Harry Reid: “Don’t know how Hispanics could be Republican”

My friends, this is comedy gold at its finest. Not often does such raw material come forth from the mouth of a lower than low approval rating Senate Majority Leader locked in an uphill reelection battle during a wave of conservative unrest.

Story from Weekly Standard:

While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

Reid’s racially-charged comments come as the Nevada Democrat is trying to boost Hispanic turnout in his bid for reelection this November. Polls show, however, that Reid’s positions on immigration are very unpopular with Nevada voters in general. Reid supports the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona over its immigration law, but 63 percent of Nevada voters oppose the lawsuit, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Reid voted against a measure to complete a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border in May, but 68 percent of voters nationally support building a border fence, according to Rasmussen.

The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Reid leading Republican Sharron Angle by 2 percentage points. The Angle campaign has not yet officially responded to Reid’s remark, but an Angle staffer wrote on Twitter that Reid made an “idiotic” statement.

Luckily one of my most favorite candidates in 2010, Florida Senate Candidate Marco Rubio was generous enough to respond to this gem:

Shocking, but true. Despite Harry Reid’s well thought out, articulated theory on whether or not it is possible for anyone of Hispanic heritage to be “Republican,” Rubio has managed to break out of Reid’s box and come back to bite him.

For such a fantastic response, I’m think we all should be sending a little love in Rubio’s direction. Come on people, open the checkbooks.