Charles Krauthammer of Fox News held nothing back in his recent analysis of the news that Democrat Harry Reid (D-NV) would be retiring from the Senate soon. The revered conservative pundit was brought on the air this past Friday to comment on Reid’s announcement that he would be retiring, and apparently Krauthammer had a few things he really wanted to get off his chest.
The proverbial dam broke and a flood of negativity flowed from the brilliant conservative’s mouth. Reid’s lackluster record as the leader of Senate Democrats gave birth to what may be the most epic of tirades against Reid’s political career that we will ever get to witness.
It is Charles Krauthammer at his absolute best.
Harry, we hardly knew ye and what we did know, we didn’t like. Now, I know you’re not supposed to dance on the grave of the newly dead but this is only a politically death, so those rules don’t apply and I will be unrestrained. I’m not against the fact that he was a partisan with sharp elbows and all that, but I do think he was a disgrace to his own institution because he emasculated it in the name of protecting the president and trying to re-elect Democrats.
He didn’t succeed because he essentially shutdown the Senate as soon as Republicans took the House in 2010. He failed as a partisan because nine Senators of his party lost reelection. But he succeeded in protecting the president from having to exercise the veto and in order to achieve that, he killed his own institution.
Please remind me never to get on Krauthammer’s bad side.