Monday, November 07, 2016

Countin' 'em down

On my radio program Sunday, I noted there will be one indisputably positive outcome after Tuesday's election day (other than the ceasing of constant political ads of course). That is the leader of the Senate Democrats, Harry Reid, will not be reelected. Yes, the most despicable demagogue in Washington D.C. over the past decade-plus (and that's saying something) announced last year he will not seek reelection in 2016.

As such, I took the final few segments of my show Sunday to list, in my view, the Top 10 most despicable and hack-tastic moments of Harry Reid's tenure as leader of the Senate Democrats (he was minority leader 2005-2007 as well as 2015-present; majority leader 2007-2015).

Here they are:

10.) Reid looks down his nose (literally) at Americans who tour Capitol Hill.

 9.) Hypocritical Harry believed the potential for the GOP Senate majority using the "nuclear option" in 2005 was a borderline abomination; He did a complete 180 on the issue in 2013.

 8.) One of his many instances of "McCarthyism," Reid accuses Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder of bribery.

 7.) For those American citizens who have endured issues with the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)? Reid believes you are lying ( Gail Dunker was not available for comment ).

 6.) Mangled the context of radio host Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding individuals lying about their military service then took credit for Limbaugh using the controversy to raise money for charity.

 5.) When GOP Senator Arlen Specter agreed in 2009 to change his party affiliation from a Republican to a Democrat, Majority Leader Reid promised him he would retain his seniority when it came to committee assignments. Reid reneged.

 4.) From the millisecond Reid took over as majority leader in 2007, he declared the Iraq war as "lost." Upon President Bush changing course and thus ordering a "surge" of troops into the most unstable regions, Reid dubbed such an operation a failure before the full complement of troops were on the ground.

 3.) Reid the racist. It was revealed in the 2010 book Game Change that Reid talked about then 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama as being electable since he's "light-skinned" and has "no negro dialect." Then at a 2014 meeting with Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, Reid indicated he had trouble keeping his "Wongs straight."

 2.) Reid has a serious "Koch problem."


**drum roll**

 1.) In perhaps the most egregious example of Reid's McCarthy-istic tendencies, he accused then GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not having paid taxes for 10 years. A couple of years later, Reid seemed to be proud of his having possibly played a role in hurting Romney's electoral chances.


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