Harry “The Iraq war is lost” Reid: Republicans need to stop rooting for failure

posted at 6:36 pm on March 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

A choice snippet from his floor speech this afternoon accusing Republicans of having mischaracterized what he said about this morning about America’s big 36,000-jobs-lost day.

And while the majority leader said that February’s job losses were “undeniably devastating,” Reid argued that job losses were much less than they could have been had Democrats not acted with their stimulus measures over the past year.

But Reid also lashed out at Republicans who’ve opposed many of those policies, accusing them of rooting for the economy’s failure for their own political game.

“And I warn them, once again, that this country has no place and no patience for those who root for failure,” Reid said to the GOP.

If this country had no patience for people like that, his ass would have been tossed ages ago. Not because he once thought the war was lost — a lot of people thought that — but because he insisted upon it, occasionally in the most reptilian political terms, in ways that few others did. Everyone remembers him declaring defeat but few people remember this, from 2007:

Senior Democrats are calculating that if they keep the pressure on, eventually more Republicans will jump ship and challenge the president — or lose their seats to Democratic contenders…

Added Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.: “We’re going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.”

That’s not all. After Bush ordered the surge, Dingy had to cope with the prospect that it might work. His solution? Simply refuse to believe Petraeus if he came back with good news. A few months later he supposedly told a conference call of nutroots bloggers that Petraeus and Peter Pace were incompetent, just in case they were inclined to start believing the reports of progress too. As late as December 2007, after it was already widely accepted that the surge had begun to turn things around, he was still arguing to the contrary. And why not? There were Senate seats at stake, after all.

Via Greg Hengler, here’s a mash-up of this tool’s hypocrisy in action. Honestly, I’m starting to come around to Michael Roston’s position: Between his rhetorical miscues and his mismanagement of the caucus, we really can’t afford to beat this guy this year. He’s too valuable to us. Reid in 2010!


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Please, please allow him to go the route of Tom Daschle.

Towash on March 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Ha, he reads Drudge. Or Ed.

Marcus on March 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM

He is a brainless idiot…these guys don’t care that they are hypocrites, nobody in the MSM ever calls them out.

WisCon on March 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM

this country has no place and no patience for those who root for failure

Irony, this coming from the same guy who is pushing healthcare reform.

Ingenue on March 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Or Rush. (sorry elRushbo, missed the show today)

Marcus on March 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Hey Reid, your finished. Your seat is lost and so is your brain.

jaboba on March 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I can’t wait until he is gone. This man is corrupt to the core just like his Democrat cohorts. Every day they show us how ugly and demented they are. May God have mercy on their souls.

BetseyRoss on March 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Here’s another choice quote from Reid back in 2003 where in sniffs at the Bush Administration’s job numbers.

The Ugly American on March 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM

OMG… did he just say there was a civil war in Israel????? Caused by our invasion of Iraq????

This man needs to be given the mussolini treatment. nothing less.

viviliberoomuori on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

When all else fails, blame the Republican’s…………..

or Bush.

Knucklehead on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

We’ll root for failure Reid. It’s still America…right? So we’ll root for failure. YOURS!!!

capejasmine on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I can’t wait for Prince Harry to be thrown out of office on his @ss.

rbj on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Me thinks there is a hole being dug out in the dessert outside of Las Vegas for Harry Reid’s career.

portlandon on March 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Beyond parody. This guy is killing the fun.

Mason on March 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM

I would love to see Harry’s high school and college transcripts. Not just to see how stupid he really was, but also to see what courses brainwashed him so badly.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Harry Reid never was the sharpest tool in the shed. Just look at the Democratic list of “accomplishments” since they took over Congress in 2006.

GarandFan on March 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM

It’s hard to imagine beclowning one’s self on a national stage like this.

How do liberals continue to whine about how smart they are in the face of so much contrary evidence?

Unsolved Mysteries.

Dorvillian on March 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Sen. Reid is the most “mischaracterized” person in the world. Why is he blaming Republicans?

Cindy Munford on March 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM

This lying idiot is The Senate Majority Leader. That tells you a lot about where we are today, and it sucks to be us.

ontherocks on March 5, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Between his rhetorical miscues and his mismanagement of the caucus, we really can’t afford to beat this guy this year. He’s too valuable to us. Reid in 2010!

