Monday, January 11, 2010

Tweety says - "Dat donkey caught hiz tail in a cwack !!"

Tweety is right. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has gone and got his tail stuck tightly in a crack. Over the weekend, the news hit that Reid made some controversial race-based comments about Mr. Obama in a book titled Game Change that is to be released soon (read on Reid apologized to Obama and others, and the Democrats are standing behind him. Obama has accepted the apology and said that's the end of it.

However, Republicans and others are crying foul. Some are saying Reid should resign. Why ?? Their argument is that if a Republican or other conservative had made similar comments, they would have been lambasted in the media. People would have cried "racist" and demanded the offender's resignation. Odds are, it would have been the end of their career. But Reid, being a Democrat, has basically gotten a free pass. Are they right ?? I think so.

Obama, Reid, and the Democrats have kissed and made up "publicly" and said it's behind them. However, I can't help but wonder what's going on behind closed doors in the back rooms of The Capitol. Has Reid taken a tongue-lashing ?? Has he been asked, "What the heck were you thinking ??" I suspect he has.  Reid is up for re-election in 2010 and reports are that his poll numbers aren't very good. Therefore, I'm gonna make a prediction. We won't be told this for "the sake of party unity," but I believe Reid will go the route of Chris Dodd. He, at the request of Obama and the Democratic leadership, will bow out, retire, and not seek re-election. If I'm right - then, you heard here first straight from The Sheepdog's mouth. If I'm wrong, it ain't the first time and probably will not be the last. That's why I'm not a professional gambler. One thing's for sure, though - it'll be interesting to watch.
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