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Harry Reid: Economy Is Turning Around

From MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and The Hill:

Harry Reid: Economy starting to turn around

By Bob Cusack
Posted: 02/23/09

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Monday that the banking industry is “very close” to being stabilized and the nation’s economy is starting to rebound.

“We tend to talk about the negative. … Things are beginning to turn and I think the American people are going to feel that very soon,” Reid said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show…

Reid said, “We’re getting very close to stabilizing the banking industry.” He added that he traveled around the country last week and was impressed with what he saw, noting he was in Dallas to see firsthand what AT&T has invested in broadband technology…

Earlier in the interview on MSNBC, Reid said that the previous administration put the country in “a big hole,” suggesting that the road to a complete economic recovery will take some time

Reid added, “We understand the Republicans are betting on failure. We’re betting on success. The stimulus package will help.”

Reid defended the federal government’s role in helping the banking industry, brushing aside “nationalization” concerns by noting the government has previously temporarily aided other business sectors, citing the railroad industry.

Mind you, not one cent of the “stimulus” money has yet to be spent. And yet the economy is turning around.

So why did we need the “stimulus” and all of the previous and subsequent giveaways?

Of course this is a rhetorical question. We know this was never about the economy. This was about ginning up a crisis to push through a radical socialist agenda.

An agenda so radical that the most powerful man in the Senate is not ashamed to talk glibly about “nationalization.”

Reid added, “We understand the Republicans are betting on failure. We’re betting on success….”

Mr. Reid is not only a crypto-Communist, he is a plagiarist. (Perhaps fittingly, Rush Limbaugh lives in his brain rent-free.)

When the Democrats lost their bet on our failure in Iraq, they created the financial crisis.

They needed some crisis, any crisis, to get into power and to ram through their unpopular programs.

And they are betting we won’t notice.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Harry Reid: Economy Is Turning Around”

  1. 1sttofight says:

    Does Dingy Harry EVER get anything right?

  2. Ravenwood says:

    The things the government and its media enablers are saying seem to have no basis in reality. If they don’t get what they want, we are in the worst crisis never, if they do get what they want, we are living in golden age. And it goes from one to the other and back, day to day.

    This will end badly.

  3. proreason says:

    It’s a matched set.

    When there was no evidence the economy was bad, they declared a Depression.

    Now there is no evidence the economy is improving.

    So they declare it is getting better.

    If a liberal’s mouth is moving…….you know what comes out is a lie.

    The only think these fools are capable of is propaganda.

    And oh, btw, as I write, the Dow’s response to this idiot is another 80 point loss. Down 11% since the inaugeration. Down 24% since the election. On top of the 18%, Soros “crisis” drop just before the election, and the slow drip 20% drop from Jan-aug, 2008.

    This is what socialism brings.

    • proreason says:

      Reaper should consider the unthinkable……….shutting up.

      The Dow is now down 164 for the day.

      $200 billion more of the world’s wealth flushed down the crapper.

  4. artboyusa says:

    It’s the occasional adventures of Maynard Standfast, THE CONSERVATIVE! Dazed, confused and hunted like an animal, lost in the nightmare of Obama’s America!
    Today’s episode: “Calling Dr Benway! – Part One”

    The Conservative blinked his eyes and reluctantly awoke. Oh crud, he thought. I’m still alive and Obama’s still president.

    He shuffled through his morning routine; washing, brushing, getting dressed. The electronic tag felt heavy around his ankle; he still couldn’t get used to it.

    “Tagging and mind-adjustment therapy”, that had been the sentence of the De-Conservativification Court, which sucked, but it was still better than going back to Camp Tookie.

    Camp Tookie: the Conservative shuddered at the memory of the harsh Nevada wind blowing through the barbed wire fences, the mouldy food, the Saturday night waterboarding parties…at least he was out of there, which was more than Rush could say. Or Glenn, or Ann or Bernie or Brit or Michelle or any of the orange jump suited millions who’d been picked up during “Operation Clean Sweep”, the finale to Obama’s “Hundred Days”.

    Better hurry, thought the Conservative. Can’t miss my doctor’s appointment. They’ll take me away again if I do.

    On the street a cold wind chilled the Conservative. As, with averted eyes and hurried step, he passed two of his neighbors, he overheard a snatch of their friendly banter:

    “Hey, Bud: gotta new set of wheels?”

    “You bet, Brad. She’s a real beauty, huh? The new Pelosi ‘Stimulus’ – only a trillion smackeroonies. Goes from zero to sixty in a minute and a half and then stops!”

    “Trillion, huh? Sounds expensive, Bud”.

    “Yeah Brad, but hey, I’m not paying. My grandchildren can do that!”


    The Conservative stepped into the subway and cringed his way to the ticket counter.

