Harry Reid just hasn't been the same since the accident which made his eye look like he had gone twelve rounds with Joe Louis, but you have to give him credit for one thing. Being seventy-five and showing signs of old age, he still can single-handedly hold the line for his Left Wing buddies better than the rest of them.
So now a new era of Democrats in the Senate will come into play in less than two years. Chuck Schumer, the whiny and arrogant New York Senator who stands for the same bucket of mush as Reid will replace him. But at least he's better than Dick Durbin of Illinois, who technically was in line for the spot. Was there bad blood between Durbin and Reid or what? We'll never know, but at least Schumer never took direct shots at our military heroes as Durbin has on occasion in his speeches.
The changing of the guard coming in 2016 for the Senate Democrats makes me wonder when Madame Pelosi will make a similar decision in the House. She must be feeling pretty lonely these days as the Republicans now have a larger majority than they have in generations. But then again, since John Boehner hugged her after cutting off his own party's majority in passing legislation giving Obama a pass on Amnesty, maybe she feels like she is the behind-the-scenes Speaker of the House. Indeed she might be.
So what can we do to purge the Republican led Congress of Boehner and McConnell, the two Republican leaders who never lead? Oh well, that's a discussion for another day. And as for old Harry, enjoy your cash, Mr. Minority Leader. You came to Washington of meager means and leave it a very wealthy man. Some things about why politicians stay in office for so long never change.