Skip to comments.Senator Asks Voters for Same Mandate They Gave Kennedy and Byrd
Posted on 10/09/2010 3:32:08 PM PDT by John Semmens
In the midst of a tight race to retain his seat, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) said he takes his example of what a senator can be from two of the greatest men to ever have served in the US Senate.
Both these men overcame adversity and held their seats for decades, Reid recalled. Senator Byrd (D-W. Va) rose from scandalous beginnings as an Exalted Cyclops for the Ku Klux Klan to serve in the senate for more than 50 years. Senator Kennedy (D-Mass) killed a young woman in a drunk driving accident but was still reelected seven more times and served almost 50 years in the senate. Ive never done anything as bad as either of those guys. If voters could overlook their mistakes why cant they overlook mine?
Reid conceded that life isnt always fair. I mean Kennedy had the advantage of having two brothers assassinated on TV. I never got a break like that. And Byrd brought more pork home to his state than any other senator ever has. I am trying to emulate his example, but Ive only been in the Senate for 30 years. If I get another three terms as Majority Leader of the Senate Im sure I could bring a lot more home to Nevada.
As an example, Reid touted the $13 million in federal aid he brought home from the Small Business Jobs Act. Every small business owner Ive talked to says that a shortage of capital is the biggest problem, Reid said. With the recession were having banks and investors are too scared to provide capital. The market is failing. This legislation bypasses that failure by extracting funds from taxpayers and turning it over to those businesses.
The aid secured by Senator Reids efforts amounts to only $5 for every inhabitant of Nevada, a statistic Reid brushed aside. If we were to share this money with everyone it wouldnt amount to much, Reid admitted. But we arent going to share it equally. Only those that the government feels will spend it in cooperation with the presidents economic recovery plan will get some. Its this potential for behavior modification thats the key.
Currently, the unemployment rate in Nevada is over 14%. This is the highest for any state in the nation and is more than three times as high as the rate was in 2006before the Democrats took control of the Senate and named Harry Reid Majority Leader.
A Klan leader and a drunk whore monger?
Good deal there Harry.
Surrender your liberty to totalitarian demagogues.
LOL...as though red states that are smart enough to elect conservatives owe the slugs in NV any more pork dished out by Dingy Harry. He is the living poster boy for term limits, now that the country is finally rid of Byrd and Kennedy.
Just say NO!!!
I was married in Las Vegas. Those $5.00 marriage licenses are still good after 45 years. Harry Reid needs to move on and let a NEW SHOW take on the strip. His Borax Mule Team crossing the desert has led Americans to despair. Thanks Harry for helping us get in this big mess. I hope you own up to it, with Chris Dodd, Hillary, Barney Frank, Biden, and George W. He couldn’t have done this Wreck of the Hespers if he didn’t have a very helpful Legislature Body. THAT is why we always like to think there is a BALANCE of POWERS in Washington, but ya’ll just worked the system til you got us all up a creek and now no one has paddle. Bye. bye.
ha ha ha
Has Reid threatened to off hisself - like Bye-Bye Byrdy and Slim the Swimmer?
Behavior modification... my God! I hope that the small businesses reject the program completely and it's another epic failure!
Wow, Harry! Kennedy lost two brothers, what a lucky break!
Aren’t Kennedy and Byrd the two people that Reid identified as “The Greatest Living American”?
Insanity, the normal state for the arrogant DC dinosaurs.
Too funny, John. But, so believable!
Reid misunderstood the question. He thought the question was, “who would Maxine Waters not want to go home with after a Christmas Party?”
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