Not only can Americans be grateful that Barack Obama’s presidency will soon be the purview of historians, we can also bid a cold and hostile farewell to Harry Reid – my choice for the worst politician in recollection.
As Harry leaves us he is continuing to lie about Obamacare. This lie is probably his biggest ever – “You get rid of Obamacare, people are going to die.”
Reid oft repeated the Obama lies that “if we liked our doctor we could keep our doctor” and the pledge that health care premium costs would go down. Millions of Americans didn’t need to read my blog posts to find the untruth of these statements. They just needed to try to schedule a doctor’s appointment or pay their health insurance bill.
Reid went on to opine that insurance markets would collapse. He should have opined that insurance markets did collapse under Obamacare.
Reid lies on the Senate floor and has no regrets about doing so. One the best examples is his accusation that Mitt Romney didn’t pay income taxes. When Romney released his tax documentation and Reid’s assertion was shown to be unambiguously false, did he backpedal? Did he recant? No. He said the following during a CNN interview. “Well, they can call it whatever they want. Romney didn’t win, did he?”
Goodbye, Harry. Sometimes “goodbye” isn’t the “hardest” word. We’ll all miss trying to avoid your soundbites on the “news.” Your Republican colleagues will miss doing your work for you. We are ashamed to admit that our insincere efforts to convince you to stay didn’t work. Enjoy your time off from doing nothing! And, Harry, have fun horrifying the locals in Nevada.