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Harry Reid’s anti-Koch Brothers Jihad is operational

Harry Reid’s anti-Koch Brothers Jihad is operational

Harry Reid’s use of his position of power is becoming bizarre and dangerous

Has there ever been a more unseemly war by a Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate than Harry Reid’s unending, obsessive demonization of the Koch Brothers?

Remind me, please, when in recent history two individual citizens, who have committed no crime, have been so vilified by someone is such a position of power.

It’s easy to dismiss Reid as just the nasty person he’s been for a decade.

But his obsession with using his position of power to demonize the Koch Brothers is unnerving.

Via NRO,Reid: Koch Brothers ‘One of the Main Causes’ of Climate Change:


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Ragspierre | May 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Two observations…

1. Maybe we should ascribe a carbon equivalent for the hydro power that the Vegas Strip burns like there’s no tomorrow…

2. Pres. ScamWOW’s carbon footprint would dwarf the combined carbon footprint of the entire Koch executive corp. Not counting MooooOOoochelle. Or Bo.

Remember how weird Richard Nixon got, just before he resigned? He used to say all kinds of things, and make demands that, if implemented, would have been an abuse of the Presidential power. He told Al Haig to do a lot of things, and Al Haig would nod and say yes, and then do … nothing, thereby protecting both the office of the Presidency and the country.

It occurs to me that Harry Reid is acting in a similar (stress-induced?) manner, but he lacks a moderating Chief of Staff, and he has the protection of immunity on the Senate floor. This is not going to end well, for him or for his party.

    Valerie in reply to Valerie. | May 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Another precedent that comes to mind is Sen. Ted Kennedy, who got so extreme that the Washington Post simply stopped quoting him, and the TV commentators (I was not watching Fox, then, so probably CNN) would treat him like some beloved but crazy uncle. Their attitude would be “boy, he got all wound up, again!” This was when they were calling him the “Lion of the Senate.”

    The Repubs should respond to Harry Reid, and they should follow the Sarah Palin model to do so. It would be devastating.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Valerie. | May 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Harry Reid = Cap’n Queeg.

    Paul in reply to Valerie. | May 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    as my Grandpa used to say… he’s crazy as a shit-house rat

DINORightMarie | May 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

This might be a great update/addition to this post:

134 Times Harry Reid’s Railed Against the Koch Brothers

The term demonize seems appropriate but this reader feels that the label jihad out of context risks numbing the public as to what jihad really is.

FenelonSpoke | May 7, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Contact Harry Reid’s office and ask him if he can concentrate on passing a budget and jobs for Americans instead of cartoon villains controlling the weather:

522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington , DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327
Toll Free for Nevadans: 1-866-SEN-REID

No person in power should be using that power to target anyone. What would happen if anyone were targeting Harry the same way? What Harry spews he should reap.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Remember the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”? George’s cute little daughter hears a bell ring and says her teacher told her that “every time a bell rings an angle gets his wings”.

Harry Reid is employing the “It’s a Wonderful Life” fundraising strategy. Every time a billionaire Democrat hears the words “Koch Brothers” they write another check.

They cannot accept that there be any opposition at all. They must have an absolute monopoly of power.

    Radegunda in reply to mzk. | May 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I remember the howls of outrage from the Dems and their media shills when Republicans won a majority in the House for the first time in forty years. They treated it like a violation of the very laws of nature. The electorate, they let us know, had done a very bad thing, behaving like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum in rejecting the rightful authority of Democrats.

    What a change when Congress flipped the other way in 2006. Then, the electorate was correctly punishing those evil Republicans and consigning them to their appropriate “back-of-the-bus” status (as Obama might have put it).

Old corrupt and senile Harry Reid has been an embarrassment to America and even the Regressive Party for 40 years.

His hatred of anything that is not liberal or providing him a good kickback is a very well known comodity. If the Kocj’s provide him with enough money or Kool-aid all of this will be history.

He is so predictable.

Harry may be coming apart as his six year reign of terror comes to an end. I hope Mitch has a nice small office picked out for Harry.

