Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Heaping praise on Reid

Heaping praise on Reid
by kos
Mon Mar 21st, 2005 at 10:52:30 PST
As tough as losing Daschle may have been to some, is there any doubt that the GOP screwed up big time by ousting our ineffective Senate leader?
Given the chance to do it all over again, I would gladly trade that Senate seat for Reid's ascendency to the leadership slot.
Joe Klein is the latest to praise Reid's performance.....

....Corruption. Intoxicated with power. Out of control. All good lines of attack. And as the recent polling shows, the Shiavo mess only fortifies those impressions in the mind of the public.
If we take back either house of congress within the next two cycles (even odds), it'll be thanks to GOP corruption and overreach (and new internal divisions, as Jerome talks about in multiple posts over at MyDD today).
But while Democrats are still a decade away from getting our own version of the WRWC and getting our own house fully in order, Reid is skillfully exploiting cracks in the GOP coalition, mostly holding together his own, and communicating the seedling of a core Democratic message.
And to give credit where it's due, the House Dems are doing a great job highlighting DeLay's and the GOP caucus' cronyism, corruption, and power mad ways.
So thank the GOP for self-destructing, and thank Reid and House Dems for exploiting the cracks in their armor.