Harry Reid: It’s true, the tea party isn’t violent — “directly”

posted at 6:41 pm on April 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Twitchy, a milestone day: First Biden drops the J-word on the Tsarnaevs, now Harry Reid debunks one of the left’s evergreen smears against the tea party. Sort of: His point is that tea partiers don’t bomb public property like anarchists, they just sort of force it into disrepair by fighting spending tooth and nail. It’s not real terrorism, it’s more like … fiscal terrorism.

Two things. One: If this guy thinks the congressional Republican leadership is making tea partiers’ dreams come true, he should talk to a few of them and float that idea. See how they react. They’ll be very surprised to learn that they’ve got Washington, which is $16 trillion in debt and counting, in an ideological stranglehold. Two: Since when are tea partiers opposed to all forms of spending? That may be true of strong-form libertarians, but it’s been a long time since someone confused tea partiers for that group. There’s been more than one poll since 2010 showing that TPers are okay with spending for Social Security and Medicare, even though the latter is a mortal threat to American solvency long-term. Tea partiers might support some cuts to defense in the name of general belt-tightening, but I’d bet heavily that you’ll find a wide, wide gap between them and libertarians on whether they’re willing to gut the military. This is a nice little self-serving fantasy/talking point he’s got going here, but when push comes to shove, tea partiers aren’t anarchists or even libertarians. They’re conservatives.

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?


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what’s a putz in Mormon? He’s it whatever the term.

DanMan on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

by fighting spending tooth and nail. It’s not real terrorism, it’s more like … fiscal terrorism

We’re tenacious, so it’s not terrorism, it’s terrierism.

rbj on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

It’s true, -Harry Reid doesn’t take bribes from Las Vegas mafia figures, not directly anyway.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

It’s not real terrorism, it’s more like … fiscal terrorism.

Budget Bombs.
Checkbook Jihad.

Anyways, the climb down of “It’s a white tea partier! Tax Day Bombing!!11!!” has been fun to watch. Old Wolf Blitzer looks defeated.

portlandon on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Top ten most disgusting elected democrats of all time. Possibly top five.

tom daschle concerned on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

So now the tea party is relevant again? It’s hard to keep track.

supernova on April 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM

A pomegranate orchard somewhere is missing a fruit loop.

pat on April 24, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I just watched the movie hannibal last night (great movie.) Harry Reid reminds me of Ray Liotta in the end with the top part of his head cut off and trying to hold a conversation with Hannibal Lecter.

NSFW :)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhr46g_hannibal-feeds-paul-his-own-brain_shortfilms#.UXhg4qLvt8E

SoCalInfidel on April 24, 2013 at 6:47 PM

It’s true, -Harry Reid doesn’t take bribes from Las Vegas mafia figures, not directly anyway.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

haha. Good one.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers? anything?

Hueydriver on April 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

We’re tenacious, so it’s not terrorism, it’s terrierism.

rbj on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Well done.

*

Harry Reid is such a schmuck.

I just don’t have the words to politely say what I think of this human pile of steaming stuff.

tru2tx on April 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM

What a thoroughly despicable individual this jerk is.

He’s a disgrace to his family, his office, his state, and his country.

AZCoyote on April 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM

But, of course, we’re still guilty of something, right? Like denying people their parks, their bridges, their roads — what-have-you.

Liam on April 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Wasn’t there a recent rumor Harry is a pedarest, though maybe indirectly?

MTF on April 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Aw, big-government Hawwy is fwustwated. Poor baby.

The Constitution was designed to limit government, idiot.

WhatSlushfund on April 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM

dingy harry is one of the lowest forms of excrement that exists.

TeaPartyNation on April 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

He has no time for that,
he is busy taking his wife and doughter to the local Planned Parenthood when he is not irigatng his pomogranate trees or writing cowboy poetry.
He is a busy sumbeech donchano ?

burrata on April 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

It’s true, -Harry Reid doesn’t take bribes from Las Vegas mafia figures, not directly anyway.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

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haha. Good one.

SparkPlug on April 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM

.
Dittos. : )

listens2glenn on April 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

Dirty Harry wouldn’t know the truth if it walked up and bit him on his fat ass. Harry is long on innuendo and short on facts and integrity.

Having inflicted the body politic with this vermin, Nevada deserves to be a national nuclear waste dump.

GarandFan on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Old Wolf Blitzer looks defeated.

portlandon on April 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

My first encounter with Wolf was back in the day of the Persian Gulf Wars (IIRC, it was round 2).

Wolf had located himself on the roof of a hotel in Rihyad, Saudi Arabia as many other reporters had done. This was the time of the SCUD threat, and often times the sirens would wail and off in the distance a Patriot missile or two would be fired off, all to the delight of the reporter and camera crew.

On this day, though, something happened. The sirens started to blare, and a Patriot battery nearby fired, scaring the living doo doo out of Wolfie. Shaken, he and his crew decide they should put their gas masks on….just to be safe. Wolfie then discovers that he had really know idea where his mask is, nor how to put it on. Remember, this is live TV now. Wolfie is literally searching his back pockets for the 15 pound gas mask, and panicking. He was literally a squirrel caught in a hail storm. To his credit, he never dropped the microphone. Eventually, his crew felt sorry for him and gave him a hand. He finished his live report, gasping for air (hyperventilating through the mask…if you’ve never worn one, you can’t imagine the experience…you will eventually pass out, which is a good thing for you at that point) and talking.

