This is great. First a little background. Harry Reid wants the Senate’s budget, which is really nothing more than a massive increase in spending coupled with another $1.5 trillion in taxes, to go to conference where Dingy Harry hopes to use underhanded procedural tricks to either raise the debt ceiling, increase taxes, or both. If successful, Reid could use the reconciliation process to do this with a simple 50-vote majority rather than the 60 votes currently required. This, by the way, is the same process by which Reid was able to ram Obamacare through the Senate with less than 60 votes after Scott Brown’s election prevented the bill’s passage through regular order.
On Monday, Senator Cruz saw through Reid’s scheme and objected. The petulant Reid, unaccustomed to being caught with his hand in the cookie jar by lowly upstart Senators, responded about as you’d expect: “My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully”. Yesterday, Reid continued his childish attack on Senator Cruz, referring to him condescendingly as “the very junior senator from Texas.” Shortly after that, in classic Palinesque “bless his heart” fashion, Cruz responded:
I’m looking forward to Dingy Harry’s next move. If I was him, I’d think twice about engaging “the very junior senator from Texas”. It’s not a fair fight.