Harry Reid: ‘We’re not going to let five white men run women’s lives’

A two-fer from Harry Reid! Another video fragment of his tirade yesterday in which he declared “we’re going to do something about Hobby Lobby” has emerged. In this clip, Reid appears to confirm he’s confused about race, including, it seems, his own.

Below, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, is the video. The transcript follows:

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 virtue of five white men. This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous and we are going to do something about it. People are going to have to walk down here and vote.

A couple problems with Reid’s comment. First, there’s the matter of this “white guy” who numbers himself among the five male Supreme Court justices Reid makes reference to:

Clarence Thomas

Second, I’m not sure when Reid last looked in a mirror, but for the record he himself is fairly pasty-faced. Putting aside the ostensible self-loathing, is the Majority Leader unaware that if he and his liberal colleagues in the Senate are somehow able to bully the high court into reversing its ruling (a feat not easily imagined) that this, too, would be the result of actions on the part of some relatively small number of evil “white men”? Or does it only matter when the white men in question take a position counter to Reid’s own?

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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