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Sharron Angle cancels debate, infuriates reporter

Sharron Angle's last-minute decision to pull out of a planned debate has angered long-time Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston.

"Earlier today, Sharron Angle's campaign agreed to accept our invitation to debate Harry Reid on 'Face to Face' in an hour-long live broadcast from Reno on October 21st. Within hours of Reid accepting, Angle's campaign called to say, well, it's backing out now," Ralston said on the local news show "Face to Face" Thursday. He then played a clip of Angle saying she would like to have a debate on the show with Reid.

"I thought I had seen it all in this campaign. I guess not," Ralson continued. "I had agreement from Angle's deputy campaign manager for this debate, but soon after we announced Reid had agreed to the date and place, her campaign spokesman called to say there was no agreement. I'm not making this up, folks. A campaign spokesman overrules a deputy campaign manager? I really don't understand the hierarchy in that campaign."


The Angle campaign subsequently sent out a press release saying there would be a debate -- at a local high school. Ralston responded on Twitter, "But Reid won't even be there. He already taped Q and A at skl. #lame #amateurhour."

Later he added, "Remember "Scanners" where people's heads exploded. That's how I feel right now. This is a Senate race, not a competition for h.s. president." He added this morning that he is "Still stunned. She is on tape!"

Ralston interviewed Angle on "Face to Face in June.

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Of course she canceled the debate. She has no brainpower and can't give a coherent answer that isn't a republican talking point.

Posted by: blarsen1 | September 12, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Since when does a stupid, effin reporter have the audacity to have an emotion about his or her job?

Stuff your anger up your a z z, reporter, and do you effin objective 5 w's - leave the rest to the readers. You putz.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | September 11, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I am SO BUMMED there isn't going to be a debate. I was planning a party with about 20 people to watch the inevitable, wacky, meltdown that would have been $harron Angle.

I'll guess I'll have to suffer through the 3 debates in my home state between Jack Conway & Rand Paul. Conway will mop the floor with 'ole Rand but it won't be near as much fun as watching $harron literally crash to the floor.

MAYBE $harron will reconsider after she prays, drinks some lemonade, & has all the allegiance from those prayer warriors. $harron will need all the help she can get.

Posted by: Parsley1 | September 11, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

For some reason, the rest of my sentence didn't get printed. It's supposed to say:

"reading a little of what they REALLY do at Congress.org.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 11, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

For some reason, the rest of my sentence didn't get printed. It's supposed to say:

"reading a little of what they REAKKY do at Congress.org.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 11, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, "ottodog", YOU are the gullible, FAUX Fairy Tale Koolade guzzler! Learn the facts. My baby "gullible" days were long before you were even born! How sad that you are so deluded that you refuse to see the facts. Bush was the WORST president in my 70 year lifetime and Obama will continue to prove to be one of the best! However, if you are a multi-millionaire, the Republican Party will do well for you. If your income is any less, God help you in your ignorance of voting for those few wealthy. Obviously, you have never checked what the Republicans actually DO by reading a little on !

Posted by: Maerzie | September 11, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie,
You left out, "Ensured that the Sun rose and set every day since January 20, 2009."
Glaringly absent, however, are "Healed the planet" and "Lowered the oceans".

Seriously, the Young Pioneers and Hitler Youth had NOTHING on you. Simply amazing.

Posted by: OttoDog | September 11, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, I couldn't find ANY detailed records of Bush's higher EDU that are public either. Also, Obama displays intellect in his actions, which Bush has never done. President Cheney had to be the brains of that babysitting duo.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 11, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"Illogicbuster wrote: Hmm, I couldn't find ANY detailed records of Obama's higher EDU that are public. Can you at least point to real world accomplishments (no, getting elected doesn't count) that highlight his supposedly, extreme intelligence (the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests))?"

Besides the ignorance exhibited by your sarcasm, you OR your Dufus Bush couldn't EVER hold a candle to Obama's intelligence and accomplishments, and much more of Obama's records are discoverable than Bush's, since Bush had all his scandals, like his drunken driving conviction, wiped OFF the internet. Here are SOME of Obama's accomplishments to enlighten you ignorance:

Passed and implemented a Recovery Act that as multiple reports have verified not only saved the economy from the brink but also funded up to 2 million American jobs.

Provided tax cuts for 95 percent of working families.

Rebuilt an economy that is growing for the first time in over a year.

Cut job losses from almost 800,000 a month to 20,000 a month.

Made the largest investment in green technology in history.

Made the largest investment in education in history.

Lifted the ban on stem cell research and restored science to its rightful place.

Raised fuel standards after years of stagnation and objection.

Ended predatory credit card practices.

Made equal pay for equal work more than a platitude with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Expanded health coverage to 4 million more low income American children with the expansion of SCHIP.

Expanded benefits for loving couples that work at the State Department.

Lifted the discriminatory, inhumane and unwise ban on immigration of those with HIV/AIDS.

Started a process to end the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy to allow patriotic Americans to serve and be true to themselves while we fight two wars.

