Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who has led his party's troops since 2005, announced today he will not seek re-election to a sixth term.
Reid has been instrumental in encouraging illegal immigration by overhauling existing laws, encouraging amnesty, and promoting US tax dollars to provide housing, healthcare, education and other perks for lawbreakers. He was a champion of Obamacare, which has stripped countless Americans of their preferred health plans and he has been a vocal proponent of abortion, spending increases and tax hikes. Reid also used his tactical prowess to block GOP initiatives from going anywhere during his tenure as Democratic leader - then joined the voices who called the Republicans the "party of no".
What's interesting is Reid's quote in the YouTube video he posted to announce his retirement today: "I have had time to ponder and to think. We've (his wife and Reid) got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than ourselves," he said. "And as a result of that I'm not going to run for re-election."
Excuse me, Mr. Reid, but shouldn't you have been concerned about the citizens during your tenure? It's only by retiring that you finally admit you're putting the country first. Well, it's a day late and a dollar short, but I'll take it. Good riddance.