Patently false because you say so, jeff? Sorry, your opinion on the situation in Iraq isn't really one America is clamoring for.
Also, Harry Reid is a lot better source than, say, Michelle Malkin
There was no reason for either McCain or Obama to rush back to Washington and everyone but you and Joe Lieberman seem to realize that. Interesting you'd accuse Obama of abandoning his constituents by continuing his campaign when McCain has literally abandoned the idea of discussing the economy in favor of attacking Obama personally (and doing a pretty poor job of it, considering the weak garbage Palin was spewing yesterday).
I don't know if you're being deliberately obtuse or if you're just completely misinformed/amazingly easy to impress. Either way, you come off as a completely partisan hack.
Yeah, I'm the partisan hack.
You think Michelle Malkin has no merit because what - she isn't elected and doesn't agree with you and the rest of the dailykossacks?
The piece I referenced from Malkin was perfectly legitimate. Harry Reid, on the other hand, is not.
It is patently false because Harry Reid's opinion on the war isn't rooted in reality, it is rooted in his hatred for George Bush and his desire to change this country into an isolationist nation that doesn't get involved in world affairs.
Harry Reid has no integrity. His opinions don't reflect his own constituency.
I once read a columnist who said this truth:
"When Reid says the war is lost, the troops hear it too. They understand that they are still risking their lives every day for a war the Democrats are content and excited to lose. There can be no more destructive assault on their morale."
So I asked a friend who is an active member of our military about his thoughts on the matter. He has served multiple tours in Iraq and I can tell you that our military hears people like Pelosi, Reid and Murtha talk about how they are losing, that they are murderers, that they can't win the war and they are absolutely blown away at how anti-military those statements are.
Unlike you, I don't take my opinion on the war from anti-war pundits and dirty, corrupt politicians. I read up on the war using multiple sources so that I get a big picture view of what is really going on.
You may be right - people in YOUR America don't want us to win the war. People in YOUR America want America to lose the war so that the Democrats can take over and we can go back to pre-911 America - a vulnerable target with boundaries between intelligence agencies and law enforcement. Your America may be clamoring for a loss in Iraq. Thankfully, most of America disagrees. Most of America knows that our military is doing an outstanding job. Most of America understands that we shouldn't be like Reid and Pelosi and root for a loss. Your side tells our citizens that we shouldn't be proud of our country, only in what our country MIGHT become.
Here's more on your favorite ethical Senator:
Reid's son Key and Barringer have represented almost every industry in Nevada, all of them seek Reid's help on federal matters. Reid initially defended his son's lobbying as perfectly legal and clean, noting that they had to file biannual reports. He later banned family members from lobbying anyone in his office.
Between 2003 and 2005, Reid accepted free ringside seats at three Nevada boxing matches. The passes were provided by the Nevada Athletic Commission, the official Nevada State Agency that "regulates all contests or exhibitions of boxing, including the licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, mixed martial artists, karate boxers, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers." (Source: boxing.nv.gov). Reid accepted the tickets at a time that he was pushing legislation that would diminish the power of the commission. The bill passed the Senate, but stalled in the house.
According to a February 9, 2006, Associated Press story by John Solomon, Reid wrote letters and had "routine contacts" with lobbying partners and clients of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.  Reid's actions aided the interests of Abramoff's Native American clients. Reid has acknowledged receiving $61,000 from clients or collegues of Abramoff, much of which was given to Reid by indian tribes after Abramoff was hired.  Reid collected donations around the time of each action he took to help Abromoff's clients. Ethics rules require senators to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest in legislative matters regarding campaign donors. While some politicans have returned contributions they received from Abramoff or his clients, Harry Reid has steadfastly refused claiming the Abramoff matter "is a Republican scandal."
Reid made headlines in May 2005 when he said of George W. Bush, "The man's father is a wonderful human being. I think this guy is a loser." Reid later apologized for these comments. Reid also called Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas an "embarrassment" and referred to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan as a "partisan hack."
n 1999, Reid received a $3,000 donation from a Texas friend, Ben Barnes, for his legal defense fund during a recount process which followed his 1998 Senate campaign against his present-day colleague, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.). Congressional ethics rules, however, prohibit lawmakers from accepting legal defense fund donations from registered lobbyists, which Barnes was at the time. The donation went unnoticed until the Center for Public Integrity released a report in August 2005 about a handful of lawmakers, Reid among them, who'd accepted improper lobbyist donations into their legal defense funds.
Reid is a longtime friend of Harvey Whittemore, a multimillionaire lobbyist and land developer from Nevada. From 2002 to 2006, Reid often used his influence in the Senate to help Whittemore attain government land for the purposes of building a massive development in the barren Coyote Springs Valley in Nevada. Reid even pushed for Whittemore to be granted the rights for free; ultimately, he paid the government $10 million.
As the project advanced, Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore. The contributions went both to Reid's Senate campaigns and his leadership fund, which helps fund the campaigns of other Senate Democrats.
The relationship between the two goes even deeper. Reid's son, Leif Reid, is Whittemore's personal lawyer and has represented the developer throughout the Coyote Springs project and his negotiations with federal officials.
In 1998, Reid bought two parcels of land on the outskirts of Las Vegas. He bought one parcel himself, and another jointly with his partner and longtime friend Jay Brown. In 2001, Reid sold the land to a limited liability company created by Brown for an equivalent share of the company. He did not disclose the sale to Congress, however, and continued to list the land as a personal asset. When the land sold for over $1 million dollars in 2004, Reid received $1.1 million and listed the transaction as a personal land sale. Reid's name was not formally attached to Brown's company in any way. Reid claimed that this was because the two men had known each other for 35 years and trusted each other completely.
From 2002-2005, Reid used money that had been donated to his political campaign fund to contribute to the holiday bonus fund for the staffers of his Ritz-Carlton condominium. Federal law forbids the use of campaign funds for personal matters.
In November 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported that Reid had earmarked to a bridge building project near where he held 160 acres of land. The bridge is intended to span the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. Reid's land is several miles from the proposed site of the bridge in Arizona.
In January 2007, Reid's 2002 acquisition of the property came under scrutiny as he only paid a mere $166 an acre for the 160 acre parcel.
Reid's interest in the barren parcel dates back to the period of 1979 through 1982, when he and Clair Haycock bought the 160 acres. Haycock bought a three-eighths interest, equivalent to 60 acres, for $90,000 — $1,500 an acre. Reid, then a Nevada lawyer and political figure, bought the other five-eighths, the equivalent of 100 acres. They did not divide the parcel.