One thing that most politicians understand is when the people are ready to get rid of them. I mean, the only message they get is when poll numbers a year away from an election show them in the crapper.
However, there is one very important politician in the United States who is either dumb, unaware or just plain does not care what the voters think.
That politician is Sen. Dingy Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate Majority Leader.
The Democrat leader continues to find any which way he can to force a so-called health-care "reform" bill that a stunning 61% of Americans oppose. That opposition to this bill is stronger than opposition to a proposal by former President George W. Bush to reform Social Security.
Yet, inexplicably, Sen. Dingy Reid keeps pushing on. Trying like the little engine that could to ram down the most radical legislation since any given piece of New Deal legislation rammed through by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Sen. Dingy Reid keeps tweaking it, lying and just ready to pass anything. Absolutely anything. So that the Dear Leader, President Obama, can sign so-called health-care "reform".
That maybe why Sen. Dingy Reid wanted to take a pass debating on the matter this weekend. So that he could attend a $1,000 a plate fundraiser in New Orleans. And take along the latest political whore, fellow Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu. Thankfully, the Republicans said, uhh, Dingy, you said we will work weekends until this scam, er bill, passes.
Why is Sen. Dingy Reid so hot to break negotiations on such historic legislation to attend a political fundraiser?
Because he is certainly reading the polling back in the home state, Nevada. The polling shows that Sen. Dingy Reid will lose to any Republican candidate.
Sen. Dingy Reid is trailing Danny Tarkanian in the Real Clear Politics average, 48%-42%. That is on the outside of the margins of error.
And poor Sen. Dingy Harry. He is losing also to state senator Sue Lowden, 49.3%-41%.
In other words, Sen. Dingy Harry is a Dead Man Walking.
And yet, he continues to pursue the most monumental piece of legislation in most of our lifetimes. So desperate is the Majority Leader that he all but accuses those of us opposed to the nationalization of one-sixth of the American economy of being like those opposed to ending slavery.
That is rich considering that one of his Democrat compadres is none other than former Grand Keagle of the Ku Klux Klan, Robert Byrd (D-WV).
Here is how to send a message.
Do what radio talker Hugh Hewitt suggested.
Send $10 for Tark.
Don't want Tark?
Hell, fork out $6 for Sue.
Any bit of money to either leading Republican opponent of Sen. Dingy Harry has to send some message. It may be that Sen. Dingy Harry won't quite get the message until election day next November. But it is important to show the Majority Leader that the Republicans are ready and will be loaded for bear.
My own preferred choice is Danny Tarkanian.
One of the reasons is that Mr. Tarkanian is not the choice of the establishment. He is an outsider and that is what will be needed to mop the mess the Democrat congress will leave in Washington.
I take The Other McCain's approach about Mr. Tarkanian.
Most important is that Mr. Tarkanian is not afraid to speak to the Tea Party people. And that is enough for me to know that Mr. Tarkanian will not be afraid to take on Sen. Dingy Harry right in the jugular.
Either way, keep sending the money to either Republican (but more to Tark!). It may be the only way to stop Sen. Dingy Harry and his fellow Democrats from ruining our economy for years to come.