Harry Reid has completely lost his mind

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) may be losing his mind as he desperately clings to his party’s majority in the chamber. The usual partisan bickering is to be expected, but this isn’t the norm, even for an election year.

First, Reid took aim at Charles and David Koch on the Senate floor last month, part of a targeted strategy to take Americans attention off of the still-stale economy and Obamacare. He called them “evil” and “un-American,” claiming that “Republicans are addicted to Koch.”

Americans have responded with a yawn. A George Washington University Battleground Poll found that 52% of Americans have never heard of the Koch brothers, while just 25% have heard of them. Oh, and the details aren’t likely to bring a smile to Reid’s face.

“One in four respondents, 25%, had a strong or somewhat negative view of the brothers, while 13% had a strong or somewhat favorable view,” USA Today reported. “The GW poll also tested Reid’s favorability: 24% have a strong or somewhat favorable view; 35% have a strong or somewhat unfavorable view, and 25% say they have never heard of the Nevada Democrat.”

Second, in the same rant, Reid accused Americans who have spoken out about the pain their experiencing because of Obamacare of being liars. “Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told,” Reid said. “All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”

This is where Reid goes from just being petty, bitter old man to being a complete asshole. Sorry, but there’s just no other way to put it. The Majorty Leader has constantly doubled down on Obamacare rather than heed warnings that the law would lead to millions of Americans losing access to the health plans they had, higher insurance premiums, and loss of access to doctors.

Yes, folks, there are plenty Obamacare horror stories. They’re not hard to find. People are hurting. If he had any shred of decency, Reid would have apologized to the Americans he disparaged from the floor of the Senate. But he didn’t have the courage or fortitude to admit that he was wrong.

Though there are other examples of Reid’s strange behavior, the most recent came on Monday, just before the Senate voted on the Ukraine economic aid package, which stalled in the chamber before members recessed last week.

Shortly before the vote, Reid suggested that Republicans were to blame for Russia annexing Crimea.

“Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases,” said Reid. “It’s impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice.”

Nevermind that the House overwhelmingly cleared a similar measure on March 6. Nevermind that the IMF expansion language in the Senate version was the source of the objection, the removal of which would likely have led to quicker passage.

What’s more, the two chambers would have had to overcome their differences, meaning that it wouldn’t have become law before Russia annexed Crimea anyway, not the passage of an aid package would have mattered to the Kremlin.

But the facts are too inconvenient to Reid. It’s all Republicans’ fault. The end. Or something.

Whatever is going on in his shallow mind — whether he’s just trying to motivate his base, or he actually believes what he’s saying or he’s just projecting his own special brand of bat-shit crazy — Reid’s recent statements are beneath that of someone elected to serve in Washington, let alone someone who serves his party’s leader.


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