Posts Tagged ‘Senator Harry Reid’

Democrats Running on Excuses

February 19, 2014

In spite of MSNBC’s biased campaign to make “Bridgegate” a momentous issue, polls continue to show that unemployment remains the most important issue for voters. Unless there is a miraculous economic recovery in the next six months, Democrats will have nothing but excuses to campaign on for November’s elections.

Obamacare has been a disaster and many Democrats are trying to distance themselves from it, however, its negative impact on jobs can’t be avoided. After a CBO report estimated a 2 million job loss by 2017 due to Obamacare, panic forced Democrat’s to say that losing jobs “empowers” people to make choices about their lives.

Harry Reid put out the foolish talking point that “…It allows people to get out of a job they’re locked into”. It is an insult to those losing a job to be told they should now feel “empowered” because they are no longer “locked” into gainful employment. Perhaps, they should use this “empowerment” in the voting booth come November.

The CBO report validated the “racist, Obama-hating” predictions that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will create a disincentive to work and force many to work fewer hours due to part-time jobs replacing full-time jobs. This, too, brought out a panicky excuse that it will provide more choices, particularly the choice to “not work”. This is so lame it is embarrassing just to hear it.

Speaking of embarrassing, Secretary of State John Kerry is desperately trying to turn voters’ attention away from the poor economy by stirring up fear over man-made “climate change”, once called “global warming” until that began unravelling. He called it our greatest terror threat but he’s going to need excuses for all the failed, dire predictions and contrary data before anyone buys his Al Gore impersonation.

From Chris Matthews blaming the sun for a poor Obama speech to Sebelius blaming arcane insurance terminology for Spanish translation mistakes, excuses are becoming the Democrat platform in the face of administration failure. There will certainly be more as November approaches, but there will be no excuse for the silent majority if they sit home and allow this farce to continue. That would simply be a disaster.

David J. Hentosh

Was Harry Reid’s Re-election a fraud?

November 16, 2010

From the Canada Free Press

Harry won his hometown, Searchlight, Nevada by a whopping 3 votes…Sharon Angle’s attorney, Cleta Mitchell has filed a complaint with the Justice Department alleging voter intimidation on behalf of the Reid campaign…She noted in a letter to the Las Vagas Sun, that the Democrats and their cronies are up to their same old tricks, of trying to manipulate the election in hopes of skewing the results in their favor. “Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic allies such as teachers’ unions are offering gift cards in return for a vote for Reid”…Attorney Mitchell said that “what Harry Reid was doing is clearly illegal”…

A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between Clark County and SEIU Local 1107 puts the union in charge of servicing all voting machines…Given that SEIU Local 1107 technicians run Clark County voting machines, any glitches in the end must be the responsibility of these workers. And these glitches appear to have been more than an accident…during early balloting, for example, a number of voters in Boulder City complained Reid’s name already was checked.

Read the rest here:  Ballot Fraud

DJH

Reid’s Racist Ramblings

August 11, 2010

While campaigning recently, Senator Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican”. If that isn’t a racist comment, or at least a race-baiting comment, the definition of racism needs comprehensive reform. In fact, it actually does need reforming because so much rhetoric like this goes on with no backlash.

The identity politics that Reid is espousing is a big reason that the “post-racial” presidency Obama was sure to bring has come and gone. The continual and unfounded accusations of racism against conservatives have divided the country and now Reid wishes to fragment it even further along racial lines.

It has been a progressive strategy to link racism with everything, particularly immigration reform. As Senate majority leader, Reid sets the tone and his latest comments are a disturbing example of the direction he is leading his party. He often rivals Vice President Biden’s propensity for putting his foot in his mouth, but this comment was no gaffe. It is a deliberate talking point being issued for all Democrats to echo.

It is already an oft-repeated myth that Republicans hate poor people and black people. The illegal immigration issue has progressives lumping Hispanics into that myth for political leverage. The damage this is doing to the country seems to be of little concern. Perhaps one could say that Democrats hate this country. There certainly are enough examples from the highest political ranks of that party to warrant another stupid myth.

David J. Hentosh

Polls Show Democrat Weakness

July 13, 2010

The latest polls are indicating that Democrats may be losing ground with the American people. It starts at the top with confidence in Obama hitting an all time low where six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country. This may be trickling down to Democrat candidates.

