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Quote of the day, “Reid admits which is more important, public or private sector jobs?” edition

Dude.  Seriously?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.

“It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about,” Reid said on the Senate floor.

Right.  Government hasn’t gotten nearly big enough over the last 3.5 years, has it?

October 19, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, quote of the day, Reid | 6 Comments

UPDATED: Reid: Can you believe that the House is taking the weekend off?

UPDATES BELOW.

Says the guy whose chamber hasn’t produced a budget resolution in 800+ days?  Seriously?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized the House of Representatives for taking the weekend off, saying it painted a “very bad picture” for debt negotiations.

“Let me get this off my chest,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. “I just heard there is an announcement in the House of Representatives that they are taking the weekend off.”

“I think this is a very bad picture to have the House out this weekend when we have to likely wait for them to send us something, because as I understand the negotiations taking place deal with revenues which constitutionally have to start in the House,” said Reid.

“I think it is just untoward,” continued Reid. “That’s the kindest work I can say… What a bad picture.”

So Reid hasn’t done his d#mned job in a turtle’s age, and Boehner is the slacker?  I guess it’s lost on Reid that the House has sent two bills to the Senate to address the fiscal crisis: The Ryan plan and the Cut, Cap, and Balance Plan.  The former was voted down, and the latter will likely be voted down later today (not yet as of the time of this writing).  The House has sent not one, but two proposals, and the Senate has proposed nothing…and the House is derelict in its duties?

Thanks, NV, for sending this senile old jack#ss back to the Senate.

UPDATE (7/22/2011 – 11:56 AM ET): Oh, boy, this gets even richer!  Reid complained that the House (which, I remind you, passed two bills dealing with this) is adjourning for the weekend, rather than sticking around in the rare event that a debt deal is reached.  And now Reid’s chamber (for those of you on the left, that would be the Senate) has just taken off for the weekend!  Hey, Harry: does your Senate mailing it in mean that you and your colleagues are “just untoward”? 😆

July 22, 2011 Posted by | hypocrisy, Reid | 2 Comments

Senate unanimously rejects Obama budget

Harry Reid said last week that the Senate Dems will not be presenting a budget for 2012, meaning that for the second year in a row, they refuse to do their lavishly-funded jobs.  Apparently, Reid is insistent that no Democrat budget gets passed…including his own president’s:

The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject a $3.7 trillion budget plan that President Obama sent to Capitol Hill in February.

Ninety-seven senators voted against a motion to take it up.

Democratic aides said ahead of the vote that the Democratic caucus would not support the plan because it has been supplanted by the deficit-reduction plan Obama outlined at a speech at George Washington University in April.

Is that right?  Well that’s odd, since Reid said there will be NO Dem budget in the Senate.  If there’s no budget that will see the light of day, then how can the Dems claim they only voted down ObaMao’s budget because of another budget that they…uh…won’t be voting on?  Huh?

By the way, the MSM narrative has been that the Paul Ryan budget that was passed by the House was rejected in the Senate by a vote of 57-40, with five Republicans voting “No” with the Dems.  The MSM hasn’t focused nearly the same amount on the 53 Dems who rejected the Obama budget.  Because in MSM math, “5 GOP > 53 Dem” in newsworthiness.

Exit question: Will race-baiting black Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) accuse Reid and the other 52 Senate Democrats of opposing Obama’s budget because they’re racist?  I dunno.

May 26, 2011 Posted by | big government, Obama, Reid | 8 Comments

Obama and Reid both admit their opposition a few years ago to raising debt limit was 100% political

Reid in 2006:

“Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors?” Reid said on March 16, 2006. “Democrats won’t be making an argument to support this legalization, which will weaken our country.”

Apparently, “increasing our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors” and “weakening our country” are more acceptable these days.  Reid today:

In an interview today on ABC’s “Top Line” with Jonathan Karl and Amy Walter, Reid said those comments were a mistake.

“I shouldn’t have done that. I’m kinda embarrassed I did. It was a political maneuver by we Democrats. The Republicans were in power – there were more of them,” Reid said. “The president voted when he was in the Senate the same way. I heard him apologize for it. We all should take a look at how we handle these issues, but that doesn’t take into consideration the numerous times, the numerous times I voted to raise the debt ceiling. The one time I tried to make a political issue of it, I wish I hadn’t.”

Obama in 2006:  Raising the debt ceiling is bad, especially since Bush wants to do it.  I’m gonna skip my usual “present” vote, and vote “no” this time.

Obama today (with a rather odd explanation/defense):

President Barack Obama on Thursday framed his opposition as a Senator to raising the nation’s debt ceiling as a “political vote” and said he is coming at the issue from a different approach as commander in chief.

“That was just an example of a new Senator, you know, making what is a political vote, as opposed to doing what was important for the country. And I’m the first one to acknowledge it,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript of the interview.

Allah explains what Obama is trying to say with his defense of his prior position:

The crux of his defense: As president, you have to take these things seriously, but as a senator … not so much. And to think, some people during the ’08 campaign accused him of being inexperienced.

