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

Anyone up for some backpedaling? After managing to tick off people across the political spectrum for his asinine remarks about Hurricane Katrina being “nothing” compared to Sandy, Harry Reid is attempting to do damage control:

Ah. He misspoke, you see? It’s all well and good to spew garbage when you’ve got that trusty (D) after your name:

Isn’t it convenient?


We’re inclined to agree.

  • independentjones

    No matter what he says, all I hear is “Gollum! Gollum!”

    My apologies to Gollum for the comparison :(

  • Im_Rick_James

    What an A-hole that guy is.

  • $1014973

    In Harry Reid’s opinion, the darkies in NOLA only count as 1/20th northeastern whitey. Using that math, he would be indeed correct that more northeaster whitey’s died during Sandy than Katrina.

  • mickeyco

    I have senior moments. He’s having a senior decade.

  • DrSamHerman

    Like hell he misspoke. He meant what he said.

    Because the states affected by Katrina went Republican in the last elections, his arrogant Democrat self says only the “good” people in the Northeast who vote Democrat should get assistance while “those” people in the southern States should not.

    Nice sociopathy, Harry.

  • detroit19

    Big surprise when Dingy Harry misspeaks EVERY time he opens his mouth…dolt.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Reid: “I meant no disrespect to THOSE people.”

  • mrshankeysmartini

    Are you kidding me? My house and most everything in it were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and we have not gotten DIME ONE and we are now at TEN WEEKS without our insurance claim not being paid because of the delay to fund the federal flood insurance program, for which we pay thousands a year in premiums on top of what we pay in taxes. We are forced to carry flood insurance, but not NOLA even though they are 6′ below and we are 6′ above Sea Level. Katrina victims were funded in 9 days! NO ONE so much as offered us a warm meal, a blanket or even a pair of socks. No Red Cross, nobody. We were homeless for more than a month and it is only thanks to my family that we finally have a roof over our heads.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      I’m sorry that you’re having such a rough time, especially after ‘doing things right’ and having insurance. I hope they get it straightened out for you quickly.

    • nc

      I hate to sound like a broken record but “if Bush was President” your horrible plight would be front page news and the lead story on every network.

      Hope help comes soon for you.

  • Steve_J

    For such a little man he certainly has a long nose.

  • Howzah123

    Harry Reid doesn’t care about black people

  • TocksNedlog

    Hello, Twitchy friends from the left side of the aisle — the ones that chimed in AGREEING with his original statement.
    Tell me, did you ‘misspeak’ as well?

  • David Shrock

    Harry I simply misspoke when I said ” You remind me of a dried up old bloviating seed bag”.