When Harry Reid used the lectern in the Senate today to denounce and inflame those would not support rapid approval of his health care bill - namely, Republicans - that was quite inappropriate and beneath his position. He was being a bully from his pulpit.
Republicans, which he has intentionally keep away from the table and out of a closed door meeting yesterday with the President during a special Sunday session that he called only to leave and have the meeting with the President, are said by Reid to be stonewalling. Not since the debate over ending slavery or giving women the right to vote has he seen such a thing - he says. Was he at those events?
Bully politics is his style, but we're tired of it.
Reid says the Republicans don't have a plan and just want to drag their feet on approving his plan. Actually they do have one - he just doesn't want to hear it. If you're not on Harry's team, you're disruptive, mean-spirited, negative, and just un-American.
Reid is trailing badly in the polls in Nevada so this hopefully is his last few months in office. Maybe this explains his unabashed rush to pass this bill and his ill temper. At any rate, America wants a better plan than what we have heard presented and debated thus far. Some of the proposals the Republicans are said to want don't sound too bad.
We still don't need the massive reform that is being contemplated. We are being manipulated. Still, more competition is always a good start. Let more insurance companies compete for our business with a myriad of plans from which we can pick and choose our coverages.
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