Has there ever been a more feckless Democratic Senate leader than Sen. Harry Reid?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate – and that the United States is now “stuck” with him as chief justice. 

“Roberts didn’t tell us the truth, at least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President George W. Bush, Samuel Alito. “But we’re stuck with those two young men, and we’ll try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on – I think that will happen.” 

Reid’s comments, which came during a wide-ranging discussion hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, reflect Democratic concerns that Roberts presented himself as a neutral arbiter of the law but has wielded a relentlessly conservative agenda.

No shit, Sherlock.  Most of us knew it at the time.  But believing Roberts’ lies gave Reid cover so he didn’t have to hurt the GOPer’s feelings by filibustering the nomination.

And then Reid has the balls to tell progressives to back off.