Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not an honest man. Not a wealthy man when he was first elected to office, he now finds himself to be very, very wealthy, much of his wealth comes from shady land deals that benefited from his position in the Senate. But that is not why he wins this week.
Harry Reid wins this week for attempting to force the largest tax increase in history down the throats of the American people without debate. While originally promising an open and honest debate, Reid then decided to move in a more familiar direction – the opposite one. He blocked any attempt at amending the monstrous Lieberman-Warner bill, not that you could really make that better through any means other than setting it on fire, and tried to force people to take it as is. The bill ended up only getting 48 votes in favor of cloture, far short of the 60 needed, and died.
The fact of the matter is Reid and the Democrats don’t want to have an honest, open debate on global warming, or climate change, or whatever the next name they will come up with to impose Socialism will be, because they’ll lose. When the American people learn that earth has been cooling since 1998, that there are more climate scientists who believe the sun, that big ball of fire in the sky that gives us all of our heat, is what causes temperature fluctuations here on earth, and that the vast majority of the “solutions” to this mythical problem do absolutely nothing to address it, but do rob us of our liberty, they will run the Democrats out of town on rails. That’s why Reid wouldn’t, no, couldn’t allow debate on this bill. He’s counting on big wins in November to be able to force this pap down our throats with a friendly, hook, line and sinker President sitting at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue who will sign it, no matter which guy wins.
Harry Reid, for all you do, this Bud’s for you, and so is the Douchebag of the Week Award. Congratulations.