I’m going to really enjoy the 2016 Nevada Senate election…
Last week, Sen. Reid was in rare form following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The 5-4 ruling declared that closely held for-profit businesses, such as craft retailer Hobby Lobby, do not have to provide some forms of birth control to female employees if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs. Sen. Reid eviscerated the decision. “The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men,” Sen. Reid said.
That Sen. Reid would inject race into criticism of a ruling with gender-based ramifications was bad enough. What made the comment far worse, however, was that it was completely false. Justice Clarence Thomas, who happens to be black, sided with the court’s majority in the Hobby Lobby case.
…not least because the Las Vegas Review Journal is already wincing in anticipation of seeing Harry Reid doing further race-baiting against his increasingly likely opponent Brian Sandoval. Sandoval, being both Republican AND Latino, would be the perfect subject for Reid’s increasingly unfocused Two-Minute Hates, except for one minor problem: Sandoval is far more popular than Reid is. Should be a thing.
Assuming that Reid even seeks re-election – and I hope that he does. The Hard Way is a heck of a lot more fun than merely having a sitting politician cut and run.
Via The Daily Caller.
Moe Lane (crosspost)