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Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations
The Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 04/21/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Harry Reid did it again.

The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.”

The comparison is as noxious as it is absurd. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. The Unabomber was a domestic terrorist. Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph was a domestic terrorist. To equate Bundy and his supporters with these murderers is, quite simply, appalling.

It was the federal Bureau of Land Management that provoked the confrontation — descending with 200 armed men, including some with sniper rifles, to seize the Bundys’ cattle on land their family has grazed since 1877. Whatever one thinks of the Bundys’ legal case over unpaid grazing fees — and the federal government’s desire to protect the desert tortoise — defending your property against a paramilitary force of armed federal agents is not the equivalent of blowing up a federal building or sending letter bombs.

It would be easy to dismiss Reid as a buffoon with a chronic case of logorrhea. But this was not a slip of the tongue on Reid’s part. Video shows that when Reid first used the phrase “domestic terrorists” at a Las Vegas Review Journal event, he looked down at his notes just before he spoke the words. It was a carefully planned line of attack. Then, when he was asked during a Nevada TV interview a day later “What did you mean by that?” he replied, “Just what I said” — before engaging in an extended attack on the Bundy family and its supporters....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bunkerville; harryreid; nv; reid; wheresmydroolcup

1 posted on 04/21/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nevada needs to get ride of this POS yesterday


2 posted on 04/21/2014 11:36:26 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t say what Harry Reid is, there are women and gentlemen present.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 11:37:04 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THIS is a Domestic Terrorist.... Harry!!


4 posted on 04/21/2014 11:44:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t forget his Senate floor rants against the KOCH bros.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 11:48:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If some aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brat or an ideological issue nutcase of same should attack the citizen, his family, or a supporter sue Reid for millions (he's got 'em) using the doctrine of vicarious liability and find out if he has "immunity."
6 posted on 04/21/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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7 posted on 04/21/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

maybe “Political Terrorist” would be better.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 11:54:47 AM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice opinion piece, Mr. Thiessen.

Now, will you please look a little deeper in to the issue, do some research on Mr. Reid, and his son, and their relationship to a certain Chinese solar energy interests, and then write an article about the REAL reason he had such a violent reaction to the recent BLM debacle


9 posted on 04/21/2014 11:55:24 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right now Harry Reid and the Democratic Party are the biggest threat to the American people. We have more to fear from them than any other entity in the world today.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read/heard that each State votes on whether the State wants the BLM to manage its public lands and Nevada voted ‘NO’.

That being the case, the BLM has no authority to go after the Bundys.

Is that the case or not, anyone?


11 posted on 04/21/2014 11:59:13 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harry Reid = Domestic Camel


12 posted on 04/21/2014 12:01:24 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: dowcaet
The Left is slowly dehumanizing conservatives.

Our opinions are increasingly “unfit” for publication. Leading pols refer to us and not islam as the source of terrorism. Throw in political correctness, speech codes, white privilege, Obama’s dismissal of any argument that contradicts his, "reasonable people agree," . . .

The tyranny is here folks, and the ones in power don't regard us as opponents. To them, we are blood enemies with more in common with rabid dogs that need to be put down for the sake of society, for we are the only tangible threat to their social justice utopia.

13 posted on 04/21/2014 12:05:00 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie
All good points and I agree.

But I must add that it's been that way since the 1940s and 1950s (that I personally remember) and the beginning of the modern conservative movement.

The 1953 TV show of Edward R. Murrow's letting the MSM that it was time to destroy Senator McCarthy. Yes McCarthy had no charisma and apparently drank too much but he's mostly been proven right.

Even Republicans like Mitt Romney's father called us "purveyors of hate", there was the "Fairness Doctrine" used by liberals to silence us, and I remember when one hour a week of William F. Buckley's Firing Line was "all the fairness conservatives needed."

An iota of disagreement with a liberal meant that you were a racist, Nazi, KKK and National States Right Party member -- charges that came from the Rockefeller Republicans as well as the Democrats.

We've had two Americas for a long time. One or the other will survive but not both?

14 posted on 04/21/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re not baseless, he is projecting.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Jacquerie

You said exactly what I was thinking but much better than I could. Thank you.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 12:51:37 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: Jacquerie
The Left is slowly dehumanizing conservatives

I think they are slowly programming the American public, to accept mass murder. Yes, I am THAT cynical of the rats.

17 posted on 04/21/2014 2:27:04 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

There is no doubt. It is the logical end of all forms of Leftism. How many tens of millions of abortions allowed via judicial fiat? It is but a short intellectual walk from that to a final solution for constitutionalists.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 3:29:31 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

Very well stated, J.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 4:23:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mark17

...as well as programming a large part of the military and paramilitary/police forces to fire en masse on Americans.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 4:25:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mark17

...as well as programming a large part of the military and paramilitary/police forces to fire en masse on “terrorist-Americans.”


21 posted on 04/21/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love to see some 75 year old lady just beat the snot out of ole Harry Reid
And have it caught on tape for all to see.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 3:29:16 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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