Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada reminds of Ray Milland in the sappy 1960s tear-jerker movie, "Love Story."

Milland plays Oliver Barrett III, the WASP snob father who warns Oliver Barrett IV, his Harvard-student son played by Ryan O'Neal, that "I won't give you the time of day if you marry that girl."

The girl in question, of course, was Jennifer Cavalleri, the Italian beauty from the wrong side of town, played by Ali McGraw, with whom the younger Barrett has fallen madly, desperately in love.

Barrett IV's response to Barrett III's time threat was classic: "Father, you don't know the time." This is where Reid comes in.

Earlier today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky observed on the Senate floor that "the president and his Democrat allies on Capitol Hill have pushed an anti-business, anti-jobs agenda on the American people in the form of one massive government intrusion after another."

Reid took exception, claiming that “to think that banks, Wall Street, liked Wall Street reform is a stretch beyond our ability to comprehend.”

Evidently Reid missed Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's April 27 observation during testimony before a Senate subcommittee, saying he had "listened to a speech by Barack Obama at Wall Street, and one of the points he made resonated with me because I’d said it myself. He said that the biggest beneficiaries of reform will be Wall Street itself.”

Reid must also have missed the vigorous support for the Obama-Dodd-Frank Wall Street "reform" measure by Citicorp and JP Morgan. And we haven't even started talking about which party's incumbents and candidates have gotten most of Wall Street's political contributions during the past five years.

But wait, as usual in Washington, D.C., there's more!

McConnell also noted "as a result of the health bill, small businesses, student loan centers, tanning salons, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and major American employers have all either laid off employees or are trying to figure out how not to.”

Reid didn't like that one, either, and responded to McConnell by claiming that “remember, any poll you see today, the majority of the American people support what we did here with health care.”

To which one can only wonder what planet Reid has been living on for the past six months. Wherever it is, they clearly don't have cable news there because otherwise Reid would know about polls.

Polls the three taken so far in July, by Pew, CBS News and PPP, that found solid majorities either favoring repeal of Obamacare or opposed to it. And he would know Rasmussen's surveys have found majorities favoring repeal for months on end.

But then came the real tip that Reid is a contemporary real-world political version of the hopelessly out-of-touch cinematic Barrett III.

McConnell noted that "just this week, we read a report that during the process of the auto bailout, this administration decided to shut down auto-dealers, without cause, effectively costing thousands of Americans their jobs."

Barrett III, I mean, the Senate Majority Leader responded by saying "my friend says that we bailed out the auto industry. Well, isn’t that a good thing we did? . . . If it were up to them [Republicans], Ford Motor Company would probably be gone.”

Somebody ought to tell Reid that Ford was the only one of the Big Three that didn't ask for a government bailout because its managers, led by CEO Alan Mullaly, were smart enough to have a rainy day fund stashed away in case something like the Economic Meltdown of 2008 came around.

(To keep things in context here, it should be pointed out, however, that Ford did tell a Senate committee in December 2008 that "if the downturn is longer and deeper than we now anticipate, however, access to government financing would be important to help us be able to continue to implement our Plan and benefit when the economic recovery inevitably arrives. While we hope we do not have to access the loans, we believe it is critically important that loans are available to us and the domestic auto industry.")

Still, the reality - that Reid either doesn't know or forgot or chose not to mention - is that Ford didn't need a bailout because its management made better decisions than did those at GM and Chrysler.

Somebody should whisper in the Senate Majority Leader's ear.