Heh.

It’s crystal clear, people: Democrats have switched positions on a critically important issue facing our country, and their switch is based on thoughful and critical analysis of the facts at hand the party of the current occupant of the Oval Office.  How reassuring to know that their willingness to make the tough decisions that transcend party lines…um…doesn’t transcend party lines.

April 15, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, Reid | 5 Comments

Reid omits “under God” from Pledge

Perhaps had it been a Cowboy Poem, His Senility may have remembered to include a reference to the Creator of the universe.  Instead, it was “one nation, indivisible…”

Thanks again, NV!

April 12, 2011 Posted by | Christianity, Reid, shameful | 2 Comments

Reid: Shutdown would have crushed VA’s Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s a good thing that a deal was struck to avert a shutdown.

In addition to the federal funding of Nevada’s Cowboy Poetry Festival, Reid found another essential service provided by the federal government:

Did I mention I hate NV for sending this #ssclown back?

April 11, 2011 Posted by | big government, Reid | 10 Comments

Reid crushed by senility and irony

Did I mention I hate Sarah Palin for getting her gal pal Sharron Angle nominated in NV?  Here’s the confused old coot who won re-election in a state that hates his stinking guts:

A befuddled Harry Reid (D., Nev.) threw a flash tantrum on the Senate floor just a while ago. He slammed the House Republicans’ latest effort to avoid a government shutdown — a one-week continuing resolution that cuts spending by $12 billion but also funds the Defense Department through September 30 to ensure that military personnel are paid even if the rest of the government shuts down  — calling it a “fantasy” that will never make it past the president’s desk, and accused the GOP of “procrastinating” and “trying to avoid making the tough choices.

Just to make sure I’m understanding this jackwagon correctly:

Last year, Reid and his party had a 77-seat House majority and a 19-seat Senate majority, plus the presidency.  They were able to browbeat a majority of their party into passing the hideously unpopular ObamaCare.  But they were unable to do the one thing that they were supposed to do: pass a d#mned budget.

Yet their inability to pass a budget with firm control of the entire legislature AND the presidency is…the new House’s fault?

Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.  Idiot.

Oh, and how’s about this laugher?

“It’s time for my friends in the House of Representatives to stop campaigning and start governing,” Reid continued.

Where was the prez during this exchange?  Um…campaigning.

Irony: breakfast of chumps.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama, Reid, shameful | 6 Comments

Reid: I’m dead serious about deficit reduction, except the federal funding of the “cowboy poetry festival” in NV

Now if this isn’t what the Founding Fathers had in mind for an appropriate federal role, I don’t know what is!

Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed the Republicans’ budget proposal on Tuesday as ‘mean-spirited’ and complained it would eliminate money for a cowboy poetry festival that brings tens of thousands of tourists to Nevada.

“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting,” said Reid in a floor speech. “It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”  (People wouldn’t exist if there were no cowboy poetry festival?  So the subsidies keep people alive? – CL)

The Republican plan would slash $57 billion from the budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. That budget is likely to face a vote in the Senate on Tuesday evening.

I’m guessing Babs Boxer is going to decry the GOP “vendetta” against cowboys.

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal just called to say how gay a “cowboy poetry” shindig sounds.  How does a “cowboy poem” sound?  “There once was a cowpoke from Nantucket…”

Nice job, NV, for sending this #sshat back to DC to represent you.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | big government, pork, Reid, shameful | 9 Comments

Obama and Reid lie about government shutdown stopping Social Security checks from going out

Democrats lying?  The heck you say!  Details:

What happens to Social Security if the government shuts down?

People don’t get their Social Security checks.” That was President Obama at a press conference last week.

And this is Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate, in a statement on Tuesday: “A shutdown could … mean no Social Security checks for seniors.”

The Democrats are saber rattling, hoping to portray Republicans as irresponsible. And the claim has been repeated by other top Democrats.

Oh no!  The horror!  The horror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Except for one little problem: it’s a bald-faced lie.

Here’s the rub: It doesn’t appear to be true.

During the last major shutdown, which lasted about a month starting in late 1995, the Social Security Administration mailed checks throughout the crisis, and a close reading of established law makes clear the agency has the legal authority to do so again.

“I am absolutely sure the checks would be sent out,” said John F. Cooney, a partner at law firm Venable who designed shutdown plans for the government while employed at the Office of Management and Budget.

Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute and a trustee of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, backed that view, saying claims that benefits won’t be paid are “not true.”

It should come as no surprise that Dems are trying to scare seniors into fearing the GOP will stop their SS checks from coming.  They’ve tried this tactic before, about 15 years ago, and they try it every campaign season: Vote for me, or you won’t get a check.  Come to think of it, that’s how the left secures the welfare leeches’ votes.  But I digress.

Anywho, if any of the geezers who were collecting SS checks back in 1995 are still on this side of the turf, they will recall that their checks were not delayed at all.  Therefore, they will know that the checks will not get delayed this time, either.

