Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Harry Reid's Hope and Change

As you read the following quote, remember this -- the man speaking is the majority leader of the United States Senate:

Reid suggested that Romney’s decision to withhold tax information would bar him from ever earning Senate confirmation to a Cabinet post. Then, Reid recalled a phone call his office received about a month ago from “a person who had invested with Bain Capital,” according to The Huffington Post.

Reid said the person told him: “Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.”

“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid told HuffPo. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
I got a phone call, too, from a person who gave Harry Reid a campaign contribution. He told me that Harry Reid's mother was a hamster and that his father smelt of elderberries. His father smelt of elderberries! No, do I know that's true? Well, I'm not certain. But obviously Reid can't cover the odor of his father with the copious amounts of Hai Karate that he wears on the floor of the Senate. How would it look?

So here's the question for you -- what's more despicable? The majority leader of the U.S. Senate throwing out baseless charges, or the Washington Post dutifully passing them along? As you think about answering that question, ask yourself this -- how would a conveniently unnamed "investor" in Bain know what Mitt Romney paid on his personal income tax?

And of course there's this charming observation from Mr. Reid:
“Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election,” Reid said. “They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some will have scrambled eggs, some will have oatmeal, their teeth are gone. But these 17 angry old white men will say, ‘Hey, we just bought America. Wasn’t so bad. We still have a whole lot of money left.’”
Actually, "17 angry old white men" would be a good name for a band. I'd also assume that if these also unnamed 17 angry old white men are rich enough to have "bought America," they can afford better dental care than Reid seems to think they have.

The amazing part of all this -- we're only at the beginning of August. Imagine the ugliness to follow.


Anonymous said...

Who on earth does Harry Reid think he is? He personifies the angry old white man.

Clearly any rumor that flies out is fair game. I guess it's time to crank out a commercial showing Barry at a coke party during college. Fair is fair.

Brad said...

"It is one of life’s most pronounced ironies that the senator who represents Vegas is such a dim bulb."

-Dennis Miller, circa June 2007

Brian said...

Much as I dislike Romney, I think Reid is waaaaaay out of line here. Dirty, dirty pool.

Chuckwagon Boy said...

Mark, I love the "Holy Grail" and Hai Karate references! I have not thought about Hai Karate for years! :)