Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was on the floor of the upper chamber yesterday pushing for the body to pass reforms to the U.S. Postal Service. His logic was, shall we say, novel. Here's how The Hill reports it:
"Madam President," Reid said to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the presiding officer of the Senate, "I'll come home tonight here to my home in Washington and there'll be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail, but for the people who are sending that mail, it's very important.
"And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It's sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they're part of the real world."
So, just to review, the Senate Majority Leader's view of elderly America is one in which legions of shut-ins can only be moved to draw their next breath in the hopes that it will be accompanied by a Bed, Bath & Beyond mailer. This muddles the left's narrative a bit, no? I mean, at that point, having Paul Ryan push you off a cliff starts to sound pretty appealing by contrast.