Back in 1995, the left had the MSM doing their dirty work by scaring seniors with lies.  But with the development of Al Gore’s invention, plus the emergence of Fox News (s#ck it, libs), plus the diminishing influence of the dinosaur media, the amount of misinformation and leftist propaganda put out by the MSM isn’t nearly as effective as it used to be.  But hey, whatever sweetens your dreams, you lying dirtbags.

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Obama, Reid, shameful, Social Security | 3 Comments

Night and Day, “Reid and symbolic votes” edition

Good catch by JWF.

Yeserday, Reid chastised Senate Republicans for forcing a repeal vote on ObamaCare that they knew was doomed to fail.  In other words, he thought a “symbolic vote” was a waste of time.

In 2007, Reid said it was important to hold a symbolic vote on the Iraq surge.

As JWF puts it:

So when it came to trying to lose a war, Reid is down with symbolic votes. But when it comes to the will of the majority, he just hasn’t got time for any of it.

Hey, thanks to our friends in NV for sending this jack#ss back to DC!

February 3, 2011 Posted by | hypocrisy, Night and Day, Reid, shameful | Leave a comment

Reid to Boehner: Don’t try to repeal ObamaCare

Details:

The 112th Congress doesn’t begin until Wednesday, but Senate Democrats are already vowing to block any attempts by the new GOP-led House to repeal the healthcare reform law.

The Senate’s top Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), wrote incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday warning the new GOP House against advancing legislation that would undo the sweeping healthcare overhaul.

“The incoming House Republican majority that you lead has made the repeal of the federal health care law one of its chief goals. We urge you to consider the unintended consequences that the law’s repeal would have on a number of popular consumer protections that help middle class Americans,” the Democrats said.

In response, Speaker Boehner cordially invited Reid to “self-fornicate” and to “receive a prostate exam from Edward Scissorhands”.

There’s a distinct possibility that I totally fabricated the last line of the above excerpt.

Here’s a great line that ends the article:

But polls have found that other aspects of the bill, including the individual mandate to buy insurance, aren’t popular with the public.

Maybe it’s not ideal — it’s certainly not communism,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said of the individual mandate, according to the Toledo Blade.

If you have to defend something as “it’s certainly not communism”, then there’s a pretty good chance that it is indeed communism.  Seriously, that’s the best you’ve got, Brown?  “It sucks mightily, but hey, at least it’s not commie legislation, right?”

January 4, 2011 Posted by | big government, health care, John Boehner, Obama, Reid, socialism | 2 Comments

Midterm 2010 postmortem

(Sorry for the delay, but I was wiped yesterday!)

Gloat away, friends!  🙂

Memo to President Oprompter, who now all of a sudden wants to “work together”:  We won.

Drew has a great post on why slaying a RINO in DE turned out to be a bad idea.  It’s not just “hindsight is 20/20”, but I’d say my foresight was pretty friggin’ awesome, too:

Look at how voters identified themselves by ideology…23% liberal, 66% moderate, 17% conservative. Coons cleaned up with liberals and moderates winning those groups 88 and 66 percent respectively. Do you really think those two groups were simply waiting for the ok from Karl Rove and John Cornyn to vote for O’Donnell?
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Karl Rove and NRSC had nothing to do with O’Donnell’s defeat. In fact, as bad of a candidate as I think O’Donnell is, she had little to do with her defeat. It’s a deeply blue state that actually likes liberals. We had a chance to get a moderate-liberal Republican and passed on it. To me, that was tactically stupid. Yes, Castle would have been a pain in the ass but not as big a one when there were 47 or 48 Republicans in the House. The power of the moderates is when they are all the deciding vote, add a cushion and they are manageable. Personally, I would have like to have had another no vote on HCR in the Senate but others didn’t think that was important enough.

I seemed to recall mentioning that DE was a blue state.  Numerous times.

Rasmussen has always been a great pollster, and remarkably accurate.  But this election cycle, his polls were off.  He overestimated conservative performance in a number of races.  That allowed us to get our hopes up in places like NV and CO, where we thought our candidate was actually going to win.

A bunch of Democrat House bullies got their butts handed to them this week: Alan Grayson in FL, Ciro Rodriguez in TX (here and here), Baron Hill in IN (here), and Bob Etheridge in NC, just to name a few.  Well, Etheridge (the guy who assaulted the college kid with the camera, “Hooer you?”) is losing to Renee Ellmers by 1646 votes, and after “refined” vote totals netted him an additional 453 votes, the “refined” vote total just so happens (conveniently) to now be below 1%, which triggers a recount.  Funny how that happens with Democrats all the time, huh?

Point to ponder: Does Phil Hare (D-IL) care about the Constitution now?  😆

This election showed that with the re-election of Corrine Brown (FL) and Barney Frank (MA), among several others like them, there are indeed some unwinnable seats.  Mike Yost and Sean Bielat were, respectively, great candidates, and they both lost badly.  So let’s please resign ourselves to the reality that there are some seats that will be hopelessly blue in perpetuity.  For conservatives who live in those districts: move.