Begun to responsibly wind down the war in Iraq.

Implemented a new way forward in Afghanistan in the face of withering criticism from the right and the left.

Enhanced American security by repairing our alliances and by restoring the rule of law and our standing in the world.

Successfully managed the outbreak of the H1N1 epidemic.

Prohibited lobbyists from serving on important boards and commissions.

Banned federal lobbyists and political action committees from contributing to the DNC.

Enhanced transparency by making all visitors who enter the White House and the names of those with whom they met publicly available.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 11, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Brewer, Angle, Perry...i think Democrats ought to be making a lot more out of the fact that right wing extremists or just those trying to align with them, are refusing to debate out of fear of gaffes, showing too much their true colors or making themselves look like the imposters they really are: uninformed, bombastic, deliberately provacative to cover up the fact there is no foundation to their platform...here's the red meat! where are all the piranhas? oh gee, maybe Democrats are too nice and not mean and nasty like the G.O.P. (R.I.P.)...

Posted by: Not2Late2Change | September 11, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Brewer, Angle, Perry...i think Democrats ought to be making a lot more out of the fact that right wing extremists or just those trying to align with them, are refusing to debate out of fear of gaffes, showing too much their true colors or making themselves look like the imposters they really are: uninformed, bombastic, deliberately provacative to cover up the fact there is no foundation to their platform...here's the red meat! where are all the piranhas? oh gee, maybe Democrats are too nice and not mean and nasty like the G.O.P. (R.I.P.)...

Posted by: Not2Late2Change | September 11, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: hunter340 | September 11, 2010 4:36 AM
“No one can deny that Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, etc. have done more damage to this country than any other congress in history. The mortgage crisis not only caused the great recession but has slashed the net worth of most Americans to a fraction of what it was.”

Yeah, Yeah and they call bush “W” so he could spell it. The guy took six years to learn how to spell “VETO”.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW HUD "ZERO DOWN PAYMENT" MORTGAGE
Initiative Aimed at Removing Major Barrier to Homeownership
More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at “espanol.hud.gov.”

LAS VEGAS - As part of President Bush's ongoing effort to help American families achieve the dream of homeownership, Federal Housing Commissioner John C. Weicher today announced that HUD is proposing to offer a "zero down payment" mortgage, the most significant initiative by the Federal Housing Administration in over a decade. This action would help remove the greatest barrier facing first-time homebuyers - the lack of funds for a down payment on a mortgage.

Speaking at the National Association of Home Builders' annual convention, Commissioner Weicher indicated that the proposal, part of HUD's Fiscal Year 2005 budget request, would eliminate the statutory requirement of a minimum three percent down payment for FHA-insured single-family mortgages for first-time homebuyers.

"Offering FHA mortgages with no down payment will unlock the door to homeownership for hundreds of thousands of American families, particularly minorities," said HUD's Acting Secretary Alphonso Jackson. "President Bush has pledged to create 5.5 million new minority homeowners this decade, and this historic initiative will help meet this goal."

Preliminary projections indicate that the new FHA mortgage product would generate about 150,000 homebuyers in the first year alone.

"This initiative would not only address a major hurdle to homeownership and allow many renters to afford their own home, it would help these families build wealth and become true stakeholders in their communities," said Commissioner Weicher. "In addition, it would help spur the production of new housing in this country."

For those that choose to participate in the Zero Down Payment program, HUD would charge a modestly higher insurance premium, which would be phased down over several years, and would also require families to undergo pre-purchase housing counseling.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 11, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

"Umm, I can see you are unfamiliar with the statute that has caused the gridlock in CA budget. '

I presume the statute you refer to is the one which requires a super majority to raise tax but does not require a super majority to lower taxes.

And please don't tell us that 30 year old PROP 13 is the problem. California has had 30+ years to correct any funding issues caused by Prop 13.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 11, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

"Posted by: Straightline | September 10, 2010 9:23 PM |
Uh No ... Carter sucked...bad. he was a truly sucky president. Not as bad as Obummer maybe, Carter wasn't ~as~ big of a neo-commie as Obummer but...he truly, thoroughly sucked."

Your comment goes nowhere when all you can offer is insults.

Bashing Carter is a poor attempt to save Reagan, Bush Sr and bush jr's reputation, it isn't going to work, the republicans in the white house from 1981-2009 will go down in history as the three worst presidents in U.S. history.

Obviously Carter was before your time other wise you would be aware of Arab oil embargoes which cause massive inflation, going off the gold standard, Nixon/Ford's wage and price freezes which cause even more inflation, discharge of millions of veterans after the end of the Vietnam war which contributed to massive unemployment, Cater left office with a declining National debt of $904 Billion dollars VS. $10+ Trillion after Reagan and two bush's ... so before you start throwing insults at a great man ... study history.


Posted by: knjincvc | September 11, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

"I don’t agree with returning to having state legislatures appoint senators. For instance look at California, the state is so gridlocked it can’t even balance its budget. Can you imagine being gridlocked trying to appoint a senator."

