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Reid: ‘Nothing To Do With Bad Economy’

From an unquestioning Washington Post:


Harry Reid: "I had nothing to do with" bad economy

By Felicia Sonmez
September 7, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, facing a tough re-election bid in one of the states hardest hit by the recession, said today that the economic downturn was not his fault.

"I had nothing to do with the massive foreclosures here," Reid said during an appearance on the ABC News/Washington Post "Top Line" program, adding that he also had no part in contributing to the state’s dismal unemployment figures.

At 14.3 percent, Nevada’s unemployment rate ranks the highest in the country. The Silver State has also been hit hard by foreclosure and bankruptcy; an Associated Press analysis found that Nevada is the most economically stressed state in the nation.

Reid’s opponent, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R), has placed the blame for Nevada’s economic woes squarely on Reid’s shoulders. Her latest TV ad highlights the state’s record unemployment and charges that Reid "has dragged Nevada down to perhaps its lowest point ever."

Reid contended in today’s interview that "it would take a real stretch" in order to think that he caused the country’s economic problems. Instead, Reid argued, he worked against many of the policies enacted during the administration of George W. Bush that were to blame for the economic crisis.

"I don’t have any hand in what took place during the Bush administration. I tried to rein that in," Reid said

This must be more evidence of that ‘New Era Of Responsibility’ that Mr. Obama talked about a few months ago.

Needless to say, Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi have been in charge of the nation’s economy since January 2007. Look at any chart – unemployment, the GDP, foreclosures – and you will see that it was back in January 2007 that all of our economic problems began.

Every spending bill, every bit of legislation from the last three and a half years was personally approved by Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi.

And, even before they took control of the purse strings, they both voted for just about each and every spending bill (apart from funding the military) that has come down the pike in their long illustrious careers as legislators.

But we already know that Mr. Reid will say anything to try to get himself re-elected. The truth is the last thing he is concerned about.

This is about saving jobs – his.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Reid: ‘Nothing To Do With Bad Economy’”

  1. GetBackJack

    I did not have relations with that economy (pass me that box of tissues, willya?)

  2. wardmama4

    Took me a sec GBJ – good one!

    It is truly the stupid who think that they are leading the stupid. I do think however that the combination of the rise of talk radio & the InterNet (omg, God bless the Goracle //sarc) is leading to a restoration and revival of true American values and voice. The so-called Silent Majority – hasn’t been silent – it is just not paid to be activist [aside, one has to wonder as to exactly how many of the anti-war, eco-wackos, civil righters etc would be at these things if they weren't paid and/or bussed to the protests?] and are busy with jobs, family, community activities and keeping up their homes. We don’t have tons of extra money (gee Thanks Congress) nor much free time – so we aren’t at every single Conservative ‘protest’ – It does not mean we don’t support them, haven’t donated nor aren’t part of the (hopefully) restoration of American government back to something in line with the Constitution. And Reid et al think that the majority of America are buying it. I don’t think that they ever had – I think most of the ‘rise’ of the Left has been through rigged, fraudulent elections and manipulations thereof. So even their basis of their position is a lie. My point is that Reid et al are stupid and by not moving forward and attempting to fix (really fix, not just funnel more $$$ to DC) the mess they create – they continue to stroll down the street butt nakked and are proud of it. Talk about being stuck on stupid.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

  3. It’s Obama’s fault for bad-mouthing Las Vegas when he was bad-mouthing those evil CEOs and Greedy Businessmen who spend money that they earned instead of giving it to DC.

    What? The Microphone is on?… Ahem… “It’s George Bush’s Fault.”

    Must be hard to walk around in DC these days. All the sharp elbows and fingers pointing. The feeding frenzy begins. This will be better than shark week.

  4. tranquil.night

    Maybe he should take a page from his son’s campaign book and drop his last name in the hopes that people just won’t know it’s him?

    (Knock Knock) “Hi I’m Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and I want to own this state one day want to represent you in the US Senate. I’m for a complete socialist takeover of our nation small business, working families, gun rights, err, gun rights, and social equality.”

