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5/25/2016

Sen. Tom Cotton Summarizes the Awful Career of Harry Reid

Filed under: General — JVW @ 1:37 pm



[guest post by JVW]

As we count down the final months of the odious, loathsome, execrable, Congressional career of Senator Harry Reid — or, as he is often styled here, Hairy Reed — we have plenty of opportunities to lament the ugliness that this vile and cantankerous blowhard jerkwad worm has unleashed into our body politic. It’s not just that Reid is notoriously corrupt, a low-down liar, and a bigoted race-hustler who thinks nothing of bullying private citizens for the imaginary crime of participating in the political process and who has never managed to satisfactorily prove that he is not a pederast. No, the real problem with Reid is that he combines his numbskull demagoguery with shamelessly self-serving partisan tactics. He is such an awful character that even his home exercise equipment appears to rightfully loathe him.

So it was earlier today, as we mark our calendars to reflect that we only have eight more months of suffering through this pompous ass’s malodorous contribution to the debased political culture of these times, that Reid took to the Senate floor to whine about a Defense Appropriations bill which he claims was crafted in secret by Senator John McCain and is laden with earmarks. Reid’s ugly grandstanding proved too much for freshman Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, who took to the floor to deliver a withering broadside against the despicable Nevadan. Watch it in its glorious entirety.

The traditional phony comity in the Senate is archaic, hypocritical, and disgusting. Indeed, following Cotton’s woodshedding of Reid, the Senate Minority Leader took to the floor to refer to Sen. McCain as “my friend” and to laud his service to the country and otherwise regurgitate all the other usual insincere banalities that are the coin of the realm in that chamber. This country needs less of that sort of pro forma pageantry and more of the honest and direct assessment of Congressional dysfunction that Sen. Cotton provided. That’s not to argue that we should devolve into the crude and mindless insults that have become common this election season, it’s merely to suggest that where a truly horrendous colleague like Harry Reid is concerned, Senators need to put aside the Emily Post and start to channel their inner Juvenal: “What can you do when the man himself / Is more dreadful and dire than any accusation you can bring?”

– JVW

35 Responses to “Sen. Tom Cotton Summarizes the Awful Career of Harry Reid”

  1. It’s a blessing to be getting rid of both Reid and Boxer in the same year.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  2. Makes you wonder who gave Reid the black eye. In my heart’s heart, I wish it was Romney, sort of like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh8OdlSXiDo

    trumpyfeet (aa22d2)

  3. Part of the reason an idiot like trump exists is because no Republican had the balls to that very thing for decades. It should be done daily.

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  4. he is the real life senator roark,

    narciso (732bc0)

  5. This probably violates Senate Rule XIX part 2, but meh.

    Mitch (341ca0)

  6. Harry Reid is the perfect example of why I celebrate the death of certain people. He’ll be one of them.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  7. Personally I would have more respect for Senate Republicans if they simply “Ceaser’ed” him right on the floor of the Senate. And C-Span. I am not kidding. It would be a just and moral thing to do. Maybe not legal, but just and moral.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  8. Oddly, RKS, I feel so un-Christian but I would love to see the man dead. He is the most horrid person I’ve ever seen. Worse even than Debbie Wassername-Schultz, Hillary and Nazi Pelosi combined.

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  9. Would that there were a hole out in the middle of the Nevada desert that he could be led to and laid to rest, the scrawny rat fu*k.

    Colonel Haiku (838105)

  10. What a wealth of flea-bit, rabid peanut monkeys these Democrats can boast of.

    Colonel Haiku (838105)

  11. “Part of the reason an idiot like trump exists is because no Republican had the balls to that very thing for decades.”

    I disagree.

    Republicans do this sort of thing all the time. Then the media paints them as the bad guy and covers the Democrats.

    See also: Tea Party.

    Seems to me that the root cause of a whole lot of problems is the media taking sides in politics, and the people’s reliance on them to get the true story when that’s not what they’re doing.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  12. Republicans do this sort of thing all the time. Then the media paints them as the bad guy and covers the Democrats.

    scrubone (c3104f) — 5/25/2016 @ 4:03 pm

    Show me. If Republicans do this all the time it should be easy to show me twenty examples. Ten? Two?

    What does “See also: Tea Party mean”?

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  13. Colonel Haiku, have you ever heard a democrat in the last twenty years use the terms patriot, patriotism, I love America or God Bless America? Well, A-holes like Reid lead the parade of treasonous democrats.

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  14. Too bad Reid couldn’t have died in office.

