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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Grumpy Harry.

Harry Reid denies anyone is winning at anything

If this is what winning looks like, then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants no part of it.

Tired of Republican crowing about winning on Iraq funding, the budget battle and the energy bill, Reid (D-Nev.) shot back on Tuesday afternoon.

"We hear a lot of Republicans boasting ... because of their unprecedented obstruction," Reid said.

Indeed, Republicans have gotten their way in the battle over spending, have forced Democrats to jettison rollbacks of tax breaks for oil companies, and have beaten back attempts to pay for expanded children's health care programs with a tobacco tax increase. Even though they're in the minority, the GOP, backed by President Bush, has used the filibuster to block Democratic priorities over and over this fall.

"Who's winning?" Reid asked a group of reporters. "Big Oil, Big Tobacco. ... Al Qaeda has regrouped and is able to fight a civil war in Iraq. ... The American people are losing."

Reid left the microphones to head to a signing ceremony for legislation which increases gas mileage rules for the first time in 30 years — something Democrats will indeed tout as a "W" in their won-loss column.

This comment says it all:

The President is the only one that understood the true message of the 2006 Election results. That was that the American people were tired of seeing money wasted on petty programs and programs that didn't work. The American people wanted fiscal responsibility to return to DC. The American people wanted a new direction in Iraq. Not to lose in Iraq or retreat from Iraq, but a new direction. The President is the only one in Washington that got that message. The President is winning and history will show that he understood the results better than anyone else.

Posted By: TCA | December 18, 2007 at 03:47 PM