Petitions, Op-eds, surveys, and a Facebook community page are calling for Senate Majority leader Harry Reid’s recall. The strongest case for me is made by Forbes contributor Mark Hendriskson’s in his January 1, 2014 op-ed. He lists five valid points that would justify Reid’s recall:
- Reid’s resistance, delay, and active suppression of a federal budget.
- Reid’s authorization of state governments to collect tax on interstate Internet sales without debate.
- Reid’s blocking of any effort to fix Social Security’s underfunding, refusing to debate.
- Reid sought to make it impermissible for any future Congress to ever change Obamacare’s Sect. 3403 of the act.
- Reid usurped traditional majority rule of executive branch nominees and judges nominated for all courts except the Supreme Court with the approval of a simple majority of senators. 60 votes are no longer needed.
Patriots might want to reflect on both Hendrickson’s piece and some of Reid’s statements before deciding to sign a petition or fill in a survey.
As you read Reid’s musing, consider Matthew 12:34b says, “For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.”
“People who hold themselves out to be patriots are not—they are nothing more than domestic terrorists.” April 17 2014 (Referring to the Bundy supporters)
“Despite all that good news, there’s [are] plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America,”. Feb 26, 2014 (Obamacare)
“Republicans may need tall tales and outright lies to convince people that Obamacare’s bad for them — but Democrats — we don’t have to make things up,” –February 17, 2013
“Senate Republicans are addicted to Koch, (playing on the substance of “coke”) ”March 24, 2014
(CNN’s Dana Bash asks Senate Reid asked about the children with cancer who are unable to participate in clinical trials run during the government shutdown, “But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?”) “Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own.” October 2, 2013
“There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time.” He added, “The example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but people are not educated on how to use the Internet.” March 26, 2014
“Okay, if you’re over age 50, the internet is something you’re just learning about.” October 24, 2013
“We found ourselves in a hole that I didn’t dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole.” October 23, 2010
“So people have been hurting and I understand that. And it doesn’t give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.” Date Unknown
“Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.” April 19, 2012
“It’s been obvious that they’re doing everything they can to make [Obama] fail. And I hope, I hope — and I say this seriously — I hope that’s based on substance and not the fact that he’s African American.” August 9, 2013
On Obama having a shot at the Whitehouse: [Obama is} “…light skinned with no negro dialect unless he wants to have one…” January 9, 2010
“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain