When Mark Twain expressed that thought, was it in response to a Congressional legislative conflict of a magnitude that caused the government offices and services to shut down; that led the US Treasury to the brink of default on its debt? Was he possibly reacting to out-of-control egos that were blinded by visions of supreme authority?
The current state of affairs in Washington, DC is an embarrassment. The world watches incredulously as Senator Reid puffs and poses. This conflict shines a bright light on one man whose obstinacy cannot be justified by either moral principle or patriotic obligation. At three score and 13 years, Reid’s vision is clouded by an elitist mentality that drove Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity to utter, “What a twisted old – I’m sorry.” That was after learning that a CNN congressional correspondent asked Reid, “If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?”
“Why would we want to do that?” Reid shot back. Hannity went on, “What a sick, twisted old man to say, why would we — why would we want to do that? And help a kid with cancer? Pretty heartless. I got to tell you. Pretty sick.”1
Harry Reid stopped serving our country long ago. Harry Reid stopped serving the Democratic Party long ago. Harry Reid has stopped serving the people who elected him long ago. Harry Reid is not worthy of our loyalty.