Harry Reid: "It Is My Constitutional Duty" to Spend Federal Money… "I Fight For It"
This is his closing argument?
Yes. You heard that correctly.
No wonder this noxious big-government buffoon is sliding in the polls.
Harry Reid paraded a bunch of supporters on a stage yesterday and bragged to the media that it was his “Constitutional duty” to spend federal money.
The Las Vegas Sun reported:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has returned to the state for a final campaign push in which he will attempt to persuade Nevadans to return him to office by not only scaring voters away from his opponent but also giving them a list of reasons to support him.
In a subtle shift from his campaign’s recent strategy of almost exclusively negative campaigning against his Republican rival, Sharron Angle, Reid has returned to the argument that the state needs him because of the powerful position he has in Congress.
At a campaign event here Wednesday, Reid paraded local elected officials — Republicans and Democrats — before the assembled media to support his argument that essential federal funding for infrastructure and social programs has flowed to their communities because of his position.
In a jab at Angle, who thinks the federal government should be dramatically scaled back and fulfill only those duties expressly enumerated in the Constitution, Reid argued it is his “constitutional duty” to spend federal money.
“Part of my constitutional duty is to do congressionally directed spending,” he said, pulling out a copy of the Constitution given to him by the late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd. “I am vigorous in going forward with congressionally directed spending. I fight for it.”
It’s a difficult argument to make to an electorate that polls indicate is deeply concerned about federal spending.
Please lose already.
Go away, Harry.
UPDATE: Sharron Angle just pulled ahead of Harry Reid in their senate race.