On Friday, Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, had the following insight with respect to the latest jobs numbers:
We think what Reid was trying to say here was, “yeah, we got our asses kicked but, we beat the spread!”
No matter. It was a pretty ridiculous thing to say which didn’t prevent Reid from firing back at his critics who jumped on it.
Reid took to the Senate floor Friday afternoon to characterize remarks he made this morning in which he appeared to celebrate last month's jobs numbers as "really good" news.
"I want to talk about some remarks I made this morning – especially in light of how they are being irresponsibly mischaracterized by those seeking to score political points," Reid said Friday afternoon.
And while the majority leader said that February's job losses were "undeniably devastating," Reid argued that job losses were much less than they could have been had Democrats not acted with their stimulus measures over the past year.
And how’s that working out for America? We’re not sure what figures Reid is looking at but Porkulus and the other demand-side gimmicks the administration has ran with are doing pretty much what we predicted it would do.
(H/T: The Foundry)
But enough of bad economic policies and their inevitable results, let’s get back to poor ol’ Harry Reid.
But Reid also lashed out at Republicans who've opposed many of those policies, accusing them of rooting for the economy's failure for their own political game.
"And I warn them, once again, that this country has no place and no patience for those who root for failure," Reid said to the GOP.
We’ll grant Senator Reid knowing exactly of what he speaks.
We're beginning to think that perhaps defeating Harry Reid in November may not be in our best interests.