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Harry Reid's Dementia? No. Deception!
Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Katie Kieffer

Posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

74-year-old Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suffers from dementia. He’s spent half a century in politics. You may feel for him, but it’s time for him to retire.

Reid has a growing tendency to forget basic facts. If this is due to dementia, he should leave public office because it is not fair to those of us who are paying him to work efficiently. However if he does not have dementia, then he is simply dishonest.

“I have to be very honest,” “To be honest,” and “If you want my honest opinion, and I know you do,” are some of Reid’s favorite ways to begin sentences. Yes, we do want him to be honest, but lately he’s been either severely forgetful—or deceitful.

Reid began his stint in politics when he was 28 years old. His term ends in 2017. He has already announced that he plans to run for re-election! Millennials like myself need to speak up and make sure that he is not re-elected and ideally retires early because each day he’s in D.C. is a setback to our future.

Reid’s Dementia on Climate Change

Sen. Reid’s Twitter page is his go-to-place to pontificate about the pending threat of man-made global warming. Reid takes his job as a public servant very seriously, which is reflected in his choice of a Twitter background image. Palm trees sway and the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign soars behind Reid—whose sunglasses, pinstripe suit, impish smirk and hands pulling at his lapels make you wonder if his role model is pop star Usher.

On May 7, 2014, Reid tweeted three profound observations:

@SenatorReid: I agree with the Kochs that they are not experts on climate change and that climate change should be based on sound science.

Analysis: As far as we know, the Koch brothers have never claimed to be experts on climate change; they do not feign to be scientists. No one is debating whether “sound science” should be the basis for discussions related to the weather.

@SenatorReid: While the Koch brothers admit they're not experts on climate change, they are experts in CAUSING IT.

Analysis: Sen. Reid corrects himself and then digs his hole deeper. Sound, objective scientists have found there to be no clear evidence that humans are responsible for climate warming, as I share in my forthcoming book. So, using logic, we can conclude that whatever the Koch brothers, or any other humans, do—it is not contributing to harmful climate change.

@SenatorReid: Kochs are waging war against protecting the environment. Meanwhile, they're one of the most toxic air polluters

Analysis: The above tweet linked to an article from the Political Economy Research Institute showcasing Koch Industries investments in energy or mining companies and alleging that in 2010, Koch Industries received a Total Air and Incineration Toxic Score of 1,237,328.

1,237,328 is a number, sufficiently large enough to freak people out—particularly the Millennials who Democrats desperately need to win the 2016 election. However, this score gives us no insight into the number of jobs created; contributions to GDP, or improvements in the overall quality of life for scores of Americans due to the innovation of Koch Industries.

The “Glass Ceiling”

Reid likes to scare Americans, particularly young Americans, into believing that he—who has spent nearly 50 years NOT working in business—understands how to create high-paying jobs more than entrepreneurs like the Kochs.

@SenatorReid on April 9, 2014: I'm shocked. RT @thinkprogress: Women criticizing equal pay have something in common: Funding from the Kochs

Analysis: The above tweet linked to an article in Think Progress claiming that groups such as Heritage, the Manhattan Institute, the Independent Women’s Forum and Concerned Women for America receive funding that is tied to the Kochs.

Great. Thanks, Captain Obvious Reid. How is this relevant? There is absolutely nothing in the Think Progress article to show that either: 1.) The Kochs are disreputable individuals or 2.) The Kochs pressured these organizations to dismiss the “glass ceiling” theory in order to obtain funding.

As a woman who has worked in the historically male-dominated industry of commercial real estate, I am happy to report that there is no such thing as a glass ceiling. However, if a woman believes there is a ceiling and that all men are against her, she will create a ceiling for herself by seeing herself as a victim rather than as a leader.

You don’t even need to take it from me and my anecdotal experience as a businesswoman. Take it from the facts compiled by Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs who artfully debunked this myth in the Wall Street Journal.

