The PJ Tatler

No, Sen. Reid, Americans Don't Want Washington to 'Work Together', 'Get Things Done'?

Reid, Boehner, Obama, McConnell, Pelosi in Oval Office

The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together,” [Sen. Harry] Reid said. “I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class.”

Harry Reid, Waning Senate Majority Leader

If Americans were tired of divisiveness in D.C., and frustrated with the failure to work together to pass legislation, Democrats would have swept Tuesday’s midterm elections. They did not.

If Americans wanted to get back to the good old days of the Clinton administration, they would have supported the candidates who Bill and Hillary backed. In the crucial Senate races in Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina (and others), they did not.

Americans would have returned Harry Reid to the Senate majority leader’s chair, with a filibuster-proof Democratic majority, if they yearned to…

  • pack the courts with abortion advocates, or
  • hold onto their Obamacare health plan, or
  • yield their children to compulsory Common Core curricula, or
  • slap down corporations through higher taxes, or
  • muzzle the voice of the Koch brothers, or
  • protect the bureaucrats who snoop on and target us, or
  • put that hinkle dreck Netanyahu in his place. (Apologies to my Pennsylvania Dutch and Jewish brethren.)

They did not do that, because they do not want that.

In Iowa, the Joni Ernst for Senate campaign caught fire when she implied she would castrate Democrats and their cronies in D.C. — figuratively, of course.

If America wanted nothing more than peace in the D.C. pigpen, Joni would be headed home.

Instead, Senator-elect Ernst is pulling on her Carhartts and snapping on the latex gloves.