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Reid mocks Palin: 'You betcha' (video)

Via Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, here's a video of the normally taciturn Senate Majority Leader making fun of the "tea party" protesters -- including Sarah Palin -- who descended on Searchlight, Nev., last weekend.

"I was going to give a few remarks on the people who were over here a week ago Saturday," Reid told a crowd Monday night, "But I couldn't write it all on my hand."

When the supportive audience roared with approval, Reid added a "You betcha!"

Reid was kicking off his reelection campaign in Searchlight, his hometown; polls suggest the senator faces an uphill battle.

By Rachel Weiner  |  April 5, 2010; 5:48 PM ET
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Excuse me! The first Post had print errors.

Re: Kick the traitorous Reid and Pelosi right off the political turf!

Vote for Independent Grassroots tea partiers and NOT the Sarah Palin variety either, go for Ron Paul followers!

Palin is just as elitist and establishment as John McCain!
Same old Bush business there!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | April 8, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | April 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Kick the traitorous Reid and Pelosi right off the political turf!

Vote for Independent Grassroots tea partiers and the Saragh Palin variety either, go for Ron Paul followers!

Palin is just as elitist and establishment as John McCain!
Same old Bush business there!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | April 8, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

NIIIIIICCCEEEE!!!! Anytime that idiot Palin and the 'baggers' are exposed as the loons and troublemakers that they truly are then it's "gosh darnit good"....

Posted by: logcabnnut | April 7, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

SAMBAM SEZ: "Whether or not Harry Reid gets re-elected, he will serve out the full term that his constituents voted him in for. He will work until his last day in office to get things done and improve lives for the people of Arizona."

NEWS FLASH -- Reid is Senator from Nevada. Obviously, you "citizens of the world" get confused about American geography. But that doesn't stop you from running your mouth, now does it?

Posted by: pmendez | April 6, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Harry Reid, along with his Hench-women Nancy Pelosi, nearly destroyed E-Verify in the Senate. E-Verify verifies US citizens-residents in the workplace. He along with a bunch of other devious politicians don't want to see the illegal alien occupation of this nation halted. He wants another mass amnesty permitting the 20 to 30 million to stay here after violating " THE PEOPLE'S LAW." Remember the Heritage Foundation estimates there are 8 million foreign nationals in the workplace, many in the entertainment industry stealing jobs from the current 15 million jobless Americans-residents

Posted by: infinity555 | April 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

But where was his Lorenzo Lamas Renegade inspired biker jacket?

Posted by: ozpunk | April 6, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Probably Harry Reid is toast this time around - however, that's totally due to his waiting so long to rediscover his spine. Nice try, Republicans, on the mythical wave of popularity for your candidates. As for the crackpots in the Paul Revere tricorn hats, stop confusing loud-mouthed, spit-flecked confusion with leadership.

Posted by: marknesop | April 6, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Probably Harry Reid is toast this time around - however, that's totally due to his waiting so long to rediscover his spine. Nice try, Republicans, on the mythical wave of popularity for your candidates. As for the crackpots in the Paul Revere tricorn hats, stop confusing loud-mouthed, spit-flecked confusion with leadership.

Posted by: marknesop | April 6, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same A##hole Reid who said the War was lost giving sound bit support to the enemy? Is the same dofoos who said America would vote for Barack Obama because he was a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
ROFL, yes this is the same dofoos.

Writing on your hand?
These are the same incompetent Democrats in Congress that can't even read the trillion dollar pork packages they put their X on.


Biden mocking Palin,

"Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is "Drill, baby, drill," " Biden said at a rally this afternoon. Then he leaned in to the microphone: "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah."

Biden called on Democrats to "join us in teaching a lesson" to a Republican Party he said is promoting "absolutism" and "cannot tolerate any dissent."


Obama to Biden, "Drill Baby Drill" it's not so complicated, Biden

Palin---100
Biden----0


Yes, the Democrat party is FILLED with these dofooses,

Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson apparently believes Guam is going to “tip over” from overpopulation and “capsize.” Snort-inducing moment: The response from Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, who pauses ever so slightly before politely informing Johnson that “we don’t anticipate that.”

Yes media pimps, it's a shame that Palin didn't say that. You would surely have reported it then, for weeks.

Posted by: mikeglossy | April 6, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same A##hole Reid who said the War was lost giving sound bit support to the enemy? Is the same dofoos who said America would vote for Barack Obama because he was a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
ROFL, yes this is the same dofoos.


Biden mocking Palin,

"Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is "Drill, baby, drill," " Biden said at a rally this afternoon. Then he leaned in to the microphone: "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah."