The fear in his eyes was priceless. Of course, nothing ever came of the poison gas SCUDs, but Wolfie was of no mind to take a chance.

This….is CNN (the Cowardly News Network)

BobMbx on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Does this guy have any brain cells left?

Edited for Accuracy.

At least Harry can relate from personal experience to the same desperate excuse his fellow Low-IQ Leftists are employing: the oldest Bomb Brother did it because as a boxer he had taken too many hits to the head!

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Hey Harry…

… Gravity always wins.

Seven Percent Solution on April 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Wolfie is literally searching his back pockets for the 15 pound gas mask

BobMbx on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Yeah, I carry a 15 pound gas mask in my back pocket all the time too.

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM

We must look at the Democrat party through the lens of the leadership it elects. This little man is the dimmest lens imaginable. Harry (G)reid needs to go on back to Nevada permanently. He has already amassed vast sums through kickbacks and schemes and deals with mobsters. He doesn’t need this gig any more, but he can’t resist continuing to take from the taxpayer.

maryo on April 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Is Harry Reid displaying the initial signs of Senile Dementia, or has he already gone “round the bend”?

Another Drew on April 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

ot: tingles already bashing W..calls it ironic that he has a library…and of course, he is covering the ceremonies for msdnc…

what a putz

once dear leader gets his it’ll be what a wonderful way to celebrate our cic….blech

cmsinaz on April 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I was reading a book about the Nazis gassing the Jews, not that Harry Reid and all Democrats are Nazis, like I’m saying.

crash72 on April 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Jeez, what a dog and pony show! This is Senator Reid mollifying and endearing himself to their base. They weren’t happy when the Senator went wobbly on gun control. They were outraged when he didn’t take the prog hard line. Now, he’s sucking up to them. Politics 101.

tommy71 on April 24, 2013 at 7:19 PM

We must look at the Democrat party through the lens of the leadership it elects.

maryo on April 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Yes. Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Obama, etc. are the reasons why I can never bring myself to vote for any Democrat, at any level. Not even my local dog catcher. If they’re a Dem, I’ll be voting against them, from here on out. They’re completely unhinged as a party.

Today’s RINO is what the Dem party should be. The modern Democrat party: crushing the hopes and dreams of Americans since 2006.

visions on April 24, 2013 at 7:19 PM

He doesn’t need this gig any more, but he can’t resist continuing to take from the taxpayer.
maryo on April 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Look at him. It’s a real puzzle how he got there but you can bet it’s the best gig this loser ever had. He’ll die before he gives it up.

Cleombrotus on April 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Harry Reid isn’t a pederast… directly.

andycanuck on April 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Too many blows to the head in the boxing ring. Sort of like that kid from Chechnya.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Harry Reid wouldn’t know the truth if it landed on his nose & spat in his eye! Remember the Mitt Romney tax fiasco? What a loser!

Boats48 on April 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

From Jonah Goldberg…

The Right’s Undeserved Stigma

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Is Harry Reid displaying the initial signs of Senile Dementia, or has he already gone “round the bend”?

Another Drew on April 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Parkinson’s, likely from his amateur boxing career. Muhamad Ali syndrome, if you like. I’ve seen regular Parkinson’s in extended family members, and the early signs are all there in Dingy.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

Well, Harry Reid has more imaginary friends than even that funny-looking lonely kid in kindergarten that always smelled funny. So yeah, I imagine he does probably think he knows one or two tea partiers…

bofh on April 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

dingy harry is one of the lowest forms of excrement that exists.

TeaPartyNation on April 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Excrement is how organisms eliminate toxins from their cells/bodies. Said excrement is then recycled for future use in the environment. I fail to see how Harry meets even the definition of the lowest form of excrement. Excrement at least has a purpose. What Purpose does Harry have.

chemman on April 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

It’s about defining one’s enemy . Pure Alinsky.

CW on April 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Didn’t the Anarchists start Occupy Wall Street? Occupy Tea Party?

myiq2xu on April 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I was reading a book about the Nazis gassing the Jews, not that Harry Reid and all Democrats are Nazis, like I’m saying.

crash72 on April 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Now, now. Mustn’t be Naziphobes.

PersonFromPorlock on April 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM


Reid needs to be slapped in the face with a huge STFU every time he opens his pie- hole.

cntrlfrk on April 24, 2013 at 8:56 PM

andycanuck on April 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I understand there’s a lingerie-wearing goat that can give us a definitive answer…

affenhauer on April 24, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

No, but neither does he know his ass from his elbow – but that never stops him from wholesale making sh*t up.

Midas on April 24, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Cure the Cancer, vote Republican.

stuartm80127 on April 24, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Harry Reid: …tea partiers don’t bomb public property like anarchists, they just sort of force it into disrepair by fighting spending tooth and nail. It’s not real terrorism, it’s more like … fiscal terrorism.

And Harry Reid’s already massive and increasing government spending and taxing is fiscal slavery.

RJL on April 25, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Does this guy know any actual tea partiers?

No, but Harry’s invisible friend does, you know, Harry’s invisible friend that knew all about Mitt Romney’s taxes and finances.

RJL on April 25, 2013 at 2:09 AM

The Right’s UndeservedEngineered Stigma

Resist We Much on April 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Axeman on April 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

This is a nice little self-serving fantasy/talking point he’s got going here

Doesn’t that pretty much describe everything Reid has said in the last ~10 years?

GWB on April 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Is that a 15 pound gas mask or are you just happy to see me?

jukin3 on April 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM