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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Harry Reid.....A Tom Daschle Clone

Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader (D-NV) is nothing more than a duplicate of his predecessor, Tom Daschle (D-SD). Always relentless in his negativity, never far away from blatant. unsubstantiated insults, Mr. Reid may have opened his mouth a few too many times. Removing his foot may be impossible.
Questioned about the donations from lobbyist Jack Abramoff by "Fox News Sunday's" Chris Wallace last November Reid became testy and defiant. "Don't try to say I received money from Abramoff. I've never met the man, don't know anything," exclaimed Reid. However, it may be the most prominent player in Abramoff's web of influence was none other than the Senate's top Democrat, Harry Reid. "Make sure that all your viewers understand - not a penny from Abramoff. I've been on the Indian Affairs Committee my whole time in the Senate,” Reid quickly followed up. "I'll repeat, Abramoff gave me no money. His firm gave me no money. He may have worked [at] a firm where people have given me money. But I have – I feel totally at ease that I haven't done anything that is even close to being wrong," Reid exclaimed. Last November the Associated Press revealed that Reid had accepted tens of thousands of dollars from an Abramoff client, the Coushatta Indian tribe, after interceding with Secretary of the Interior Gail Norton over a casino dispute with a rival tribe. Reid "sent a letter to Norton on March 5, 2002," reported the AP. "The next day, the Coushattas issued a $5,000 check to Reid's tax-exempt political group, the Searchlight Leadership Fund. A second tribe represented by Abramoff sent an additional $5,000 to Reid's group. Reid ultimately received more than $66,000 in Abramoff-related donations between 2001 and 2004." Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said those Democrats who took money from Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff and who did something on behalf of those tribes have "a big problem." Dean contined, "That's a big problem. And those Democrats are in trouble. And they should be in trouble." Dean insisted, "Nobody got anything out of the Democrats from Jack Abramoff. No Democrat delivered anything and there's no accusation and no investigation that any Democrat ever delivered anything to Jack Abramoff. And that's not true of the Republicans."
It's great to watch two outspoken, often factually incorrect liberals, eat each other alive on national television while incriminating themselves. While they call the President a liar and brag about "killing" the Patriot Act they continue to poke holes into themselves and their self-righteous explanations. As the Abramoff scandal continues and desperate Democrats play "point the finger", they are completely embroiled in what they deem a "Republican" problem. Liberals need to watch out what they say and be careful what they ask for.

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