You need a translator or time machine to keep up with Harry

Don’t you wish sometimes that political speeches came with an instant translation — like something out of an old Saturday Night Live routine: “What the president means is …”

I went searching recently for the gaffe du jour from some of our favorite politicians, but instead ran across a Hispanic campaign rally for Harry Reid. According to a Newsweek article shortly after the November election, Harry won 90 percent of the Hispanic vote following speeches like the one above. “Latinos certainly saved Harry Reid,” the article quoted Gary Segura, a member of Latino Decisions and a professor at Stanford University, as saying.

This was the Harry Reid who said of Republicans pushing for a reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to exclude automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born on U.S. soil: “They’ve either taken leave of their senses or their principles.”

One can’t image the strong language Harry would use against the senator who sponsored this piece of legislation:

“In the exercise of its powers under section 5 of the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress has determined and hereby declares that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth.”

You guessed it, the chief sponsor was none other than Harry Reid, back in 1993.

One either needs a translator or a time machine to keep up with Harry. That’s pretty much what a Review-Journal editorial on this topic said. Poltifact was did not mince words either.

Harry knows how to analyze issues from all sides, because that is where he has stood in the past or will in future.

9 comments on “You need a translator or time machine to keep up with Harry

  1. Steve says:

    I have stated this many times, Harry is not the Harry I used to like and vote for. Something sucked out his brain and replaced it with an alien monster beltway drone brain. I can think of no logical explanation so this one will have to suffice.

  2. Pat says:

    Back in the mid 1970s I was dating, living with, a young lady who worked as the PR person at Memorial hospital on Charleston. She was also a political activist and as such took on the job of PR for a young unknown’s first campain for elected office. One day she brought home a contact sheet of his picture and asked me to help pick out the best shot of the candidate to use in the campain. I took one look at all the photographs and said this guy doesn’t have a best shot, nobody is going to vote for a guy who looks like that.

    Yep, that guy was Harry Reid and I can’t pick horses either.

  3. Or like the parasites in Heinlein's "Puppet Masters" or those in the new "Falling Skies" series from Spielberg?

  4. Steve says:

    :0

  5. Steve says:

    :0 a test to see if it made the emoticon.
    Like your suggestions, don’t subscribe to TNT so don’t have that series. Puppet Masters is a good analogy maybe but I don’t believe anyone is pulling Harry’s strings. I think he really believes the slime coming out of his mouth.

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