(Lori Piotrowski) – Reid doesn’t think much of Romney, who frequently leads the Republicans in the 2012 polls. On the other hand, he has high praise for Pawlenty, who just dropped out of the race. Bachmann? She doesn’t stand a chance. Would you have expected other opinions from Nevada’s leading Democrat?
This morning’s Review-Journal article quoted Reid on a variety of topics, of which the presidential race was only one. He talked, too, about the recent gridlock in Congress over the budget, saying that this was some of the worst partisanship fighting he’s seen.
Most of that fighting had to do with the debt ceiling and the budget. Yet, when talking about the budget, he mentioned that it’s possible that the Super Committee can meet its goal of cutting $1.2 trillion dollars from the budget.
Then, he said, “It’s easy to do that. I hope we do more than that.”
Did your head just snap, too?
For weeks, perhaps longer, we’ve heard how there is no way to cut that much out of the budget without damaging entitlement programs. And now, he says it’s easy to do so?
The Democrats were part of this partisanship gridlock that Reid likes to blame on Republicans. In May, the Senate Majority Leader refused to put forward a budget, saying, “There’s no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion. It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage.”
When the House passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Bill over to the Senate, Reid claimed that “this piece of legislation is about as weak and senseless as anything that has ever come on the Senate floor.”
So, Senator, if it were so easy to cut $1.2 trillion dollars out of the budget, why didn’t you make those cuts?
This is just Democrat-speak. Tell people what they want to hear when you want them to hear it. And Reid is a master at it.