Biden called on Democrats to "join us in teaching a lesson" to a Republican Party he said is promoting "absolutism" and "cannot tolerate any dissent."


Obama to Biden, "Drill Baby Drill" it's not so complicated, Biden

Palin---100
Biden----0


Yes, the Democrat party is FILLED with these dofooses,

Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson apparently believes Guam is going to “tip over” from overpopulation and “capsize.” Snort-inducing moment: The response from Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, who pauses ever so slightly before politely informing Johnson that “we don’t anticipate that.”

Yes media pimps, it's a shame that Palin didn't say that. You would surely have reported it then, for weeks.

Posted by: ekim53 | April 6, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Is that 4 or 5 people in that crowd?? Whew...big turnout!! Is Harry Reid gonna get his ass handed to him in November? 'You Betcha'!!

Posted by: maddogjts | April 6, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

And still, we hear the Republican wapo commenters bragging that the Democrats just want to destroy what they fear. (Has anyone noticed the extent to which Republicans want to destroy what they fear in the Obama administration, and in the person of Obama himself?)

I'll make this really easy for you to understand. We should ALL be afraid of the prospect of an idiot such as Palin acquiring real power. Let her have her sad little talk shows, but keep her away from the White House for all our sakes.

Posted by: jamshark70 | April 6, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

That's the start of the election and we'll see what the people of Nevada decides in the primary.

Posted by: beeker25 | April 6, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

can you say ENVY sarah draws hundreds, almost a thousand to 1 supporters to reid, what choice does he have but to go back to alinsky ridicule or at least make your best feeble effort to do so

Posted by: shorething | April 6, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Palin is such a empty headed bimbo that she invites ridicule and scorn. Choosing her catch phrase, which was most likely thought of for her, Senate Majority Leader Reid took the high road. Palin and her white trash teabaggers are in for quite a disappointment come November.

Posted by: dem4life1 | April 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Palin is such a empty headed bimbo that she invites ridicule and scorn. Choosing her catch phrase, which was most likely thought of for her, Senate Majority Leader Reid took the high road. Palin and her white trash teabaggers are in for quite a disappointment come November.

Posted by: dem4life1 | April 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I listened to and watched Sarah Palin speak in Nevada. It was painful, same tired cutesy comments that she spouting. No substance, no "meat'. Like one of those TV preachers who bilk people out of money and she is raking in the money.

Posted by: withersb | April 6, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Reid has done more for the United States in the past two days than palin has done in her entire life. Good that he take a jab at her. She is a twit. He is an American hero.

Posted by: John1263 | April 6, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Where would half-term ex-governor Palin be without mockery, a felt-tip pin for hand notes, and her one-liners. And some of you are upset because Reid repeated her "famous" you-betcha? Oh, ye hipocrits...you will have your rewards.

Posted by: mskate | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Reid,

When you have no valid arguments to put up and you know you're going down bringing all Democrats with you in your own State, a little fiesty mocking is the weak man's solution. You chose your path (and want to chose everyone else's) - but you won't get to do that!

Ponder these numbers, my friend, and keep mocking the majority of American citizens - it will help the people you feel so morally superior to to fight to bring you down in a most humiliating and deserved way:

Monday, April 05, 2010

- On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. Only 44% believe the president’s views are closer to their own.

- Nevada Governor race: With Sandoval in the race, Republicans capture 25% of the Democratic voter. Voters not affiliated with either party favor the Republicans.

- Harry Reid attracts just 39% to 42% of the Nevada vote when matched against three Republican opponents. Two of his potential opponents now top the 50% level of support.

- 62% of Nevada’s voters support repealing the recently passed health care law. That’s a bit higher than support for repeal nationally.

- Fifty-seven percent (57%) in Nevada say the new law will be bad for the country.

Keep mocking Americans and the citizens of your own State Senator - since you seem to think that only "some" Americans are worth common respect ... wondering why you get so little respect in return?

Posted by: sally62 | April 6, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

The Left continues to hammer at Palin because they want to tear down and destroy what they fear.

Posted by: pielusztcontractor | April 6, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Oh Harry, next time be intelligent and not make fun of the vapid simpletons.

Posted by: benji11 | April 6, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Harry, you have done the right thing. I'm sure there are more average intelligence people in your state than below average people. You have my support even though I live in another state.

Posted by: moemongo | April 6, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a disgrace as a politican, because he mocks people like Sarah Palin. There is no honor is mockery. Harry Reid should change his attitude of mockery.

Because any fool and even common criminals mock other people.

