Yesterday, in what was possibly the most unfettered and glorious takedown of Mitt Romney we’ve yet seen at the hands of a legit politician, Harry Reid also paused to reflect what is quickly turning out to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and it’s ramifications. It’s worth repeating here:
“We feel comfortable in the Senate,” he said. “Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election. They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ‘Hey, we just bought America. Wasn’t so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.’”
Now, some would argue that this isn’t just about Citizens United; check out this Matt Bai piece from the NYT a few weeks ago that tries to explain its grand riddle and mystery. Nevertheless, it’s always nice to see a Dem grow a pair, and boy, did ol’ Harry deliver here.