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>> Closing Ranks and Protecting Harry Reid.

Posted on: January 11, 2010

Re: Closing Ranks – Kathryn Jean Lopez – The Corner on National Review Online

I personally thought the Trent Loft  “scandal” was so much stuff ‘n nonsense, and I feel the same way about this Reid thing.  These men could and did get away with lying, stealing, cheating, undermining the very constitution they have sworn to protect and every other form of criminality that is acceptable in our political arena today, but what ever you do for God’s sake don’t make a statement no matter how off hand or harmless that can be twisted into a racial slur.   It is so stupid.  It is so pathetically sad that our values  have eroded to this level.  But this is America today.   This is what We the People have stood by and allowed to happen to our entire society today.

So We the People are going to use this sleazy tool to try to get rid of  a man who has sold out his state, his government and even his own grandchildren  for some reason that only he knows.  It may not work to rid our country of Harry Reid as it did to rid us of Trent Loft because the balance of power is so overwhelmingly in Reid’s favor, but I suppose if this is all we have then it is worth the effort to try.  For some of us it is however a case of holding our nose while we watch the drama play out, and wishing we were a nations whose moral standards were such that the simply telling of an untruth was the weapon of choice.

The double-standard is like a photo negative; John McCormick reminds us that back in 2002, then-state-senator Barack Obama was saying that “The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott.” Obama’s statement of forgiveness to Reid came out quite a few hours faster than his televised statement about the Christmas Day attempted terror bombing.

Obama’s statement of forgiveness to Reid came out quite a few hours faster than his televised statement about the Christmas Day attempted terror bombing.”  This fact is even more reprehensible and telling of the depths to which our country has fallen when our President’s actions shows his concern over the call for the resignation of a politician is greater than the possible death of almost 300 Americans.  BB

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