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Krauthammer On Obama, Dems: ‘The Days Of Hiding Under Harry Reid’s Desk Are Over’ [VIDEO]

Krauthammer On Obama, Dems: ‘The Days Of Hiding Under Harry Reid’s Desk Are Over’ [VIDEO]

With Republicans set to take over both chambers of Congress on Tuesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday he cannot wait for the GOP to take the reigns and show that “the grown-ups are now in control.” Krauthammer also laid the wood to the Democrats in the minority and President Obama, telling host Bill O’Reilly their “days of hiding under Harry Reid’s desk are over.”

The conservative commentator also responded to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Sunday comments on the Keystone XL pipeline, in which he suggested adding language to any bill that all of the oil used in the pipeline should be used in America. Krauthammer blasted the New York Democrat, calling his plans “so idiotic, it’s almost unworthy of talking about.”

KRAUTHAMMER: ”It sounds like Schumer is saying that, for the first time in living memory, we’re going to have amendments introduced in the U.S. Senate, which is a remarkable constitutional achievement and it’s because Harry Reid is gone. The grown-ups are now in control of the Congress. This idea that we should be using American oil in America is so idiotic, it’s almost unworthy of talking about. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to use the Canadian oil and if we export it, which we will because we have a surplus, we’re going to substitute gallon by gallon American oil, it makes no sense at all.”

“Look, I think what’s really important here is that Republicans are going to have a chance to show how retroactively for the last six years everything has stopped in the Senate. Democrats stopped it, Harry Reid stopped it and they effectively acted as a shield to make Obama look as if he wasn’t the one stopping stuff. Well now he’s going to be exposed because he’s going to have to exercise the veto. Schumer and the others could prevent a few of the bills from landing on the president’s desk with these ridiculous amendments on Keystone, for example. But I think it will expose them. But the days of hiding under Harry Reid’s desk are over.”

Harry Reid Breaks ‘Number Of Ribs And Bones In His Face’ While Exercising At Home

Harry Reid Breaks ‘Number Of Ribs And Bones In His Face’ While Exercising At Home

“A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke.”

On Friday, the Senate Democratic leaders office suddenly announced that soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid suffered major injuries while exercising at his home Thursday.

Here’s the full statement:

On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.

A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face.

Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery.

Senator Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail. He was then transferred to UMC for further testing, where he was admitted overnight as a precaution.

Reid has had several close calls with his health in the past. In 2011, the Senator dislocated his shoulder while jogging in Washington, leaving him with head bump and a black eye, according to USA Today. In 2012, he also suffered from several car accidents in Las Vegas that left him with multiple rib and hip contusions.

Senate Ethics Committee Conveniently Misplaces Complaint Against Reid

Senate Ethics Committee Conveniently Misplaces Complaint Against Reid

Senator Harry Reid
Senator Harry Reid

An easy excuse to not look into the potential ethics violations of a Democratic leader or a clerical error?

The conservative watchdog group Cause of Action says the Senate Ethics Committee is claiming to have misplaced an ethics complaint about Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) sent over 300 days ago — and that the committee acknowledge receiving at the time.

“It is a little mysterious that we have a return receipt from the Senate mail and they say they never received it. That’s a comfortable excuse for not investigating something,” Dan Epstein, the Executive Director of Cause of Action, said in an interview with Breitbart News Tuesday.

Who is Senator Harry Reid?

On December 16, 2013 Cause of Action submitted an ethics complaint charging that Reid inappropriately influenced then-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and another official for the approval of EB-5 visas for certain “favored investors” that had not been approved due to “suspicious financial activity.”

Related:  Harry Reid Driving The Attack On Nevada Cattle Rancher To Steal His land

“Despite the fact that these applications were ineligible for appeal, Senator Reid’s efforts to lobby USCIS resulted in the reconsideration and approval of these applications, as well as the subsequent securing of millions of dollars in foreign and domestic funds for the SLS Hotel & Casino and American Dream Fund EB-5 Regional Center- both of which are major contributors to the Democratic Party and its candidates,” the initial December complaint letter read.

“Even more troublesome is the fact that Senator Reid’s son, Rory Reid, and his law firm, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins P.C., are legal counsel to the SLS Hotel & Casino.”

According to Cause of Action, despite receiving a receipt that the committee received the complaint, traffic statistics showing Senate visits to the complaint on Cause of Action’s website, and press reports about the complaint, the Committee’s Chief Counsel and Staff Director John C. Sassaman, told Cause of Action on Oct. 22 that the Committee “never received” the complaint.

Epstein said that while he takes Sassaman at his word that the Committee never received the complaint, the explanation is convenient as there is evidence that the committee did know about the complaint.

