Harry Reid hints: The explosion that killed those seven Marines was caused by sequestration, you know

posted at 4:01 pm on March 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Katie Pavlich, at least the man’s consistent. His trademark, evinced most famously when he smeared Romney over his taxes, is his willingness to stoop a bit lower than most in scoring a point on his opponents. Most Democrats are content to demagogue the GOP with the “Washington Monument strategy.” Never to be outdone, Reid prefers to suggest that Republicans are kinda sorta fragging U.S. troops:

HARRY REID: As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.

Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.

So the Corps, due to budget cutbacks, is sending Marines out on exercises with live explosives without the necessary training? Good lord. That sounds like dereliction of duty, if not criminal negligence. Don’t they care about the lives of their men? Watch the NBC report below from Jim Miklaszewski, via News Busters. They do care and they’re none too pleased that the Senate majority leader is using dead Marines to push his talking points, especially since the training accident had nothing to do with spending cuts. And when you’re done with that, go here and watch the version of Reid’s floor speech that was posted to YouTube by his own staff. Note where it cuts off. Evidently someone in his office does have a modicum of shame. Not Harry, obviously, but it’s a comfort to know that someone there does.

Elsewhere in sequester news today, the head of ICE admitted that he could have avoided releasing those illegal-immigrant detainees if he’d asked Congress for flexibility to reallocate spending priorities inside the agency. But, just as the “Washington Monument strategy” calls for, he didn’t. Go figure.


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This guy is the slimiest of slimeballs.

I want to see very, very bad things happen to him.

UltimateBob on March 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

That man is a P.I.G. pig.

LtGenRob on March 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

This guy is the slimiest of slimeballs.

I want to see very, very bad things happen to him.

UltimateBob on March 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Repeatedly.

Vile putrid pond scum, this Harry Reid.

Liam on March 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

What a disgusting P.O.S..

Prayers to the families of those killed as well as those wounded.

Semper Fi, Brothers.

CTSherman on March 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Not that anyone on the left cares, but Harry Reid voted FOR the sequester. Just thought that might be relevant here.

Doughboy on March 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

What a despicable little vermin.

Ted Torgerson on March 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I heard that the sequestration is causing Harry Reid to not afford his pedophilia habit.

portlandon on March 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Strong response from the Marines. Looks like Harry went a little too far here. He is supposed to be better at keeping his pure evil under wraps.

Rational Thought on March 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Well, the sequester was obama’s idea, so, is Harry Reid accusing obama of murder?

Pork-Chop on March 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Was it terrorism?

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Well, the sequester was obama’s idea, so, is Harry Reid accusing obama of murder?

Pork-Chop on March 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Of course not! It might have been ODiablo’s idea but the Pubs went along with it. Therefor, it’s their fault.

Liam on March 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

He is just a despicable POS.

And no Democrat will ever call him out of his slime.

Resist We Much on March 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

In three short paragraphs, Reid managed to incorporate the word sequester three times. Reid has mastered the Lakoff strategy of manipulating language for political propaganda purposes.

Another senator should step into the well and ask Reid directly if he has any shame at all. Reid is a ghoul.

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The Obamas didn’t want your children on ‘their’ lawn.

However, it didn’t play well with the polls…they ‘changed’ their mind, to allow the plebs on their lawn.

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

After Obama, has there been a more disgusting figure in DC? Yes, please list them.

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I heard that the sequestration castration is causing Harry Reid to not afford stop his pedophilia habit.

portlandon on March 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

One can hope.

Flange on March 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The Sequestration is causing Harry Reid to not be able to afford his gambling and Hookers.

portlandon on March 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Reid is like sleazy family court lawyers who accuse one parent of all kinds of vile abusive behavior without a shred of evidence except the flimsy word of the cuckoo parent.

No respect for truth or decency, just driven by an unadulterated self-centered agenda.

LetsBfrank on March 19, 2013 at 4:14 PM

This maggot has no business being a senator…. you liberal idiot, people in Nevada did this…. you are as culpable as the moron himself. You all a bunch of California immigrants?

ultracon on March 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Elsewhere in sequester news today, the head of ICE admitted that he could have avoided releasing those illegal-immigrant detainees if he’d asked Congress for flexibility to reallocate spending priorities inside the agency. But, just as the “Washington Monument strategy” calls for, he didn’t. Go figure.

They are NOT immigrants. They are illegal alien criminals.

Obama and Napolitano are criminal traitors to the land. They facilitated federal jail breaks, paying overtime to do it, using the sequester as an excuse.

Media, suffocate you monsters, all of you.

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

To repeat myself from the Green Room thread:

Harry Reid makes jaw-droppingly crass and offensive statement as cheap political stunt? Say it ain’t so.

He has lost the power to shock me.

