Harry Reid Is About To Become Abusive

Harry Reid, while discussing the so called jobs bill, said that the incidence of abuse by men is increasing because men become abusive when they are unemployed.

“Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive,” the majority leader added. “Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.” The Hill

This is anecdotal evidence but if it happens to be true then Reid will become abusive in January of 2011 when he leaves office after losing his reelection bid this November.

Considering how he has abused the country during his time in office, Reid should adjust to his unemployment without much difficulty.

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5 Responses to “Harry Reid Is About To Become Abusive”

  1. Adam says:

    “This is anecdotal evidence but if it happens to be true…”

    Actually it’s not anecdotal at all. There are several studies linking bad economic conditions to increases in domestic violence.

    Deborah M. Weissman argues exactly that in her paper The Personal Is Political—and Economic: Rethinking Domestic Violence:

    Changing circumstances have revealed that the causes of domestic violence are more complicated than can be explained by patriarchy alone. To fully explain domestic violence, it is necessary to
    examine the private in the context of the public and the social and moral in the context of the political and economic.

    A news article from a few years back supports this as well for the most part:

    Judy Yupcavage, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said research shows that recession and unemployment don’t cause spousal abuse by themselves, but they exacerbate situations where violence already is a factor.

    Here again we see a similar idea supported:

    Unemployment helps fuel domestic violence, which then fuels more unemployment, according to local law enforcement and job service officials.

    Of course none of these directly link the two things saying if you are unemployed you will become violent so I think Reid is in the clear no matter which way things go for him this year.

  2. Adam says:

    But of course you can tell by the comment thread on that Hill posting that no one there did even a tiny bit of research on the idea before ripping Reid for his statement.

    This has got to be the dumbest thing I’ve heard Reid say. I’ve been out of work for over a year and have never been angry enough to verbally or physically abuse my spouse.

    Right. Now that is anecdotal.

    Reid could declare that men out of work eat more processed cheese than organic cheese too and the media wouldn’t question that either.

    Or, Reid could say something basically supported by research and you could just pretend it’s not and then get a jab in at the media while you’re at it. Dummy.

    He lives in lala land and statements such as this just proves that he is incompetent to to serve in the Senate.

    Statements like yours proves some folks are just too incompetent to use the Google.

    Can you imagine the uproar if a Republican said “When women go to work too often, they become bitchy”?

    Right, because if Reid is allowed to say things about men that are true then a Republican has the same right to say something sexist and unsupported by reality and get away with it.

    I love reading wing nuts in comment threads.

    • Blake says:

      Reid is so out of touch with reality, that he could get a guest spot on the new reality show, “Morons of D.C.”- heck, he could be an entire episode all by himself.
      I’m for the electro- shock room for him- all it might do is make him more intelligent, ’cause it couldn’t make him more stupid.

  3. victoria says:

    “Harry Reid, while discussing the so called jobs bill, said that the incidence of abuse by men is increasing because men become abusive when they are unemployed.”

    If this is true which may or may not be actually but if it is then the “Morons of D.C.”- as Blake calls them are responsible. Now they want to fix a problem that they caused like that could happen because when the govt gets involved things only get worse.