Harry Reid has been crying, "Uncle!" to the Republicans every time they so much as narrow their eyes at him ever since he was named Senate Majority Leader. He falls to the ground and offers up his (and our) legislative lunch money every time the Republicans say, "Filibuster!" For someone who is supposedly a boxer, he has absolutely no idea how to stand up to a bully. And face it: bullies are exactly what the Republicans are. Once someone -- anyone -- stands up to them, calls out the Republicans' drama queen tactics for what they are, and does so unfailingly, every single time, the Republicans will crumple, fold, spindle, and mutilate themselves in the manner of bullies everywhere when their childish temper-tantrum strategies are exposed.
Last week, when Harry hamstrung his own President, party, and the 76% of Americans who are shouting for health care reform, by opting not to have a health care vote before the August recess was the last straw.
So how do we get rid of the little sniveler Harry Reid? How do we get someone with more backbone and resolve in the seat of the Senate Majority Leader? I have looked high and low for an explanation of the process used by the Democrats to pick the Senate Majority Leader. All I have been able to determine so far is that it is a mysterious, closed-door process. For all I know, once the star chamber doors are closed, the Senate Majority Leader is picked via an interpretive dance contest, or by sniffing chicken guts, or through Thunderdome-style individual combat without the death. What I have been able to determine is that there does not appear to be any way for We The People to influence the decision.
So how do We The People make it known that we want a Senate Majority Leader who knows how to enforce party discipline, get legislation moving without having to wait for 60 votes, and knows that important legislation does not always have to wait for the other side to finish their TV advertising blitz during the August recess? What can We The People do to replace Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader? What will it take to get some real leadership in the Senate? There are at least half a dozen Democratic Senators who could do a better job han Harry Reid. How do we get one of them into that position?
What do we do? Who do we call? What does it take to force a Senate Majority Leader replacement mid-session?