MSNBC host Ed Schultz expressed his extreme opposition to the Reid/McConnell filibuster compromise Thursday evening on The Ed Show:
ED SCHULTZ: […] This is a massive failure for the leader of the Democrats. And the Democrats who are walking in lock-step with him, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s going on here? What about all those people who fought voter suppression and waited in lines for hours to make sure that President Obama would get elected and would go down the road of a progressive agenda? What about all the ground troops who went door to door? The get out the vote effort that worked really hard to re-elect this president. This was a “Romney vote.” That’s what this was tonight. They didn’t do it to face the same obstruction from Republicans. All those workers out there. That’s not why they did it. Harry Reid is letting the minority party run the country. He’s giving Republicans all the ammunition they need to block President Obama’s second-term agenda. And you know what? He’s going to regret it. So what does this mean? This means that activist groups are the only ones that can save the country when it comes to legislation because the activist groups are going to have to go out and get in these districts and in these states where senators are who are not doing the right thing and primary them. And let them know that they’re not going to win the next election. Do the unions of this country deserve what just happened tonight after as hard as they worked to get President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate? Give me a break.