In much-watched California, Meg Whitman is leading Jerry Brown in the race for governor. In a poll conducted by SurveyUSA, Whitman’s lead is 46% to 39%. Although some of that lead may be attributed to Brown’s delay in starting his campaign full swing, it remains a positive sign for Whitman and a concern for Brown.

In that same poll, Carly Fiorina leads the three-term incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer 47%-45% in California.  Fiorina’s attempts to align herself with the Tea Party movement were expected to be a detriment to her chances, but she has been steadily gaining on entrenched Barbara (“Don’t Call me Ma’am”) Boxer and is now running neck and neck. Boxer has long been considered unbeatable, but that is now in doubt.

In Nevada, incumbent Senator Harry Reid (D), considered more beatable than Boxer, is polling slightly behind Republican Sharron Angle. Reid’s dislike of Arizona’s immigration law may help him with Latino voters who make up approximately 12 percent of Nevada’s electorate, but the majority of Nevada’s voters favor the Arizona law. It remains to be seen whether Obama’s recent campaign visit for Reed will be a plus or minus. With his dwindling public confidence, Obama may not be much help.

November is still four months away and many campaign strategies hold back the big guns until closer to the election. However, the increasing lack of public confidence in Obama and Congress weakens incumbents and there is little on the horizon that looks to be a positive boost. Perhaps we will get the “change” we deserve.

David J. Hentosh

NRA Endorsing Harry Reid? Are You Kidding Me?

July 5, 2010

From the PhiladelphiaExaminer.com:

Following NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s endorsement of extremist Leftwing Democrat Harry Reid in Nevada, the organization has been embroiled in a controversy that threatens its credibility and relevance.

NRA members by the hundreds, if not thousands, have expressed outrage that the organization’s leading spokesman would go out of his way to extol the virtues of Reid at a time when the nation faces its most dire Constitutional crisis since the Civil War.

And now, the controversy has flared  up again as organization insiders report that the NRA itself, in addition to LaPierre, will endorse Reid over patriot Sharron Angle, the Tea Party favorite, in the race for the U.S. Senate in Nevada.

Conservative Examiner reported previously that Wayne LaPierre’s endorsement of Reid is a signal that the NRA as an organization is on the same page.  And unless NRA members inundate the central offices of the organization to protest the pending endorsement, then the thing is a done deal.

Read the rest here: NRA Controversy Flares Up Again Over Harry Reid

Harry Reid vs. Tea Party

June 9, 2010

Harry Reid is going to run for re-election against a challenger in Nevada his team spent a lot of effort helping to win the GOP nomination. It seems that Harry can’t defend his record or improve his dismal public approval ratings, so he’s playing the political game from another aspect. He feels that the Tea Party candidate, Sharron Angle, is a weak candidate and he plans to run a negative campaign against her.

Reid’s camp says that Angle’s “dangerous ideas are wrong for Nevada”, but Nevada finds itself in hot water under Reid’s leadership as does the country. High unemployment and foreclosures plague the state along with illegal immigration problems. Reid has been part of the problem and he cannot distance himself from the state’s ills so he must tear down his opponent rather than boast of his own accomplishments.

It will be interesting to see how this election plays out in Nevada where a Reid “dynasty” could become a reality since his son, Rory, won the Democratic nomination for governor. Running against a Tea Party candidate will bring national attention to this race as well as legitimacy to the Tea Party Movement’s ability to challenge an entrenched incumbent – and, unfortunately, Reid is fully entrenched.

The mood of the country has been turning against negative campaigns, mud-slinging, and politics-as-usual, so Reid’s campaign strategy may backfire badly. The “change” that was promised under Obama/Reid has not materialized to be the panacea it was promised to be and Nevada is in desperate need of a “change”. Removing Reid would be a welcome breath of fresh air in a state that is suffering from stale politics. It wouldn’t hurt the country, either, to see him gone.

David J. Hentosh

Harry Reid’s Fantasy World

April 7, 2010

If what Harry Reid says is nothing more than political spin and rhetoric, it can be easily dismissed. However, progressives such as Harry live in denial and, therefore, often believe what they say is true regardless of facts. It certainly seems that Harry is living in a fantasy world.

Regarding the passage of the health care bill, Harry told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that “…everybody acknowledges with rare exception that what we did was terrific…. Even the Republicans have changed their tone” (http://tinyurl.com/ydztu7l). Concerning his re-election campaign for senator in Nevada, Harry said “We’re doing fine. The polls are fine”.

