Terry Michael on How Harry Reid Sold Out Dick Durbin and the Democratic Party's Soul


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An attempt was made recently to sell the U.S. Senate subdivision of Democratic Party real estate to Manhattan money changers. A contract was brokered by the Senator from Las Vegas, Harry Reid, for his protégé, the Senator from Wall Street, Chuck Schumer, passing over the Democratic Whip, the Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, for leadership in what used to be called the greatest deliberative body in the world. This does not surprise, writes Terry Michael, former press secretary for the late Senator Paul Simon.