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Nevada Senate: Reid still has a fight on his hands

By Paul Kane
LAS VEGAS - Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has been dealing a good game of political blackjack of late, but he remains very much in danger of busting in the fight for his electoral life.

Even before the polls closed in Nevada Tuesday, national Republicans tried to refocus the race away from the conservative views of the about-to-be nominee -- Sharron Angle, the former state assemblywoman - and back onto Reid.

"From the beginning, this race has been about one person and his five-decade record in Washington. ... The Reid campaign believes that an old quote or vote by whoever the GOP nominee might be will trump his abysmal record? Of course he doesn't," Brian Walsh, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote in a memo to reporters.

On Tuesday, we examined the avenues that Reid and his well-oiled machine in Nevada would explore in going after Angle's public record, from her somewhat controversial statements about violence to her current positions on hot-button issues.

Angle is clearly the candidate Reid most wanted to match up against, believing her strident conservatism would not sit well with independent voters in vote-rich Clark County, home to Las Vegas and about two-thirds of the general election ballots. Reid has been on such a lucky run of late that some Washington strategists are predicting Reid can pull off a victory in November.

Can he do it? He can. But that doesn't mean he will. After the jump, here are five reasons why Harry Reid is still very much in the political woods:

He's really unpopular: A much-touted poll last weekend, from The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Mason Dixon, showed Reid and Angle in a statistical tie--a finding that Democrats hailed as a sea-change in the race, since Reid was trailing each potential GOP candidate by more than 10 points just a couple months ago. Inside the poll, however, lay troubling numbers: Just 35 percent of Nevada's voters give Reid a favorable rating in his job performance, while 52 percent view him unfavorably. In 2005, political analyst Stu Rothenberg analyzed the previous 30-year history of incumbents with approval ratings that are about that bad, finding that only then-Sen. Jesse Helms (D-N.C.) in 1984 had ever gone on to win re-election. Since then, several more incumbents have suffered similar fates, losing races while being mired in the high 30s/low 40s in polling throughout the campaign.

"Dump Harry Reid": That was the chant from Angle's supporters as she took the stage inside the warm, cramped hall of the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas Tuesday night. Despite the bitter primary between Angle and onetime frontrunner Sue Lowden, Nevada Republicans are deeply unified in their desire to oust Reid. At Lowden's final campaign stop Monday, while being interviewed by The Washington Post, ABC News and Politico, Lowden offered up an endorsement of Angle should she win, before we even asked the question. That's how badly Nevada Republicans want to beat Reid. Interestingly enough, almost 25 percent of Nevada Democrats voted for someone other than Reid in the little-noticed Democratic primary, including 12,335 Democrats who registered a protest vote by selecting "none of these candidates", an odd quirk in Nevada election law that allows voters to not make a choice.

Independents will play a key role: The general election match-up has been formed almost entirely by how independent voters view the candidates, not by any newly warm and fuzzy feelings for Reid. Back in February, when Lowden was the GOP frontrunner for the nomination, she led Reid by a 52-39 margin overall and was defeating Reid by 23 percentage points among independents. Even Angle, who at the time was recognized by only a third of all voters, was trumping Reid among independents. By last weekend, the state's independent voters had dramatically shifted away from the challengers. Reid was leading Lowden among independents and neck-and-neck with a much more well-known Angle. If Angle can convince these middle-of-the-road voters that she's not as threatening as they currently view her to be, this key bloc of voters could move away from Reid again.

She's not Rand Paul: National Republican strategists contend that Angle does not seek the limelight of national cable TV and will not get tripped up into debates on her conservative views on national TV venues, in the manner that the GOP nominee for the Kentucky Senate seat did soon after his May 18 victory. They contend that Angle - who has been on the ballot in one race or another seven straight cycles in Nevada - is more politically savvy than her fiery stump speeches let on. And national GOP operatives expect her to be more receptive to advice from Washington political experts now that she's the nominee. (Worth noting: The new nominee continues to run from reporters, as she did after her nomination acceptance speech when local and national media tried to ask her how she planned to appeal to non-Republican voters. An aide shouted repeatedly at reporters to go away and stop asking questions, until the elevator door closed and Angle was gone.)

Harry Reid, the mouth that roared: Ultimately, there's one man in this race who's been at the center of Nevada politics for more than three decades. And no one can predict what Reid will say when he opens his mouth on a hot-button issue of the moment. His staff has worked to limit his exposure to the media in the Capitol the past nine months, and for good reason. There's the "Iraq war is lost" comment. Then there was the "light-skinned" comment about President Obama. And the time he called then-President Bush a "loser" and a "liar", apologizing later only for the "loser" comment. Any comments like this in the heat of the campaign over the next five months, and Reid may not be able to hang on for victory.

By by Paul Kane  |  June 9, 2010; 5:55 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Election , 44 The Obama Presidency  | Tags: 2010 election, Harry Reid, Nevada Senate, Sharron Angle, majority leader  
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Either way, Angle or Reid, Nevada loses.

Angle, the cult tool, is too busy running for the National Queen of Teaparty Express and Reid is too busy cutting sweetheart deals for his buds in Nevada and enriching his useless lobbyist sons.

Neither can or will attempt to do anything about the nightmare that is Nevada. And neither will change their ways, all that matters is their agenda.

Nevada is -
Foreclosures, first in the nation
Joblessness, first/second in the nation
Bankruptcies, 30,000 in 2010 and up year over year
Tourism, non-existent

The only people that will make money in Nevada will be all the political consultants running ads 24/7 and that includes the so called moral ones like teaparty express and club for growth.


Nevada is doomed.

Posted by: LoveWaPo | June 12, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

The National Academy of Sciences did a thorough review on fluoride in 2006. They documented numerous deleterious effects of fluoride on many organ systems including increased potential risk for bone fractures (the well characterized disease of skeletal fluorosis) possibly increased risk of osteosarcoma, reduced IQ, thyroid dysfunction, endocrine dysfunction and others all 300 pages is online if anyone cares to confirm it. Of course don't forget fluoride induced dental fluorsosis (i.e. teeth mottling and a sign of toxic exposure to fluoride) They ended with recommending that the EPA should more strictly regulate fluoride. Their findings mirror those in the peer-reviewed medical literature, while Harvard trained toxicologist Phyllis Mullenix also extensively documented behavioral changes in mice upon exposure to blood levels of fluoride not far greater than those experienced through water fluoridation and other sources of exposure. Former, well credentialed EPA scientists have been fired for bucking the political line on this issue. Meanwhile 90% of the fluoride placed into our water supply is not industrial grade sodium fluoride, it is silicofluorides, quite simply, scraped from the sides of Florida phosphate plant smokestacks. If it weren't thrown into the water supply it would have to be disposed of as hazardous waste. You can read more on this starting here http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/2009/11/water-fluoridation-part-i.html if you suspect I am just making this all up.

Posted by: LincolnsWisdom | June 11, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

NMGuy1,

I don't understand your stupid comments about "backward" South Carolina and why you think Nevada is so much better.

A couple of facts you may have missed. In South Carolina, 28.5% of the population is non-white as opposed to just 8% in Nevada. 25% of South Carolina's population has a bachelor's degree while 19% of Nevadans do.

South Carolina was one of the original thirteen colonies. I suspect many of their descendents are now citizens of Nevada.

What an asshat you are.

Posted by: toadkillerdog | June 11, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Dump Reid Please! 4 terms is enough!

Posted by: usmc1969 | June 11, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Dump Harry Reid!

Posted by: usmc1969 | June 10, 2010 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Yes, we'll vote out the powerful Harry because he is using his power to push Obama's agenda and no longer represents us, his constituents. He keeps touting the stimulus and all the jobs he's created for our state, yet our unemployment rate is at 14% and we have the highest foreclosure rate in the country.

Harry is in large part responsible for the mess we're in and it's time for him to go.

Posted by: elby | June 10, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Harry 'the war is lost' Reid with his socialist pacifist legislative record is now 11 % behind Sharon in two polls just today. Libs love to lie. The one nerd who said Harry had a 30% lead is just another liberal liar. The Las Vegas Journal Review , Gallup and Ras. do not have Harry ahead. Today, Danny and Sue decided to fully support Sharon who was on Rush's show today and was boffo. Oh and Obama's numbers of disapproval is now 44%. As his leftist progressive views continue to tank even with Indies , others who have been on the sidelines, Americans who want to save this nation from liberal bankruptcy can only hope those numbers tank down to bring as many Dems down with them in Nov. These people are 'aliens' as D. Rabinowitz averred yesterday in the WSJ.

Posted by: phillyfanatic | June 10, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Harry 'the war is lost' Reid with his socialist pacifist legislative record is now 11 % behind Sharon in two polls just today. Libs love to lie. The one nerd who said Harry had a 30% lead is just another liberal liar. The Las Vegas Journal Review , Gallup and Ras. do not have Harry ahead. Today, Danny and Sue decided to fully support Sharon who was on Rush's show today and was boffo. Oh and Obama's numbers of disapproval is now 44%. As his leftist progressive views continue to tank even with Indies , others who have been on the sidelines, Americans who want to save this nation from liberal bankruptcy can only hope those numbers tank down to bring as many Dems down with them in Nov. These people are 'aliens' as D. Rabinowitz averred yesterday in the WSJ.

Posted by: phillyfanatic | June 10, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Reid has to go. He's out of touch with the voters and contrary to an earlier poster, he does NOT bring home the bacon; unless you mean the some of the highest unemployment rates and foreclosure rates in the nation. Then he's a champ.

