for Reid, unless the entire state of Nevada suddenly develops a collective case of amnesia and forgets which Party has been running things the last two years, it’s going to be a difficult task to successfully shift the blame to Dubya this time around.

The Bush card, like the race card, has begun to lose the cachet it once held for Democrats. Accountability seems to be the new buzzword that’s captured the public fancy this election season. It’s but one reason why Harry has ditched trumpeting his part in the current economic maelstrom in order to emphasize his real role as innocent bystander blindsided by the evil George Bush.

Accepting this strategy must still have been a very bitter pill for Reid to swallow. It’s a cardinal rule among politicians seeking reelection to remind their constituents of the sway they hold on the levers of government. It’s a sign of their ability to bring the goods back home. To hear the Senate Majority Leader openly acknowledge his political impotence was somewhat startling, but not all too surprising.

But what else is Reid supposed to do? Nevada’s economy is abysmal. The state leads the nation in unemployment, bankruptcy, foreclosures, and credit card delinquencies, a superfecta of economic misery. He has become, along with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, the personification of the anti-Washington, anti-Democratic sentiment sweeping the nation.

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  • cjk

    Hopefully this POS will lose everything in November. An evil man who proudly exercised his power over a resistant populace.

  • davarino

    I cant wait to see this pastie faced, limp wristed, condescending POS concede defeat so I dont have to hear him speak any more. Ya it was fun jamming legislation through that Americans didnt want, but in the end your out of here, and hopefully everything you did will be undone.

  • Bird

    I don't blame Reid for his comments. Leftists view the world with their feelings rather than reason. His base eats this up.

    • Jim Johnson

      His base is moving out of town. No Jobs.

  • Gary from Jersey

    Reid and Dems have done catastrophic damage to this country and Nevada voters should be reminded of that, in detail and often. To that end, I suggest people all over the country flood Nevada news outlets with letters that underscore Reid's role and warn that higher taxes and more regulation will mean fewer tourist dollars. I realize this echoes Obama's arrogant remark about money better spent elsewhere, but that would only drive the point home.

    Reid's running for another six-year term. That's long enough to sink the state for a decade. I wonder if Nevadans would be willing to do without all that economic activity for that long.

  • CT. Yankee

    Thank G-d for large favors. Baruch Ha-Shem.

    • CT. Yankee

      Ditto, for extra luck.

    • Tzadek

      Good post!

  • Wesley69

    Good!!!!! If he goes down, Obama has lost his left arm. If Pelosi goes down, Obama loses his left leg. I hope and pray for that political tsunami to come and clean out some of the filth and corruption in DC.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • USMCSniper

    As Confucius say: Don't count chickens before eggs hatch. The polls say that he is in a virtual tie with the Republican challenger. And as Yogi Berra said many times, "It aint over until the fat lady (the election) sings. Even then, remember how Minnesota Democrats stole the election even after the election and made the buffoon Al Franken a senator.

    • Claw of the Lion

      You're absolutely correct….. It would behove all conservatives in all parts of the country to audit ALL BOARDS OF ELECTIONS as soon as possible………

      Most of these BOEs are controlled by the democrat party !

  • Chezwick_Mac

    There would be no political outcome – short of Obama losing the White House – that would be more gratifying to me than to see Harry Reid unceremoniously booted out of the Senate. He is the most contemptible politician in America…and we'll never forget his vile, celebratory defeatism as he pronounced to the American people that "the war in Iraq is lost."

  • gregg

    Reid and his son define corruption. How could any sane person vote into office a high school drop out and let him destroy the country. Evil does not define reid and pelosi/obama. Satanic is correct but is too vague. Reid is like a pedophile but insteaqd of just molesting a child he goes into the diapers to play. Please tell me how Nevadans could stomach voting for him and his diaper raiding comrades.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Despicable is who Harry Reid is, put Harry Reid in a bag and
    shake it up and it pours out despicable, the same way he went in.
    "This election is lost Harry Reid", yes by your subverting, disloyal,
    money grubbing, leftist, treasonous, batrastid self. This is not all
    I want to hear but it will make my day………………………..William

  • Jim Johnson

    Mr Clean face as he was known here when he was on the gambling commission really cracked down hard on the mob. Some of them even had to change their job title so they could continue to run the casinos. Now that is being tough.

  • Fiddler

    "Unfortunately for Reid, unless the entire state of Nevada suddenly develops a collective case of amnesia and forgets which Party has been running things the last two years, it’s going to be a difficult task to successfully shift the blame to Dubya this time around. The Bush card, like the race card, has begun to lose the cachet it once held for Democrats".

    One other they could blame: To quote Nipsy Russel: "The devil made us do it!"

  • Jerry

    In The Last TWO YEARS of George W Bush's term as President, Congress was controlled by DEMOCRATS. Pretty much He was just a teacher grading papers. And if You can think back just 96 months ago, they got the Nick name the
    "DO NOTHING CONGRESS". It's Time to clean house in November 2010.
    And store up the will power to do it again in 2012.
    This House needs a good cleaning, and it starts this NOVEMBER.

  • gwiz

    Harry (the weasel) Reid is already starting to swirl in the Washington toilet as he is forced to make his pathetic sniveling exit. One can only hope there will be many more lifetime political POS go down before its over.

  • coyote3

    Don't know what the Democrats, and the liberals are all concerned about. They control the WH, and congress. They can pass anything they want, even stuff that the federal government doesn't have the power to do. Why don't they just do it? Tired of their whinng, could it be there is another reason?