About the same time that Word put up his post about the bias in our media toward Romney comes the best walking advertisement to never vote Democrat, Harry Reid:
First thought is why in the world is Romney being brought up on the floor of the Senate? Why is Harry Reid debating Romney in the Senate when:
The 112th Congress is set to enter the Congressional record books as the least productive body in a generation, passing a mere 173 public laws as of last month. . . . Appropriations bills, once the central function of the legislative branch, have been ditched in favor of short-term spending measures that do little more than keep the lights on.
Is this appropriate use of the Senate?
Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat and majority leader, seems content to achieve little, both as a way of avoiding filibusters and embarrassing votes for incumbents up for re-election, as well long floor proceedings that serve only to keep members off the campaign trail…
…[A]ppropriators have been disabled, with leaders using the excuse that the House will not negotiate in good faith by using the same budget numbers. They have been somewhat stymied by the White House, which also threatened to veto such bills if the House does not comply with its demands.
…Democrats have closed down much of the longstanding process of allowing amendments to bills, which has enraged Republicans, who then often turn those bills away via filibuster.
Those quotes are from the New York Times folks. It’s getting bad when that bastion of liberal bias is calling out Reid.
And still, when Congress is supposed to be doing something about our economy we have the Senate majority leader debating Romney about a subject that has been completely debunked:
How many times has this claim been debunked? Let us count the ways…
PolitiFact: Harry Reid’s pants are on fire
Mitt Romney: “I have paid taxes every year. A lot of taxes.”
Romney’s tax returns: 13.9% tax rate in 2010
Mitt Romney again: I’ve never paid less than 13%
Need I go on?
Same ole’ same ole’ from our Congress and our media.