Xasprtr on March 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Why do we even give this OXYGEN THIEF free publicity?

Katfish on March 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Dingy Harry Reid is lower than whale poop on the bottom of the ocean floor..:(

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

This man is the one I despise the most in politics today. He’s worse than Obama, Alan Grayson, Pelosi, Durbin, any of them. He is utterly despicable.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 19, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Not that anyone on the left cares, but Harry Reid voted FOR the sequester. Just thought that might be relevant here.

Doughboy on March 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

It is very relevant, and the left needs to be reminded of this fact constantly.

The radical far left needs to have their noses rubbed in their own sh1t on a regular basis. If you do that to puppies, they eventually learn not to crap in the house. But then again, most puppies are smarter than your average leftist.

UltimateBob on March 19, 2013 at 4:17 PM

By not passing a budget in over four years in the Senate…

… Harry Reid is solely responsible for this tragedy.

Seven Percent Solution on March 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

John Behner should immediately call a press confrenece and throw it back in Reid’s teeth, saying the sequestration never would have happened if Reid would have passed a budget!!!

Snitchmo on March 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

What a loathsome dirty little pipsqueak he’s become, politicizing the deaths of our Marines. He should be censured for his remarks. If anyone on the Hill had any guts they would have expressed disapproval by now, has anyone stepped up? What a despicable low-life he is.

scalleywag on March 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Unless he’s called out on the floor of the Senate, what he says will be passed as the truth. There’s only so much Cruze and Paul can do. It would be nice if they got a little help.

Curtiss on March 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

If the weak-assed repubics don’t take this and beat the living crap out of that weasel, they don’t deserve our support, our money and need to be cleaned out. Just watch…. the dems will give him a medal and the repubics like McCain will say, “aw shucks, that’s just Harry”. You realize that it only requires a 4th grade education to qualify for the senate?

ultracon on March 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

It was a 60mm mortar accident. Maybe a hang fire issue of some type or possibly even an inexperienced grunt shooting at a 90 degree angle while firing in hand held mode, whatever. Sh!t happens and to blame this the sequester is down right vile.

CTSherman on March 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I heard that the sequestration castration is causing Harry Reid to not afford stop his pedophilia habit.

portlandon on March 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Why do you think the Easter Egg roll is back on? Guess who the Easter Bunny is…

LetsBfrank on March 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

This knucklehead is a horrible, horrible person. How does anything he says and is saying move the country foward. How many jobs does that create, how much debt is reduced by his words, how are the poor benefited by what he says. Please just stfu.

rjoco1 on March 19, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Socialism, in its essence, is the defeat of the human spirit.

It only follows that this bitter, old, Socialist woman is incapable of thinking that anything is stooping too low, to justify the ends.

They can’t be humiliated.

They’re incapable of being embarrassed.

They’re Socialists.

And they run this country.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Of all of the wretched, scum-soaked politicians in Washington, I hate this clown the most.

NCPatriot75 on March 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Not a word from anyone that the Dems put the miltary cuts into the sequester as 1) a counter to proposed cuts in other spending areas by the Repubs and to 2) scare the Repubs away from letting the sequestration occur. Not to mention that the sequestration was an Obama Administration idea.

parke on March 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Dancing on the bodies of dead children.

Dancing on the bodies of dead Marines.

Dancing on the bodies of the shredded unborn.

Democrats. The party of death.

CurtZHP on March 19, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Dingy Harry Reid is lower than whale poop on the bottom of the ocean floor..:(

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Whale poop has positive ecosystem impact though.

Harry Reid does not.

LetsBfrank on March 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Burn in hell, Harry.

redshirt on March 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

This is what bho tweeted and it wasn’t on the Marines killed!

bho/dingy ding dong harry are worthless human beings!

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2013/03/19/wheres-concern-seven-marines-die-and-obama-tweets-picture-snack-time
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letget on March 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

This just another example of a Democrat dancing on graves, the same way Piers Morgan happily admitted he was doing — and our resident trolls did, too — with Sandy Hook.

Liam on March 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Someone needs to send Golom back to his cave

JKotthoff on March 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

What’s the ethical difference between Dirty Harry and that religious sect that protests at the funerals of U.S. military personnel killed in action?

Yeah, I can’t think of anything either.

parke on March 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Harry Reid hints: The explosion that killed those seven Marines was caused by sequestration

…the sequestration that Mr Obama initiated & pushed for.

Pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.

Thank you for that confession, Mr Reid.

itsnotaboutme on March 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Ok, Harry, we’ll stipulate the point – and in the process, point out and remind you that the sequester was OBAMA’S idea, champ.

Midas on March 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

May a stray mortar shell land on his pointy head.

