by Carly Hill
Ok. Straight talk. When I heard about Harry Reid’s callous “kids with cancer” comment, my initial thought was, “Hm…okay. Not a fan of this guy, but is this a case of Republicans viewing his every word through a negative lens and perhaps unintentionally twisting them?”
Basically, he dismissed the idea of funding children’s cancer research during the government shutdown. The actual “he-said-she-said” that happened between Reid and and CNN Reporter, Dana Bash was as follows:
DB: If you can help one child, why won’t you do it
HR: Why, why, why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Neillis Air Force Base that are sitting home because of government employee furloughs. They have a few problems of their own. This is – to have someone of your intelligence suggest such a thing maybe means you’re as irresponsible and reckless.
So, to defend himself from the GOP outrage over these comments, he said, “Listen, I gave a speech on the floor talking about the babies – 30 babies, little kids who are not going to have clinical trials. Of course I care about that. I have 16 of my own grandchildren and five of my own children.”
I recently wrote an article about the ridiculous and nonsensical things that Reid was spewing about republicans called, “No Harry Reid – I’m Not an Anarchist!” So, yeah. Obviously, this dude’s got some twisted, BAD ideas and beliefs. I don’t deny that. Now, do I think he wants to let children die of cancer? No, I don’t.
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