Monday, March 30, 2015
With so many other things happening in the news last week, Hope n' Change didn't have the opportunity to comment on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's announcement that he will not run for another term in the Senate, and instead plans to retire to Nevada where he will probably put his decades of experience to use by managing a whorehouse.
Reid says that his decision not to run again has nothing to do with the hideous, disfiguring, and apparently gangrenous injury to his eye which was allegedly caused during an exercise session when a large rubber band snapped while he was working with it. Not that it's hard to believe that anything, or anyone, would snap if forced to work with Reid.
Reid's major accomplishment as Senate Majority Leader was to pass Obama's worst pieces of legislation by fair means or (more typically) foul - screwing up Senate tradition and procedure to such an extent that the institution may be damaged irreparably.
And of course, once Republicans gained power in the House of Representatives, Reid essentially shut down the Senate so no Republican-sponsored budget or bill could be voted on or possibly reach Barack Obama's pristine and uncluttered desk. As historians and scholars will someday say, Reid was the banana jammed in the tailpipe of the engine of Democracy.
And when the historians and scholars do say that, they'd better darn well send Hope n' Change a few bucks since the phrase is copyrighted.