WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference on the government shutdown October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the fourth day of the government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse over funding the federal government. Also pictured are Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Credit: Getty Images
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While Harry Reid hasn’t apparently killed anyone, he is doing his best to kill and destroy our country.
Programming Note: Pat Gray had more to say on why Sen. Reid is the "worst living person on the planet" on Glenn Beck's radio program Thursday. See the complete segment HERE.
Sen. Harry Reid is the worst living human being on this planet today. I think it’s time that someone finally acknowledges it.
Now, I realize that’s quite a statement to make, given the fact that Robert Mugabe continues to draw breath. Not to mention Kim Jung Un. And yes, you could also make a case that Vlad Putin isn't one of Earth's nicer creatures. Still, bear with me for a minute as I lay out some of the evidence.
Let me start with Harry’s most recent example of hideousness. It’s one thing to slander a politician, it’s quite another to defame an innocent private citizen as Reid has been doing lately.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press conference on the government shutdown October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images
Reid has asserted that the stories of Americans who lost coverage, or had to pay more, or had to find new doctors under the Affordable Care Act are all lies. Even for Harry Reid, that’s absolutely preposterous. No one has lost coverage, had to pay more or find new doctors under Obamacare? Really?
Harry, it’s been amazingly well documented, even by your allies in the media.
The group Americans For Prosperity, an organization that receives some of their funding from the Charles and David Koch brothers, has been running ads with people adversely affected by Obamacare. By the way, according to Harry Reid, the Koch brothers are apparently evil incarnate for spending money on political ads, but George Soros is a hero. So is Warren Buffet. AFP is a horrific organization, but the Labor Unions, the Tides Foundation and the Center For American Progress are perfect. Just a quick reminder.
Anyway, from the Senate floor, Reid called all of the ads that are being run, lies. Every one of the ads that AFP had run, were lies? Obviously then, not just the Koch brothers you despise, but all of the people in those ads, were liars?
Later that day however, he returned to the floor, and said: “I can’t say that every one of the Koch brothers’ ads are a lie, but I’ll say this ... the vast, vast majority of them are.”
OK, you can’t say every one of them, because you had no idea what you were talking about, but you can say, the “vast, vast majority?” Sure, that makes sense, if you’re the worst living human on the planet today.
After walking back his original, ridiculous, comments, Reid focused on one woman’s story in particular.
Julie Boonstra was diagnosed five years ago with leukemia, and was given a 20 percent chance at survival. She found a doctor and a health plan she liked, but was cancelled due to Obamacare. In the ad Julie says that now, the “out-of-pocket” costs are so high, “it’s unaffordable.” She adds that if she can’t get her medication she’ll die.
In attacking this as a lie, Reid is attacking Julie Boonstra. Julie says she believed the President when he said, “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” Not true. She was cancelled, in the midst of a serious health crisis. The last thing in the world she needs now is the U.S. Senate Majority Leader calling her a liar from the Senate floor.
At issue is that her old plan had a higher premium but no out of pocket costs. The Obamacare premiums are significantly lower, but there’s an 80/20 split on out-of-pocket expenses. She had the old premiums budgeted, but the uncertainty of the out-of-pocket costs under the new plan, which could possibly hit all at once, maybe up to $6,300, has her worried that she won’t be able to afford it.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill, September 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images
Where’s the lie in that story? Does Harry know Julie’s financial and health situation better than she does? Of course not, but he hates the Koch brothers so much, he doesn’t care about the lies he’s telling or the collateral damage being done.
Then there was the Presidential campaign in 2012, and his proven lies and outrageous attacks on Mitt Romney. For the unaware, both Reid and Romney are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (as am I), whose members are commonly referred to as “Mormons” or “LDS.”
After Romney made his infamous 47 percent remark at a private fundraiser, Reid had the giblets to claim that Romney had “sullied” our faith with that remark.
Now, we can debate all over again what Romney meant by all of that, but there’s no point, it’s all been hashed and rehashed. The point is, who is Harry Reid to make such an allegation?
I don’t speak for the Church any more than Harry Reid does, but check the voting records in Utah, along with all the surveys showing just how conservative most Mormons are, and believe me, the vast majority in this faith wonder how Harry Reid can reconcile his ideology with his faith, not Mitt Romney.
Harry Reid is a man who claims to be pro-life, yet in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 he received 100 percent ratings from the radical abortion activist group, NARAL Pro-Choice America. Now, his rating with NARAL has fluctuated over the years, but that’s at least six years of perfect scores with this fanatical abortion organization.
