Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thinks he knows how to win in 2014.
Step 1: Attack a Wichita donor most of America has never heard of; Step 2: Link said-donor to global warming hysteria ; Step 3: Lie about it so blatantly that even Washington Post bloggers call bull.
On Wednesday, Mr. Reid took to the floor of the Senate to bash libertarian donors Charles and David Koch, saying, “These billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change, that’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this — not a cause, one of the main causes.”
To back up his charge, Mr. Reid cited a UMass Amherst study: “In one year, Koch Industries released 31 million pounds of toxic air,” Reid said. “That’s more than Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, and General Electric combined.”
Who knows? Might work. We mean, Al Gore’s howls aren’t so popular with the kids these days, but voters have responded well to lies in the past.