The group 1001 Reasons to Vote Against Harry Reid wants to send a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. A very yellow, squeaky one.
In an attempt to encourage Reid (D-NV) not to partake in a "lame duck" session of Congress -- where Democrats who have lost in November push through legislation they will not have to answer for -- the group is staging a campaign that will allow the public to send dilapidated, yellow rubber duckies to Reid's penthouse in Washington, D.C.
"With a donation of $30 or more, we will send a 'Lame Duck' -- individually packaged with a personalized card from you -- telling Harry, 'Lame Ducks should go home!'" the project's website says. The ducks will be delivered to Reid's penthouse at the Ritz Carlton in D.C.
"Sen. Reid has long advocated stalling major policy votes (such as tax hikes, card check, or cap and trade) until after the election," spokeswoman Audrey Mullen said in an e-mail. According to her, that allows vulnerable members of Congress to tell constituents they will vote one way before elections, and then vote another after. "It is a cynical move that shows contempt for voters."
"Lame ducks sessions are for renaming post offices and benign little things like that," Mullen later said in an interview with The Blaze. "People should be held accountable to the voters," she added, "We think this is wrong, and we want people to keep telling him that." She also said that if Reid refuses the ducks at the Ritz Carlton, they will automatically be delivered to his Senate office. No numbers were available regarding the number of ducks already purchased.
Mullen's group has been set on unseating Reid from his post. Earlier this month it released a report showing that Reid may have attempted to steer $3,360,000 to a campaign contributor. Additionally, the group released a second report on Tuesday questioning some of Reid's personal assets. “Connecting the Dots: Harry Reid’s Financial Disclosures," Mullen told The Blaze, is "drawn from 20 years of financial disclosure records from Sen. Reid."
Mullen hinted that a video, along with an adaptation of the popular rubber ducky Sesame Street jingle, could accompany the "lame duck" campaign soon. For now, though, the public can send a duck or sign a petition urging Reid not to convene or participate in any lame duck session of Congress, unless for reasons of National Security.