DailyKos: Liberals Show Frustration with Dem Majority Leader, Senator Reid

A Full and complete quote from the DailyKos:

Harry’s got a question

Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 02:18:04 PM PDT

So I just got this fundraising e-mail from Harry Reid:

from: Harry Reid <no-reply@harryreid.com>
reply-to: info@harryreid.com
date: Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:20 PM
subject: Delay is unacceptable

Dear Jed,

There is broad consensus among Nevadans and the American people that we need to fix our broken health care system. So why hasn’t reform been done by now?

There is much more common ground than disagreement on reform plans. So why are Nevadans still waiting?

It’s a good question, actually, but Reid’s answer — blaming Republicans — makes no sense given that there are 60 Democrats in the U.S. Senate.

To the detriment of the rest of us, Republicans in Congress are determined to achieve their stated goal — make health care reform President Obama’s “Waterloo” and defend the status quo at all costs. To say they are way behind the American people on health insurance reform would be an understatement; my friend, they’re not even in the same zip code.

If Reid actually believes this garbage, he’s living in fantasy land. There’s no question that the Republican agenda is the wrong agenda. But there’s also no question that Republicans are absolutely powerless to stop Democrats.

There’s nothing wrong with pointing out the GOP’s deficiencies, but when you have 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, you simply cannot blame the other side for your own party’s inability to get its act together.

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