Obamacare:

A little-known fact about Reid is that when he was called to cast his vote for Obamacare on Christmas Eve of 2009, he actually said “no” before he quickly changed his vote to “yes.” He later quipped to the New York Times: “…I was just in dreamland.”

Nearly five years later, Reid is still in “dreamland.” He recently said on the Senate floor: “…there’s plenty of horror stories [about Obamacare] being told; all of ‘em are all untrue. But they’re being told all over America.” Except for the fact that the stories were true, as I wrote here.

Reid should seriously consider recovering from his dishonesty, I mean his “dementia,” by retiring to Fabulous Las Vegas. He can sit poolside, sip margaritas and tweet if he’d like—but he needs to pass the gavel on to the next generation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: corruptreid; harryreid; health; reiddementia

1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Rustler Reid needs to have all BLM land transactions in Clark County, Nev. over the last 30 years checked for insider trading.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 5:33:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
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3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:37:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Paladin2
What will be required for Reid and his gang of demented rustlers to be taken in by men in little white coats, bound in strait jackets and ensconced in rubber rooms for the duration of their stay among us?
4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Kaslin

Hairy Screed has never drawn an honest breath in his entire life and we as a Nation are paying the price.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:46 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: longfellow

BINGO! We have a winner!


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:56 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Kaslin

Reid really, really needs to talk about something other than the Koch brothers.

The Dems have special interests throughout their entire political party.

The entire party. The GOP has a much smaller amount. Yet here is Reid, bashing away at them.

Give it a rest Read. You sound like a raving loonie bird.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Kaslin
Totalitarian regimes always have to have scapegoats on which to blame their failings and to distract the masses from looking at the regime and rather focusing their attention on the scapegoats. The author George Orwell made this clear in his prophetic novels Animal Farm and 1984 where all of the failings of these totalitarian states where blamed on the renegade pig Snowball or Big Brother's protagonist Emmanuel Goldstein.

In today's world we have Iran blaming the United States and Israel, in North Korea's Kim Jung-un having a list of enemies of the state to blame, Obama blaming George Bush and of course Harry Reid blaming the Koch brothers.

9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin

It’s not dementia...it’s utter,shameless,amorality.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Harrys rants on the climate and the Koch brothers are bought and paid for by Tom Steyer and the $100 million he’s waving under Barry and Harrys noses.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Kaslin
Dear Harry Reid,
I noted you hadn't condemned the Koch Brothers this morning. I thought maybe you were getting 'writers block' and could not think of anything to blame them for today. In the interests of being a bi-partisan, helpful citizen, I offer you these:

