Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared the Tea Party to “anarchists” (again) on Thursday. In this case, he said that “the anarchists have taken over” the government, by “preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill,” as reported by Ramsey Cox of the Hill. He said,
“People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is all about — are winning, and that’s a shame.”
The Tea Party does not “believe in government,” so Harry Reid is correct on that. The Tea Party believes, instead, in the people, just as the founding fathers believed in the people. You know, like, “We the People,” in really big letters in the Constitution?
His choice of words is interesting. He says the Tea Party is “winning,” – this, despite all efforts from Harry Reid and his ilk to marginalize, demean and diminish the Tea Party.
It reminds me of when Reid recently said that Sen. Ted Cruz is “losing.” In May, after referring to Sen. Cruz as a “schoolyard bully,” Reid said (as reported in a must-read piece by Seth Mandel of Commentary Magazine),
“He pushes everybody around and is losing, and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him but changes the rules. That way no one wins except the bully who tries who indicate to people he has won.”
Is Harry Reid so completely out of touch that he really thinks of the government in such terms as winning and losing? Not once does he mention the people. But it is not about the people, really. It is ultimately about Harry Reid’s personal success and people like Ted Cruz are a threat to his personal wealth, of which he has in abundance.
As Mandel writes,
“Harry Reid used his time on the Senate floor to make the case that he is the victim here. Sometimes, Reid complained, some Republicans object to the subversion of the democratic process and utilize Senate procedure to participate in the political process. That may be to the benefit of the American public, and certainly to the benefit of the voters represented by Republicans, but Reid thinks it’s mean.”
The public servant-turned millionaire explained the ‘Tea Party vs. Anarchist’ analogy earlier this summer on NPR.
“Who is the tea party? Well, understand, when I was in school I studied government, among other things. And prior to World War I and after World War I we had the anarchists. Now, they were violent. Some say that’s what started World War One, the anarchy movement. But they were violent. They did damage to property and they did physical damage to people. The modern anarchists, don’t do that. That’s the tea party. But they have the same philosophy as the early anarchists. They do not believe in government. Any time anything bad happens to government, that’s a victory for them.”
There he goes again, saying the Tea Party does “not believe in government.” And people like Harry Reid are the reason why the founding fathers repeatedly warned the people about the hazards of government and corruption. He said,
“Any time anything bad happens to government, that’s a victory for them.”
Seriously, Harry? “Anything bad” likely means less compliance to runaway spending, waste, fraud, abuse, corruption – If resistance to government corruption is “bad,” then yes, the Tea Party is guilty as charged.
Speaking of corruption, research Harvey Whittemore and review his longtime relationship to Harry Reid. Then, you will see corruption.
Harry Reid did not mention that, however.
Mark Levin discussed Harry Reid’s comments on his show Thursday (around the 15:00 mark). He exclaimed in part,
“Those of you who believe in the Constitution? You are anarchists! Is there a Republican in Washington, D.C. who is capable of confronting this lightweight? Anarchy?” Levin continued, “He stands for tyranny!”
Mark Levin continued with his justified rant against Reid by calling him a “brazen, serial liar.” He said that “this isn’t about anarchy! This is about the nation’s survival.”