I wanted Reid’s scalp in the worst way.  But leave it to the Tea Party and Sarah Palin to screw that up for me, as they decided to back the one person in the whole friggin’ state who couldn’t beat Harry Reid 5-to-1.  While the Tea Party did have some success (Rob Portman in OH, Marco Rubio in FL, and Rand Paul in KY, among the notables), they did a horrendous job at vetting and backing other candidates (Buck in CO, Angle in NV, and O’Donnell in DE).  While I love how the Tea Party invigorated American consciousness and ignited conservative turnout, I’d prefer they stay out of the business of endorsing candidates, as their track record is inconsistent.  We would have had CO (Jane Norton), NV (Sue Lowden or Danny Tarkanian), and DE (Mike Castle) had Palin and the TP’ers stayed out of endorsing.  I know many of you may disagree, and that’s cool, but I’m convinced that CO, NV, and DE would have been ours, period.

In his victory speech, Marco Rubio was right: the public didn’t vote for the GOP.  They voted for an obstacle to Obamunism.  The GOP now has a second chance.  Don’t blow it, guys.

Had Charlie Crist taken his GOP primary beating like a man, then warmly endorsed and campaigned for Marco Rubio in the general election, then Crist would have been in a perfect position to destroy Bill Nelson in 2012.  Nelson is as unpopular in FL as Reid is in NV, and unless the GOP produces a quality opponent (and please stay the hell away from FL during our primary in two years, Mrs. Palin!), a bad Nelson will be re-elected just as a bad Reid was.  Crist could have been that guy to derail Nelson.  Instead, his ego and his blind ambition caused him to commit career suicide.  In one year, Crist went from Top Dog to In The Doghouse.

For you “Blue Dogs” who sided with Obama all the time: Now that you’re unemployed, was it worth it?

Russ Feingold lost in WI.  I’m still trying to absorb that.  The same state that voted for Michael Dukakis in 1988 actually voted for a conservative Republican to the U.S. Senate.  Dude.

We didn’t get the Senate this time.  But with a bunch of freshmen and/or red state Dems up for re-election in 2012, and since we’re only about 3-4 away from a majority, the odds are good we’ll prevail in 2012, irrespective of the outcome of the presidential election.

President Kick#ss isn’t convinced that the election was a referendum on him.  Hmmm.  A bunch of Dems representing districts (federal and 680 state) that haven’t been red in decades (and some since Reconstruction) got bounced.  The same districts have been through awful economic times, yet they kept sending back Dems.  But now, these once-blue districts are red.  And it has nothing to do with Obama?  Hey, whatever sweetens your dreams, Champ.

November 4, 2010 Posted by | Charlie Crist, Florida, Marco Rubio, Palin, polls, Reid, Tea Party | 1 Comment

Relax, wingnuts, those NV machines serviced by SEIU thugs are A-OK, assures the Dem Secretary of State

Who’s up for a game of “Name That Party”?  You know, that’s where the MSM just so happens to omit the party affiliation when it might inconvenience their narrative.  Details:

Secretary of State Ross Miller said today there have been no complaints filed with his office about suspicious voter activity despite email rumors and media accounts that at least some electronic voting machines are pre-programmed to support U.S. Senate candidate Harry Reid, D-NV.

Read the whole story.  See if you can find the party affiliation of NV Sec of State Miller.  I’m guessing that if people knew he is a Democrat, they might want a more objective reassurance than him telling us these auto-votes for fellow Democrat Harry Reid aren’t really happening.  Questioning a Dem Sec of State?  The MSM isn’t going to have any of that nonsense!

Nope…no liberal media bias!

October 27, 2010 Posted by | corruption, media bias, Reid, unions, vote fraud | 1 Comment

UPDATED: Voting machines malfunction in NV and NC, and the malfunctions just so happen to benefit Democrats

UPDATES BELOW.

I’m not a conspiracy theory guy.  But man, in light of Democrats stealing elections in SD in 2002, WA in 2004, and MN in 2008, is it unreasonable to think they’re up to no good in the middle of the big red tsunami of 2010?

From NV:

Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County’s electronic voting machines.

Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.

Ferrara said she wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.

“Something’s not right,” Ferrara said. “One person that’s a fluke. Two, that’s strange. But several within a five minute period of time — that’s wrong.”

From NC:

A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.

Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.

“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.”

Malfunctions happen.  But dude, they both benefit the Democrats?  Seriously?

UPDATE (10/26/2010 – 10:30 pm EST):  Well, well, well!  The NV voting machine technicians are…I swear I’m not making this up…SEIU workers!  Who in the blue Hell thought that was a good idea?

October 26, 2010 Posted by | corruption, Reid, unions, vote fraud | 3 Comments

Reid: Hey, you know who saved you NV rubes from a worldwide depression? Me. You’re welcome.

