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Harry Reid doesn’t know “how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican”

posted at 12:40 am on August 11, 2010 by

Via the Weekly Standard, embattled Sen. Maj. Ldr. Harry Reid (D-NV) caught telling an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

John McCormack notes that Reid’s positions on immigration are unpopular with Nevada voters in general. That’s not surprising if Reid is going to pander to Hispanic voters. But Hispanic voters — and everyone else — ought to note that Harry Reid was a key vote in killing “comprehensive immigration reform” in 2007. So the answer to Reid’s question is “yes” — he does need to say a bit more, if only to explain why he put the interest of Big Labor ahead of “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Update: Harry’s son, Rory, is running for Governor. He’s currently getting crushed in the polls by Republican Brian Sandoval — the first Hispanic candidate elected to statewide office in Nevada. (h/t Melissa Clouthier)

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(…the silence here is about all that can be ‘stated’ as to Harry Reid’s value to this nation…)

Lourdes on August 11, 2010 at 4:39 AM

I don’t know how anyone with intelligence or self-respect could be a Democrat, okay. Do I need to say more?

Midas on August 11, 2010 at 7:46 AM

I don’t know how anyone who wants to make some money and keep some of it or wants to open a successful business would ever vote Democrat. And…since Harry’s not paying attention, this is exactly the aim of most Hispanics.

jeanie on August 11, 2010 at 8:03 AM

I see no way any black could ever be a Democrat, given the Democrat party’s long standing position on slavery of blacks and opposition to blacks advancing. Do I need to say more?

tarpon on August 11, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Add this to the long list of “things Harry Reid doesn’t know.”

BKennedy on August 13, 2010 at 2:30 AM