Posts Tagged ‘Harry Reid’

Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

November 7, 2014

Deaf, dumb, and blind ideologues have not been swayed in the least by election results and are out spinning like spiders on steroids. President Obama, who told us his policies were on the ballot, totally ignored that in his voter-defying speech, thus, beginning the current spin cycle.

Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of deaf, dumb and blind, wants to remain as minority leader in the House and is trying to convince everyone that election results had nothing to do with her at all. Her spin is that the results were due to poor voter participation, even insinuating that voting obstacles (voter ID?) were the main culprit.

Pelosi’s blind adherence to Obama’s agenda puts her very near the top of a list of reasons for Democrats’ demise. She has been deaf to the public’s wishes for quite some time and the mentioning of a “non-partisan challenge” in her letter to Democrats is surreal coming from her. It would be wise to put her out to pasture but Democrats may be on enough of a self-destructive path to keep her.

Even after acknowledging that Harry Reid was one of the reasons for election losses, most Democrats remaining in the Senate (speaking of self-destruction) want him as minority leader. Reid, who personally blocked everything coming from the House, now says he looks forward to working together with Mitch McConnell, but not working together is a main reason for Democrats losing the Senate.

The always irrational Daily KOS is worriedwe won’t be able to flex our muscles as the true American majority” for the next two years and inferred that the election losses came because the president “s**ts on immigrants”. One is hard-pressed to see how a totally open border, suspending immigration laws, and promising amnesty for illegals could be seen that way. Then, again, believing the “true American majority” holds similar views proves how delusional the Daily KOS is.

The manufactured “war on women” was supposed to bring votes for Democrats but it backfired, bringing votes for Republicans. Treating the American public as being dumb shows how deaf and blind Democrats have become under an Obama administration used to doing whatever it wants. Perhaps they will now wise up, but with Reid and Pelosi still calling the shots, that is highly unlikely.

David J. Hentosh

Yes – This Election Is About Obama

November 3, 2014

Many Democrat candidates now distancing themselves from Obama are trying to say that this election is not about Obama – but it is. How can it not be?

Democrats have unconditionally backed Obama’s agenda. That includes his executive orders, his failing foreign policies, his poor economy, his refusal to enforce the law or take responsibility for failure, his demonizing of FOX News, and his “transformation of America”. They even blindly backed Michelle’s unrealistic lunch program – the one now being dropped like a hot potato.

Many Democrats were elected to office riding the coat tails of the idealistic Obamacare, blindly echoing Obama’s ruse of keeping our health plans and doctors. Criticism of Obama was unabashedly attributed to racism and a “GOP war on women” was manufactured to scare up women’s votes. Democrats bought into it all and cannot now pretend otherwise.

Democrats were eager for power and wanted to “make history” so Obama’s inexperience and personal desire for social engineering was ignored. The mainstream media, predominantly Democrats, invested their journalistic integrity in Obama – and lost. This election is about them, too.

The Democrat House and the Senate were rubber stamps for Obama and when the House became a Republican majority, the Senate under Harry Reid’s dictate blocked everything sent their way, aided by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. This election is about Reid and Pelosi, too.

Obama’s rallying cry of “hope and change” has become “I hope they change” from a majority of the American people believing the country is going in the wrong direction. They are right, but they need to come out and vote in order to begin to change that direction.

Yes, this election is about Obama – and the sycophantic Democrat Party. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

David J. Hentosh

Strouse Toes the Line

October 29, 2014

Kevin Strouse, the challenger to incumbent Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 8th District, spews Democrat Party talking points as well as a grade school student reciting a poem from memory. Not one word sounds like his and not one idea strays from the party line.

What else can be expected from a “carpetbagger” sent by Nancy Pelosi to make a run at Fitzpatrick? Moving to Bucks County from Washington for the sole purpose of challenging Fitzpatrick, Strouse can’t distance himself from the disastrous Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda like many other Democrat candidates. He must toe the Pelosi line.

Pelosi’s choice of Strouse to do her bidding is a transparent, and poor, strategy. John Kerry’s Vietnam veteran status was highly touted in his run for president to appeal to the public’s respect for the military. It failed miserably because the left’s distaste for the military and Kerry’s bashing of the military after coming back from Vietnam could not be hidden.

Strouse, too, is a veteran as was Patrick Murphy before him, and it is getting stale for the Dems to keep using military service as a qualifier for their candidates. It doesn’t work. Also, Strouse’s CIA experience may have been beneficial years ago but today there is too much distrust in government agencies, especially Obama administration intelligence agencies, for it to be any help.

If you want to know what Strouse is running on, listen to a Pelosi/Reid/Obama speech and get it straight from the horse’s mouth. It is definitely time for a change, but not in the 8th District where Fitzpatrick has shown the leadership, experience, and competency sadly lacking at the top. Change needs to come where the Obama rubber stamp rules the day. Vote wisely.

David J. Hentosh

Ridiculous Reid Rhetoric

July 17, 2014

We have an urgent humanitarian crisis occurring at our southern border brought on by a flow of (mostly) children crossing the border illegally. These children are not evading border agents; they are searching them out in order to get amnesty and the benefits an Obama executive order produced. These illegal crossings cannot currently be controlled or stopped by the totally overwhelmed federal agents assigned to the border. What would you call this?

The border is securesaid Harry Reid recently. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” Perhaps both Reid and Heinrich don’t watch TV, read the papers, bother to keep up with current events, or misunderstand the meaning of “secure”. More than likely, they are both just partisan fools forcing an agenda.

Unfortunately, they are not alone. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, another Democrat, wants us to believe that children crossing illegally and handing themselves over to border agents ‘proves’ that the border is secure. This is as inane as Homeland Security telling us the recent deportation of 40 adults and children (over 60,000 children have crossed in the past 9 months) ‘proves’ the White House means business. It only proves that White House business is amnesty.