The guy couldn't have an independent thought to save his life; he's too busy carrying the water for the Obamassiah.

Posted by: traderdad37 | June 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

"Angle is clearly the candidate Reid most wanted....her strident conservatism would not sit well with independent voters in vote-rich Clark County"

Is Paul Kane a journalist, a Republican shill or one of Angle's team who helped her erase the history of her deranged policy statements from her website last night and replace it with a big photo of Harry Reid....to try deflect national attention from who she is and try to make her November election campaign about Reid and not about her??

Mr. Kane, she is worse than Rand Paul. He just supports BP and believes they mean what they say, even though every day they are exposed more & more as liars and cheats. While the nation is clamoring for more government involvement, more Presidential involvement and calling for BP's blood because of their criminal negligence, collusive relationship with GOP-Bush-Cheney from 2001-2008 & corrupt negligent Govt oversight since...as the nation watches in horror while Big Oil rapes & murders the ecology & economy of the Gulf & beyond....Angle is SO PRO-deregulation of Big Oil, she wants to do away with the Dept of Energy and EPA and wants USA to resign from United Nations because UN promotes "fraudulent science" about global warming; she'd let Big Oil run amok through US waters, environment & people's lives & livelihoods.

Just as she bows obediently to the lunatic ideas of the head of the Church of Scientology, she obviously bows unquestioning before her Big Oil master, Koch Industries; a leading polluter of US environment & patron of The Tea Party, The Tea Party Express, Tea Party Hot Air Tour & inventor of "Climategate", dirty Big Oil's campaign to kill clean energy. It is the only rational explanation for this lady's nutcase views.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/polluterwatch/koch-industries-secretly-fund

In addition, like Rand Paul, she wants to do away with the Dept of Ed (it's unconstitutional), Social Security, repeal health care reform & reinstate freemarket conditions that let health insurers & drug companies exploit taxpayers & drive healthcare costs beyond reach, & deregulate Wall St even more. Wow!

Harry Reid doesn't have to do anything... just sit back and let Sharron do it all.

Posted by: TruthFairy | June 10, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Kane,

Did you just arrive on earth from Mars??? By the time Harry Reid's campaign runs a few ads revealing Sharron Angle's extremist views, she'll be lucky to get 10% of the vote! This woman wants to abolish Social Security & bring back National Prohibition!!! National Prohibition - in a state that is not only wide open on all alcohol, but were prostitution is legal. She's not running in backward Mississippi or South Carolina, she's running in Nevada - and she's going to LOSE!!!

Posted by: NMguy1 | June 9, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Well let's see:
Obama = Stalin
Pelosi = Trotsky
Reid = Reid

Yeah, that fits.

Posted by: jhr1 | June 9, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party gave us Nimrata Randhawa (Nikki) a converted Methodist from Hindu Sikh that attends both services in biased SC, Rubio that may make the winner Crist not caucus with the GOP, Rand Paul self destructing every time he opens his mouth losing KY, Angle was Reid's choice Lowden would beat him, Hoffman in NY23, tell this progressive they are doing a better job of electing Dems than the DNC. I may just donate to the Tea Party if they keep on backing losers for GOP candidates.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 9, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party gave us Nimrata Randhawa (Nikki) a converted Methodist from Hindu Sikh that attends both services in biased SC, Rubio that may make the winner Crist not caucus with the GOP, Rand Paul self destructing every time he opens his mouth losing KY, Angle was Reid's choice Lowden would beat him, Hoffman in NY23, tell this progressive they are doing a better job of electing Dems than the DNC. I may just donate to the Tea Party if they keep on backing losers for GOP candidates.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 9, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party gave us Nimrata Randhawa (Nikki) a converted Methodist from Hindu Sikh that attends both services in biased SC, Rubio that may make the winner Crist not caucus with the GOP, Rand Paul self destructing every time he opens his mouth losing KY, Angle was Reid's choice Lowden would beat him, Hoffman in NY23, tell this progressive they are doing a better job of electing Dems than the DNC. I may just donate to the Tea Party if they keep on backing losers for GOP candidates.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 9, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Those who think they can "wish" the tea partiers away, are mistaken --- just as they were mistaken about who tea partiers actually are!
The tea parties are stronger than ever; fiscal responsibility, less government - are goals that most rational people agree with.

Posted by: ohioan
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Crist maybe not caucusing with the GOP, multiple candidates splitting the GOP vote maybe giving it to a Dem, Rand Paul giving KY away every time he opens his mouth, Angle a loser Lowden a winner, Nimrata Randhawa (Nikki) a Methodist convert from Hindu Sikh goes to both services in biased SC, Hoffman in NY23, this progressive may donate to the Tea Party, they are better than the DNC at getting Dems elected.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 9, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

A scientology backing Baptist in Mormon state with significant Catholic/hispanic vote against immigrants looks like Senate majority leader Reid will win again. This progressive finds him weak, ignorant, but one of the most savvy politicians around whom pushed to get Angle elected. Schumer would have no qualms about changing the Senate rules castrating the GOP, Reid simply won't do it.

Posted by: jameschirico | June 9, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I see. So Sharron Angle is someone you could vote for to represent the state of Nevada? Good luck. Vote out someone who is a powerful rep who brings home bacon for the state, vote in someone who will be a whacko on the bottom of the food chain in Congress. Start deciding now, Nevada, what you won't ever get.

Posted by: dudh | June 9, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone had forgotten what unmitigated scum Republicans are, especially in the south:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl2500

Looks like another in a long line of planted black "straw candidates" entered purely to drum up racial tensions among racist white southerners to ensure a GOP win.

S-C-U-M-B-A-G-S

Posted by: B2O2 | June 9, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

@vintel7 "This is rubbish. Reid is already 30 points in front of Angle. The question is...do you want to listen to republican lies and slander against Harry Reid? Reid is one of the most effective Senate Majority Leaders in US history with a huge list of legislative accomplishments that have benefited this country in countless ways. On top of that, Harry Reid has so much power and clout that he gets whatever Nevadans need. Now...do you think Nevadans...especially in Clark County...are going to go for the 90 IQ, extremist, fundamentalist, and completely clueless and inexperienced tea party lady? I doubt it. I'll put my money on Reid any day. In fact, I'll put my money on all Democrats in November. This narrative and false meme that Republicans have somehow gained in the polls and are ascendant in the eyes of Americans is a complete lie perpetually being trumpeted from the republican propaganda machine. In reality, President Obama; even at this crummy, crises ridden point in his presidency, is still polling 50-53% and remains popular with the majority of Americans. Republicans are lying and smoking crack again."
_____________________________

You really have to watch your punctuation, it can throw your entire meaning off. Instead of a period, a colon should follow your first sentence. While calling out a particular party as liars I find it odd you would offer up such distortions to support your case.

The current problem in the U.S. isn't the politicians - they do nothing more than pander to the misinformed extremists in both parties. It's those that can't separate emotion from fact who buy into their favorite brand of hyperbole that are at the root of the problem. It matters little what flavor the rhetoric - it all serves the same purpose: to distort the facts in attempt to bring more emotion, and another vote, to your own side.

In other words, common sense has left the building.

Posted by: blammo_man | June 9, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse


Are there any worthy Independents in this race? Because it's well-accepted even in the general Democrat base that Reid needs to be displaced from his position of MISGUIDED leadership. As others have said, "time for a Real Democrat" to step into those roles.

Posted by: thardman | June 9, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse


Are there any worthy Independents in this race? Because it's well-accepted even in the general Democrat base that Reid needs to be displaced from his position of MISGUIDED leadership. As others have said, "time for a Real Democrat" to step into those roles.

Posted by: thardman | June 9, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

the amount of moronic comments on here from Libs show they are SCARED of Angle winning.

beware of what you ask for Harry "see you later" Reid. Angle will kick you and your ACORN loving bu*t out in Nov! LOL

Posted by: morphy | June 9, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I heard that the RNC will pay for Obozo to campaign for Reid, therefore ensuring a victory for Angle! LOL

I hope the UNIONS spend MILLIONS more in Nevada in another losing cause.

Posted by: morphy | June 9, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

This is rubbish. Reid is already 30 points in front of Angle. The question is...do you want to listen to republican lies and slander against Harry Reid? Reid is one of the most effective Senate Majority Leaders in US history with a huge list of legislative accomplishments that have benefited this country in countless ways. On top of that, Harry Reid has so much power and clout that he gets whatever Nevadans need. Now...do you think Nevadans...especially in Clark County...are going to go for the 90 IQ, extremist, fundamentalist, and completely clueless and inexperienced tea party lady? I doubt it. I'll put my money on Reid any day. In fact, I'll put my money on all Democrats in November. This narrative and false meme that Republicans have somehow gained in the polls and are ascendant in the eyes of Americans is a complete lie perpetually being trumpeted from the republican propaganda machine. In reality, President Obama; even at this crummy, crises ridden point in his presidency, is still polling 50-53% and remains popular with the majority of Americans. Republicans are lying and smoking crack again.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 9, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"We need to take back our country" - Sharon Angle ============= Excuse me, take the country back? From who? Me? I am an American citizen. All three of my children are in the military. I have two daughters in the Navy and my third daughter is a Proud American Soldier who is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in February. My father was born here and fought in the Korean War. My Uncle Joe fought in Vietnam. THEIR father was born here and fought in World War II. How dare this woman claim to want to "take the country back" from ME! I voted for Obama because I firmly believe that he is a better person for the job than John McCain would have been, especially after choosing a crazed ideologue as his running mate. That does not mean that I hate America or that I am a socialist. It means that I do not believe in the invisible sky fairy or that dinosaurs existed 4000 years ago and I DO NOT want Sarah Palin RAMMING HER religion down my throat or the throats of my extremely patriotic daughters! I do not want my grandchildren to be FORCED to pray to a god they don't believe in in their classroom. And I believe that if that comes to fruition in this country, it will be the beginning of the end and the Founding Fathers will be rolling over in their graves! It is an atrocity that I, a patriotic American citizen, have yo sit by and listen to this drivel about the crazed far right wing loonies wanting to take "their" country back. Hey, people, it never was "your" country! It belongs to ALL OF US!!!

