Although Reid paying $16,000 in campaign funds to his granddaughter for “gifts” is small potatoes for him and Progressive Dems in general, it once again brings his former list of transgressions to the forefront.
By Marion Algier – AskMarion
The LA Times, Kitchen Cabinet and Western Journalism have formerly reported on Harry and his 5-Lobbyist sons, but somehow the people of Nevada keep electing him and now it seems that the next generation of Reids is queuing up:
When you look at Obama, the Clintons, Pelosi, Feinstein and Reid… you really have to ask yourself… what is up with the Democrat Party and how can so many people really believe that they are looking out for anyone but themselves?!?
There’s the way things LOOK…and the way things really ARE. Either way, Harry Reid’s family of sons making their careers as lobbyists reeks of political opportunism. Didn’t a single one want to be a Fireman? A Doctor?
A decade ago, the Los Angeles Times was the first to investigate Senator Harry Reid noting that THREE of Reid’s FOUR sons at the time were LOBBYISTS. Each Reid boy worked for Nevada’s largest law firm, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins. All of them have benefited from Reid’s position.
Here’s how the Los Angeles Times put it:
“Harry Reid is in a class by himself. One of his sons and his son-in-law lobby in Washington for companies, trade groups and municipalities seeking Reid’s help in the Senate. A second son has lobbied in Nevada for some of those same interests, and a third has represented a couple of them as a litigator.
How often do ALL the sons of a Senator work for the same law firm? In Nevada…they have.
In the last four years alone, their firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington. Apparently such activities are not illegal. They should be. Harry Reid has four sons who all work for Nevada’s largest law firm, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins. All of them have benefited by Reid.”
Rory Reid and Harry….Influence Peddling Is All In The Family
Following the Times story, media-sensitive Senator Reid banned all family lobbying from his office. HOW TRANSPARENT! Now, over a decade later a new story of “favoring family” has emerged because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now backing ENN Mojave Energy LLC. A most important client of his son…RORY. From Western Center for Journalism blog:
“Reid is pushing for a Chinese company he played a key role in recruiting to Nevada, ENN Mojave Energy LLC. The company plans a billion-dollar solar energy manufacturing and generating plant near Laughlin, but an ambitious development schedule is being threatened by a lack of green power customers.
Steve Tetreault quoted Reid as saying the project “would start tomorrow if NV Energy would purchase the power,” but the company “has not been willing to work on this and that’s such a shame.”
The most recent, and perhaps the most blatant example of Senator Reid using his influence has been reported by the LAS VEGAS SUN. Suddenly, son Josh Reid becomes the “favorite” for the job of City Attorney in Henderson, even over the CITY ATTORNEY:
Harry Reid’s son, Josh. City Attorney of Henderson, Nevada…thanks to Dad.
“According to the Las Vegas Sun, in January 2012, Reid’s son, Josh received a $200,000 a year job as City Attorney, because his father made some “calls.” The other candidate for city attorney, was the interim CITY ATTORNEY!
“In a controversial vote that one resident at the meeting called “disgusting” and “nepotism,” the Henderson City Council unanimously appointed Josh M. Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s son, to be the next city attorney.
Josh Reid, chosen by a 4-0 vote, will be paid a salary of up to $199,000 a year, not including benefits. Council members also said they will add a one-year probation period for the position.
Members of the council cited Josh Reid’s experience in the private sector and a desire to bring in someone from outside of the city attorney’s office as reasons he stood out among the other candidates.
Reid and interim City Attorney Christine Guerci-Nyhus were the finalists for the job. Neither was at the meeting.
Developing the “family business.” POLITICAL INFLUENCE.
A number of people at Tuesday’s meeting said they felt Reid would be selected because of pressure from his father, who contacted some council members after his son applied for the job.”
The outcome says it all…Josh Reid is now the City Attorney for the metropolis of Henderson, Nevada.
Remember ole Harry Reid is grandstanding about Mitt Romney’s ancient tax returns? Wow, looking back, that really took a lot of nerve!
But when the leadership of any party, corporation, group or family runs this deep, it always trickles down and continues on and on! And so it has with the Democrat Party as well as with Harry and his family.
One word describes them all: Hypocrites… Democrats: The Party of Death, Crime and Corruption: By Nelson Abdullah – Old Ironsides
The Mayor of Charlotte, N.C. Democrat Patrick Cannon submitted his resignation after he was arrested by the FBI for allegedly accepting $48,000 in bribes in exchange for the use of his official position.
