Last week, Harry Reid showed that he only opens his mouth to change feet, and he is competing against Joe Biden for the title of democratic Gaffemeister, especially on Obamacare.
Democrats want Harry to put a sock in it!
Of course, Republicans want him to shut up, or retire, but now Democrats themselves have become as aware, since national polls are showing voter disapproval of their party. As democrats’ numbers continue to drop in the polls, more Democratic senators up for re-election are showing signs of increasing jitters. West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has disagreed with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who called the conservative Koch brothers “un-American.”
Manchin defended the billionaire brothers on Fox and Friends Thursday over the derogatory remarks made by Harry Reid. Manchin said that “people,” meaning Harry Reid, should back off attacking the Koch brothers who, he said, “pay their taxes and provide jobs to Americans.”
Harry Reid has been in the headlines recently, giving himself and democrats a bad name. One time, he labeled cancer survivors as “liars.” Reid even called fellow senator and cancer patient, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, “out-of-touch” with the inner workings and the purpose of Obamacare.
Manchin obviously realized the stupidity of Reid’s comments that make no sense at all. He said, “You don’t beat up people. I mean, I don’t agree with their politics or philosophically, but, you know, they’re Americans, they’re paying their taxes. They’re not breaking the law. They’re providing jobs.”
Democratic senator, Angus S. King, Jr. of Maine, is so disillusioned by Reid, democrats and the party that he recently hinted he may join the Republican Party. As recently as last week, he was an advocate of Obamacare, but he sees the writing on the wall and is ready to jump ship.
Recent polls show the GOP taking back the senate. Only six seats need change hands for that to happen, and the numbers are looking good for them to exceed six.
Gaffemeister Harry Reid is making no friends among democrat politicians with his off-the-cuff and thoroughly inappropriate remarks. Reid was already very good at alienating Republicans, but now he is needling democrats and voters, making Democratic Party re-election campaigns much more difficult.
Republicans love it, and want Reid to keep up the good work. He is doing their job for them.
Just three months ago, in January, during a debate on the Senate floor, Reid accused the Koch brothers of trying to “buy the country” by funding and supporting powerful conservative groups attempting to oust Democrats in key Senate seats in the November midterm elections. His comments were even more inappropriate than usual, and many senators from his side of the aisle wanted to crawl into a hole and hide.
Senator Manchin questioned whether Reid’s criticism “helps or hurts the cause of the country.” He said, “If you’re trying to rally the base, the bases have already been rallied. The right and left bases have been rallied. It’s us in the middle that have to start making something happen here in Washington to move this country forward.”
A Koch Industries spokesman, Steve Lombardo, speaking to Politico, said it was “About time” a Democrat spoke out.
Lombardo also said, “My guess is that Sen. Manchin has expressed a point of view that a lot other senators, Democrats, Republicans, have probably wanted to say and haven’t.”
As the November election nears, Harry Reid seems to be doing all he can to guarantee that he will not be the leader of his party come January.
In this video below, compiled by the Washington Free Beacon, Harry Reid is seen and heard railing against the two Koch brothers 134 times. He is so obsessed with the two men that he can’t stop saying their names in the Senate.
With a leader like Harry Reid, Democrats have to be worried about their election chances this November.