Posted by: teriberi35 | June 9, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Frankly I wouldn't vote for a Scientologist regardless of political persuasion. It shows gullibility and lack of critical thinking skills. In fact if the Dems choose to (and I'm sure they won't since they're wholly incompetent at the marketing aspect of politics) it's a prime opportunity to tie Angle to the "Hollywood elite" that the GOP so despises.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | June 9, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle is dangerous for Nevada, & makes Rand Paul look like a moderate - read more, & support Reid today! http://bit.ly/cJ4uSP

Posted by: JustinBarasky | June 9, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

After reading most of this diabolic diatribe posted by the tea baggers, I have finally made a decision as to whom I will vote for in Nov. ( I am registered independent) GO HARRY REID....GIVE THEM HELL. Thanks TB's for helping me decide.

Posted by: flomar43 | June 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I lived in Las Vegas for 24 years. Left in 2007. Fortunately I was able to sell my house, properties and business on the upside and with substantial profits before I left. Last week I returned to LV to see some old friends. I was shocked. Many of my well to do friends are struggling (mostly doctors and private business owners - some in real estate) All over Summerlin where I lived are "construction skeltons" - some huge projects started and then abandoned. Foreclosures are everywhere and most people just end up losing their homes because buyers are few and far between. While some large and small businesses are doing okay, many are suffering and continuing to layoff people in what should be a vibrant economy. It is sad, it is not the same Las Vegas we all knew so well. I now live in another part of the country and of course, things are not perfect here either, however, homeowners, businesses and unemployment are not nearly as devastated as those in Nevada.

Why did I leave as early as 2007? Harry Reid and some other local democrats (who I
had supported and was actually friends with) refused to support tort reform in NEVADA, refused to help doctors with rising and outlandish medical malpractice rates. I moved to a state with much lower rates and caps on rates. Though I do miss the sunshine and nightlife of Las Vegas, I do not miss my very old friend who was not there for Nevada doctors and their patients when they needed him most. It is time for Harry Reid to retire. Find someone else to support, at this time, it really doesnt matter who or what party. Just that Harry has never really been there for Nevadans (even those friends of his that were democrats and contributed to his campaign)- just for himself and his own political agenda. It is definately a time for change in Nevada. Make that happen for everyone who lives there.

Posted by: maggiemae04 | June 9, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

The real story this year is the burgeoning crisis in the GOP and the inevitable split between establishment Repulicans and Tea Baggers and their favored candidates. While the establishment Republicans don't seem to have many creative ideas, at least they are not advocating total craziness, such as abolishing Social Security, getting the dollar back on the gold standard, building a fence the length of our southern border with Mexico, allowing restaurants and hotels to discriminate according to ethnicity and God only knows what all. The Tea Baggers don't seem to want to apply reason, logic or a smidgen of sanity to their platforms, and I cannot see the establishment GOP types caving to the craziness. Yet what is their choice?
Can you imagine Dick Lugar or Lindsey Graham or any other GOP senator of gravitas
endorsing the whackiness of the Tea Party agenda (which seems to oscillate wildly from one gun-toting rally to the next)? Can you see the Tea Baggers sitting down to negotiate with establishment Democratic senators and representatives to come up with common sense solutions to pressing national problems?
From where I sit the whole Tea Bag movement seems to be tilting off the edge of a cliff, and in the chasm below there will be gnashing of teeth and intermittent screams of "Kill the b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s! All of them! Anybody who disagrees with us!"
John Patrick Grace
Huntington, West Virginia

Posted by: publishersplace | June 9, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

The real story this year is the burgeoning crisis in the GOP and the inevitable split between establishment Repulicans and Tea Baggers and their favored candidates. While the establishment Republicans don't seem to have many creative ideas, at least they are not advocating total craziness, such as abolishing Social Security, getting the dollar back on the gold standard, building a fence the length of our southern border with Mexico, allowing restaurants and hotels to discriminate according to ethnicity and God only knows what all. The Tea Baggers don't seem to want to apply reason, logic or a smidgen of sanity to their platforms, and I cannot see the establishment GOP types caving to the craziness. Yet what is their choice?
Can you imagine Dick Lugar or Lindsey Graham or any other GOP senator of gravitas
endorsing the whackiness of the Tea Party agenda (which seems to oscillate wildly from one gun-toting rally to the next)? Can you see the Tea Baggers sitting down to negotiate with establishment Democratic senators and representatives to come up with common sense solutions to pressing national problems?
From where I sit the whole Tea Bag movement seems to be tilting off the edge of a cliff, and in the chasm below there will be gnashing of teeth and intermittent screams of "Kill the b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s! All of them! Anybody who disagrees with us!"
John Patrick Grace
Huntington, West Virginia

Posted by: publishersplace | June 9, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

The real story this year is the burgeoning crisis in the GOP and the inevitable split between establishment Repulicans and Tea Baggers and their favored candidates. While the establishment Republicans don't seem to have many creative ideas, at least they are not advocating total craziness, such as abolishing Social Security, getting the dollar back on the gold standard, building a fence the length of our southern border with Mexico, allowing restaurants and hotels to discriminate according to ethnicity and God only knows what all. The Tea Baggers don't seem to want to apply reason, logic or a smidgen of sanity to their platforms, and I cannot see the establishment GOP types caving to the craziness. Yet what is their choice?
Can you imagine Dick Lugar or Lindsey Graham or any other GOP senator of gravitas
endorsing the whackiness of the Tea Party agenda (which seems to oscillate wildly from one gun-toting rally to the next)? Can you see the Tea Baggers sitting down to negotiate with establishment Democratic senators and representatives to come up with common sense solutions to pressing national problems?
From where I sit the whole Tea Bag movement seems to be tilting off the edge of a cliff, and in the chasm below there will be gnashing of teeth and intermittent screams of "Kill the b-a-s-t-a-r-d-s! All of them! Anybody who disagrees with us!"
John Patrick Grace
Huntington, West Virginia

Posted by: publishersplace | June 9, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Look, most Democrats don't like Senator Reid.

Personally, it's time to kick him to the curb and let someone with guts be Senate Majority Leader - a real Democrat, not a weasel like Reid.

Posted by: WillSeattle | June 9, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

..."You passed Health Care Reform Harry for 32 MILLION American's who didn't have health care, You passed the Stimulus Bill that put over a Million American's to work.
The Party of "NO" Republicans/Blew it Bush Administration "LOST 8.5 MILLION JOBS! You have President Barack and Nancy Pelsoi put America's middle class back front and center on issues that matter to the Majority of Voters, and "WE CHANGED AMERICA IN SPITE OF THE PARTY OF "NO"Republicans who are in "BIG/BIG TROUBLE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHO DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO STOP CHANGE, AND STOP AID/HELP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS/POOR, THEY HAVE RECIEVED THANKS TO Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President Barack Obama, and Nancy Peolsi, American's are better off/fact!

In conclusion folks, losing 8.5 Million jobs as the Republicans/party of "NO" DID! Leaving a "RECORD/DEBT/BILL/REpublicans party of "NO" under their boy/Blew it Bush left a REcORD/DEBT/$1.5 TRILLION, and my favorite Republican fact, the Pew Poll reported the "CRIMINAL REPUBLCIANS" then left town, with the "LOWEST JOB APPROVAL RATING IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY 20 PERCENT!

..."Now you see why America's in the Mess in it's "PARTY/NO/REPUBLICANS/REASON WHY!

...So, I this registered Voter/Vet USAF wishes Tennessee had him for a United States Senator instead of the "FOOLS/REPUBLICANS/WE/HAVE!

...Senator Reid will "WIN" in Neveda because he has fought for the Middle Class and the Poor, and has stoped the minority/party of "NO" TO BRINIG CHANGE THAT HAS HELPED PUT AMERICAN'S TO WORK, that the party of "NO/REPUBLICANS LOST A RECORD 8.5 MILLION JOBS, remember that Nevada!

..."Givem hell, "Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Sincerely, Tommy Birchfield, Voter/Vet USAF, Graduate Student, Masters Program
Professional Studies,
East Tennessee State University/Class/2010

Posted by: ztcb41 | June 9, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Reid, Pelosi, and Obama are history. They have run this country into the ground and ignore the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It IS time for a change. Time to get rid of those who would destroy America.

Posted by: ottertk1 | June 9, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

@17Wolf359: "Would you allow this if this was happening in your house? If they were my kids, I would have taken the credit cards away over a year ago...."

While you clearly aren't, there are many people who believe Keynesian economic policies have been proven throughout our history. I am one of those people. I therefore believe that one of the government's functions should be to save during booms and spend the surplus during recessions in order to stimulate demand. Unfortunately the reality is that they seldom save during the boom periods, but failure to implement the policy properly doesn't discredit the underlying idea. This is all to say that, as a Keynesian follower, the comparisons of households to the government is exactly backwards.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | June 9, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

@17Wolf359: "Question to you and all the others who have this opinion, how far in debt are we as a nation? I think the answer to that is pretty concrete and provable, don't you? This congress and president have spent us into oblivion...."

