Accuracy in Media

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took advantage today of the fact that he won’t be in office next year having to deal with President Trump, by blasting the future leader of the free world in a statement posted on his website:

“I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.

“White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear – especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.

“I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics. Hispanic Americans who fear their families will be torn apart, African Americans being heckled on the street, Muslim Americans afraid to wear a headscarf, gay and lesbian couples having slurs hurled at them and feeling afraid to walk down the street holding hands. American children waking up in the middle of the night crying, terrified that Trump will take their parents away. Young girls unable to understand why a man who brags about sexually assaulting women has been elected president.

“I have a large family. I have one daughter and twelve granddaughters. The texts, emails and phone calls I have received from them have been filled with fear – fear for themselves, fear for their Hispanic and African American friends, for their Muslim and Jewish friends, for their LBGT friends, for their Asian friends. I’ve felt their tears and I’ve felt their fear.

“We as a nation must find a way to move forward without consigning those who Trump has threatened to the shadows. Their fear is entirely rational, because Donald Trump has talked openly about doing terrible things to them. Every news piece that breathlessly obsesses over inauguration preparations compounds their fear by normalizing a man who has threatened to tear families apart, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women and who has directed crowds of thousands to intimidate reporters and assault African Americans. Their fear is legitimate and we must refuse to let it fall through the cracks between the fluff pieces.

“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate. Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try.

“If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.”

The only hate I’m seeing right now is the hate coming from the people who are protesting Trump’s victory and rioting in several cities around the country. Funny, but I don’t remember conservatives reacting like this when Barack Obama was elected.

Sen. Reid also seems to have forgotten that according to the Constitution of the United States, presidents are elected not based on the popular vote, but by the Electoral College. This process has served us well for over 200 years, and Reid has been perfectly fine with it until now. But not this time, since his candidate lost an election she was expected to win handily.

In making this statement at a time when emotions are raw from the election, Reid has shown just how clueless and classless he really is.





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Comments

  • M.

    How long will this revolting pile of dung, with his vile visage insult the sun? Ha ha ha. What a malicious liar this Reid is. How can he tell such lies with a straight face?

  • Defendthebillofrights

    Harry Reid is as crooked as they come. For him to be telling us about his daughters fears is a bad joke. He could give a rats aZZ about them or anyone else. He wants Globalism first and foremost which is contrary to his pretended concern. The Bush New World Order is not workable among the human race unless you use Communism or Fascism and eliminate those who object to the ideology.
    This man? is a disgrace to himself and the Nation he is supposed to defend and protect.
    Screw You Harry and the horse you ride out on.

  • Defendthebillofrights

    He is what I call a Perfect Waste of Good Oxygen.

  • Sviatoslav

    Harry and son are involved in the 2014 Bundy ranch standoff, they can go jail for illegally using the bureau of land management to steal land

  • Nanouli Person

    Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. This coming from prpbably the biggest political hack of our lifetime, who stalled hundreds of bi-partision legislative pieces on his desk. Reid, go to hell!

  • Jack Parsons

    The statists love to project themselves onto others. “Stop hate” they cry, and they are full of hatred. “Trump is going to lose, and his voters will claim the election was invalid and they will riot” they claimed, as Crooked Hillary lost, the crybabies claim the election was invalid and they riot.

  • GRAMPA

    He practiced that speech while looking in the mirror. he needed a viable reference point.
    Grampa

  • Scott Steele

    The problem with your Democrat party Harry is the lying and making things up as if they are true with the help of the media. You even helped rig your own election in favor of Clinton over Sanders and it was so obvious it was embarrassing. Even Sanders complained about it. The problem is the corrupt Democrat establishment of which you helped create and control. The people just don’t want your kind anymore and that includes many Democrats. As an American I don’t expect you to change because you can’t but I do expect you to just shut up and go away. Your just plain hateful and mean spirited and we don’t want to hear it anymore.

  • Webuppp

    Nanny, absolution comes GOD, and GOD ALONE, certainly not from you, or any other person, trump also won the vote as well, and that’s with the donkey stuffing the ballot boxes, just didnt stuff enough. Not sure of the grave sins either, surely you dont mean the nbc interview with b.bush. You red ally want to check in with a persons sins, ive lost count with the murderous clintons. Thanks Almighty God we are finally rid of those lying leetch bastards

  • Webuppp

    While 41 was the first person i openly heard use the term new world order in his infamous, “read my lips speach” the new world order roots go back to1908. The concept has been a long time in its planning, dumbing down of america, to get it to this point. Trumps american revolution litterally pulled us back from the precipice of the disaster and finishing of america the clinton mafia was setting us up for

  • therein lies the problem..26 elections? Really?What happened to his,”Any horror stories that come out are complete lies.” Well,I will tell you about these “complete liars.” I had a hip replacement–that I didn’t really need. They promised I would have a provider to help me do the simple things like bathe, put on my clothes, but we found that Obama had taken so much money out for his little MEDICAL PONZI SCHEME THAT IT LEFT MILLIONS OF ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE WITH NO PROVIDERS. I CAN SEE IT NOW…the little old lady, who can barely clean her own home and now lives in the agricultural rural towns, have no providers to come in, do light housekeeping, and just

    GP’s. Well thanks again Obama. The very last BLACK president the US will ever have. That is my prediction anyway. Reid called us all LIARS! And then there is the little commie from MIT…remember him?Jonathan Gruber on the “Stupidity of the American voter?” Well all the natives and villagers ran like madmen down to election sites and voted big league, for well they knew that it was going to be our heads on the chopping block and pretty soon we would be seeing black jackboots come down upon our heads and our Constitution sent to the trash heap of history? Stupid huh? No, I believe this was a WIN for the AMERICAN WORKERS. You remember them. The ones who keep the cogs in the wheel of America keep running? Those are the real winners. And I saw this coming…”Next time we need a way to squash the voter”. Well they already tried and tell me if this isn’t just like the Black shirts of Mussolini or the Brown shirts of Hitler? You remember them? They beat, maimed, shot and scared the living day lights out of their voters so that Hitler and Mussolini did very well in those elections. Well we saw this coming. Well,doesn’t that sound like the Jim Crow laws the last century of DEMOCRATS did to the blacks?

  • jg collins

    Can you say ‘projection?’ I knew you could.

  • Donald Holland

    Adolf Hitler, Stalin and Satan could have ran and won, and NOT get the vitriol Trump is getting. But if the left continues to do that, it will become truth in the minds of the left.

  • IraMad

    The DNC needs to freshen your talking points/keywords. The same old bigotry/hate meme is getting tiresome.
    Won’t they allow you to improvise?

  • Wayne Michaels

    ….says the hateful bigot.