As for Reid, he has a history of inserting his foot into his mouth. Reid once told "Game Change" authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that he believed Barack Obama could win the White House, as he was a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Reid also called President George W. Bush a "loser" and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan "one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington."
Note that Reid didn't call Greenspan the biggest political hack in Washington. That role, after all, is taken.