Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Harry Reid's Early Onset Dementia

Over at Patterico a diagnosis has been made:

For high comedy, look no further than the esteemed Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.

Here was his recorded vote on S.3 — “A bill to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial birth abortion.”

You can find Senator Reid’s vote of “Yea” listed three different ways.

Skip ahead to the Supreme Court’s decision today affirming S.3 against a facial challange to its constitutionality. As reported by CNN:

This was the first time the high court had heard a major abortion case in six years, and since then, its makeup has changed, with Roberts and Alito now on board.

Their presence on the bench provided the solid conservative majority needed to allow the federal ban to go into effect, with Kennedy providing the key fifth vote for a majority.

Alito replaced Sandra Day O’Connor, a key abortion rights supporter over her quarter century on the bench.

“A lot of us wish that Alito weren’t there and O’Connor were there,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who opposed Alito’s nomination, said.

Apparently Harry forgot that he voted in favor of the ban which the Court upheld.

Which raises the question of whether he makes a habit of voting for bills he deems to be unconstitutional.


Poor Harry. He can't decided which of his heartfelt convictions we wants to stand behind.

I'm guessing he'll embrace his conviction to be re-elected.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A politician acted hypocritically? I'm shocked, I say. Shocked.

If you blog about pols contradicting themselves for political expediency, you will have no time to write about anything else. Especially the important stuff, like the (ill)fortunes of DC United.

Walt

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

Yeah, but I wonder why vote for it in the first place? Was he really fooling anyone?

It is all of a kind. When it comes to abortion, there are nothing but arguments made in bad faith.

As for United, its early yet. Maybe they have learned it is better to peak in October as opposed to June.

Anonymous said...

I was at the home opener and I don't know what was uglier, the weather with a steady rain in 50 degree weather, or United's play, especially on defense. They do just not have the talent to play three across the back. The second goal was scored because Gros fell down on the right side chasing a ball in outside United's box. Only problem is that he was playing left flank the whole game. He was the only one back on D on that side. He has a motor, yeah, but that's a lot of ground to cover.

Then again, seeing six goals scored makes one think you got your money's worth.

Walt