Better Get that Louisville Slugger, Mrs. Reid
Fresh from the news that Sen. Reid once marveled
that President Obama had no Negro
dialect, the senate majority leader has now
taken to slamming half the American population.
During a February 22 floor debate on his jobs bill,
Mr. Reid opined, women aren't abusive, most
of the time. Men when they're out of work tend to
That quip reaped boatloads of sarcastic ridicule
for the four-term senator from Nevada.
Within hours of the gaffe, the National
Republican Senatorial Committee scolded Reid for
invoking caustic partisan rhetoric and
bizarre analogies, and lectured him to
focus on the actual legislation moving
forward and start doing what is best for
Reporters who contacted Reids office were
treated rudely as if to say, How dare you
question the veracity of our Exalted Leader?
Some staffers simply hung up on callers.
Paul Elam of Mens News Daily discovered
the survey that Reids press office waved
around did not support the good senators
claim. The study didnt even purport to
apply its findings to men in general, Elam
A February 23 article by Kerry Picket in the
Washington Times lectured Sen. Reid that he
should not be throwing out accusations, when
he appears to know very little about the
Psychology professor Gordon Finley at Florida
International University noted hundreds of
social-science research studies
find that men
and women initiate Domestic Violence in roughly
equal numbers. More startling is the fact
that the most recent studies indicate that
the initiation rates for females have been
increasing, according to Finleys op-ed
Some questioned the timing of Sen. Reids
new-found concern about the faltering economy.
If passing a jobs bill is needed to rescue
women (and men) in distress, then why didnt
this moron and his caucus get to work on it earlier
instead of focusing on Obamacare to the exclusion
of all else?, wondered Allahpundit.
One cartoon depicted the forlorn senator posing
for a mug shot with the words, Soon-to-be
ex-Senator Harry Reid: Arrested for fear of
domestic abuse after he loses his job in November
2010. This one is too good to pass by:
The gag line that drew the most laughs, though,
revolved around fears for the safety of Mrs.
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson tweeted,
Reid: Jobless men = domestic abuse. Is he
saying we should be worried about Mrs. Reid after
the November elections? (A Reid spokesman
duly pronounced the comment
Andrea Tantaros of the New York Daily
News encouraged Mrs. Reid to ask for a
Louisville Slugger and jujitsu classes for her next
anniversary. The Democratic majority leader
has developed another case of foot-in-mouth
disease, the columnist wrote.
Rush Limbaugh took that logic a step further,
suggesting Democratic ineptness with the economy
may be endangering the safety of American women:
The Democrat Party, according to Harry Reid,
is now responsible for the perpetuation of violence
against women in this country because they are the
reason men are unemployed, he explained in
his February 24 broadcast.
In all seriousness, Sen. Reid and his Gang of 59
are finding themselves in one heck of a pickle. One
year after his party rammed a massive $787 billion
stimulus bill through Congress, unemployment has
risen across the country.
In Nevada joblessness has soared from 10 to 13%.
By December, Nevada had the 50th highest
unemployment rate in the country, trailing only
Nevadans are angry justifiably so
and are directing much of their ire towards
Washington, DC. According to the most recent
Rasmussen poll, only 40% of Nevadans plan to vote
for Mr. Reid, come November 2. And now that he has
stamped the scarlet A on the forehead
of every unemployed man in Nevada, that number is
certain to drop.
Mr. Reid is beginning to come to terms with the
prospect of joining the ranks of unemployed after
Novembers election. So Mrs. Reid, please be
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