View Full Version : Why No Harry Reid Meets Mary Landrieu In New Orleans

12-11-2009, 09:06 PM
Tomorrow at the Uptown home of David Voelker, local liberals were set to pay big money for the chance to meet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

This fundraiser was going to boost the re-election coffers of the Majority Leader, who is facing a tough opponent in Nevada. While regular tickets cost only $1,000; co-hosts had to pay $4,800.00 each. Quite a haul for beignets!

The main hosts of the event were Democratic operative James Carville and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

All might have gone smoothly, but local tea party activists learned about the event and planned a protest rally.

In fact, the event was generating a storm of controversy and protesters from around the country were planning to descend on New Orleans to march against Reid.

It was also going to create an uncomfortable situation for Landrieu, who likes to champion her centrist positions.

Yet, she was going to be raising money for one of the most liberal members of the Senate. Reid has been a very partisan Senate leader who has shut out the GOP in negotiations for the healthcare bill.

After Republicans complained about his partisan tactics, Reid compared them to supporters of slavery.

He said, "Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.'

If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you're right.

When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said 'slow down, it's too early, things aren't bad enough.'"

Of course, Reid is about as correct on his historical analysis as he is on the healthcare issue.

It was the Democratic, not Republican, members of the Congress who supported the continuation of slavery.

After such an outrageous insult, Republicans will be even more energized to defeat Reid in next year’s election. Nevada voters are already turning against Reid and his GOP opponent is leading in the polls.

Hopefully, Reid will not be able to run for re-election on the healthcare issue. It is imperative that the protests and opposition continue during the holiday season.

Reid is hoping to use the distraction of the holidays as a way to push his bill forward. He is hoping that tea party groups and conservatives will tire of opposing this 2,074 page government monstrosity.

Why No Harry Reid Meets Mary Landrieu In New Orleans

12-11-2009, 09:38 PM
Landrieu just got re-elected last year so she has 5 years remaining on her term. I have written and called her office numerous times regarding the health care bill. She was too chickenshit to face the voters and refused to hold a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge.

I am not surprised the fund raiser was canceled. The protesters would have been out in force.