Midas on March 19, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I ask God to hold the killed Marines in His arms and to please comfort their families and friends.
Amen

God bless every single man and woman serving in our military. And I am so sorry you have bho as the cic. You and America deserves better!
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letget on March 19, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

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It was a 60mm mortar accident. Maybe a hang fire issue of some type or possibly even an inexperienced grunt shooting at a 90 degree angle while firing in hand held mode, whatever. Sh!t happens and to blame this the sequester is down right vile.

CTSherman on March 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

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Thanks for that description, ‘Sherman.

It makes much more sense.

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Harry Reid hints: The explosion that killed those seven Marines was caused by sequestration, you know

Q: You know whose idea Sequestration was?

A: President Obama’s idea.

So according to Harry Reid, President Obama killed these Marines.

portlandon on March 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

A despicable, steaming pile of dung.

Once again…thanks, Nevada! /

changer1701 on March 19, 2013 at 4:36 PM

CTSherman on March 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Thank you much.

Schadenfreude on March 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

It’d be nice if some Republican with a pair stands up and takes this fool to task.

Probably not gonna happen on the floor where it needs to be done. I’m not sure, but I think the rules of the Senate read that one senator can’t personally attack another by name or some weirdness to that effect (that’s why they always speak in the 3rd person and direct their remarks to “Mr. President”)

Just the same, rules or not, Harry Reid is a low-life piece of filth.

ironbill on March 19, 2013 at 4:37 PM

According to Reid our CinC has even more blood on his hands.

DanMan on March 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

In America, one can achieve more rapid change through violence than through peace. Blow someone up and you can have laws enacted that strip away the greater public’s liberties. Yet you could spend a life-time trying to get said changes, without violence, and you’d never be successful. You can kill someone with a particular type of weapon and you can get it banned. Try to get that gun banned through peaceful means and you’ll not get anywhere. Commit an act of terrorism and you can get the nation to go to war. Try to get us to go to war against Iraq without terrorism and you’ll never succeed. The lesson? This current America tries to do too much, solve too many problems and acts much to quickly and on emotion. As a result, murderers have great powers to affect change, while the good can do little but yell at the wall.

Now I’m off.

To go yell at the wall.

fatlibertarianinokc on March 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

What’s the ethical difference between Dirty Harry and that religious sect that protests at the funerals of U.S. military personnel killed in action?

Yeah, I can’t think of anything either.

parke on March 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

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As a currently standing elected official in public office, I’d have to lean towards Reid’s actions being the greater sin.

That’s NOT to give the WBC a pass, though.

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Another senator should step into the well and ask Reid directly if he has any shame at all. Reid is a ghoul.

onlineanalyst on March 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

No, they should have stood up and called him out right then and there, rules be hanged! That was filthy slander and shouldn’t be allowed by anyone with the smallest amount of decorum on the floor of what they like to claim is the “world’s most august deliberative body” or some such.

GWB on March 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Rand Paul on with Hannity right now…

… No mention of this.

Seven Percent Solution on March 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Where are the trolls? I want to see those mouth-breathers defend this.

CurtZHP on March 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

How do Nevadans keep electing this guy? If he was a Republican running in Nebraska, I’d cross over for the Democrat without a second thought.

LukeinNE on March 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Reid AND Obama are despicable.

Di you all know they cut military tuition assistance and blamed that on the sequester too?

But they can afford to send planes, tanks and cash to our enemies.

dogsoldier on March 19, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste.
Lower than a slug

jazzuscounty on March 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Where are the trolls? I want to see those mouth-breathers defend this.

CurtZHP on March 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I’d be more than happy to stand in, if you like. We know they’re not going to want to touch this one, because it has nothing to do with SSM or race.

Liam on March 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Since Harry opened up this can of worms…

… Why is he not being asked why funding for training and tuition assistance was cut for our soldiers, but food stamps and tuition assistance for illegal aliens is still funded?

Seven Percent Solution on March 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

LetsBfrank on March 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

LoLz..Good point..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Very good question..:)

Dire Straits on March 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

You see this, Nevada?! YOU SEE WHAT YOU DID?!

BAD NEVADA! BAD!

*rolls up newspaper*

mintycrys on March 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Are there no patriotic capitol police?

tom daschle concerned on March 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

No Trolls, I see.

“This war is lost!”

Del Dolemonte on March 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Once again, Nevada has proven it DESERVES to be a nuclear waste dump, having voted this senile old fool back into office.

GarandFan on March 19, 2013 at 5:16 PM

The sequester is the new global warming climate change, you can blame it for pretty much anything.

supernova on March 19, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Hmmm, I see a video clip with Jim Micklash*tski from
NBC News……spread the Ried Horsesh*t Jimmy!!