The Koch Brothers cause global warming, infanticide, glacial formation, the sinking of the Titanic, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and fire ants. The Koch Brothers are the cause of late mail, lack of adequate punctuation, the heartbreak of psoriasis, and feminine itching. The Koch Brothers are the cause of fixed greyhound races, the metric system, errors in longitudinal measurements, and smaller portions. The Koch Brothers are the cause of angry wives, Speedos on fat people, mismatched socks, and mold on cucumbers. The Koch Brothers are the cause of the Zombie Apocalypse, interstellar planetary collisions, muteness in albinos, and killer bees. The Koch Brothers are the cause of gingivitis, off-key chorus singing, air inversions, and incremental floods. The Koch Brothers are the cause of fans that quit, entropy, soap shards in the shower, and fat girls. The Koch Brothers are the cause of cold oatmeal, excessive blogging, sweat stains, and misfires in 9mm ammunition. The Koch Brothers are the cause of cabinet doors that do not line up, cracks in the sidewalk, the scourge of heroin, and every plane crash since 1972. The Koch Brothers are the cause of John McCain, senility, traitorism, and infiltration by the left (but I repeat myself). The Koch Brothers are the cause of low toner, high transmission rates, delivery service price increases, and gaudy shirts. The Koch Brothers are the cause of splinters, earth tremors, Gamma ray emission by the element Lawrencium, and the lack of hobbits in real life. The Koch Brothers are the cause of Facebook monitoring, trigger happy SWAT teams, pencil-neck geeks, and the Yellowstone Caldera. The Koch Brothers are the cause of Russia, France, Sweden, and Zambia. The Koch Brothers are the cause of carbon buildup, broken bungee cords, bad lap dances, and a lack of friendly greetings in cities. The Koch Brothers are the cause of paper cuts, whirlpools, thunder, and machine disconnects. The Koch Brothers are the cause of honey badgers, rigidity, painful exercise, and linear contraction. The Koch Brothers are the cause of Nancy Pelosi, botox overdoses, pure insanity, and Alzheimers (but I repeat myself). The Koch Brothers are the cause of regression analysis, micro-stamping, failed unions, and misaligned microwave towers. The Koch Brothers are the cause of blurry lenses, spider bites, stains, and legless crocodiles. The Koch Brothers are the cause of missing keyboard keys, unexpected phone calls, broken pottery, and squeaking doors. The Koch Brothers are the cause of warning labels on appliances, erectile dysfunction, waterspouts, and potholes. The Koch Brothers are the cause of canker sores, narcissistic Presidents, leaking toilets, and crack addiction. The Koch Brothers are the cause of corroded pennies, locomotive derailments, internet trolls, and wardrobe failures. The Koch Brothers are the cause of ADHD in the clergy, Blue Screens of Death on personal computers, the French Revolution of 1789, and thorns. The Koch Brothers are the cause of bad Muppet shows, holes in circus nets, the NFL going all-queer, all-the-time, and Sandra Fluke's birth-control deficit. The Koch Brothers are the cause of Israel's problems with Syria, excessive salt in the Pacific Ocean, the disappearance of Malaysian Air flight 370, and infomercials. The Koch Brothers are the cause of low-calorie diet soda, smudges on the Xerox, dry technical text, and animal abuse. The Koch Brothers are the cause of glass shards, bad pudding, hair cancer, and sun-dried dead worms. The Koch Brothers are the cause of porcelin stains, droughts, turbulence above 10000 feet, and power brown-outs. The Koch Brothers are the cause of low scores on Angry Birds, weak tea, Michael Jackson's early demise, and Micheal Jackson. The Koch Brothers are the cause of bad combovers, Chris Matthews, alcoholism, and spittle (but I repeat myself). The Koch Brothers are the cause of failed sitcoms, knots you cannot get undone, overly-rare hamburgers at restaurants, and Miley Cyrus.

Hope that helps heaps.
Love,

Laz

12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Kaslin

D.C. = Dementia


13 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Slimy little corrupt crook reid only see the world through his eyes where everyone, like him, is as corrupt and crooked as he is and wants to line their pockets with money that he believes belongs to him only.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Vaduz

Reid was a boxer early in his career. Did he suffer any dain bramage?


15 posted on 05/19/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: The Great RJ

Is it “blaming” or is it Commie Saul Alinsky’s method that he called “framing?”

B. Hussein Obama uses the latter in every speech that he makes.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 7:42:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lazamataz

I so need to borrow that for my cousin that cannot shut up about the Koch Brothers. One thing about liberals, they carry the water and stay on the talking points.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Lazamataz

Great post Laz, but I thought blaming them for Miley Cyrus was “a smidgen” harsh.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 8:02:21 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Kaslin
It's not dementia, one suspects.

Look at his eyes and his general countenance when he lies his lies.

He knows full well that he is lying.

Interestingly, even though he is an awful and obvious liar, that does not stop him. (Apparently not at all bothered by that conscience thingy.)

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19 posted on 05/19/2014 8:11:17 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Paladin2

20 posted on 05/19/2014 8:12:50 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Kaslin

Harry Ried doesn’t have dementia. He is a liar and a liberal.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Liberty Wins

You have to ask just look at his logic.


22 posted on 05/20/2014 9:08:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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