Has Harry Reid officially lost it?

Because he apparently has nothing better to do with his time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Wednesday that he believes the NFL should follow the lead of the NBA in fighting racism by forcing the Washington Redskins to change its name.

Sen. Reid applauded the swift action taken by NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the aftermath Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s comments becoming public. He then questioned how long it will take the NFL to do something about the franchise that “bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans.”

On radio this morning, Glenn played Sen. Reid’s remarks from the Senate floor and could not help but question the Senate Majority Leader’s mental health.

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“We know that Harry Reid is really one of the worst human beings to ever walk the planet… I say this with as much love as I can currently muster for Harry Reid: I think there is something wrong with him… There is also the possibility that he has so deeply lost his soul that he just doesn’t know up from down anymore,” Glenn said. “He is now trying to go after the NFL because of the NBA. Here is your slippery slope.”

Sen. Reid said he is wondering whether the NFL has paid attention the NBA’s “decisive action” against Sterling. But Glenn could not help but point out Sen. Reid’s murky history with racially tinged language. You may recall the Senator referred to President Obama as a “light skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

“Harry, good thing you are on the right side of political power because you are not too far from crazy talk yourself,” Glenn said.

Like so many others who have called for the Redskins to change their name, Sen. Reid points to a so-called deep-seated offense the term causes. As Glenn and his team demonstrated last fall, however, that is simply not the case:

“Why don’t you help the people on the reservations by freeing them? Why don’t you stop with your rhetoric about the Redskins and care about the healthcare on the Native American reservations,” Glenn asked disgusted.

“He does not care at all about righting any of the wrongs,” Stu responded. “It has nothing to do with that for him.”

Ultimately, as Pat pointed out, it is unclear why the Senate Majority Leader feels the need to weigh in on such a trivial issues when the country is on fire.

“What is the Senate majority leader talking about this bull crap for anyway,” Pat concluded. “You care about the name of a football team?!”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Anonymous

    Just a feint on the part of hairy-the-reed. Play the doddering old fool encase he ever gets indicted, for sympathy.

  • Deckard426

    Somebody needs to wheel Reid outside and leave him in the sun.

  • ken.

    this is just political spin to try and get attention off of the scandals. pay no attention.

  • Anonymous

    Better yet, Glenn, why are we still talking about the plight of the Indian 150 years after Custer? Why do they get special treatment under the law? Enough already! When will this end?

  • Anonymous

    Could H. Reid’s private remarks be secretly taped and put on social media? It would be a revelation of knowledge .

  • wisdomcries

    “bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans.”

    If the name Redskins is inflicting “so much pain” then you have bigger issues than the name of a football team…

  • Anonymous

    Reid has broke so many laws, Nevada must be lawless!

  • Anonymous

    John, we have done wrong to many (if not most) American Indians as we have to the “Freed Slaves” of years gone by. I have no doubt that Pres. FDR felt he was doing the right thing (and perhaps he did) when he began the “welfare state” – but it has ballooned under the administrations since (mostly Dems) and by the pols who profited at the demise of a great race of people by sidelining them with “welfare”! This has been exacerbated by the lack of restraint and the greed on the part of pols who by leaning on the “giveaway” programs manage to stay in office and continue the rape of a great nation. I have many friends who happen to be black and they are very productive and good Americans. BTW – NONE of those people refer to themselves as “African Americans” – they are Americans pure and simple. God bless Americans – including those who are coming here now with the intent of becoming God fearing and working, tax-paying citizens. If they contribute to the tax base, then WELCOME TO AMERICA!!!

  • Anonymous

    True, but doesn’t apply to Reid. America has a federal government that is a cancer that must be destroyed, and it includes BOTH parties!

  • Darral

    Evil Harry has not lost it; Evil Harry knows exactly what he is doing; so do those of us who understand the tactics; to distract distort misrepresent from the Facts; It is all laid out in PinocchiObama and the Dimcrat bible; Saul Alinsky’s instruction Manual rules for radicals which is Dedicated to Lutherfer, Satan, the Devil himself; Satan is probably very proud Evil Harry and the Dimcrats; Probably patting Alinsky on the back;

  • Chris Miller

    In other satirical sports news, the Redskins have changed their name to the Bureaucrats. Their mascot is now a filing cabinet.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO Even that would probably “offend” somebody Harry Greed and Pelosi, along with Obama will go down in the history books and to who finished off a once great nation. That is if there is even enough of America left to have a history !

