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Even Jon Stewart thinks Harry Reid is a terrible person

Even Jon Stewart thinks Harry Reid is a terrible person

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) makes comments so offensive that even liberal media outlets denounce them, it’s a bad, bad day.

Last Tuesday, Reid told the Huffington Post that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in ten years. Thursday, he repeated the allegation on the floor of the Senate. Source: an anonymous  individual with ties to Bain Capital. Veracity: uncertain, according to Reid. In journalism, we call that a story that’s “too good to check,” but unlike Reid, we go ahead and check it anyway.

A week later, Reid hasn’t backed down, but he’s increasingly finding that he’s fighting this one alone. On Aug. 1, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, an unabashed liberal, weighed in on the scandal. While the Comedy Central host couldn’t resist a few extraneous digs at Fox News during the segment, the majority of his monologue was dedicated to scolding Reid.

“Here’s a rule of thumb: if you have to follow your claim with the words, ‘I don’t know if that’s true,’ then shut up,” Stewart said. “…You, Harry Reid, are terrible.”

Stewart also went after Reid’s baseless and ugly claim that Romney’s father, George Romney, would be ashamed of him, updating Reid’s description to “really, really terrible.”

The full clip can be seen below.

But there’s more! The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen writes  that Reid is a “jerk,” employing harsh rhetoric to describe the senator’s baseless and tawdry attacks.

“For Reid, this is yet another brazen and tasteless partisan attack. As majority leader, he has managed to sink the public image of the Senate even lower than it would otherwise be,” Cohen writes. He contributes to bad feelings, gridlock and the sense — nay, the reality — that everything is done for political advantage. Reid is a crass man, the very personification of the gaudy and kitschy Las Vegas Strip.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney spoke up too on Monday, saying Reid was on his own with his baseless claims.

The conservatives don’t have to do a thing here: the left-leaning are doing their job for them.

But don’t fear, Sen. Reid: you still have one staunch supporter. Former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Huffington Post Sunday that yes, some guy did tell Reid those things about Romney. Solidarity…for now.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1435790400 Stephen LoneWolf Cline

    I heard the other day from an anonymous source that I have not verified, that Harry Reid is really a cross dressing female eunuch.

  • http://twitter.com/david__wade David Wade

    You know, When you make as much money as Romney does you have to give a fortune to charity in order to not pay taxes. We all know that! And now the head of the Demoncrats in the Senate is trying to say that is not a good thing. I know this about that. Everybody I’ve ever met wishes they could give away that much money and still have enough left. Hell, I remember programming a spreadsheet to minimize the amount I had to pay the IRS by adjusting my charitable deductions. Now that is programmed into TurboTax.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Mittens has been running for President AT LEAST for the past half-dozen years, ever since he stepped down from running the 2006 Winter Olympics and attempted to win the 2008 nomination.
    ***
    Arguably, he’s been running for Presdient FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE, inspired, presumably, by seeing his dad run unsuccessfully. This was why Mittens ran (unsuccessfully) for US Senate against Fat Boy Teddy Bare Kennedy, and then later for Governor of the People’s Commonwealth of MA.
    ***
    Mittens is a bright boy. He KNOWS, has LONG known, that presidential candidates (especially if to the right of center) get their records examined under a magnifying glass.
    ***
    Is it credible — is it AT ALL CREDIBLE — that such a man would fail to pay his legal taxes while in the middle of running for President???
    ***
    The Audacity of any such a man to Hope he could get away with it rivals…hmmm, rivals the hubris that John Edwards showed during and after his abortive runs for the Presidency.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W33QOHJVPX4MCVCZNZ5YVPTGVA BRUCES

    How that Obama has gone gay Michelle has began to worry. Can’t remember how told me that but must be true

  • capelady

    Romney released his tax returns for the past two years. He paid taxes… he does not pay a federal income tax on a salary because he has not earned a salary in years, and when he was governor or took charge of the Olympics, he did not take a salary! He pays capital gains taxes on his investment income. You don’t think Harry Reid knows that? Harry Reid didn’t get rich on his Senate salary… he has milked his political power to become a millionaire while in office. Funny how that works. This is all a distraction to make Romney look bad and keep the focus off Obama’s record and the Senate’s failure because of Harry Reid to accomplish ANYTHING for this nation!

  • reddarin

    Does any other big name liberal call out the Left on their stupidity as much as Jon Stewart?

  • fsamuels

    Reid should know better. This is the tactic of those like Glenn Beck.