Harry Reid has been the Democratic Leader of the United States Senate for the past six years, a Senator from Nevada for twenty-four, an elected public official for forty-two. He has been Senate Majority Leader since 2007. He currently trails in most polls for his reelection, but not by much — and within the margin of error.
Christine O’Donnell has never held public office. She trails in most polls in the contest to fill Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate seat by a significant margin, far outside the margin of error.
Seems that when the former says something silly or controversial, it should make news while similar comments by the latter should not attract all that much attention (save perhaps in Delaware where she’s running for office). But, she has become the Democrats’ favorite punching bag:
Christine O’Donnell is only on one state’s ballot this year, but it would be easy for voters elsewhere to think otherwise. Democrats in some of the nation’s most competitive Senate races are invoking the Delaware Republican Senate nominee’s name almost as frequently as their actual opponents.
It’s an attempt to play a game of crazy-by-association . . .
So, shouldn’t we then play arrogant by association with the man Senate Democrats elected to lead them? Don’t they have more of a stake in his gaffes than do Republicans who may well have opposed O’Donnell in her primary contest — and who have no intention to elect her to a position of leadership?
He’s telling us now that but for him, “we’d we in a worldwide depression“:
You know, maybe he meant the statement to come out a little differently. But, he’s been in elected office since before Christine O’Donnell was born. He should have learned to better measure his words.
“Somehow,” Doug Powers quips, “acting as Barack Obama’s rubber stamp in adding as much new debt in less than two years — $3 trillion at last check — an amount that took from 1776 to 1990 to accumulate, saved the world.”
And somehow, I doubt, the media will make as much fun of Harry Reid’s strange and self-important statement as they do of anything coming out of the mouth of Ms. O’Donnell.