The morning after: Harry and Nancy STILL don't get it

It's highly doubtful there could be a more vivid demonstration of the truth of Lincoln's maxim about knowing when to keep your mouth shut than the post-election statements about the GOP victory by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Here's Pelosi:

“Over the last four years, the Democratic Majority in the House took courageous action on behalf of America's middle class to create jobs and save the country from the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. Our Members and candidates ran remarkable campaigns led by the superb leadership of DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. The outcome of the election does not diminish the work we have done for the American people. We must all strive to find common ground to support the middle class, create jobs, reduce the deficit and move our nation forward.”

Here's Reid:

'The time for politics is now over. And now that Republicans have more members in both houses of Congress, they must take their responsibility to present bipartisan solutions more seriously. Simply saying 'no' will do nothing to create more jobs, support our middle-class and strengthen our economy.”

Bitter to the end and without grace or class.

Reid, especially, should think very carefully about the prudence of maintaining his familiar sanctimonious defiance of the popular will. After all, House Republicans will soon have subpoena power and they just might want to look more closely at the GOTV efforts of the unions and gambling interests who stole/saved the election on his behalf.

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