Harry Reid Needs To Step Down As Senate Leader…NOW!

01-05-09

That very headline should be blaring from every media outlet in this country, ad nauseam, until that worthless piece of Congressional garbage, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is hauled out to the nearest Capitol dumpster and tossed inside. Did he honestly think that his conversations with embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about who he should and should not appoint as the next U. S. junior Senator from the state would not some day come to light? Blagojevich has been under federal investigation for years so surely Reid must have known there would be a possibility that some sort of law enforcement surveillance was taking place during their telephone chat(s)!

Now many if not most people across this country probably have no idea what is going on here but believe me when I say if a Republican Senate leader would have pulled the ‘same kind of stupid’ as Reid he/she would already be looking for a new job as the media and the race baiting activists, Jesse Jackson-Al Sharpton et al, would have been all over them like corruption on a Chicago politician or “stink on shit” as the old saying goes.

Sponsors... article continues below...

So what’s the beef you say? Well it seems Reid was rather adamant that Blagojevich not send any black people from Chicago to Washington D.C. to fill Barack Obama’s former senate seat, stone cold from years of neglect as it was. According to the Chicago suntimes.com Reid was putting the screws to Blagojevich to stay away from appointing Jesse Jackson Jr., Danny Davis and Emil Jones, three black fellows, to “his” U.S. Senate as he feared the appointment would enable a Republican to eventually win the seat in the next election. I wonder why he was so concerned about losing to a Republican if a black guy was the incumbent?

Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democrat Harry Reid made it clear who he didn’t want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or Emil Jones.

Sources say the Senate majority leader pushed against Jackson and Davis — both democratic[sic] congressmen from Illinois — and against Jones — the Illinois Senate president who is the political godfather of President-elect Barack Obama — because he did not believe the three men were electable. He feared losing the seat to a Republican in a future election.

Rather, Reid called Blagojevich to argue he appoint either state Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth or Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

A Senate Majority leader having a conversation with a sitting governor about a possible Senate seat appointment? Plausible and acceptable for most folks I’m sure but for the Majority leader to try and dictate who he wants and who he doesn’t is way out of line but apparently Reid wasn’t too worried about it . Obama was the only “black” (we all know he is half white) U.S. Senator and as much as most of us would rather see substance over political correctness the odds were pretty straight forward a black person was going to get the nod for the seat, something Reid apparently was not willing to go along with and he sure proved it later.

Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero confirmed that Reid (D-Nev.) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) — the new chief of the Senate Democratic political operation — each called Blagojevich’s campaign office separately Dec. 3. Sources believe that at least portions of the phone conversations are on tape.

I would say there is a pretty healthy chance the conversation(s) between Reid and Blagojevich concerning this matter are well documented by Patrick Fitzgerald the federal prosecutor heading up the corruption complaint against Blagojevich and Reid has to know this. What I do find very interesting about the suntimes.com article is they took great pains to be sure and not mention Jackson, Davis and Jones are black. These are Chicago politicians and surely not everyone in America knows who they are even though they may wind up voting for things that will affect all of us if they were selected for the U.S. Senate seat. The suntimes was also careful to not suggest Reid was in any way appearing “racist” for his alleged rejection of this trio for the senate seat. Not a word, not a hint not a suggestion of anything along the lines of a racial issue ANYWHERE in the article. Does anyone honestly think a Republican would have been given such a free pass by the lamestream media for such a blatantly obvious curb kick to three black Chicago politicians? Hell no they wouldn’t.

Meanwhile Reid has threatened to prevent the man Blagojevich named as Obama’s successor, Roland Burris, a black man, from even setting foot on the Senate floor when he shows up tomorrow! First he promised to physically block Burris at the senate doorway then have him escorted away by the senate sergeant-at-arms if he put up any resistance! Immediately after the story broke about Reid refusing to seat Burris the media stopped referring to Reid by name and simply said “Senate Democratic leaders” were taking these actions. A little CYA for you there Reid!

While Reid is doing everything he can to keep the black folks out of the hallowed chambers of Congress he has said he will do everything he can to seat a white guy that has absolutely no business being there, Al Franken. This clown did everything he could to steal the election in Minnesota with Reid doing everything he can to ensure this fraud of an election helps the Democrats out in the Senate.

Where is the outrage from the race baitin’ community activists? Where is the outrage from the media? Where are the picket signs and traffic snarling marches demanding Reid resign from office?

Crickets is all I hear.

Contrast this with a Republican former Senate Majority Leader named Trent Lott and a simple three sentence statement he made at a 2002 birthday party for one of the longest serving members of Congress in history, Strom Thurmond.

”I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”

Boy did the proverbial hand full of feces hit the fan over that one! Oh the anger and outrage was heard far and wide and calls for Lott’s ass on a platter came from every corner. Why? Because Thurmond ran for president way back in 1948 on a segregationist platform. That’s right, keep the people separate from one another and all should be just peachy in our country said the man representing the “States Rights Democratic Party” (the Dixiecrats) from South Carolina. Yes Mr. Thurmond was a Democrat up until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which Al Gore’s father voted against) when he switched parties and became a Republican.

“Trent Lott is the Republican Party’s Monica Lewinsky!” shouted the recently Reid dissed Jesse Jackson Jr some six years ago. Yet not a word on his website about what has recently transpired with the Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and the latest circumstances.

Back in 2002 Jesse Jackson Sr., the NAACP, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Al Gore and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry all called for Lott to step down from his Senate leadership role or to resign from Congress outright over his birthday party statement. What have these very same people have to say about Reid and his efforts to keep blacks out of the Senate? More of that cricket noise. NYT? CNN? MSNBC? The alphabet networks? Any outrage kids? Any righteous indignation? Of course not as Reid is simply one of your own, a flaming liberal hypocrite.

harry-reid-flips-the-bird

Yeah, you too Harry!

This entry was posted in U.S. Politics.

Leave a Reply