Sean's State of America

You know it is spring when the Democrats break out their flip flops. Now the biggest offender this week is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who found himself on both sides of not one but two issues in three days.

Now, on Thursday the senator had this to say about the war in Iraq:


SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV), SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, secretary of defense — and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows — that this war is lost.


Now Harry Reid immediately came under fire for emboldening our enemies and implicitly smearing our troops. So what did the senator do?

Now, realizing that he had made a big mistake, he flip flopped. A spokesman is reported as saying that what the senator meant was that the war would be lost if there wasn't a change of policy. So the war isn't actually lost and Harry Reid pulled off one of the fastest flip flops in recent memory. That was his second flip flop in as many days.

Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in support of a federal law banning partial birth abortion. The law enjoys overwhelming support from the American people, to the tune of more than 60 percent. So when the law passed through Congress, well, Harry Reid actually voted for it. The senator has even described himself over the years as being pro- life.

Now you would think that he still felt the same way. But take a look at what Reid said on Wednesday about the decision:


REID: I would only say that this is the only decision that a lot of us wish that Alito weren't there and O'Connor were there.


I don't know about you, but I am getting dizzy just trying to follow the senator from Nevada this week. — It was like keeping your eye on a roulette ball.

That's the state of America tonight.