Thursday, December 09, 2004

Harry Reid: The Wrong Stuff

MSNBC - Transcript for Dec. 5:

So Harry Reid can support Antonin Scalia as chief justice?

"MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to judicial nominations. Again, Harry Reid on National Public Radio, November 19: 'If they'--the Bush White House--'for example, gave us Clarence Thomas as chief justice, I personally feel that would be wrong. If they give us Antonin Scalia, that's a little different question. I may not agree with some of his opinions, but I agree with the brilliance of his mind.'

Could you support Antonin Scalia to be chief justice of the Supreme Court?

SEN. REID: If he can overcome the ethics problems that have arisen since he was selected as a justice of the Supreme Court. And those ethics problems--you've talked about them; every people talk--every reporter's talked about them in town--where he took trips that were probably not in keeping with the code of judicial ethics. So we have to get over this. I cannot dispute the fact, as I have said, that this is one smart guy. And I disagree with many of the results that he arrives at, but his reason for arriving at those results are very hard to dispute. So... "

It's begining to look a little spineless around the Minority Leader's office. Is there anything the GOP could try that would be unacceptable to Sen. Reid?


At 2:43 PM, Blogger Tiny Montgomery said...

This guy is scary in his willingness to capitulate.

The evidence:

MR. RUSSERT: In 1994, when the Republicans seized control of both houses of Congress, this is what Senator Harry Reid said. "We all have to swallow a little bit of our pride and go toward the middle."

Is that still your advice to the Democrats?

SEN. REID: I think there's no question about it. You know, we don't accomplish anything on the far right and the far left. Things are accomplished in the middle. We have to work toward the middle. And I think that that's clear. I feel no differently than I did 10 years ago.

How could you not possibly feel different today than 10 years ago? Has the opposition changed its ideology or tactics in the last 10 years? Dude, the cheese has been moved!!!!

More evidence:

MR. RUSSERT: So you're not going to war with Republicans the first week on your job?

SEN. REID: No. I hope we don't have to go to war. As I said, Tim, I'd rather dance than fight. But people have to understand that the president controls the White House, of course. The House of Representatives, the Senate--if he wants to get something done, he has to come to us.

The battle cry of a loser. Hope we don't have to go to war with the Republicans. Huh, you're soaking in it Madge!!!!

Did he have a bulge on his back? How the heck does he manage to channel the fighting spirit of Joe Lieberman?


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