And now, he's (still) speaking. After a hectic, wild month full of manufactured crisis and unnecessary drama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sat down with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for an interview. And let's just say he didn't hold back when he was asked about the current state of "the other side of the aisle".
Long story short: It's a hot mess. But we already know that. The G-O-TEA has embraced its image as "The Party of Bats**t Crazy".
Yet what have G-O-TEA politicians accomplished with their month full of crazy? They pushed the nation to the brink of economic ruin. They set up a "monkey court" to do nothing but derail health care reform. And they have finally succeeded in making the entire federal government massively unpopular.
Are these really things they should be proud of? Why are they boasting about Congress' record low approval? Why have they been so giddy over creating America's government shutdown and near-default experience?
Congressional Republicans have an opportunity to fix this manufactured crises and restore Americans' faith in our system of governance. They can finally agree to finish the job on comprehensive immigration reform. They can finally do something to end wrongful workplace discrimination by passing ENDA. And they can finally match their "#4jobs" rhetoric with real action by ending the austerity regime that's been harming our economy.
So why won't they do any of this? I sense this is why Senator Reid is so frustrated. And this is why so many Americans are furious.
Sooner or later, there will be consequences for their inaction. Are they that unaware of this basic reality?