Reid’s Screed

From the Washington Times:

Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor on Thursday to try to explain how congressional Democrats and President Obama could justify opposing a Republican bill to keep government running. “The issue is ideology,” Mr. Reid said. “The United States of America, this great country of ours, shouldn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck,” he puffed in faux indignation. The Nevada senator conveniently ignored the responsibility his party’s deficit-spending binge has had in bringing this great country to the verge of insolvency.

Mr. Reid was right about one thing, but it’s not a talking point that will resonate with American families struggling to make ends meet in the worst economy since the Great Depression. The clash of two divergent ideologies has propelled this epic budget drama. Establishment Republicans – emboldened by pressure from the Tea Party and its insurgency in the 2010 midterms – finally grasp that cash-strapped taxpayers demand fiscal discipline from their elected representatives. Democrats still haven’t gotten the message.

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