Harry Reid is an execrable human being. He is the brown stain in the Senate’s undershorts.
Reid has always been a jerk, the master of the insult:
About George W. Bush:
About Clarence Thomas:
About DC tourists:
About Mitt Romney:
about John McCain:
To his colleagues in the Senate:
Reid once told the NY Times:
“I’m just who I am, O.K.?”
What he is is a classless POS.
Dana Bash of CNN once asked Reid:
“But if you can help one child with cancer, why won’t you do it?”
And Reid answered:
“Listen,” Reid said. “What — why would we want to do that?
Reid has called cancer victims “liars.” He insists they’re faking cancer.
More recently, Reid has been obsessed with Koch. It seems that every time you see Reid he has Koch in his mouth. The irony is that Reid has taken money from a Koch lobbyist.
Harry Reid is so obsessed with Koch that he’s mentioned the Koch’s 134 times on the Senate floor:
David Koch is so evil that he’s given $100 million to MIT for cancer research.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—MIT today announced a $100 million gift from Koch Industries executive and MIT alumnus David H. Koch that will usher in new paradigms in highly integrative cancer research. The gift will bring together MIT scientists and engineers under one roof to develop new and powerful ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and manage this often deadly disease.
The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research – the cornerstone of a major research initiative comparable to MIT’s spearheading the development of radar technology in World War II – will be housed in a new state-of-the-art cancer research facility, scheduled to open in 2010. The new Koch Institute will build on the pioneering research of MIT’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), founded by Nobel Prize winner Salvador E. Luria in 1974, and will bring to the next level MIT’s longstanding commitment to unraveling the molecular core of the disease.
The only thing Harry Reid has given anyone is bullsh*t.
And guess who else has been the recipient of Koch brothers largesse? (Hint- a lot of democrats)
Harry Reid is worth somewhere between $3-6 million as of 2012.
So how did Harry get so rich as a public servant? Let’s have a look.
In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.
When his 2010 challenger Sharron Angle asked him in a debate how he had become so wealthy, he said, “I did a very good job investing.” Did he ever. On December 20, 2005, he invested $50,000 to $100,000 in the Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Fund (IYE), which closed that day at $29.15. The companies whose shares it held included ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and ConocoPhillips. When he made a partial sale of his shares on August 19, 2008, during congressional recess, IYE closed at $41.82. Just a month later, on September 17, Reid was working to bring to the floor a bill that the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost oil companies — including those in the fund — billions of dollars in taxes and regulatory fees. The bill passed a few days later, and by October 10, IYE’s shares had fallen by 42 percent, to $24.41, for a host of reasons. Savvy investing indeed.
Here’s another example: The Los Angeles Times reported in November 2006 that when Reid became Senate majority leader he committed to making earmark reform a priority, saying he’d work to keep congressmen from using federal dollars for pet projects in their districts. It was a good idea but an odd one for the senator to espouse. He had managed to get $18 million set aside to build a bridge across the Colorado River between Laughlin, Nev., and Bullhead City, Ariz., a project that wasn’t a priority for either state’s transportation agency. His ownership of 160 acres of land nearby that stood to appreciate considerably from the project had nothing to do with the decision, according to one of his aides. The property’s value has varied since then. On his financial-disclosure forms from 2006, it was valued at $250,000 to $500,000. Open Secrets now lists it as his most valuable asset, worth $1 million to $5 million as of 2010.
How Reid acquired that land is interesting, too. He put $10,000 into a pension fund his friend Clair Haycock controlled, to take over the 160-acre parcel at a price far below its assessed value. Six months later, Reid introduced legislation that would help Haycock’s industry, a move many observers said appeared to be a quid pro quo, though Reid and Haycock denied that the legislation was the result of a property deal.
Pretty darned good for a public servant. And that brings us to more current events. Reid saw fit to hand out $17,000 in campaign funds as gifts to his granddaughter:
Sen. Harry Reid — under pressure from the Federal Election Commission — revealed that he gave about $17,000 in campaign cash to his granddaughter in two separate payments that were recorded in his books as “holiday gifts.”
Shortly after the payments came to light, Mr. Reid also announced he was refunding the money, The New York Post reported.
The checks were cut in amounts of $5,417 and $11,370 and given to his granddaughter last October, the media outlet said. On paper, they were listed as amounts to a person named “Ryan Elisabeth.” It was later learned that the recipient was actually Ryan Elisabeth Reid, 23, who’s the daughter of Mr. Reid’s son, Rory, the New York Post said.
A journalist from Las Vegas actually contacted Mr. Reid’s office to ask about the “Ryan Elisabeth” payments and was told that the individual was a campaign vendor — but was not told that she was Mr. Reid’s granddaughter, the New York Post said. Mr. Reid’s office than said that the checks were actually for purchases from “Ryan Elisabeth’s” jewelry shop to give out to donors of Mr. Reid’s campaign.
The full truth of the matter came to light when the FEC contacted Mr. Reid’s campaign and reminded that all disbursements “must include a brief statement or description” and that failure to do so could “result in an audit or enforcement action,” the New York Post reported.
Reid has made great efforts to make Warren Buffett even richer.
Harry Reid and his connections to the green energy mafia and the Bundy Ranch situation are coming out. The full connections are enormous. While most sites have stopped at the Chinese company deals, Misguided Children is moving past that, as someone has to buy the energy from them and that is Democrat supporter and Obama insider Warren Buffet. Some of the green energy mafia in Nevada did an impressive move last June that shows the groups involved with the push for green energy that has crossed into the gray area, at the very least.
Now Reid has been fingered as being directly involved in trying to drive the Bundy family off of land they’ve ranched for 120 years.
The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”
“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.
Another BLM report entitled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone” (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for “Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land “managed” by BLM.
Dirty Harry and his son are all over this:
Back in 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.
And journalist Marcus Stern with Reuters also reported that Sen. Reid was heavily involved in the deal as well.
“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.”
“His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.”
Rory is not the only fascist thug Reid inserted in this event:
The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev.
Pefect for the job, says Harry:
Mr. Kornze, 35, worked as a senior policy adviser on land-use issues in Mr. Reid’s office from 2003 to 2011 before joining the BLM. He was confirmed by the Senate on a 71-28 vote after serving as the agency’s principal deputy director, even though Republicans had qualms about his lack of experience compared with past BLM directors.
During the confirmation hearing Dec. 17, Mr. Reid called his former aide “just perfect for the job,” even as Republicans noted that previous BLM directors Bob Abbey and Jim Caswell were career federal land managers each with more than 30 years’ experience.
Despite the standoff winding down largely without incident today Reid said it wasn’t over:
“Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.
Unless you belong to the Black Panthers. Or you’re the President of the United States. Or you’re Harry Reid misusing campaign funds.
Or maybe it’s not over because Harry hasn’t gotten his 30 pieces of silver yet.