If you think Senator Harry Reid has been acting a little crazy lately, you’re not alone.
In response to Reid’s behavior, the Editors of National Review have written a thoughtful note on his behalf…
The Editors would like to extend our condolences to Senator Harry Reid and his family as they go through this difficult time. While we can only guess at the exact nature of the psychiatric or neurological trauma the Senate majority leader has suffered, we assume that it is severe, judging by his symptoms, the most prominent of which is his new habit of taking to the Senate floor to deliver speeches that sound like they ought to be coming from a man wearing a bathrobe in front of a liquor store in Cleveland.
The Washington Post, which once had the fine discretion to overlook the embarrassing personal defects of Democrats within its good graces, recently awarded the poor man the dreaded “three Pinocchios” from its fact-checkers, who noted that the senator’s latest claims about the proprietors of Koch Industries, about whom Senator Reid obsesses the way Rosie O’Donnell obsesses about metallurgy, were largely disconnected from reality. Senator Reid, citing a recent White House report, claimed that Koch Industries was one of the main causes of global warming and that it was responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than Dow Chemical, Exxon, and General Electric combined.
Michael R. Crittenden of the Wall Street Journal has compiled a list of things Reid has blamed on the Koch brothers…
Climate Change:” While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes.”
GOP Opposition to Minimum Wage Increase: “If Americans are searching for an answer, they should look no further than Republicans’ billionaire benefactors, the Koch brothers. Charlie and David want a ‘no’ vote.”
Fellow Senators Defending the Kochs: “While they don’t wear Koch Industries ties and jackets, they display their sponsors proudly through their actions here in the United States Senate. So it comes as no surprise that Senators have stood here on the Senate floor and voiced their support for Charles and David Koch.”
The House GOP Budget: “It is frustrating for Americans because it does not reflect what they envision for this nation. In fact, the Ryan Budget more closely resembles the wants of the multi-billionaire Koch brothers. It is the Koch budget.”
Maybe it’s time for Reid to retire, he clearly needs some rest.