Posted by: Chuck8764

Looks like you're mocking Harry Reid. Which are you? The fool or the common criminal

Posted by: James10 | April 6, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

klick99 sez: "
Palin pulled in thousands to hear her speak, Reid pulled in dozens."

===============

I'm confident she'll get their votes in the Nevada Senatorial election. They may have to write her in, but there will be people at the voting station to help.

Posted by: James10 | April 6, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: dashriprock
Reid,
Is a backwoods, stump jumping, 5hit kicking, Nazi hick.
_____________

Project much?

Posted by: bdunn1 | April 6, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Political advisor to the Tea Bagger's, Homer Simpson, explained their strategy for this November's elections - "Never underestimate the power of large groups of stupid people." Their stock-in-trade.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | April 6, 2010 4:51 AM | Report abuse

klick99 sez: "
Palin pulled in thousands to hear her speak, Reid pulled in dozens."
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Yes she pulled in thousands of out-of-town and out-of-state carpetbaggers, outnumbering the local residents 10 to 1, come to snipe and snark and ridicule a local resident who's pretty popular in his home town. They should be grateful the local residents didn't greet them while exercising their Second Amendment rights, locked and loaded.

Posted by: windrider2 | April 6, 2010 3:39 AM | Report abuse

How many people were in the crowd? If Reid, an elected politician drew fewer people than Palin, then that is news. Especially if there are so few people that they are all his family (wives, kids, etc.).

Posted by: columbiaheights | April 6, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Reid,
Is a backwoods, stump jumping, 5hit kicking, Nazi hick.

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Posted by: itkonlyyoull | April 5, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

dottydo
"see he took the DC acorns with him.
No one in Nevada wants him as a representative there. Nevada better check their voter registration rolls in his area."

DC Sage 1 wrote: Harry Reid is a member of the United States Senate from Nevada, not a Representative. The do-nothings have been telling their parrots that Harry Reid, like all Democrats, has no chance for reelection. Their parrots have been repeating what they taught to repeat.

Outsiders are blubbering that the people of Nevada will not reelect Senator Harry Reid because he contributed to the do-nothing's smackdown on healthcare reform. The do-nothings sent their racist Tea-Bagger wing into Nevada to remind white Nevada voters that they should be angry, spitting and yelling racist epithets at the thought of Harry Reid helping Barack Obama to eat the do-nothing's lunch.

The people of Nevada will ultimately decide.

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Posted by: maidishoes451 | April 5, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

mgd1 wrote>>>This formal female Dem is done with them!

What is a formal female Dem?

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I think she meant "former female Dem", in which case she must be a post-op "he", seeing that he's formerly female.

Posted by: hitpoints | April 5, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Senator Reid is a Democrat. If you want a Republican takeover, don't support Senator Reid. People who are so extreme remind me of icky gross people who have big psoriasis patches all over their skin,,,,they just give you the creeps. Have you ever noticed how psychotic people with psoriasis are,,,and how much they have in common with these teabaggers....Icky, yucky, weirdo people who you just don't want to claim you know!

Teabaggers probably all are covered with skin diseases. Stay away from them or you'll get skin diseases too!

Posted by: AnnsThought | April 5, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a disgrace as a politican, because he mocks people like Sarah Palin. There is no honor is mockery. Harry Reid should change his attitude of mockery.

Because any fool and even common criminals mock other people.

Posted by: Chuck8764
========

So you'll condemn Sarah Palin for her constant mocking remarks, too, right? Mockery and platitudes are all Sarah brings to the table.

Which category does she fall under, fool or common criminal -- or both?

Posted by: hitpoints | April 5, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Senator Reid is a Democrat. If you want a Republican takeover, don't support Senator Reid. People who are so extreme remind me of icky gross people who have big psoriasis patches all over their skin,,,,they just give you the creeps. Have you ever noticed how psychotic people with psoriasis are,,,and how much they have in common with these teabaggers....Icky, yucky, weirdo people who you just don't want to claim you know!

Posted by: AnnsThought | April 5, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Senator Reid is a Democrat. If you want a Republican takeover, don't support Senator Reid. People who are so extreme remind me of icky gross people who have big psoriasis patches all over their skin,,,,they just give you the creeps. Have you ever noticed how psychotic people with psoriasis are,,,and how much they have in common with these teabaggers....Icky, yucky, weirdo people who you just don't want to claim you know!

Posted by: AnnsThought | April 5, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid has been busy training his people such as, Steven Cohen (D) TN, a star pupil of Reid's ideology. Cohen thinks the Tea Party participants are likely KKK clones. Duh!

