The next two years promise to be such a disaster it shouldn’t be a problem to finally oust this buffoon in 2014. Then again, the GOP will probably find a way to screw it up again.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who cut the necessary deals to pass Obamacare and made himself a political attack dog this cycle, wants to keep his job for the next decade.
“I have this one and one more Congress before I have to run for reelection,” Reid told Politico. “I’m planning on running for reelection.” Reid’s next campaign comes in 2016. If he won, that term would not end until 2022.
Does Reid want to be Senate Majority Leader that whole time? “Oh sure,” he said.
Reid as run the Senate since 2006. The most notable legislation passed during that time is the health care law, when Reid had to wrangle with vulnerable Democrats in his own party to get the 60 votes needed to move the bill through the legislative process without any Republican support. For instance, Reid told reporters that he got Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., to support the law by exempting his state from the new Medicaid provisions. The backlash ultimately caused the senators to back away from the bill, after Nelson cast his crucial vote.
The Senate under Reid is as notable for what it hasn’t done as what they have legislated: there has been no budget since 2009.
“There’s no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion,” Reid said in May of 2011. “It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.”
Well, rewarding incompetence is now business as usual, so forge ahead.