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Senator Reid: Don’t blame me for the economy

Despite being Senate majority leader for the better part of the last four years, and having a majority in the other chamber, and with a Democrat in the White House for 20 months, the economy has nothing to do with Harry Reid:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, facing a tough re-election bid in one of the states hardest hit by the recession, said today that the economic downturn was not his fault.

“I had nothing to do with the massive foreclosures here,” Reid said during an appearance on the ABC News/Washington Post “Top Line” program, adding that he also had no part in contributing to the state’s dismal unemployment figures.

At 14.3 percent, Nevada’s unemployment rate ranks the highest in the country. The Silver State has also been hit hard by foreclosure and bankruptcy; an Associated Press analysis found that Nevada is the most economically stressed state in the nation.


Instead, Reid argued, he worked against many of the policies enacted during the administration of George W. Bush that were to blame for the economic crisis.

“I don’t have any hand in what took place during the Bush administration. I tried to rein that in,” Reid said.

Reid is certainly a piece of work.  A piece of slime of the largest magnitude.

I’m not sure how the Senate race in Nevada will turn out this November.  Certainly Sharron Angle has her work cut out for her, and little would be greater than for Republicans to knock the current Democratic majority leader off of his perch.

The people of Nevada need to do some serious thinking here.  Voting Harry Reid in for another term, with his current track record of hubris and complete disregard for the will of the people, would get Nevadans exactly what they deserve.

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