Sen. Harry Reid has once again made a complete fool of himself. Appearing on a local NPR station in Las Vegas, he criticized those who oppose Obama’s programs, adding that he hoped such opposition is “based on substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.” Is Reid advertising his intellectual bankruptcy by having to resort to name-calling, or is he engaging in the projection of his own dark side onto others? In connection with the 2008 presidential campaign, Reid referred to Obama as “light skinned . . . with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
What if a critic of a Harry Reid proposal had said that he hoped the measure was “based on substance not the fact that he’s supported by Las Vegas gambling interests”: how would Reid have responded?
Reid then decided to take a shot at anarchists, referring to their major influence in starting World War I. (In much the same way, Harry, that John Brown was the cause of the Civil War?) The tea party people – who are about as “anarchistic” as Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly – “don’t believe in government,” Reid declared. As such, they make “it very difficult to get things done.” The same complaint could be registered against the World War II “resistance movements” in France and Warsaw, who made it very difficult for the German government to carry out its policies!1:13 pm on August 10, 2013