But if you want to stop Reid’s daily slander of the Kochs, begin to answer every Koch rant with a press conference offering the details of one of Reid’s shady deals, including the ones that enrich his children and cronies. Just one at a time.

This will send his blood pressure through the roof. Harry hates being criticized, especially about the things he wants kept quiet.

Then we offer a truce: “Harry, here’s the deal – if you quit lying about the Kochs, we’ll quit telling the truth about you.”

    4fun in reply to Estragon. | May 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I do believe he is afraid of the losing his majority position. After all he did institute the majority vote to sidestep repubs, and it may come back to bite him in the ass. Which would be a good thing.

    Cliven Bundy comes to mind. Dirty Harry is up to his neck, with his lies and deceit… and there is a lot more to the Cliven Bundy story than meets the eye… and Dirty Harry is behind the rest of the story.

Harry is going to blow a gasket soon. When that happens all of his noxious gas will escape into the atmosphere. Millions will be overcome by methane poisoning.

Henry Hawkins | May 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

This is not crazy nor obsessive nor anything but standard Alinsky tactics. Keep repeating the same lies to the LIVs and pretty soon they are at the place where they say, “ain’t sure how or why exactly, but I heard these Koch guys are bad, bad news…” Once that meme is established: KOCH = Categorically BAD, then you start smearing GOP opponents with even the slightest connection to the Koch Brothers.

It takes a while for memes to take root, and even longer for false memes, and this is why he’s doing it so far out in advance of 2014 and 2016.

The Dems badly need a new scapegoat boogeyman because George W. Bush isn’t working anymore. That’s all this is, cynical radical politicking at its worst.

    I tend to agree with your assessment, yet I still find it extraordinary that he is behaving in this manner. And while I understand that he has significant (if not blanket) immunity whilst fuming from chambers, I’ve noticed that his electronic communications, e.g., Tweets, are swerving into the gutter. I hope he wrecks in a spectacular fashion in those media and can suffer some manner of consequence.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Fabi. | May 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Reid has to rise above the din of fellow party members whose public utterances really do suggest some sort of mental illness, whether behavioral or cognitive. If I’m right in my assessment, Reid must outcrazy the Graysons, Wasserman-Schultzes, Pelosis, Schumers, etc., not an easy task.

      Parties will shut down a leader in a heartbeat if they believe he/she is truly harming the cause due to ignorance, illness, excessive spite, etc. Reid is lauded and egged on by his party, although some in the MSM are starting to wonder. The Dems support Reid’s antics because most of them are in the same predicament he is – looking at losing their seats in the very near future.

      Reid is currently only ‘crazy’ when in front of a TV camera and microphone. If he were truly nuts you’d hear about outbursts of suspect behavior in non-media settings.

Henry Hawkins | May 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Here’s why Harry Reid is demonizing the Koch bruddahs – they are the new boogeyman, replacing George W. Bush, who has aged out. The link is to a youtube video of an attack ad on an Alaskan candidate whose chief ‘crime’ is an association with the Koch brothers:

The Dems/Harry’s hope is that it won’t even be necessary for one to have done anything wrong, simple connections however remote to the Kochs will be enough to smear you with. If the ploy really takes off, it also isolates the Kochs – another Alinsky 101 tactic.

I would fight fire with fire. If I were a Senator, I’d go to the podium and and praise Harry Reid for the fine effort he’s putting in on behalf of eco-billionaire Tom Steyer who paid $100 million to buy a political party as long as it would stop the Keystone XL pipleline. So he could profit from the Global Warming heist from the taxpayers that promises to produce a thousand Solyndras instead.

Some variant of that every day. Which would at least have the advantage of being true.

Of course I’d have to check the phrasing to make sure I didn’t violate the Senate ethics rules or else I’d only get to do it once.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Arminius. | May 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I like it, but I’d take it farther. If I were a US Senator, I’d take the mike every day to thank Harry Reid for not screwing my dog any more.