Happy Presidents’ Day
On Presidents’ Day we give pause to honor some of our country’s most valiant leaders — the Washingtons, Lincolns and Reagans. It should come as no surprise that President Obama (despite what he may believe) does not make this list. In fairness though, he learned the ways of Washington from folks like Harry Reid, who is champion of the do-nothing Senate — or, more accurately, the new Party of No:
On the heels of last week’s payroll tax deal, Washington pundits began asking whether the Party of No was dead. As is often the case, the professional pundits have it all wrong. The Party of No is alive and well.
This time around though, the partiers have a “D” next to their name. When President Obama unveiled his budget last week, his former Democratic Senate colleagues met it with a mix of silence and condemnation.
One of President Obama’s closest confidants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), remained noticeably silent. The inside-Washington publication Roll Call observed that Senator Reid instead “referenced former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s bold push for a transnational highway system in the 1950s.”