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April 1, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Harry Reid has embarrassed himself, too

I’m not sticking up for Rush Limbaugh. What he did was crude, cruel and wrong! Our own Vice President Joe Biden has said (more than once) embarrassing things for our country, but have you ever heard Sen. Harry Reid mention it? No! Embarrassing moments happen if one opens their mouth often. Sen. Reid is not without fault.

It brings out the lack of character of a person who is complaining about another.

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  1. "It brings out the lack of character of a person who is complaining about another."

    You mean like you just did Norris?????

  2. Yes Norris you are a fool because you can't say anything wrong about Obama or Reid,only bad things about Bush or Cheny are allowed! And be sure to call them funny names when doing so.

  3. This letter is warped logic.

    Basically, if the titular head and main mouth piece of the Tea/Republican Party is called out for things that are true, then find out who it was that said it, gather the pitchforks and torches, assemble the mob of mindless blatherers and ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK whoever the hell said it. Doesn't matter if what was said is true or not. Just go into TORA! TORA! TORA! mode.

    Tea/Republicans don't talk about the heart of the issue, they just find ways to flip everything around.

    In the Tea/Republican parallel universe without logic, the rhetoric and the anger is more important than the truth and civility.

    Senator Reid just called it like it is.

    Rush Limbaugh is going down. The pressure has mounted against him. And it is continuing now.

    Why? Because not one single Tea/Republican Party politician (nor any of the four Presidential candidate wannabes) have called him out for when he savagely and relentlessly attacking Ms. Fluke, a Georgetown College student, who was only guilty of standing up for her rights as an American woman and testifying about womens health issues regarding contraception. She did not deserve being verbally assaulted for three full days on his radio show. This vehement vitriole was not only addressing the issue at hand, but that poor excuse for a radio show host turned it into unwarranted personal attacks trying to demean her; an attempt to totally dehumanize and destroy her character also! He went way beyond the pale with "wanting videos taken of her having sex," that she's a "prostitute," she's a "slut," totally hate filled speak you wouldn't say to ANY woman at all, even in a bar/saloon. Why did he do that? Because she was a woman. And she spoke out. In Rush's stupid world, that marked her as a target for relentless and mindless attack.

    Since the neo-conservatives seem to be clearly afraid of him and his perceived mouth power, the American people have no alternative except to step forward and take action. Hit Rush in the wallet and hit him hard. All indications show he don't like this thing he set into motion. Oh well. Suck it up, Rush. You're going down. People are simply tired of this. Because it's going to happen again if something ain't done now.

    Mark my words, if nothing gets done now, there will be more attacks like this against women. Look at his past, people. For just about thirty years, he has said numerous things to disparage women and treat them like second class citizens. So it's no surprise.

    Enough is enough. The women in this country want blood. And I guarantee they are going to get it at the voting booths in November 2012. Don't be surprised to see a lot less Tea/Republican Party politicians in power after those elections.

    Politicians choose Rush's side? BAM! They made the decision that they are now also targets of the worst wrath you will ever see by women at the voting booths.

  4. ColinFromVegas - "In the Tea/Republican parallel universe without logic, the rhetoric and the anger is more important than the truth and civility."

    Right on target with that comment. Plant the seed of doubt without a shred of truth. One reason why Birthers still insist Obama is a "Manchurian Candidate."

    O'Reilly - "So I'm going to say -- and I can't prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, I think I will be able to -- that this was run out of the White House. The White House ran this."

    "Social conservatism and neoconservatism have revived authoritarian conservatism, and not for the better of conservatism or American democracy. True conservatism is cautious and prudent. Authoritarianism is rash and radical. American democracy has benefited from true conservatism, but authoritarianism offers potentially serious trouble for any democracy." -- John W. Dean Conservatives Without Conscience

    "Many conservatives, particularly those who are clearly authoritarians, are not aware of their illogical, contradictory, and hypocritical thinking. If made cognizant of it, they either rationalize it away, neglect to care, or attack those who reveal their human weaknesses. Because such thinking seems to be a reality of contemporary conservatism, anyone operating from a logical mind or has the inclination toward a reasoned judgment will have a problem with this."
    - John Dean Conservatives Without Conscience

  5. Harry is plain and simple an embarrassment to America. It's time for him and the rest of the dinosaurs to get the boot.

