Good news from Harry Reid: Harry Reid saved us from a worldwide depression

posted at 9:27 pm on October 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, what on earth is he talking about? Does he mean … TARP? There’s a case to be made there about averting a depression, but TARP was famously (or rather, infamously) an initiative spearheaded by the dreaded Bushitler and his lackey Hank Paulson. It drew bipartisan support; it wasn’t some sort of Harry Reid brainstorm. And besides — voters hate it. Why even allude to it this late in the campaign?

Or does he mean the stimulus, which voters also dislike thanks to its porkiness and the fact that they spent $800 billion only to bog down in 9.6 percent unemployment (17.1 percent unemployment if you include discouraged workers)? Says David Freddoso of Nevada’s 14.4 percent unemployment rate, if you live there “you probably feel like you are in the middle of a worldwide depression.”


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Arrogance thy name is Harry Reid

Cookies Mom on October 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Kinda reminds of me that Adult Swim skit where Ted Turner runs around saying “Captain Planet!”

lorien1973 on October 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I am a legend in my own mind.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM

The audacity of hopelessness.

FloatingRock on October 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Imagine if they tie, the Nevada race can give us so much more over the long haul.

rob verdi on October 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

That might be the nail in the coffin.

brewcrew67 on October 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Harry Reid: The mind is lost.

d1carter on October 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Wow, Humility index of 6 to go with his room temperature IQ

The Rock on October 21, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Lord Douchebag!

AubieJon on October 21, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Audacity, bravado, and hope can only carry you so far. After a while you have to accomplish something.

Skandia Recluse on October 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Well when the stock market crashed prior to the depression – a lot of Wall Street guys jumped out of buildings.

If the GOP wave is big enough – wonder if some prominent Dimmocrits will do likewise?

HondaV65 on October 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM

This must be some of that ‘messaging’ thing Obama and his drones keep blathering about…very effective, if you goal is to get the other party elected.

AUINSC on October 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM

At least it’s not quite at calming-the-oceans arrogance.

theperfecteconomist on October 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Notice the smile?

Even he doesn’t believe this crap.

sharrukin on October 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Ducks and the Bruins?..Who wins tonight?..:)

Dire Straits on October 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM

“How to be a Brainless, Moronic Douchebag 101″ must be a required course for democrats.

txag92 on October 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Y’know, I’ve thought that this elites vs. the people line was a bit exagerrated or hyperbolic.

I’ll try to think about it again.

Wow. Hubris times 100.

SteveMG on October 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM

dude?

ted c on October 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM

The voters of Nevada can save me from depression.

Mark1971 on October 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” –C. S. Lewis

theperfecteconomist on October 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Notice the smile?

Even he doesn’t believe this crap.

sharrukin on October 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Where I’m from we call it a ‘shiteating grin’.

darwin-t on October 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

HELLO! I’d put O’Donnell up against Reid, Pelosi or Boxer any day of the freakin’ week.

obladioblada on October 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Harry Reid sitting down with Special Ed and Nancy Pelosi with Olberdouche (both for the first time I do believe) – I love the smell of desperation in the morning evening.

Marcus on October 21, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Ducks and the Bruins?..Who wins tonight?..:)

Dire Straits on October 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Ducks!

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2010 at 9:37 PM

This new humility strategy is confusing.

mankai on October 21, 2010 at 9:38 PM

He’s going to save a nation of people from depression on November 2… by losing.

teke184 on October 21, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Thanks, Harry. I was wondering why life is so great, and now I know. I’ll sleep well tonight. /s

joejm65 on October 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM

“What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.”

Maybe Dan was speaking of Harry Reid.

Yes. To all the people who’ve attacked Christine O’Donnell, really? You really don’t think she can do the job that Harry or Babs does? Really?

Fallon on October 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Ducks!

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2010 at 9:37 PM

I can buy into that .. But the UCLA vs Texas thing is causing me pause!..:)

Dire Straits on October 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM

“But for me…we would be in a world wide depression”

….it’s called demintia….

Baxter Greene on October 21, 2010 at 9:44 PM

The only thing that will be more satisfying than seeing Harry Reid get his arse kicked back to Searchlight will be seeing Harry Reid getting indicted because the US Attorney no longer fears him.

