Video: Reid running on paternalism and condescension

posted at 10:12 am on August 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Everyone say ¡hola! to a great example of both the ad hominem insult and the paternalistic approach to ethnic policticking of Harry Reid.  In this short clip, Reid manages to say nothing at all, and yet still tell Hispanic voters to get back on the Democratic reservation (via the Weekly Standard):

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.  ‘Kay?  Do I need to say more?

Well, you haven’t said anything yet, Senator.  Like so much of the agenda you’ve pushed, you have made an assertion that has absolutely no substance at all.  What exactly is the basis of your expertise?  Are you speaking from your own deep Hispanic heritage?  Or are you, like so many others in the Democratic Party who like to play race cards in politics, demanding mindless loyalty on the basis of ethnicity?  Alternate headline, and just as accurate: Harry Reid tells Hispanics what to think, can’t explain why.

I have some advice for Senator Reid.  If he wants to find out how someone of Hispanic heritage can be a Republican, he can call Brian Sandoval in Nevada.  Reid should be able to recognize Sandoval, because he’s currently beating Reid’s son Rory like a drum in the polls for the gubernatorial race (via Karl in the Green Room).  Small wonder Rory has stopped using his dad’s name in his campaign advertising.

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Hey, when it’s all you got you have to go with it.

trapeze on August 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Alex..I’ll take the Race Card for $200 please.

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Reservation, or plantation?

fusionaddict on August 11, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Desperate people say desperate things. He also has tossed a race card into the mix. What a worm!

GFW on August 11, 2010 at 10:18 AM

I don’t know how anyone… who pays taxes… could be a Democrat…

RalphyBoy on August 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM

“All the waiters at my country club are democrats. Same with my pool and lawn guys.”

DamnCat on August 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM

It’s just lucky for Senator “War is Lost” “W is a Liar and a Loser” that Sharron Angle is the only one who says dumb things.

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM

yup…

this man should be toast right now…

cmsinaz on August 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Wow, that was arrogant, racist, elitist, condescending, and uninformed in only an eight second clip. This guy is good.

Tommy_G on August 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM

That’s racist.

lorien1973 on August 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I am sure every Republican candidate, especially those of Hispanic heritage, appreciates all the free publicity they will be getting from Sen. Reid’s stupid statement. Come on, Nevada, why are you even considering hanging onto to this guy?

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Rubio is sure taking advantage..:)

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:27 AM

“Plus, they are lighter skinned and don’t speak with a foreign dialect, unless they want to have one.” – Harry

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM

But we had them so completely bamboozled, how can they become conservatives now? Dem leadership.

Slowburn on August 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Reservation, or plantation?

fusionaddict on August 11, 2010 at 10:18 AM

And the rest of us “bitter clingers” will be relegated to gulag reeducation camps.

onlineanalyst on August 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Alternate headline, and just as accurate: Harry Reid tells Hispanics what to think, can’t explain why.

Democrats to minorities: “We just want to help (insert fornication word here) you, since you’re too stupid to think for yourselves”)

Rovin on August 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM

OT: Ex Boss Michelle Malkin is coming up on Laura Ingraham show..

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I know. That he recognizes an opportunity just adds to his appeal and my conviction that he is the real deal.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Got to like that..:)

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Did the NRA endorse this POS yet or not?

TexasDan on August 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM

This guy makes me embarrassed to be Mormon.

ugh.

johnnyboy on August 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

If I go to Vegas this fall will all those Hispans handin out those cards with scantily clad girls and their phone numbers be handin out Harry Reids card instead.

If so I’ll pass on Vegas and go elsewhere do they have those cool cards in Atlantic City?

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Because we all know that traditionally Catholic Hispanics would never agree with Republicans on anything, right?

Vera on August 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

If the NRA endorses him I’ll cancel my membership of 30 years!

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I’m sooo hoping to hear these words in November:

“You won’t have Harry Reid to kick around any more.”

GnuBreed on August 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Mormon overwhelmingly vote Republican. I don’t know how any one of Mormon heritage votes for Harry Reid.

Rocks on August 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Ouch.

myrenovations on August 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

This guy makes me embarrassed to be Mormon.

ugh.

johnnyboy on August 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

“Majority Leader” Reid makes me embarrassed to be an American.

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

“Kay?” Que?

Amazing how he can turn the Latino dialect on and off whenever he needs.

Saltysam on August 11, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM

I am still marveling at your hours. Please tell me you are going to take a nap.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?

Harry Reid …
Not very imaginative,
Not very inquisitive,
Not very analytical,
Not very bright.

And anthropologists said neanderthals had died out.

Dusty on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?

I don’t know how any Nevada voter could pull the lever for this brain-dead racist moron. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?

AZCoyote on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM

I love the smell of desperation in the morning…it smells like…victory. [to paraphrase]

allstonian on August 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Bloated “sex poddle” declares “this battle has not been successful and is pretty much over for this year.”

J_Crater on August 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

I am still marveling at your hours. Please tell me you are going to take a nap.

Cindy Munford on August 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Yeah..a little later..:)

Dire Straits on August 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

El pendejo mas grande del mundo. There is NO WAY that we can allow this guy to win in November. He is an embarrassment to our nation, not just the Democrats.

princetrumpet on August 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Anyone else take a look at that video and have flashbacks of Dana Carvey’s Ross Perot impression.

“Admiral, we stopped at Denny’s half an hour ago, you had a double cheeseburger, your belly is full, I rest my case.”

teke184 on August 11, 2010 at 10:49 AM

And what percentage of the Hispanic vote do you think Harry Reid will get in the upcoming election?

