Harry Reid

The indecency of Harry Reid

Featured image Our friends at National Review caught National Journal’s (liberal) Ron Fournier with a few choice words regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s reign of lies regarding the Kochs: “Fournier called on the media to confront Harry Reid over his repeated rants against the Koch brothers on the Senate floor. He also blasted the majority leader for a recent false ad by Reid’s PAC claiming ties between the Kochs and Louisiana »

Dirty Harry doesn’t recall

Featured image Doing the job the mainstream media have declined to do — declined since a 2003 Los Angeles Times investigation, anyway — Matt Continetti takes a look at Dirty Harry Reid’s financial shenanigans. Alluding to Mario Puzo, and playing on the exposure of Reid’s latest shenanigans, Continetti titles his column “The grandfather.” We get the corruption. What about Reid’s easily refuted denial of accusing opponents of Obamacare retailing “lies” about the »

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Power

Featured image File this one under the Law of Unintended Consequences: Harry Reid decided to blow up the filibuster recently so that Democrats could use their likely evanescent Senate majority to ram through some of Obama’s liberal appointees.  But what he hadn’t counted upon was that vulnerable Democrats wouldn’t go along with the plan. First, seven Democratic senators joined with Republicans to vote down the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be assistant »

Is there life after college? Part Two

Featured image In this post, I matched up some of our most prominent politicians, including Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, with a person you might have encountered in your college dorm. For example, Obama was the guy you could usually defeat in a late night argument, but only the most intelligent of your friends realized you had beaten him. Here are a few more: Chris Christie is the guy you never stuck »

Harry Reid blocks “clean” legislation to aid Ukraine

Featured image A fascinating debate over aid to Ukraine erupted on the Senate floor tonight. It featured Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, John McCain, and Bob Corker on one side and Jeff Sessions, John Barrasso, and Ted Cruz on the other. The debate concerned two bills — a House bill that would provide a billion dollar loan package to Ukraine and a Senate bill that would provide loans and also impose »

Dirty Harry Reid Goes Around the Bend

Featured image Harry Reid delivered another salvo against the Koch brothers on the floor of the Senate today. On reading it, the reaction of any normal person would be that he has gone off his meds. That a Senate Majority Leader should indulge such crazed vituperation against a couple of private citizens, on the floor of the Senate, dramatizes how low our democracy has fallen. I won’t reproduce the whole rant, but »

Who Is Un-American? Harry Reid Violates All Standards of Decency

Featured image Once upon a time we had the House Un-American Activities Committee. Most people, certainly most Democrats, would call that an ugly chapter in our history. But those who were called “un-American” during the 1950s were (or were believed to be) traitors in the pay of a hostile power. Calling them “un-American” was not such a stretch. Since then, the term has gone entirely out of fashion. Can you imagine the »

Harry Reid’s Less-Than-Magnificent Obsession

Featured image The Democrats are agitating to raise the minimum wage, unemployment be damned. That was the point of this tweet by Harry Reid, earlier today: Reid’s tweet is dumb on any number of levels: 1) The economy has been far from uniform over recent decades; it is particularly during the seven years during which Reid has been Majority Leader of the Senate that middle-class Americans have suffered. Reid, of course, takes »

How Harry Reid Is Destroying the Senate

Featured image We often hear that Washington is “broken,” that Congress is “gridlocked,” and so on. While such complaints are usually imprecise and sometimes misguided, the sense that Congress is not functioning as intended is correct. Yesterday Senator Jeff Sessions delivered an important speech in which he decried the decline of the Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid. The extent to which the Senate’s traditions have been undermined to the detriment »

The trouble with Harry

Featured image The Nevada Policy Research Institute has put together the compelling 37-second video compilation below of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doing his thing. The institute’s Nevada Journal has posted the video here. The man has a remarkable capacity for mendacity, repetition, and enforcement of the party line. The video suggests to me that the trouble with Harry is the trouble with Obama and that the trouble with Obama is the »

The trouble with Harry?

Featured image Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Sherman Frederick has been scouring the, ah, pages of Robert Gates’s forthcoming Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War for a local angle, and he has discovered it. Frederick fearlessly reports: If there is anyone out there who still thinks Sen. Harry Reid isn’t battier than a pet raccoon, then allow me to point out a Reid reference in former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new »

World’s smallest violin

Featured image Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sounds a little peevish in responding to the CNN story that he has exempted some of his staff from the requirement that they purchase their health plans through the Obamacare exchanges. He claims that he is complying with the law’s requirements and that, as applied to him personally, it’s actually costing him money. As he explained to Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Ray Hagar: “I was really »

Filibuster Rope-a-Dope?

Featured image Did the crafty Mitch McConnell just succeed in getting Democrats to damage their long-term interest by nuking the filibuster?  I’ve always defended the filibuster (and still do) as a valid anti-majoritarian device, especially useful for when fitful voters make a mistake as they did in 2008 (with the help of the Justice Department in Alaska and Al Franken’s cheating in Minnesota) and install a large Democratic majority in the Senate. »

Reid Vapid Pressure Reaches New All Time High

Featured image I have written before about the “Reid Vapid Pressure” scale for the loathsome and egregious Senate Majority Leader, whose bottomless vapidity is always turned up to the highest end of the scale, suggesting that he had reached an all-time high.  Silly of me for thinking he couldn’t exceed himself. The latest exhibit of this titanic moron’s mediocrity came yesterday, when at the unveiling of the Winston Churchill bust in the »

Who is Boehner’s negotiating partner?

Featured image Jonathan Strong of NRO reports that Harry Reid has not been involved in the negotiations between the White House and congressional Republicans to make a deal that would raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Is this a case of Democrats playing good-cop/bad-cop? And if so, who is the good cop? Obama and Reid both share the same overriding goal — crushing congressional Republicans. Both, presumably, are delighted »

Harry Reid, the Gift That Keeps On Giving

Featured image I have often wondered about Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi: is it possible that the other Democrats in Congress are even dumber? This seems inconceivable, yet they elect Reid and Pelosi to be their leaders. Today Reid helped out the Republicans again. What precipitated Reid’s breakdown was that the House Republicans have taken my advice (and that of many others, of course) and are now enacting a series of bills »

Pick your poison

Featured image Sen. John Cornyn plans to introduce an amendment to the Schumer-Rubio immigration reform bill. Cornyn’s amendment reportedly would require higher thresholds of border control before the bill’s “trigger” kicks in allowing undocumented immigrants to move toward citizenship. According to Politico, Marco Rubio has “praised” Cornyn’s approach, saying that it “will get this bill where it needs to be.” But Harry Reid begs to differ. Reid says that Cornyn’s forthcoming amendment »