Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's scathing attacks on everything from Mitt Romney’s personal integrity to his devotion to his faith won't be going away for one simple reason, people close to the Democrat say: Reid personally, deeply loathes Mitt Romney. Reid, a fellow Mormon and one-time boxer who has never been known as much of an orator, has emerged unexpectedly this year as the Democrats' most effective attack dog, doing particular damage to Romney with questions and innuendo about his personal tax returns. With the election approaching fast, the Nevada senator seems to be looking for new excuses
Comments: Reid does this on his own is said further down. No Dim does anything on his/her own... except maybe Uncle Joe Biden.
well, H. Reid really practices his religion well, doesn't he. He lies about another man's taxes and is found to be a liar. He attacks another man's character and tries to bring shame agaainst Romeny and his entire family. Reid is a very small, little, pathetic human being. He should crawl back into a very deep hole.
So he had a really bad youth and learned some bad habits in order to survive. But after he attained some success he never seems to have helped others, just went for more and more power and riches. He's become a worm instead of a statesman and it shows.
What Harry comes up with is ludicrous and close to sheer delusion. Harry's own past is rife with shady real estate and mobster dealings, and his base in Las Vegas was founded during his stint as Gaming Commissioner for the State of Nevada in the early 1980's. Later, he deflected criticism of the large degree of financial support he got from Jack Abramoff, by branding the financial shenanigans of that rascal as a "Republican scandal", after he collected the benefit.
"Two-faced" does not begin to describe the calumny and scorn "Dingy Harry" heaps upon those whom he has declared "enemies".
Mobsters are ON FBI TAPE referring to their corrupt connection Harry Reid --- aka --- "Mr. Cleanface" or "Mr. Gillette" (then chair of the Nevada gaming commission) as their ticket to avoid prosecution.
Specifically, mobster Joe Agosto funneled mob money to Reid via mafia lawyer Oscar Goodman.
The Carter adminstration --- after being heavily lobbied by Nevada Democrats --- declined to prosecute, but everyone involved knows Reid was on the take.
Reid is the dirtiest of scum, protecting murderers, drug dealers, and pimps, and he knows it.
Harry Reid is a liar and likely a crook! He knows that a Romney victory would draw enough GOP senate candidates along to dump him from his Majority Leader throne and he loves the power he has and the opportunity to help his friends and btw himself.
Harry Reid has sullied the senate. He is basically a wicked crook who has used his position to enrich himself. He along with Obama and Pelosi have done more harm to this country then anyone else in the last 50 years. He will go down in history as a terrible person. I hope the republicans take the senate and turn off his hatful microphone.
Evil hates good. The cheap hate the generous. liberals hate conservatives. Harry Reid compares himself to Mitt Romney and in every respect sees himself coming up short. Harry is simply not much of a man, and what there is of him, is small minded, mean spirited, and despicable. a caricature of a human being. I think that answers the question.
Possibly Mr Reid is jealous of Mr Romney. While Mr Reid was involved in shady land deals prior to coming to Congress, Mr Romney was doing charitable work for his church. Mr Romney is moral and ethical, unlike Mr Reid.
I wish they would quit referring to Harry as an ex-boxer. Is that supposed to give him gravitas or something? I have looked for any kind of boxing record for this mean little man and have found nothing. He doesn't list anything that I can find anywhere.
Harry claims he was an "amateur" boxer. That is pretty vague. What does THAT mean? For all we know he worked in a warehouse and packed things in boxes. Does anyone have more info?
I suspect Harry is an imposter. He was the loser that made up his accomplishments out of thin air.
I'd like to see him and Mitt in the ring together.
FTA: "He [Reid] told them Romney had “sullied” their faith, and insisted, “he is not the face of Mormonism.”
No matter how old I get, I continue to be amazed by so-called Christians who rage and sputter about someone else's percieved failings, when they themselves are so palpably motivated by hate. It must be exhausting to be Harry Reid, so bitter and resentful all the time. The green-eyed monster truly has him by the short hairs. Let's try something. Let's pray for him to reconcile with Mitt.
I believe Mormons will withstand any scrutiny of their concern for the poverty-stricken. (I'm Mormon, and am putting in a 4-hour shift at the cannery this very afternoon.)
Here's some Mormon doctrine regarding welfare:
... I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants. (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:26. It's important to note that the advice is addressed to "every man," not to a collectivist group.)
Here's some more: Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer. (Doctrine and Covenants 42:42 I don't think Harry Reid has gotten that far yet.)
Last time I looked the LDS Church still believed in the 10 Commandments. Somebody should remind that sanctimoneous craven little creep Reid to take another look at the one that says "Thou shall not bear false witness". Which is exactly what he has been doing for the past several months when he unloads totally unsubstantiated comments about Romney supposedly not paying his taxes for ten years. By the way, I hear that Harry is a convicted pedophile. Prove that you're not Dingey Harry!
Can we, before our L-Tryptophan coma commences, vow to abandon all attempts to festoon Obamacare with ridiculous historical metaphors? The damn law is big, with a regulatory heft now in excess of 20,000 pages. But even this governmental behemoth groans under the weight of metaphorical ornaments both daft and dull. Obamacare is not Katrina, not in fact or political impact. Obamacare is not Iraq, not in its human or material cost or in the reckless misuse of a commander in chief´s most sacred obligations of truth, judgment, and management. Obamacare is not the Bay of Pigs, not in concept, execution, or
In trying to assess the the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicted truths emerge for me. The first is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman should not have been convicted of second degree murder or manslaughter. The second is that the killing of Trayvon Martin is a profound injustice. In examining the first conclusion, I think it´s important to take a very hard look at the qualifications allowed for aggressors by Florida´s self-defense statute: Use of force by aggressor.
Sometimes when you’re writing part of a column you keep getting close to the meaning of what you want to say but you don’t quite get there, the full formulation of the idea eludes you. Then two days later, relaxing in conversation with friends, the thought comes to you whole, and you think: That’s what I meant to say. That’s what I was trying to get. This week I had one of those moments.
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I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little girl. But the tears ran. My throat hurt as I tried to suppress the guttural cries I wanted to cry there in the mud.
Pat Toomey obviously isn´t flummoxed by basic arithmetic. The Republican Pennsylvania senator is proving that as he and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., attempt to modestly modify requirements for criminal background checks on gun purchases. The two senators, both gun-rights advocates, are pushing legislation that would require such checks for all gun show and Internet sales. Toomey is being labeled a Judas in conservative circles for backing what is being described incorrectly as a gun control bill. It is not.
Kermit Gosnell, a Pennsylvania abortion doctor, is on trial for a lurid series of lurid crimes at his clinic. I can´t bring myself to describe them, so I´ll let Kirsten Powers do it. Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven´t heard about these sickening accusations? It´s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in