Harry Reid

The Krone connection

Featured image Jason Horowits writes political features and profiles for the New York Times. Yesterday the Times published Horowitz’s feature/profile on Harry Reid chief of staff David Krone. I don’t think Horowitz’s report rises to the level of what Steve Hayward has been following as “civil war on the left,” but it is hard not to enjoy the discord Horowitz traces among these unsavory players. Here is the opening of his article: »

What a man we have in Manchin

Featured image The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe explores Senator Joe Manchin’s frustrations with soon-to-be former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Manchin forthrightly describes the election returns as “a real ass-whuppin’.” He then expressed frustrations with Harry Reid’s preventive approach to voting on potentially controversial bills. Is there some reason he has kept silent up till now? O’Keefe follows up: When asked whether Reid wants to do something, or is an obstructionist, or »

Harry, We Knew Ye Too Damn Well [Further Updated]

Featured image Harry Reid’s tenure as Senate Majority Leader hasn’t just been controversial, it has been disgraceful. Reid submerged the Senate in partisan politics of the most vicious sort, turning the Senate floor into a forum for outrageous attacks on private citizens and refusing to allow that body to vote on more than 300 bills that had passed the House of Representatives–all the while blaming “gridlock” on the Republicans. Reid denied Republican »

Leading Dem insider: Save America; scrap the Constitution

Featured image Harry Reid is a determined radical, intent on limiting freedom, overturning American traditions, and remaking our institutions in the name of crushing the opposition and empowering the left. His attempt to amend the First Amendment to curb free speech is a natural extension of his obliteration of longstanding Senate rules that promote deliberation and minority input. But Reid seems almost moderate by left-wing Democrat standards. Take Donna Brazile, vice-chair of »

Harry Reid on Immigration: Busted

Featured image Yes, I know, we really don’t need more evidence that Harry Reid gives a bad name to unprincipled opportunistic guttersnipes everywhere, but this one-minute video of Reid on immigration from the early 1990s, and more recently, gilds the point nicely: »

Big Money, Big Power, Big Hypocrisy

Featured image That is the title of this excellent video by Tea Party Nation, which exposes the Democratic Party’s “dark money” networks and the epic hypocrisy of Democratic politicians like Harry Reid. We also appreciate the Power Line citations in the video: »

Reid rage

Featured image Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s diatribes against the Koch brothers on the floor of the Senate might be evidence of certifiable insanity if anyone took them seriously. But the attitude of the mainstream media, to the extent one can be detected, is ho-hum. The fact that no moderately well informed citizen of sound mind takes Reid’s diatribes seriously should be news all by itself. Reid renders his diatribes on the »

Two Wongs don’t make a…

Featured image Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized yesterday. Not for his false and defamatory attacks on Mitt Romney or the Kochs, but for the putative offense taken by someone somewhere at his slightly off-key “Asian-themed jokes” before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. No offense was taken by the group or, so far as we can tell, by the audience, but the ritual apology issued when America Rising posted video »

Poll: Harry Reid trails Gov. Sandoval in hypothetical senate race

Featured image I doubt that Harry Reid is doing this year’s Democratic Senatorial candidates any favors with his deranged attacks on the Koch Brothers, his changes to longstanding filibuster rules as a means of confirming left-wing judicial nominees, and his over-the-top partisan bluster. A new poll suggests that he isn’t doing himself any favors either. The survey, conducted this week by Harper Polling, shows Reid trailing Nevada’s popular governor Brian Sandoval by »

Annals of Democratic insanity

Featured image It’s a little late in the day to start keeping track of instances of Democratic insanity, but what is to be done with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s continuing effusions? Yesterday Reid gave his best impersonation of Baghdad Bob, assuring all within his hearing that “the border is secure.” Speaking after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch, Reid expanded on his assertion: “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus »

Method to Harry Reid’s Madness

Featured image We have chronicled the descent of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into incoherent babbling about Charles and David Koch. Reid thinks he is on to something, even though one observer commented that in his Senate speeches denouncing the Kochs, Reid sounds like a homeless man standing in front of a liquor store in Cleveland in his bathrobe. But at Politico, Kenneth Vogel says that Reid might finally be making “progress.” »

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Harry Reid

Featured image Tea Party Patriots have filed an ethics complaint against Harry Reid, arising out of his increasingly bizarre conduct, particularly his vendetta against Charles and David Koch. Reproduced below is the complaint itself. It cites this post by me along with a number of other sources. The complaint alleges seven “potential [ethics] violations regarding Senator Reid’s conduct”: First, Senator Reid’s attacks violate the Senate’s prohibition against using congressional space and official »

Clown of the Senate

Featured image The mainstream media’s bemused observation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s shenanigans stands as indictment of the media’s thoroughgoing partisanship in the guise of objectivity. It is a bloody outrage. Professional observers of politics like to highlight the new and the novel, yet they overlook Reid’s contribution to the field. In Reid we have a newfangled contraption. He revives old-fashioned, LBJ-style corruption in office. He combines old-fashioned corruption with unprecedented »

The Roberts intervention

Featured image Kansas Senator Pat Roberts recently performed something like an intervention (as the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross called it) addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “Koch addiction.” The Kochs are of course among Roberts’s constituents. Ross notes that at last count Reid has mentioned the Koch brothers 134 times on the Senate floor. It’s good to have Senator Roberts’s contribution to the shaming of Harry Reid. It takes a helluva »

#ProTip for Harry Reid: Give It Up, You’re Losing

Featured image Harry Reid’s obsessive campaign against Charles and David Koch has been drawing negative commentary lately, as observers note that it has gotten no traction with voters, is far removed from the issues that most people care about, and if anything is generating sympathy for the brothers. The Democrats’ latest venture–the screening of Robert Greenwald’s new edition of “Koch Brothers Exposed” at the Visitor Center in the Capitol Building–lends more support »

The Palme d’Or Goes To…

Featured image Greenwald in the Cities! The Democrats are illegally commandeering the taxpayer-funded Capitol Visitor Center to screen the “premiere” of a partisan film by far-left video maker Robert Greenwald, beginning in around an hour. The video is titled “Koch Brothers Exposed,” and has already been exposed as a fraud. In honor of this disgraceful event, we are recognizing the best video ever made by or about Robert Greenwald. It is a »

Harry’s dirty war

Featured image Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has extended his campaign against Charles and David Koch to amendment of the Constitution. Reid supports amendment of the Constitution to allow Congress to regulate the Kochs campaign contributions. The amendment is phrased in impersonal terms — Byron York quotes the text in this column — but Reid has the Kochs on his mind: The Kochs’ bid for a hostile takeover of American democracy is »