Now, if you really are pro-life, shouldn’t you always get a zero percent rating from an organization like NARAL? His NARAL rating last year was still a healthy 70 percent. For context, Sen. Dean Heller, also of Nevada and Republican, received a zero percent rating from NARAL.
Also Reid's last three Planned Parenthood Action Center ratings have been 83, 89 and most recently, 88 percent. Really Harry? You’re pro-life? How is that possible? How can you be pro-life but vote with the interests of those groups so often? And that’s just one issue of concern, there are many.
As for his political attacks on Romney, because he’s the worst living human, he actually insinuated that Romney’s dead father, George, would be ashamed of him.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, stands on the floor with Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin on the floor before President Barack Obama spoke about healthcare reform before a joint session of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, pool)
“His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” Reid said in reference to George Romney’s decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968. I’m sorry, is it fair game now to use the deceased relatives of a political opponent to disparage them? Despicable? You bet.
Mitt Romney had released a few years’ worth of tax returns. Democrats like Reid wanted to see 10 or 20 years’ worth of records so that they could use his wealth to attack him and create more class warfare. Romney knew that, and refused to participate. He had done what the law requires, and more, he wasn’t going to play that game.
But Reid didn’t stop there. Being the worst living person he is, he said that he’d received “a phone call in his office about a month ago, from a person who had invested with Bain Capital.” What did that “Bain Capital investor” have to say?
First of all Harry, did it occur to you that just some investor in Bain wouldn’t have any idea whether Romney had paid his taxes? Did you challenge him about how he knew such a thing? Was that investor also Romney’s tax preparer? Are we still in America, does Mitt Romney have a right to face his accuser? No, here’s how Harry summed up that “conversation.”
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid told Huffington Post. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
How would it look? Well, it looks like you are throwing out specious, unsubstantiated charges for political reasons because you’re the worst living human being on this planet, that’s how it looks, Harry.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) listens as Sen. Dick Durbin answers questions on the progress of the economic stimulus pacakge at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Politifact took on Reid’s claim and quickly dismissed it as a “pants on fire” lie. The phone call Harry received in his office was garbage. It wasn’t true. Romney paid his taxes. Whether or not someone actually called Harry Reid “in his office,” which I sincerely doubt, doesn’t matter, the story was a lie. But Harry didn’t let that bother him. He took to the Senate floor and doubled down on the lie.
“So, the word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t,” Reid said. “We already know from one partial tax return that he gave us, he has money hidden in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and a Swiss banking account. Mitt Romney makes more money in a single day than the average middle-class family makes in two years or more.”
Wow. The word’s out so “let him prove that he has paid taxes?” Harry, you are the one who put the word out. And if I’m not mistaken, you made the allegation of guilt, it’s up to you to prove it, not the other way around.
[sharequote align="center"]This is still America, right? Innocent until proven guilty? Not in Harry Reid’s world.[/sharequote]
Again, this is still America, isn’t it? Innocent until proven guilty? Not in Harry Reid’s world. In addition to bearing false witness against his neighbor, as a bonus, he also simply smeared Romney because he’s a successful businessman who has earned an enormous amount of wealth. That used to be celebrated in America.
If it’s so evil to put some of your money into banks that are not in the United States, change the law, otherwise, SHUT UP about the off-shore accounts.
By the way, Harry Reid’s net worth is said to be between $3 and $10 million. Not exactly the average middle-class family fortune.
Where did that money come from, since all but two years of Harry’s career has been spent as a public servant? Hmm. f you want to play the game of “the word’s out, so let him prove it” stuff, you should check into what’s “out there” on Harry Reid. Under that system of justice, he’d have a lot to disprove.
For instance, in 2012, Harry Reid made Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list...again. That’s right, it wasn’t the first time, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. And, as a matter of fact, it wasn’t. He made it again in 2013. Congratulations Harry!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. responds to questions during a news conference about extending unemployment insurance benefits which expired Dec. 28., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Judicial Watch list is alphabetical, so there is no way to tell whether he’s the most corrupt or 10th. But, Nevadans know that Reid routinely makes headlines for alleged “influence peddling,” securing tens of millions of dollars worth of deals for his sons and their clients, including a Chinese green energy group; securing $21.5 million to build a bridge over the Colorado River from a gambling town in Nevada to a town in Arizona where Harry owns 160 acres of undeveloped land; misappropriation of campaign funds; and an alleged $600,000 bribery deal and more.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s all “out there” Harry. Isn’t time to prove it isn’t true?
Regardless, Reid has no interest in the truth. None.