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“It’s clear they knew of this complaint. They had every opportunity to contact us if they didn’t receive the complaint,” he said.

As to why the alleged misconduct would have gone un-investigated, Epstein theorized that is could be because it dealt with Reid, the Senate Majority Leader.

“My only thought and this is purely speculative is that they looked for a comfortable excuse not to look into these issues, and they are important issues. We raise very serious allegations about whether Sen. Harry Reid was inappropriately inserting himself into the USCIS process for approving EB-5 visas and if that was true this guy should be investigated and properly reprimanded,” he said.

Last week Cause of Action re-submitted its complaint to the Ethics Committee, along with a letter expressing some incredulity that the initial complaint was ever actually lost.

“Given Mr. Sassaman’s call and the Committee’s record of inaction, the public certainly has reason to be concerned about the integrity and thoroughness of Committee review in this case. Nevertheless, Cause of Action trusts that the Committee will act promptly and in good faith with respect to this matter,” Epstein wrote in the most recent letter to the committee.

Harry Reid Goes After ‘Five White Men’ Following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

Harry Reid Goes After ‘Five White Men’ Following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision

by Jason Howerton, The Blaze

A day after vowing to “do something” about the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reiterated Democrats’ desire to undermine the high court’s decision by attacking the “five white men” who voted in favor of the Christian, family-owned business.

There’s just one glaring problem with his statement: Justice Clarence Thomas is black. The Washington Free Beacon was one of the first outlets to pick up on the gaffe.

Supreme Court  Justice Clarence Thomas

Credit: AP

“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,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday. “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.

Thomas was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito in the 5-4 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case.

Roll Call has the video:

Democrats holding US ‘hostage’

Democrats holding US ‘hostage’

Democratic policies are holding Americans “hostage to government gifts,” according to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.).

Delivering the weekly GOP address on Saturday, Enzi blasted a host of policies pushed by Democratic lawmakers and the White House, arguing they were handcuffing U.S. citizens to costly plans instead of setting them loose to make their own choices.

Senator Harry Reid
Senator Harry Reid

He harshly criticized a recently proposed plan by Senate Democrats to make it easier for borrowers to refinance their student loan debt. The cost of the plan would be covered by enacting the “Buffett Rule,” requiring the nation’s wealthy to pay some minimum level of tax.

But Enzi said saving college graduates a bit of money from their student loans is nothing compared to finding them a job, and slammed the plan as a debt-driving mistake.

“The left is masterful at buying votes with other people’s money,” he said.

“From what I’ve seen of the early versions of the Democratic student loan plan, it would not make college more affordable, it would not reduce the amount of money students will have to borrow, or do anything about the lack of jobs grads face in the Obama economy.”

The Wyoming Republican also reiterated the GOP common refrain of repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with “common-sense, patient-centered reforms.”

He also accused the administration of trying to kill the coal industry via “death by regulation,” and slow-walking approvals of domestic oil and gas production, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

“The Administration has set out to kill coal and its 800,000 jobs. If it succeeds in death by regulation, we’ll all be paying a lot more money for electricity – if we can get it,” he said. “Our pocketbook will be lighter, but our country will be darker.

“Americans are inventive. Let’s free our students with policies that provide opportunity. Don’t handcuff them with ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help,’” he added. “Quit holding Americans, particularly students, hostage to government gifts for which they will ultimately have to pay a high price.”

Cliven Bundy leaves GOP, joins the Independent American Party

Cliven Bundy leaves GOP, joins the Independent American Party

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks during a news conference near his ranch on April 24, 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada. (AFP Photo / David Becker)

With the Republican embrace of Cliven Bundy softening as soon as he offered his controversial views on the state of African Americans in the US, the Nevada rancher has decided to switch his allegiances.

According to the Associated Press, Bundy officially left the Republican Party last Friday, when both he and his wife registered as voters with the Independent American Party. The switch took place at an event held by his new political group, which was organized to honor “his courage in standing up for state sovereignty.”

Asked why he was changing parties, the Elko Daily quoted Bundy saying, “Well, I haven’t got much good out of the Democrats and Republicans so I decided to try a new one.”

As RT has reported in the past, over the last two months Bundy has been involved in a growing dispute with the federal government over land rights. The Bureau of Land Management claims it’s been over 20 years since the rancher paid the fees associated with allowing his cattle to graze on public land, meaning he’s amassed an overdue bill of roughly $1 million.

Bundy, however, does not recognize federal authority over public land, and argues that he doesn’t owe the government anything for using what his family had operated on since the late 1800s.

