Harry Reid’s Arrogance

MH900230741Harry Reid. He loves to run his mouth and take cheap shots at people.

Just recently, he blamed the financial sequester for a Marine Corps training accident in Nevada (which claimed the lives of seven Marines).

But his history of cheap shots, accusations, and strong-arming go back a while.

In 2006, ABC planned to air its miniseries The Path to 9/11, which resulted in criticism from the Clintons and their cronies (who feared it would hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president). Harry Reid tried to strong-arm Disney (which owns ABC) by threatening to revoke ABC’s broadcasting license, even citing the Communications Act of 1934 (which provides networks with a broadcasting license provided the network examines both sides of the topic).

Given that ABC is part of the mainstream media, it has not always been bias-free. However, The Path to 9/11 showed the mistakes of both the Clinton and Bush Administrations regarding Al-Qaeda, thus providing a balanced view. In addition, its unclear if the Communications Act of 1934 applies to a mini-series, let alone permitting the government to take a network off the air.

In January 2010, Harry Reid referred to Obama as light skinned with having no negro dialect. In August 2010, he commented that how he didn’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. And yet, liberals accuse the Republican Party of being racist.

In January 2011, Harry Reid predicted the Tea Party would disappear once the economy improves. As it turns out, the economy has not improved, nor has the Tea Party disappeared.

Prior to the 2011 State of the Union Address, Emily Miller (then a columnist for Human Events) asked Reid where he would be sitting, to which he replied he might sit by himself. When she asked him if he was going to hold empty seats on both sides, he just gave her a look of annoyance and walked away without responding. Is it me, or does he seem to be a stereotypical grumpy old man?

In the summer of 2012, Reid accused Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for ten years- a claim that turned out to be false. Reid later said if Romney was elected President, then he would not work with him to solve the nation’s problems. I wonder, since Obama got re-elected, if Reid will actually try to get things done.

But one thing is clear: Harry Reid enjoys being in charge of the Senate, and no doubt being a crony of Obama. And his arrogance will most likely continue.

About the author: Andrew Linn

Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.

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