Despicable: Harry Reid suggests sequester is to blame for Marine deaths [video]

Is there no limit to how low this cockroach will sink?

Seven Marines were killed during a training exercise in Hawthorne, Nevada. How did our illustrious Senate Majority Leader choose to honor them? By using them as political pawns, of course:

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.

Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.

Twitterers are rightly disgusted:

According to NewsBusters, NBC military correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reported this afternoon that a Marine official “considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”

Piers Morgan must be thrilled that he’s finally found his perfect grave-dancing partner.

What a disgrace.



Video of Miklaszewski’s report is available here.

  • Tangchung

    Obama used the money for food stamp commercials in Mexico. All Obama idea and fault.

    • Jillane Kent

      Liberals will point out that the program began under Bush. When you ask why it has been so expanded and not cut they will stare at you blankly and keep bleating “Bush!” That has been more experience, at least.

    • RightThinking1

      Yeah…, then there is that $250 Million that he & Kerry have magically found for Egypt.

  • N3al

    He’s not above any level of disgust. He’ll go as low as he feels is necessary to accomplish his political ends. And the Nevadans just keep sending him to DC to shame their state. To exploit the deaths of marines for his own political means is a slap in the face of the families and the lives of those dead marines. If there was ever someone who needed to lose his job, it’s Harry Reid.

  • DavidKramer

    If I was a Senator-

    I would be on the floor at all times there was someone talking. Then when a turd floated to the top like Reid and said something despicable like this, I would go on a filibuster and bring up all the vile and insane things these people have said.

    I would filibuster pretty much every day. The Constitution is there to put limits on government, not to limit our freedoms. So yeah, I would do everything in my power to prevent them from doing anything except their jobs, you know, like pass a budget.

    What would you do?

    • Richard Willey

      DavidKramar for pres…..

      • DavidKramer

        Oh yeah, I would just love my skeletons exposed to the world. I pass.

        • shimauma

          The reason good people refuse to run for office, they don’t want dirty laundry aired. It takes someone without a conscience to be a politician.

    • RightThinking1

      In the British Parliament, there is a tradition of calling out, “Shame!, SHAME!”

  • jonhartz

    Tell him yourself!

  • ZoriahShepard

    Liberals dance best when it’s on someone’s grave.

  • Maxx


    …and after you finish your education…sir, you can go straight to hell you pathetic tool who is incapable of knowing when to politic and when to honor.

    “Fair winds and following seas” to those warriors who died training in defense of liberty.
    USN (ret).

    • pajamakat

      Amen Maxx. No wonder why Rush calls him DINGY Harry

  • Republicanvet

    If brains were gas, disgraceful libs like Dingy wouldn’t have enough to fire a pissants motorcycle around a cheerio.

  • Garth Haycock

    Did anyone else catch the mistake in the headline of this story? There is no colon after despicable. Will an administrator please make the correction ASAP?

    • TexSizzle

      It’s correct both ways.

      • dickG

        It’s MORE correct without the colon!

  • swa0807

    I thought sequester cuts haven’t taken place yet… Or at least they haven’t in some parts of federal govt.

  • Steve_J

    Reid is nothing but a despicable little grey man whose ethics are lower than whale dung.

  • Michelle

    It was a 60 mm round that detonated in a mortar tube and an extremely sad and unfortunate event. I’m curious to learn how Harry thinks the sequester caused that round to explode. Is he really under the impression that if we weren’t in a sequester, that particular round would not have exploded? I will so seriously jump for joy when this man is out of my Congress. He’s an absolute embarrassment and disgrace on every level. I also think he’s senile with some dementia – he’s a PERFECT example of why we need a mandatory retire age for Congress. Rest in peace Marines and thank you for your service. Harry uses you as a political tool, the rest of us honor and respect you.

    • Richard Willey

      Him and Polosi

  • cscape

    Harry Reid consistently proves Abraham Lincoln’s admonition, “better to remain silent and be THOUGHT A FOOL, them to open one’s mouth and REMOVE ALL DOUBT!”

  • Stan

    The people of Nevada must have dragged this stinking pile of excrement out their sewers and voted him in office. Didn’t Obama tell him the sequester was BS that failed. I hope he chokes on his next meal.

  • Bob Longo

    He really should step down. It’s long past his time to retire!

  • BigTBoom

    Reid is trying to apply this administration’s motto: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”


    Nothing unusual here. Typical Democrat

  • Roto

    Harry Reid actually embodies the epithets against Dick Cheney….

  • Guest

    Anyone unfortunate enough to step in a pile of Reid,
    should let it dry and then brush it off with a stiff brush.

  • mpg71396

    He still hasn’t apologized for wrongly accusing Romney of not paying 10 years of income taxes. He won’t apologize for this. The man is truly a worm.

  • InformNow

    Yet you have your Senate barber shop fully funded, right PoS Harry?! Guess you wouldn’t want a old fashion shave with an open blade in someones shaky hands… Oh we can dream…

  • RightStuff

    Harry Reid is certifiably insane. Don’t fool yourself.

  • SpinMeNot

    Semper Fidelis. May you all find the peace your service provided to so many.

  • Im_Done

    Disgusting little man.

  • Garth Haycock

    Well, Mr. Reid, if the deaths truly are the result of the sequester, then Obama has a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Extra Dirty Harry gets extra dirty–in his home state, no less! Wonder if Las Vegas is as mobbed up as it use to be?? Will some body fit EDH for cement overshoes?? Please!