Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid
For several days now I have been fighting the temptation to write about Senator Harry’s Reid’s despicable remarks on the floor of the United States Senate.
After all, he has already been called a “liar,” a “dirty liar,” and a “disgrace.” Jon Stewart called him “a really, really terrible person.” And his remarks have been called “outrageous,” “unfounded,” as well as “reckless and slanderous.”
But the more I read about what he said the clearer it became that the one person who couldn’t care less about what people called him was Harry Reid himself.
Yes, we all know that politics ain’t beanbag and that politicians can make sewer rats look good by comparison. But what kind of person can simply smile when he’s called such vile names? The word psychopath comes to mind.
If some drunk said what Harry Reid said in a bar, who cares? But this is the leader of the Democratic Party in the United States Senate. And he made his remarks not in a bar, but on the floor of the Senate. That takes a really, really special person.
I can understand why, as the political hack that he is, he would want to change the subject from slow growth and high unemployment to Mitt Romney’s tax returns. I can also understand why he’d want to focus attention on anybody but himself since he’s the leader of a party that can’t pass a budget and keeps racking up deficits to the tune of more than $1 trillion a year.
And it’s a safe bet that Harry didn’t come up with this all by himself. He clearly was just the dim-witted front man for the Obama campaign. So far, not one of the president’s top political advisors has renounced Harry Reid’s unsubstantiated comments. And they’ve been given plenty of opportunity.
And shame on the president. You may recall that he’s the one who told us that he was going to change the tone in Washington and to lead us into a post-partisan better place. There’s a lesson here: Never trust a Chicago pol no matter how endearing his phony smile might be. There’s an old saying about how sincerity is the most important element in all relationships — and once you learn how to fake it, you have it made. It’s supposed to be funny; Barack Obama took the line to heart.
Senator Reid says he got his information from an “extremely credible source,” someone who had invested with Bain Capital, the firm Romney once ran. But how would such a person – if he or she even exists – know anything about Mitt Romney’s taxes? Journalists might want to ask Senator Reid about that.
As an editorial in the Wall Street Journal put it: “But without any proof, Mr. Reid’s accusations are a smear from the fever swamps that say more about Mr. Reid’s ethics than they do about Mr. Romney’s taxes.”
But then what should we really expect from Harry Reid. After all, here is a career politician who lives in the Ritz Carlton in Washington and has millions hidden in illegal offshore accounts – money he accrued from pimping prostitutes back home in Nevada.
I know this because “the word’s out” about it. Besides, an “extremely credible source” told me.