One of the reasons Harry Reid is trailing Sharon Angle in his bid for reelection is his inability to listen to Nevada voters. As Senate Majority leader, Reid was instrumental in the Senate passing bills such as TARP, Porkulus and Obamacare, all of them passed over the objections of his Nevada constituents (as well as most Americans).
Nevada voters shouldn’t feel bad about their Senator not paying attention to their desires, because as the video below illustrates, Reid doesn’t pay attention to interviewers either
Christian Broadcasting Network’s White House correspondent David Brody has a weekly feature called Five 4 Friday where he asks five rapid-fire puff-ball questions to public figures. This week’s guest was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Question number three, Brody asked who were the greatest living Americans? Reid’s answer was Robert Byrd and Teddy Kennedy neither one is qualified to be considered the greatest living American. To paraphrase from the famous Monty Python “Dead Parrot Sketch:”
He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-LIVING AMERICAN!!
Let’s try and give Reid the benefit of the doubt for a second, maybe the Majority Leader wanted to answer a totally different question. Maybe Reid wanted to tell Brody who he thought the greatest Americans in history were, living or dead? But that would mean Reid was saying that a former Exalted Cyclops of the Crab Orchard, W.Va chapter of the Ku Klux Klan was one of his choices, and the other was a man who committed vehicular homicide and worked with the KGB to screw up US foreign policy during the Reagan administration was his other pick. It seems to me if Reid was trying to answer that question, people such as Washington, Lincoln or Jefferson would have been more appropriate responses.
On the other hand was it that the Majority leader couldn’t come up with a choice of for the greatest living American? But one would think that Reid would pick Barack Obama for the greatest living American. After all he spent the past two years shoving the President’s policies down the throats of the American people.
Reid’s answer could be a result of spending the past two years dealing with an Administration schooled in the rules of Chicago Politics. Maybe Harry Reid has lost the ability to discern between dead and alive. After all, in Chicago the dead vote for Democratic candidates almost as much as the living.
Maybe the answer is much simpler than that. Maybe as a progressive who has become much too comfortable in his Senate seat, Harry Reid only listens to one voice, Harry Reid’s.
Apparently Senators Byrd and Kennedy were unavailable for comment, the post will be updated should they become available.