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2012-08-15 10:06:14 AM  
Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.
 
2012-08-15 10:15:25 AM  

Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.


Even so, he should take one for the team. Say "I will if you will".

I doubt he has anywhere near as much to hide as Willard and, even if he does, he should just fall on the grenade for the good of the country.
 
2012-08-15 10:18:02 AM  
No, he doesn't. again, he isn't running for president. Reid has nothing to lose, so he doesn't have to offer anything.
 
2012-08-15 10:25:33 AM  

Lurking Fear: No, he doesn't. again, he isn't running for president. Reid has nothing to lose, so he doesn't have to offer anything.


Granted, but I'm talking about how to get Willard to show his cards. The Derpsquad is using this as justification for continuing to hide the tax returns.
 
2012-08-15 10:31:28 AM  
News flash: a career in public service for every senator and congressperson has been lucrative. Insider trading tends to do just that. Here's the other thing: who cares what the derpsquad says.
 
2012-08-15 10:35:52 AM  

MrBallou: Lurking Fear: No, he doesn't. again, he isn't running for president. Reid has nothing to lose, so he doesn't have to offer anything.

Granted, but I'm talking about how to get Willard to show his cards. The Derpsquad is using this as justification for continuing to hide the tax returns.


Do you honestly think it would actually change anything? A week ago, the Romney campaign was talking about Theresa Heinz Kerry's tax returns. If Reid released his, they'd just switch their demand to Pelosi's, George Soros', and Morgan Freeman's taxes.
 
2012-08-15 10:44:28 AM  

Lurking Fear: No, he doesn't. again, he isn't running for president. Reid has nothing to lose, so he doesn't have to offer anything.


He's not even running right now. They're free to demand his tax returns next time Reid has to run in 2016.
 
2012-08-15 10:55:49 AM  

FloydA: MrBallou: Lurking Fear: No, he doesn't. again, he isn't running for president. Reid has nothing to lose, so he doesn't have to offer anything.

Granted, but I'm talking about how to get Willard to show his cards. The Derpsquad is using this as justification for continuing to hide the tax returns.

Do you honestly think it would actually change anything? A week ago, the Romney campaign was talking about Theresa Heinz Kerry's tax returns. If Reid released his, they'd just switch their demand to Pelosi's, George Soros', and Morgan Freeman's taxes.


Yeah. You're right. Sucks, don't it?

They're all "eyes on the prize" and the prize isn't really what they say it is.
 
2012-08-15 11:38:05 AM  

Lurking Fear: No, he doesn't.


Actually, don't Senators have to release their tax returns already? I distinctly remember someone saying that these are already a matter of public record.
 
2012-08-15 11:51:22 AM  

MrBallou:

Yeah. You're right. Sucks, don't it?

They're all "eyes on the prize" and the prize isn't really what they say it is.



If you're looking for a bright side, it sure does make DNC messaging a lot easier.
 
2012-08-15 11:51:58 AM  
Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.
 
2012-08-15 12:00:12 PM  

JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.


The change in the Consumer Price Index was about +130% during that time, so Harry's doing at least better than inflation here... which I guess is the point of investing, right?
 
2012-08-15 12:12:05 PM  

Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.


defending the indefensible does not negate the mountainous corruption that Mr. Reid muddles through on a daily basis. Insider trading aside, there are political payoffs, favors, kickbacks and bribes. Until Mr. Reid discloses his income sources, one can only presume that he is corrupt. After all, he is a democrat and corrupt is what democrats are.
 
2012-08-15 12:35:46 PM  

EnviroDude: Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.

defending the indefensible does not negate the mountainous corruption that Mr. Reid muddles through on a daily basis. Insider trading aside, there are political payoffs, favors, kickbacks and bribes. Until Mr. Reid discloses his income sources, one can only presume that he is corrupt. After all, he is a democrat and corrupt is what democrats are.


If it's mountainous, why didn't you give any specifics? I guess it must have been tough to pick just one, eh?
 
2012-08-15 01:21:47 PM  
Eyebleach, it does nothing!

Reid already files an abbreviated financial disclosure form as a senator; I think every year. This is far more than Rmoney. Oh, and EnviroDude, eat a bowl of dicks. Didn't see his trolly post cuz i blocked his derp.
 
2012-08-15 01:35:23 PM  
Ok, i won't vote for harry ried and i expect everyone else to not vote for Mitt Romeny.

Sound like a deal?
 
2012-08-15 01:38:05 PM  

JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

.......


Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.


A lot less crazy than turning an IRA into a $100 Million?
 
2012-08-15 01:38:58 PM  
I'm surprised it took this long to get to the "no you" defense.
 
2012-08-15 01:40:32 PM  

EnviroDude: defending the...


All those words you're using, they don't mean what you think they mean.
 
2012-08-15 01:40:43 PM  
www.bartcop.com
 
2012-08-15 01:40:55 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: EnviroDude: Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.

defending the indefensible does not negate the mountainous corruption that Mr. Reid muddles through on a daily basis. Insider trading aside, there are political payoffs, favors, kickbacks and bribes. Until Mr. Reid discloses his income sources, one can only presume that he is corrupt. After all, he is a democrat and corrupt is what democrats are.