Please, dear God, let this jackwagon lose!  He’s so utterly useless, vile, and repulsive.  Here’s the video, with the takeaway quote:  “But for me, we’d be in a worldwide depression.” Un. Friggin’. Believable.



October 22, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, Reid | 6 Comments

Angle clobbers Reid in debate

Whether it makes a difference in the polls or at the ballot box, only time will tell.  The takeaways:

1.  The Sun, one of the two main Vegas fishwraps that doesn’t like Angle, laments that she won: “Look upon these works, ye mighty, and despair.”

2.  The Sun notes other takes from the punditry:

I know we Nevadans get our backs up when the national media condescends. We are a proud bunch; we love our state. But as I surveyed the post-mortems in the 140-character world, where concision often yields brutal truth, you could almost sense the head-shaking as the national types opined:

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “Reid’s problem tonight is that while Angle wasn’t great, his performance made her look passable.”

Politico’s Dave Catanese: “Utterly subpar.”

Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard: “Reid didn’t knock out Angle but she had him on the ropes. Have to give the edge to Angle …”

Political writer Taylor Marsh may have summed it up best: “Sharron Angle passed the ‘I’m not crazy test’ with flying colors. Focused too. This lady just might pull this off. Reid didn’t take her out.”

3.  National Journal:

By debate’s end, Reid had failed to land any significant blows on Angle. He looked unprepared for Angle’s barbs. With just one day until early voting becomes available to Nevada residents, Reid’s performance didn’t improve his precarious political standing.

And Angle, who only needed to demonstrate she wasn’t as extreme as portrayed in Democratic commercials, performed that job adequately.

4.  In addition to telling Reid to “Man up”, Angle delivered a solid body blow with this:

Angle took full advantage of Reid’s position as a political insider, taunting him for his support of Democratic policies, from the stimulus to the health care bill. At one point, Angle told Reid to “man up” – and later questioned how he became so wealthy as a public servant.

“I’m not a career politician,” Angle said in her opening remarks. “I live in a middle class neighborhood in Reno; Senator Reid lives in the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC.”

Oof!

5.  Left-wing blog Slate basically says the debate sucked, but Angle sucked less than Harry.  With those leftists, that’s a startling admission that their boy lost.  Excerpt:

Sharron Angle had the marginally better night in the only debate of this high-profile race. Reid has portrayed her as a nut case. She didn’t appear nutty.

6.  Obama’s favorite fishwrap, Newsweek:

It was billed as the contest Harry Reid had to win. But the Senate majority leader better hope that wasn’t true: his performance in Thursday night’s lone Nevada Senate debate is being widely panned, with Reid coming off as wooden, inarticulate, and shiftless. Meanwhile, Reid’s opponent, Tea Party standard bearer Sharron Angle, avoided a serious gaffe—no small feat, given her track record.

7.  No word yet on whether this debate performance had any effect on Chris Matthews’ leg.

In the end, Reid had to prove that Angle was an extreme whackjob, and he failed to do that.  He actually made her look “passable”, which was the last thing he needed to do.  Assuming there are still any undecideds in NV, he hurt himself with that group by not selling his “Vote for me, because I’m not nuts like her” message.

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Reid | 3 Comments

Harry Reid sees dead people

Harry Reid was asked who the greatest living Americans are.  His answer?  Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd, neither of whom were available for comment.  Because they’ve assumed room temperature.

I’m not even touching the fact that TK was a killer and Sheets was a Klan bigwig.  I’m still hung up on the fact that Reid thinks the two greatest living Americans are dudes who aren’t even…well, living.

October 9, 2010 Posted by | Kennedrunk, Reid, Robert Byrd | Leave a comment

Parody: “Money for Nothin’, Spread the Wealth”

Dire Straits?  How about Dem Strait:

August 22, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, humor, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, socialism | Leave a comment

Reid’s kid, running for NV governor, drops last name in campaign ads

What do you do when you’re the son of a Senator who is (a) about as popular as genital warts and (b) running for re-election in the same year that you’re trying to get elected governor?  Why, you try to make people forget you’re the fruit of his loins, of course!  Details:

In Rory Reid’s first campaign advertisement, there is no mention at all of his last name. Instead, youngsters just urge voters to support “Rory” in the ad about education. 

The same is true on Reid’s website, where even in the biography section there is no mention of his relationship to father Harry Reid.

“Harry?  Harry who?  Never heard of him.”

June 25, 2010 Posted by | Reid | 2 Comments

Angle wins NV GOP Senate primary

Guys, I’ve got huge reservations about this race.

I mentioned on my radio show the other night that I think the Tea Party may have done more harm than good.  Polls show that Reid has been unable to get over 42% in NV, but the biggest number I’ve seen Angle have is 44%.  I think both Lowden and Tarkanian would have been better adversaries for Reid.  It didn’t help when Lowden talked about bartering chickens for healthcare as an alternative to ObamaCare, and her numbers began to tank after that.

