I know we shouldn’t feed the troll – but this is just too funny to pass up.
So Harry Reid took to the Senate floor, this morning, to rail against libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch.
The Koch brothers held a closed-door planning meeting earlier this week with some high-ranking Republicans from Congress in attendance. It’s something they do twice a year to plan strategy and it always gets the loony left stirred up.
“Why cloak their message in secrecy?” Reid rasped suspiciously. “How can we possibly understand the Kochs’ vision, though, when they and their loyal followers try to do everything in secret?”
Early in his remarks, Reid complained that recent campaign-finance decisions have created a political environment where “one side’s billionaires are pitted against the other side’s billionaires. “Except one side doesn’t have any billionaires,” he said.
I think we’re supposed to infer he means the Dem side – but of course there are plenty of liberal billionaire donors. Harry Reid is so silly!
He went on to claim that the Koch brothers have more money than most governments!: “It is not right that we have two of richest men in the world trying to buy America. They have far more money than virtually every government.”
Most idiotic Harry Reid claim yet??? The Kochs “have far more money than virtually any government.”
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 19, 2014
He continued his rant on Twitter:
The Koch summit’s concealment and deception sounds like a cult. The Kochs are hiding because Americans oppose the purchase of our democracy.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) June 19, 2014
Lure them out with candy, that usually works for you. MT @SenatorReid The Kochs are hiding.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 19, 2014
Reid and his fellow Democrats are pushing an amendment to rewrite part of the First Amendment ostensibly to combat the perfidious Kochtopus.
On Wednesday, that amendment cleared a subcommittee on a 5-4 vote.
But it would have to pass the Senate on a 2/3 vote to advance to state legislatures and it’s doubtful Reid will get 60 votes. The House won’t take it up, at all and most Republican-held state legislatures likely wouldn’t either.
So this is simply a cheap, election year political ploy that gives Dingy an excuse to take to the Senate floor to rail against two private citizens who happen to oppose the left’s agenda.
It’s almost too slimy and pathetic to be funny.