Wasn’t it just the other day that Harry Reid was roasting obstructionist Republicans for delaying a historic vote on health care takeover legislation? You know – slavery, suffrage, civil rights, and all that?
Yeah, it was.
Now, Hurry Up and Wait Harry wants to take the weekend off…for a New Orleans fund-raiser to help him save his endangered Nevada Senate seat:
Senators and staffers watched CSPAN breathlessly from their offices Wednesday evening as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated they might not have to work this weekend.
The Senate has been working at a breakneck pace (for the Senate) on the health reform legislation. Lawmakers worked all last weekend on Democrats’ health reform bill and they worked the Saturday before Thanksgiving and all signs indicated they would work this coming weekend too.
…It turns out Reid has a 1,000 plus per plate fundraiser scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans, according to one local paper, which also reports that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, a key swing moderate in the health care debate, will also be in attendance.
Turns out History will pause for Democrat money-grubbing, but not for Republican debate on market-based health care reform alternatives.