Continuing his ongoing and well-documented character assault on Republican donors Charles and David Koch, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid this week used his position to blame the benefactors for causing global warming.
“They are one of the main causes of this,” he said of the brothers. “Not a cause, one of the main causes.”
In the parlance typical of leftists perpetuating class warfare, Reid described the Kochs as “multizillionaires” who are “experts at contributing to climate change.”
They are guilty of crimes against the environment, he suggested, not only through their position as “oil tycoons,” but also via their political activism.
“Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment,” he said. “I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true.”
In reality, the accusation strikes many conservatives as no more absurd than the litany of other allegations Reid has levied against the Kochs and other political opponents. Nevertheless, he continued his screed.
“In the Senate now we are considering an energy efficiency bill,” he declared. “Who’s working against that more than anyone else? The Koch brothers.”
That assertion stands in contrast to testimony earlier in the day from the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who suggested the GOP is merely asking for the opportunity to vote on amendments to that bill. The Republican leader had nothing whatsoever to say about any attempt by the Koch brothers to influence the party’s decision.
Reid’s accusations on the Senate floor are indicative of troubling trends within an increasingly leftist Democrat Party. As one of its most recognizable leaders, Reid has created a reputation for himself among many Americans as a vindictive partisan capable of personal attacks against his perceived adversaries.
Paying no attention to the potential economic and infrastructural effects more environmental regulation could cause, he instead furthers a narrative castigating those who oppose the Democrat platform as an inherent danger to our nation.
Instead of representing the best interest of their constituents, too many elected representatives are seen as more inclined to toe the party line. For dyed-in-the-wool leftists, few topics elicit a feverish response as readily as the Kochs.