Yesterday, I highlighted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s asinine assertion that the damage and devastation of Hurricane Sandy dwarfed that of Hurricane Katrina. His comment spoke for itself, wrong according to facts and common sense. But instead of letting Reid’s nonsense speak for itself, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, a Republican, chose to turn the non-issue into a political debate and happily took the low road.
“Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents,” Vitter tweeted Monday.
Seriously? Reid makes a ridiculous comment like that and your best retort is that he’s “an idiot”?
Don’t get me wrong — I thoroughly believe Harry Reid is an idiot. But I also believe that resorting to name-calling isn’t exactly the best way to win over hearts and minds. The moment you resort to childish name-calling is the moment you concede your point. Stick to the facts to win the debate and people will see for themselves who’s the real idiot.