Harry Reid is simply a contemptible human being.
I won’t belabor Reid’s initial quote about the Koch brothers, as it has already been oft-repeated by now. Let’s instead take a look at Reid himself.
The following exchange (below) on MSNBC was particularly intriguing, ’cause when even they admit a prominent progressive has crossed the line, that individual is pretty much sunk:
Harry Reid has long been a pathetic weasel of a man, and he’s become increasingly more weasel-ish. For a government official to use the power of his publicly elected position to vilify two private citizens is, to me, far more un-American than anything these men could ever dream of doing.
What’s more, the Kochs are hardly the demonic right-wing caricatures which they’re purported to be by the Left:
(via the National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke): “…even the lightest of research reveals them to be in favor of gay marriage, of drug legalization, of reforming and expanding the immigration system, of withdrawing troops from the Middle East, of cutting defense spending, of curbing the NSA’s overreach, and of helping to balance the budget by raising (some) taxes — all of which, it presumably doesn’t need spelling out, are positions that the Democratic party purports to support.
Among the “shadowy” groups to which the Kochs have contributed are the ACLU (which received $20 million from the duo to support its work against the PATRIOT Act), a variety of cancer-research foundations, and a wide range of museums, musical venues, and art galleries…”
Yeah, they’re monsters.
Reid’s real motivation for making this particular charge at this particular time is less about the Kochs and far more about himself. His comments last week infuriated a wide swath of people, including many of his own party’s constituents.
So what’s a demagogue to do when his own demagoguery backfires on him? Easy: pick another target to take the “heat” off of you, making sure it’s one which you know will automatically appeal to your base.
Voilà! I give you the Koch Brothers, already a major subject of the Left’s worst fever dreams.
But don’t allow Reid’s habitual cravenness to distract you from the very subject he seeks to avoid: him. So as a service to anyone who has forgotten some of the many, many, many offensive, ridiculous or just plain hateful things Senator Reid has uttered, I offer you:
And finally this:
Please kick this man out of the Majority Leader’s chair in November, gang: that would be one of the MOST “American” actions I could imagine.