Koch Loving Republicans Are Trying To Shut Harry Reid Up With Bogus Ethics Complaint

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On Wednesday, the Republican Party of Louisiana sent a formal complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claiming that Reid is abusing publicly funded resources for partisan and electoral activities. Basically, Republicans are mad that Reid keeps attacking the Koch brothers. They are claiming the abuse comes in the form of him using his official Senate Twitter account and senate.gov website to criticize the billionaire Republican donors. Apparently, the feeling is that Reid is ripping off the American public by utilizing social media and the internet by letting his feelings known.

Obviously, Republicans are looking at this as a way to shut up Reid. The Nevada Senator has been on a crusade as of late, launching a full-on assault lambasting the Kochs for their meddlesome activities in the world of politics. Seeing many red and purple state Democratic Senators, currently up for reelection, attacked by Koch-funded political ads these past few months, Reid decided it was time to shine the spotlight on these shadowy figures.

Beginning Wednesday morning, conservative media did its best to make this into a huge story. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Fox & Friends to get the ball rolling. He tried to go for the jugular when he said, “Harry Reid is so dirty and so unethical.” Steve Doocy, with Roger Ailes almost certainly in his earpiece, helped setup Priebus’ criticism of Reid by stating that Reid’s attacks on the Kochs are only a way to distract the American people from the failure of Obamacare (Yes, Doocy really did say that.)

Below is video of the exchange:

 

Evidently, the Priebus interview, along with the formal complaint being filed, was supposed to create a huge torrent of media activity, with news sites, papers and cable news shows flocking to the story. However, the overall reaction was mostly a ‘Meh.’ Obediently, the conservative media tried to give the story traction. Right-wing sites like The Daily Caller and BizPac Review made sure to toe the line and put forth the perfect amount of Republican spin. Yet, that was about it. Most of the rest of the coverage, how little there was of it, focused more on Priebus calling Reid dirty and unethical in the Fox interview.

Perhaps one of the reasons this story isn’t being seen as huge news to the majority of media outlets is because there is almost no way anything is going to come of this. It is an extremely transparent attempt by Republicans to go to bat for their biggest benefactors and try to shut down any negative statements made about them. Also, it rings especially hollow considering the amount of negative, partisan behavior displayed by Republicans on their ‘official’ Twitter accounts.

How about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attacking other government agencies using his Senate Twitter account?

 

 

Or, how about Cruz directly criticizing the President using the same Twitter account?

 

  Another Republican Senator, Rand Paul, has had no issues using his Senate Twitter account to attack others:  

Finally, we see it come full circle, as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) used his Senate Twitter account to go after Harry Reid. The tweet linked to a post on Johnson’s senate.gov website praising the Koch brothers.  

 

Apparently, partisanship is a one-way street. It is quite alright if you are a Republican. In fact, it is expected that you rip the President and Obamacare using your official Twitter account, or publicly provided website. However, if a Democrat has the gall to say something bad about the men writing the checks for the GOP, well, that has to be an ethics violation, right?

21 Replies to “Koch Loving Republicans Are Trying To Shut Harry Reid Up With Bogus Ethics Complaint”

  1. Reed’s abuse of Senate.gov – when did GOP become a government agency and get to use the dot gov site. Check it out GOP.GOV

  2. People are becoming tired of the great Republican circle jerk. They’ve cried wolf so many times that the villagers are completely tuned out to them.

    They’ve thrown around “impeach” as much as they have “investigation, Benghazi, Communist, Socialist”

    When Donald Trump accuses President Obama of having a silly walk, it’s petering out, guys.

    They are like baseball players staying out on the diamond in the rain four days after the game has ended, soaked and miserable and hoarsely crying out to the seagulls about to take a dump on their heads “We didn’t LOSE!!!!”

  3. GOP is so busy deflecting suspicion on everyone else, but they are the biggest culprits. Their whining is getting real old. They can dish it out, but can’t take it.

  4. I’d like to say this is the dumbest thing I’ve heard the GOP say recently but, sadly, it’s not.

    They’re still idiots though.

  5. Reid dirty and unethical? So says Reince? Takes one to know one I suppose. Go Harry, keep up the good fight.

  6. That was the Kochs on the phone telling the GOP to shut Harry up. They hate publicity, they like to be in the dark like roaches. That just shows me that ol’ Harry is hitting some nerves.

    The rest of the Dems need to back him up. If the Kochs don’t like the heat then get out of politics.

  7. But Twitter is free anyway, so it costs taxpayers nothing for any politician to use it. Are they that dumb in the Louisiana GOP?

  8. IMHO, the whining has evolved into projectile vomiting.

    I just love when the MSNBC hosts run compilations of the right’s word-a-day talking point sound-bites. These drones don’t even bother to get creative and change it up a bit. Shame on those who have no shame. Frickin mynah birds for moolah.

  9. Reid’s counter part Orange Man has used Twitter to bash Obamacare daily for 5 years with repeal #hashtags & lies. His facebook page is full of Koch funded propaganda against the ACA. With graphics & stats & pie charts showing the evilness of healthcare for everyone. What is the difference between that & Reid’s FB link to kochaddiction.com. I’m sick of no one challenging jerk-offs like Priebus. Did the tv host ask why it’s ok for Republicans?

  10. Reince Priebus is a bug eyed, mealy mouthed worm. He’s scared of Reid since he killed the filibuster the GOP chronically abuse. Reid stopped caring about upsetting Repubs & making things worse. Reid knows the 113th Congress can’t get more dysfunctional. They’re on record as the least productive in history. So he’s exposing the dirty oil money Koch worshippers. Anti-American Koch puppets have us on the brink of an oligarch government. They want the middle class on down weak, broke & voiceless.

  11. I guess they could, but would show their hypocrisy at them using their accounts. Add that to the fact that they refused to do an investigation into Kathy McMorris Rogers for campaign money violations. And 1 other male Republican.

  12. and when the senate minority mitchy mcconnell they nuber one goal for next two years was not to give the president a second term( and we all know how well that turned was not using government money to electioneer give me a break people the koch brother need to exposed for what they are leaches on society

  13. They’re doing that in Utah too. Top Utah Republican leaders, including our current Republican Mormon Attorney General, Sean Reyes, are trying desperately to tie Democrat Harry Reid (although Mormon, very much hated by the overwhelming Republican Mormon majority) to connected bribery schemes involving the former two Mormon Republican Utah Attorney Generals, Mark Shurtleff and then John Swallow — which forced Swallow to resign. Reyes is as corrupt as the former two Utah Attorney Generals. He just hasn’t been caught yet redhanded with his hands in the pervasive corruption cookie jar here that is Mormon Church controlled Utah government.

  14. Louisiana GOP and their base voters are really that stupid when survey asked them who to blame for botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, 28% blamed it on Bush and 29% blamed it on Obama and 43% aren’t sure.

    After that survey became public, Louisiana was subject to the volley of mockery and jokes toward them.

  15. I’m not a pugilistic person but every time I see that little twerp Reinhold Priebus I want to punch him dead in the face so hard that my fist exits the back of his skull. Or just bitch slap him because really he does not deserve to be hit like a man.

  16. When referring to the Louisiana legislature as dumb you are doing them a great service. There are so many more adjectives to describe their slobbering ignorance.

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