Harry Reid: Chris Coons is “my pet”

posted at 6:28 pm on September 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

An auspicious opening to Team O’Donnell’s campaign: Already, Democrats are making unforced errors as dumb as the ones Martha Coakley made in Massachusetts.

Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell.

“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.

“Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don’t mean loud or long; he’s a communicator. So that’s how I feel about Delaware. I’ve always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.”

Putting aside the sheer Dr. Evil goofiness of referring to someone as “my pet,” does this moron not understand that his endorsement doesn’t help, even in a blue state? His national favorable rating is 26/56; I can’t find numbers for Delaware, but if The One’s approval rating is now underwater there, surely the vastly less likable Reid is deep into negative territory. Why would any semi-coherent Democrat want to nationalize this race in a year when the Democrats’ national brand is pure poison for their candidates?

Ace claims that, in one fell swoop, Reid has succeeded into branding Coons as … a beta male. Surely he’s not that low. Is he?

Update: Submitted for your approval: “Let’s put it this way: The first magazine he reads each week is People.”


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I hope the pet poops in Reid’s shoes.

Yellowdog12 on September 15, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Methinks Reid just pooped all over the Pets election chances!

Elect me I’m Dingy Harrys’ Pet! When Dingy shouts I get all wet!

dhunter on September 15, 2010 at 7:19 PM

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM
good one :)

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:11 PM

cmsinaz: I can’t find a decent Pet song,it’ll have to do-:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Well, don’t let Coons into the Oval Office. They just got a new carpet there.

Wethal on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

In all seriousness, how did this man get to be the senate majority leader?

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

do wonder,what Barney Franks thinks of that statement, ahem!!

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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Probably that Reid misses Eric Massa as much as he does.

Dusty on September 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Dusty: *Shudders*-:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM

AnninCA on September 15, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Move to DE and vote for hm. Texas would be happy to see the back end of you. May even pay for the truck.

katy the mean old lady on September 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

not necessarily pets
-rock lobster
-hungry like a wolf
:)

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

So… when will he appear in Penthouse?

Mojave Mark on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I can see Coons screaming “I don’t know Harry Reid!”

GarandFan on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Y’all need to go to Michelle Malkin, Doug guest blogger, to see what they came up with for dingy on this issue. Really funny!
L

letget on September 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Sounds like a ready made campaign ad for the REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER!!

Khun Joe on September 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

For all the whining about O’Donnell it seems that folks have missed the great negatives on the Democratic side.

Coons is a bit spending, big government, Progressive with a great friend in Sir Gaffe-a-lot from NV. The way Reid talks it sounds like one of those things from a bondage friendship… ‘my pet’!!

Remember to take your foot out of your mouth before you shoot it.

ajacksonian on September 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

In all seriousness, how did this man get to be the senate majority leader?

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Most qualified Democrat?

I think thats an argument that can be made.

BobMbx on September 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Nickelback – Animals (All the Right Reasons)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMyvH6GDm54&feature=related

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

letget@7:29,
So sorry, it was Michelle, not Doug.
L

letget on September 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

-big spending for Coons…

*must use preview and actually read it…*

Isn’t the county he is from near bankruptcy?

ajacksonian on September 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM
=========================================
not necessarily pets
-rock lobster
-hungry like a wolf
:)

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

cmsinaz:The B-52′s,Love shack…..oh the memories,haha!:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

“Let’s put it this way: The first magazine he reads each week is People.”

Hey, that’s cool. Unless, of course, you’re Sarah Palin.

ramrants on September 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

This is too easy. Could it be a trick?

ornery_independent on September 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM

This is the theme song.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Nothing like Ried writing the first commercial for O’Donnell!

Rndguy on September 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

The Rocky Raccoon – Beatles – Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nucSvl7VXVM

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Reid even!

Rndguy on September 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Am I the only one that thought of, out of all the moments in the Austin Powers movies, the part where Doc Evil asks the UN for one million dollars and laughs like a stuck pig?

Ryan Anthony on September 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

So… when will he appear in Penthouse?

Mojave Mark on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Dear Forum,

I always read about things like this, but I never thought it could happen to me. As Senate Majority Leader, I sometimes get a chance to meet new people…

malclave on September 15, 2010 at 7:43 PM

This is the theme song.

John the Libertarian on September 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

John the Libertarian: Well,it does seem to capture that
Progressive Feel,hehe!:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Out: Ch Ch Ch Changes.
In: Ch Ch Ch Chia.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

So… when will he appear in Penthouse

Mojave Mark on September 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM
——————————————-
Dear Forum,

I always read about things like this, but I never thought it could happen to me. As Senate Majority Leader, I sometimes get a chance to meet new people…

malclave on September 15, 2010 at 7:43 PM

malclave:

………and my hobbies include,smelling tourists…….:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Out: Ch Ch Ch Changes.
In: Ch Ch Ch Chia.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Buy Danish: Perfectly captured,and I would say,that you
have nailed it,in the least amount of words!
Haha:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

You know when Drudge had up ‘Establishment Freaks’ I thought for sure that ‘Freaks’ was being used as a verb. Now I’m not so sure…

ajacksonian on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

My preciousssss.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

In all seriousness, how did this man get to be the senate majority leader?

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Same way Pelosi became Speaker. Peter Principle.

ddrintn on September 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Reid and Coons, the Pet Shop Boys.

TugboatPhil on September 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

First it’s dogs.

Now it’s pets.

What’s next?

I know, how about a new logo?

