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Of all the many incompetents that inhabit this pathetic U.S. Congress, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the head of the pack. What a spineless, pitiful political hack this man has proven to be. After four years of allowing the Republican obstructionists to use the filibuster to destroy the Democratic legislative agenda he, once again, is allowing the Republicans to take control. What a choke artist!

After he failed to take charge and institute filibuster reform, what did the Republicans do in return for his meek acquiescence to their dictates? When the very first opportunity presented itself, when the approval of the nomination of Chuck Hagel as President Obama's Secretary of Defense came up for vote, they immediately blocked it with a filibuster. Meek and mild Harry remains their punching bag and they now have him and the misnamed Democratic majority on the ropes, going down for the count.

What Harry Reid has allowed to happen is beyond comprehension. He let the despicable Republican sociopaths, the supposed minority party, once again take control of the Senate and dictate which legislation will be brought to a vote and which will not. I have no idea how an individual who calls himself a "leader" could be so very cowardly. This man has, once again, failed the American people and has guaranteed that this nation's most critical problems will continue to remain unaddressed.

Without a doubt, the responsibility for this political fiasco needs to be assigned to President Obama who should have made it clear to Reid and the Democratic members of the Senate that changing of the Senate rules on the use of the filibuster was mandatory, that it was critically important, and that they had a duty to change the Senate rules in order to effectively conduct the business of the nation. It's obvious that he failed to do that. When his involvement was urgently needed he was nowhere to be found.

And who will suffer for the monumental failings of Messrs. Reid and Obama? It will be the American people. A couple of days ago we heard Mr. Obama make his State of the Union speech in which he detailed a litany of important initiatives that this Congress needs to do to address and solve this nation's many problems. It was an inspirational speech intended to rally the Congress to do what is right for the American people and to get them to strongly support his agenda. He might as well have saved his breath because as the Republicans were listening, they were already plotting their strategy to use against him. They could hardly wait to use their favorite weapon, the filibuster that their good friend, Harry Reid, had preserved for them.

Doesn't this president know by now, that the Republicans that have sworn to destroy his presidency will use every weapon at their disposal to destroy his agenda? And since they still can wield the filibuster that his agenda can now be considered to be dead on arrival? Doesn't he realize that the Republicans are, in effect, well on the way to making the next few years of his presidency completely meaningless and   irrelevant?

This latest collapse and capitulation by Reid will prove to be a monumental political disaster, a national catastrophe of the highest degree. Congress already has sunk so low in the opinion of the American people that you would think that it could not sink any lower; but it certainly has. This deplorable situation is a perfect illustration of my own low opinion of the U.S. Congress, as brought out in my recent article, entitled, "The Stench Emanating From the Washington Cesspool Has Become Unbearable, Overwhelming the Senses."

Can the failures, inaction and gross incompetence of one individual cause the business of this nation to come to a grinding halt? You better believe it for Harry Reid did just that. And because of that fact, it's time for Harry Reid to go; he must resign immediately and leave this Congress. He is a disgrace to the Democratic Party, the Congress, this nation and the American people.

Michael Payne

 

Michael Payne is an independent progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues; and especially with the great dangers involved with the proliferation of perpetual war, the associated defense (more...)
 

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And now, it's time for Harry Reid to go; he m... by michael payne on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:24:27 AM
Harry Reid is doing exactly what he was told to do... by Judy Palmer on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 11:34:01 AM
Agreed Judy. But there is a way to change it! Sta... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:24:46 PM
Michael, you have written another important articl... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:14:55 PM
I was about to post a comment with the exact same ... by kappie on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:47:14 PM
Just curious- can ANYTHING be said in defense of H... by stephen miller on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:54:25 PM
I'm sure Reid knew exactly what he was doing. I'm ... by Timothy Gatto on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 1:48:20 PM
Timothy, that is basically correct. People don't ... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:31:52 PM
Tim: Each of your comments is exactly right; most ... by michael payne on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 5:32:44 PM
  "Don't pay your income tax. It's voluntary"... by Howard Lewis on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 1:52:54 PM
It seems that ever since the good ol days , back w... by Keith Hupp on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:33:10 PM
...that filibuster is the source of all our proble... by JimZ on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 3:26:23 PM
The filibuster is not the source of all the proble... by michael payne on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 5:23:13 PM
I completely agree with Michael and think Jim Z is... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:35:18 PM
What is your evidence for this comment Mr. Jim Z. ... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:51:42 PM
... has been virtually the SOLE defender of Social... by JimZ on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 6:59:09 PM
Let's put aside your defense of Reid based on his ... by michael payne on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:53:47 PM
I suspect Jim Z has no answer to your basic articl... by Dr. Tom Baldwin on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 9:04:14 PM
 WE'VE BEEN HAD FOLKS AND THE JOKES ON US-TH... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 8:34:00 PM
Foreign bankers have neo colonized America.  ... by Textynn N on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:56:12 PM
...does indeed see the filibuster as the center of... by JimZ on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 9:43:12 PM
The Dems are PAID VERY WELL to be a day late and d... by Textynn N on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:51:16 PM