Posted by: prossers7 | April 5, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

mgd1 wrote>>>This formal female Dem is done with them!

What is a formal female Dem?

Posted by: angie12106 | April 5, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

mgd1 wrote>>>This formal female Dem is done with them!

What is a formal female Dem?

Posted by: angie12106 | April 5, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

The Senator wasn't mocking women - he was mocking Sarah Palin. If you will remember her interview with Katie Couric she embarrassed herself. I mean how hard is it to answer a question like what magazines and newspapers do you read to keep up on current events. After listening to her answer I would say she doesn't read much at all.

Posted by: rymp | April 5, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Democrats making sexist mockeries and demeaning women - just a pattern of Democrat behavior.

This formal female Dem is done with them!

Posted by: mgd1 | April 5, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Palin's goosestepping palm-writing half-educated real Amerikans have difficulty laughing at themselves. Get a sense of humor. Your shrieking shrill voice is enough to peal paint off a wall.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | April 5, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Sen. Reid - woohoo!!

>>>>States have 90 days from the March 23 signing of the health reform bill to set up a program to cover people with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured for at least six months. If they can't or won't comply, the Department of Health and Human Services will administer one for them.

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Posted by: angie12106 | April 5, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Sen. Reid - woohoo!!

>>>>States have 90 days from the March 23 signing of the health reform bill to set up a program to cover people with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured for at least six months. If they can't or won't comply, the Department of Health and Human Services will administer one for them.

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Posted by: angie12106 | April 5, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha!

How's that losey-quitty thing workin' out for ya, Sarah?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 5, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ya gotta admit he was pretty funny. His timing and deadpan demeanor were perfect.

Posted by: ejs2 | April 5, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a disgrace as a politican, because he mocks people like Sarah Palin. There is no honor is mockery. Harry Reid should change his attitude of mockery.

Because any fool and even common criminals mock other people.

Posted by: Chuck8764 | April 5, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I see he took the DC acorns with him.
No one in Nevada wants him as a representative there.

Nevada better check their voter registration rolls in his area.

Posted by: dottydo | April 5, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

"Palin pulled in thousands to hear her speak"

She is a paid employee, under contract to Fox studios.

Every word that comes out of her mouth is carefully scripted by Rupert Murdoch and his staff.

It is all carefully crafted to appear natural, but it is just as fake as "Family Guy" or "The Simpsons" or any other Fox cartoon.

Posted by: frantaylor | April 5, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

The last laugh would be on the people who voted Harry Reid out of office on the advice of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party group. Neither has any idea what is good for Nevada, the United States, or the majority of citizens. In Palin's case, she has replaced public service with public aggrandizement.

Harry Reid is a decent person and his support of health care reform was the right thing for him to do.

Posted by: CaldwellYoung1 | April 5, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

"So how's that mavericky dead-fishy thing workin' for ya Sarah?" - sambam

Sambam - just brilliant. Thanks for the smile.

Posted by: nameit23 | April 5, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The majority of Americans are tired of robots repeating slogans that emerge from the fox news basement every morning and are parroted by the elected and the reactionary media alike. The right only wants the destruction of government not the creation of solutions.

Posted by: apiercebales | April 5, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid sounds ridiculous jabbing Sarah Palin verbally. He knows his days are numbered as a politician....The majority of Americans are tired of the exhorbinent spending binges Washington players waste and are ready for "real changes"...

Posted by: Rhonda5 | April 5, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

klick burning man brings in more people to the desert in Nevada than Sarah did with her tea party friends what are you going to do when Harry wins re-election over Sex alholic Ensign gets indicted and you have candidates getting arersted for writing bad checks and then add a tea party 3rd candidate to the fall ballot keep up that great work in splintering Harry's opposition we appreciate "you betcha"

Posted by: mikey30919 | April 5, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Whether or not Harry Reid gets re-elected, he will serve out the full term that his constituents voted him in for. He will work until his last day in office to get things done and improve lives for the people of Arizona.

When Plain quit almost 2 years before the end of her term as Governor she said it was because she wasn't planning to run for re-election. And she said she could serve the people of Alaska better outside government.

So how's that mavericky dead-fishy thing workin' for ya Sarah?

Posted by: sambam | April 5, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"Palin pulled in thousands..." I hadn't heard she was running in Nevada. So she didn't just quit on Alaska, she is moving too?

Posted by: streff | April 5, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin pulled in thousands to hear her speak, Reid pulled in dozens.

Enjoy your silly jokes while you're in office, Harry.

We'll see who gets the last laugh in November.

Posted by: klick99 | April 5, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

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