Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Yesterday's Defense Bill Debacle


If someone wanted a How-to-Quickly-Lose-Your-Massive-Political-Clout guide, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would certainly be the man to write it. His total inability to defeat Republican demagoguery on Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Dream Act, combined with his role in ObamaCare, has already made this Congress more lame duck than Daffy. "How ironic," notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in her latest Forbes column, "that a president who got elected on the promise of bipartisan comity has produced nothing but partisan rancor. And his signature legislation that was supposed to save America's most vulnerable has begun by throwing them under the bus."

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