Friday, November 2, 2012

Harry Reid on Mitt’s Promise of Working Together: Romney Lacks the Courage to Stand up to the Tea Party

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November 2, 2012

Several times now Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have blamed President Obama for the divisiveness in politics. As Mitt Romney’s veep choice well knows, the divisiveness in Congress was premeditated by Republican leaders. And now, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid weighs in on Romney-Ryan’s controversial agenda.

“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” he said.

Via TPM:

In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate. In the past few months, we have voted down many of the major policies that Mitt Romney has run on, from the Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it, to the Blunt Amendment to deny women access to contraception, to more tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires, to a draconian spending plan that would gut critical services for seniors and the most vulnerable Americans.

“Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he lacks the courage to stand up to the Tea Party, kowtowing to their demands time and again. There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record to suggest he would act any differently as president. As governor of Massachusetts, he had a terrible relationship with Democrats, cordoning himself off behind a velvet rope instead of reaching out to build relationships. And in the near-decade that Mitt Romney has spent running for president, both his words and his actions have shown that pleasing the far right is more important to him than working across the aisle.

“Senate Democrats are committed to defending the middle class, and we will do everything in our power to defend them against Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda.”

(my bold)

Certainly most (note the sarcasm please) informed voters can see past Mitt’s habitual lying, and remember our do-nothing Congress’ last two years as they purposefully held the economy hostage while their supporters cheered it on. If there is one thing we've learned from Mitt Romney, it’s that repeating lies, works — the lies eventually become taken as fact. Suddenly, Romney sees things no one else does — like a bipartisan Congress that works for the good of all. What I see, is the Tea Party, who needs to get out of politics, and go back to protesting an increase of taxes, when in fact, Obama lowered them.