Thursday, January 05, 2006


Harry Reid pitches a fit and calls for Michael Chertoff's resignation. -- News - Reid says Chertoff should resign: "U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called for the resignation of Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday, one day after the government dropped Las Vegas from a list of cities considered potential high-risk targets eligible for special anti-terrorism grants.

Reid, D-Nev., joins Clark County Sheriff Bill Young in calling for Chertoff to step down as a result of the decision jeopardizing millions in additional federal funding that Nevada currently receives as a result of being considered a potential terrorist target.

'Anyone who can't see that Las Vegas is a high-risk area doesn't deserve to serve in a position like that,' Reid said.

'We had more visitors on New Year's Eve than they had in Times Square and we're not a high-risk area? For heaven's sakes.'

Las Vegas and 10 other cities previously categorized as 'high threat' fell behind 35 areas declared eligible this year for special grants earmarked by the Department of Homeland Security."
Now why should we care about this? I don't live in Nevada, I don't know if LV is a "threatened" city. Why am I blogging about it? I want to point out the mentality of the Liberals and their answers to problems.

Chertoff did something that isn't going to make LV more dangerous. He simply chose to send funds somewhere else. Now this is an easy way to make a liberal angry, take away their free money. Now instead of letting Chertoff do his job, Reid immediately tries to turn it in to Watergate. There was no "we are glad that our city is seen as safe, we will continue to be vigilant on our own and be happy that our the Countrys defense resources can be used elsewhere". None of that. When libs are given money they don't want to accomplish anything, they just want to make sure everyone knows they need money.

Now Harry Reid might have a legitimate beef here. But if he were really concerned about the safety of his city he'd work WITH the Homeland Security Agency instead of calling for the director's resignation.

But on that note, look for a lot more of this in the next couple of years. The democrats have revealed their strategy to take back the Whitehouse and Senate. They are going to find anything that anyone who is remotely associated with Bush or Republicans has done, they will scream "culture of corruption", and then go on news shows and call for people's resignations. They think they can recreate the 1996 elections that put the Republicans back in power. It won't work of course. But that is what they will try.