Watch Harry Reid say silly things for five glorious minutes

posted at 2:01 pm on August 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The folks over at Roll Call have compiled a pretty perfect video of Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) greatest hits. And by “greatest hits,” I mean examples of his tenuous grasp on reality and increasingly frequent senior moments.

At just over five minutes, the video is slightly longer than the attention span of the average internet user. Every second is, however, worth it.

The video’s only shortfall is that these greatest hits were comprised entirely of statements Reid made in the Capitol. The Senate Majority Leader has made his share of … impolitic statements, we’ll say, outside of those marbled halls, too.

It was just last week that the press shrugged off Harry Reid’s appeal to racial stereotypes about Asian-Americans when he said that he cannot tell them apart because they share similar last names and that the general perception is that they are smarter than most. Reid apologized and all was forgiven, but this is not his first foot-in-mouth moment.

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake compiled a few more of Reid’s hits last week. Blake’s listicle of Reidisms ranges from his baseless charge that Mitt Romney had paid no taxes, to the claim that Obama is an adept politician because he can speak with a “negro dialect,” to calling Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) the upper chamber’s “hottest” member, to suggesting that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) death was going to benefit Democrats politically.

Georgia’s Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised eyebrows last week when she implied that she would not support Reid as majority leader if she was elected in November – an eventuality which would virtually ensure that the Democrats retain control of the Senate. Many were aghast at this claim, but the real controversy should be centered on those who were not.


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Watch Harry Reid say silly things for five glorious minutes

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WHY?

Left for Labor Day already?

PolAgnostic on August 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Reid is rude, and doesn’t care how others see him. Toxic mix.

LashRambo on August 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Harry Reid

Bertram Cabot Jr. on August 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Given that we all have a finite amount of time on this earth, why would I waste five minutes listening to Harry Reid.

potkas7 on August 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

At just over five minutes, the video is slightly longer than the attention span of the average internet user. Every second is, however, worth it.

I doubt that. I’d rather watch an internet video of a cat batting a ball of yarn or something.

Happy Nomad on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I enjoyed his comments on that video. He is sort of like a folksy, grandfatherly, demented escapee from Ms. Rachett’s Rest Home for Folksy, Grandfatherly, Demented Seniors.

Walter L. Newton on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I think we have a winner for this year’s Darwin Award:

Arizona shooting instructor has died from injuries

UPDATE: According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting instructor who was accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl has died.

He has been identified as 39-year-old Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was pronounced dead at University Medical Center in Las Vegas on Monday night.

Vacca was standing next to the girl, showing her how to shoot an automatic Uzi when the accident happened. The recoil sent the gun over the child’s head when she pulled the trigger and the victim was shot.

PolAgnostic on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Feel free to find out for yourself by challenging the limits of the ban hammer. ;0

Happy Nomad on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

He’s not wearing any pants…

Seven Percent Solution on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Listening to five minutes of Harry Reid causes brain damage.

I’ll pass.

Bitter Clinger on August 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

What else are they good for?

Walter L. Newton on August 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

But see, we need the “Democrat Corollary” here.

If you are a Democrat, you get a pass. The further left, the bigger the pass. Obama could conduct an Aztec style sacrifice of a screaming 14 year old blond girl live every day on CNN on the white house lawn, with Pelosi and Reid holding her down, and all three eating her raw heart–

and the media would yawn and probably not cover it. Or if they did, it would be fawning of some sort. A “Stress reliever” or something.

Vanceone on August 26, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Just the sound of his voice makes me want to punch a kitten in the face.

CurtZHP on August 26, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Only when he is in the back pocket of an imperialist president…

“Coffee anyone?”

Electrongod on August 26, 2014 at 2:21 PM

#smartpower

everdiso/lester on August 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Heh, no, he needs diapers/Depends, and McCain and Miss Lindsey need to change them, for Harry and Cochran.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Just the sound of his voice makes me want to punch a kitten in the face.

CurtZHP on August 26, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Hey, don’t punch the kitten. Punch the fool into his idiocy, verbally.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Harry Reid is like the crazy, crackpot uncle at the dinner table whose insanity makes you wonder why mom and dad hadn’t already shipped him off to a nursing home, or the psych ward.

Even worse, he’s neither the “lovable” nor “humorous” kind of crazy uncle. Reid is just a senile, doddering old fool who personifies the appeal and reasons for term limits.

Aizen on August 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Confused old man yells at clouds to get off his lawn.

rbj on August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM

:30….uuuuhhhgggg……aaaahhhhhh

1:00 ……aaaaa……ffffff…c..cckkkkkk

1:29 …..agatuga…!?????

