Help President Obama Does Not Need

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, are two political operatives whose help is too often the opposite for other Democrats and especially President Obama.  Their public remarks and TV personas do not evoke a populist response.  Instead, Harry and Nancy symbolize why a 9% Congressional approval rating is well deserved.  I wonder why?

Let’s see.  Both are career politicians.  Both have fought their way (making deals) through the back benches and emerged as their party’s choice for Congressional top leadership positions.  Both speak in a whiney back biting manner.  One immediately thinks, “liar, liar, pants on fire”.

This past week Reid was quoted as saying that GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, had not paid any Federal taxes for 10 years (the implication being Romney’s returns showed no taxable income).  Since Romney has not released his tax returns, how would Reid know?

What we do know is that Financial Statement reports (not tax returns) released by both Reid and Pelosi show that their net worth have increased significantly during their time in office.  The taint of office perks makes one question (without any facts) how both increased their wealth so much?

The take home message from Reid’s statement is not that Romney paid zero taxes (if he actually did pay zero) but that Romney qualified for legal tax deductions and benefited from a tax code which favors the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.  Saying Romney paid no taxes gets quickly to “yes, he did”, and “no he did not”, rather than “Romney’s tax returns show convincingly what type of world he favors, one for the rich and one for the rest”.

Reid and Pelosi have their share of rich friends too.  These Democratic rich friends must be wondering what Reid is thinking unless his message is about helping his friends get more from the public troth.

It is going to take a cool mind in this Presidential election to sort through what is relevant and what is not.  Listening to Reid and Pelosi (as well as McConnell and Boehner) will not help.


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2 Comments on “Help President Obama Does Not Need”

  1. List of X Says:

    I think it’s way overdue for Democrats to start playing dirty against the GOP. Maybe then the Republicans will agree to ban some of the nastiest campaign practices.

    • X, maybe but if you believe that this is all about money, that is who can get the most while in office, I see no halt, short of new laws and a changed Supreme Court to bringing honor (if not honesty) back to political ads…

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