The PJ Tatler

Mitch McConnell Praises Harry Reid: Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party Takes Care of its Own

Don’t you wish that once — just once — someone would actually stand up and say something that everybody knows to be true: that Harry Reid, who apparently has been talked into retirement by a couple of thugs — excuse me! an exercise machine! — is a no-account, corrupt, nasty, petty, lying scumbag who enabled Barry Hussein to impose his anti-constitutional agenda on a big-hearted but soft-headed American public? But no:

The Senate majority leader had kind words for his Democratic counterpart, who announced Friday he would be retiring in 2016. “Nothing has ever come easily to this son of Searchlight. Underestimated often, his distinctive grit and determined focus nevertheless saw him through many challenges,” McConnell said in a statement. “They continue to make him a formidable opponent today.”

The Kentucky Republican took over the Senate leadership from Reid, a Nevada Democrat, when Republicans won the majority in 2014 midterm elections. Though they have often butted heads politically, they are known to respect one another and be friends outside of Capitol Hill.

Friends? Why wouldn’t they be? As George Washington Plunkitt famously said in Chapter Nine of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall:

Me and the Republicans are enemies just one day in the year—election day. Then we fight tooth and nail The rest of the time it’s live and let live with us.

On election day I try to pile up as big a majority as I can against George Wanmaker, the Republican leader of the Fifteenth. Any other day George and I are the best of friends. I can go to him and say: “George, I want you to place this friend of mine.” He says: “Mi right, Senator.” Or vice versa.

You see, we differ on tariffs and currencies and all them things, but we agree on the main proposition that when a man works in politics, he should get something out of it. The politicians have got to stand together this way or there wouldn’t be any political parties in a short time.

And you thought the Democrats and the Republicans were on opposite sides. Suckers!