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Yet Another Scandal for Harry Reid?
Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau

Posted on 01/12/2013 11:44:48 AM PST by Kaslin

New questions are being asked about the ethics of Sen. Harry Reid; a Utah businessman is alleging that his state's attorney general demanded $600,000 as a bribe to Reid in exchange for dismissal of a federal investigation.

Certainly the allegations could be false, but it's worth noting this isn't the first time Reid's name has come up in connection with some pretty shady propositions.  Remember the shady, underpriced land deal?  Or the green energy conflict? There's so much there, pithily summed up by Investors Business Daily as follows:

. . .shadowy years he ran the Nevada Gaming Commission, through his public embarrassment over the Los Angeles Times investigation into his son and son-in-law's Washington lobbying activities,the ethics investigation into the free tickets Reid happily accepted to boxing matches and the successful land development deal that ended up netting Reid $1 million when he sold it, in an amazing coincidence, to a friend and it became a shopping center.

As a general matter, it's right to wait until serious allegations are actually substantiated before repeating them.  But in the case of Harry Reid, an exception is entirely warranted.


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1 posted on 01/12/2013 11:44:55 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Mr Cleanface’s face isn’t.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 11:47:46 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Why stop with Dingy. Could not the entire Senate Dems be found with felony corruption charges?


3 posted on 01/12/2013 12:01:59 PM PST by Digger
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To: Kaslin

Looks like the trail has been found how he obtained ten million dollars.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 12:07:38 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

The Bush Justice Department had 8 years to look into Harry Reid and other Democrat crooks. It instead pursued Republican scandals — Enron, Jack Abramoff, Scooter Libby (Valerie Plame affair), Alphonso Jackson (HUD Secretary), Karl Rove (he resigned) among others.


5 posted on 01/12/2013 12:07:43 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: Kaslin
Too bad the pubbies won't go Alinsky on that worthless POS Reid...to force him to be more accommodating...

He certainly would if McConnell was dirty to get his way

Every time McConnell takes to the Senate well, keep asking Reid to come clean on his corruption...whether it's true or nor not is immaterial, after all it's about the "seriousness of the charge" according to democrats that really matter...

I guess I can dream...

6 posted on 01/12/2013 12:07:48 PM PST by Popman
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To: Kaslin

HArry Reid will spend the rest of his life being honored and collecting awards, just like Ted Kennedy.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 12:12:32 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Kaslin

When Reid was asked how he managed to become a multi-millionaire on a salary of $190K (only two years spent in private employment before politics) he said that he was fortunate to have “good investments”.
Read this for a good rundown of his “good investments”: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/314025/how-did-harry-reid-get-rich-betsy-woodruff#

We live in a kleptocracy.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 12:18:16 PM PST by zagger
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To: Digger

Seem like the fact that Hairy Roid and others are openly ceding their responsibility to represent their states to Obama should be enough to remove them.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 12:19:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin
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10 posted on 01/12/2013 12:21:47 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Kaslin

The Tom Smothers character in the movie “Casino” (crooked Vegas County Commissioner) was based directly on Harry Reid, just as most of the other major characters had real life counterparts.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 12:25:24 PM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

And you think the avg dimwit who votes for the rats will even comprehend?

“Idiocracy” is no longer a work of fiction.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 12:30:50 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: bicyclerepair
"And you think the avg dimwit who votes for the rats will even comprehend?"

I don't think they'd care if they did. Their problem is moral rather than intellectual.

13 posted on 01/12/2013 12:35:37 PM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

14 posted on 01/12/2013 12:47:58 PM PST by gaijin
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15 posted on 01/12/2013 12:49:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: gaijin

16 posted on 01/12/2013 12:49:25 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Kaslin; DaxtonBrown
There is so much more dirt on mob-connected "Dirty" Harry Reid.

HARRY: Money Mob and Influence In Harry Reid's Nevada
(a book by FReeper DaxtonBrown)

17 posted on 01/12/2013 1:14:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Soul of the South

How was ENRON a republican scandal?


18 posted on 01/12/2013 1:20:39 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: gaijin

Reid and gangster Lefty Rosenthal had a major confrontation at a hearing of the State Gambling Commission that Reid was Chairing just as depicted in the movie between the Smothers character and “Ace” Rothstein.


19 posted on 01/12/2013 1:22:59 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Kaslin

Harry Reid is a Vegas mobster plain and simple.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 1:26:23 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Kaslin

Harry’s soul has more debt than the US Government.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 1:53:34 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Soul of the South
It instead pursued Republican scandals — Enron, Jack Abramoff, Scooter Libby (Valerie Plame affair), Alphonso Jackson (HUD Secretary), Karl Rove (he resigned) among others.

How was Enron a "Republican scandal"? Was that not the Bush administration prosecuting what had been a "Democrat scandal".

Moreover, I've a hard time characterizing what befell Scooter Libby and Karl Rove as the product of a "Republican scandal". Was not the real scandal in the Valerie Plame Affair the way it was prosecuted?

22 posted on 01/12/2013 1:56:14 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

“How was Enron a “Republican scandal”? “

Perhaps my point was too subtle. Ken Lay (CEO Enron) was a big donor to the G.W. Bush campaign in 2000, yet he was prosecuted by the Republican Bush administration. Rightly or wrongly the GW Bush administration did turn federal investigators loose on Republicans for real and imagined wrongdoings but ignored flagrant Democrat wrongdoing. A missed opportunity. When Democrats are in power they use power to protect their own and destroy the opposition. When Republicans are in power they go after their own and ignore the transgressions of the opposition.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 2:01:03 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: okie01

“How was Enron a “Republican scandal”? “

Perhaps my point was too subtle. Ken Lay (CEO Enron) was a big donor to the G.W. Bush campaign in 2000, yet he was prosecuted by the Republican Bush administration. Rightly or wrongly the GW Bush administration did turn federal investigators loose on Republicans for real and imagined wrongdoings but ignored flagrant Democrat wrongdoing. A missed opportunity. When Democrats are in power they use power to protect their own and destroy the opposition. When Republicans are in power they go after their own and ignore the transgressions of the opposition.


24 posted on 01/12/2013 2:01:24 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: skeeter

As well as his son Rory...


25 posted on 01/12/2013 2:05:13 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Popman

After Harry got on the Senate floor and said Romney didn’t pay taxes. Someone with some guts needs to call out his real corruption on the Senate floor. Give the little Hitler a taste of his own medicine


26 posted on 01/12/2013 3:43:53 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Soul of the South
Perhaps my point was too subtle. Ken Lay (CEO Enron) was a big donor to the G.W. Bush campaign in 2000, yet he was prosecuted by the Republican Bush administration. Rightly or wrongly the GW Bush administration did turn federal investigators loose on Republicans for real and imagined wrongdoings.

Though it was widely assumed Ken Lay was a "Republican donor", he was anything but. He may have been a Bush donor in 2000, but his roots were in the Democrat party and he chaired and supported Ma Richards' finance committee against Bush in 1994.

The media called Enron a "Republican scandal" because Enron was a Texas firm. But it was a Democrat administration that Enron engaged in their corruption. Enron was always a "Democrat (Clinton) Scandal".

Not that anybody will ever know... Sigh.

27 posted on 01/12/2013 4:41:59 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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