Thursday, April 13, 2006

Harry Reid Finally Understands

The Washington Post provides this quote from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) last Thursday during the immigration debate:

"Mr. President, no matter how many times I call this lectern a car, it does not matter, this is not a car," Reid said. "This is a lectern, used here in the Senate for us to put our papers on and deliver a speech. This is not a car. If I come to the Senate floor and, day after day, hour after hour, call this a car, it is not a car. It is a lectern. If I come to this Senate floor day after day and say what the Democrats have done is unusual, unwarranted, unbelievable, it is wrong, it is as wrong as this lectern being called a car.

". . . The leader and I have gone back and forth so many times today that we are beating paths to our offices. There is no need that we -- I apologize to the chair and to Senator Byrd. I hope he's not watching. My BlackBerry. It went off a couple times, and I lost my concentration. I hope this legislation will move forward tomorrow. I know people feel that this lectern is a chair, but it is not. This is the Senate."

Thank you Harry Reid! The Senate Minority Leader finally gets it! Harry Reid seems to finally understand that standing up and repeating an untruth over and over again does not make it true.

So does this mean that we can expect Senator Reid to lead the charge to stop the rest of his Democratic Senators and Congressmen and the Antique Media from repeating the "Bush deserted", "Bush Lied", "Bush is stupid", "Bush is Hitler", "Illegal War", "Quagmire", "Haliburton", "Stolen Election", "Stolen Election Again", "Bush is tapping your phone", "Radical Islam is peaceful", "Christians are evil", "Undocumented Americans", "No War for Oil" and "If we leave the Terrorist alone they will leave us alone" lies over and over again?

Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen. More likely Senator Reid going to just climb into his lectern, drive it back to his lectern, sit down and apologize for Senator Byrd watching his Blackberry.

But this would be great new talking points for the Democratic party:

I will lecture from a car,
I will lecture from afar,
I will lecture from a chair,
I will lecture anywhere.

In the Senate or on the floor,
I will lecture to a door.
From a lectern I am braying,
But I don't know what I'm saying.

Sheesh. And these guys have the guts to make fun of the way the President talks.

1 comment:

David said...

I apologize for the bad poetry.

I'm really tired today and I was being distracted by Harry Reid's Blackberry.