Our high level of debt is provable. That it's attributable to this congress and president is not. If you cut through the outrage and rhetoric what you find is that Obama hasn't increased the national debt nearly as much as the right claims. What seems forgotten in this debate is that deficits are a function of both spending AND revenues. We're (arguably) just now emerging from the worst recession in nearly a century. 10% unemployment means a lot of people not paying taxes and companies paying less taxes on fewer employees. The government is providing the same services but took a huge pay cut, essentially. Hence the debt grows quickly.

What *is* provable is that the national debt in 2000 was in the mid-$5 trillion range, and when Obama took over in 2009 it was over $11 trillion. You can therefore understand why the suddenly furious protestations about Obama's spending are falling on mostly deaf ears.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | June 9, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

@ Ohioan: I watched the teabaggers throng onto the Boston Common in a staged circus when Sarah Paleface sea-gulled her appearance here -- swooping in, dropping a load and swooping back out. The teabaggers were bussed in -- I saw the caravans arriving from out of town -- or drove in from other parts of the country. They were overwhelmingly white -- and the same is true of teabag crowds in news photos and non-staged television tapes from all the teabagger events. They told student reporters to go f*** themselves, because they had been warned to speak with no reporters except those from Fox (of course, they were ignorant enough to actually repeat these instructions to the college reporters. The teabagger interlopers were also instructed to bring small children if they had them, to reinforce an image of "familiness" that went along with the whiteness to create a picture that harkened back to an Ozzie and Harriet/Father Knows Best/Leave It To Beaver America they long for and hope to represent.

So, yes, we DO know who the teabaggers are. They are ill-educated, misguided people frightened of change and easy to manipulate. They want easy answers to the complex issues that scare them. They feed on Fox News and blind themselves to reality -- like the irreversible demographic shift that's making their version of America increasingly irrelevant. It is a movement that will crumble under the weight of the actual world. As jaxas70 put it well when he told the teabaggers that, if they win, "You are going to have to act. And once you do, you are going to find out that talking platitudes about our problems is soooo much easier than actually having to govern. Governing is something you tea suckers don't care much for. But, in the big leagues, the voters are going to expect you to do more than just blather 18th century platitudes that don't amount to a hill of beans."

Posted by: rashton | June 9, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

SO,, it turns out that "Ms. Tea Party darling Sharon Angle" is living off of a FEDERAL PENSION while her HUSBAND is the BIGGEST LAND BARON in NEVADA!

Well, well, well, so much for that "Small government, and pull yourself up by YOUR OWN bootstraps "THINGY"

Kinda blows a WAY HUGE hole into that "Grass roots" claim!

Oh well, many have known from the START that the "Tea Party movement" was a SCAM run by a BIG WHEEL INSIDER CORPORATE LOBBYIST by the name of DICK Armey!

As I said before, lets see if NEVADA is as STUPID as Massachusetts!

Posted by: LibertyHops | June 9, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

For those of you not in the know -
Angle wants to do away with Social Security.
Angle wants to do away with the EPA, The Dept. of Education, and the Dept. of Energy.
Angle want to make all liquor illegal.
Angle was voted the worst legislator in NV two years in a row.
The list goes on. Need I write more?

Posted by: CRinVegas | June 9, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

For those of you not in the know -
Angle wants to do away with Social Security.
Angle wants to do away with the EPA, The Dept. of Education, and the Dept. of Energy.
Angle want to make all liquor illegal.
Angle was voted the worst legislator in NV two years in a row.
The list goes on. Need I write more?

Posted by: CRinVegas | June 9, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

This "Angle" bimbo was the airhead that suggested that we pay our medical bills with "Chickens"!

And Harry Reid once called George Dubya Bush a "LOSER AND A LIAR!

Is this REALLY THAT hard of a choice to make?

Let us see if NEVADA can make a SMART decision this next round INSTEAD of what BRAINDEAD MASSACHUSETTS did!

Posted by: LibertyHops | June 9, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

So, @BigTuna: "I think more people would take the GOP seriously if the rank and file based complaints on concrete, provable claims rather than parroting whatever Glenn Beck says when he's off his meds. Personally I move to the next comment whenever I encounter keywords like "socialist" or "Hussein".

Question to you and all the others who have this opinion, how far in debt are we as a nation? I think the answer to that is pretty concrete and provable, don't you? This congress and president have spent us into oblivion....and they have only been at it for a year and a half!!! How far are you in debt? Would you allow this if this was happening in your house? If they were my kids, I would have taken the credit cards away over a year ago....thank God we are poised to take away governments credit cards.

Posted by: 17Wolf359 | June 9, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

REID ONCE SAID THAT HE WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE THE NEW INDOOR WAITING AREA FOR THOSE WAITING TO TOUR THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE BEFORE IT WAS BUILT, HE COULD SMELL THE TOURIST COMING. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE ANYONE THAT'S EVER BROKEN A SWEAT AND CAN RELATE TO US? I THINK NOT, I THINK HE LOOKS DOWN HIS NOSE AT US, THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF HIS AND PELOSI'S KINGDOM.

Posted by: debbiewilsonfl | June 9, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

jaxas70
Your comment was the most intelligent statement I've read on this subject in months. Thank you!

Posted by: blizzard2 | June 9, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I think "jaxas"70's name says it all! Just as Bush was responsible for Obama getting elected (because of his failed policies), the Democrats will be responsible for the Tea Party folks getting elected because of their incompetence and failed policies. It's really funny that all you liberal's can do, is call people names! Take some responsibility for voting into office one of the worst political regimes ever (it's OK to admit you were wrong, really)! Oh, and that goes for all the Republicans who either didn't vote or who went along with the Dem's to "make history". Fortunately this mistake is being rectified. And before you call me a "tea bagger", I am an independent and will vote for the best candidate. We do need to vote out all the politicians from any party, who are trying to destroy our country. I really hope that the people of the great states of Nevada, California and etc do the right thing and vote out the worst political leadership ever assembled.

Posted by: 17Wolf359 | June 9, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Thank you PA voters for getting rid of Specter. Now it's your turn, NV, get rid of Harry Reid!!! He's a dirty politician, along with Obama and Pelosi, but unfortunately for the U.S. we have to wait until 2012 to get rid of those two. Angle isn't loved by many it appears, but Reid's smear campaign worked to drive voters away from any viable opponent. So, NV, you could vote for, perhaps, Mickey Mouse? Help us non-Nevadans who care - vote for anyone except Harry Reid.

Posted by: darhalaz | June 9, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I admire the energy of the "Tea Party" even if their message is somewaht confused and poorly prioritized. It appears this energy got Angle elected. If she doesn't beat Reid, I will be very disappointed in the movement. I hope the TP didn't/doesn't screw this up.

Posted by: crawlars | June 9, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I admire the energy of the "Tea Party" even if their message is somewaht confused and poorly prioritized. It appears this energy got Angle elected. If she doesn't beat Reid, I will be very disappointed in the movement. I hope the TP didn't screw this up.

Posted by: crawlars | June 9, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

@BigTuna: "I think more people would take the GOP seriously if the rank and file based complaints on concrete, provable claims rather than parroting whatever Glenn Beck says when he's off his meds. Personally I move to the next comment whenever I encounter keywords like "socialist" or "Hussein"."

Amen to that, and as applicable to all the nutjob talking heads on both ends of the political spectrum.

Posted by: blammo_man | June 9, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

In case anyone is actually interest in the fluoride issue, which was the topic of my last research paper, check this site:

http://www.fluoridealert.org/

There is a ton of information, research papers, studies, everything. Its not as far fetched as anyone believes, but fools like osullivanc1 think its a Dr. Strangelove syndrome to not want something added to your water that you don't need...

Posted by: arcpawn | June 9, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

@osullivanc1

There are several good reasons to oppose fluoridation...namely that its statistically ineffective in preventing cavities, most of the fluoride used in municipal water comes from waste not medical grade supplies, and by adding it to water most people end up getting too much fluoride and get dental fluorosis (white specks on teeth).

So before you start talking about the paranoid loons who believe whatever people tell them, why don't you check your facts...or are you just convinced that whatever the ADA tells you is true?

Posted by: arcpawn | June 9, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

@blammo: "It's more about the highest unemployment and foreclosures in the nation. It's about spending all your time "fixing the nation" and ignoring your home state."

While I don't know much about what's happening inside Nevada, that sounds like a perfectly valid complaint. I think more people would take the GOP seriously if the rank and file based complaints on concrete, provable claims rather than parroting whatever Glenn Beck says when he's off his meds. Personally I move to the next comment whenever I encounter keywords like "socialist" or "Hussein".

Posted by: BigTunaTim | June 9, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle is a hypocrit. She claims to be antitax, small government. Ask her who supports her household. Guess what her husband is a retired federal land manager from the BLM(the agency that manages most of the land area called Nevada). She is now living off the federal pension which is paid for by the taxpayers.

Posted by: jnaway | June 9, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

HARRY:
GO AWAY YOU STUPID OLD POLITICIAN !!
50 YEARS AND TAXES ARE "OPTIONAL " - GET REAL...OPPS TOO LATE, JUST LEAVE !!
Another FOOL who must be replaced....vote Harry OUT !!

Posted by: cbsiv | June 9, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

John1263:
The "chickens" woman was Sue Lowden, who lost the primary.

