Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says everything you are hearing about Obamacare’s destructive effect on the lives of Americans is wrong. Everything.
“There’s plenty of horror stories being told,” he intoned on the Senate floor today. “All of them are untrue.”
The lies, according to Reid, are being paid for by the wealthy, conservative Koch brothers, who are also – you may already know this – responsible for global warming and the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.
I’m glad Reid is on the case, because I myself ran with one of these stories. So I have to say I’m sorry. Deeply sorry.
I’m sorry we have a Senate majority leader who is comically asinine.
After much ridicule from Republicans, Reid returned to the floor with an update:
I can’t say that every one of the Koch brothers ads are a lie, but I’ll say this … the vast, vast majority of them are. It’s too bad that they are trying to buy America. And it’s time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty of these two brothers, who are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.
That’s much more soothing. The second or third most powerful man in the nation calling specific citizens un-American and urging people to denounce them.
Good thing Reid’s not a Republican or he’d have been accused by the press of progressing, in a single day, from idiocy to McCarthyism.