Er, did Harry Reid just campaign on the Senate floor?

posted at 10:01 am on September 20, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

On the Senate floor this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and some Senate Democrats took a few moments out of what I’m sure is a very — er — busy schedule to excoriate Mitt Romney over his positively diabolical personal tax secrecy (probably because of all that greedy, dodgy, loophole-and-foreign-bank-account scheming he did to totally avoid paying taxes, the nerve of that man) and his apparently nefarious plot to use his potential presidency in order to basically just cut checks to his millionaire buddies. So, nothing too out of the ordinary for Reid — it’s not like we’re hearing any of this for the first time.

If you’re a multimillionaire, Mitt Romney won’t rest until you get a quarter million dollar tax cut. That’s what the Ryan budget does. And Romney likes that. For all we know, Mitt Romney could be one of those who have paid no federal income tax. Thousands of families make more than $1 million, pay nothing in federal income taxes each year. Repeat that Madame President, thousands of families making more than a million dollars a year pay nothing in federal income taxes. Is Mitt Romney among those? We’ll never know since he refuses to release his tax returns for the years before he was running for president.

I mean, it’s actually really generous of him to give his time to help escalate the character-and-class warmongering against Mitt Romney like that, you know? It really shows that he’s a team player for the Democrats and Barack Ob– wait, what? Our elected, public officials… aren’t supposed to use official Congressional time and resources, paid for by the U.S. taxpayer, in order to campaign for/against other political candidates? You mean the Senate floor isn’t meant to be used that way? …Oops. From The Hill:

Republicans say Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) flouted the spirit of ethical prohibitions against political activity on federal property Wednesday after he ripped Mitt Romney on the Senate floor. …

“He’s campaigning on the Senate floor. It’s the taxpayer-funded Senate floor. The speech had nothing to do with the Senate. It was a pure campaign speech. You couldn’t give it in the rotunda. You couldn’t give it in my office. It’s a taxpayer-funded building,” said a senior Senate Republican aide.

Reid has long relished his role as an attack dog, using the Senate floor this year to criticize Romney. …

“The things Reid says on the Senate floor ha[ve] nothing to do with governance,” said another GOP aide. “It’s what you would hear at a political rally. He would go into a convent and crush Romney if he thought he had to.” …

Of course, you can make the arguments that Republicans get to spend plenty of time bashing President Obama (but, key word: President), and that this really is a legitimate policy issue as President Obama tries his darndest to get Congress to re-up the Bush-era tax rates for only those families making less than 250k a year, which is the argument that Reid’s office seemed to take in response to the finger-pointing. Still, that round of discussion seemed oddly designed to merely showcase some furious reactions to Mitt Romney’s 47-percent comments, rather than related to any legislation at hand. Maybe not technical rule-breaking, but still, there is a line in there somewhere, and I’d personally rather we be more careful about toeing it than less. (Heh, Harry Reid, less-than-judicious with tax dollars? Mind = blown.)


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Fluke that guy.

changer1701 on September 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM

For all we know, Harry Reid could be a pedophile. And how does one become a millionaire on a senator’s salary? Are we sure Harry Reid isn’t guilty of financial felonies?

rbj on September 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Man oh man.
When we have the WH and both houses, I do hope SOMEONE is assigned to prosecute all of these lawbreakers !!
Disgusting how they simply get away with this crapola !!

pambi on September 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Sen. Harry Reid is a pedophile…or maybe a pederast…

“I got that from a reliable source who made me promise not to reveal his name. But he knows. Honest.

Now I’m sure some would expect me to back up this claim with some of those “fact” thingys or maybe a link or two. Well, given that I’ve promise anonymity for my source, not happening. Just Google “Harry Reid pedophile” there are 1.79 million hits….”

http://www.redstate.com/mbecker908/2012/08/02/harry-reid-is-a-pedophile/

*snicker*

workingclass artist on September 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Well I certainly know how you want me to live, Harry. You’d rather I go from lower middle class to full on lower class. You’re trying so, so hard to make that happen.

tdpwells on September 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Mother Jones has hidden camera footage of Mitt Romney doing the Macarena incorrectly.

caverduc on September 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

And how does one become a millionaire on a senator’s salary? Are we sure Harry Reid isn’t guilty of financial felonies?

rbj on September 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

…YEP!…how did Harry make all his money?…we can tell he is a genius financially!…Isn’t he the one who’s son was working at Blockbuster (nothing against that firm)…but now makes hundreds of thousands a year as a lobyist?

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Wasn’t Harry in the movie Casino?

docflash on September 20, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Harry Reid is the most corrupt of all the corrupt congress critters. They don’t give a damm about procedural rules or the law. They are a power unto themselves with contempt for the electorate – except at election time.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

(D)on’t worry, it’s fine.

rogerb on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Mother Jones has hidden camera footage of Mitt Romney doing the Macarena incorrectly.

caverduc on September 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I heard that they also have video of Reid luring children with lollipops, but it will not see the light of day.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Maybe Harry Reid cheated on his wife.
Maybe with another man.
Maybe with a little boy.

