Harry Reid, the one time amateur pugilist, was sent to the canvas last Tuesday, going down hard suffering a knockout in the twelfth round. Any student of boxing knows that winning on the card through eleven is incentive enough for the challenger to look for that one punch; the one to take out an opponent when least expected. Harry Reid was on the receiving end of one Tuesday night; an overhand right followed by another and another and another. “Down goes Reid, down goes Reid” bludgeoned by “we the people” was the call to describe the massacre.
The next day Reid sat with Obama and the to be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Boehner. Reid looked straight ahead, still dazed from the beating he took the previous night. It is not gentlemanly to stomp on an opponent when he is down, but what goes around comes around. We expect the Republicans to open a full frontal attack against the once impenetrable defense of the Obama front line. Now a fraction of what it once was, some Democrats will have to break bread with the Republicans.
First on the list will be the Keystone XL pipeline. Our memory is not short, Obama did everything in his power to prevent a vote on it. Many Democrats and union boys are for it, but Obama gave them the pipe. Now is the time to turn this around and give Obama the pipe. And so on, the Affordable Care Act, a misnomer if you ever had one, will be next on the list, peeling away the bureaucratic regulatory agency it generated is a must. Coal regulations demanded by the EPA are to go up in smoke. And don’t forget the big fight to come, the budget. Soon, programs will not be funded, pet projects to evaporate and we hope that the largess of Big Government be stopped in its tracks. The beast must be starved.
One thing in passing. We sure did not want to be in Harry Reid’s corner on Tuesday night, he took a good whoop’n.