JohnGalt23 on October 21, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Elitist douchebags like this holding the reins of power are what make me want to dig the bunker a little deeper. The denial, the arrogance, the obliviousness they have of the destruction literally on our doorstep is scaring the crap out of me.

Bishop on October 21, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Reid is auditioning for Saturday Night Live.

FloatingRock on October 21, 2010 at 9:44 PM

…because he’ll soon be looking for a new job.

FloatingRock on October 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM

By all means Nevada…

… elect this walking hemoroide for another six years in the Senate.

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2010 at 9:45 PM

It’s depressing watching this person waste oxygen.

SouthernGent on October 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM

“Kneel before Zod”….

Hog Wild on October 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Where I’m from we call it a ‘shiteating grin’.

darwin-t on October 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM

How this joker can even be close to being re-elected is a mystery.

sharrukin on October 21, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Yes, this is how dumb he thinks the voters are.

thekingtut on October 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Awesome contrast, AP. For how much we rag on you, you definitely have a knack for these sorts of things.

Obama: “Maybe we should be more humble.”

Reid: “Why aren’t you stupid wingnuts thanking me for saving the damn world?”

Aww….drink it in.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 21, 2010 at 9:58 PM

The creepy smile says it all – he was anticipating an unbelieving retort – or was he reacting to the shocked face of the interviewer??

In any case, it was a weaselly smile.

fred5678 on October 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM

So thats’ Clark Kent 40 years later? Man he got small in old age, looks fragile too, bet an Angel could kick his skinny ass!

dhunter on October 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Pride coming before the fall.

“Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

Enjoy your retirement Mr. Reid.

http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/

Blue Collar Todd on October 21, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Yeah and he’s just another old guy living on a fixed income.

Lily on October 21, 2010 at 10:18 PM

God save us from Harry Reid.

publiuspen on October 21, 2010 at 10:19 PM

One of those occasions when a politician accidentally blurts out the truth. He saved “us” — the politically connected — from a worldwide depression by sentencing all those people “you could literally smell” to a country-wide depression.

cthulhu on October 21, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I have never realized before how much he looks like Dennis Kucinich.

flataffect on October 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM

I loathe Harry Reid. Please Nevadans, Please Please Please….. Fire this genuine traitor to the country.

Boxy_Brown on October 21, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Poooooor pooooooor Harry. Those diapers go in your pants dear. Not on your head. *sigh*

Personally, I think TARP was a dem thing. Wasn’t Harry the one who called Obama, and McCain back to DC, and then told McCain on his arrival to go away, that they had it covered, and didn’t need him?

I think at that point, Bush just did what he did, because he was outta there. I really do think Pelosi, and Reid were the true masterminds behind it. I didn’t say they were smart. Just the minds behind it.

capejasmine on October 21, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Halp us Hairy Reed… We R stuk in a ditch…

Haiku Guy on October 21, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Delooooooooooshional!!!

Jvette on October 21, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Poor Harry–still crazy after all these years.

dragondrop on October 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Harry Reid’s comment during the debate was indicative of what a dolt he is. “We need to dig our way out of the hole we’re in.” What a dork. You climb your way out a hole idiot.

Mojave Mark on October 21, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Way to lower the bar: If a world-wide depression doesn’t happen on the Democrat’s watch then you must re-elect them.

Socratease on October 21, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Harry Reid, only second biggest Liar on Earth…

Machiavelli, Pinocchio and Narcissus are laughing their dead arses off.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM

I’m penning a thank you note right this minute to Harry for saving the world.

ButterflyDragon on October 22, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Machiavelli, Pinocchio and Narcissus are laughing their dead arses off.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Machiavelli wouldn’t be laughing, he’d probably be sadly shaking his head in understanding but disappointment.

Fighton03 on October 22, 2010 at 12:52 AM

Harry, what’s your home address so I can send a Candygram from Mongo.

leftnomore on October 22, 2010 at 2:06 AM

leftnomore on October 22, 2010 at 2:06 AM

That’s ‘candygram FOR Mongo’. But I agree with the sentiment.

Fighton03 on October 22, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Thanks a lot, Harry.
Now go away.

justltl on October 22, 2010 at 2:25 AM

The war is lost Harry, retire while you can.

tarpon on October 22, 2010 at 4:50 AM

I do believe Harry Reid has entered that Special Place of his where he has done nothing but serve his fellow man, where all his actions have resulted in everyone being allowed to prosper, and where life is truly good.

