Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says the potential 2020 Democratic presidential field resembles an “old folks home,” according to a new report.
In the aftermath of President-elect Trump’s victory and recent chatter that Vice President Biden could launch a 2020 campaign for the Democratic nomination, the Nevada Democrat remarked that the field of prospective candidates in four year’s time looks like an “old folks home.” The soon-to-be former senator was referring to Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, all of whom could launch campaigns.
“It depends on who’s running,” Reid told an aide while preparing for his final press conference at the Capitol in early December. “It appears we’re going to have an old-folks’ home. We’ve got [Elizabeth] Warren; she’ll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie [Sanders] will be 79.”
Did Harry Reid get on your nerves? Well soon you’ll have Chuck Schumer under your skin.
Retiring Senate Minority Leader Reid has designated New York Sen. Schumer, number 3 in the Democratic leadership, as his successor, and the number 2, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, has agreed to back off, according to Politico.
Schumer is viewed by Democrats as a consummate tactician and an aggressive spokesman for the cause. He is unlikely to be seriously challenged, though a possible wrinkle is his support for Wall Street, which is anathema to the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party. She, though, has indicated she will not run for leader.
But don’t worry. Reid is not stepping down until he leaves the Senate in January 2017.
Or do worry. It’s worth noting, unlike Reid, Schumer does have his moments of lucidity.
As you may be aware, there are some suspicions being raised about Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s “accident” in which he broke his face and fractured some spare ribs.
Reid claimed that a rubber exercise band he was using suddenly broke and graduated into a giant sling shot, hurling him like a human projectile into a cabinet. This, naturally, sounded suspect, especially given that he was injured January 1. Some wondered whether maybe in fact Harry had gulped down a few too many Manhattans while welcoming in 2015 and fallen down the stairs.
The story, it turns out, is much more sordid and upsetting. Harry’s injuries were in fact the result of an attempted coup d’etat by his Senate second in command, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois.
The awful moment was captured on video obtained exclusively by White House Dossier. In the footage below, Durbin can be seen on the right. Reid is the figure strolling innocently on the left.
Until . . .
The result, as you can see was quite nasty. Reid is even tougher to look at than he was before the injury.
Here’s a nice compendium of some of the stupid stuff Harry Reid has said in recent days and years. His remarks about Asians last week, somehow missed by much of the news media, are just the one of Reid’s many journeys into incomprehensibility.
With Biden inhabiting the Office of the Vice President, the question is begged about whether liberals with early-stage senility are running the country.
Now, are senile liberals much worse than fully sentient ones? No, of course not, because they might accidentally do something conservative.
But what if they start playing with the launch codes while hanging out with Obama in the Oval? I mean, there are consequences to putting people who can’t think straight in positions of power.
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