Posted by: ToughChoices | June 9, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

This is a man of integrity and every fiber of his being, exudes that truth. The people of Nevada are so blessed to have a person of this caliber with so much humility and integrity represent and serve them through these sensitive times.

Posted by: dharmalena

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Harry?? Harry is that you??

ANYBODY but Reid..

Posted by: Straightline | June 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Excerpt with permission from “Audacity of Hopelessness” Promised, Planned, Powered by Barack Hussein Obama at amazon.com

Dear Simpletons:

Thank you for keeping me at top of the Capitol-Hill. You wonder why all Democrats should enjoy the special freedom the constitution of your country has conferred upon them in inventing all the laws to keep you enslaved. I and they have regulated you to keep you free from your money problems by keeping you on-the-dole. Only nincompoops could feel that all the senators who voted ‘yes’ on your Obama-care should be saddled with 2,700 pages of well-thought simple rules, directive, guideline, licenses, decrees, punishments and procedures. Believe me, I love your ignorance.”
-- Your King Reid

Posted by: ramvizons | June 9, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Isn't this the woman who suggested we pay doctors with chickens? Can you say cookoo? Ried is going to win by at least 5%, probably closer the 15.

Posted by: John1263 | June 9, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Ohioan, you are a fine one to talk about "wishing" things away because from what I have heard from the tea party, that seems to be the only solution they have. You seem to think you can just wish away the deficit, wish fiscal responsibility upon Congress and the President, wish the the corporations would suddenly become a bit more socially responsible and wish that people would stop being racist and prejudiced so we didn't have to have all these civil rights laws.

Well look. I don't care if every single House and Senate seat goes to a tea sucker this fall. Whatev! If it happens, then they are going to be stuck on the same dime Obama and the democrats are on right now. And when that happens all of the wishing in the world is not going to help. You are going to have to act. And once you do you are going to find out that talkiing platitudes about our problems is soooo much easier than actually having to govern.

Governing is something you tea suckers don't care much for. But, in the big leagues, the voters are going to expect you to do more than just blather 18th century platitudes that don't amount to a hill of beans.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Once again, the Post's little right wing nutjob headline writer strikes.

"Reid has a fight on his hands"?

Really? This guy needs to be fired for his complete lack of ethics. No responsible expert will tell you anything other than Reid is thanking his lucky stars that he gets to run against Angle. She's insane.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | June 9, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

What is her "Angle" anyway? It's always foolish to vote against someone rather than for someone. I can't imagine why anyone would vote against an "incumbent" without realizing that the next person will be an "incumbent" in two years.

It's not a game of musical chairs. CB

Posted by: chrisbrown12 | June 9, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Want something serious to chew on?

Americans are confused and conflicted, polls show, about “Obamacare”. Recent polls show that a majority want to “gamble” and just give it a chance. News junkies like me know that there are many conflicting news reports and opinion pieces – mostly written by those pushing a political agenda. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just find a trusted, non-partisan research group that would study the darn thing and give us some straight answers we could believe in?
Well, this morning my dream came true. News I have been waiting for. One of the country’s most respected think-tanks, the RAND Corporation ( http://www.rand.org/ ), has just completed an exhaustive study of 2000+ health reform policy scenarios. The conclusion (drum roll please):
“The new U.S. health care reform law was the best option for providing health insurance to the largest number of people while keeping federal government costs as low as possible.”

Reid WILL WIN because we got a bill that will work - thanks to his leadership. Tbags suck big time. Americans are learning what they really are made of: hatred, lies and greed.

Posted by: truthseeker13 | June 9, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

blammo -- if you think Reid can only win in Clark County, I think you are wrong. Washoe County could go for him, especially if Angle plays the immigration card. Last time around, Harry only lost two counties -- the extremely conservative Douglas and White Pine counties. It will be closer this time around but Angle has some far out ideas that will be her undoing.

Posted by: creatia52 | June 9, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If we could ever somehow get these elections to be about what sorts of policies, what should be the role and extent of government in our lives, who shoud be taxed and what spending should the government do and how do we get our fiscal house in order and have a sane, sensible budget, moderate centrist candidates would probably win both parties.

But, that isn't where we are right now. Because of the conditions that prevail at the moment, the vague notion that things are out of control, that government can't seem to solve problems, that all over the world instability seems to be the order of the day, we are getting the very worst sort of candidates. We have morons posturing as serious candidates, who actually believe that we can return to some nonexistent, mythical golden age in our past as if we can still be an 18th century rural America. We have these silly, obsolete libertarian notions being discussed in the media as if they are worthy of serious consideration. We have these amateur kingmakers flying about the country recruiting imbeciles who no more belong in the Senate or House than Orly Tait would belong as Attorney General for the state of California.

And in our media, rank incompetence and partisan amateurs who are nothing more than carny sideshows being treated as if they were serious political analysts. It is almost as if all of the parents in the neighborhood went on vacation and left the kids in charge of the neighborhood and boy are they going to be surprised when they get home to find the houses vandalized, schools burned, the kids running wild in the streets, garbage piled up everywhere, toilets backed up, and general chaos everywhere.

This is just what America faces if some adult supervision isn't injected into our national political life and soon!

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

BigTuna: "... You might like Reid, you might not, but the Devil Incarnate? Obama's the antichrist? If you guys don't reverse this slide into madness you're going to be in the minority for a long time to come regardless of Democratic incompetence."

I agree with the GOP slide into madness. I don't agree that in Nevada it's about Reid being the devil. It's more about the highest unemployment and foreclosures in the nation. It's about spending all your time "fixing the nation" and ignoring your home state.


Posted by: blammo_man | June 9, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Of course the republicans want to make this all about the opponent. Because their candidate is a true nut-case. Anybody who would select her to represent them in D.C. is uninformed of the realities of this candidate. And she established her positions all by herself, and now will not be able to live them down or make people forget. Tea Baggers, why do you keep saying stupid things?

Posted by: larry9 | June 9, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Angle's a candidate only Dale Gribble could love. Her loopy views are already starting to seep out. She's opposed to fluoridation of the water. I'm not making this up; it's been revealed this morning -- right out of the John Birch playbook from the 1950s. No doubt soon she'll be talking about her fillings being conduits for CIA conversations and start wearing a tin foil hat. After listening to Rand Paul babble on mindlessly, where does the GOP find these people?

Posted by: osullivanc1 | June 9, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

This is a man of integrity and every fiber of his being, exudes that truth. The people of Nevada are so blessed to have a person of this caliber with so much humility and integrity represent and serve them through these sensitive times.

Posted by: dharmalena | June 9, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Those who think they can "wish" the tea partiers away, are mistaken --- just as they were mistaken about who tea partiers actually are!
The tea parties are stronger than ever; fiscal responsibility, less government - are goals that most rational people agree with.

Posted by: ohioan | June 9, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Those who think they can "wish" the tea partiers away, are mistaken --- just as they were mistaken about who tea partiers actually are!
The tea parties are stronger than ever; fiscal responsibility, less government - are goals that most rational people agree with.

Posted by: ohioan | June 9, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

The WaPo comment boards never fail to remind me why I bailed out of the GOP. It really has shed its moderates in favor of a concentrated core of angry, bitter people who need to be told who to hate. You might like Reid, you might not, but the Devil Incarnate? Obama's the antichrist? If you guys don't reverse this slide into madness you're going to be in the minority for a long time to come regardless of Democratic incompetence.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | June 9, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid = Aztlan builder on USA turf= Sedition.

Posted by: dottydo | June 9, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Angle doesn't have much time to clarify her position on issues and associations with fringe groups if she's to be taken seriously as a candidate for the US Senate. If she's serious about abolishing Medicare, Social Security, the IRS, the Dept of Education, etc., and supports the views and beliefs of the Church of Scientology and para-military white separatist organizations, she needs to make those positions clear to the voters in Nevada and elsewhere.

Posted by: danielfboone | June 9, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Mikej9116, I don't know what sort of alien crack you are smoking but the tea party is in no way "mainstream" America. Indeed, in yesterday's ABC News/Washington Post poll, over half the country has an unfavorable view of the tea party. This will probably grow as American voters become more and more interested as we get closer to the real election in November. To be sure, the democrats will lose seats. Most incumbent parties do in a midterm election.

But your notion that the tea party is in the mainstream is addled and self delusionary. Not only is that not true, but even republican mainstream policies are not favored by a majority as was evidenced in that same poll. The democrats had a double digit lead over republicans on who they trust to handle the nations problems.

The public is indeed angry but not for the reasons you self servingly imagine. They were angry at Bush and now they are angry at Obama, the democrats, the republicans, the tea party and especially the big banks and corporations. You are just fooling yourself if you think the average voter is a tea party supporter.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I wonder how many who have posted are actually Nevadans. I live and work in Northern Nevada - far from Harry's base in Las Vegas.

Despite what the pundits say about this race, in the end Nevada politics will most likely rule the day. Geographically it breaks down like this: There is Las Vegas (and its satellites) and then there is the rest of Nevada.

I suspect despite the questionable viability of Angle and regardless of the embarrassment that Reid has become to our state, in the end it will be a competition to see if the rest of the state will overrule Vegas.

It won't be a race about the better candidate. It's definitely not about who is "for" Angle and who is "for" Harry. It's about who is for Harry and who is against Harry. And while the deciding votes could come the city which comprises almost a third of the state's population in Vegas, I would think that there are a few who are tired of the gripping and grinning, and backslapping Harry has done with a president who slighted Las Vegas at almost every opportunity.

As far as I am concerned, that very popular bumpersticker sported around the state is true: Anyone BUT Harry.

