"I don't work for Barack Obama. I work with him," Reid said.
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told The Hill newspaper that the Democrats on Capitol Hill will not be a rubber stamp for President-elect Obama's policies, the way the Republicans have been for President Bush. Reid said, "I don't work for Barack Obama. I work with him."
Reid's been on a bit of a roll this week. He started Sunday with his ongoing mantra about President Bush's failures and called him the worst President ever.
On Tuesday, he turned away Roland Burris at the Senate door, which was not a surprise since he vowed to refuse to accept anyone appointed by scandal ridden Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. But he may not have a choice. Reid met with Burris yesterday and seems to have warmed up to the possibility of seating him if the lawyers can work things out. If that happens, Harry Reid will look sillier than he already does.
Reid was also shooting from the lip on the still disputed Minnesota Senate race. He said, quote, "Norm Coleman will never ever serve again in the Senate" Really? What if a court decides otherwise?
Yesterday he told his fellow Senators to cancel their travel plans for this weekend and vowed a weekend vote on only the second day of the legislative session. What a busy fellow.
Here’s my question to you: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't work for Barack Obama. Is he right?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jack from Washington, DC writes:
Jack, Harry Reid is really getting out of control. For the past couple years Pelosi and Reid have been headlining the Democratic agenda in Congress and it seems as if they are having a hard time coming to terms that there is a new sheriff in town. Reid more so than Pelosi.
Barb from New Port Richey, Florida writes:
No I don't think so. He seems to dance to his own drummer, and from what I see he has about as much rhythm as GW. Not a pretty picture!
Somebody needs to put duct tape over this guy’s mouth. Me thinks Harry Reid doesn't like change too much. I hope Harry gets used to it soon, because he works for the voters, and the voters said Obama is the commander-in-chief. Enough said.
He's a probably right that he doesn't work for Obama. But that's not his problem. He thinks he's self-employed and answerable to no one and that's all of our problem.
Billy from Las Vegas, Nevada writes:
"Hands Up Harry" Reid is an embarrassment to my state and the Democratic party. Talks tough but then flip-flops all the time with the latest being the Roland Burris situation. He's the senate point man for future President Obama's programs so he better change his attitude real quick or we will end up with yet another "do nothing" Congress while the American people suffer. btw, Jack, most Democrats I know here in Nevada can't stand the guy.
June from New York:
The better question is, "Does Harry Reid work?" Every time he opens his mouth he proves himself to be an idiot. The man is a joke and needs to pack it in.
Edith in Coral Gables, Florida:
Do you work for Wolf Blitzer, Jack?