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Stuff Your Fauxtrage, Cohen

Posted on | August 7, 2012 | 21 Comments

by Smitty

Richard Cohen, you need to own the fact that that Harry Reid’s “Gutter Politics” are the next logical step in Democrat Progress.

Still, he is not some backbencher, but the Senate majority leader. He is the face of the Democratic Party in the Senate and the ally of President Obama. Yet, not a single Democrat has had the spine to rebuke Reid. The White House has been given the chance and explicitly ducked its duty. Other members of the Senate have run for cover. They fear Reid and, if truth be told, sort of like what he’s doing — constantly needling Romney, keeping him on the defensive about taxes and his insistence on releasing only two years of his returns.

Reid is a toad, a toad’s toad, and a toad stool par excellence. But he’s also what you get when you, Richard Cohen, of the purportedly free press in this country, have permitted Harry Reid to play Gollum to Obama’s Sauron for 3.5 years.

  • We haven’t had a budget for north of three years. Why? Because Harry Reid hasn’t done his bloody job!
  • We haven’t had as much as a vote in the Senate to repeal ObamaCare, despite repeated votes in favor of such in the house. Why? Because Harry Reid hasn’t done his bloody job!
  • We have had the Executive run amok on issues such as Fast & Furious with impunity, because anyone with a clue knows that Harry Reid won’t do his bloody job, and hold an impeachment trial!

And you, Richard Cohen, have been a little altar boy in this cathedral of horrors. But now you want to notice some drop of gutter politics from Harry Reid amidst the flood.

Fall off the planet, Richard Cohen, in the manner of the useless git.

via Instapundit


  • Peter Ingemi

    I had Cohen pegged years ago here.

    But what’s really funny is to look at the comments going after him at the post for saying what he did.

    When you feed the beast and fail to pet it, it devourers you

  • Bob Belvedere

    Reid is the toad and Cohen is the stool.


  • Red

    Typo alert: “Read is a toad, a toad’s toad, …” Yeah, I’m that person this morning. But then yours are occasional. I held back about five posts ago. Stacy’s been really bad about checking that lately::no offense RSM!::

  • Red

    UH-huh-huh…you said ‘stool’. huh-huh.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The Washington Post and Politifact are giving Reid their highest liar rating. That is because Harry Reid is a liar.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Reid is not Gollum.  That is too generous.  Reid is this creep.

  • Kenneth Hall

    Actually, I think those bullet points are all examples of Harry Reid doing his de facto (as opposed to de jure) job.

  • Red

    GAH! I can’t un-see that now, thanks. I was thinking more along the lines of Jebediah Morningside.

  • smitty

    Thanks for the edit!

  • smitty


  • Red

    Thanks for taking it like a pro!

  • McGehee

    Oh, I think Wormtongue is the perfect Reid analog.

  • smitty

    Red, if you do serious coding, no human editor can match the unyielding, soulless brutality of a compiler.

  • Red

    Fortunately, I’m not that kind of nerd. My skin isn’t thick enough 😉

  • Bob Belvedere

    Spot-on, Evi.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I always suspected that the first compiler was designed by a Commie.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Romney should declare dingy Harry “persona non grata”.

  • W. J. J. Hoge

    Those on the left say that you don’t have to be a weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing. Maybe some of the folks at WaPo think there’s gonna be a new sheriff in town, and they want to edge away from the old gang.

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  • jwallin

    Reid as Wormtongue; yeah that’s apt.

    Gollum at least had SOME redeeming qualties.

    He got caught up by the Ring’s EVIL.

    Whereas Reid is willing participant.

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