Reid & The Obligation: The Insanity Continues


reidIt’s Friday, March 1, 2013, and the insanity is still evolving.

From “Sen. Reid to Press: ‘You Guys Have an Obligation to Report’ the Democrats Are Right” by Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews – Feb. 28, 2013):

During a news conference on Capitol Hill held on the eve of implementation of the cuts, known on Capitol Hill as “The Sequester,” a reporter asked Reid: “Can you understand the frustration of the American people that you’re blaming the Republicans, the Republicans are blaming you and nobody is talking until the day that these cuts kick in?”

Reid replied: “You know I read an editorial today, and I don’t know whether it was the Times or the Post, where the op-ed writer said, ‘You know, let’s call it the way it is. The Republicans aren’t willing to deal with the Democrats.

“So all this stuff–Democrats aren’t doing anything, Republicans aren’t doing anything–I believe that you guys have an obligation to report it the way it is,” he said.

“This isn’t something that happened yesterday, we’ve been fighting this for a couple years,” Reid added. “They’re unwilling to do what the American people want done. And it’s as simple as that.”

Yes, Senator Reid, it would be nice if the entire media reported things the way they are.  You and Pelosi might just be out of a job and wondering what went wrong, if they did.

The Democrats readily dismiss budgets and plans proposed by Republicans and don’t pass a budget for how many years now, Mr. Reid?  But it is the Republicans fault because they won’t do what the American people want?  Really, we are to take your word?  How about when you got up there and said that Romney needed to prove he paid taxes because he didn’t — yet he had?  Maybe that little invisible friend of yours has told you wrong again.

The sequester idea came from Obama and his team, but to hear the campaign rhetoric, it would seem we are to forget that little bit of information and just blame the Republicans because they won’t do what Obama and followers want.

With regard to Bob Woodward’s disagreement with the White House, there is a statement that stands out:

 “What does that matter now? Not much,” senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Sunday of the debate over who concocted the sequester.

What does that matter now?”  It matters a great deal when elected officials and their teams are trying to rewrite history and cast blame on others.  Yes, that’s something that matters a great deal.  So, just like with the fact that the White House should take responsibility for the sequester proposal — other Democrats like yourself, Mr. Reid, should take responsibility for your irresponsibility and lack of action in the past four or five years.

Where, Mr. Reid, is the passed budget that the law required and you ignored?

It is time that the lost media get back to journalism where one reports the facts, rather than blindly accepting the talking points of those who are trying to redefine our nation, rewrite history, cast blame on others, play down the inconvenient facts, insult and insinuate in the face of opposition, and rely upon selective polls that represent what they want them to represent.

Yes, Mr. Reid, you got one thing right.  The media has an obligation to report on the facts and the tactics being utilized in Washington, D.C.  Are you sure you are ready for that?