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  15. I am proud to call this man my Senator. I am from Arkansas, and I gladly applaud his candor and his blunt honesty. Thank God for Senator Cotton.

    Linda Newbury (35a9cd)

  16. 13… No, Hoagie, I can’t say as I have.

    Colonel Haiku (838105)

  17. zell miller, but it is a rarety.

    narciso (732bc0)

  18. 14.Too bad Reid couldn’t have died in office.
    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

    I must respectfully disagree. It’s too bad he didn’t die before he went into ofice.

    Rev. Hoagie ™ (734193)

  19. he was a fellow who was almost blown up by tony ‘the ant’ spilotro, because he doublecrossed the mob, since then, he has been part of the abramoff scandal, chinese pla skullduggery, and not a small part of the panama papers scandal, his progeny certainly played a part in the bundy affair, yet his fingerprints are almost invisible,

    narciso (732bc0)

  20. I am proud to call this man my Senator.

    For a moment there I thought you meant Reid.

    e. e. cummingsfeet (bfd5cd)

  21. Wow. Good job.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  22. What the Senate needs is a good caning.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  23. It’s a blessing to be getting rid of both Reid and Boxer in the same year.

    I have no idea who Nevada will send, but California is going to have you wanting Boxer back.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  24. I have no idea who Nevada will send, but California is going to have you wanting Boxer back.

    I get what you’re saying, but nothingnothing! — could ever make me miss Barbara Boxer. But I’m sure I’ll end up loathing Kamala Harris, who will probably become Elizabeth Warren’s mini-me.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  25. What the Senate needs is a good caning.

    Kevin M (25bbee) — 5/25/2016 @ 8:42 pm
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    I disagree. What the Senate needs is a size 22 Florsheim up their collective Strada Chocolada or, better still, a jolly good fisting.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  26. But who’s next in line for Cal AG if Harris gets elected to the Senate? That might be the only positive from that electoral outcome, unless its another whack job like an SF supe.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  27. Ah Senator Reid–he’s the sort of fellow who gives 99/5 of the other sleazy jerkoffs in the world a bad name. I can’t think I’ve ever seen a man with a smaller soul.

    Skeptical Voter (1d5c8b)

  28. Rev. Hoagie ™ — ask me about Mr Tiller. I would have boiled him in OIl and Youtubed it.

    Just of the opinion one of the reasons Society was “better” years ago was creatures such as Reid would have been hacked to death at an earlier stage of their fetal development. Same goes for Mr CA judge (and other political law types) saying “yeah Gay Marriage, F*** two States Referendums, it is OK to make up law when it suits my anus lifestyle.” The Lawyers who lied to get large Trial Suits against Corps. The folks lying on the News to make News.

    Just strongly believe people need the threat of death by mob to keep control. Without it you get Harry Reid and Men in Bathrooms with my Daughter while the legal weasels parse word to say “SURE!”.

    So, call me crazy, but violence is a very important method to impose morality and justice. Wars also had a purify effect on societies. Focuses people on what matters.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  29. … and yes, I understand the Medieval nature of #28. Just seems we chucked the baby with the bath water in the last 60 years since Vatican II and the (Un)Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  30. Good for Cotton. There’s never a bad time to speak truth to power and bad behavior. Reid is a first-rate douchebag who deserves zero comity.

    WarrenPeese (1df851)

  31. “Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns…”

    Another hayseed suckling at the government teet.

    DCSCA (a343d5)

  32. Why couldn’t the GOP produce a presidential candidate like Sen. Cotton?

    Pete (fe4202)

  33. Tom Cotton the constitution-hating fascist?

    yup

    A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.

    […]

    It’s unclear how or when the provision was added, although Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., — the committee’s chairman — and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have both offered bills in the past that would address what the FBI calls a gap and privacy advocates consider a serious threat to civil liberties.

    not a fan

    happyfeet (831175)

  34. Why couldn’t the GOP produce a presidential candidate like Sen. Cotton?

    Because it sucks.

    nk (dbc370)

  35. 31. Why couldn’t the GOP produce a presidential candidate like Sen. Cotton?

    Pete (fe4202) — 5/26/2016 @ 5:56 pm

    This year, at least, Trump and his Trumpkins would have attacked someone like Cotton for being establishment.

    Then Trump would have called him “Lyin’ Tom” every time Cotton told a truth that hurt Trump. And the Trumptards would have dutifully fallen in line and chimed in.

    I could go on, but you get the idea. Nobody wants a Tom Cotton in 2016. They want a third world type strongman.

    Steve57 (fa6407)


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