Do you wear your "Harry Reid Retirement Party" hat when you masturbate to images of Sharron Angle?


This is my 2nd amendment solution
This is my gun
One is for when an election doesn't go my way
One is for fun
 
2012-08-15 01:41:44 PM  

Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.


He may not be running for President, but he is the most powerful man in Washington right now.
 
2012-08-15 01:42:55 PM  

JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.


Sonny Bono?
 
2012-08-15 01:43:50 PM  
if the people on the right hate reid so much and know he's lying, then why not release mitts taxes, prove reids a liar and watch his career go down in flames?
 
2012-08-15 01:44:59 PM  

JerseyTim: Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.


That's actually surprisingly low. Dude earns nearly $200k a year in salary.
 
2012-08-15 01:46:06 PM  

EnviroDude: Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.

defending the indefensible does not negate the mountainous corruption that Mr. Romney muddles through on a daily basis. Insider trading aside, there are political payoffs, favors, kickbacks and bribes. Until Mr. Romney discloses his income sources, one can only presume that he is corrupt. After all, he is a republican and corrupt is what republicans are.

 
2012-08-15 01:46:46 PM  
it's a good article and every one of our elected officials, if they're millionaires should be looked at. you want a public farking job? then get paid like it and STFU
 
2012-08-15 01:49:58 PM  

Tor_Eckman: JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.

Sonny Bono?


I guess JT's a big fan of Tommy and Cher.
 
2012-08-15 01:50:33 PM  

gittlebass: if the people on the right hate reid so much and know he's lying, then why not release mitts taxes, prove reids a liar and watch his career go down in flames?


I like that they challenge him to prove Romney didn't pay any taxes.
 
2012-08-15 01:50:59 PM  
Well, that retort has convinced me that Mitt Romney isn't a tax cheat.


No, wait, that doesn't convince me at all.
Mitt Romney IS a tax cheat.
 
2012-08-15 01:54:29 PM  

LibertyHiller: Tor_Eckman: JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.

Sonny Bono?

I guess JT's a big fan of Tommy and Cher.


Holy crap, I have no clue why I was thinking of Sonny Bono. That's mind blowing. I'm going to have to sit down and have long, introspective night with myself.
 
2012-08-15 01:54:49 PM  

gittlebass: if the people on the right hate reid so much and know he's lying, then why not release mitts taxes, prove reids a liar and watch his career go down in flames?


Because their candidate sucks, he pays next to nothing in taxes (and they know it), and Reid is trolling the ever-loving shiat out of them. They're just not equipped to respond to that kind of brazen "standing up for yourself" response. They're used to dealing with "Dumbocrats", not a Fully Armed and Operational Democratic Party.

I, for one, nearly yelled with delight when I heard Reid make the claim. He essentially shoveled all the Republicans' 30 years of disingenuous shiat into a giant pile, and rubbed their stupid faces in it.

/Best. Election. EVER
 
2012-08-15 01:57:58 PM  
Mmkay. Reid is moderately corrupt, and in a very traditional fashion for a congressman (shady land deals). I will not say I'm surprised or really go out of my way to defend him, for all that this comes from a somewhat unreliable source (NRO) poking around ye olde internette seems to indicate that the accusations are indeed pretty much legit.

So, now, the question:

Harry Reid isn't up for re-election until 2016, and he isn't the Senator for my district. What exactly do you want me to do about it and/or why should I care?

//Beyond generally disapproving, of course. I do in fact disapprove of this (and of the guy's unprofessional recent conduct in the senate, accusing people of things with no proof and so on).

//Bonus question: wouldn't it be more useful to your party to, y'know, focus on the current election? Sure, Harry Reid is terrible. Hell, the Daily Show literally had a segment titled "Harry Reid, you are terrible". We all agree on this. So farking what? Nothing we can do about it at the moment, dude.
 
2012-08-15 01:59:24 PM  
So, he's a modern day Patrick "give me liberty or give me a great big chunk of that graft" Henry then. Big surprise, all politicians are alike. They're all scum sucking con artists. But I'd rather vote for the scum sucking con artist that isn't going to completely screw me over.
 
2012-08-15 02:04:58 PM  
Harry Reid's net worth is between $3M and $10M??

*yawn*
 
2012-08-15 02:06:37 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Sure, Harry Reid is terrible. Hell, the Daily Show literally had a segment titled "Harry Reid, you are terrible". We all agree on this. So farking what? Nothing we can do about it at the moment, dude.


Yup. And the GOP ran the best they could against him in 2010: the lady who wanted to pay doctors in chickens just narrowly lost to the lady who wanted to shoot elected officials who don't agree with her.
 
