Las Vegas Review-Journal: Reid is “the da Vinci of distraction”

Posted by: ST on July 14, 2014 at 11:43 am
Harry Reid

Shame, shame, shame.

A perfect description of the despicable Senate Majority Leader from one of his hometown newspapers (hat tip):

Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction. The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric that’s better suited for a sandbox than what once passed for the world’s greatest deliberative body. Worse, the Nevada Democrat has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage.

Last week, Sen. Reid was in rare form following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The 5-4 ruling declared that closely held for-profit businesses, such as craft retailer Hobby Lobby, do not have to provide some forms of birth control to female employees if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs. Sen. Reid eviscerated the decision. “The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men,” Sen. Reid said.


Sen. Reid’s slip was no accident. He believes racial and ethnic minorities are ideologically monolithic constituencies who are incapable of independent or — gasp! — right-of-center thinking. In the majority leader’s mind, Mr. Thomas is not an African-American because the justice doesn’t blindly subscribe to liberal orthodoxy.


Never mind that Sen. Reid himself, like the entire Senate Democratic leadership, is as white as an Irishman in a snowstorm. And never mind that after more than five years of Democratic control of the White House and the Senate, black and Hispanic unemployment — especially among teenagers — remains scandalously high. Sen. Reid’s “fix” for this problem — a higher minimum wage — will actually make it worse.

We thought the 2008 election of Barack Obama as president was supposed to herald an age of post-racial politics. So much for hope and change. Quit the race-baiting already, Sen. Reid. You’re clearly colorblind — in all the wrong ways.


By the way, Reid was quoted years ago as saying to the director of LVRJ advertising during a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce business luncheon that he hoped the Review-Journal would “go out of business.”  Gee, I can’t imagine why, can you? l-)

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3 Responses to “Las Vegas Review-Journal: Reid is “the da Vinci of distraction””


  1. Tango says:

    …Pinky Reid has indicated he plans to run for re-election again in Nov 2016. So far, he’s been great impeachment insurance for Barry. I suspect he’d like to have the same role should Hillary get the nod. Those of us who pay attention can readily recall Pinky and Hillary runnin’ around together during her freshman senate term.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Many are still waiting for Reid to be slapped with an ethics violation for using his position in the Senate to slander private citizens (the Koch brothers) or other political figures.

    “Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.”–Proverbs 14:7

  3. Carlos says:

    Reid is a walking mental defect.

    Must be because of his job as a human(?) punching bag in his younger days.

    Anyone with an ounce of intellectual integrity (which leaves out all libs and most “moderates, either party) should realize that the obstructionism in Congress Reid and his savior talk about so freely is Reid himself, with the encouragement and guidance of that selfsame savior.