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    There is something fundamental about the criminal mind. Any experienced policeman/detective will tell that it only varies by degree and is dependent on the intelligence of the criminal. Reid is displaying the characteristic “wasn’t my fault” just as you see on COPS with “that’s not mine” when the police find the drugs in their purse. Or the classic, “I don’t care what the video shows, that ain’t me.”.

    It’s in his DNA. Most of our government is occupied by these types of people. Fundamentally flawed who believe they can lie their way out of anything. They like all the perks and high position but when it means having to face the music and ‘fess up, they suddenly have no scruples. (I use “suddenly” in the derisive sense)

    Reid, Lala Peloser, Dudd, Frank, the whole hee-haw gang has demonstrated nothing but contempt for our system. Sure, they were probably all “hip” in the 60’s but they, like all the rest of their utopanauts vanished into the woodwork while America got back to work in the 80’s and built the space shuttle, computers and fed cable TV. I knew they would resurface in our government…it was a fatal attraction. And I knew that, once in power, they would set about destroying our system based on their ideology that the US is bad and must be punished.

    I do hope that once this bell curve of miscreants finally vanishes from the population that we can get back to some sense of normalcy. They were annoying and troublesome in the 60’s but they are now meddlesome and dangerous in the new century. If we were a feudal society, they would find their heads on pikes. Barring that, we can vote them out so they can continue to whine and moan, but from the sidelines.

    • confucius

      Interesting analogy. Even more interesting is how this defense is played out everyday in the hospital.

      -White man in ER with gunshot injury: “I don’t know how it happened. I was sitting on the porch and minding my own business when a car full of black guys drove up and shot me for no reason.”

      -Black man in ER with gunshot injury: “I don’t know how it happened. I was sitting on the porch and minding my own business when a car full of white guys drove up and shot me for no reason.”

      -Teenage girl in ER with first positive pregnancy test: “I don’t know how it happened. I was sitting on the toilet and minding my own business when I got pregnant for no reason.”

      -Man or woman in ER with beer can lodged in rectum: “I don’t know how it happened. I was in the shower and minding my own business when I fell for no reason.”

      If their fibbing weren’t so hilariously preposterous and predicaments so preposterously hilarious, I would smack them all from boredom.

  6. proreason

    Dirty Harry is the classic case of a politician who went to Washington and became a master criminal.

    It doesn’t matter whether or not he once had good intentions in his life. Most Mormons have a wonderful upbringing so he probably started out as a good person.

    But now, simply by being the leader of the Senate for the party intent on destroying America, he has made himself into one of the 100 most dangerous and destructive people to have ever lived.

    Being defeated for office will be equivalent to making Charles Manson write “I’m sorry” on a blackboard – once.

    He, Pelosi, Drooling Barney, Dodd and a few dozen others should be drawn and quartered. The guillotine is too good for them.

    • Keelhauling in the greatest nautical tradition!! .

      Keelhaul : a form of corporal punishment meted out to sailors at sea. The sailor was tied to a rope that looped beneath the vessel, thrown overboard on one side of the ship, and dragged under the ship’s keel, either from one side of the ship to the other, or the length of the ship (from bow to stern). As the hull was usually covered in barnacles and other marine growth, if the offender was pulled quickly, keelhauling would typically result in serious cuts, loss of limbs and even decapitation. If the victim were dragged slowly, his weight might lower him sufficiently to miss the barnacles; but this method would frequently result in his drowning.

    • AcornsRNutz

      untrainable, that is a splendid idea. I have long admired the psychological effectivness of this punishment, although it is a bit rough (imagine the barnacles!). But that pencil-necked little toad would split in half before he cleared the waterline.

  7. Right of the People

    How can you tell if Reid, Pelosi, Fwanks, Dodd oh hell, any congresscritter is lying?

    Their lips are moving.

  8. Papa Louie

    What bad economy? There is no bad economy and there are no illegal immigrants working in Nevada!


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