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!
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.
In one of the toughest defeats of President Obama´s political career, the Senate this week sank a piece of gun control legislation that the White House had been laboring over for months. As the post-mortems of the loss begin, some have questioned if gun control got bogged down with the president´s ongoing struggle to effectively operate the levers of power in Washington. Culprits for the bill´s demise are plenty — from gutless Senate moderates, to inflexible pro-gun conservatives, to a brazen gun lobby that waged an aggressive, and sometimes misleading, campaign to defeat the legislation.
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.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, famous as the jurist who kept silent on the bench for seven years, has a lot to say. Thomas, on the court since 1991, visited Duquesne University on Tuesday afternoon and talked freely with law school Dean Ken Gormley and 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hardiman (snip) Thomas, 64, known as one of the court´s most conservative justices, surprised some when he spoke of his sentiments as a young lawyer who voted for Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern
Five centuries before Christ, Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War,” which teaches enduring principles of combat: Position troops so the enemy must face the sun. If an enemy leaves a door open, rush through. If outnumbered, retreat. The book by the ancient Chinese general and military strategist is well-known among those in the military and in the business world. Its underlying theme was the axiom, “All warfare is based on deception.” It is through this lens that Americans and others must view the situation with young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
President Obama has built a reputation for going around the traditional White House press corps in favor of so-called soft media, taking his message to “The View”, ESPN and friendly local radio, among other general-entertainment outlets. Who can forget these hard-hitting questions Obama was asked by a New Mexico radio station last August: “What’s your favorite song to work out to?” “If you had a superpower, what would it be?” But senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer scoffed at the suggestion that the White House is deliberately avoiding tough questions.
During the Great Depression, some 1.3 million Americans—epitomized by the Joad family in John Steinbeck´s "The Grapes of Wrath"—flocked to California from the heartland. To keep out the so-called Okies, the state enacted a law barring indigent migrants (the law was later declared unconstitutional). Los Angeles even set up a border patrol on the city limits. Soon the state may need to build a fence to keep latter-day Joads from leaving. Over the past two decades, a net 3.4 million people have moved out of California for other states.
Shia LaBeouf abruptly exited his Broadway debut, “Orphans,” following apparent disagreements with his hot-tempered co-star Alec Baldwin that made them “incompatible.” Producers announced that LaBeouf parted ways with the show after just a week of rehearsals due to “creative differences,” even though the play’s scheduled to begin previews March 19. But last night LaBeouf, 26, posted e-mail exchanges on Twitter revealing divisions between him and bombastic Baldwin.
Wisconsin is known for many things, such as our friendly disposition, impeccable beer and cheeses and, of course, our Green Bay Packers. Since I´ve taken office, we´ve gained national recognition for the proven results of our fiscal and economic reforms. We took a principled stand, confronted our shortcomings and transformed them into real solutions. We´re turning things around and heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, the national outlook isn´t as bright. With growing debt and deficit without a clear solution, the problems we face as a nation are daunting.
Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
The former commander of special operations in Northern Africa told a closed-door briefing today that he was largely detached from events the night of the Benghazi attack as he was traveling at the time. The testimony of Col. George H. Bristol, USMC, Former Commander, Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Africa, had been eagerly anticipated by members of Congress. Originally, lawmakers had been told by the Defense Department that he had retired — the actual date is Aug. 1, an “administrative error” according to the Pentagon — and that they didn’t have
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
Serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s wife partly blamed herself last year when her horndog husband confessed to her that he was at it again. Friends and family told People magazine that Huma Abedin was kicking herself at the time for bailing out of couples counseling and focusing more on their newborn baby boy. But, thanks to a new round of joint therapy that continues even now, the couple was able to put the relapse behind them. “They really became a unit, and she feels much closer to Anthony now,” a relative told the magazine. That’s a long way from how Abedin
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”