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Airing Harry Reidís Dirty Laundry
Western Journalism ^ | Steve Baldwin

Posted on 10/21/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT by FromLori

Senator Harry Reid claims to be an ethical politician and he often employs his Mormon religion in order to demonstrate his alleged immaculacy. However, the reality is that he is, in fact, one of the most ethically challenged politicians in office today. This report will review his alliances with corrupt individuals, his support of ACORN, his ties with organized crime figures and his chronic failure to comply with campaign finance laws.

Harry Reid’s Alliance with Jack Abramoff Soon after the Jack Abramoff scandal broke, Reid took the lead in attacking Republicans for fostering a “culture of corruption.”

(1) But shortly after making these comments, it was reported that Reid took almost $68,000 from Abramoff’s firm, its PAC and its Indian casino clients.

(2) Reid then tried to distance himself from Abramoff, stating, “[D]on’t lump me in with Jack Abramoff. This is a Republican scandal. Don’t try to give any of it to me.”

(3) Here’s the key passage: Harry Reid wrote at least four letters helpful in Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff, and Reid’s staff had frequent contact with the disgraced lobbyist’s team about legislation….Reid collected nearly $68,000 in political donations from Abramoff’s firm, lobbying partners and clients…Abramoff’s firm also hired one of Reid’s top legislative aides as a lobbyist.

(4) The bulk of the donation money came from Indian tribes who were Abramoff’s clients, most of whom owned casinos in the region. Reid’s letters were meant to influence the Interior Department to reject applications that would allow certain Indian tribes to open up new casinos. Reid was not acting in opposition to gambling, but was rather protecting the existing Indian casinos (Abramoff’s Clients) from having new competition in their regions.

(5) Reid Protects ACORN from Investigation

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: chinagate; clintons; nevada; reid

1 posted on 10/21/2010 12:48:23 PM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori
Reid is RED
Reid is Toast
2 posted on 10/21/2010 12:55:39 PM PDT by DeaconRed (I am selling my Gold and buying Lead.)
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To: Voter#537

Hopefully but that piece of crap has been around for a long time I’ll be thrilled if he’s gone but I’ll be holding my breath until that happens


3 posted on 10/21/2010 12:59:47 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Voter#537
We've been early voting since Saturday and I went today mid-morning. I was surprised to find a dozen people in from of me. We're having a heavy turnout and I don't think it's in support of the undertaker.
4 posted on 10/21/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: FromLori

It´s what you do. Not who you say you are.


5 posted on 10/21/2010 2:49:49 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: FromLori
Welcome to Nevada Mister President
6 posted on 10/21/2010 6:55:59 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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