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Been following the Debt Limit "crisis" the last couple of days. Senator Harry Reid has been shooting down the Representatives plans left and right. Senator Mitch McConnell did not think that this benefited anyone so... From Richard Pollock at PJ Tattler:
Senator McConnell: The Shrewd Adult in the Room
At first glance Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appears to be an unassuming, bland, and soft spoken southern good old boy. McConnell is a dream stereotype for Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live. You can imagine SNL depicting McConnell as the poster child for any thick headed, slow talking southern conservative. Admittedly the Kentucky senator is a slow and can look a bit goofy.

But don�t be fooled. Mitch McConnell is one of the shrewdest political tacticians in the United States Senate. And he is exactly where the wants to be. After outmaneuvering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) last night by calling for a cloture vote in which Reid lost, today he pivoted to announce that he had secretly opened up direct talks with President Obama, leaving Reid out in the cold. Earlier today he announced that he is �very close� to a deal with President Obama.
Heh - deftly euchred out of the picture. More from William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection::
The end of Harry Reid as we know it
We don�t know all the details of the negotiations between Mitch McConnell and the White House which apparently are closing in on an agreement, but one thing is clear, Harry Reid has become a sideshow.

The master of the Senate was left to denouncing Mitch McConnell as, basically, a liar for saying an agreement was close and there had been progress, only hours later to announce that a vote on Reid�s futile bill would be postponed for 12 hours at the request of the White House. Reid was left looking like the only guy in the room who didn�t know.

McConnell went around Reid, as had John Boehner, and there was nothing Reid could do about it.

Whatever else these negotiations yield, the end of Harry Reid as we know it is one positive outcome.
Good riddance -- the guy simply is not that bright but he has been good for Nevada Unions and Pork so they keep reelecting him.

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