Posted by: blammo_man | June 9, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

All these lady Repubs are nothing but a Sarah Palin wanna-be.

Posted by: Classic60 | June 9, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

All of you Dims are missing the fact that our fearless ship of fools in DC seem to miss. It is all about the economy and jobs. Come November if there is still 13% unemployment in Nevada Reid will go down in flames.

Stop the spending, stop the debt. We need to start cutting government. Starting with the useless and burdensome Department of Education is a great idea. Go back and look at how much better students performed before Carter. Then move on to cancelling HUD, the Department of Commerce, Department of Labor and keep going. You cannot reduce the size of government without cutting. Pass a flat tax and fire the IRS would be another great savings.

Another fight to come is how to reign in government unions or simply ban them.

Voters will be taking their knives out in November. Change incumbents can count on is coming.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | June 9, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

So, the Republican strategy is "She's not Harry Reid"?

Well, given most people don't trust the Republicans or their recycled loser ideas, that's probably the best choice for them.

Posted by: dpc2003 | June 9, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

From now until November two 40W blubs will light up Nevada politics. Then only one.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 9, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Well Harry,

Sharron Angle has given you the exact candidate you wanted to run against this November. Good luck.

Not since Jimmy Carter's somewhat premature celebration of getting to run against Ronald Reagan have I witnessed such caterwauling from the main stream media.

Why, have you heard? The crazy woman has even proposed doing away with the U.S. Department of Education. One can only imagine what America might do without the superb insight provided by this most august of Washington DC institutions. We might have to go all the way back to 1978 to discover how states managed education through what can only be guessed as their collective sublime ignorance.

And so it goes...

Posted by: pgould1 | June 9, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

From now until November two 40W blubs will light up Nevada politics. Then only one.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 9, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Allenridge wrote

"A primarily strong night for women"
...Wow the Republican party is re-generating itself with strong woman.
Woman that have been CEO's and know why jobs come and why they go.
The big losers last night were:
1. America's left-wing.....
2. America's mob-run unions
3. and the Gestapo division of the Democrat Party....MoveOn.org
Lincoln will lose big to a Republican as America marches to the "right" which is where we need to go.
The Democrats will continue to field their old politicians like Brown and Boxer in CA.
Fiscal conservatives are being elected throughout the country and in 2012 the mother of all fiscal conservatives will take over as POTUS.....and then the work will start.
......Mitt Romney / Robert Gates......2012 for CLEAN pragmatic and proven leadership."

_________________________________________

I agree with you about Meg Whitman but Fiorina is a huge loser. She was a wheel with Lucent Technologies which she helped steer into the ground and then shae was fired as CEO at HP. With winners like her in the Senate we can expect the worse of all worlds. If you want to run a CEO, try running one who was successful.

Posted by: gvelanis | June 9, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Citi__Street
It also lends credence to the fact that Tea Party supporters are nothing more than disgruntled right wing Republicans who while appealing to their party's base are out touch with mainstream Americans.
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You are another liberal in denial. The Tea Party movement IS main stream America. It is made up of as many Independents as it is Republicans. There is even a healthy dose of Democrats taking part. Watch what happens this fall. It will shock you. You act like Democrats being elected in Democrat primaries will mean something this November. All it means is that we now know who will get beaten in the election.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | June 9, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

The only thing that last night primary results prove is that all races are local.

Also, the constant narrative about a sea change in November and the ascendance of the Tea Party movement have proven to be more fiction like the Alice in Wonderland story than facts given the actual results of races in which numerous Tea Party candidates have competed over the past year or so.

It also lends credence to the fact that Tea Party supporters are nothing more than disgruntled right wing Republicans who while appealing to their party's base are out touch with mainstream Americans.

With Hispanics making up 25% of the electorate in Nevada and are highly motivated to vote in November, Harry Reid return as the majority leader is most likely assured.

Posted by: Citi__Street | June 9, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

JAH3 wrote
"If someone would tell me that my going to Nevada to work for Angle would mean a Reid defeat, if I could , I would leave today, and gladly walk all the way."
__________________________________________

Make sure you don't bring any booze with you, I understand it will be illegal in Nevada soon. You know, replacing one nut case with an even bigger one is definitely a vice. Once again idiot Republicans shoot themselves in the foot. There was one person in the whole state who could not beat Harry Reid and like a needle in the haystack, they managed to find her. Don't worry, you can always pray to Jesus and make sure that everyone else prays exactly the same way you do so that we don't have any government intervention in our lives.

Posted by: gvelanis | June 9, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

"Harry Reid is a symbol of what's wrong with government. It's a system where incompetency is only exceeded by dishonesty..."

This is true. But Reid, like all leftists, is a vicious liar with no shame who will do anything to keep his 71 year old a@@ in power. He will be a tough opponent.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

"A primarily strong night for women"

...Wow the Republican party is re-generating itself with strong woman.

Woman that have been CEO's and know why jobs come and why they go.

The big losers last night were:

1. America's left-wing.....

2. America's mob-run unions

3. and the Gestapo division of the Democrat Party....MoveOn.org

Lincoln will lose big to a Republican as America marches to the "right" which is where we need to go.

The Democrats will continue to field their old politicians like Brown and Boxer in CA.

Fiscal conservatives are being elected throughout the country and in 2012 the mother of all fiscal conservatives will take over as POTUS.....and then the work will start.

......Mitt Romney / Robert Gates......2012 for CLEAN pragmatic and proven leadership.

Posted by: allenridge | June 9, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Oh My,sure looks like Horrid Harry Reid
and his Kid Rory Reid are in "The Last Throes of Their Democrat Political Careers"
there in Nevada! Bye Bye Harry & Rory Reid!
Since not even Comrade Leader from Kenya
and all the SEIU and LARAZ and Labor Union
Goons Can Save Reid & Rein in NOV 2010!...

The Voters Will stick With The Winners All
The GOP Women 2010 Winners! You Rock!

Posted by: Jan1977 | June 9, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks like this straightline moron should draw and straight line to the nearest asylum and walk there immediately.

Look. "Commie freak"? "Rugged individualist"? People who talk like this are out of their time and space. Maybe in the 50s or for those gullible dweebs who buy into this malarkey that "rugged individualism" built the West, the Old West of the shootemup movies maybe?

This entire notion of "rugged individualism" is a self serving, self righteous myth peddled by jerkos like straightline who simply want to live like some crazy old mountain man hermit. Rugged individualism did not build the west. Lincoln's decision to build an transcontinental railroad built the west. Indeed, so-called rugged individualist were some of the most notorious, violent criminals, outlaws, gunfighters, greedy geezers just like we have today that did everything in their power to roadblock progress. Peel the skin of a rugged individualist and what you find is a greedy, violent, selfish, miserable, murderous oaf who would be perfectly happy living in stinking leanto, with a smelly two-holer nearby who only associates with normal human beings when he has to go into town to get enough supplies to keep his miserable existence going.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks like this straightline moron should draw and straight line to the nearest asylum and walk there immediately.

Look. "Commie freak"? "Rugged individualist"? People who talk like this are out of their time and space. Maybe in the 50s or for those gullible dweebs who buy into this malarkey that "rugged individualism" built the West, the Old West of the shootemup movies maybe?

This entire notion of "rugged individualism" is a self serving, self righteous myth peddled by jerkos like straightline who simply want to live like some crazy old mountain man hermit. Rugged individualism did not build the west. Lincoln's decision to build an transcontinental railroad built the west. Indeed, so-called rugged individualist were some of the most notorious, violent criminals, outlaws, gunfighters, greedy geezers just like we have today that did everything in their power to roadblock progress. Peel the skin of a rugged individualist and what you find is a greedy, violent, selfish, miserable, murderous oaf who would be perfectly happy living in stinking leanto, with a smelly two-holer nearby who only associates with normal human beings when he has to go into town to get enough supplies to keep his miserable existence going.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle -- the original tea partier:

1) Wants to do away with Social Security. There goes the senior and approaching senior vote.

2) Wants to do away with the Dept. of Education. There goes the educator's vote.

3) Wants to do away with the EPA. There goes the enviromentalist's vote.

4) Has indicated that she is for prohibition. There goes the drinker's vote.

5). Is a Scientologist. There goes the vote of anybody who thinks that religion is a cult.

Harry Reid has been the target of OUTSIDE Nevada interests for a long time. There has been a concerted effort to demonize him. At the end of the day, Nevada will return him. He is not "really unpopular" in Nevada. People who don't like him make a lot of noise aided and abetted by the Club for Growth, the Tea Party, and various other out of state right wing groups. Most people do not want to trade in Reid for out of the mainstream Angle.

Posted by: creatia52 | June 9, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a symbol of what's wrong with government. It's a system where incompetency is only exceeded by dishonesty. It's time to send Reid packing so he has time to resurrect his soul for his past misdeeds. Pray for him.

Posted by: individual
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Let me add a few people on the list:
Mitch McConnell, John Kyl, John Boehner, and Eric Cantor just to make that all more the better.

Posted by: beeker25 | June 9, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Everyone who runs for a Senate seat should have some political experience before hand, however, a senate seat should not be a lifetime position. In order for our nation to progress and have a fair and equitable government that works for all of the people, not those who hold the offices or the special interest groups, we need continuous change. Our government is replete with "old tired idea lifers" who are taking us nowhere but down. A lifetime politician is a corrupt politician who is full of lies and promises during each election year, but does nothing while he or she is in office. It's time for change in Washington in both the house and senate and time for new legislation that limits term years. Vote for change in November, our nation cannot survive on the downward spiral that we are on.

