Seems every the Senate Democratic Leader knows that when it comes to taking bold action, Republicans are far better suited to act than is his caucus. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
. . . claimed his chamber has a “path forward” for raising the debt ceiling but said he’s waiting on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to tell him what can pass the House.
“I’m at a point where I’m saying we need to hear from the House of Representatives,” Reid said from the Senate floor. “We have a plan to go forward over here. But until we hear from the House of Representatives, really our, all of our work here would be for naught.
“I await the word from the Speaker,” Reid said.
In response, a spokesman for Boehner said the Senate needs to move on the debt-ceiling package that the House passed Tuesday evening.
“We are aware of the deadline, which is why we hope Sen. Reid will move quickly to schedule a vote on the ‘Cut, Cap and Balance plan’ passed by the House with bipartisan support,” the spokesman said.
So, the Republican House acts and the Senate Democratic leader contends he’s waiting on the House to act. On, and by the way, how many days has it been since Harry Reid’s Senate has passed a budget? Oh, say about 813.
Seems Republicans have been making those tough budget decisions that the president said we have to make while his party’s leadership, following his lead, has failed to act. Nice to know that even the Senate Democratic leader acknowledges his partisan adversaries’ capacity for leadership.
(H/t: Jennifer Rubin)