Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Harry Reid gets it

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, responding to comments by Republican Rep. Boehner related to Pres. Bush's "address" last night, as quoted in today's New York Times:

Mr. Reid was asked for his reaction to remarks by Representative John A Boehner of Ohio, the Republican majority leader, who wondered aloud at a news conference “whether Democrats are more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people.”

Mr. Reid said he had “great respect for Leader Boehner.”

“He’s a good guy,” Mr. Reid said during a question-answer session. “I like him. But haven’t we moved beyond that? Haven’t we moved beyond, the Republicans are more religious than Democrats? Haven’t we moved beyond the fact that Republicans are trying to save us from the terrorists and Democrats aren’t? I think we’ve moved beyond that.”

This is the strategy! Stop ceding the rhetorical high ground to Republicans, and make them look silly by highlighting the insanely partisan ramblings of the Administration and Congress.

November is gonna be interesting.


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