You can say this about Harry, he is consisently inconsistent

After years of trying, Texas Rep. Ron Paul finally managed to convince the House to pass a bill calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve, according to ABC News. It passed 327-98.

Ron Paul (AP photo)

Paul first introduced the bill a decade ago. Back then he had support in the Senate from a certain senator who first introduced a similar measure in 1989.

“For years I have sponsored legislation that would call for an audit of the Federal Reserve system. I offer that amendment every year. Every year the legislation gets nowhere. I think it would be interesting to know about the Federal Reserve. I think we should audit the Federal Reserve. It’s taxpayer’s money that’s being used there, but we don’t do that,” the senator said.

This is what that senator said on the floor in 1995:

But Harry Reid, Senate majority leader and overlord of the calendar, now vows to not put it to a vote.

But that’s just Harry being Harry. Recall this Olympic-level double back flip with a full twist on the topic of Social Security?

In 1990, he called the spending of Social Security trust fund money on day-to-day expenses embezzlement. “During the period of growth we have had … the growth has been from two sources: One, a large credit card with no limits on it, and, two, we have been stealing money from the Social Security recipients of this country. …”

Now he says, “It’s not just an exaggeration that Social Security is headed for bankruptcy. It is an outright lie.”

That was then, this now:

Harry was for the filibuster before he was against it, and against gay marriage before he was for it.

Harry now says 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.”

But in 1993 he said “no sane country” would grant automatic citizenship to such children, and he sponsored legislation that would have declared “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 …”

Then:

Now:

By Jove, he’s done it again.

13 comments on “You can say this about Harry, he is consisently inconsistent

  1. Athos says:

    Sweet Lord. How can you watch so much of this worm? Actually, that’s insulting the worms.

    He MUST be brain dead. I know that power corrupts, but my goodness, what sort of creature ignores his own sound advice? Pod people? Under the spell of the Imperius Curse? Demon possession?

  2. Athos says:

    Somehow, I thought that would be your choice! My first experience with Pod People starred Donald Sutherland (1978).

  3. Sutherland is on of my favorites … His son ain’t bad either.

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Bruce Feher says:

    Makes no difference what Harry says as long as he and his pals promise the something for nothing crowd all sorts of “free” stuff paid for by suckers like me!

  5. Check out this skulduggery, Bruce:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444025204577543241734537950.html?mod=djkeyword

    They care nothing about the country. Only their power.

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  6. Nibot Mus says:

    Anyone old enough to recall the Al Capp character, “Anyface,” the arch-criminal opponent of Fearless Fosdick? If so, you would understand “Anyface” could portray whatever convenient countenance he desired to achieve his evil deseign.
    Harry is the epitome of the “Anyface” character as he has never been burdened with principles and is able to assume whatever facide he desires.

  7. I recall Fearless, but not sure about Anyface. You sure he wasn’t called Cleanface?

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  8. Vernon Clayson says:

    These revelations come too little, too late, Harry Reid is so established there is no act or omission,civil or criminal, he might do that will dislodge him. The general opinion seems to be that he’s a thief but he’s our thief. I’ve always wondered if the mobsters calling him ‘Cleanface” wasn’t in admiration that he avoided detection in entanglements that would have jeopardized others, whatever it was it still seems to work for him. It’s not that the truth isn’t in him, his latest opinion is his truth, if he were given a polygraph test, the last truth would be when he gave his name but the needle would flat line on any following question. His memory isn’t gone, he knows he flip-flops on policies, he just doesn’t give a crap what we in Nevada think.

  9. Steve says:

    Yep, no keeping up with the show without a playbook. Harry Reid, “I’ll be here for another 4 years, thanks for coming, hope you enjoyed the show.”

  10. That pretty much sums it up, Vernon.

  11. […] like Harry Reid saying in 1990 that we have been stealing money from the Social Security recipients of this country. …” while […]

  12. […] “opponent,” of course, was Nevada Sen. Harry Reid who spoke those words on the floor of the Senate in […]

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