Dhuka on September 15, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Yale Law School.

Should be an automatic disqualifier this year.

rbj on September 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM

AP is a Yale Law School grad.

Blake on September 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Ah, but AP’s not running for elective office! (And a good thing, too, because we need him right here.)

Mary in LA on September 15, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Vote Christine O’Donnell.

She’s nobody’s pet.

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Campaign slogan winner!!

ButterflyDragon on September 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

As soon as O’Donnell inevitably gets accused by Coons of being weird and extreme, she needs to run an ad with the “my pet” quote, followed by a mild mannered, almost timid, protest

“Um, I think that might be a little weird”

Or an ad with the title of his article:

“Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist. By Chris Coons

“Um, I think that might be a little extreme”

RINO in Name Only on September 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Heh… “my pet”

Yeah, Harry, That’ll help.

.
.
.
Help O’Donnell at least as much as the ~ $700K she raised so far today.

LegendHasIt on September 15, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Vote Christine O’Donnell.

She’s nobody’s pet.

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 6:58 PM

That’s actually pretty good if they point out the hostility from the GOP to help illustrate it.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM

that is the majority of the great body that represents our Republic.

rob verdi on September 15, 2010 at 8:07 PM

You want Good News, try this, Angle +1 in a new CNN TIME poll.

rob verdi on September 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM

cmsinaz:The B-52′s,Love shack…..oh the memories,haha!:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

hee hee :)

cmsinaz on September 15, 2010 at 8:11 PM

D@mn…. things are getting too S&M in the Dem Party….

CynicalOptimist on September 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Sit…roll over…lay down…shake…vote dem…sit up…speak…lick your ba**s, yep, he’s your pet alright, knows all the commands a liberal needs to know…

right2bright on September 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM

can’t find a decent Pet song,it’ll have to do-:)

canopfor on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Does it have to be “decent”?

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo Coons

How Much is That Doggy Coons in the Window?

B-I-N-G-O C-O-O-N-S

There was a Senator had a pet
And Coonsie was his name-o!
C-O-O-N-S!
C-O-O-N-S!
C-O-O-N-S!
And Coonsie was his name-o!

malclave on September 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Coons is Reid’s “pet” rock. As in dumb as a box of rocks.

According to Reid, Coons is a great speaker – haven’t we heard that before about a certain someone Biden called “clean and articulate.”

The American people has grown to know that the empty suits in the Democrat party spout off nothin’ but “just words?”
Not an original word or idea to be found among them.

kscheuller on September 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Funny you should bring up Marsha Coakley-
Yesterday I learned I do some one to vote for in the next election :)

http://carboneforag.com/

wubu on September 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Visualizes Reid as a non-fiction equivalent of Donald Pleasance’s character in the James Bond films as the psychopathic chief of SPECTRE nervously stroking the cat on his lap.

viking01 on September 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

The question is, will Chris Coons sing this to Harry and Nancy?

either orr on September 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Coons to Reid: What’ve I, what’ve I, what’ve I done to deserve this?

KeepOhioRed on September 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM

My campaign strategy for CO, by the way, will work perfectly if you think about it.

Just don’t let her talk that much.

And let the hated national Democrats talk a lot. Give them enough room, and they’ll hang themselves. And their down-ticket candidates.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM

My campaign strategy for CO, by the way, will work perfectly if you think about it.

Since you despise her I think we can put it on the same shelf as that friendly Karl Rove advice.

Just don’t let her talk that much.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Every time she does an interview more people seem to like her and understand that the Castle campaign mudslinging was just partisan smearing.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 9:32 PM

See what I mean? The Dems are going to dump this election. Christine can win.

Just don’t let her talk that much.

Good Lt on September 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM

“Shut up,” he explained.

fossten on September 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

O’Donnell pulled in over $750,000 in the last 24 hours!!

Staggering.

And she is NOBODY’S pet!!!

Justrand on September 15, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Coons can respond with an Obama-ism: You talk to me like a dog!

JPlunket on September 15, 2010 at 9:49 PM

In all seriousness, how did this man get to be the senate majority leader?

Lily on September 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I ask myself that nearly every day when I read any news that refers to or so much as mentions Harry Reid.

I don’t know the answer to that, except that it proves the point I try not to often admit, and that is that there are a lot of hapless, misguided or perhaps very badly-intended voters in our land. Thus, Reid has been elected and gains substantial power amidst others elected, without much intellectual and/or spiritual integrity and certainly not on his strength of character.

Lourdes on September 15, 2010 at 10:00 PM

My Preciousssssss……

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM

She needs to spend some of that money on the guy who did the Wizard of Oz commercial for Pelosi’s Challenger.But this one could be a Lord Of The Rings spoof. Oh, it practically writes itself.!!

Queen0fCups on September 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Tell me we have video.

Or at least audio tape.

This has got to go in a campaign ad.

Sackett on September 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM

What species? And what breed?

antisocial on September 15, 2010 at 11:45 PM

With apologies to AP, I’d like to take this chance to thank the Lord above for Harry Reid.

docob on September 16, 2010 at 1:03 AM

Will Pelosi call him “My Pretty” next?

I’d say no, but this seems equally stupid… so maybe.

gekkobear on September 16, 2010 at 1:36 AM

Harry Reid: Chris Coons is “my pet”

TMI, Harry, TMI. Whatever floats your boat. Consenting adults and all that but… get a room.

theCork on September 16, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Harry’s “bend over” buddy… we need video!

joe btfsplk on September 16, 2010 at 7:25 AM

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