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Monday, January 11, 2010

Harry Reid's apology

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If the U. S. had just 15 member states and we went back in time, many liberals would have agreed with Senator Reid's 2008 assessment of Barack Obama's electibility situation. 

United States Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid Apologized To [President] Obama for a very unfortunate remark he made during the President's election campaign.  President Obama, not surprisingly accepted the Senator's apology and said that the book is closed on it.  But I am not so sure it is.

Democrats would probably be willing to join the President's view, but the "loyal" opposition will exploit this revelation for all it is worth. This is 2010, an election year, and Republicans are intent on making as much mischief as possible for the Democrats.
That Reid's remarks were revealed by Mark Halperin and his co-author is the reality.  Thus the Majority Leader did the right thing in saying he was sorry for his thoughtlessness.  But that is not going to be enough for a lot of people.  Similar headlines caused Senator Trent Lott to lose his seat as Majority Leader a few years ago.  I predict that this is far from over for Senator Reid.

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