by Rich Zeoli – 08/03/12 –
The United States Senate. A hallowed and revered room where the likes of Kennedy, Clay, Calhoun, and Webster debated the most complex issues of the Republic. From ending the tyranny of slavery, to rebuilding America after the civil war, to entering World War II, to approving the Marshall Plan, to granting civil rights to all Americans. A room where 100 men and women gather to debate the future of the greatest country in the history of humankind with respect, civility, and understanding.
Oh and it’s also a great place to pick up the latest gossip. Wondering what someone told someone? Just go to the visiting booth at the senate gallery and pay attention. You might hear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talk about how someone he won’t name came up to him and told him something about Mitt Romney. He’s not one to gossip see, so he doesn’t know if its true, so he’s just saying is all.
What Reid did on the floor of the Senate is an insult to the United States Senate. It is an insult to the American people. It is a disgrace to most of the Senators who have gone before with the exception of Joe McCarthy from whom Reid found his inspiration. Forget bringing presidential politics into a government office, he’s bringing 8th grade bathroom gossip to the floor of the senate.
What’s next? he might get up and tell how he overheard Lindsey from catering in the bathroom telling Janice from Lautenberg’s office that Romney is actually her friend Susan’s father. Or the time the custodian whose name he can’t mention (forgot) told him how his brother’s cousin twice removed told someone in a chat room who emailed his mother that Romney once kicked a little old lady because she didn’t like his tie. Or the time Louise told Gloria that Romney is actually gay, or at least that’s what she overheard when she was on the can in the Rayburn House Office Building.
We should demand better from our elected leaders especially when they rise to the United States Senate. Granted, Reid is an angry bore who lost his marbles in Clinton’s second term, but still. He is the Senate Majority Leader, only a few heartbeats away from the Presidency. But don’t worry, I have it on good authority that Harry Reid was actually born in Kenya and is a practicing Satanist. And if he isn’t, and I’m wrong, then why won’t he prove me wrong?
Your silence is deafening Senator Reid.