In other words, the man is officially three French Fries shy of a Happy Meal.

pilamaye on October 22, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Just imagine how bad he will be if he wins.

albill on October 22, 2010 at 6:11 AM

He shampoos with Gold Bond Medicated Powder.

Squiggy on October 22, 2010 at 6:22 AM

Maybe when Harry was a boxer, someone slipped a horseshoe in their glove and clocked him a little too hard. Head for the showers, Harry.

tpitman on October 22, 2010 at 6:23 AM

Wow, he’s pushing the same big lie that ODumbAss is, hoping it’s so big and told so often people will buy it.

We are still in the depression. BLS reported yesterday another 400k+ filed for unemployment last week and I bet none of you “expected” this: They revised the previous week’s numbers UP to 475,000.

A real shocker I know. We have not had unemployment like this since the depression.

dogsoldier on October 22, 2010 at 6:43 AM

What a cute little smirky grin! What an adorable little boy!

Oh wait, this is not a six-year old telling a fairy tale and grinning when he gets to the exciting parts. This is a high-ranking, highly-(over)paid senator.

Sharron Angle needs to grab this for her next “nail-in-the-coffin” ad.

Harry Reid is a disgrace.

DuctTapeMyBrain on October 22, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Is there anything he can’t do?

scrubjay on October 22, 2010 at 8:01 AM

I’m going to hop, skip and jump if this guy loses the election. He’s been around way too long and it’s time that stench left our nation’s capitol.

scalleywag on October 22, 2010 at 8:13 AM

A legend in his own mind. Hope Angle has a lot of kryptonite for this superman.

Kissmygrits on October 22, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Harry Reid says economy isn’t his fault

He’s gone from not wanting to be blamed for its awfulness to taking credit for its awesomeness.

Akzed on October 22, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Clearly, this man is delusional. What’s next? If elected he will save us from Armageddon? He needs to be gone, period.

Wills on October 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM

This man is clearly insane if he truly believes what he is saying.

Alden Pyle on October 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM

I am pretty depressed since Nov 2008. Reid’s salvation has not saved me yet.

Sir Napsalot on October 22, 2010 at 9:44 AM

He is obviously drinking whatever Pelosi is!

pgrossjr on October 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM

SAVIOR? HARRY REID?

What stuff is he smoking?

TheAlamos on October 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM

Does he mean … TARP? There’s a case to be made there about averting delaying a depression

FTFY.

Or does he mean the stimulus…

Germany Defies Keynesian Stimulus And Recovers!

Germany is the world’s fourth largest economy, they are successful manufacturers and exporters, and their government’s deficit as a percentage of GDP in 2010 is expected to be about 5.5% versus about 10.1% in the U.S. Their fiscal stimulus was largely in the form of tax cuts rather than government spending.

Read it and weep all you Keynesians (from today’s WSJ)…

Rae on October 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM

How many jobs have you saved in Nevada, Harry?

If you really wanted to save the world from carbon dioxide, you’d open up Yucca Mountain so we could build nuclear power plants. Or is that above your IQ?

Steve Z on October 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Harry “the war is lost” Reid, the scumbag of Congress, saved the world? what is that little man smoking???

afotia on October 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Thanks Harry…have another slurpee on us!

joe btfsplk on October 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Does he mean … TARP? There’s a case to be made there about averting a depression…

No, there’s really not.

Yes, I know, they claim “we were going to have another Depression and we avoided it.” Oh really? We avoided it eh? We’re spending 12% of GDP on the federal credit card to avoid admitting it, but we in fact avoided exactly nothing in terms of economic outcome – we have 20 million Americans out of work and 40 million+ on food stamps.

But for government “handouts” there would be tent cities in every major population center in this nation right now, and there has been zero progress on reducing that dependency over the last three years.

Rae on October 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Hey Reid, how about next time the Dems don’t create a housing bubble that started the whole mess in the first place!!! This was done by forcing banks to lend to unqualified poor, and threatening to label banks racist if those poor are minorities, and then backing up the bad loans with government money from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

scotash on October 23, 2010 at 5:57 AM