Monday, June 11, 2007

I Don't Believe He Said That

I think most of the GOP faithful expected that Nancy Pelosi would be the first one in the new Democratic Congress to say something colossally stupid, however since the Dem's took the reins it's been Senator Reid who appears to have caught the foot-in-mouth bug.

First, he sent the message to our troops that the war was lost. That was a really, really dumb thing for the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate to say.

Today a video was posted on Reid's website showing him speaking on immigration and referring to illegals as "undocumented Americans".

Huh? How do you defend that statement? Anyone?

Now, the Democrats have much to gain from a mass legalization of some sort as well as from increasing the flow of Mexicans coming here legally.

The now stalled immigration legislation would have helped Reid's party by bringing in the families of current illegals, many of whom would rely on entitlements and therefore be more likely to vote for Democrats.

This is pandering of the worst kind on Reid's part.

He really needs to go back and watch the results from election night 2002, when Tom Daschle, another Democratic Majority Leader from a conservative state lost his job, due to obstructionism and a cadre of dumb statements.

Reid has already made a lot of people angry, and not just on the right. He either needs to start choosing his words more carefully or suffer a Trent Lott-style beat down from his own party. One hopes that Democrats have enough sense to see how damaging this could be. Then again William Jefferson still has his job.

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1 comment:

Abouna said...

I honestly believe that the majority of Congress (both parties) are suffering from a severe case of "Foot-in-mouth" disease, and it is getting worse.