Harry Reid and the Range War: Might As Well Put Dirt on the Ground

The Washington Times headline made me laugh out loud. “Nevada ranch standoff could leave dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation.” What’s a little “dirt” to someone whose name is mud with anyone who has done a measure of research into his background?!?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat.

The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev.

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Speculation spiked in recent days over Mr. Reid’s connection to the BLM episode, in which federal contractors seized about 400 head of cattle from 68-year-old rancher Cliven Bundy over his refusal to pay an estimated $1 million in grazing fees over 20 years.

“It was likely pressure from upstairs, rather than weapons from the field, that changed his mind on the matter,” the liberal group Americans Against the Tea Party said in an online post. “Fact is, Harry Reid probably didn’t want his name attached to the biggest civilian massacre in U.S. history right before election season.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest newspaper, criticized the BLM’s handling of the situation in a Friday editorial, saying the “federal government is all about intimidation and overreach.”

This man is wholly unimpressive and unlikeable, and you only understand his power when you look into his associations over the years… he was the lawyer to the Mob in Vegas, and for anyone to even describe him as “shady” would require more light than is available in his biography.

The man is simply blackness, and perhaps the Bundy Ranch debacle will enable more people to see that for the first time.