Harry Reid: Americans Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet—And They Smell Bad, Too

Harry Reid’s personal Super Gaffe-o-Matic ’76 machine strikes again:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.”

Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn’t know to use their computer properly and needed more time. Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months.

“We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through,” he said. “There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time. It’s not — the example they gave us is a 63-year-old woman came into the store and said, ‘I almost got it. Every time I just about got there, it would cut me off.’ We have a lot of people just like this through no fault of the Internet, but because people are not educated on how to use the Internet.”


Huh — I would think that Harry Reid should be rather happy over the invention of the Internet, since it reduces the number of citizens he need face in person, based on this quote from 2008:

“My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway,” said Reid in his remarks. “In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.”

But it’s no longer going to be true, noted Reid, thanks to the air conditioned, indoor space.

Air conditioning that, like the Internet itself that no one knows how to use, presumably runs on unicorn flatulence in Harry’s mind, since as also said that year, “Coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick, it’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world.”

Harry, wouldn’t retirement both reduce your energy consumption and the number of smelly American tourists (aka your bosses) who can’t use the Internet you must face?

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