    “One, please” he mumbled, proffering a shiny new bill, before he remembered to speak the new official language. “Uno, por favor” he self -corrected

    “Quatro Obamas” said the attendant, taking the new money and handing over the ticket and one Obama in change. “Muchos gracias”.

    “You’re welc – er, de nada”. The Conservative boarded the subway and found a seat. The tinny intercom played “Sunshine and Lollipops”, the new national anthem and he winced.

    The Conservative glanced around at the colourful posters: there was the new one of a grinning Uncle Sam with his arm around a smiling Bin Laden: “Enemies? Or a second chance to be BEST FRIENDS?” read the text. There was another one of a child pointing to his cowering parents as the Mind Police kicked in the door: “VIGILANCE! It starts Early! It starts at Home!” urged the text.

    And of course there were the usual images of Obama as the sun, as a soaring eagle, as Hope, as Change, as Leader, Friend and Teacher. The Conservative sighed heavily and stared down at his cracked and dusty shoes.

    At his stop (formerly “Downtown”, now renamed “Obama Plaza”) the Conservative made his way past the newsstands, with Obama’s face on every magazine cover, even National Geographic, smiling confidently or looking meaningfully into the distance and the vendors hawking their “Hope” t-shirts, commemorative plates and copies of the Leader’s Little Brown Book.

    He glanced quickly at the headlines: “Jury Mulls Palin Verdict”, “No Early Release for Bush”, “Obama Calls for 8 More Years in WH, cites ‘Crisis’”. The Conservative hurried himself along; it wouldn’t do to look too interested. You never knew who was watching.

    In the Doctor’s waiting room he sat on the heavy leather sofa and stared at his shoes. He did that a lot these days.

    “Mr Standfast?” said the nurse. “Dr Benway will see you now…”

    Uh oh – not THE Dr Benway from “Naked Lunch”! This doesn’t look good for our hero. Nuh uh. Not good at all. Learn the doctor’s diagnosis in tomorrow’s episode!

    • DoctorRock says:

      Steve picked up his stride as he approached his new Chrysler Victory. Sure, he’d been putting a lot of hours in at Lockheed, but at least he had something to show for it. And he often smiled when firing up its eight cylinders – “Nuts to you, you tree-hugging twerps!” The bus ride to Sam’s every day was now a distant memory. He turned on the radio to find O&A in rare form. It was hard to make out just what all the laughs were about, but it apparently involved Bill Maher, some midgets, Bangkok, and the new Expedited Extradition Bill. “Not a bad morning” he thought, pulling into the gas station, where his day was made. “Super Shell at 79.9! THANK YOU PRESIDENT DORNAN!!!”

  5. Barbie says:

    Harry Reid says ‘things are beginning to turn’ ? Could he give some facts to back up that claim? I would rather have some facts (I mean I know AT&T’s investing in braodband – WOW) – what’s their stock price again? But I guess cause Harry Reid – the most inept wimp around (Obama’s a close second) says so – I guess it must be so. Do you think Obama Kool Aid addicts drink their kool-aid, snort it, or shoot up? Or a combination of all three depending on the day’s astrological forecast… If AT&T’s increasing their investing in broadband technology – it’s probably because they expect lots of moolah from Uncle Harry for the wiring of poor neightborhood with high speed internet cabling (per the porkulus package). I don’t know – but I suspect there’s a connection – in more ways than one.

  6. catie says:

    Harry doesn’t need no stinking facts because just by virtue of his speech all the kool aid drinkers will believe it, just like they did that the US is losing in Iraq.

  7. 1laidbackRN says:

    Who would have thought that dishing out all that pork would have fixed the economy so fast???

  8. GuppyNblue says:

    I don’t think the markets buying these lies any longer.
    Last week Obama tried to convince us that we needn’t worry about banks being nationalized. But just today were talking about the government grabbing as much as 40% of Citi. That doesn’t completely wipe shareholders out but it will devalue their shares by that percent.

    People get real logical when it comes to their money.

  9. U NO HOO says:

    Some would say the government resuscitated the railroads after a century of holding a pillow over the railroads’ noses.

    I’m just repeating what someone else said.

  10. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Why does anyone take this guy seriously? I have a friend who makes a heckuva lot more money than me or so he was. I just found out that he’s been laid off since before Thanksgiving and is still looking for a job. He has more qualifications than I could ever have. If our economy is turning around then why hasn’t my friend found more work? This is just another lie to lull the kool aid drinking sheeple into believing that all is well. Meanwhile, the barbarians are already at the gate.

  11. proreason says:

    Dow tumbles to 11-year low on fear about banks
    Monday February 23, 2009, 2:42 pm EST

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow Jones industrial average fell to an 11-year low on Monday as investors dumped shares on uncertainty about the latest potential U.S. government action to shore up beleaguered banks.

