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Monday, January 11, 2010

Harry Reid Must Resign - NOT!

By now everyone knows of the statement made by Harry Reid to the author of a book being released today about Barack Obama making a fine candidate for president because of his being "light-skinned" and "with no Negro dialect" In fact the whole media world is swirling with the controversy as they did with Trent Lott and Don Imus and even back to Jimmy-The-Greek. Such circuses seem to amuse us in our otherwise drab lives. You would think the economy was sailing along and we weren't fighting in two wars.

But here's an opposing point of view to those calling for Reid to resign. I say go ahead and protest but resigning is the last thing we want Reid to do. Before the release of his ill chosen words, Reid was already trailing in all the polls for his reelection later this year. As Majority Leader, he barely achieved the 60 votes needed to end debate in the Senate and get health reform passed. Holding those 60 during conference will be another tough matter. Public opinion of the bill and the Democrats is sliding.

A weakened Reid is just what the GOP and the country need. Further, with his approival rating dipping like the temperatures outside this winter, Reid has almost no chance at reelection. Why give someone else a head start? A weak Reid will kill Cap and Trade and any new stimulus bills as well. In fact most any tough fights are sure to go better for the opposition if Reid stays.

The chances that Reid can be rehabilitated in time for the November elections are nil. All we need to do is keep pounding away. Sure, call for his resignation all you want. But let's hope he doesn't turn one in.

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