Krauthammer: Harry Reid ‘a Living Veto Pen;’ Spared Obama from Doing it Himself
"Harry Reid is a living veto pen and he saved the president and he saved Democrats from red states who were running for reelection having to cast the vote that would be unpopular. But Harry Reid is now gone, at least as majority leader. This is a great opportunity for Republicans to do two things: pass everything that you believe in you want to see passed. Jason is absolutely right. They don't care if it gets to the veto. It's win win. If the president vetoes it, it proves what in fact the president actually said himself in the same interview.
One of the reasons he didn't have to veto is,as he said himself, Harry Reid blocked so much in the Senate stuff he didn't like. So in fact, this is the way for republicans to retroactively reshape their image. They've been called 'party of no.' Democrats did that for obvious reasons. The media has accepted it as gospel truth. This will be a way to show that the party of no for the 4 years before now has been Harry Reid and once you got rid of him, the Republicans are going to actually enact stuff. So start with Keystone, do tax reform, do a whole bunch of other stuff and watch what the president does."