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Harry Reid Slammed By Hometown Paper For ‘Race-Baiting’

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Dingy Harry Reid is a senile fool that needs fired, then put in a mental facility for the safety of the public.

 

 

The largest newspaper in Nevada is taking the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to task, saying that the Democrat’s recent comments about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas highlight a pattern of race card rhetoric.

“Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction,” reads the editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was posted online Friday.

“The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric,” the editorial continues, adding that Reid “has become especially fond of slinging race cards just to crank up the outrage.”

The trigger for the Review-Journal was a comment Reid made earlier this week after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court sided with Hobby Lobby, allowing it and other “closely-held” corporations to skirt the Obamacare mandate that requires companies to provide health insurance plans to their employees that contain coverage for certain contraceptives. Companies like Hobby Lobby can now cite their religious principles in deciding to not provide coverage for those contraceptives.

An angry Reid criticized the decision, saying, “The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by the virtues of five white men.”

The issue there is that only four of the justices that sided with Hobby Lobby are white. The fifth justice was Clarence Thomas, who is black.

Sen. Reid’s slip was no accident,” reads the Review-Journal editorial. “He believes racial and ethnic minorities are ideologically monolithic constituencies who are incapable of independent or — gasp! — right-of-center thinking.”

“In the majority leader’s mind, Mr. Thomas is not an African-American because the justice doesn’t blindly subscribe to liberal orthodoxy,” the paper wrote, before pointing out other examples of Reid compartmentalizing minorities.

During his 2010 re-election campaign, Reid said of Latino voters, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK? Do I need to say more?”

 

As the editorial points out, Nevada’s Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, is Hispanic.

“Never mind that Sen. Reid himself, like the entire Senate Democratic leadership, is as white as an Irishman in a snowstorm,” the editorial continues, arguing that after more than five years of Democrats controlling the White House and Senate, unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics “remains scandalously high.” (RELATED: Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White)

Reid’s proposed solution to the problem, a higher minimum wage, will make the problem worse, according to the paper.

“Quit the race-baiting already, Sen. Reid,” the editorial continues. “You’re clearly colorblind — in all the wrong ways.”

Despite the brutality of its take-down, the Review-Journal left out one prominent example of Reid’s awkward race-based remarks. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Reid said that then-Sen. Barack Obama would be electable because he is “light-skinned” and speaks with “no Negro dialect.”

Reid apologized in 2010 for those comments.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/12/harry-reid-slammed-by-hometown-paper-for-race-baiting/#ixzz37I5aAyAa

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5 Little-Known Facts About The Bowe Bergdahl Controversy That The Media Is Largely Ignoring

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

I say while it is unlikely treason could be proven, I do not doubt proving desertion can be proved.

Isn’t deserting in combat punishable by death?

If so he should be shot for his desertion.

 

The controversy surrounding the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl only continues to intensify as we learn more. However, despite the media blitz, some details seem to have been overlooked.

Here are five relevant but little-reported facts you may not know about #BergdahlGate:

1. In 2013, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated that the Obama administration would never remove Guantanamo prisoners without consulting Congress:

“As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.”

2. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid knew about the Bergdahl exchange, when the rest of Congress was left in the dark.

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was the only congressional leader told in advance of the Obama administration’s controversial plans. He was informed on Friday, before Bergdahl’s release became public, he told reporters on Tuesday.”

3. According to the Pentagon, intelligence officials had previously objected to the release of the “Taliban Five.” Time reports:

“But officials in the Pentagon and intelligence communities had successfully fought off release of the five men in the past, officials tell Time. ‘This was out of the norm,’ says one official familiar with the debate over the dangers of releasing the five Taliban officials.”

4. Army Sgt. Evan Buetow (Bergdahl’s former team leader) told CNN that the military intercepted an alarming radio communication after Bergdahl vanished:

“The American is in Yahya Khel (a village two miles away). He’s looking for someone who speaks English so he can talk to the Taliban.”

Eventually, he found the Taliban and now speaks more Pashto (Afghanistan’s national language) than his own native tongue.

5. According to the White House visitor records, Bergdahl’s parents paid a visit to the President at the White House on March 21st, 2013:

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All in all, I wish we could say Bergdahl was an American hero in captivity and just leave it at that. But with the continuing revelations surrounding this story, it is important that we study all the evidence before jumping to such conclusions.

 

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