The definition of “secure” for many Democrats is as strangely nuanced as President Clinton’s definition of “is”. The White House assures us that border security is at an all-time high, citing the money and guards thrown at the problem as proof. Using that criterion, our public education system should be the best the world has ever seen, yet, many kids are graduating high school still unable to read at an 8th grade level.

Money is not the answer and Reid’s ridiculous rhetoric is an insult – and the whole world is laughing.

David J. Hentosh

Huntsman Family Gave Money to Harry Reid’s Campaign?

June 25, 2011

Okay, while you can’t control your family, this gives an indication of Jon Huntsman’s inclinations. From the Las Vegas Sun:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said this week he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney in the GOP Mormon presidential primary, has taken a lot of money from the Huntsman family, and the former Utah governor appointed Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents.

So no wonder Reid said Tuesday, “If I had a choice in that race, I’d choose Huntsman over Romney.”

And if they had a choice – and they did – many members of the newly minted presidential candidate’s family, including his parents, chose Reid in the most important U.S. Senate race in the country last cycle. Indeed, the Huntsmans have long been Reid supporters, although the former governor, who is scheduled to be be in Nevada on Friday, has never given directly to Reid’s Senate campaigns.

But his parents and a couple of his brothers (Peter, James) and some in-laws have. And his Dad even helped the Nevada Democratic Party ($5,000) in 2008. I’m told Reid has known the senior Huntsman since the 1990s and is friendly with the son, too.

Read the rest here. 

Nevada Gets a Partial Health Care Waiver

May 18, 2011

From the Las Vegas Sun:

Nevada got a partial waiver from the health care law — a significant development that Democrats are dismissing as par for the course and Republicans are claiming as a political victory.

The Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that Nevada had secured a statewide waiver from certain implementation requirements of the Obama administration’s health care law, because forcing them through, the department found, “may lead to the destabilization of the individual market.”

The announcement makes Nevada one of only three states to have compliance requirements under the health care bill waived.

Read the rest here.

Reid’s Screed

April 10, 2011

From the Washington Times:

Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor on Thursday to try to explain how congressional Democrats and President Obama could justify opposing a Republican bill to keep government running. “The issue is ideology,” Mr. Reid said. “The United States of America, this great country of ours, shouldn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck,” he puffed in faux indignation. The Nevada senator conveniently ignored the responsibility his party’s deficit-spending binge has had in bringing this great country to the verge of insolvency.

Mr. Reid was right about one thing, but it’s not a talking point that will resonate with American families struggling to make ends meet in the worst economy since the Great Depression. The clash of two divergent ideologies has propelled this epic budget drama. Establishment Republicans – emboldened by pressure from the Tea Party and its insurgency in the 2010 midterms – finally grasp that cash-strapped taxpayers demand fiscal discipline from their elected representatives. Democrats still haven’t gotten the message.

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Who Knew? Poetry “Saves and Creates” Jobs

March 9, 2011

If you haven’t heard the latest from the nut named Harry Reid, he’s now railing on the Republicans because, in an effort to rein in spending, they want to do away with such “job-creating” programs as National Public Radio, the National Endowment of the Humanities and National Endowment of the Arts.

And by doing such, they would do away with such valuable job creators (and apparently people creators) as a northern Nevada “Cowboy Poetry Festival.” According to Senator Reid:

“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting,” said Reid in a floor speech. “It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

Read the story at the Washington Examiner.

Note to Senator Reid, if the Cowboy Poetry Festival is such a great draw, I’ll bet the folks in northern Nevada will run it without government funding.

In the spirit of bipartisanship, here’s my entry for the Cowboy Poetry Festival:

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue,

Senator Harry Reid, Hasn’t a Clue.

Where do I collect my prize?

aln

Reid Finally Reads Health Care Bill

August 10, 2010

From The New Ledger

…a letter from Majority Leader Harry Reid to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius sent on July 21st…seems to indicate that Reid has finally read the health care bill, and after discovering it hurts Nevada hospitals more than it helps them, is complaining to the administration.

Read the story here: Harry Reid Reads Bill

Reid and Obama are Tied Together

July 10, 2010

For better or for worse, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and President Obama are tied together. This November, we will see if the pair can survive the mid-term elections. Obama was in Nevada Thursday night campaigning hard for Reid and it is debatable whether this was good or bad for either of them.

Obama’s agenda has depended heavily on Reid’s backing and Reid has been a more-than-willing supporter. In fact, it has been very difficult to distinguish who’s agenda is really in play, and many believe it is actually Reid (along with Pelosi) running the show. Either way, they are dependent on each other.

Many Democrats are beginning to show uneasiness about having Obama campaign for them because of Obama’s low (though stable) popular opinion poll numbers. The country is beginning to sour on Obama and many Democrats seeking election are trying to distance themselves from him. Reid needs all the help he can get and it is impossible for him to distance himself. He can do nothing but quietly accept Obama’s kiss of death if, indeed, that’s what it is.

If Reid loses his bid for re-election, Obama will be set adrift to navigate turbulent political waters by himself. He is not used to sailing on his own and his glowing inexperience will become even more evident. A loss for Reid could very well mark the beginning of a lame duck term for Obama where he ineffectively awaits removal from office in 2012.

If Reid is successful, we can expect more of Obama/Reid’s progressive agenda to be rammed through Congress. It would probably bolster confidence and increase the arrogance which they have already been displaying.

Nevada’s election is of the utmost importance this coming November. Removing Reid could be synonymous with stopping Obama’s runaway administration. At the very least it could severely limit an agenda that does not sit well with the majority of the American people. Perhaps it would even help bring back the once prominent idea of “The Common Good”.

David J. Hentosh