My backup topic for items in this week’s rural newspapers turned out to be today’s editorial in the Las Vegas newspaper.
Though I settled on other topics, I had made a note that retired Nevada Sen. Harry Reid should get a tip o’ the hat for warning Democratic presidential candidates that Medicare for All and open borders are stances too radical for voters to accept. As my ol’ Pappy used to say: “Great minds travel in he same plane, but fools just think alike.”
The lede on today’s editorial reads:
If the Democratic Party keeps embracing the fringe left, Harry Reid might have to re-register as a Republican.
In a recent interview with Vice, the former Senate majority leader urged Democrats not to support “Medicare for All” and decriminalizing illegal border crossings. As recently as two years ago, those two radical ideas would have been seen as extreme among mainstream Democrats. Not now. Many of the party’s top presidential candidates have embraced both proposals.
Mr. Reid said “of course” pushing Medicare for All would make it more difficult for a Democrat to defeat President Donald Trump.
Though Reid has championed many liberal propositions over his lengthy stay in D. of C. — including the lamentable Obamacare — even he recognizes his party is listing too far to the left.
When was the last time Harry and the Las Vegas newspaper agreed on anything?