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The Majority "leader?"
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

After Harry Reid's tough words and claim of constitutional authority being on his side in refusing to seat Roland Burris as Illinois junior senator, it appears the cave-in by Reid is imminent:
Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant seat, the Associated Press reports.

Burris is meeting with the Senate's top two Democrats — Majority Leader Harry Reid and assistant leader Dick Durbin — on Wednesday in the hopes of securing their support.

But a spokesman for Reid denied the report to FOX News, saying, "There are various options on the table."

"There will be no white smoke today," Reid spokesman Rodell Mollineau told FOX News when asked if Burris would be named the junior senator from Illinois on Wednesday.
You have to love ever clever Harry's comparison of his tawdry brand of politics with the election of a pope.

But it is obvious that in the end, Reid is going to have to eat his words - again.

That's because, as usual, due to his lack of leadership and his inability to anticipate how this would play out, the Democrats "united front" has cracked wide open:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Rules Committee, told reporters Tuesday evening that Burris should be seated.

"If you don't seat Mr. Burris, it has ramifications for gubernatorial appointments all over America," the California Democrat said. "Mr. Burris is a senior, experienced politician. He has been attorney general, he has been controller, and he is very well-respected. I am hopeful that this will be settled."
Yes, when it comes to politics vs. principles, well, there's never a doubt which will eventually win out on Harry's watch. But apparently Reid can't help the clueless combativeness which he mistakes for "leadership". It is constantly amazing how often Reid misreads situations and acts accordingly. No wonder his seat is considered a "contested" seat in 2010. If you had an embarrassment like that representing your state, would you want to keep him (yeah, I know other embarrassments continue to get reelected, but we're talking Nevada being more like South Dakota (Daschle) than Massachusetts.)?

Nothing would be more pleasing than to see Reid lose his seat at the height of Democratic Congressional power.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Harry isn’t the only one to be losing a seat. The Democrats are already projecting they’re going to lose on the order of 50 seats at the mid-term.
Written By: Bithead
Reid has proclaimed however that Coleman will never serve as a Senator again and that Franken is God’s chosen.

Further words I would love to see the b@stard have to eat.
Written By: looker
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Well, I suppose that if disembowelment isn’t an available option, then Reid losing his Senate seat offers some consolation.

"The war is lost."

As for Burris, he seems like a regular enough fellow (and rather fit for 71).
Written By: Martin McPhillips
Looker; He’s already said Burris... or anyone, really that Blago appointed, wouldn’t be seated. Harry’s already up for round two, apparently.
I’d say he’ll go two for two.

Written By: Bithead
See, I like Harry.
Because he’s a Democrat
because he’s an idiot.

Some will claim I repeat myself, but this is a chicken and egg thing.

As for the Dems, they can’t all be idiots, but nature, time, and the electorate have colluded to place the bulk of their idiots in positions of power at this point.
It’s a sad comment on the Democratic party that Harry Reid is their Senate majority leader.
Written By: looker
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I think the old saying that an attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client applies here. "As an old trial lawyer", to use his own words, Reid should have learned that, but that just goes to further prove he is a fool.
Written By: timactual
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Message to Harry "Landgrabber" Reid:


Harry’s war against democracy. It is o-v-e-r.
Written By: James Marsden
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Written By: rlthnlpbw
Ah, I see Harry himself had something to say here on that last post that appears to the untrained eye to be gibberish/spam.

We should either get him -

Keyboarding 101
New glasses
Show him how to turn the lights on in his office after sunset.

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Written By: looker
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