The New York Times is reporting that the Dems in Congress are scrambling to post more legislative victories in the next few days to avoid a “Do Nothing” label.
As Democrats celebrated their minimum wage increase, which went into effect on Tuesday, Reid accused Republicans of having sour grapes.
“They resent what happened last November, they’re jealous of what happened last November, and they’re mad as hell at what happened last November,” Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said Tuesday. “What they don’t want to acknowledge is what we’ve been able to accomplish.” (emphasis mine).
Do grown men really talk like this?
Democrats accuse Mr. McConnell and Congressional Republicans of deliberately trying to block the majority’s initiatives so they can then pin the blame on the Democratic leadership that was put in place in the 2006 elections.
They may have a point about that crafty Mitch McConnell who has been out foxing them at every turn.
“The way that they have proceeded, I am not sure that you can count on anything getting done, even those things that look like a fairly certain bet,” said Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, a member of the Republican leadership.
Mr. Kyl did offer an apology for calling this a do-nothing Congress, saying that because Democrats had sent Mr. Bush legislation naming 20 postal facilities, it should be called the post-office Congress.