The situation came to a head when BLM agents attempted to seize Bundy’s cattle, prompting the rancher’s supporters – which included armed militia members – to come to his defense and initiate an armed standoff with federal agents. The cattle were eventually returned in order avoid escalation.

Bundy was praised by some Republicans for standing up to what they saw as government overreach, but the goodwill faded quickly when the rancher wondered aloud to a reporter whether African Americans were better off as slaves.

His new affiliation with the Independent American Party is noteworthy considering the group’s mission, which in part calls on members to reverse laws, regulations, and treaties that are “unconstitutional or an offense to God and our Founding Fathers.” It also seeks to “return the control of government back to the people.”

As noted by Raw Story, the IAP has endorsed David Lory Van Der Beek in his race to be Nevada’s lieutenant governor. Van Der Beek believes “terrorist attacks and mass shootings are government-backed false flag organizations,” and staged a faux, videotaped debate with a cardboard cutout of Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval, in which he defended Bundy’s claim that he’s not beholden to the federal government.

Meanwhile, Republican congressional candidate Niger Innis, son of civil rights leader Roy Innis, also defended Bundy at Friday’s event, saying, “I don’t consider Cliven racist at all.”

“[Critics] will try to distract, with the firestorm that Cliven started by using the R-word,” he added, according to Buzzfeed. “The racism word. I can only tell you my experience with the Bundys. Having eaten with them and broken bread with them, and I don’t consider Cliven or his wonderful family racist at all. Period, end of story.”

Unethical Senator Harry Reid

Unethical Senator Harry Reid

Senator Harry Reid
Senator Harry Reid

Senator Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada, has has numerous unethical activities during his stint as Senator and as the Senate Majority leader for the Democrats. (Who is Senator Reid?)

Its no secret that many powerful politicians use their position for personal financial gain, unethical issues, and sometimes illegal activities.   Just a few years ago, John Edwards, a powerful Democratic Senator and Presidential candidate was charged with multiple felony violations of campaign contribution laws.  The list of other politicians committing illegal and/or unethical violations would be a long one.

Why?  With Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.

absolute power

Senior politicians have lots of power. And Reid has Absolute Power.  He is untouchable.  He has Obama to protect him as well as other powerful Senate members and the US Attorney General, Eric Holder (see Holder’s scandals).

In John Edwards ‘s trial (the Presidential candidate), all charges were dropped even though there was irrefutable evidence he committed the crimes.  He was a powerful Democrat with a powerful Senator’s support (Reid) along with a Democratic President and a Democratic Attorney General.

Now back to Reid.

Very little has been mentioned about Reid’s misdeeds in the main stream media in the past.  For some reason most of his ethical violations have remained hidden from the public. Until now. Cliven Bundy

I think the confrontation last month in Nevada between Cliven Bundy, a cattle ranchers, and the now infamous Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has put the spot light on Reid.

As you can see from this video and the ones below, more focus has now been placed on the activities of the Senator.  He’s also been called a “school yard bully” for the way the he’s treated the American people, Republican Congressman, and the Tea Party.

Here are some of the issues and bullying that Reid has committed:

  1. Attempting to run a Nevada rancher off his land using the BLM for Chinese solar panels
  2. Called the Nevada rancher a “domestic terrorist
  3. Numerous insults at the Tea Party: Anarchist and Terrorist
  4. Huge Obamacare support even though a majority of Nevadans don’t support it
  5. Many verbal attacks against the conservative billionaire Koch Brothers
  6. Using taxpayer funded Twitter account (see Talking Points) for political attacks against the Kocks (which is illegal)
  7. Used campaign fund money to pay for gifts to his granddaughter (illegal)
  8. Sold Nevada land to the Chinese for 10% of its appraised value (a 90% discount) for a solar panel business
  9. In 2006 in the same area where Bundy lives, Reid made changes to Federal EPA laws so a friend could develop land in an area called Coyote Springs. This land was protected and off limits to anyone. He also had the BLM remove endangered turtles from the area so his friend, Harvey Whittemore, could develop 10,000 acres in to homes and golf courses. (more details)

There are many more unethical activities by Reid.  You can find more details from Discover The Networks.

How does Reid continue to keep his job? He’s not going to be prosecuted by the Attorney General (i.e. the Dept of Justice) because of Obama and Eric Holder.  The Republicans might eventual do an investigation but little will come of it.

I think most people aren’t aware of these issues.  And its most important for voters in Nevada to be aware his behavior and vote him out of office…or even do a special election to remove him.   I hope the great State of Nevada wakes up to his bad behavior, his bullying, and using his position for personal gain for himself, his family, and his close friends.

Sources: Washington Post,  Discover The Networks, FoxNews