Patriotic New Media, and Water-Carrying legacy media are focused on exposing the wrong aspect of this video.
Senator Reid was asked about why not fund the NIH (National Institute of Health) a partial funding bill sent by the House of Representatives.
Immediately, and correctly, the righteous patriots reacted to the dismissive nature of Harry Reid when responding about children with cancer. Many saw it as a gotcha moment – but most have missed the “key phrase” he used in this example.
A far more dangerous phrase, and a phrase which outlines the ideological disconnect of Democrats in a larger sense.
Listen closely as Harry Reid explains the Democrat position. Listen to exactly what he says at the :50 second mark in this video excerpt:
…”what right do they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded”….
Forget everything else and think about that for a moment.
The #1 JOB of the House of Representatives is to “pick and choose” what parts of government are funded. THAT *IS* THEIR JOB.
The house is charged, by constitutional authority, with ALL spending mechanisms for the U.S. Treasury. That’s why EVERY spending bill MUST, by law, originate in the House of Representatives. Period.
What Harry Reid is actually saying here is ‘what right does the House of Representatives have to block Democrat spending preferences’?
He is openly highlighting the BIGGER ISSUE; the Democrats are furious they cannot arbitrarily spend on THEIR programs, according to their own political views.
Many people are understandably focused on the aspect of Cancer Treatment for kids.
But the larger cancer upon our entire nation, the one that will kill tens of thousands of young people, is the ridiculous attachment to unsustainable debt and skyrocketing Democrat spending. THAT IS THE ISSUE WHICH SHOULD BE HIGHLIGHTED.
Mark Levin has it right. All the solutions to these fiscal problems are outlined within the constitution itself. Harry Reid’s visible disposition is angry, bitter and hate-filled that those actual legal and constitutional solutions would be applied to Obama’s America.