  6. "Embarrassing moments happen if one opens their mouth often."

    Inman -- only if one lives life by other people's opinions. Never forget it's part of the price we all pay for free speech!

    VernosB -- good quote, although I prefer Barry Goldwater on conservatism. Sobering.

    For the rest of you, who can't see to post without name calling and/or turning every Discussion here into your constricted Republicans vs. Democrats/right vs. left/conservatives vs. liberals -- it's just so childish

    "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -- Oscar Wilde

  7. I still stand by my words.

    This is what I typed in my last comment:

    "Tea/Republicans don't talk about the heart of the issue, they just find ways to flip everything around."

    Some of the comments after mine still prove this is germane.

    Tea/Republicans have no message at all, so they resort to deflection, pointing fingers elsewhere, defending the indefensible, and counter-attack savagely and viciously with a war of words...empty words that have nothing to do with anything. They want people to ignore the problem, and direct their attention somewhere else.

    THIS is exactly the reason why the current composition of the extreme and radical Tea/Republican Party is simply going to disappear from the political landscape after the November 2012 elections.

    Keep defending Rush and point fingers at Senator Reid, Vice President Biden, Bill Maher, the cat in the hat, the fairy godmother, don't matter who, just make something up.

    It's like the boy who cried wolf. You keep screaming it from the rooftops. Then people see there ain't no damn wolves. Really dumb.

    Get a message and a sane platform to run on, Tea/Republicans. Because we're tired of the constant B.S. thrown our way that gets us nowhere but back to the useless Bush Jr. years where only the very rich prevail and get more and more and more and more and more.

    But go ahead on with yer bad selves there. Keep up the deflection and empty promises. It will just ensure the utter destruction of that entire political party. Not from without, but from within...sinking the Tea/Republican Party into irrelevance for at least another generation or so.

    President Obama for four more years. AND a majority in the House and the Senate. That's the only thing that can fix this thing called America.

  8. I officially rest my case.

    They did it again. Proved what I was saying.

    I guess the thinking is that you don't get the word rammed out there, and the truth is handed to you, and you don't like the truth, then throw more garbage out there and hope someone believes it.

    People are sick and tired of the word games coming from the Tea/Republicans.

    The message is not there, so the rhetoric is thrown. And if someone refutes it? They just double down with more and more and more.

    When you can't defend the mouthpiece and titular head of the Tea/Republican Party for what he did in the past, just deflect the topic and think of something else.

    Everybody sees through it. Can't hide it with mindless right wing blather.

    Blather that disregards the issue of Rush Limbaugh's attack on women that happens again and again.

    The silence from the righties just tells me they accept Rush's behavior and simply don't want to face up to it. Their defense of his despicable actions is readily apparent.

    But don't try to convince me. I'm not involved.

    Talk to all the women in this country. It has been a proven fact through polls, that of the single women voters, don't matter if they are independent, Democratic or Republican, they ALL are a majority against this Tea/Republican Party war on women.

    Talk to them and try to convince them. I'm insignificant. I'm just pointing out the error of your thinking.

    But I seriously hope you disregard what I'm saying. I'd absolutely love for the Tea/Republican Party continue on and destroy themselves.

  9. I'd like offer this letter as People's Exhibit A on issue of whether we ever really grow up. It it is evidence that we do not. For some reason "But, Mom, he did it too!" never worked with my Mother. Yet here it is in this letter and in many comments. Guess she raised me wrong....

  10. "It's campaign season and many think this election is critically important..."

    RefNV -- understood, and I do respect you pointing that out. But some who post here are just so tiring with their name calling and labels no matter what the topic. As I said it's the price we all pay for free speech. Even tolerating the buffoons lacking in any hint of robust intellects.

    "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." -- Eric Blair, aka George Orwell

  11. What a joke of a letter and response from the right wing commentators. Rush limbo is a gift that will keep giving for independents and Democrats. Though I will give in to the fact that limbo is not the only one to EMBARASS himself. The title of the most prone to gaffes goes to George W Bush.

