In case you were wondering whether Harry Reid was going to tone down his rhetoric as his tenure in Congress winds down – after all, he’s down to only one eye – I believe that this video, via Free Beacon, can answer all of the questions you might have.
The GOP submitted a budget several weeks ago, and now its under discussion, because if there’s anything that can get America riled up and interested in politics, its a lengthy, C-SPAN discussion on how each party plans to spend trillions of dollars of your money, but in the most responsible way possible. This morning, Harry Reid took the floor to speak out against cutting back on spending and embracing a more austere government lifestyle by making a comprehensive, if compelling case that the GOP budget was a figment of the imagination, utterly impossible to accomplish in our day and age.
No, just kidding: he compared the GOP budget’s commitment to balance to the earthquake that has killed hundreds, if not thousands, in Nepal.
We know two things about Harry Reid from this short clip. One, he’s inpsired by the hit Netflix superhero drama, Daredevil and/or the mid-1980s hit by Corey Feldman, and has taken to wearing sunglasses inside instead of his usual pair of glasses with the fogged up right lens. I suppose he thinks this makes him look more badass, which isn’t difficult to do, because he’s kind of a scrawny guy who wears ties that are way too wide for his frame.
And two, he has a hard time constructing metaphors that make sense. Earthquakes aren’t the result of a lack of balance on the part of a country. They’re a natural phenomenon that occurs because of shifting tectonic plates just below the Earth’s crust. Nepal didn’t just lose its balance and send thousands of people running for their lives from falling debris and collapsing buildings, like they were a giant encyclopedia balanced on top of India’s delicate head. I mean, come on, Harry. If you’re going to compare the Republican budget to a massive, horrific, devastating, tragic natural disaster that’s taken lives and brought a country to a standstill, at least find one that is a more apt metaphor.
You’re going soft, Harry. You’re going soft.