Posted by: Freethinker4 | June 9, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Makom, are you being serious? Or is this just some funky tounge-in-cheek rant against Obama.

Look. Everyone who has even the modest makings of a brain know that those old pablums out of Revelations are the ruminations of a crazy old zealot who spent most of his time bombed out of his mind on the equivalent crack of his times. Why do you think he was exiled to the Isle of Patmos?

Most of this crazy drivel the religious fundamentalists on the right believe in either came form the delusionary dreams of a drugged out Fanatic or from more modern rip offs of John the Revelator by freaky zealots in the 19th century, one of whom--William Miller--actually fabricated out of whole cloth a concept that was never any part or parcel of Christian teaching until the 19th century--the Rapture, a thoroughly silly notion that the most devout will be elevated in a beam of light just before Armagaeddon. Alen abduction anyone?

At any rate, Miller was completely discredited when on no less than two occasions he predicted the end of the world deluding thousands of the same sort of "enlightened" thinkers as makom. Of course, the end never came but that doesn't stop millions of Left Behind believers in this century from still following in Miller's (and John's) deluded footsteps.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse


So, it looks like the Nevada Senate race will also have two women running for the seat?

Posted by: theaz

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LOL theaz True enough

Can't think of any expletives that will properly express my absolute disgust of this cowardly neo-commie little freak.

Guess the worst thing I can say is about "the war is lost" Reid is that he is just as bad as Pelosi except even that nasty witch has some huevos..

If he wins in Nevada, I will never spend a dime in the state again, The rugged individualism that formed the desert west will truly be lost forever.

Posted by: Straightline | June 9, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

There is something profoundly odd about this negative narrative that has taken root in the media on Harry Reid. Other than a few odd unfamiliar polls, there hasn't been much real evidence of Reid's unpopularity. And like so many negative narratives on Obama and the democrats, the closer one gets to an actual election, the less such narratives seem to hold water.

This begs the question: Are these negative narratives being fabricated by the media simply for drama? For weeks before the Pennsylvania primary we were assured by the media that the republican, Paul Burns was going to defeat the democrat Mark Critz in a special House election, thus reinforcing the media's negative narrative on Obama and the democrats. Yet Burns wasn't even close and no poll at that time ever showed him any closer than 8 points.

Ditto with Blanche Lincoln. We have been "told" by media personalities that she was probably going to lose yet no polling evidence was presented to support it. We have been "told" by the media so often that Harry Reid is a walking corpse that everyone came to accept it as common knowledge--until recent implosions of GOP candidates. Now Reid is either tied or has a small lead.

Similarly, we keep hearing that Barbara Boxer is in "trouble". Yet the only recent polling has showed her with an 8 point lead over all of her presumed opponent, Carly Fiorina.

I think the pint of this article is another desperate attempt to drive the polling by pundits who are seeking to create drama. There is no dram in a powerful Senator being re-elected. I believe it is this sort of manipulation by media people that is directly linked to the rise of the Tea Party and this bizarre notion that something "dramatic" is happening out here.

Posted by: jaxas70
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You have to hand it to the pundits and the so called TEA Party and Republicans for creating the narrative and the media goes along with it for the purpose of manipulating and driving the prediction of the polls.

Posted by: beeker25 | June 9, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"Angle believes the U.S. Education Department should be abolished..."

Wow! Really? I can't imagine why she would say that. After all, they've done such a great job with our public school system.


Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 8:58 AM


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LET THE STATES DO THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS

Posted by: charlietuna666 | June 9, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Reid has yet to break 43% against any opponent in any poll since polling started a year ago.

Posted by: ath17 | June 9, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: tracymohr | June 9, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a symbol of what's wrong with government. It's a system where incompetency is only exceeded by dishonesty. It's time to send Reid packing so he has time to resurrect his soul for his past misdeeds. Pray for him.

Posted by: individual | June 9, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

So, it looks like the Nevada Senate race will also have two women running for the seat?

Posted by: theaz | June 9, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans are now focusing on nationalizing the race to shift the focus away from Angle's view onto Reid. Goes to show you that politics is local and any candidate who have tried that approach are bound to lose. Just ask the one candidate who lost when he tried to make Pelosi the issue.

As a matter of fact Reid is betting that the Republicans will select Angle who is far to right that the electorate will not vote for her. So far Reid's right.
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Harry the horse's asp Reid will be ousted from the United States Senate in 146 days from now.

See you at the polls, Dims.


Posted by: screwjob16
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You are jumping too far ahead because things will change as the date gets closer.

Posted by: beeker25 | June 9, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

There is something profoundly odd about this negative narrative that has taken root in the media on Harry Reid. Other than a few odd unfamiliar polls, there hasn't been much real evidence of Reid's unpopularity. And like so many negative narratives on Obama and the democrats, the closer one gets to an actual election, the less such narratives seem to hold water.

This begs the question: Are these negative narratives being fabricated by the media simply for drama? For weeks before the Pennsylvania primary we were assured by the media that the republican, Paul Burns was going to defeat the democrat Mark Critz in a special House election, thus reinforcing the media's negative narrative on Obama and the democrats. Yet Burns wasn't even close and no poll at that time ever showed him any closer than 8 points.

Ditto with Blanche Lincoln. We have been "told" by media personalities that she was probably going to lose yet no polling evidence was presented to support it. We have been "told" by the media so often that Harry Reid is a walking corpse that everyone came to accept it as common knowledge--until recent implosions of GOP candidates. Now Reid is either tied or has a small lead.

Similarly, we keep hearing that Barbara Boxer is in "trouble". Yet the only recent polling has showed her with an 8 point lead over all of her presumed opponent, Carly Fiorina.

I think the pint of this article is another desperate attempt to drive the polling by pundits who are seeking to create drama. There is no dram in a powerful Senator being re-elected. I believe it is this sort of manipulation by media people that is directly linked to the rise of the Tea Party and this bizarre notion that something "dramatic" is happening out here.

Posted by: jaxas70 | June 9, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

"But we attacked Iraq because Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)!!!"

And the US Congress (including Democrats), the UN, and various intelligence agencies around the world agreed that Iraq had WMD's.

I can't imagine why anyone would have thought that. After all, Saddam's henchman (e.g., Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka "Chemical Ali"-look him up) only used poison gas against the Iranians and the Kurds. And who cares about them? Or maybe you think the grotesque images of Kurdish villagers who had died from nerve gas was just a fabrication by the Bush WH.

Grow up.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is just another Demonic Agent. If you truly want to know what is going on; Then you will have to accept these things as the TRUTH. Once you understand the following things; All things will be understood. So I tell you Obama is the Anti-Christ, Satan on Earth, Lawless One, or what ever else you want to call this Demonic Figure. His words describe him, He is a False Hope, If you listen to him you will love him. He carries a Bow without an Arrow. He will conquer all through his speech, his false hoods will capture all who sit and listen to him.
Posted by: makom | June 9, 2010 9:42 AM
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This is exactly the kind of post likely to turn off most voters and bolster Reid's position. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Lefty_ | June 9, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

We had a rightwing nutcase like Angle run in our bright red state but he got a handful of votes, we didn't elect him. Goes to show you what can happen in your state when carpetbaggers come in and try to tell you what's good for your state. If people like Angle actually get elected watch the chaos. Those on the right love to create disasters to take away your rights.

Posted by: clairevb | June 9, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Of course the Republicans have to focus on a negative campaign against Reid. Any attempt to sell their own candidate and her nutbag positions will drive voters into Reid's camp. Harry thanks the Tea Party profusely for his likely comeback due to weak competition.

Posted by: Lefty_ | June 9, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

We had a rightwing nutcase like Angle run in our bright red state but he got a handful of votes, we didn't elect him. Goes to show you what can happen in your state when carpetbaggers come in and try to tell you what's good for your state. If people like Angle actually get elected watch the chaos. Those on the right love to create disasters to take away your rights.

Posted by: clairevb | June 9, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is just another Demonic Agent. If you truly want to know what is going on; Then you will have to accept these things as the TRUTH. Once you understand the following things; All things will be understood. So I tell you Obama is the Anti-Christ, Satan on Earth, Lawless One, or what ever else you want to call this Demonic Figure. His words describe him, He is a False Hope, If you listen to him you will love him. He carries a Bow without an Arrow. He will conquer all through his speech, his false hoods will capture all who sit and listen to him.

Posted by: makom | June 9, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

The two mysteries of Reid:

(1) How can someone rise to the top of the congressional heap, be prone to nutty off-the-cuff remarks and still be so incredibly b-o-r-i-n-g?

(2) How can someone be such a rabid supporter of amnesty and still love America?
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Border Enforcement + Immigration Moratorium = Job, Crime and Eco Sanity.

Posted by: tma_sierrahills | June 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

calabrese99 posted a list of offensive, (to him), Democrats, complete with a lift of the 'amusing' nicknames so beloved of dittoheads everywhere. He counters that list with a list of Republicans...statesmen all...who are preferable. The thing is that a troubling number of Republicans seem to be the sort of folks who prowl public restrooms in search of the love that dares not say it's name. From former US Rep Bob Baumann to the GOP apparatchik who innocently hired a male prostitute to carry his bags during a recent european adventure, these fellows are a never ending source of amusement. And that's just the gay, closeted, transgressors. Straight republicans seem to have issues of their own. While piously beating their breasts and proclaiming their love of Jesus and their long-suffering wives, they're of the mind that, perhaps, it's time to start dating again

Posted by: tomchapman | June 9, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Reid is certainly one of the most evil human beings in the country today.

