Harry Reid: ‘Calm down’ about NSA story, we’ve been doing that stuff for years [video]

Harry Reid pleading for calm should make Americans very tense.

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advised those who are concerned about the NSA/Verizon phone records collection to just relax. Reid’s justification to Americans, including his fellow Democrats who voted to usher in a promised era of “Hope & Change,” was that things are still being done just like they were when Bush was president:


For many Twitter users, Reid’s advice was unsettling:

A few years ago, Reid had a much different reaction to what he claims is the same program:

Reid went out of his way today to make sure his Twitter feed proved that the NSA story is no big deal, because he didn’t mention it at all:

Scandals? What scandals?

  • Derek Ryan
    • Jimni27


    • no good deed

      Darn, you beat me to it.

    • nc

      Laugh of the Day! (and boy, do we need it)

  • adam

    EVERYONE CALM DOWN…. We’ve been spying on you for 7 years. There, don’t you feel better now?

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    Keep Calm & Tell Us the Content of Your Phone Calls and Prayers

  • Tyrconnell

    Sorry Harry, but I haven’t believed a thing you have said in the 16 years I’ve been voting against you

  • Stephen L. Hall

    I wonder if it would be as easy for Reid to tell people to calm down if he were being tarred and feathered while being ran out of town on a rail like the founding fathers would have done.

  • nc

    Did it ever occur to The Hairy Reed that if they hadn’t been overloaded with data from law abiding citizens they might have had a chance to zero in on true enemies of our country like Tsarnaev, who we were tipped off on but we let “slip through the cracks.”

  • TomJB

    Dems are sure getting a two-fer with the student loan issue. First they buy votes by temporarily reducing interest rates. Then the get even more votes by blaming Republicans when those rates are set to return to their initial rates. Love how ppl complain about rates going back to what they all signed binding contracts to pay. They aren’t going up, 18th century bisexual Asian poetry majors, they are going back to what you agreed to pay.

  • TJ

    Some long dead Democrat from the 1850’s is looking up from hell and think why did we not use that excuse on slavery. “We’ve been doing slavery for 200 years why stop now.”

    • tops116

      Robert Byrd nudged him and said, “I feel your pain.”

  • ceemack

    When someone who’s bat-s**t crazy tells me to calm down, I worry.

  • tops116

    Once again, Democrats had a decidedly different viewpoint on this kind of thing when Bush was president. Couple that with the IRS and DOJ scandals and, well, you’re going to see that distrust in government continue to go up.

    Tell you what, Harry, I’ll compromise with ya. I’ll relax on Election Night 2014. I have a feeling that’ll be a very cathartic time.

  • tcbaz

    Go back and listen to Monster/Suicide/America by Steppenwolf.

    In part:

    Our cities have turned into jungles
    And corruption is stranglin’ the land
    The police force is watching the people
    And the people just can’t understand

    • tcbaz

      Oh and Harry Reid needs to kiss my hairy hillbilly backside

  • Liberty

    We’re not corpses, Harry “the Undertaker” Reid. We should be up in arms over this.

  • KansasGirl

    Tell ya what Harry, I’ll calm down when you tell me how you became so wealthy on a Sen. salary.

    • Jack Deth

      Pssst… Kansas Girl:

      The slimy senator who tried to shake Michael Corleone down in ‘Godfather II’. And the slimy Las Vegas Gaming Commission chairman and later, Senator played by Dick Smothers in ‘Casino’ are both solidly based on Reid’s past endeavors.

      In other words, Reid made his money the old fashioned way.

      He stole it!

      • KansasGirl

        Sad but true.

  • cajun_2

    What every internet viewer and poster needs to do is go to their favorite websites, twitter, email, and type messages to the President, Reid, Holder and your congress critters. Tell them what you think about the deliberate decay of our freedoms. And finally NSA, CIA, DHS, will all earn their pay and may even work overtime.
    Tell them what you think, without vulgarity, without threats, but TELL him we will stop this “transformation” of our country.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Somebody needs to “calm down” Sen. Reidiculous, like maybe with a high dose of a strong sedative.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Calm down”?

    F*ck you.

  • Garth Haycock

    Calm down?

    Go to hell, Reid.

  • Jack Deth

    Who knew that the scary skinny old fart from ‘Phantasm’ had a future in politics?

  • Mark81150

    When serial liar Reid speaks, if you don’t automatically put your hand on your wallet… you haven’t been paying attention..

    The massive invasion of privacy which was much more restricted under Bush, being targeted at certain individuals and requiring a court order.. would be far less troublesome if we had ANY trust in these Obama thugs to not abuse the information..

    If you think much of the data collected concerning opposition figures hasn’t been quietly stuffed into the democrat party’s database.. you are a moron.

    Obama is a thug, surrounded by thugs.. it is what the left does..

    The worst will come when again, private files are leaked to democrat hack groups and used to smear someone.. How did Reid get his “information” on Romney’s tax returns?

    We know how, even though Reid lied about him not paying any taxes, he should never have even seen that file. and the left wing media doesn’t care..

  • Marcy Cook

    Harry, STFU