Watching this video should make President Obama cringe:

I wrote here about Sen. Reid’s hissy fit from this morning. Now he’s put his foot in his mouth when asked a question about not funding the National Institute of Health, saying that there are all kinds of people that government should be helping. In saying this, he’s essentially said that saving a child with cancer isn’t as important as some of his constituents in Nevada.

During this morning’s temper tantrum, Sen. Reid said that Republicans were experiencing a bad week. If he thinks they’re having a bad week, he should look in the mirror. It’s looking like he won the disastrous week from hell grand prize. Sen. Reid’s head must be ready to explode, especially after hearing about this:

House Republicans plan to keep trying their new piecemeal approach to solving the shutdown, setting up yet another round of votes Wednesday on bills that would fund veterans affairs and national parks and adding new bills to fund the National Institutes of Health and to pay the National Guard and the military reserves.

Earlier this week, President Obama promised to veto the bill. In light of the disastrous week he’s had, it wouldn’t be surprising if he hadn’t changed his mind.

Wow! I’d initially posted the abridged version of the exchange between Sen. Reid and CNN’s Dana Bash but I’ve replaced it with the full exchange between Sen. Reid and Ms. Bash. The unabridged version makes Sen. Reid look positively deranged.

BASH: If you all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials, the House is likely to pass a bill to at least fund the NIH, given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that, and if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?
SEN. REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well. He did it here. He did it on the floor. What right do they have to pick and choose which parts of the government to fund? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow! What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed with Obamacare. I don’t know what other word I can use. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare thing. It’s working now and it willl continue to work and they’ll love it even more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.
BASH: But if you could help one child with cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
SEN. REID: Listen, why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force Base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence ask such a thing is irresponsible.
BASH: I’m just asking a question.

That isn’t just cringeworthy. That’s downright nasty. That type of public image is why Democrats are losing a fight that the media wants them to win. The media however, isn’t willing to go to any length to defend the Democrats. This is one of those instances where they won’t defend the Democrats.

Tonight’s meeting at the White House can’t arrive too soon for Sen. Reid, President Obama and the Democrats. Right now, they look like the gang that juggled scissors while running up a set of stairs.

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3 Responses to “Harry Reid’s awful day gets worse”

  • walter hanson says:

    Gary:

    Just to update this temper fit by Harry, but didn’t a bill pass which allowed the military to be funded and Obama still laid people off?

    Or didn’t Reid allow a vote on that in the Senate?

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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