Paging Kanye West: Harry Reid claims Hurricane Katrina ‘nothing’ compared to Sandy

On the Senate floor Friday, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid heaped praise on Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer for his efforts to pass Hurricane Sandy relief. But in his usual rhetorical overreach, Dingy Harry managed to insult the entire Gulf Coast region devastated by Katrina. Reid’s foot, meet Reid’s mouth:

The people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey. Almost 1 million people have lost their homes; 1 million people lost their homes. That is homes, that is not people in those homes. So I think it is just unfortunate that we do not have the relief for New York and New Jersey and the rest already. It has to be done. We have to meet the needs of the American people when an act of God occurs.

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Outrage poured in swiftly from the right, left, and center across social media:

Local Louisiana media outlets are picking up on the gaffetastic Reid’s remarks. But where’s the national media?

We already know where the Congressional Black Caucus would be if a Republican had made these same comments: at the front of the line to MSNBC’s studios to condemn the RAAAACISM.

And oh, yes. Paging Kanye West!

Stole the words right out of our fingertips!

Update:

Harry Reid: ‘I simply misspoke’ when I wrote off Katrina victims

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Harry Reid hates black people.

    • Catchance

      But how racist of you to say so. Not to mention, you’re a hater.

      Yes, this is sarcasm.

      • 364NKL

        Harry Reid is a disgusting, racist liberal pig. I hope he gets everything coming to him in the new year.

        • Catchance

          Well, that’s all very true. The problem is, he has the SEIU pimping for him; that’s how he won the last election… well, that and rigged voting machines.

        • Catchance

          Well, that’s all very true. The problem is, he has the SEIU pimping for him; that’s how he won the last election… well, that and rigged voting machines.

      • 364NKL

        Harry Reid is a disgusting, racist liberal pig. I hope he gets everything coming to him in the new year.

      • Catchance

        Oh, my goodness! I guess I needed to put “Sarcasm” after that.
        Get a grip!

        • Zane Henry

          lol I caught it. +1

          • Catchance

            Thank you.

          • Catchance

            Thank you.

        • Zane Henry

          lol I caught it. +1

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Cat, I just figure that we’re racist now , no matter what we say. They’ve used the race card so often that it’s lost all meaning.

      • Catchance

        Oh, my goodness! I guess I needed to put “Sarcasm” after that.
        Get a grip!

    • Catchance

      But how racist of you to say so. Not to mention, you’re a hater.

      Yes, this is sarcasm.

    • Ron

      Other than Maxine and Barry has Reid ever seen a black person

    • Ron

      Other than Maxine and Barry has Reid ever seen a black person

    • Sam

      His “no negro dialect” proves that fact. I still shake my head at that quote.

      • 364NKL

        Isn’t it pathetic how he gets away with comments like that? The left is nothing but a corrupt cesspool of the world’s degenerates.

      • 364NKL

        Isn’t it pathetic how he gets away with comments like that? The left is nothing but a corrupt cesspool of the world’s degenerates.

      • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

        That was back when Harry was labeled unelectable. Too bad they were WRONG. :(
        http://theweek.com/article/index/104935/harry-reids-negro-mess

    • Sam

      His “no negro dialect” proves that fact. I still shake my head at that quote.

    • BeyondPolls

      Duh.
      “[Obama] speaks very well, not like most Negroes.”

    • BeyondPolls

      Duh.
      “[Obama] speaks very well, not like most Negroes.”

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Harry Reid hates black people.

  • Ron

    In related news Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) thinks we’re lucky the whole country didn’t tip over

    • grais

      LOL!
      One more military base, and it just might happen.

  • Ron

    In related news Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) thinks we’re lucky the whole country didn’t tip over

  • http://twitter.com/BrotherJae1 Brother Jae

    I’m sure Harry has written some cowboy poetry to fit his views on this.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Among the Pomegranate trees.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      He just doesn’t know how to quit them.

  • http://twitter.com/BrotherJae1 Brother Jae

    I’m sure Harry has written some cowboy poetry to fit his views on this.

  • Zane Henry

    Of course Sandy was worse. After all, Katrina did happen in flyover country. Of course that’s his attitude, even though he’s technically from flyover country himself. But once you become a beltway insider, nothing else matters, least of all your constituency.

    I wish someone would catapult him into the sun.

  • Zane Henry

    Of course Sandy was worse. After all, Katrina did happen in flyover country. Of course that’s his attitude, even though he’s technically from flyover country himself. But once you become a beltway insider, nothing else matters, least of all your constituency.

    I wish someone would catapult him into the sun.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Bubble People. The White House, the MSM, Hollywood, Academia- they’re all in their own separate self-centered little bubble worlds. So, they’re the Bubble People.

  • Red Valhalla

    Cute to see a bunch of conservatives outside the Gulf States caring about the plight of people affected by Katrina now, approaching a decade too late and when your “concern” does nobody any good. Just like Shrub sharing cake with Geezer McCain on a tarmac in Arizona while people were drowning in NOLA.

    The fact you all didn’t care then means we can dismiss your expressions of concern and alarm now out of hand and without another wasted moment.

    You pricks disgust me with your politically-calibrated and selective outrage.

    • carla5731

      This post is hilarious, unless you’re actually omnipotent and can back up your claims.

    • TocksNedlog

      Was Sandy worse than Katrina?
      Yes or No?

      • http://twitter.com/lsetters1 linda setters

        yes it was

        • TocksNedlog

          You’re absolutely memetastic!

    • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

      you could totally replace “conservatives” with “liberals” in your post and get 30 up votes easy. Did you help with the clean up or just slap a ribbon on your car? I hear ribbons and the term “I stand with…” saves millions of lives a day.

    • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

      you could totally replace “conservatives” with “liberals” in your post and get 30 up votes easy. Did you help with the clean up or just slap a ribbon on your car? I hear ribbons and the term “I stand with…” saves millions of lives a day.

    • Rick Stones

      Does your “concern” extend beyond your political hate? Let’s hear what real assistance your “concern” has provided to the victims of hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. My church alone here in Kansas has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Katrina victims rebuild their lives. We focused our efforts on Bay St. Louis Mississippi and began sending mission teams as soon as we were allowed. And we’re still sending them today. Our “concern” is not a decade late, it’s a decade old! The devastation in bay St Louis is absolutely heartbreaking. Sen. Reid’s foolish remarks are outrageous.

      You, my hypocritical friend are the one who has feigned “concern”. You use the crushing, debilitating devastation of a hurricane as a political club, when I suspect you have actually done nothing to assist any hurricane victim in your life. Hypocrite.

      • http://twitter.com/lsetters1 linda setters

        yes and my church here in Kentucky also helped Katrina victims by donating time there and money

    • Rick Stones

      Does your “concern” extend beyond your political hate? Let’s hear what real assistance your “concern” has provided to the victims of hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. My church alone here in Kansas has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Katrina victims rebuild their lives. We focused our efforts on Bay St. Louis Mississippi and began sending mission teams as soon as we were allowed. And we’re still sending them today. Our “concern” is not a decade late, it’s a decade old! The devastation in bay St Louis is absolutely heartbreaking. Sen. Reid’s foolish remarks are outrageous.

      You, my hypocritical friend are the one who has feigned “concern”. You use the crushing, debilitating devastation of a hurricane as a political club, when I suspect you have actually done nothing to assist any hurricane victim in your life. Hypocrite.

    • Penmar

      Do you know who the first people were to send help to Katrina Victims? Not the Red Cross, not the Gov’t, it was the Mormons, those conservatives you say didn’t care about you until now.

    • Penmar

      Do you know who the first people were to send help to Katrina Victims? Not the Red Cross, not the Gov’t, it was the Mormons, those conservatives you say didn’t care about you until now.

    • mickeyco

      You are ignorant. Right behind the Mormons were other- mostly white- church people. My small church- about 200- had a dozen men there with supplies & tools within a couple days. They stayed for 2 weeks helping rebuild. Jackass.

      • Red Fred

        Crew after crew after crew left my area to go assist the victims of Katrina. The United Pentecostal church opened their summer camps in Redfield under Rev. B.J. Thomas to house anyone who wanted to come here. They provided 3 meals a day in their dining hall. That’s the way things are done in the South. I am grieved for the people in the North suffering. Largely, their vote went to Obama, and he has failed them.

    • mickeyco

      You are ignorant. Right behind the Mormons were other- mostly white- church people. My small church- about 200- had a dozen men there with supplies & tools within a couple days. They stayed for 2 weeks helping rebuild. Jackass.

    • http://twitter.com/Sincerly_oo Sincerely —

      Really? Where were YOU during Katrina? Were you helping at Red Cross shelters, gathering donations, and helping distribute them?

      You need to shut it. If you had a CLUE you would know it was the conservative states and organizations that stepped up and got things done helping people in need while FEMA was still playing twiddle dee and twiddle dum.

  • grais

    Is there anyone who thinks Harry ever knows what he’s talking about?

  • TocksNedlog

    Katrina caused 7 times the number of deaths compared to Sandy, and caused $40 billion more in damage. Nevada voters must be so proud of their Senior-moment Senator.

    • JeannieJ

      No Tocks, some of us are not. Some of us are actually humiliated when we have to admit to being Reid’s subjects….I mean constituents. Not all of us here are druggies, or gambling fanatics or liberal slime. And some of us here are just…stuck for various reasons. But hey, thanks for that extra wide brush. Want to borrow my spray-painter next time? (grin)

      • TocksNedlog

        No doubt it is the casino and hotel workers unions that get him re-elected.

  • MtnMan2012

    and after Katrina, they sent cops door to door to confiscate guns from people trying to protect themselves from looters. People in Louisiana have alot to be upset about after Reid’s statement.

  • Lady 12

    Politicizing, much?

  • Lady 12

    Politicizing, much?

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    #doesntmatterimademocrat

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    #doesntmatterimademocrat

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    I know right, I don’t even know where this Louisiana is, is that in Jersey? A terrorist attack on ONE just ONE port down here and they’d find out where LA is. #flyovercountry #wheresmystuff

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    I know right, I don’t even know where this Louisiana is, is that in Jersey? A terrorist attack on ONE just ONE port down here and they’d find out where LA is. #flyovercountry #wheresmystuff

  • sleazyrider

    Well…Katrina helped spread crime out to other states …

  • sleazyrider

    Well…Katrina helped spread crime out to other states …

  • Penmar

    I think we need a mandatory retirement age for Congress, those old timers are all getting senile.

  • Penmar

    I think we need a mandatory retirement age for Congress, those old timers are all getting senile.

  • Mike Rieker

    I bet you get a different opinion from the people who live in Nawlins’.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Reid’s just getting back at kanye for getting drunk, forcing himself up to the microphone and declaring that Katrina was the greatest Hurricane of all time.

  • sherry nash

    The areas devastated by Sandy will be renewed while Katrina’s ravage can still be driven by and seen in Louisiana. Oil is still belching after Storms….the Microbes didnt “Munch” it all away as the Public was fed.