|December 11, 2004||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Harry Reid
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week, where this week we travel to the Democratic Party for our honoree.
Normally, we cut Democratic leaders some slack, because the Democratic Party still has some embers of populism, sanity, secularism and Constitutional rights burning that we think can be blown back into a roaring fire. Okay, well, we hope that can happen.
But people like Senate-Minority Leader Elect Harry Reid don't make it very easy for us.
Recently, the Nevada Democratic Senator said he'd support Nino "The Fixer" Scalia if he were nominated to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, adding:
Hey, Harry, we are talking about Nino Scalia, the guy who organized the coup that stole the election from Al Gore in 2000? We are talking about Nino Scalia who went on a hunting trip with Cheney and then voted against requiring the corporately corrupted VP to disclose who was on his secret energy task force. We are talking about Nino Scalia who has been barnstorming the country recently arguing that there is no reason for a separation between church and state. We are talking about the Nino Scalia who told a Jewish audience that they would be safer under a "Christian Nation" -- as in the United States officially becoming a Christian nation.
Oh, and we won't get into the kinky side of "Opus Dei" Nino, the one who recently told an audience that orgies might be good for relieving stress in society.
Given these facts about Scalia, BuzzFlash has to ask, Is Harry Reid just a GOP mole? Or just kind of DEMwitted? He disagrees with Scalia decisions, but likes how he got there? And that, apparently, qualifies him to be Chief Justice?
With Democrats like Reid, who needs Republicans!
See, the Republicans nominate Red State senate leaders like Trent Lott and Bill Frist to be their leaders. And what do the Democrats do? They nominate Red State senate leaders like Tom Daschle and Harry Reid, which is a sure-fire recipe for electoral loss and the elimination of an opposition party. The Republicans play to their base and the Democratic leaders in the Senate play to the same Republican base.
Now, how much sense does that make?
We wish it weren't so, but Harry Reid, you are our GOP Hypocrite of the Week. Green lighting Scalia to head the Supreme Court is a bit like approving Pinochet to head the Department of Justice. But Bush has already done that, in essence, with Gonzales -- and Reid and the Dems (including Patrick Leahy) have already given "the Torturer's apprentice" their okay.
Maybe Reid's not being a hypocrite. Maybe he's just being himself. If so, then why not just become a Republican and fully support the one-party, anti-Constitutional government that is currently in the White House and Congress? At the very least, stop pretending to be a Democrat.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL