Allah puts it best when viewing this video of Harry Reid blasting the GOP over some Koch conspiracy:
In which the Grandpa Simpson of the Senate utters the word “radical” 21 times in less than seven minutes.
It has, alas, come to this:
He blames the GOP’s position on the bill because of the evvvvviiiiiilllll Koch brothers but in fact it was because Reid put idiotic provisions into the aid bill and Ted Cruz called him on it:
“The world, Russia and the people of Ukraine should understand – Mr. Putin should understand – that all of us are united in standing with the people of Ukraine, that the United States will act,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am convinced we will act decisively to impose sanctions and serious consequences on Russia for their unprovoked act of war. We will act decisively to stand with the people of Ukraine. There should be no doubt in any observer’s mind that this will unify both parties, we will stand together. We would have done so tonight had the Majority Leader not made the cynical decision to hold Ukraine aid hostage to politics. Politics should end at the water’s edge, and I think it’s unfortunate to see the Majority Leader trying to use the crisis in Ukraine for political advantage. That’s the mistake, but there should be no ambiguity. We will impose sanctions. We will stand with Ukraine.”
Sen. Cruz highlighted four main reasons that the IMF provisions contained in the Ukraine aid package are harmful to the U.S. and misguided:
- They are unnecessary. Estimates show that Ukrainian aid would cost no more than 5 percent of IMF’s current resources, which it is completely capable of handling without increased contribution from the U.S.
- It could double the U.S.’s contribution to the IMF. We should not be opening up U.S. taxpayers to billions in additional financial reliability.
- It would diminish U.S. influence on the IMF, reducing our ability to control IMF’s decisions and taking away the U.S.’s veto authority over the funds.
- Most astoundingly, it would increase Russia’s control over the IMF, at a time when we are seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression.
But instead we get Reid uttering this like some crazed idiot:
“I’m not afraid of the Koch brothers.”
Too funny…he’s not afraid of the boogeyman he and the Democrats invented to scare people.
Can’t make this crap up.
Why not just put up a clean aid bill, then it will be passed. But noooooooooo. Reid could never do that.