Harry Reid strikes again with obstructionism!
By J.J. Jackson
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- NV) is probably the largest obstructionist in Washington DC these days. What is funny, however, is when he obstructs President Obama.
As we all know, President Obama made a proposal, correctly called "unserious", for avoiding the looming "fiscal cliff". The plan was basically soak the "rich" and maybe, possibly, we'll cut some loosely defined spending a decade down the line. That proposal would not, obviously, have solved anything. But it would have made the far left base of the Democratic party, people who just adore socialism and believe there is always more of someone else's money to spend, very happy.
Following the "plan" being divulged, the media was agog and trumpeted the "fact" that Obama had a plan, while Republicans had none. Yep, the same old, pathetic playbook whereby the liberal media ignores the real facts in favor of made up ones.
Yet last week, did you know that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to get the Senate to vote on Obama's proposal. Yep. It's true. The attempt came in the form of an amendment attached to a Russian trade bill (H.R. 6156).
So, was there a vote? Nope. Harry Reid nixed that attempt and called it a "political stunt". Yes, Heaven forbid that a vote would actually be taken on his own party's President's proposal. Logically, this means that Harry Reid believes the President's proposal was a "political stunt" as well. Thanks for admitting the truth it Harry, even if it is in a roundabout, convoluted manner.
It would be funny if it weren't so sad. Democrats won't even stand up and go on the record supporting or denouncing their own President's plan. Of course, this is the same Senate that has voted against budgets proposed by President Obama 99-0 when actually forced to do so.
All this is nothing new. Harry Reid has been pulling this sort of stunt so many times over the past few years to protect Democrats from actually going on the record that it has basically turned the Senate into a three ring circus. And it seems clear that Democrats are determined to force a jump come January.
That's ok. I'll agree to that. Only on one condition. I get to push all the whiney liberals off first, along with all their precious entitlements doers like myself pay for. That way, when my turn comes, I will have a nice pile of bodies to cushion my fall. After all, why should someone like myself, a doer who understands the problem, suffer because of liberals too stupid and stubborn to take proper action? It just doesn't seem "fair", and aren't' liberals all about "fairness"?
Oh, that's right, liberals believe that "fairness" is them getting what they want and being allowed to loot the treasury until they have gotten it.
J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.