Right now, Reid isn't so popular in Nevada, so you would think that he would try to at least pretend he hears the people he is supposed to represent. It is not like there are a few dissenters either, and they could be easily overlooked. Quite the contrary. There was a tea party in Reid's home town and they came out in droves.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, in this case maybe 10,0000, if we look at the aerial photos taken of the March 27th tea party held in Reid's home town. If the population is only 800, and 10,000 showed up, I'd say that speaks volumes.
A little over a week later, Reid held a rally in his home town to kick off his election campaign.
Out of a town of 800, only about 100 showed up. No one camped out the prior night to get a good seat. No one sat in traffic from neighboring towns to hear their zero speak. You would think that the massive tea party showing versus a few stragglers at his rally would be a wake up call, but it wasn't.
At the last minute, if he had any sense at all, he would have at least ad libbed. Granted, he had plenty of time to craft a creative message of deceit to present the illusion of the people's voices being heard. Did he do that? Nope. He continues to believe he is a legend in his own mind.
So what did Reid have to say? In regards to the tea partiers, Reid said:
"The people who are really upset don't really know why they're upset."
Is he kidding? The people understand the health care bill and they don't like it. That is why they are angry and upset, and they know exactly why they are that way. It is so insulting to the American people to allege that they are just cluelessly reacting without rhyme or reason.
Reid also said this:
"The loud minority made a lot of noise [opposing ObamaCare]. Now that the legislation passed, it's amazing how much different people's attitude is. ... So everybody acknowledges, with rare exception, that what we did was terrific and if there's some problems in the out years, we'll be happy to take a look at that."
Reid completely disregards the polls in which the majority of Americans opposed the bill, along with the millions of phone calls, faxes, emails, and protesters, dismissing it all by declaring them the "loud minority".
Who is "everybody"? Who thinks it is "terrific"? The "rare exception" is actually the minority portion of the population that favored the bill, not the "loud minority" that objected to it profusely.
There there is the "if there are problems" statement. Is it "if" or "when"? Everyone knows that this government takeover intended to control the people is going to bankrupt the nation and destroy our health care system, leaving us worse off than we are now. Everyone knows this, except the three stooges, Reid, Pelosi, and Obama, along with all the other leftist pawns in their game.
Yet Reid doesn't let this stop him from lying and insulting the American people. Perhaps his brain is incapable of grasping big grown up thoughts. Even the visual of the tea party crowd of 10,000 versus the coffee party clotch of 100 didn't jive with his two brain cells. Perhaps he needs something simple like a nursery rhyme to understand? So, this one's for you Harry.
Harry Harry quite contrary,
How did your rally go?
With lies to tell and spin to sell
To all the empty chairs in a row.