Harry Reid's Top 25 Verbal Faux Pas
Harry Reid has promised -- er, threatened -- to continue babbling incoherently about Donald Trump and his political team "all the way into retirement." In an interview with Politico Monday morning, Reid said that he will give a speech about Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist and former executive at Breitbart, on Tuesday:
On Sunday, Reid's spokesman Adam Jentleson said Bannon's elevation "signals that white supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump's White House." Reid said on Monday that he's got more to say on Bannon.
"I've already issued a statement last night. I'm going to say something on the floor tomorrow," Reid said.
Uh oh. Remember the last time "Dingy Harry" decided to go on a one-man jihad against a private citizen?
The year was 2014, and the Senate was in danger of falling into Republican hands in the off-year election. Then-Majority Leader Reid thought a good strategy for preventing this calamity would be to rail against the Koch brothers on the Senate floor. Reid began to drop one embarrassing rant after another, an almost-daily two minutes of hate against the billionaire businessmen.
Who can forget Reid's pathetic pun -- that the GOP was "addicted to Koch"?
“Republican Senators have come to the floor to defend the Koch brothers’ attempt to buy our democracy,” Dingy Harry wheezed reading from his script. “Not only have Senate Republicans come to the floor to defend the Koch brothers personally, they have again and again defended the Koch brother’s radical agenda.”
Dingy emphasized that the Koch brothers are radical, “from a middle class perspective” but neglected to name the radical, anti-middle class actions they were engaging in.
“Senate Republicans are addicted to Koch,” Dingy concluded. Get it?
Koch is pronounced “coke” – like the drug. Good one, Harry.
Anyone who has followed Harry Reid's career knows that he is prone to outbursts of obnoxious, offensive verbal diarrhea. And he's never funny -- his outbursts are uniformly nasty and mortifying.
Here's a list of some of his most atrocious statements throughout the years: