He's stood up to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and refused to seat Roland Burris - with zero legal standing to do so. In return, Blago leaked reports of his conversation with Reid in which Harry said no to all the black possibilities and yes to the white ones. Now, he's realizing he has no legal standing to stop Burris and is slowly backing down. Oh, and that little mess gave Republicans the ability to block Al Franken from being seated - possibly for months. Then, he sat back while Senators Feinstein and Rockefeller talked shit about Obama's choice for head of the CIA.
Now, he's talking out of his ass and making some spectacularly stupid comments.
The Democrats are two seats from having a filibuster proof Senate and Reid want to play nice with the bully who beat the shit out of them for years and ran the country into the shitter. Fucking amazing.
Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday.In an interview with The Hill, Reid said it is essential for Obama and congressional Democrats to work closely with Republicans in the new Congress. He added that 2009 is very different from 1993, the last time Democrats controlled both Congress and the White House.
And, on the same day, Reid said convicted felon and ex Republican Senator Ted Stevens should get a jail pass.
Right. A lawmaker should not have to keep up with the laws.
The Majority Leader thinks former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens shouldn't face jail time for his seven-count federal conviction last year.
"My personal feeling, you guys, I don't know what good that [would do]... He was a real war hero too, you know. He's been punished enough."
Members of Congress, he added, had long been used to not disclosing gifts until the rules had been tightened. And he said the 85-year-old Stevens simply did not adapt to those changing rules.
"It's a different world we live in, and Stevens did not understand that," Reid said.
Time to toss this pro-life, gun loving, Mormon out on his ass.