(In 2008, 78% of Hispanics in Nevada voted for Obama.)

albill on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I don’t see how anyone AT ALL could be a democrat…

Ltlgeneral64 on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Ltlgeneral64 on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I don’t see how any one of caucasian heritage could be a Democrat. Okay? Do I need to say more?

FIFY

parke on August 11, 2010 at 10:54 AM

If the NRA endorses him I’ll cancel my membership of 30 years!

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:39 AM

I and my 5 gun-clinging brothers are on the same page. Don’t look forward to removing all the NRA stickers I’ve got plastered on my vehicles.

Gang-of-One on August 11, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I don’t see how anyone AT ALL could be a democrat…

Ltlgeneral64 on August 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Oh I do: being a Democrat apparently gets you out of paying taxes. And being a Democrat politican, you get paid so well.

ChrisB on August 11, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Does anybody expect anything else from the oppressives in the Democratic party?

Colbyjack on August 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3YaGyuaTE

Stolen from Lucianne.com
Appropriate!

dhunter on August 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Wow. I hesitate to cry racism, but this is racism. It is that Democrat mentality that to be a good Negro or a good Mexican, you have to stay on the liberal plantation.

Incredible that Reid could be that racist and that stupid to let his racism show.

WannabeAnglican on August 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM

For a bitter, angry old white man to speak from a podium that he doesn’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage (or for that matter, Native American, or African, Arab, Jewish or Asian) can oppose him is DESPOTIC desperation.

Reid’s a white supremacist running to maintain his authoritarian rule over everyone, regardless of party or race.

maverick muse on August 11, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Wow. This would make a good ad for Sharon angle.

jdawg on August 11, 2010 at 11:02 AM

The old fart is out of gas, the racism card is over-charged. Both are now useless, as everybody knows Democrats are the original party of racism, slavery and segregation.

tarpon on August 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Get with the program, Hispanics! ‘Cause a reedy-voiced, cadaverous, failing undertaker and blanco politician knows what’s best for you. ‘Cause you’re such children and can’t figure it out for yourselves.

ya2daup on August 11, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Racial hatred and class warfare is all the liberal scumbags have and have ever had. Their anti-American efforts finally paid off in the biggest scam in our history with Obama. Even the brainwashed lemmings of the demonrat party are starting to see the lunacy of the mentally deranged philosophy. Sad when you have to use hate to “energize” your base. Calling all racists to back the demonrats like you always have. Nauseating human life forms.

volsense on August 11, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Surprise, surprise, more divisiveness from our “leaders”. Enough of this pathetic little worm already, even if the opponent is hardly what I would call a good candidate, she’s better than Weed.

scalleywag on August 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM

This guy makes me embarrassed to be Mormon.

ugh.

johnnyboy on August 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

I don’t know how any Mormon could actually vote democratic, you know, the party of partial birth abortion or human sacrifice party, in which they sacrifice these humans for the growth of their god, the all expanding and controlling government.

PrettyD_Vicious on August 11, 2010 at 11:24 AM

I posted this before when this was in the headlines but it is worth repeating.

Good Job Harry, nothing like whipping out the race card and beating the sh!t out of yourself with it. Keep up the good work!

milwife88 on August 11, 2010 at 11:25 AM

If he wants to find out how someone of Hispanic heritage can be a Republican, he can call Brian Sandoval in Nevada.

Or Marco Rubio in Florida.

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?

Yes, you do need to say more. ‘Splain it to us, Harry!

Steve Z on August 11, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Please don’t doubt me when I say that Harry is universally hated in Nevada. I couldn’t care less what the polls say—he’s toast.

It’s like saying:
I don’t know how any Hispanic could be pro life.
I don’t know how any Hispanic could be a capitalist.
I don’t know how any Hispanic could be for small limited government.
I don’t know how any Hispanic could be in favor of the Constitution.

B’ Bye Harry

Mojave Mark on August 11, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Wow. This would make a good ad for Sharon angle.

jdawg

Except Sharron Angle doesn’t talk to Hispanics.

Grow Fins on August 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Grow Fins on August 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM

You are such a clown. Seriously.

Inanemergencydial on August 11, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Perhaps Senator Reid would like to say hello to Susana Martinez, the REPUBLICAN nominee for Governor of New Mexico in November. She’s leading in the polls.

sdillard on August 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM

“We never receive information, press releases, information on the place for talking with the community. Nothing,” said Editor in Chief Hernando Amaya.

Hispanic television and radio reporters say the same.

Miguel Barrientos with KLAV-AM says calls to the Angle campaign go unanswered for weeks, leaving Hispanic media outlets at a loss to inform the community about the issues that affect them.

Too bad for the 7000 Hispanic voters who voted Republican in 2006.

Grow Fins on August 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?

“Oh, I do? ‘Kay– Miguel Estrada. Comprendes mis amigos?”

Barnestormer on August 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM

As a Hispanic I am appalled by this man. Que viva el Partido Republicano!

ncconservative on August 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM

The old fart is out of gas, the racism card is over-charged. Both are now useless, as everybody knows Democrats are the original party of racism, slavery and segregation.

tarpon on August 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Univision and Telemundo (arm of the Democrat Party) will not show this.

meMC on August 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Maybe it wasn’t “‘Kay?” but “¿Que?”

Kafir on August 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Reid: “Do you know what I love most about the people of Nevada? They don’t smell anywhere near as bad as those stinkin’ tourists that visit the Capitol.”

olesparkie on August 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM