Did Harry Reid get on your nerves? Well soon you’ll have Chuck Schumer under your skin.
Retiring Senate Minority Leader Reid has designated New York Sen. Schumer, number 3 in the Democratic leadership, as his successor, and the number 2, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, has agreed to back off, according to Politico.
Schumer is viewed by Democrats as a consummate tactician and an aggressive spokesman for the cause. He is unlikely to be seriously challenged, though a possible wrinkle is his support for Wall Street, which is anathema to the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party. She, though, has indicated she will not run for leader.
But don’t worry. Reid is not stepping down until he leaves the Senate in January 2017.
Or do worry. It’s worth noting, unlike Reid, Schumer does have his moments of lucidity.
As you may be aware, there are some suspicions being raised about Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s “accident” in which he broke his face and fractured some spare ribs.
Reid claimed that a rubber exercise band he was using suddenly broke and graduated into a giant sling shot, hurling him like a human projectile into a cabinet. This, naturally, sounded suspect, especially given that he was injured January 1. Some wondered whether maybe in fact Harry had gulped down a few too many Manhattans while welcoming in 2015 and fallen down the stairs.
The story, it turns out, is much more sordid and upsetting. Harry’s injuries were in fact the result of an attempted coup d’etat by his Senate second in command, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois.
The awful moment was captured on video obtained exclusively by White House Dossier. In the footage below, Durbin can be seen on the right. Reid is the figure strolling innocently on the left.
Until . . .
The result, as you can see was quite nasty. Reid is even tougher to look at than he was before the injury.
Here’s a nice compendium of some of the stupid stuff Harry Reid has said in recent days and years. His remarks about Asians last week, somehow missed by much of the news media, are just the one of Reid’s many journeys into incomprehensibility.
With Biden inhabiting the Office of the Vice President, the question is begged about whether liberals with early-stage senility are running the country.
Now, are senile liberals much worse than fully sentient ones? No, of course not, because they might accidentally do something conservative.
But what if they start playing with the launch codes while hanging out with Obama in the Oval? I mean, there are consequences to putting people who can’t think straight in positions of power.
The Democrats’ McCarthyite obsession with the Koch brothers is one of the most contemptible features of he political landscape plowed by President Obama, who established the practice early on in his administration of the government going after private citizens.
You’ll remember that at the outset of this presidency, the White House went directly after Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. I had covered the White House for more than a decade, and I couldn’t ever remember hearing private citizens singled out by the White House for attack.
So now the new McCarthyism is legitimized and rolling ahead full steam. Anyone who opposes the Obama administration should not just fear attack themselves, but note that the hostility will surely trickle down into the bureaucracy, where the Lois Lerners of the world will understand what to do.
Here’s Harry pounding out the message. And pounding and pounding. Cheeburger, cheeburger, cheeburger.
How much oil does Reid consume flying back and forth to Nevada? Maybe he should try getting there on solar energy.
Or foot energy.
And BTW, why do Jews let Democrats get away with calling those who disagree with them on global warming “deniers”? The only other context in which the term is used is with the Holocaust – as in “Holocaust deniers”.
Use of this term with respect to global warming is an insult. It suggests denying the existence – or merely the extent or danger – of global warming is on a par with denying the holocaust. It’s not even close.
It both trivializes the Holocaust and inappropriately demonizes those who question global warming. I suspect that if Republicans were making willy-nilly use of the term “deniers” we’d be hearing a lot more about it.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today suggested Republican opposition to Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department civil rights division, was race based, indicating they opposed Adegbile because he is “an expert in civil rights” – and they want to deny civil rights:
I think that it’s a good time to have a discussion on civil rights. Republicans have done everything they can for a number of years now, trying to stop people from voting . . . Among the things that this good man was expert in is civil rights.
Reid excused the seven Democrats who opposed Adegbile, saying some of them voted against him because they saw he was going to lose.
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… Continue Reading
We all remember when in April 2007 Harry Reid pissed in his pants and declared that the United States of America had lost a war – even while American troops were serving in the field. Gosh, that’s a morale booster. Well, he should have lost his job for that one, but, no matter. It turned… Continue Reading
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from the hospital Friday evening after spending the day under observation. Reid, who checked into George Washington University Hospital Friday morning, was diagnosed with “exhaustion.”
Updated 5:57 pm ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was hospitalized this morning after feeling ill. From a statement by his office: Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and… Continue Reading
DC Mayor Vincent Gray Wednesday implored Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow the District of Columbia to function properly, asking Reid to release District funds being held up by the shutdown. As you may be aware, the federal government has substantial purview over DC’s finances. Here’s the exchange: Gray: Sir, we are not a… Continue Reading