Harry Reid is the guy who infamously said the “war is lost” in Iraq while troops overseas were trying to turn things around during the surge. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said of the traitorous display: “When you have somebody like the Senate Majority Leader come out in the middle of the surge and say ‘this war is lost’—I thought that was one of the most disgraceful things I’ve heard a politician say.” Gates is right. Given that, nothing the Democratic senator says should surprise Americans at this point. However, he took to the floor of the Senate on Wednesday and delivered one of the most ridiculous lines of all time regarding Obamacare, and he did it with a straight face.
There are plenty of horror stories being told — all of them untrue — but they’re being told all over America. [Koch brothers…Koch brothers…] stories made up from whole cloth, lies distorted by Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.” — Harry Reid, D-Nev.
It is hard to hold it against informed Americans when they walk away entirely from the political process these days. It is tempting to conclude on some days that this is all part of a Machiavellian scheme to rid the political landscape of intelligent people. Perhaps in Harry Reid’s mind he thinks that if he behaves so incomprehensibly stupid that no sane person of above-average intelligence would want to have anything to do with him, then it will allow him to be king of the idiots.
As I’ve said on this very blog, I’m at the point where I only have interest in writing about men link Abraham Lincoln and entertainment news because chronicling the buffoonery of men like Harry Reid is depressing.
Allahpundit over at Hotair summed it up nicely:
Guy Benson is virtually shaking with rage and disbelief that this tool could say this with a straight face, knowing that there are scores of reporters watching who’ve encountered genuine horror stories and could debunk him. (Start with Pulitzer winner Charles Ornstein of Pro Publica and work your way down.) But that’s another sign of a trend developing among top Democrats: The more time wears on, the more brazen and Orwellian the lies get. Why else would Sebelius have said, on camera, that the administration never chose seven million as a target for O-Care enrollment when she must have known that she herself had used that figure — also on camera? Are they just exhausted from defending the law at this point and willing to resort to nonsense no matter how easily exposed it is?
The information is out there, but does anyone care? Are we doomed to just elect politicians who make the least amount of meme-worthy “Big Bird and Binder” comments? Was it all part of Harry Reid’s master plan to act like such an idiot for such a long period of time that people care more about Marco Rubio sipping water than millions of people whose insurance plan was liquidated as the Affordable Care Act was implemented? I hope not, because when you elect the guy who laughed off the notion that Russia posed serious national security challenges to America in 2012 and beyond you then end up with a president who doesn’t understand what’s going on in Syria and the Ukraine in 2014.