Monday, August 31, 2009

Nevada Newspaper Challenges Harry "The Bully" Reid

Sherman Frederick of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is my new hero. He is gaining national attention for a Sunday column in which he calls out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the shame of Nevada, for comments he made to the newspaper's advertising director.

On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber's board members for a meet-'n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal's director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.

Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: "I hope you go out of business."

Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.

Such behavior cannot go unchallenged.

But, it gets better. Sherman Frederick made it clear that he and his newspaper (and the citizens of Nevada) will not be pushed around by clownish clod like Reid.

If he thinks he can push the state's largest newspaper around by exacting some kind of economic punishment in retaliation for not seeing eye to eye with him on matters of politics, I can only imagine how he pressures businesses and individuals who don't have the wherewithal of the Review-Journal.

For the sake of all who live and work in Nevada, we can't let this bully behavior pass without calling out Sen. Reid. If he'll try it with the Review-Journal, you can bet that he's tried it with others. So today, we serve notice on Sen. Reid that this creepy tactic will not be tolerated.

We won't allow you to bully us. And if you try it with anyone else, count on going
through us first.

That's a promise, not a threat.

And it's a promise to our readers, not to you, Sen. Reid.

These are words that ALL members of Congress need to hear. They work for us. Every elected official who speaks to or about their constituents as though they are subjects needs to be put in their place. One of the extra benefits of the Tea Party movement and the recess town halls is that many Congressmen, as well as President Barry Vladimir Hussein Soetero Obama, have revealed the blatant disregard and disrespect they have for the American people.

Imbeciles like Reid provide an easy target when they attack Real Americans. However, it is time we remind them that the people are the source of all power. When Big BrObama starts a defense of his nationalized health care scheme with the words "you will be allowed to...", he should be cut off and handed a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Neither the President nor Congress have the authority to "allow" or "disallow" anything when it comes to an individual's health care. They are arrogant thugs who have more in common with Mussolini, Stalin, and Mao than Jefferson, Madison, and Adams. Bravo, Sherman Frederick! Real America is mad as hell and we aren't going to take it anymore!

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