Posted by: hunter340 | June 9, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will win! AGAIN. Not because they are whatever their opponents acused them of, it is because their opponents do not see what Reid and Pelosi did for the country and most of people do not complain about it. It is ineteresting that republicans also promised some things in last elections; like; Harry Reid would be ousted in last elections.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | June 9, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

When one candidate is for outlawing alcohol, and the other one is not, I really don't have to hear many more of their positions to know which one I'd vote for.

Posted by: Gover | June 9, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

If someone would tell me that my going to Nevada to work for Angle would mean a Reid defeat, if I could , I would leave today, and gladly walk all the way.

Posted by: JAH3 | June 9, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Here in Clark county (Las Vegas)Reid is considered a weak unintelligent senator. He will lose big despite a large war chest.Angle is an experienced politician and is popular among citizens who dislike tax increases. Here in Nevada we hate taxes which is why we have zero income and zero corporate taxes.

Posted by: chippersql | June 9, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Everyone hates Democrats, especially the Three Stooges: Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi.

Reid is just another lifetime member of the liberal losers and liars club.


Posted by: Jerzy | June 9, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Azarkhan
"saddam would be in his mid 70s today, oif the Iraqis had not killed him yet. He would almost certainly no longer be in power"

If he wasn't in power, his murderous sons would be. See e.g., Syria-Bachar Assad, North Korea-Kim Jong Il
What a dolt.
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But we attacked Iraq because Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)!!!
You are so damn wrong on this one and if you were right at all, we would attack Syria and N.Korea. Not that you are fooled and still beleive that USA did right thing in Iraq, you are delusional, even after so many years. 5000 of our kids died because if dillusions and fake reasons.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | June 9, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

I'd say the main difference between Paul and Angle is that Paul is dogmatic but intelligent. Angle is dogmatic and.. outlaw alcohol? In Nevada? This is not a question of intelligence but sanity. If there is a question of intelligence, it would be that the voters in Nevada might really consider voting for her.

Posted by: twm1 | June 9, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid announced to the world that we had lost the Iraq war even as our men and women were engaged in combat.

Apart from the fact that he was wrong it was disgusting that he would make such an announcent even as soldiers, sailiors, airmen and marines were engaged in combat in that very war.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | June 9, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Reid has done enough damage to Nevada and the United States.
It's time for him to take his tax and spend, be kind to killers liberal Democratic policies and be forcibly retired.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | June 9, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse


Harry and Nancy are done. Don't they get it?

These old stumps occupied the chairs far too long and warmed them up till get got sores on their bottom.

Time to move on.

Posted by: swavde | June 9, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

"saddam would be in his mid 70s today, oif the Iraqis had not killed him yet. He would almost certainly no longer be in power"

If he wasn't in power, his murderous sons would be. See e.g., Syria-Bachar Assad, North Korea-Kim Jong Il
What a dolt.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid reminds me of an aging Elmer Fudd!

Please allow him the privilege of going back to Nevada -- in the wide open spaces -- and hunt 'WABBITS' in peace!

Posted by: wheeljc | June 9, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Ried said we could not win the war in Iraq, and he was right. That was because there was nothing for us to "win." Here it is, 2010, we have ben there for nearly 8 years, spent thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, to leave behind a mess and achieve a goal that time would have achived on it's own by now. saddam would be in his mid 70s today, oif the Iraqis had not killed him yet. He would almost certainly no longer be in power, we would not be crushed under the debt of this credit card financed war, and we would have kept our atention on Afgahnistan where we do have something to "win" and that war would be over. So Ried was right. Iraqnam was a war predicated on lies fought to achieve nothing. It was and always will be exactly that, and it currently stands as the single worst foreign policy decision in American history. None come close to their negative impact on the US, including Nam.

Posted by: John1263 | June 9, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

"Angle believes the U.S. Education Department should be abolished..."

Wow! Really? I can't imagine why she would say that. After all, they've done such a great job with our public school system.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 9, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Who will Obama blame if the following fall in November?

*Harry Reid
*Barbara Boxer
*Joe Biden's old seat?
*Chris Dodd's old seat (and yes, that is a possibility)?

Will he blame --

*The candidates for running bad campaigns (implication is -- not running a campaign like Obama)
*Failure of the candidates to have him appear to bless crowds?
*George W Bush?
*BP?

Posted by: wheeljc | June 9, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

My guess is that voters in Navada will take a serious look at this election in the Fall, and Reid will win by at least 5% probably far more.

Posted by: John1263 | June 9, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Angle believes:
"the nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their government?"

Angle believes the U.S. Education Department should be abolished along with the Energy Department, the EPA, the IRS tax code, the National Endowment for the Arts, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

"For nearly twenty years, I have been in favor of Yucca Mountain as a profitable center." (I wonder who'll run it after the abolition of the Energy Dept...Oh that's right, Reagan/Bush/Tea Party loons don't believe in regulation)

"You know, I feel a little lonely today, I usually bring Smith and Wesson along, and I have to tell you I'm going to give Washington, D.C., a lesson in the Constitution, especially the second amendment."

"The United State needs to withdraw from the United Nations and work solely with America's willing allies."

This woman is an effing fruitcake, If Nevadans actually toss out the Majority leader in favor of this loon it'll define the phrase 'cutting of your nose to spite your face.' She's not just radical and stupid she's dangerous.

Posted by: joebanks | June 9, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Ironic since Dirty Harry Reid is the real loser and a liar. I don't think that there's ever been a more dishonorable, opportunistic, or despicable Senate majority leader. And then there are the other losers like Cantrell, Murray, Mikulski (meanest person in the Senate), Stabenow (the fattest-since when did Michigan have the right to seat 3 senators?), 'Anything For Sale' Landrieu, arrogant and rude Boxer who cares more about environment than she does the people of California with a 12% unemployment rate (that Army colonel should have given her a much more appropriate and merited address when she demanded to be called senator-c**t, Feinstein, the biggest dollar crook who diverted $1 billion to her defense contractor husband and lest we forget, whining Durbin. Yep. Some real men and women of the people. The Republicans have people like Lugar, Grassley, Hatch, Sessions, Bond, any of whom could run rings around the current president and his cohorts in the Senate.

Posted by: Calabrese99 | June 9, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Reid is the person who said "We can not win this war." when we were working so hard to win and the outcome was hanging by a thread.

He did the best he could to lose.

Now let him do the same for his election.

Loser.

Too bad, really. He does good work as a Senator. Not such a bad Majority Leader.


But as a person....

Posted by: GaryEMasters | June 9, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a staggering, punchdrunk boxer. He tried to take on Rush Limbaugh a couple of years ago and was TKO'd by a clever auction.

Now he's in training but he has a glass jaw. Sharron Angle will end Harry's career. He won't come out of his corner. No one should miss him except Michelle Obama and Barry Soetoro.

Posted by: sagereader | June 9, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

No, Angle is not Rand Paul, fortunately for Harry Reid; I just don't see how Reid can lose against her, especially if Reid plays up Angle's statements about abolishing alcohol... in Las Vegas!

Posted by: PeterPamZ | June 9, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Kane - Please pick up your check at Tea Party Headquarters and thanks for your service on our behalf.

Sincerely,

Wingnut Central

Posted by: johnhouse | June 9, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

These reporters making Angle Paul analogies are dimwits. There is no comparison between the two. And BTW Rand Paul hasn't lost anything yet. MSM seems to be operating under assumption Paul is irreparably damaged and destined for defeat.

Posted by: Truthteller12 | June 9, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

"They contend that Angle - who has been on the ballot in one race or another seven straight cycles in Nevada - is more politically savvy than her fiery stump speeches let on"

Maybe not.

Reid Opponent Embraces Patriot Group That Warns Of 'Giant Concentration Camps'
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/reid-opponent-embraces-patriot-group-that-warns-of-giant-concentration-camps.php

Posted by: tracymohr | June 9, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

I predict that minority leader Reid will get re-elected by a hair because of social issues. People do not like him but they will like the crazy Republican even less.

Posted by: gvelanis | June 9, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Reid is going to roll out his secret weapon; All the residents of his "Casa Del ILLEGLAS" there in Nevada and bus them to the polls to vote as he tells them....

Posted by: TexRancher | June 9, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse


Harry the horse's asp Reid will be ousted from the United States Senate in 146 days from now.

See you at the polls, Dims.


Posted by: screwjob16 | June 9, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

REPEAL OBOZOCARE.

Posted by: charlietuna666 | June 9, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Reid will win, I used to live in Nevada and this woman is so far out in right field mainstream voters will never elect her.
At one time she wanted to abolish social security and about half the govt and she wants to bring nuclear power plants to Nevada in a state that doesn't want them.
Her biggest problem is she has a big mouth and is controlled by scientology.
Trust me Reid wins by 10 with a lot of people holding their noses.

Posted by: jtemple1 | June 9, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, Angle will be tough to beat. With this campaign slogan....... "I'm afraid to talk to the press AND I want to get rid if SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE." I mean, how can she lose?

Posted by: hughsie48 | June 9, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Senator Reid is the poster person for incumbent resentment. A career politician, big government, big spender, who is out of touch with the average Joe. After awhile these politicians believe that they are entitled to the job. That is wrong. The major problem with these career politicians is that they have to be voted out. They will not just leave.

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 9, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

We can only hope and pray now that Reid gets the boot.

Posted by: nychap44 | June 9, 2010 6:54 AM | Report abuse

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