The Tea Party groups loved Angle, saying she was sufficiently conservative for their liking.  Great!  But was there anything about Tark and Lowden that showed they weren’t conservative, especially since those two were going to the Tea Party rallies, too?  It makes me wonder if they didn’t just snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Reid’s already ramping up the attacks on Angle as a right-wing kook.  NV is a centrist state that went for Bush in 2000 and 2004, but went for Obama in 2008.  Nevadans hate ObamaCare and Reid, so hopefully, that will be enough to retire the senile old coot come November.

June 9, 2010 Posted by | Reid, Tea Party | 10 Comments

Reid exhibits signs of projection when it comes to Wall Street

Here’s what the soon-to-be-former-Senator from NV said yesterday:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today accused Republicans of “making love to Wall Street” because they initially would not go along with plans to proceed with amendments to a massive financial regulatory reform bill.

Republicans, huh?  Wall Street gave $10.6 million to Senators last year, $7.7 million of which went to Democrats.  Goldman Sachs met with Da Prez four times and donated nearly a million bucks to his 2008 campaign (not to be confused with campaign he’s been on ever since).

So yeah, Republicans are the ones in bed with Wall Street.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | corruption, hypocrisy, Reid, Wall Street | 2 Comments

Quote of the day, “Harry Reid thinks job losses are awesome!” edition

Lest you think I’m being hard on the senile old coot, here is the video so you can see for yourself.

Transcript:  “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”

You would expect at least the obligatory “one job loss is one job too many” or something like that, wouldn’t you?  Actually, he did…after his handlers realized what a buffoon he appeared to be:

Majority Leader Harry Reid returned to the Senate floor, saying his earlier remarks that “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good,” were “mischaracterized by those seeking to score political points” and adding that the lost 36,000 jobs is “devastating news.” 

I can understand the faux pas.  I mean, if I had a nickel for every time I said “really good” instead of “devastating news”, I…um, wouldn’t have a nickel.

Fortunately for him (and to Mrs. Reid’s peril), this dude will likely be unemployed after November and can stop humiliating Nevada.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, Reid, shameful | 3 Comments

House Dems to be screwed by Senate Dems and Obama?

That seems to be a prevailing theory/scenario floating around the blogosphere and punditry.  Jeff Anderson at the Weekly Standard has a great piece on the leverage that swing-district House Dems and why they should really think through voting for ObamaCare.

Here’s the thinking:

In order for ObamaCare to become law, the House has to approve the Senate bill as is.  Most wavering House Dems (both “moderate” and liberal Dems) don’t like the Senate bill for a variety of reasons.  For the Lap Dog Dems, the federal funding of abortions is a bitter pill to swallow.  For the libs, it’s the absence of the government-run insurance plan.  For both, the inclusion of the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, and the South Florida Medicare Advantage Exception are all hated.

Normally, in most legislation, this is where a joint House-Senate conference committee would occur.  They would get together, see what a final bill that could possibly pass both chambers would look like, then craft one and send it to the House.  Once it passes the House, then the Senate would vote on it.  However, the Senate minority could filibuster it at that point.  Given that this is a 100% certainty to occur in the Senate, the only thing that could prevent such a filibuster is for the House to approve the exact same Senate bill, without changes, as is.  Because if there is even a slight change, it is technically a new bill and must go back to the Senate…where it will meet its end due to the filibuster.

Anywho, what Pelosi and Obama are trying to do is to convince wavering House Dems to vote for the Senate bill, and then for the Senate to pass, via the nuclear option, any and all “fixes” that the House wants.  With the nuclear option, these “fixes” would be passed with 51 votes, despite the fact that they are not budgetary matters but are strictly legislative and policy matters (which the nuclear option is not meant for, but will be used for anyway).

But here’s the thing: If the House does pass the Senate bill, with the belief that the Senate Dems will pass their “fixes” after the fact, what incentive does the Senate (or Obama) have to do that?  After all, once the House passes the Senate bill, Obama will sign it into law…voila ObamaCare!  The House can bellyache and scream all they want about how the Senate Dems didn’t follow through, but there will be two things they can do about it: jack and squat.  Reid and the Senate Dems, and Obama, will blame the lack of a “fix pack” on the Republicans, tell the House Dems “Hey, we tried! Sorry ’bout that!”, and that will be the end of it.  Thus, the wavering House Dems (who would have gotten promises for a public option, Stupak aboriton-funding ban, removal of the corrupt vote buys, etc.) will have diddly to show for their betrayal of the public and their loyalty to their party over their country and constituents.

Anywho, read the column.  There’s more than just this theory, and it’s insightful reading.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | corruption, health care, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, socialism | 6 Comments

Thoughts from the health care “summit”

Just in case you were naive enough to think this was an actual solicitation of input from the opposition, this should kill your naiveté:

After a brief period of consultation following the White House health reform summit, congressional Democrats plan to begin making the case next week for a massive, Democrats-only health care plan, party strategists told POLITICO.

This story was put out while the “summit” was still going on, well before it ended. In other words, the Dems had their plans already lined up, and nothing that occurred in the “summit” was going to change that.

