Rich Galen

  • Reid knows a little something about being racist. According to Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, in 1993 Harry Reid said the following:
    "Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits without paying taxes.

    These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world."

  • Whoa! Check please!

  • Freeloaders and scam artists? Imagine what would have happened if someone - maybe one of the candidates for Governor - at the Republican convention in Nevada had used those terms to describe illegal aliens.

  • Harry Reid would have been at the head of the line declaring that those words prove that no Republican candidate should get the votes of any voter of Hispanic descent.

  • Harry Reid is the Democratic leader in the Senate. He is just one of the many voices, one of the many opinions, one of the many approaches that Americans hear coming from the Democratic side of the aisle.

  • Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy, Harry Belafonte, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and are each singing their own tune, with their own words, to their own beat.

  • Grass roots Republicans may not be singing the Hallelujah Chorus in all the Mesquite, Nevadas around the country, but neither are they humming tone poems by Gustav Mahler.

  • On a the Secret Decoder Ring page today: A link to the Chicago Tribune column, an explanation of that Gustav Mahler reference, a Mullfoto from the weekend, and a Catchy Caption of the Day.

  • Rich Galen

    Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at