I suppose there's a possibility that Harry came up with this all on his own, but it's far more likely that this is just part of the DNC's 2012 election battle plan. And so, on command, Harry released a statement regarding Mitt Romney's tour of hurricane damage in Louisiana.
August 31, 2012
Washington, D.C. -- Senator Reid released the following statement on the visit by Governor Mitt Romney to survey the damage from Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana:
“Under a Romney-Ryan administration, we would not have been prepared to respond to Hurricane Isaac. If Paul Ryan and his fellow House Republicans had succeeded in blocking disaster relief last fall, there would have been no aid for the victims of Isaac today. And Paul Ryan’s budget would gut disaster funding, making it much harder to get aid to our fellow Americans in their time of need.
“It is the height of hypocrisy for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to make a pretense of showing sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Isaac when their policies would leave those affected by this disaster stranded and on their own.
“This is yet another example of Mitt Romney’s extreme right wing agenda, which asks middle class families to sacrifice in order to protect millionaires and billionaires from paying their fair share.”
Of course this is nasty, mean spirited, and a bold faced lie . . . Just what you'd expect from Harry Reid. But is he really SO drug addled that he believes anyone is buying the bile he's spewing? This whole "Mitt Romney is an ax murderer who eats small children" schtick needs to stop.
As Ted Oparowski observed
“You cannot measure a man’s character based on the words he utters before adoring crowds during times that are happy. The true measure of a man is revealed in his actions during times of trouble — the quiet hospital room of a dying boy, with no cameras and no reporters.”
The dying boy was his son, David . . . the "man" was Mitt Romney. As it turns out this act of compassion is not an isolated incident. It is quite evident that Mitt Romney is a caring, decent man, who would not (unlike Ray Nagin) leave the victims of Hurricane Issac treading water! He might, however, insist that a disaster relief program be *paid for*, which can be done without soaking the rich or bleeding the middle class.
So, give it a rest, Harry! Go take a pill, turn on Cspan and watch RNC Convention reruns. You might learn something.