Harry Reid: The absolutely, positively most un-American Senator

March 5, 2014
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Recent columns have highlighted climate change, income inequality and immigration as being the 3 shiny objects the Democrats hope garner a gullible public’s gaze between now and the mid-term elections.

Last week I learned they were blowing the dust off one more diversion. The Koch Brothers, specifically, Charles and David, the two brothers that head up America’s 2nd largest privately held company, Koch Industries.

For those not versed in modern political demonization, the Koch Brothers, as defined by the left, are the most vile, greedy, corporatists our unjust capitalistic system has ever unleashed upon the American people.

Don’t believe it? Well you should. Why? Because Harry Reid is telling you to.

Terrified that the Affordable Care Act and its tsunami of unintended consequences is going to return him to minority status Reid took to the floor of the United States Senate last Wednesday and declared that when it came to the ACA…“Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”

After a groundswell of contempt forced him back to the Senate floor to “clarify”, a defiant Reid went off:

“What is going on with these two brothers (Koch’s)…You see, when you make billions of dollars a year you can be as immoral and dishonest as your money will allow you to be. It’s too bad that they’re trying to buy America, and it’s time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty of these two brothers who are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.”

This is the same Harry Reid that in 2005 when President Bush was starting a European trip stated, “I think this guy is a loser” and then outdid that when in 2007 sent the message of “this war is lost” to our troops under fire.

But if Reid wants to debate “Americanism” I’m happy to help. Below find a short comparison between his Koch brother “villains” and one of the left’s most prolific benefactors, hedge fund titan, George Soros

Which is more American? Taking the company your Dutch immigrant father founded and growing it into a multinational corporation by providing a services and value for your customers or creating your wealth from paper investments and stock bets?

Which is more American? Creating thousands of jobs and generating billions of dollars worth of economic activity through growth or breaking the Bank of England with a hedge fund bet?

Which is more American? Donating hundreds of millions of dollars to institutions such as Lincoln Center’s NY State Theater, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, M.D. Anderson and others or pouring millions into Herbalife stock?

Which is more American? Promoting political groups that call for Constitutionally aligned limited government and expanded personal liberty or sponsoring groups such as the Center for American Progress that calls for an even larger federal government than the $17 trillion indebted one we’ve already got?

This is not about defending the Koch brothers, they’ll be just fine.

This is about the abuse of power and rank hypocrisy by a sitting United States Senator. This is about taking partisanship beyond the pale. This is about behavior that quite frankly, is about as “un” American as it gets.

When we’ve sunk to a point that it is now acceptable for the Majority Leader of the United States Senate to single out two private citizens for ridicule for no other reason than having political views opposite of his, we as a nation are in far deeper trouble than we know.

PUBLISHER’s NOTE:  A version of this column first appeared in the March 5, 2014 print edition of the

Publisher’s Note: A version of this column first appeared in the March 5, 2014 print edition of the Joplin Globe.

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One Response to Harry Reid: The absolutely, positively most un-American Senator

  1. […] satisfied with his previous week’s attack on Charles and David Koch as “un-American” for using their legally earned money to sponsor political causes he disagrees with, Reid doubled […]

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