The Vice-Plagiarist feared that inviting the Republicans to the “summit” could “could end up being not good”.  Boy, how right he was!  It turned out to be a disaster…for the Democrat Party.

Opinions are coming in from around the punditry, but, to coin a phrase overutilized by the global “warming” cultists, the science is settled: the GOP scored a massive body blow to Obama and the Dems.  Jay Nordlinger:

This health-care summit was a bad idea for the Democrats for this reason: They have long benefited from a perception — a perception greatly abetted by the media: The Republicans don’t care about health care, they don’t know about health care, they are the Party of No. All the ideas and caring are on the Democratic side.

It is not so, and it has never been so. And now everybody knows it.

Indeed, everybody does now know it. David Gergen:

The folks in the White House just must be kicking themselves right now. They thought that coming out of Baltimore when the President went in and was mesmerizing and commanding in front of the House Republicans that he could do that again here today. That would revive health care and would change the public opinion about their health care bill and they can go on to victory. Just the opposite has happened.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer…yeah, that Wolf Blitzer:

It looks like the Republicans certainly showed up ready to play.

The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard:

I think we need to start out by acknowledging Republicans brought their ‘A Team.’ They had doctors knowledgeable about the system, they brought substance to the table, and they, I thought, expressed interest in the reform. I thought in the lecture from Senator John McCain and on the issue of transparency, I thought today the Democrats were pretty much on their knees.

Yuval Levin:

…The Republicans seem genuinely well-prepared, seem to have thought through the question of who should speak about what rather carefully, and several of them have done quite a good job making their case against the Democrats’ approach. If we were to judge by debating points, Republicans certainly won the morning handily.

Jim Geraghty:

The Democrats are offering a lot of anecdotes about Baby Jesus, Steny Hoyer’s answering machine, and the teeth of the dead. Obama is at his least persuasive; he keeps ruling GOP arguments out of bounds for one reason or another – don’t hold up a copy of the bill, don’t cite Washington because people are angry at Washington right now, don’t ask for equal time, don’t focus on where we disagree, don’t remind me of what I said as candidate. I don’t think that transforms the skeptics into supporters.

That is my biggest takeaway of the whole thing: Republicans used charts, graphs, stats, analyses, quotes…in other words, facts. Democrats used no facts, but opted instead to use anecdotes, sob stories, and tearjerkers…the things on which you do not base good public policy!

Check out the tag line under my blog title: Why think when you can feel? The Democrats have proved me right time and time again, and this time, they do so in a way that leaves no doubt. The science is settled (how’s that tasting now, lefties?): Liberals govern on feeling, not on thinking. Thinking just isn’t their forté.

Also, McCain did a great job making B.O. look like the thin-skinned, petulant brat that he is. When McCain pointed out the shadiness of the backroom deals (e.g. FL getting exempted from ObamaCare in three huge Democrat counties) and asked why they get to keep using Medicare Advantage when the rest of the country wouldn’t be able to, B.O. looked uneasy and tried throwing him a bone: “That’s a legitimate question.” A question he wasn’t going to answer, mind you, but a legitimate question nonetheless. Other points McCain made about promises that B.O. made on the campaign trail prompted B.O. to get snippy: We’re not campaigning anymore, I won, etc. In other words, to paraphrase Miles from Risky Business when asked by Joel if everything he had said was “just bull$h!t”: That was just bull$h!t, John, I’m surprised you and America listened to me!

Anywho, let’s close with some ludicrous, and laughably so, comments:

Pelosi: This isn’t a health care reform bill, as much as it is a jobs bill. ‘Cuz the bill will create four million jobs, 400k of them nearly overnight. Or something.

Tom Harkin (D-IA): Having different insurance risk pools is akin to Jim Crow laws. Or something.

Reid: No one’s talking about reconciliation. Obama: Um, I am.

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY): Here’s a sob story about a woman who was “forced” to wear her dead sister’s dentures due to lack of health insurance. Or something.

Another nugget from Slaughter: “Not nitpick, but think about all the people out there every day, the number of people that have excess deaths because they have no health insurance.” I wasn’t aware a person could have more than one death. The stuff I learn from Washington. But hey, you can’t spell “Slaughter” without “laughter”, right? 😆

American people: Hey, 59% of us want Washington to scrap the whole thing and start from scratch. Dems to American people: Screw you, Mr. and Mrs. Normal America, but we’re going to cater to the whackjob 34% who want our partisan socialist bill.

February 26, 2010 Posted by | health care, McCain, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, shameful, socialism | 7 Comments

Night and Day, “Democrats and 51 votes” edition

Dems (including Obama) in 2005, when they feared the GOP majority would use the “nuclear option” for judicial confirmations, can be seen in this video montage saying one thing…

BIDEN: I pray to God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.

Isn’t that adorable?  Democrats invoking the name of a God they regularly reject…how precious!  Well, clearly God wasn’t paying any attention to the Vice-Plagiarist, judging by their “naked power grab” today.

Dems today.