We’ll never know, I guess.

MadisonConservative on September 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

…unlike JugEars…who told me once not to go to Vegas…years ago I vowed to never set foot in that state…until Harry takes a final dirt nap!

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM

He knows damn well that he can only do such a speech on the Senate floor and nowehere else on ther Capitol grounds, because he is protected by the Speech and Debate Clause. That’s why he is doing it. And of course, Mister Progessive believes there are aenough stupid voters out there who will think, “wow, this stuff must be true of the Majority Leader is saying it on the floor of the Senate.”

Cannot think of anything bad enough to say about this POS. For God’s sake, America, please give us a Republican Senate and give this a-hole the hook!!!

rockmom on September 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Rules are for the little people.

mchristian on September 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Man oh man.
When we have the WH and both houses,

pambi on September 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Hate to rain on your party, but the way things are looking for the elitist Pub. party, that’s never going to happen. We’ll be lucky to keep the house in the future. The libs. have captured through lies and deception the minds of half the population while we were asleep at the wheel.

they lie on September 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Harry knows no boundries.

Jabberwock on September 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Does it really matter? Democrats don’t adhere to rules or laws.

darwin on September 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM

In the long list of Reid’s crimes, will this even rate a mention? He’s the scum of the earth, and I’ve never understood why Nevadans inflict that POS on the rest of us. Oh well, their call I guess.

MTF on September 20, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Paul Ryan outta get up there and excoriate Reid for flouting the rules, stonewalling a budget, and being an as*hole.

44Magnum on September 20, 2012 at 10:23 AM

If the Republicans had any leadership, this wouldn’t be happening. Not only did Reid do it but Durbin joined in. Between no Republican leadership and the lack of a free press in this country, we’re rapidly turning into a 3rd world country and McConnell just doesn’t seem to care.

Since they’re not going to do anything of substance anyway, why don’t the Republicans pull a Democrat and just walk out.

bflat879 on September 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM

In the long list of Reid’s crimes, will this even rate a mention? He’s the scum of the earth, and I’ve never understood why Nevadans inflict that POS on the rest of us. Oh well, their call I guess.

MTF on September 20, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Thousands of Nevadans don’t even know that they voted for Harry Reid in 2010.

Archivarix on September 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Mother Jones has hidden camera footage of Mitt Romney doing the Macarena incorrectly.

caverduc on September 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I heard that they also have video of Reid luring children with lollipops, but it will not see the light of day.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Surely Reid is doing gangnam style…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0&noredirect=1

workingclass artist on September 20, 2012 at 10:26 AM

If only we were a nation of laws…

The Rogue Tomato on September 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM

This is not fair to Dingy. He is showing early signs of a mental degenerative disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. It’s possible that he doesn’t have a clue where he was when he gave that speech. Maybe he still thinks he is working at the family business providing towels to a whorehouse in Nevada.

slickwillie2001 on September 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Worthless sack of excrement.

rayra on September 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

they lie on September 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

what eh he!! r u talkin’ ’bout?

gracie on September 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Maybe Harry Reid cheated on his wife.
Maybe with another man.
Maybe with a little boy.

We’ll never know, I guess.

MadisonConservative on September 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

When Harry Met Sal.

TXUS on September 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

(D)on’t worry, it’s fine.

rogerb on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Now that right there was brilliant! :-)

… and pretty much says it all.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I really, really hate Harry Reid…

…and his potential replacement Chuck You Schumer & Turban Durbin.

Resist We Much on September 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I can’t shake the feeling that we’re living in the final years of the Republic. Not sure what is going to replace it but it’ll be bad.

forest on September 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I posted a comment somewhere yesterday questioning the appropriateness of old geezer Harry’s comments while on the Senate floor. It’s now been 1,240 days since his deadbeat Dem-controlled slacker Senate passed a budget. Hey, Sen Reidiculous how about staying focused on the job you were elected to do and leave the campaigning for the campaign trail?! And maybe you should start preparing for your change in title come January to Senate Minority Leader.

stukinIL4now on September 20, 2012 at 10:37 AM

For all we know, Harry Reid could be a pedophile. And how does one become a millionaire on a senator’s salary? Are we sure Harry Reid isn’t guilty of financial felonies?
rbj on September 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

He does sound like some I’ve seen interviewed. He definitely can say the nastiest of things with that whiny soft-spoken voice. And his son is working on behalf of the Red Chinese, isn’t he?

It’s more than past time for Reid to prove his innocence in these matters.

Drained Brain on September 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that as far as he was concerned, Mitt Romney was already the victor over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/20/rand-paul-i-think-the-election-is-over-i-think-that-romney-has-already-won/#ixzz271NhTlJD

workingclass artist on September 20, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I’d personally rather we be more careful about toeing it than less.

I don’t know Harry Reid, and Harry Reid is not a friend of mine, but let’s face it, Erika, you are no Harry Reid.

Be thankful for that.

MessesWithTexas on September 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM

So what will happen to him? Absolutely nothing. It doesn’t matter if you break the law when you don’t respect the law.

