Sunday, February 21, 2010

Has Harry Reid found his 'nads?

I know this will shock you, but I've blogged about Harry Reid's 'nads before. Mostly regarding his apparent lack of them. I'm not necessarily proud of this fact, but it seemed very pertinent at the time.

So here I am once again resorting to this lame, overused metaphor. Hey, I never claimed to be above this sort of common hackery, especially when I'm distracted. Like now, when I'm at this very moment listening to director Kevin Smith's latest "SModcast".

(For the record, I agree that Smith's not "too fat to fly"...)

Anyway, Harry Reid is quoted this morning in The Hill's Blog Briefing Room as admitting he will lead the Senate to use reconciliation to pass health care reform:
Reid said that congressional Democrats would likely opt for a procedural tactic in the Senate allowing the upper chamber to make final changes to its healthcare bill with only a simple majority of senators, instead of the 60 it takes to normally end a filibuster.
Reid is using the same maneuver that Republicans have used in the past to enact legislation, but that isn't stopping them from screaming that this is a "hyperpartisan tactic to ram through a health bill"

Moderate Democrats are hoping to see this legislation "fixed" in the coming weeks:
The majority leader said that while Democrats have a number of options, they would likely use the budget reconciliation process to pass a series of fixes to the first healthcare bill passed by the Senate in November. These changes are needed to secure votes for passage of that original Senate bill in the House.
The House bill contains a public option, which Senate Republicans and some blue dog Democrats oppose for "fiscal reasons" (read: big corporate contributions).

Of course, Reid may possibly add the public option into the reconciliation process, which would make us all agree that Harry's found his 'nads at last!


lakezoarian said...

Finding his 'nads made his nose turn red.

Perhaps a little prime funk would light a fire under his ass:

CT Bob said...

Yup, I guess it's time for another "Sunday Night Music Club" post!

Anonymous said...

The outrageous rate increase requests by Anthem provide excellent political cover for Reid et al. to actually do some GOOD for a change....

West Haven Bob said...

C'mon, Bob...

Your hackery isn't common at all.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Nothing will save him but a miracle; his popularity even in Vegas is in the tank.
Seeing as that's the only area he carried 6 years ago, and then not well - he's gone this November.

Face it kids, he's a putz.

CT Bob said...

ACR, like it or not, Reid is the Majority Leader. We'll have to work with him to get anything done for the rest of the session.

I agree that he's a putz, but right now, he's the only putz we got!

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>...he's the only putz we got!

Hey - you said it, not me.

Besides, that one's YOUR problem.

That's okay, you folks were nice enough to send along Lieberman back in 1988 when we were unable to rid ourselves of Senator Weicker; this time Nevada will return the favor.

CT Bob said...

I've said it for months. Losing Reid wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen to the Democrats.

Nopartisan said...

Outlaw tobacco and the healthcare problem becomes moot after a few years. The figures don't lie, tobacco related healthcare costs dwarf all other healthcare issues.

CT Bob said...

Paging ACR, paging ACR! ;)

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Why let facts get in the way of those that insist the earth is flat?

West Haven Bob said...

Statistics don't lie...but politicians do....hmmmmm.

What about politicians with statistics?

I guess they all become Sarah Palin!