Senator Reid, You're No FDR
The Funniest Fireside Chat Ever
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been the Democrats' top dog for only 14 months. But apparently he's letting his powerful perch get to his head.
Senate Democrats issued a press release today boasting that Reid "recorded a podcast today to honor the 75th anniversary of the first of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's groundbreaking and historic fireside chats. Like President Roosevelt's initial radio address, Senator Reid addressed the economic crises that threaten the nation's economy."
It gets better. You see, Reid is actually sitting next to a fire, replicating not only the topics covered by FDR, but the setting as well. There's not much to laugh about in Washington these days, but this is downright funny.
UPDATE: An alert RedState reader notes that Reid makes a flub within the first eight seconds of the video (emphasis added below).
It seems we have all become familiar with Roosevelt’s fireside chats even though there are not many people who are still around who watched the fireside chats...
Now I'm definitely convinced Reid has no idea what he's talking about. Roosevelt's fireside chats were on the radio!