  • Wade Johnson

    When did Harry Reid ever have it. What gets me is “what is his real agenda”. Harry jumps on just about every bandwagon there is and he does it so often he is confusing all of the real important issues to the point that no one knows what is going on;

    As for the Washington Redskins. Most of the Native american tribes have no problem with the name. It is certain white men, feeling guilty about everything, pushing some apologetic agenda

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    he knows, he is a smelly freak, he cares soooooo much about himself

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone still pay attention to Harry Reid? At least from his party? The low information Democrat voters probably don’t even know who he is.

  • Homey

    Redskins “issue” get me a tissue
    Move on to real issues amongst your people, poverty, alcoholism, unemployment…
    oh wait if we get rid of this name all will be good
    Come on Harry get a real “ISSUE”

  • Draxx

    John, can you say anything more offensive and totally derogatory? By Special Treatment do you mean how my Grandmother was murdered and had her body dragged for over three miles until her head was removed from her body! Simply because she was a Native American…! Not one person was ever convicted because she wasn’t white in 1949, but lived in a city full of people that Were NOT Black, Brown, Red, or Yellow Skinned.

    Hmmm, I wonder what most people really thought back then in Nebraska, when such things happened and no one batted an eyelash? I can tell you what my mom felt and thought about losing her mother on the First Day Of School at Age 6. I can tell you that I had to go to my first day of school “All by Myself”, because my mom was terrified of what might happen to her (and the same goes for my 4 older brothers and sisters). Those Five Days my mother wouldn’t even open the front door for anyone, she wouldn’t leave the house, and she didn’t eat right…

    I remember other kids moms giving them hugs and kisses, wishing them a good day at school and reassuring them everything was going to be Okay. While I got off a bus full of strangers, alone and all freaked out without the TLC others were getting during those life changing moments we youngsters all shared. But, what I remember most is the Hollow Feeling of Loneliness, like standing in an arctic tundra without any humans around for hundreds of miles. Near the panic level with no where to run and hide, and knowing nobody is coming to my rescue…

    By the way… 1949 was not 150 years ago or was this retribution for what happened to Custer’s Army? So my question to you is, “Is This the Special Treatment for Native Americans Under The Law that you are speaking of…?”

    I don’t hate anyone or even get mad because of this happening to my family. Who do you get angry with when there is a whole world full of suspects, and you don’t even know where to start and you do know it will stop at a dead end? All I really know is it left a stain on my family’s history that will never come clean, even with forgiveness!

  • Anonymous

    I think Harry Reid’s name should officially be changed to
    “Harry the Corrupt Worthless Douchebag Reid”

  • Homey

    Draxx,
    This is a tragic story… it reminds me of a story of my great grandfather that was executed by natives in his home in front of his family then scalped, I will spare all the other details, it was more than 150 years ago though… move on…
    The difference here is that I still find I have a lot of respect for native americans their culture and where they have been, I do not have a lot of respect for where they are going… led by these “do gooders” to a place of reliance and humility.
    If we remove the word “REDSKINS” all of these wrongs will be righted and???
    Leave the term alone, it insinuates a proud, strong, people that persevere through a ton of opposition. Just how an athletic team should conduct themselves.
    Not unlike “Patriot”
    We do not need thought police telling us what the word should mean to us.

  • shashiznick

    Because white man speak with forked tongue.

  • http://www.patriotwood.com Art Pinney

    Officially and unofficially, Reid lost it many moons ago. http://patriotwood.com

  • Jesse Elmore

    Hey just rename the team to “FORESKINS” in honor of all the d1ckh3ads in DC

  • Bill Tilghman

    Reid is a total moron. It fits that he is the democrat leader in the Senate, after all they had his counterpart running the show in the House in that vacuous Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They both must have reinforced skulls to assure their craniums don’t implode from all the negative pressure within.

  • Elena

    What’s next Harry? Cleveland Indians or Atlanta Braves?

    You putz! You have work to do for the American people and yet to spend time fussing over things that are not yours to fuss over.

  • One Thirsty Bear

    The liberty school recognizes the dangers to liberty posed by collectivists who seize upon temporary crises to centralize government power.

  • Draxx

    We can both agree that… both sides were wrong in how they handled matters in the past. But, you did bring one thought to my mind. Our families have been on both sides of tragedy from the conflicts! But, how would we ultimately handle someone forcing us out of our lands or killing us or our families today for the land and it’s resources that we own???

    Except this time it is elitist against everyone one else that is poorer or weaker! Hurricane Katrina is a good example with the Federal Gov’t taking legally owned firearms at gunpoint as if all of us are hardcore criminals with warrants for our arrest!!! Hmmm… (those people were just trying to protect their own property in most cases).

  • Hannah Aitken

    I couldn’t of said it better myself.AMEN TO samfromhernando