Americans do love humor in hot political races, and Sen. Harry Reid will soon be the beneficiary of a lame rubber duck drive. The independent committee 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid has launched a new effort with the goal of urging Reid “not to schedule votes on issues like tax increases, cap and trade, card check and other contentious issues after the election.” How will Reid get the message?
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Politicians harp on America’s ‘broken immigration system,’ but the fact is the system isn’t broken, it’s overwhelmed. Couple the numbers who want to come to the US with the mindset that aliens have the right to come here without obeying federal law, even while claiming their country of ancestry as their actual residence. Agencies connected to immigration view themselves as providers of customer service to all—documented or not.
Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) sent a letter to Dept. of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano. That letter addressed a small part of a complicated system.
The Washington Times said the senators were asking about memos that appeared to “curtail deportations.”
by Kay B. Day
Goldman Sachs has a chummy relationship with Washington. And one of the firm’s recipients of a large amount of campaign money is a key player in the financial regulation bill, ‘The Dodd Bill.’
Lloyd Blankfein, chair of Goldman Sachs, sounded like a first grader during Congressional hearings when Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) quizzed him about a relationship with the US Treasury Dept. Blankfein drew a blank.
Coburn: “Have you personally spoken with anybody at Treasury about the regulatory reform effort?”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s defense is in full swing, with select Democrat-friendly media assisting. The Washington Post led yesterday with the header, “Racial comments prove Steele and Reid aren’t so different after all.”
Reid’s prejudice is really only half of the Democrat scandal. But we have to start somewhere so we’ll start with the assault on Steele. It's a textbook example of media bias.
Commentary by Kay B. Day
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is up front and center right now, with media reporting and analysts debating his questionable remarks about President Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign. Do remarks by Reid alluding to the president—“light-skinned” and “no Negro dialect” (unless Obama wanted to engage in it)—point to Democrat obsession with race?
Whatever’s in America's Healthy Future Act 2009 won’t be official until 24 hours before the bill is made public. Main Street will get 24 hours to read what will probably be a bill of at least 1,000 pages—the same goes for Congressmen who aren’t on the Finance Committee headed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Voters shouldn’t bother asking their representatives about it—Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a gag order in place. But Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apparently knows a few things about the bill Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is formulating.
Reid complained about the impact on Medicaid in Nevada. The New York Times said, “Now Mr. Baucus has modified the bill to spare Nevada and three other states, and Mr. Reid, who faces a potentially difficult race for re-election next year, is taking credit for getting a “major increase” in federal money for his state.”
Nothing like the Senate Majority Leader putting party above country, is there?
by Kay B. Day
A rather remarkable incident that may not be reported by certain government-allied media happened in Las Vegas. But this time what happened there didn’t stay there. Publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal Sherman Frederick reported what Reid told a newspaper employee at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Frederick wrote:
“On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber's board members for a meet-'n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal's director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal…Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: ‘I hope you go out of business.’”
As if those comments weren’t enough, Reid added fuel to flame when he made a public speech. Frederick said: “Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.”
Websites like Wikipedia say The Sun’s owners have ties to former president Bill Clinton.
Reid’s remarks occurred during a Democratic-coverage dominated period even though Washington is no hotbed of activity with most politicos gone until September.