  12. Alice L. says:

    Just in time for Dingy Harry’s reelection campaign! What a coincidence!

  13. bill says:

    Sen Reid, the war is lost before it was won.

    Listen to Sen Reid and you will be dumber than an Acting President Obama voter.

  14. Yarddog1 says:

    Harry Reid suffers from the little man complex. He acts like a man who gets beaten up by women all the time. I’ll bet he suffered greatly at the hands of little girls on the playground as a child. This is just more BS propaganda being emitted by the Central Committee of the Leninists. The sad fact is that many people who have no idea how to think for themselves will believe this crap. God help us all. With people like Pelosi, Reid, Fwaank and the clueless one in charge, we are in deep doo doo.

  15. jcrue says:

    Harry Reid does not speak for this Nevadan.

  16. VMAN says:

    The economy would turn around if a deaf, dumb, blind dog were president unfortunately we have the O hole.

  17. AmericanIPA says:

    Reid counts on the media doing a terrible job of reporting the truth and the majority of media consumers being completely ignorant of the truth. In other words, he has a great plan.

    This person is the dumbest majority leader in recent memory and possibly ever. Worthless human being. If he died tomorrow the world would be a better place. How many people can you really say that about?

  18. greasywrench says:

    Reid added, “We understand the Republicans are betting on failure. We’re betting on success. The stimulus package will help.”

    The key word in the above statement is “betting”. I for one am getting tired of the Pols using the word betting AKA “gambling” when it comes to nearly one trillion dollars of taxpayer money.

    The first thing I learned when I started playing poker is don’t bet if you can’t afford to lose. It’s not their money – it belongs to us. At least those of us who actually produce something in our economy instead of holding out an empty hand.

    I’m sick about this crap, I’m sick of Harry Reid, I’m sick of Nazi Pelousi, and I’m already sick of Obama. And I intend to get well in four years….

  19. artboyusa says:

    Today’s episode: “Calling Dr Benway – Part Two”! Starring THE CONSERVATIVE!

    “I can help you” hissed Dr Benway. “I can make you better – but you have to want to get better. Do you? Want to get better?”

    “Um, I guess so” lied the Conservative. “Sure. Why not?”

    “Excellent! You display signs of reluctance but with my help, you’ll soon be as happy and filled with hope as all the other good, docile Americans. You’d like that, wouldn’t you? To be like the others? To be cured of all the delusions and old ideas and false hopes which have made you so miserable?”

    “It was the guys at Camp Tookie with the electrodes who made me miserable, Doc” said the Conservative. “And the guys who waterboarded me”.

    “Hmmm…some vestigal defiance, eh? That’s okay – I can cure that. I suggest we begin with some art therapy”.

    “Art therapy?”

    “Yes, you redundant person, you. I say a key word of phrase and you simply take these crayons and paper and draw the first things which come into your mind and then I interpret any hidden meanings they contain. It’s easy”.

    “Um, okay” said the Conservative.

    “Good. First phrase: ‘United States of America’”.

    The Conservative began to draw. He drew rainbows and dolphins and unicorns and different colored little people all holding hands.

    “Interesting” said Dr Benway. “Hmmmm. You certainly seem to be getting the President’s positive message of hope and change…unless you’re faking it. Hmmm…can you draw me a picture of our President?”

    The Conservative drew the sun shining down upon a field of daisies, with Obama’s smiling face in the middle of each one.

    “How’s that?” he asked.

    Dr Benway’s face wrinkled up into a mask of disappointment. “What? You draw the sun and you don’t put President Obama’s handsome face in the middle of that glorious life giving orb? Huh?! You lousy, hate filled planet raping scum! You’re faking it after all! You don’t want to get better! Guards! GUARDS!”

    The door flew open and two burly attendants seized the Conservative in a grip like an iron vise.

    “Ow! Quit it!” wailed the immobilized Right-winger. “Ow!”

    “Quit whining!” snapped Dr Benway. “We won the election! Okay; I can see now there’s only one treatment left for you…” He put his index finger to the Conservative’s forehead and said “Diggee diggee diggee. Scrape scrape scrape…”

    “Oh no” gasped the Conservative. “No”.

    “Oh yes” said Dr Benway. “A prefrontal lobotomy. Some call it quackery – I call it a miracle! From agitated fusspot to incontinent, drooling imbecile in a couple of minutes. Quick, painless and afterwards you feel just like… a Kennedy”.

    “Oh no. Not that! NOOOOOOO!”

    “Fetch me my best icepick, nurse! No, not that one – that one’s got no point left on it. The other one!”

    “Yes, Dr Benway”.

  20. GL0120 says:

    Repeat after me – “Harry said it, I believe it, and that settles it.”
    I really, really like the picture of Harry with the “Play” button over his lips. If only we could have it so in real life that he couldn’t speak unless the button was pressed.

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