According to the latest Rasmussen poll (http://tinyurl.com/yecmynw), Harry is trailing three likely Republican challengers, two of them by more than 10%, and only 23% of the people have a favorable opinion of Harry. The poll also found that 62% of Nevada’s voters support repealing the recently passed health care law. That certainly doesn’t back up Harry’s understanding of the current situation.

Since the poll also revealed that 50% believe the average Tea Party member has a better understanding of America’s problems than the average member of Congress, it is not surprising that Harry seems out of touch with reality. The problem is that Harry and other progressives are working hard and fast to transform America into an idealistic notion that is at odds with reality and they have convinced themselves they are right.

It is hopeful that the upcoming elections will begin to eradicate Harry Reid’s fantasy world and bring Congress back into reality. Allowing that fantasy world to expand like a bubble will only make the eventual burst more catastrophic.

David J. Hentosh

Tea Party Protest Goes to Reid’s Hometown in Nevada – from CNN

March 27, 2010

(CNN) — Caravans of Tea Party activists will roll into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown in rural Nevada on Saturday to rally for his defeat in November.

The entire story can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ylpa48m

Why the Health-Care Bills Are Unconstitutional

January 2, 2010

Senator Orrin Hatch, J. Kenneth Blackwell, a senior fellow with the Family Research Council and professor at Liberty University School of Law, and Kenneth A. Klukowski, fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union, joined to write an article in the January 2, 2010 Wall Street Journal titled Why the Health-Care Bills are Unconstitutional.  It begins:

President Obama’s health-care bill is now moving toward final passage. The policy issues may be coming to an end, but the legal issues are certain to continue because key provisions of this dangerous legislation are unconstitutional. Legally speaking, this legislation creates a target-rich environment. We will focus on three of its more glaring constitutional defects.

First, the Constitution does not give Congress the power to require that Americans purchase health insurance. Congress must be able to point to at least one of its powers listed in the Constitution as the basis of any legislation it passes. None of those powers justifies the individual insurance mandate. Congress’s powers to tax and spend do not apply because the mandate neither taxes nor spends. The only other option is Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce.

Congress has many times stretched this power to the breaking point, exceeding even the expanded version of the commerce power established by the Supreme Court since the Great Depression. It is one thing, however, for Congress to regulate economic activity in which individuals choose to engage; it is another to require that individuals engage in such activity. That is not a difference in degree, but instead a difference in kind. It is a line that Congress has never crossed and the courts have never sanctioned.

The rest of the article is here, but the last paragraph is worth considering, even if you don’t read the entire article.  (And to those who think the proposed health care reform is a good thing, take special note.)

America’s founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and that the states have an independent sovereign place in our system of government. The Obama/Reid/Pelosi legislation to take control of the American health-care system is the most sweeping and intrusive federal program ever devised. If the federal government can do this, then it can do anything, and the limits on government power that our liberty requires will be more myth than reality.


Harry’s Death “Crisis”

December 22, 2009

Senator Harry Reid said: “…What is really killing more and more Americans every day are complications of our health care system… an American dies from lack of health insurance every 10 minutes…” (http://tinyurl.com/ye3ltkz).This exaggeration and unsubstantiated fact appeals to his political base by bashing the country and scaring the American people into believing there is a death “crisis”. Disease and illness kill people, not lack of health insurance.

Those who have so-called “Cadillac” health care plans are dying and people in countries with “free” health care are dying. In fact, some in those countries are dying while sitting on waiting lists for long periods of time to see “free” doctors or specialists. Some are dying because they have government-provided insurance that depleted and overburdened their medical system.

Reid doesn’t pontificate on how many people will die from now until the year 2013 when his health plan finally begins kicking in. He doesn’t want people to know that his rush-to-pass will not help one uninsured person for the next three to four years but will almost immediately begin raising costs for taxpayers. This fact would not help produce the smokescreen he needs to sneak into history.

If Harry truly believes someone dies every 10 minutes from lack of health insurance, there will be over 160,000 deaths in the next three years because his plan doesn’t address the “crisis” he assures us we are in. There will be a deep disappointment in those who fell for Harry’s propaganda spiel. Maybe then he will get his rightful place in history but it certainly won’t be the place he expected.

David J. Hentosh