  12. To think that rush limbo would play the roll of the pied piper in leading the Republican/ tea party into the sea is awesome.

  13. To all the Corporate welfare enabling and economy killing future traders on wall street defending conservative activists

    You continued defense of and desperate attempt to deflect the public focus off rush limbo disgusting personal attack on Sara fluke. By calling her a slut and prostitute while asking her to make a sex video for his perverted viewing pleasure is only digging yourselves a even bigger electoral hole for the Republican/ tea party next fall. KEEP IT UP YOU WILL ALL BE RECONIZED NEXT FALL WITH A SPECIAL BARACK OBAMA KEY CHAIN. Or maybe help your cause by admitting Rush limbo was just wrong and move on.

  14. Conservative America's slavish devotion to fox news a foreign owned business is obvious. I will stick with supporting American owned news sources.

  15. RefNV - "Vernos quotes John Dean, who was deeply involved in events leading up to the Watergate burglaries and the subsequent Watergate scandal cover-up. He was referred to as "master manipulator of the cover up" by the FBI."

    The point being, that a man who was imprisoned for his crimes, recognizes just how nasty and absurd his party became. His book, Conservatives Without Conscience, was written to expose how unstable conservative authoritarians truly are. Their ideology is basically illogical and flawed.

  16. Jimbo Reid.

    You seem to spend an inordinate amount of your time reading the Las Vegas Sun. Perhaps there business model is working considering you spend more time viewing the Las Vegas Sun then that foreign owned fox news/opinion rag.

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  18. Who hasn't said something that he or she wishes they had never said. But when you are a politician and you say something you wish you hadn't.It stays with you until your dying days. Quoted over and over day after day year after year.It probably cost first President Bush the election (Clinton) with his quote "read my lips no new taxes".

  19. Harry Reid hasn't embarrassed himself. he would not know it if he did. He has and continues to be an embarrassment to the Sate of Nevada and the people who live here and pay taxes.

    From smelly (tax paying ) tourists to negro dialect to having his lips surgically attached to Obama's backside.

    Notice tho, he was not here the last time his Boss came to town. Notice all the pork he is sending to other states, big banks and out of state solar companies that go bankrupt..

    Being the "most powerful" senator has helped everyone but the people of Nevada...

    Not to mention his parties for lobbyists telling the media you have to be open to all people and conversations... While complaining about thew GOP Super pacs...

  20. Once again Pope Joe has posted Schillmoeller Encyclicals all over -- but those may not be identical or even congruent with Church doctrine.

    Once again here is a URL to an explanation of doctrine on the point:

  21. Looks like Jim Reid as unwittingly provided clarity as to why conservatives like Rush limbo are always combative and constantly belittling others. As Jim Reid posted at 5:40.
    ` why would I spend time with people who agree with me? Apparently conservatives are not content with themselves or being happy and have a need to seek out others to bring down to there level.

  22. Jim Reid

    Here are the examples of your lies.
    (1 you stated women should not have the right to vote because they vote liberal. Then when confronted with your ugly comment you lied and said you did not post That comment later you stated you were only joking.

    (2 you commented the elderly poor should not receive end of life treatment. Because it is to expensive. Surprise when confronted with this crude statement you denied ever making that statement lie #2

    (3. You stated that john Kerry never filled out a form 120 that released his military service record and you stated ` trust me and old military clerk` well guess what he lied again john Kerry had in fact filled out his military form 120. Except Jim Reid said he made a mistake and did not continue to deny he lied.

    All of these examples can be verified by viewing Jim Reid's comment history from Jan 8, 2012. And jumbo don't think for a second That I don't know you are trying to frustrate me by asking for examples of your lying. And then flagging my responses for removal by the moderator. Because even if my proof of you pathological lying stays up for a hour more commentators will know. Your games are so simple a caveman can do it.

  23. Jim Reid

    Judging by your reaction I hit it right on the head. You have been labeled not only as a dishonest individual. But also as a extremely negative and hateful individual as well your are condemned by your own actions not mine. So do us all a favor and slither back under that rock in San Diego and stay there.