What An Alabama State Senate Election Tells Us About The Fate of Senator Reid in 2016

Harry Reid's Last Reelection Asset - Pork

Harry Reid’s Last Reelection Asset – Pork

What follows could be seen as a highlight film of Harry Reid’s term as Senate Majority Leader.

Much of what passes for political journalism is hope propagated under a newspaper byline. Here Phillip Klein tugs my heart strings with something that would be quite simply precious if it really came to pass.

On Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Harry Reid11%Senate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard11%, D-Nev., lost his job as Senate majority leader. Two years from now, he could be out of a job as Senator altogether.

It’s good that Mr. Klein used the subjunctive here. The old boxer from Searchlight took a hard right cross to the schnauzer last Tuesday, but he isn’t down for the count just yet. He isn’t going back as the Senate Majority Leader anymore. He’ll undoubtedly take up residence in an office where he can hear the Senate Johns flush loudly throughout his entire work day. People on Capitol Hill have short ethics and long memories. They won’t be remembering Dingy Harry fondly at all.

And then there’s the wee little situation Harry Reid will face back home in The Great State of Nevada. That would be the Nevada that GOP Governor Brian Sandoval just turned a brighter shade of red than the desert sands of Mars. So it does appear to be a case where RMJ will get to toast marshmallows over the roasting, iniquitous carcass of Harry Reid when he sees the tough, old bird down in Hell. But let’s not be hasty here because Reid still has an escape hatch left even now.

Assuming the GOP doesn’t bring Sharron Angle back for a regrettable encore, Harry Reid will have to run an uphill course to keep his job. He does have one asset left in his arsenal. He’s the man who knows DC. He knows the ways and gets his hands on the means. You gotta problem with the gubbermint. Uncle Harry will fix it up for you and make you feel all better. He’ll run for the Senate next time as Dr. Feelgood. Will it work? It’s entirely plausible. To get a sense of how it will all play out, we can look …read more    

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