Reid: Unemployed men more prone to abuse (updated)

Now that the Super Bowl Sunday domestic violence myth has been debunked feminist Harry Reid steps forward with another reason for American women to fear being abused by the men in their lives.

According to Harry Reid, joblessness puts American women at risk for more than home foreclosure and weekly visits to the food bank.  Added to that list are black eyes and loose teeth by men who Reid contends beat women when unemployed. 

Harry Reid, on the Senate floor, spoke on behalf of a bill to spur job growth.  The Senator"suggested Monday that domestic violence by men has increased due to U.S. joblessness." Harry feels if there was ever a reason to pass a jobs bill, bruised females should be the impetuous moving hesitant lawmakers to provide women all across the nation a legislative ice pack.

"Reid, speaking in the midst of a Senate debate over whether to pass a $15 billion package meant to spur job creation, appeared to argue that joblessness would lead to more domestic violence."  Harry shared compassionate stories saying "I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand. Why? Men don't have jobs."

Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, according to Reid, "women tend to be less abusive."In defense of the defenseless Reid said, "Women don't have jobs either, but women aren't abusive, most of the time.""Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed."

Harry's stereotypical statement implying unemployed men tend toward domestic abuse is on par with his insensitive statements that some African Americans speak with a "negro dialect."

Harry should come forward with a similar apology to one made a few weeks ago after it was revealed Reid referred to Barack Obama as a "light skinned black without a negro dialect."   An apologetic Harry said, "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans for my improper comments."

This time, the apology should be for the Senator Reid's "poor choice of words" directed toward unemployed men.

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Update from Thomas Lifson:

Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light skewers Harry not just for his made-up rise in domestic violence, but for his past admission of domestic violence of his own:

Mr. Reid claims to have beaten up his prospective father in law. Indeed, he has bragged about and it to reporters and others on at least two occasions.

Steve has assembled all the evidence, and it makes surprising reading. It turns out that the motive for Harry's violence had something to do with Judaism. I wonder how many Jewish Democrats know this story?

If Harry had any brains, he would avoid the topic of domestic violence.