So the GOP won’t have Harry Reid to crap on after 2016. Well, Reid is an older guy, and he almost lost an eye falling off an exercise-cycle recently, so you can hardly blame him for wanting to retire to whatever godforsaken tumbleweed farm he hails from.
But this is truly the end of an era. Reid could be frustratingly cautious at times and combative when warranted. Overall, Reid played the shitty hand he was dealt pretty well. It can’t have been easy playing opposition leader to a pack of rabid psychopaths.
He was fortunate to win his last election and almost surely would have lost had the GOP not nominated a drooling loon (the “chickens for checkups” lady was the SANE one in that primary) to oppose him. What are the chances the Dems can hold his seat?
The article linked above says Chuck Schumer is Reid’s most likely successor. That sucks. Schumer is way too cozy with Wall Street, and he’ll make a shitty standard-bearer if the Dems focus on income inequality in 2016, which they absolutely must.
Thoughts?[H/T: Valued commenters Raven and Mustang Bobby]