Spiders from Mars on September 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM

What good is a rule if the consequences aren’t applied? I won’t hold my breath for it to happen in this situation either.

AeroSpear on September 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Next we’ll hear Harry Reid on the Senate floor extolling the sweet lyrical music of gay cowboys in Nevada…

Steve Z on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Harry just pulled a “Sebelius”.

pjean on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Harry just pulled a “Sebelius”.

pjean on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

… and won’t be held to account for it either. We have now entered the “some animals are more equal than other animals” phase of the Republic unless we fix this.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM

we have to stop letting pedophiles get away with it…

poor harry has to use the floor of the US senate because he’s not charming enough to beguile small children into his web of deceit – but adult democrats, smitten, are always behind him enthusiastically.

mittens on September 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM

If Romney is taking flack, he knows he’s over the target.

timberline on September 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM

For all we know, Mitt Romney could be one of those who have paid no federal income tax.

New thread.

For all we know, Harry Reid _______________ (fill in the blank)

Some examples:
‘doesn’t know the definition of budget’
‘takes little boys out for ice cream’

DaveDief on September 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Hate to rain on your party, but the way things are looking for the elitist Pub. party, that’s never going to happen. We’ll be lucky to keep the house in the future. The libs. have captured through lies and deception the minds of half the population while we were asleep at the wheel.

they lie on September 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

O ye of little faith…shame shame shame. But I’m sure you’ll be one of the first to proclaim “I knew Romney would win. I told you so!” when Romney DOES win. But we won’t hold it against you. Even Thomas was forgiven.

timberline on September 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM

(D)on’t worry, it’s fine.

rogerb on September 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Well put! And exactly correct.

And the wussie repubs will only whine like lttle girls.

davidk on September 20, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Harry Reid should be wearing prison stripes; the demented old man is a dirty, crooked politician.

jqc1970 on September 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Harry Reid doesn’t have any ethics.

GarandFan on September 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

There is no Law, rule, tradition, or honor these Democrats will not break or trash. But why not, what will anyone do about it–absolutely nothing! Welcome to the USSA.

aposematic on September 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Now, I have a “source” – who must, of course, remain anonymous – who swears that Harry Ried got one of those pink, ‘dancing vajayjay’ costumes from the DNC and that he wears it – along with a garter belt and net stockings and stiletto heels – and dances around in it late in the night after consuming copious amounts of alcoholic beverage.
Of course, there’s no actual proof that this is true…but then, why would someone say it if it isn’t true?

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM

So, just for the fun of it. Reid rips Romney because Romney might not have paid federal income tax, even though his investments yield other tax revenue (capital gains, etc.). That makes Romney evil.

On the other hand, Rangel rips Romney for talking about the 47% who don’t pay federal income tax at all, reminding us that they pay a lot of other taxes, therefore there is no real problem.

A foolish consistency is indeed the hobgoblin of small minds.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on September 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM

For all we know, Mitt Romney could be one of those who have paid no federal income tax. Thousands of families make more than $1 million, pay nothing in federal income taxes each year. Repeat that Madame President, thousands of families making more than a million dollars a year pay nothing in federal income taxes.

For all we know, Harry Reid has relations with horses. However, since he won’t give us any information on his relations, it must be true.

Mitt Romney probably DOESN’T pay Federal Income Tax along with millions of other Americans that do not have INCOME as defined by the IRS. They do, however, pay CAPITAL GAINS TAXES per IRS rules.

If Mitt Romney only owed X number of dollars in taxes, income or otherwise, and decided what the hell, I’ll just go ahead and pay a butt-load more, I wouldn’t want him as President because that would show he has no clue about balancing a checkbook and how to control ones finances and would be an idiot.

The current resident at 1600 Penn, however, has no such compulsion, particularly when it comes to overspending OTHER peoples’ money.

This a%% makes me want to eat glass.

Tenwheeler on September 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

As Mitt planted Conservative seed
The Left guzzled some Round-up and peed
But his swollen prostate
Leaves one PI$$ER irate
Dribbling fumes from your tank Harry Reid?

 

Nana on September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

OK everybody… sing in tune with Where o’ Where Has My Little Dog Gone…

Where o’ where is that ethics committee?

O’ where, o’ where can they be?

With their tails so long, and their ears so big

O’ where, o’ where, can they be?

ultracon on September 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Er, did Harry Reid just campaign on the Senate floor?

Are flies drawn to feces?

chemman on September 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Harry just pulled a “Sebelius”.

pjean on September 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

And, the same punishment will be meted out shortly. Wait. Wha?

Fallon on September 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Maybe not technical rule-breaking, but still, there is a line in there somewhere,…..

Rules? Rules are for sheep.

- Dems

iurockhead on September 20, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And the DoJ will be investigating his illegal campaigning in 3… 2… NEVER.

What? He’s a Democrat… if he wants to violate campaign laws, or embezzle 1.5 billion in investors funds he’s permitted.

Only Conservatives can break the law under Obama’s DoJ.

gekkobear on September 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Er, did Harry Reid just campaign poop on the Senate floor?

Herb on September 21, 2012 at 12:19 PM