Harry Reid is, has always and will always — even when he finally croaks — be a worthless piece of shit.
Case in point. Observe as Reid proudly recounts his most shameful moment to New York magazine contributor Jason Zengerle:
“As my staff will tell you,” Reid said to me when we spoke the next day, “I’ve done a number of things because no one else will do it. I’ve done stuff no one else will do.”
I expected him to give an example of a successful parliamentary maneuver or perhaps a brave political endorsement, but instead he mentioned one of the most disreputable episodes of his long career, when, during the 2012 presidential campaign, he falsely accused Mitt Romney of not having paid his taxes.
“I tried to get everybody to do that. I didn’t want to do that,” Reid said. “I didn’t have anything against him personally. He’s a fellow Mormon, nice guy. I went to everybody. But no one would do it. So I did it.”
Well, congratulations, you slimy piece of shit.
But the kicker in Zengerle’s profile came when he decided to brand Reid a friggen real-life incarnation of Yoda.
“Reid is as stern and blunt as ever, and the combined effect of his mental and physical condition has given him a Yoda-ish quality,” he wrote “As he busied himself trying to prepare his Democratic colleagues to battle Trump without him, it was easy to imagine Reid as an aging Jedi master training his young apprentices.”
Are you kidding me? Apparently not …
Writing for National Review this morning, Jim Geraghty (whose last name I added to my Web browser’s dictionary because I kept misspelling it) highlighted the hypocrisy of the liberal media “lament[ing] the poor ethics, overheated rhetoric, petty partisanship and sheer nastiness of our elected leaders” in one breath, “and then turn[ing] around and compar[ing] Harry Reid to Yoda” in another.
“When you do that, you whittle away at the disincentive to do things like tell blatant lies and make baseless accusations about your political enemies, “Geraghty wrote.
In other words, when liberal media hacks praise pieces of shit for being pieces of shit, they make it acceptable to be a piece of shit.
And when it becomes acceptable to be a piece of shit, pieces of shit like Harry Reid are emboldened to tell bold-faced lies that are then spread by the aforementioned liberal media hacks and become perfect examples of fake news.
See how that works?
Granted, an amateur commentator like me celebrating Harry Reid’s potential death only exacerbates this shitty problem, but the way I figure it is that if Reid can get away with acting like a piece of shit, why can’t I, hmmmmmmm!?