The New Congressional Term Begins with a “Bang” for Sen. Reid

So the new U.S. Congress begins today with an enlarged Republican majority in the House and a new Republican majority in the Senate. To start things off, Democrat Senator Harry Reid got clobbered by his exercise equipment at home and got some of his bones broken. Now, I know that some Republicans go a little overboard when they return to power, but this is way… no, no, no, Republicans didn’t sabotage Reid’s exercise equipment, they wouldn’t do that. It is just terrible and “offensive” for anyone to even suggest that! But Reid did have similar “accidents” in 2011 and 2012, so I just have to wonder — is he just accident-prone, or are we on to something here? Actually, it could’ve been anyone, even other Democrats. They’re all the same as far as I’m concerned. After all, remember all those suspicious plane crash deaths of Sen. Paul Wellstone in 2002, and in 1991 Sen. John Heinz (late husband of current wife of Sec. of State John Kerry), and just one day later, Sen. John Tower whose nomination for Sec. of Defense was voted down for his being a womanizing drunk. (Wait a minute, what politician isn’t a womanizing drunk? But I digress.) And don’t forget JFK Jr., Gov. Mel Carnahan, Loretta Fuddy and others, and still others. And there have been plenty of “accidents” involving politicians that were “close calls,” such as with Harry Reid this week. Or am I just being “conspiratorial”? Can Sen. Reid possibly be that clumsy?


12:11 pm on January 3, 2015