Skip to comments.Reid: Teddy's death "going to help us"
Posted on 09/01/2009 11:12:23 AM PDT by kcvl
The Reno Gazette Journal has a sit-down with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who addresses the Ted Kennedy question in, um, an interesting way.
Q: How will U.S. Sen. (Edward) Kennedy's death affect things?
A: I think it's going to help us. He hasn't been around for some time. We're going to have a new chairman of that committee, it'll be, I don't know for sure, but I think Sen. (Chris) Dodd, (D-Conn.). He has a right to take it. Either him or (U.S. Sen. Tom) Harkin, (D-Iowa), whichever one wants it can have it. I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He's an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn't get it done.
Nothing in here is particularly new -- Kennedy will help the cause, Dodd gets to carry the banner, Kennedy's work remains undone. But the straight-shooting Reid does have a gift for saying non-controversial things in the most controversial way possible.
I don’t know about Harry but it sure made me feel better!
Well, HE said it!!!
Gee Harry, using your own perverse logic, all those senior citizens that you're going to murder are then going to REALLY help you. Right?
Reid reminds me of a small town undertaker who would softly encourage the widow woman to opt for the gold casket handles because “old Bill” would want it that way.
he is a cold hearted woman
One criminal steps up to take another criminals seat.
From the guy that was weened on a jalapeno dill pickle, and potty trained at the point of a gun...
Hmm...guess that’d be wrong if we said it but OK for Dingy Harry. Heck, why beat around the bush? “Planting that fat bastidge was the greatest thing that could possibly have happened to the Democratic party! We’re gonna get more power now! Woohoo! Yeah! More power!” Hey, it worked at Wellstone’s do...
Sounda like Reid wanted to “off” him sooner.
Helped me for sure...
That little bug-eyed goon. Doesn’t he know that only us conservatives should be happy that “Teddy” is gone? /sarc
Actually, Harry did say something completely new.
He basically said that Ted Kennedy hurt them the past 8 months, by hanging on to his Senate seat when he couldn’t do the work, meaning they were missing the chair of important committees.
IN other words, Harry Reid just attacked Ted Kennedy, and said they were better off with Ted Kennedy dead.
I don’t think anybody on our side has said anything quite so harsh.
I wonder if Teddy will still have a vote on ObamaCare? Oh God! Don’t give Barry and his Chicago goons any ideas.
This Reid fellow is an absolute repository for fabulous quotes.
Alas, another meathead!
Reid reminds me of that weasel in “The Mummy” that finally got his comeuppance......eaten by scareb beetles.
Reid is finished.
The ONLY way “it’s going to help them” is if they can shoehorn another Dem into his cold seat. Otherwise, he’s a dead weight around their collectivized necks.
Harry is beyond help, he’s going down to the son a straddle the line basketball coach.
He may not be around soon, either. This is probably the Democrats' attempt to rehabilitate Dodd's image.
Well, it certainly helps America, by getting rid of an entrenched communist turd. But don’t think it will help dingy much.
Harry is an idiot and always a day late and a trillion dollars short.
I don't think it's going to "help." The Dems want to keep that phoney Camelot mojo going, but that only works with the Kool Aid drinkers. They've lost the broader American public and Teddy's ghost won't help there.
I agree. Teddy’s death did help. It begins the purging of congress.
LOL out loud
He’s barely cold and this guy says his death was good for the Democrat Party. Thats just cold.
NV does not have a particularly good record of retiring loathsome politicians. And neither does its mother state, UT.
Wow, that’s ice cold.
Election night is going to be a treat when Nevada votes his ass out of office and replaces him with a Republican. The media will spin it the way they did Daschle’s loss at the time.
As a Fellow Freeper posted:
WIN ONE FOR THE DRIPPER!
Well, we should celebrate then!
Good Lord, I can't believe he said that!
"Hey, Bill, I heard your grandpa died. That's too bad."
Yeah, well, it's going to help us because he was really rich and we're in the will.
Teddy is dead, but since he’s a dimorat he will still be able to vote in the senate, Mass, CA, NJ, IL and any other states he wishes for decades to come.
Democratcy in action.
No disrespect to Dodd, but aint he sick too?
You’d think some of these democrats would do the right thing and step down. Spend their last days or whatever time they have with their families. Make way for someone else to do the job for “the citizens of their state”.
The Crassness of Liberals. Reid is basically saying he is going to play the Kennedy sympathy card on the legislators using Kennedy’s death as a political tool...
They should all rot in hell.
I wonder does Obama feel the same?
Is it just me that sees that Reid is always 3 days late on his talking points?
I agree that it helps America.
Well look at what they’re trying to do with the empty senate seat. Kennedy made sure Romney, who brought Kennedy’s state the socialized medicine he’s yearned for lo these many years, would not be able to appoint a replacement for Kerry had he won the race against Bush. Now they seek to undo that so Deval Patrick can appoint someone now.
Given all that, I see nothing quelling their enthusiasm for allowing Kennedy to vote on any senate bill until he’s replaced. They’ll just say they have the ability to interpolate what his vote would have been were he still alive through his other votes and work.
With a little help from John Edwards “channeling” Teddy for them, Teddy can still vote in the senate.
And no Harry, politically it does nothing for you.
Too bad Teddy didn’t take Harry with him.
That would have REALL helped all of us.
I’m waiting to see how the pubs screw it up.
Yeah I know but I think Harry goes passed loathsome. People just don’t like him. I suspect he’s gonna lose.
Yeah, there is now less carbon dioxide so someone can turn in their carbon credits and make a killing.
“It begins the purging of congress.”
I second and third this!
Well let’s be fair here.
Teddy’s death helps everyone.
The only good Kennedy is a....