He’ll take an unsubstantiated call in his office and run with it, he’ll take a bloggers or Media Matters’ word for whether or not a cancer victim has lied, and go on the attack against innocent private citizens.
If Glenn Beck operated that way, he’d lose his job. How much more important is it for the Senate Majority Leader to care about facts and get them right?
This brings me to the “nuclear option.” Here’s what Harry Reid said about the “Constitutional” or “nuclear option” back in the Dark Ages, long before automobiles, prior to the invention of buildings. I believe dinosaurs were extinct then, but saber-toothed tigers still roamed the Earth; the year was…2008.
In an interview conducted by former Sen. Tom Daschle, Reid said this of the possibility of facing the nuclear option again in the Senate confirmation process, “as long as I’m the leader, the answer’s no. I think we should just forget that, that (the threat to use it by Republicans) is a black chapter in the history of the Senate. I hope we never, ever get to that again, because I really do believe it will ruin our country.”
Well, Harry got to it again. And, that kind of sounds like a bad thing, right? A very bad thing, to which, Harry was very much opposed? I mean, he “really did believe it would ruin our country!”
On Nov. 21, 2013, five years after making those remarks, Harry invoked the “nuclear option” that will “ruin our country.” The Senate may now confirm judicial nominees with a simple majority. Apparently Harry is now fine with ruining the country.
The fact is, Harry is fine with a lot of things he wasn’t before. On illegal immigration, in 1993, Harry said: “if making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee access to all public and social services this country provides. Now that’s a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense at county run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?”
Wow. What happened Harry? Now, as the worst living human, he favors comprehensive immigration reform which “rewards” illegal aliens with a path to citizenship. He supports amnesty. He favors the “Dream Act,” allowing children of illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition at colleges and universities. He voted "no" on limiting welfare for illegal aliens.
Wait, I thought it was insane to reward that illegal behavior?
In 1995, concerning the Federal Reserve, Harry proclaimed: “I have sponsored legislation every year that would call for an audit of the Federal Reserve system. I offer that amendment every year, every year it gets nowhere.”
Recently, Reid wouldn’t even bring the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act" up for a vote in the Senate after it sailed through the House. Why? What changed? Other than the fact that the Federal debt was $4.9 trillion in 1995 and it’s $17.3 trillion today. It must have been more important to audit them when the debt was less that one-third of what it is now?
You might be thinking, "OK Pat, you’ve laid out a pretty compelling case for Harry Reid to be considered the worst living human on this planet, but frankly, aren’t you forgetting about Barack Obama?"
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., listens to remarks by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as they celebrate the start of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, during an event with other lawmakers and people whose lives have been impacted by lack of health insurance, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Credit: AP
Thank you for asking, but no, no I’m not. Barack Obama grew up with a Communist father, a Communist mentor, Communist professors, a radical, leftist mother and grandparents; Barack Obama didn’t have a chance.
Harry Reid, should know better. Harry Reid, as shown above, has known better. But Harry Reid, through whatever process, has turned to the dark side. He is a man who is said to despise Mitt Romney because he believes Romney has no principles, that he doesn’t stand for anything. If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, then nothing is.
"Well OK," you may protest, "but what about some of the people mentioned at the beginning of this article; Robert Mugabe, Kim Jung Un or Vladimir Putin, they’ve actually had people killed, doesn’t that make them worse?"
That’s a good point. And you’re right, as far as I know, Harry Reid hasn’t actually killed anyone...yet. I could say he has, and then it would be “out there,” for him to prove it didn’t happen. But I won’t do that, I’ll take the high road.
Instead, I’ll stick to the facts. While Harry Reid hasn’t apparently killed anyone, he is doing his best to kill and destroy our country. With his background and knowledge, that’s inexcusable. The heinous crimes of Mugabe, Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin notwithstanding, they are not Americans, working against America and her Constitution from the inside.
Through the actions he has taken, through his willful and wonton lies, deceit and apparent corruption, he is driving a stake through the heart of our nation.
By his own admission, one of his actions alone, would be enough, in his own opinion, to “ruin our country.” And I’ve outlined many of his ruinous actions.
If he and his progressive minions succeed in destroying this nation, how many people would then die? Who would the stand in the way of the brutal dictators, who would feed and finance the planet, who would create and innovate? The death of this nation would be the most catastrophic occurrence in the history of mankind, and Harry Reid has been instrumental in bringing us to the brink of a Constitutional crisis.
Thus, Harry Reid is, the worst living human being on this planet, today. Let him prove that he isn’t.
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