Walter Lippman and Harry Reid
Here’s Walter Lippmann, long-time editor of The New Republic, in 1955:
But when the chaff of silliness, baseness, and deception is so voluminous that it submerges the kernels if truth, freedom of speech may produce such frivolity, or such mischief, …
Axelrod Overlooks Reid’s Romney Lie on Senate Floor: ‘Politics Ain’t Beanbag’
Although he started off saying he was “not going to defend everything Harry Reid said,” it sure sounded like that’s what David Axelrod was doing when he deemed the Senate minority leader’s infamous comments par for the political course.
Three Martini Lunch: By Any Means Necessary
Today’s Martinis: Hillary’s e-mail excuses continue to crumble, Harry Reid defends his baseless accusations against Mitt Romney, and Americans support a nuclear with Iran even if it won’t do any good.
Harry Reid Didn’t Do It Alone
I do not wish to unburden Harry Reid of his many sins, but, to follow up on Charlie’s post and on our scathing (and entirely apposite) editorial, two additional indictments are in order.
First, as Charlie notes, Reid happily …
The Political Downside of Reid’s Retirement
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) delighted Republicans across the country this morning by announcing that he will not seek reelection.
“On the verge of losing his own election and after losing the majority, Senator Harry Reid has decided …
Good Riddance, Dirty Harry
Harry Reid is retiring. Whatever happens to his Senate seat in 2016, this is good news for Republicans and it is good news for America. Good riddance, Harry. Good bloody riddance.
Today we will hear a lot about Reid’s “service” to …
One reason Senator Reid is giving for not running again may shed more light on his decision than he intended:
He also said he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states …
Harry Reid as victim, &c.
I’m somewhat ashamed of it, but I kind of like it when liberals are tarred as racists. Such an experience gives them a taste of their own medicine. And it might teach them empathy.
The Senate minority leader, Harry …
What Does the GOP’s Big Lead in Nevada’s Early Vote Mean?
The early-vote figures in Nevada look phenomenally good for Republicans and phenomenally bad for Democrats. While Republicans may hope it’s an early indicator of a wide-ranging national wave in favor of the GOP, there are some factors there that …
Why GOP Senate Candidates Shouldn’t Be Arguing About McConnell Now
There’s been a lot of discussion — perhaps too much discussion — about Ben Sasse’s statement that he could “absolutely” vote for Mitch McConnell as GOP leader in the Senate if, as expected, he wins in November.
Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and They’re Proud of It
It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy …
Veteran Nev. Reporter: Vegas Newspaper Killed My 2012 Anti-Harry Reid Column
Jon Ralston is no Harry Reid-hater. But he is a veteran reporter, now a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, who has spent a quarter-century covering Nevada politics. Now, with the Senate minority leader planning to retire — and adamant that …
Harry Reid Defends Baseless Romney Claims: ‘Romney Didn’t Win, Did He?’
Harry Reid (D., Nev.) appears to have believed that the ends justified the means when he used the Senate chamber to level unsubstantiated accusations against the Koch brothers and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In his first television interview …
Harry Reid, a boxer and a brawler, is throwing in the towel.
#ad#There is no gentle way to characterize Senator Reid’s career: He is and long has been one of the worst things about American government — …
Editor’s Note: To mark Harry Reid’s announcement that he plans to retire in 2016, NR is running Kevin D. Williamson’s 2014 cover piece on the Nevada senator.
There are 53 Democrats in the Senate, plus two nominal independents who associate with them, and …
Harry Reid Heads into the Sunset
After insisting for months he would run for re-election, Senate minority leader Harry Reid is calling it quits and retiring next year. In 2013, Roll Call reported that Reid had told them he’d like to stay in the Senate leadership …
Why Is Harry Reid Blocking a Sex-Trafficking Bill over Abortion Funding if He’s ‘Strongly Pro-Life’?
The “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015” is the sort of bipartisan bill Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid should like. Introduced in mid January by Republican whip John Cornyn, of Texas, the bill strengthens enforcement procedures against human trafficking, …
Todd’s Book: Reid Encouraged Obama, Hillary to Leave the Senate
If you’ve ever wondered why the Democratic congressional leadership is so old, and why the party is led by so many figures whose biggest distinguishing characteristic is that they’ve been in Washington for a long time, this passage from Chuck …
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is featured in a cringe-worthy video, taken by America Rising, which is making the rounds this afternoon.
While speaking to members of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, Reid comments, “I don’t think …
The Better Homes and Gardens of Populist Democrats, Part One
Over at the Washington Post, Chris Cillizza writes:
Here’s how Democrats can save themselves in the coming midterms elections: Use the exact same “1 percent” economic messaging that won President Obama a second term in 2012.
I suppose we’ll see. But …