Harry Reid Lies Again: Another Logic Quiz

Here is the story:

Harry Reid: Tea Partiers Are Non-Violent ‘Anarchists’ Who Don’t Believe in Any Form of Government

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday equated the Tea Party to a non-violent “anarchist” group because, in his mind, Tea Partiers don’t believe in any form of government. He was speaking about the sequester and other financial issues on the Senate floor.

“We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years,” Reid said. “When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.”

OK, straight up: this is bull poop!  Harry Reid KNOWS that the TEA Party is not an anarchist organization.  He is a U.S. Senator.  This means he has access to the government’s intelligence reports on the TEA Party, and that means he KNOWS the TEA Party is not against “all government,” but is in favor of constitutionally limited government. 

There is a huge difference between no government and constitutionally limited government.  Had Reid had just stopped here, all he would be guilty of is the fallacy of straw man.  But Reid didn’t stop there: he made the following assertion:

The Tea Party kind of hides that.”

This is an unsupported assertion and, as such, it means it is a lie!  In fact, the TEA Party has not only said it is in favor of limited government, it has demonstrated it in word and deed.  Unless Reid can show evidence to the contrary, his statement is what it is: a lie told to further a political agenda.

And that, folks, is what happens when we apply logic to the utterances of the irrational.

10 thoughts on “Harry Reid Lies Again: Another Logic Quiz

  1. He has to have dementia. Hard to be just that stupid. Then I remember he is just a progressive lunatic willing to say or do whatever it takes to destroy America.

  2. Harry Reid is following the method of his hero FDR. FDR was a consumate politician. He would say or do anything to get votes. FDR was not a communist, facist, or Nazi. When asked what he was he replied “I’m a Christian and a democrat.” He barely considered himself an American. Because he was an amoral individual who viewed every issue in terms of getting more votes, he almost destroyed the constitution and created a dictatorship.

    • Old Vet,

      I would disagree (slightly) on only one point: FDR was very close to being Fascist. He openly admired Mussolini and even lamented that he could not be a “dictator” as well.

      That said, I think the term that would best describe ANYONE who cares only for their political gain as “Machiavellian.”

  3. I’ve thought for a long time that Harry Reid is in the early to mid stages of dimentia or Alzhymers. I know that liberals don’t every have to use logic in their arguments, but he’s even further gone than most of them.

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