An Opportunity To Rid Ourselves Of Senator Harry Reid

An Opportunity
An Opportunity

Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is under fire for remarks he made a few years ago regarding then candidate Barack Obama. As reported in the new Washington insider book, Game Change, Reid is quoted making, in essence, racist remarks. He is under fire not from African American groups or even the democratic party, but from Republicans. The Republican Party, long held advocates of social equality and justice, have made a point to claim Harry Reid should be removed from power because of his remarks the way Trent Lott was removed from power for his remarks that the country would have been a better place if Strom Thurmand had been elected President when he ran as a dixiecrat in 1948 advocating against Civil Rights and for segregation.

Trent Lott Lost His Leadership Position When He Stated That America Would Have Been Better Off If A Man Who Ran On The Pro-Segregation Ticket Had Won The Presidency
Trent Lott Lost His Leadership Position When He Stated That America Would Have Been Better Off If A Man Who Ran On The Pro-Segregation Ticket Had Won The Presidency

The Republican Hypocracy

The Republican Hypocracy

Republican outrage over Harry Reid's remarks is almost as insulting as the remarks themselves. Since when is the neo-conservative Republican worried about racial justice? When you listen to the arguments made about Harry Reid, their argument is not that he should resign because of the remarks themselves, which would be a valid argument, but because when Trent Lott made similar, albeit more outrageous comments, he resigned from power. The Republican response is simply that it is not fair. Come on Republicans, argue the bigger point one time would you. This was your opportunity to show that you had turned over a new leaf, opened up the big tent for real, and actually can live up the principles found in the bible. Instead, Republicans turn to the old stand by and show their self centered underbelly once more. Too bad, you could have been a contender.

Harry Reid Should Be Removed From Power For His Remarks And Many Many Many Other Failings
Harry Reid Should Be Removed From Power For His Remarks And Many Many Many Other Failings

Republicans Are Right About One Thing

The Republicans are right about one thing, Harry Reid should be removed as the leader of the Democratic Party. The remarks themselves show a 1950s mentality about race akin to the house versus field slave debate and this in and of itself is troubling. But Harry Reid should be removed from power for other reasons. Namely, Harry Reid should be removed from power because he is not the person who should be in charge of Democratic politics. He is not the person who should be the point man of Health care. He is not the man who should ever be put in front of podium. Harry Reid is simply not a leader. He is weak, simple minded and not worthy of airtime. He should simply fall away.

Obama Has Carried These Weak Minded Democrats For Too Long.
Obama Has Carried These Weak Minded Democrats For Too Long.
Morning Joe is right, Republicans Should Work To Keep Reid In Place As He OnlY Serves To Ensure Their Victory In 2010.
Morning Joe is right, Republicans Should Work To Keep Reid In Place As He OnlY Serves To Ensure Their Victory In 2010.

President Obama: Please Take Over

President Obama is to blame for Harry Reid being the Senate Majority Leader. President Obama, who himself is a skilled and brilliant politician, has simply has covered for the failings of Congressional Democrats for too long. They have messed up the health care debate and further inhibit the President's agenda. The real problem in Washington today is that Harry Reid exemplifies the current crop of Congressional Democrats who are weak, moderate and while trying not to upset anyone they alienate everyone. And President Obama has failed into their malaise and needs to come clean and tell the American People what they already know: Congressional Democrats are a joke, would you please rid the country of these losers.

As Joe Scarborough has suggested, the Republican Party would be smart to keep quiet about Harry Reid and allow him to remain in office. The Republican Party and Republican Agenda has no greater ally in Congress than Harry Reid being the leader of the majority. With Harry in the lead, nobody will follow. For this simple reason, real democrats, the few of us left, should take this opportunity to remove Harry Reid from power to save what is left of democratic party from this moderate wimps who have no intention to fight for anything that matters and who only seek to be reelected for their own sake.

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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I agree Reid needs to be removed. You can say what you want about the republican, but there does appear to be a double standard.

What is the bigger story is how the media did not cover this during the election. This is the bigger scandal! The report held it for his book. Where had journalism gone. THIS IS THE BIG STORY! And the media is missing it again. Two big stories missed by our great media system.

Keep on Hubbing!


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bgpappa 6 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

I actually agree with you that the media, on both sides, no longer reports news. Instead, they are competing with TMZ and the National Inquirer over stories. I wrote another hub called Jesus Killed Mohhamed that relates to the lack of media on both sides.

As always, thanks for your comments.


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greatAmerican 6 years ago

No Problem,, people expect this kind of talk and cover up from the liberals!!


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bgpappa 6 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

What cover up?

Thanks for reading

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