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Are Harry Reid's claims to fame just more blue smoke and mirrors?


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Are Harry Reid’s claims to fame just more blue smoke and mirrors?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) issued the following press release yesterday, readying us for the shock of Congress returning:

 Reid: Democrats Fighting in First 100 Days For What the American People Demand

    WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today issued the following statement on the occasion of the Senate’s 100th day at work this session:
"The American people called for us to put partisanship aside in pursuit of common ground, to bring accountability back to government and most importantly to change course in Iraq. This Congress has heard that call.

"In the Senate’s first 100 days at work, we have passed legislation
that cleans up Washington, gives working Americans a raise, cuts taxes for working families, restores fiscal responsibility and allows federal funding for stem cell research. Democrats have also made the homeland more secure and continue to hold this Administration responsible for its failed policies in Iraq.

"Democrats will continue to fight for what the American people demanded in November: a new direction at home and abroad. We are well on our way to delivering a government as good and honest as the people it serves."

Only one problem with Reid’s grandiose summary of the Dems accomplishents:  none — repeat — none have been enacted into law, or even passed a House-Senate conference.  Would Mr. Reid lead us astray, even create a false impression with malice aforethought?  And by the way, whose calendar is he using?  Will those "first 100 days" expire before the 2008 election?  

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Mr. Babbin is the former editor of Human Events and (Jan 2007-Mar 2010) and served as a deputy undersecretary of defense in President George H.W. Bush's administration. He is the author of "In the Words of our Enemies"(Regnery,2007) and (with Edward Timperlake) of "Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States" (Regnery, 2006) and "Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse than You Think" (Regnery, 2004).

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