Monday, June 18, 2007

Harry Reid is Grima Wormtongue

The comparison between Harry Reid and Grima Wormtongue from The Lord of the Rings has been circling in my brain for several days. The more I think of it - the more I think that the comparison is fitting.

It was not just Reid calling Generals Pace and Petraeus incompetent - it was the way it was done. I'm sure Harry Reid never expected his comments to see the light of day. He was trying to pour syrupy words into the ears of a far left audience. He was telling them what he thought they wanted to hear to lull them into being on Reid's side. Who knows what other craven words Reid has spoken to the darkness of partisan audiences in the bitter watches of the night?

Harry Reid calling General Pace incompetent is not much different than Grima Wormtongue trying to blame bad news on Gandalf. I wouldn't have been surprised if Reid had a slip of the tongue and called him General Lathspell instead of General Pace. Ill news can be an ill guest but you cannot blame the messenger for the message and you cannot ignore the truth as Reid is on record of doing (he said he wouldn't even listen to what General Petraeus had to say because he was already decided in his mind).

Grima Wormtongue was supposedly an advisor to King Theoden of Rohan but in instead he was working on behalf of Saruman. Really what Wormtongue was doing was working at feathering his own bed. Harry Reid is supposed to be public servant but other than Congressman William Jefferson no public official is seemingly more adept at making personal financial gains from what is supposed to be public service.

Google Harry Reid and "Las Vegas land deal" or Harry Reid and "condo gifts" or Harry Reid and "Laughlin bridge deal" to get a sampling of how Reid has enriched himself at the public's expense. And these are just a few of the deals that have seen the light of day.

When King Theoden was finally awoken to the realization of what Wormtongue was up to he said, "Your leechcraft would have had me crawling on all fours like a beast!" If the country was to follow the callow advice of Harry Reid how long before the country would be crawling in defeat and despair?

I can't believe this guy has become the face of the Democratic Party.

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