Although Reid was only resting his eyes for a moment, the image — taken in the heat of the Senate stimulus debate — symbolizes and epitomizes what’s wrong with the Democrats.
Despite winning the White House and padding their majorities in both the House and the Senate, the mentality of the Democrats hasn’t changed much from the Bush days. Instead of staking some moral authority in its investment approach to rescuing the economy, the instinct is to placate the antagonists, then just hope and a pray for the best.
(Krugman presents a more secular and unapologetic countenance on Morning Joe.)
(image: Win McNamee/Getty Images. caption: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) listens as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (R) answers questions on the progress of the economic stimulus package at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the legislation either this evening or tomorrow morning)