2012-08-15 02:08:08 PM  
I'm all for pantsing Reid and showing off his financials. In return I expect the ten years of hidden Romney tax returns and a detailed budget plan - since it's clear that Romney wants us all to believe he has this super awesome better than Obama's budget that will mean free puppies and rainbows for everyone as soon as the Romney's pay no taxes. Really, if it's the genius bit of legislation that they're implying it is they should be proud of it and show it off. If Romney's tax situation isn't a mess, then show it off. I'm fine if Reid is revealed to be a traitorously fraudulent tax evading insider trader, but I think in return it's simple quid pro quo that the Romney plan show off similarly scrutable documentation. Obama's got his tax records out in the open. We've got several years of Obama presidency to compare with. All we need is Willard's hard numbers and we can all make an informed decision about which candidate has the better proposal, and if Harry Reid needs a camera up his ass to provoke that sort of documentation that the Romney campaign has decided the American public doesn't need to see so far then great. If Reid's dirty then let him be dirty and imprisoned. I just ask the same sort of insight into Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, okay?
 
2012-08-15 02:08:09 PM  

gittlebass: if the people on the right hate reid so much and know he's lying, then why not release mitts taxes, prove reids a liar and watch his career go down in flames?


As much as I agree with the sentiment, that wouldn't happen. Reid still has 4 years before his next election and this will be forgotten and plenty of stuff will have happened.

And whether Reid is right or not doesn't matter. If Romney releases his tax returns and it shows he stashed cash overseas and paid an effective rate of 10% he is still getting hammered over it. If it shows that he lied to the Church and didn't give them their full 10% he gets in different shiat (and probably a very large bill).

In my honest opinion, Romney exaggerated to investors about his avoiding taxes (and quite possibly has a year or two where they were basically 0%) and Reid is honestly repeating what that investor told him, not that that justifies Reid's comments they were morally reprehensible. But the claim that he paid no taxes for 10 years is almost certainly bogus, but Romney can't take advantage of that because his tax returns will do sufficient damage in any case.
 
2012-08-15 02:09:15 PM  
both sides bad, vote democrat
 
2012-08-15 02:11:01 PM  
So conservatives are now so ass-backwards that they are mad that someone used their own initiative and became successful.......mind blown.

/They are really, really desperate
 
2012-08-15 02:11:51 PM  

Lurking Fear: Once again I need to remind conservitards that Reid isn't running for president.


Because being the senate majority leader holds no power at all..
 
2012-08-15 02:16:09 PM  
Now imagine that this person's current salary - and he's at the top of his game - is $193,400. You probably wouldn't expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.

Yes. Yes, I would. That's exactly what I'd expect for someone making six figures and investing reasonably.
 
2012-08-15 02:16:49 PM  
Sorry Derpers, you had your shot to easily defeat Harry back in '10 but instead you doubled down on the Derp with Sharon "2nd Amendment Solutions" Angle. Your point is invalid.

See you in '16.
 
2012-08-15 02:18:18 PM  
Yet another example of the Republitard pussies employing their favorite tactic of "NO U!"
 
2012-08-15 02:21:09 PM  

Lurking Fear: News flash: a career in public service for every senator and congressperson has been lucrative. Insider trading tends to do just that. Here's the other thing: who cares what the derpsquad says.


There is one notable exception...

upload.wikimedia.org

35 years in the US Senate.
Net worth.....under $750,000
 
2012-08-15 02:24:02 PM  

Citrate1007: So conservatives are now so ass-backwards that they are mad that someone who isn't on the Bilderbergers' Approved List used their own initiative and became successful.......mind blown.

/They are really, really desperate


FTFY
 
2012-08-15 02:26:09 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Lurking Fear: News flash: a career in public service for every senator and congressperson has been lucrative. Insider trading tends to do just that. Here's the other thing: who cares what the derpsquad says.

There is one notable exception...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x275]

35 years in the US Senate.
Net worth.....under $750,000



LOL... this just reinforces everyone's opinion that Biden is dumb as a box of rocks.
 
2012-08-15 02:27:11 PM  

dwrash: Philip Francis Queeg: Lurking Fear: News flash: a career in public service for every senator and congressperson has been lucrative. Insider trading tends to do just that. Here's the other thing: who cares what the derpsquad says.

There is one notable exception...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x275]

35 years in the US Senate.
Net worth.....under $750,000


LOL... this just reinforces everyone's opinion that Biden is dumb as a box of rocks.


Or it could be that he has priorities other than amassing personal wealth.
 
2012-08-15 02:27:36 PM  

Lurking Fear: News flash: a career in public service for every senator and congressperson has been lucrative. Insider trading tends to do just that. Here's the other thing: who cares what the derpsquad says.


Apparently so.
 
2012-08-15 02:30:40 PM  

JerseyTim: Despite being a liberal, I was all set to say that I couldn't care less if Harry Reid somehow got taken down. I never liked the guy once I learned that the Sonny Bono character in Casino as based on him.

And really, if the guy got taken down, I wouldn't shed a tear. However...

But, surprise, he does, if he's our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million "or more," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Turning $1-1.5 million to $3-10 million in 30 years doesn't seem that crazy to me.


It's not. Also, it's a fair bet that Reid actually paid taxes on that money.
 
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