The Hill broke this story, and their headline was copy-and-pasted word for word onto Daily Kos.
But IMHO both of these outlets have totally buried the lede.
Reid said he and President Obama were too willing to compromise in talks that took place in 2011 and 2012, and that he intends to drive a harder bargain going forward.Democrats too willing to compromise with right-wing fanatics?
“If you give a bully a dollar today, they ask for a dollar and a half tomorrow,” he said in a radio interview with Nevada's KNPR. “It has taken a while for all my caucus to come to that understanding. And quite frankly, the President, wonderful man that he is, he doesn’t like confrontation and he likes to work things out with people.”
So Harry Reid is shocked, shocked to discover that there is gambling going on in this saloon, and his side has been losing every bet, year after year after year.
This sort of announcement makes him look a little slow.
“It has taken a while for all my caucus to come to that understanding."
Gosh, Harry! That's quite an understatement!
For example, thousands and thousands and thousands of left-wing bloggers have been screaming that message at you ever since 2002.
"Shut up about bi-partisanship!This was already obvious to my hamster in 2010!
It's just a code-word for endless war and gigantic give-aways to the rich!"
But God forbid that Harry Reid should learn anything from my hamster or the humble blogosphere, and even if he didn't, it's still a relief that he eventually puzzled it out.
Good for you, Harry!
Better late than never!