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By Michael O'Brien - 02/22/10 06:52 PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness. Reid ...appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence.
"I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have jobs."
"Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said.
"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”
Reid's remarks aren't the first controversial remarks he's made on the Senate floor. He said in the midst of December's heated healthcare debate that the Senate needed a "Rodney King" moment where members could "all try to get along," channeling the plea of King, who pleaded with L.A. to calm itself after its 1991 race riots. The Senate supported cloture in a 62-30 vote on Monday evening.
Watch a video of Reid's remarks: Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/82803-reid-men-when-theyre-out-of-work-tend-to-become-abusive
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here were some comments--
there were hundreds just this morning.
Ellen Smithee said: "I got sad news for you uninformed guys. Statistically, Reid is right. So, suck it up." If you agree with this indictment against ALL men:"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed,
BY Chicagoland Patriot on 02/23/2010 at 08:47
We already knew Harry had a keen sense of smell, witness his remarks about the malodorous taxpayers and the opening of the Capitol Visitor's Center a few years back; now, as it turns out, Harry is a behavioral expert, knowing what lurks in the hearts of men.One thing is for certain, he can take full credit for his role in the unemployment dearth. There's a place for you Harry, and the Senate isn't it.
BY plebian on 02/23/2010 at 08:48
To Ellen: Reid's comment implies a cause-effect relationship that is impossible to prove. Abusive men are abusive - employed or unemployed. To say that a man who is unemployed is going to become abusive is juvenile and not proven by an scientific research. Men who were abusive prior to losing their job MAY become more abusive - but to categorically state that one condition (unemployment) leads to a specific behavior (abusiveness) is mental laziness that you apparently buy into completely!
BY Ron on 02/23/2010 at 08:49
Wow. Holy Cow. So, perhaps we need to get a chemical castration bill going to "get the man out" of men? What a broad brush, senator. you're saying it is MALENESS that is unable to overcome troubles or tribulations, without violence? you're saying it is not men anyone should run to in times of trouble, due to this inherent weakness? i just want you to be clear on this, as a scientific researcher, that is. mary's be a goodddog blog
BY katy told on 02/23/2010 at 08:49
Does this mean Harry will be beating his wife and kicking his dog after November? One can only hope…
BY Mike on 02/23/2010 at 08:50
Voters, when they are being scrwd by their government, tend to tar and feather their politicians and run them out of town on a rail.
BY KMichaels on 02/22/2010 at 19:12
I guess Reid will find out soon enough.
MD on 02/22/2010 at 19:12
I am curious to hear his views of the favorite foods of African Americans.
BY saintknowitall on 02/22/2010 at 19:12
Harry will become more "abusive" soon enough.
BY CCPony on 02/22/2010 at 19:12
This man is totally out of touch with reality I can't believe he is a Senator The people of his State should be embarassed of his representation.
BY Jon Ross on 02/22/2010 at 19:13
Well Harry, after November let's see if you can become anymore abusive than you have been to date.
BY Al J on 02/22/2010 at 19:14
the man is an idiot. Nevada deserves him. Lets see if they are willing to get rid of the moron come November.
BY Jack on 02/22/2010 at 19:14
Why won't he just die? How anyone could vote for this moron is beyond me…
BY Roderick on 02/22/2010 at 19:14
I've tried for over ten years to get Harry Reid to get psychiatric help. The man is insane. I'm certainly hoping that Nevadans will show him the door next election. The man is certainly an embarrassment to the wonderful citizens of Nevada.
BY RightStuff on 02/22/2010 at 19:14