“They should stop crying about reconciliation as if it’s never been done before,” Reid said.

Following Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon, Reid said “nothing is off the table” but that “realistically, they should stop crying about this. It’s been done 21 times before.”

Notes Ed at Hot Air:

Dianne Feinstein said on the Senate floor that “it begins with judicial nominations, next will be executive appointments, and then legislation.” Now, Democrats want to skip over the first two — which never happened — and leap right to legislation. Chuck Schumer called the 2005 suggestion to exempt judicial nominations from the filibuster as “almost a temper tantrum”; if that was the case in 2005, what does 2010 represent? A psychotic break from reality? Straitjacket time?

Flaming hypocrites.  Good thing their reign of terror is about to come to a much deserved end.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Biden, health care, hypocrisy, Night and Day, Reid | 1 Comment

Quote of the day, “Harry Reid’s cure for domestic violence” edition

I’m guessing he didn’t get this advice from his “light-skinned” friend lacking a particular “dialect”.  Details:

“I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “Why? Men don’t have jobs.”

Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, Reid said, women tend to be less abusive.

“Women don’t have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time,” he said.  (Presumably, men are? – Ed.)

“Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive,” the majority leader added. “Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”

I have friends who are out of work, but to the best of my knowledge, none of them beat their spouses.  What an #sshat!

Exit question:  Considering Reid’s poll numbers are all but guaranteeing that he will be out of work after November, does this mean Mrs. Reid needs to jam herself into a domestic crisis shelter in NV?

February 23, 2010 Posted by | quote of the day, Reid, shameful | 3 Comments

Reid’s “light-skinned” pal with “no Negro dialect” trashes Vegas…again

Yes…again.  Way to win friends and influence people, Barry.

Reid did gently chastise B.O., and D’oh-bama has tried to clarify his statement (“inartful”, I’m guessing).  But I’m guessing that bringing in his “clean, articulate” pal for campaigning is still a go.

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Obama, Reid | 1 Comment

Notes from Obama’s SOTU address

1.  Chris Matthews says he forgot B.O. was a black man “for and hour”.  Awaiting howls of racial condemnation from the left in 3…2…1…

2.  B.O. criticized the recent Supreme Court decision that allows businesses and organizations to exercise their First Amendment rights.  Justice Alito dissented, publicly.  Rep. Joe Wilson just called to tell Justice Alito that he could have been a little more vocal about it. 😆  Anywho, you would figure that a constitutional law professor like Uhhhh-bama would be a little more familiar with the Constitution and with Supreme Court precedents.

3.  Not content with the negative fallout from his unpopular socialized medicine plan, B.O. thought trying to implement another massively unpopular policy (allowing gays to serve openly in the military) would be just the thing to get America back on his side.

4.  Here’s our DHS Secretary, putting the “nap” in “Napolitano”.  Reid apparently forgot to take his 5-Hour Energy shot, too.

5.  Fact check: You know, Obama’s kinda full of bovine feces on a bunch of things he said last night, huh?

6.  Russ (via Ace) said that the big winner from the SOTU speech was…Jimmy Carter.  How?  Because now, Carter is no longer the official worst president we’ve seen in our lifetime.  B.O. now has that dubious distinction.  After all, can you ever recall a president that was a lame duck after just ONE year?

January 28, 2010 Posted by | bigotry, Constitution, health care, Janet Napolitano, moonbats, Obama, Reid, Supreme Court | 4 Comments

Reid getting campaign help from his “light-skinned” friend with “no Negro dialect”

Friggin’ brilliant, Reid.

In Reid’s warped mind, he thinks the best way to prop up his failing campaign is to call in a guy who is now massively unpopular in Reid’s own state?  Hey, not that I’m the least bit opposed to the strategy, mind you!  Let’s recap some things, shall we?

Obama goes to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago getting the Olympics.  Result: Fail.

Obama goes to Copenhagen again, to lobby for global warming during Arctic conditions “climate change” agreements.  Result: Fail.

Obama goes to VA to lobby for Creigh Deeds’ gubernatorial bid.  Result: Fail.

Obama goes to NJ to lobby for Jon Corzine’s gubernatorial bid. Result: Fail.

Obama goes to MA to lobby for Marcia…Marla…Martha…whatever the heck her name is…Coakley’s senatorial bid. Result: Fail.

Obama pushes his caucus hard to get socialized medicine…er, “health care reform”, by September … State of the Union Speech … any day that ends in the letter “y”. Result: Fail.

Obama pushes his caucus hard to get cap-and-tax through both houses of Congress. Result: Fail.

Then by all means, sir…go build upon that consistent track record!

January 22, 2010 Posted by | Obama, Reid | 4 Comments

“African Americans for Harry Reid” event still on

Of course it is.  You are fully entitled to backhand black America across the kisser if you have a “D” following your name.

Exit question: Are only “light-skinned” blacks allowed to attend, and will they be required to drop the “Negro dialect”?

January 12, 2010 Posted by | bigotry, hypocrisy, Reid | 1 Comment