I see what you’re saying, but I look forward to devouring the schadenfreude of Reid’s concession speech after he loses by 115 percentage points.

fiatboomer on March 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM

This tool wants us to see the glass “half full”; he must be resuscitated first.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2010 at 7:11 PM

From Allahs’ post…

we really can’t afford to beat this guy this year. He’s too valuable to us. Reid in 2010!

You could say;

“I cannot spare this man – he fails!”

massrighty on March 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM

We are SO going to have a party here in Nevada come November.

Mojave Mark on March 5, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Between his rhetorical miscues and his mismanagement of the caucus, we really can’t afford to beat this guy this year. He’s too valuable to us. Reid in 2010!

I’m rooting for more failures by Dingy!

dont taze me bro on March 5, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Me thinks there is a hole being dug out in the dessert outside of Las Vegas for Harry Reid’s career.

portlandon on March 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

It’s already dug. It’s called Yucca Mountain.

platypus on March 5, 2010 at 7:17 PM

He’s too valuable to us. Reid in 2010!

Keep a camera on him…

… just take away his ability to write legislation or vote.

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Hey Harry, start packing up your office! And, no you are NOT welcome back to Nevada.

jbh45 on March 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Reid used to be a boxer–methinks he was hit in the head once to often!

lovingmyUSA on March 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Reid used to be a boxer–methinks he was hit in the head once to often!

lovingmyUSA on March 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM

So what are you saying? That he has so little fat on his rear that he couldn’t protect his head while he was meditating?

Is that what you’re saying?

platypus on March 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Did anyone else notice the Yahoo.com home page article on dinosaurs? Did you notice how it the title read like a Allahpundit blog?

Did you notice that the comment section looks like one Allah would envy?

Just wonderin’ out loud.

rihar on March 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Hey Harry- Bush, Petraeus and the troops didn’t lose Iraq but it sure looks like the Dems are trying to lose Turkey!

http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/05/turkey-troubles/?test=latestnews

Could you please tell Obama and Hillary to give back any campaign money they took from Armenian-American groups during the campaign when they said they supported this resolution.

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 5, 2010 at 7:49 PM

A good time to quote Christopher Hitchens on Harry Reid:

“Where do we find such men?”

Indeed.

Bruno Strozek on March 5, 2010 at 7:49 PM

He said what he said about jobs in front of cameras and it is on video all over the net.Now he says it is taken out of context(ever heard that before?)and used for political gain by Republicans.This same guy spent the Bush years hoping everyday would see many American and Iraqi deaths that he could use for political gain.

docflash on March 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Keep Harry Reid in Congress in 2010!?

No thank you.

Conservative Samizdat on March 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Iraqis Celebrate Second Anniversary of “Wonderful, Colossal” Erroneous Prediction of U.S. Senator Harry Reid http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/04/iraqis-celebrate-second-anniversary-of.html

Mervis Winter on March 5, 2010 at 10:12 PM

And to think, this colossal tool will be saved by Tea Partiers.

……What a world.

(The person and organization running under that banner may or may not be legit in Nevada, but it is what it is. They’re on track to blow it big time. ‘Least Glenn Beck will be satisfied.)

Hawkins1701 on March 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM

‘Destabilized the Middle East?!’ A “civil war” in Israel?

WTF was this jackass smoking?!

Man, I wish Pete Pace and the Rummy would have a run-in with this idiot in some public restaurant, where a FOXNews reporter and camera crew just happened to be having lunch.

Virus-X on March 5, 2010 at 11:33 PM

“Reptilian” — a more perfect word doesn’t exist to describe this presumed-to-be-human specimen.

Nichevo on March 6, 2010 at 3:39 AM

Allah, we’re gonna need more than just a Bungle-fueled hump-bot when this POS goes down in flames.

Cylor on March 6, 2010 at 3:43 AM

I see what you’re saying, but I look forward to devouring the schadenfreude of Reid’s concession speech after he loses by 115 percentage points.

fiatboomer on March 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I expect there will be Watch Parties all over the USA this November to relish the demise of Reid and many others……many folks prefer to watch an MSNBC broadcast when the Dems lose is spectacular fashion, just to see how they twuist themselves into pretzels trying to minimize the importance of it all…

Red State State of Mind on March 6, 2010 at 8:35 PM