In Rhode Island, Democrat Gordon Fox, Speaker of the House, resigned after the FBI and agents from the IRS, the U.S. attorney’s office and the state police raided both his home and his office.
A state senator in California, Democrat Leland Yee, a staunch supporter of gun-control legislation, was arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiracy to purchase millions of dollars of illegal firearms from the Philippines to be resold in the U.S. in exchange for contributions to his election campaign. As reported by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms:
CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST CA SENATOR SUGGEST HYPOCRISY OF ANTI-GUNNERS BELLEVUE, WA – Criminal charges announced in San Francisco federal court Wednesday afternoon against anti-gun California State Sen. Leland Yee and several others shows the contemptible nature of the gun prohibition movement, because among the allegations is one that he was involved in a conspiracy to traffic firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
“If these allegations are true,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “Sen. Yee is easily the biggest hypocrite on gun control to walk the halls of the capitol in Sacramento, if not the entire United States.”
The complaint alleges that Sen. Lee conspired with two other men, identified as Keith Jackson, a political consultant, and Dr. Wilson Sy Lim, to traffic in firearms. “The 137-page complaint is simply staggering,” Gottlieb added. “Here’s a prominent anti-gun Democrat state senator allegedly involved in a gun trafficking scheme, among other alleged crimes that include wire fraud and dealing firearms without a license. And this guy has spent a considerable amount of energy in the California legislature trying to deny law-abiding Californians of their gun rights.”
The gun trafficking scheme allegedly involved activities in the Philippines, with the cash to be broken up into “legitimate campaign donations,” according to the court documents.
“It is hard to fathom this kind of activity on a scale as massive as these court documents allege,” Gottlieb said. “If Sen. Yee and his fellow defendants are convicted, they’re going to wind up in one of the biggest gun-free zones in the country, a federal prison.”
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.
Now, many Democrats who supported, praised and voted for the so-called Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare, which resulted in millions of Americans receiving cancellation notices from their health care insurers, many of whom were facing life-threatening illnesses, have now become worried that their actions may jeopardize their chances for reelection in November.
Nancy Pelosi, probably the most reviled Democrat in Congress, joined the ranks of Hypocrite of the Year when she is expected to receive The Margaret Sanger Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation. House Minority Leader Pelosi, who is Catholic, has always been a staunch supporter of abortion rights and Planned Parenthood, in direct opposition of the teachings of the Catholic Church. The award is named after Margaret Sanger, who championed birth control and abortion rights along with the controversial Eugenics Program in the 1930s that called for the elimination of the unfit among the Black population in America through forced sterilization. Sanger believed Eugenics could improve human genetic stock through controlled breeding and by thwarting those with “undesirable traits” — including lower intelligence, criminality, and a history of promiscuity — from reproducing. Today, in contradiction to all the laws of logic, Nancy Pelosi enjoys overwhelming support from the African-American population in her California district. My guess is that as long as they keep getting their “free stuff” they will keep voting for the Democrats. (Above paragraph quoted in part from the Daily Caller. Read more
The sad, sorry fact of the matter is that all of the above have taken place within just the last two weeks. If we look a little further back we will note that the Great Leader himself, Democrat Barack Hussein Obama, along with his Democrat Attorney General Eric Holder have both announced that they will only enforce the laws they believe in. And Eric Holder has relayed that message down the ladder to the attorneys general in each of the 50 states. Thanks to the Democrat Party we are now living in a lawless land. Truly, the editors of Roget’s Thesaurus must add the name Democrat to the list of synonyms for the word hypocrite.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides
UPDATE 3-27-2014: The extent of the charges against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco who is also running for California Secretary of State dramatically expanded with the release of a 137-page FBI affidavit containing the sworn testimony by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel Pascua that was unsealed today. Read this story on Breitbart.com for more details. CA Democrat’s Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels
It is time for Harry Reid to resign, to be recalled or at minimum for him to retire or not be re-elected. But Harry Reid’s actions are just a symptom of Beltway and Progressive Democrat politics in general. It is time to vote out the corruptocrats and Progressives from both parties as well as halting the revolving door of Bushs and Clintons and the like. Time to elect some patriots who can relate to average Americans and who will fight for them and America! Get-involved!