At what point do Democrats admit that Harry Reid, well, isn’t all there?
The 74-year-old former boxer has often tossed around unsourced smears to gain a brief political advantage, but now one wonders if he took too many blows to the head. Reid’s current obsession with long-time libertarian donors Charles and David Koch is downright nonsensical. He’s making increasingly bizarre allegations with little apparent benefit.
Over the past few months, the addled Senate Majority Leader has blamed the Brothers Koch for everything from the stalled minimum wage debate to the crisis in Ukraine. But Reid’s most recent rant blamed these two private American citizens for climate change itself.
With even liberal reporters scratching their heads over Reid’s outlandish accusations, one assumes many Democrats are as well. Voters expect politicians to shade the truth, but at this point the cartoonish conspiracy mongering only harms the party’s credibility. These are the rants of an addled old man hollering from his porch.
Reid’s highly paid staff couldn’t have written that the Kochs “are one of the main causes of [climate change]. Not a cause, one of the main causes.” The Majority Leader is obviously wandering off script, thinking he is helping his argument. At what point do Democrats and Reid’s constituents begin to worry about the Senate Leader’s mental health?
For those wondering if I’m being serious, a quick exit question:
Imagine that the Majority Leader’s office announced tomorrow that Harry Reid had been diagnosed with early-stage dementia. What would your first reaction be?
A) “That can’t be!”
B) “Oh, that explains it.”