ToddPA on March 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I would say that he was fricking reptilian in nature, but I would be doing reptiles a disservice. This is just reprehensible behavior, even for a democrat.

skatz51 on March 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Any Republicans out there with a pair that would take Harry on? I doubt it. Republicans never fight back. They like to have sand kicked in their faces. When Reid was attacking Romney no one would shut him up. All they had to do was speak on the Senate Floor about his land deals. No guts.

alanstern on March 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Filthy maggot. Hell is too good for him.

CantCureStupid on March 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Any Republicans out there with a pair that would take Harry on? I doubt it. Republicans never fight back. They like to have sand kicked in their faces. When Reid was attacking Romney no one would shut him up. All they had to do was speak on the Senate Floor about his land deals. No guts.

alanstern on March 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Oh, I don’t know…possibly a guy by the name of Ted Cruz.
He seems to have a SET.

ToddPA on March 19, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Tip O’Neil said Reagan was responsible for the Beirut bombing, so this is nothing new.

“It’s his fault, and nobody elses.”

Washington Nearsider on March 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Where do people like this come from? How do they reach high levels of power? What an American disgrace.

rrpjr on March 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

“The deaths lie on him”

Now, what would happen if ANY (R) said that about Obama and Benghazi?

Why is it that (D)’s blaming (R)’s is perfectly acceptable but (R)’s blaming (D)’s isn’t?

Washington Nearsider on March 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Look, his office will issue an apology that so many were offended by his remark, which is not an apology at all.

The typical scumbag sop.

Sir Napsalot on March 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM

This man IS A MURDERER!!
He has MURDERED these Marines - he has BROUGHT GRIEF to their families.

WHEN will JUSTICE find this man who MURDERS INNOCENT PEOPLE?
WHEN WILL JUSTICE FIND HIM!!!!

williamg on March 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

What no trolls?

CW on March 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

“Pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”

Jaibones on March 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Every Republican should be attacking that A-hole Reid on this one. But Rinsed Peni$ is having wet dreams about 95% of Hispanics voting Republican, McCain is planning his next attack on a Republican and Miss Lucy is dreaming about Saturday night at the bath house.

bw222 on March 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM

They are all a bunch of godamn liars from the President Community Organizer on down

HAGGS99 on March 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

How does he live with himself. Seriously. He’s pathological.

tru2tx on March 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

A certain percentage of these things blow up on their own even in the best of times. When I was serving in the 1970′s I was witness to more than a few mortars just going off. We had a 155mm howitzer round go off just sitting there. Fortunately, no one was killed.

gstrickler on March 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Tip O’Neil said Reagan was responsible for the Beirut bombing, so this is nothing new.
“It’s his fault, and nobody elses.”

Washington Nearsider on March 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

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Excellent link. It’s good to look back at that kind of nonsense, every so often.

listens2glenn on March 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

He’s a bad piece of dogsh…
“Shut your mouth!”

I’m just talkin’ ’bout Harry Reid.

S. D. on March 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

My apologies to any dog duty that I may have offended with my previous post./

S. D. on March 19, 2013 at 7:29 PM

As a combat Marine from Vietnam, I mourn the loss of my brethren. As far as Reid’s comment, I will gladly meet with him at any time in a closed room, all I ask is for 5 minutes and an pardon for any expression of emotion I might express.

MNDavenotPC on March 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

…what a lowlife!

KOOLAID2 on March 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Rest in Peace, Marines.

Kenosha Kid on March 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Why does the Architect of the Capitol have more budget flexibility than the head of ICE?

Could it be that the press releases warning of budgetary armageddon were ignored in one case but followed as gospel in the other?

unclesmrgol on March 20, 2013 at 12:14 AM

This current America tries to do too much, solve too many problems and acts much to quickly and on emotion. As a result, murderers have great powers to affect change, while the good can do little but yell at the wall.

Now I’m off.

To go yell at the wall.

fatlibertarianinokc on March 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Ok. So Pearl Harbor, when you look at it through the lenses you just used, was just a bunch of murders too, and we Americans are way too emotional — we let the murderers “affect” change. Better to have left well enough alone.

Sort of like Somalia and the pirates, right? Or North Korea and the nukes, right?

unclesmrgol on March 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Harry and others like him are sick sons of bitches
I was not able to hear him on the floor of the senate becasue I was stepping into a shower. I said to myself, “he’ll just blame it on the sequester”.
Later in the evening, I looked at drudge from my phone and read the blurb about what he said and the Marine response.

Harry makes me sick and the Marines as usual, make me PROUD!

Delsa on March 20, 2013 at 12:48 AM

sick little pig…

dpduq on March 20, 2013 at 1:17 AM

sick little pig…

Sick and little, yes. But to call Dingy Harry a pig insults pigs.

I can think of a few apt words more suitable than pig, but I won’t use that language.

hawkeye54 on March 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Why does the Architect of the Capitol have more budget flexibility than the head of ICE?

Priorities. Carefully planned.

hawkeye54 on March 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

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