1:58…….nooo……uncleeeeeann……..

2:33……parking brake…..aaaagggggg…..

2:49…….uuuhhhhhh

3:10…….yaaagggg……greasy pigg!!!……..

3:50…..say Greg, can you break 80?

4:33……..aaaaaa………

5:00……KochbrothersKochbrothersKochbrothers…….

5:17……I used to be……..a human being………

itsspideyman on August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Reid apologized and all was forgiven, but this is not his first foot-in-mouth moment.

All was forgiven only with said media. The smart Asians supported the opposition to his crony, same day.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 PM

I think we have a winner for this year’s Darwin Award:

Arizona shooting instructor has died from injuries

UPDATE: According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting instructor who was accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl has died.

He has been identified as 39-year-old Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was pronounced dead at University Medical Center in Las Vegas on Monday night.

Vacca was standing next to the girl, showing her how to shoot an automatic Uzi when the accident happened. The recoil sent the gun over the child’s head when she pulled the trigger and the victim was shot.

PolAgnostic on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

He won’t teach a 9 year old to fire an Uzi, again, that’s for sure.

talkingpoints on August 26, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Every second is, however, worth it

Certainly not the first 5 clips. Couldn’t say about the rest.

talkingpoints on August 26, 2014 at 2:34 PM

My guess is that Michelle Nunn has a deal with Harry Reid whereby she will perfunctorily not vote for him for Senate Majority Leader but will support him 100% on everything else. Sort of like how the Democrats could afford to let a few Democrats vote against Obamacare if they really needed to do so to get re-elected, as long as they kept enough votes to win.

J.S.K. on August 26, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Hes Full Of It!

canopfor on August 26, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Here’s a good one

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Feel free to find out for yourself by challenging the limits of the ban hammer. ;0

Happy Nomad on August 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

The ban hammer doesn’t apply to registered trolls.

platypus on August 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Only when he is in the back pocket of an imperialist president…

“Coffee anyone?”

Electrongod on August 26, 2014 at 2:21 PM

I see what you did there. And it’s quite good.

platypus on August 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

He’s not cute, he’s not funny, he’s a traitor.

V7_Sport on August 26, 2014 at 2:51 PM

GIVEN: Harry Reid is a truly detestable human being.

SO why couldn’t the Republicans defeat him last time he ran?

Why don’t Senate Republicans put up a serious fight?

Why do the McCain-Graham gang join with Democrats on amnesty, nominations, and spending too much money?

Every time I see Harry Reid doing his whacko routine, I’m reminded that he has been kicking Republican butt. I can only assume at this point that the Republicans have become comfortable with that arrangement.

pilsener on August 26, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Sorry, but I already had a crap today. I don’t wish to be exposed to any from Harry. Thanks anyway.

locomotivebreath1901 on August 26, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

If he was suffering from dementia and senility, why do D’s keep electing him as their leader?

Tater Salad on August 26, 2014 at 3:26 PM

He’s an idiot, but unless this is a campaign commercial from the GOP challenger, it doesn’t matter. It blows my mind that Nevada keeps voting this guy in…over, and over, and over…

miConsevative on August 26, 2014 at 3:27 PM

He sounded senile even before he was senile. And he’s been senile for quite some time.

Jaibones on August 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM

SmartPower

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Somehow this is the Koch brothers fault.

cat-scratch on August 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM

More like 5 glorious decades.

Wow, so now we make fun of senior citizens suffering from dementia and senility?

Is nothing verboten around here?

Frank Lib on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I’m sure he never told any Reagan or Jesse Helms jokes.

formwiz on August 26, 2014 at 3:50 PM

“Everybody knows you never go full retard… You went full retard,man. Never go full retarded.”

Roc on August 26, 2014 at 4:31 PM

anyone wondering why harry reid saying, “Greg Maddux is an extremely… nice man,” is “silly” you only need to read this article. the final sentence in the article is:

Greg Maddux is a sick, sick ba$tard.”

dbilly76 on August 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM

No, thank you.

c4 on August 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM

No thanks. If you get some footage of him slipping on a rock next to a waterfall and plummeting to his death, be sure to give a heads up.

S. D. on August 26, 2014 at 9:09 PM

He should just go back to his old job of doing Winnie the Pooh voiceover work.

Bruce MacMahon on August 26, 2014 at 10:25 PM

This video was edited so much that it was hard to tell whether Reid really was incoherent or was just being over-edited.

Better to show some extended clips, like Reid talking about the bad smell of the tourists who visit the Capitol during the summer, or Reid saying that without federal funding, the people who attend the Cowboy Poetry Festival would not exist.

J.S.K. on August 27, 2014 at 12:34 AM