… read this.
Regarding the financial outpouring from the LDS church on Prop 8 in California: “He [Reid] said that he thought it was a waste of church resources and good will,” said Derek Washington, a Nevadan who worked as the outreach director for the march. “He said he didn’t think it was appropriate.”
Reid spokesman Jon Summers would not discuss the private meeting, but he didn’t deny the conversation took place.
“While Senator Reid agrees with his church that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Summers said, “he also believes that the resources that went into the Proposition 8 effort could have been put to better use.”
Reid… what an embarrassment and a joke. And the Mormons have to shoulder this burden! Too bad for them. How soon before this guy makes it against the law for churches to advance social and moral causes that run contrary to his (or other socialists) political agenda?
October 17th, 2009 at 2:25 PM
“How soon before this guy makes it against the law for churches to advance social and moral causes that run contrary to his (or other socialists) political agenda?”
Soon, very soon it the Socialist get their way. It is urgent that you make calls to your Senators and Rep EVERY DAY to let them know NO HEALTH CARE REFORM IS BETTER THAN SOCIALISM!
October 15th, 2009 at 11:05 PM
[…] While you’re at the SL Tribune Diary of a Mad Conservative – PeopleRank: 2 – 18 hours ago …Derek Washington, a Nevadan who worked as the outreach director for the march. “He said he didn’t think it was appropriate.” Reid spokesman Jon Summers would not discuss the private meeting, but he didn’t deny the conversation took place. “While… + vote […]
October 15th, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Amen and great post. Thank you Steve for this information!
October 15th, 2009 at 11:49 AM
I suppose Reid means that the resources could have been used in his schemes of self-enrichment:
In 2005 Reid earmarked a spending bill to provide for building a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that would make land he owned more valuable. Reid called funding for construction of a bridge over the Colorado River, among other projects, ‘incredibly good news for Nevada’ in a news release after passage of the 2005 transportation bill. He owned 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land several miles from the proposed bridge site in Arizona. The bridge could add value to his real estate investment. A year later it was reported that Reid had used campaign donations to pay for $3,300 in Christmas gifts to the staff at the condominium where he resides; federal election law prohibits candidates from using political donations for personal use. Reid’s staff stated that his attorneys had approved use of the funds in this manner but that he nonetheless would personally reimburse his campaign for the expenses.
In 2006, Reid was also brought under question as to his possible involvement in the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal, in that he purportedly “received more than $50,000 from four tribes with gaming interests between 2001 and 2004 after they hired Abramoff,” which would have introduced a conflict of interest. However, the Senate Ethics Committee never accused Reid of violating Senate ethics rules.
Harry Reid is one of these life long politicians (beginning in 1966) who really needs to go to private life and be made to stop sponging off the American taxpayers.