Umm, I can see you are unfamiliar with the statute that has caused the gridlock in CA budget. If you cite that as a reason to NOT have a Republican form of gov, you should probably study up...

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 11, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

“In addition, the Senate needs to go back to being beholden only to the State governments. NO campaigns, no campaign contributions, no gifts or $ at all allowed. If these two items were implemented, it would cut out much of the money flowing to people on the Hill.
allowed. These two items”

I don’t agree with returning to having state legislatures appoint senators. For instance look at California, the state is so gridlocked it can’t even balance its budget. Can you imagine being gridlocked trying to appoint a senator.
A better solution would be to require funds raised in an election cycle to be spent in that cycle, no carry over, no transferring to other candidates and certainly not being allowed to leave office with Million$ in campaign donations.

Posted by: knjincvc | September 11, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

mtpeaks, "And of course back then, one didn't really need millions of dollars in a war chest to win an election, like they do today."

Bingo. From a conservative to a lib, we REALLY need to look at the 1910? law that capped the # of House Reps. Early on the ratio was ~40,000:1 Now I believe it is ~690,000:1 This law has, over time, resulted in Reps being further from the people in their districts and to being very unaccountable. This of course makes it easier for special interest $ to control them vs. their constituents. In addition, the Senate needs to go back to being beholden only to the State governments. NO campaigns, no campaign contributions, no gifts or $ at all allowed. If these two items were implemented, it would cut out much of the money flowing to people on the Hill.
allowed. These two items

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 11, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

mtpeaks, "And of course back then, one didn't really need millions of dollars in a war chest to win an election, like they do today."

Bingo. From a conservative to a lib, we REALLY need to look at the 1910? law that capped the # of House Reps. Early on the ratio was ~40,000:1 Now I believe it is ~690,000:1 This law has, over time, resulted in Reps being further from the people in their districts and to being very unaccountable. This of course makes it easier for special interest $ to control them vs. their constituents. In addition, the Senate needs to go back to being beholden only to the State governments. NO campaigns, no campaign contributions, no gifts or $ at all allowed. If these two items were implemented, it would cut out much of the money flowing to people on the Hill.
allowed. These two items

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 11, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

mtpeaks, "And of course back then, one didn't really need millions of dollars in a war chest to win an election, like they do today."

Bingo. From a conservative to a lib, we REALLY need to look at the 1910? law that capped the # of House Reps. Early on the ratio was ~40,000:1 Now I believe it is ~690,000:1 This law has, over time, resulted in Reps being further from the people in their districts and to being very unaccountable. This of course makes it easier for special interest $ to control them vs. their constituents. In addition, the Senate needs to go back to being beholden only to the State governments. NO campaigns, no campaign contributions, no gifts or $ at all allowed. If these two items were implemented, it would cut out much of the money flowing to people on the Hill.
allowed. These two items

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 11, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: mtpeaks

"Much to her credit, Sharon Angle is not a professional politician. That's how our Founding Father's envisioned the citizen's legislature: real people representing real people."

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I just love the way you right wingers re-write history and presume to know what our Founders intended. They were pretty smart guys, and don't think they would have supported an idiot like Sharron Angle. Having said that, back during Colonial Times when this country was founded, it WAS the wealthier, gentry class, the land owners, merchants, etc. that ran the country, that represented the "real people", not the other way around. Most people back then weren't educated and were mostly illiterate. The notion that simple common folks, idiots like Palin and Angle, were running the show is nonsensical. And of course back then, one didn't really need millions of dollars in a war chest to win an election, like they do today. And in fact, the modern GOP primarily represents the elite wealthy corporatists and the lunatic religious right. So, take your pick. I assume you're Republican.

Posted by: ggwalt | September 11, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Maerzie "Envy of Obama's intelligence and education brings "this type" out of the woodwork."

Hmm, I couldn't find ANY detailed records of Obama's higher EDU that are public. Can you at least point to real world accomplishments (no, getting elected doesn't count) that highlight his supposedly, extreme intelligence (the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests))?

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 11, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

What do people expect? The woman is a crackpot, and these crackpots are taking their cues from people like Sarah Palin, who also avoids the MSM, although Sarah isn't currently running for anything. They live in their little right wing bubbles playing the victim, avoiding the real world, avoiding the MSM, never having their lunacy challenged, and when they're forced to face reality, they melt down and run away. The only way they survive is by addressing friendly audiences and only doing interviews with right wing media sources like Fox. How many people do they con? It's hard to say. I'd like to think that Americans are smarter than that, but not so sure anymore.

Posted by: ggwalt | September 11, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

What do people expect? The woman is a crackpot, and these crackpots are taking their cues from people like Sarah Palin, who also avoids the MSM, although Sarah isn't currently running for anything. They live in their little right wing bubbles playing the victim, avoiding the real world, avoiding the MSM, never having their lunacy challenged, and when they're forced to face reality, they melt down and run away. The only way they survive is by addressing friendly audiences and only doing interviews with right wing media sources like Fox. How many people do they con? It's hard to say. I'd like to think that Americans are smarter than that, but not so sure anymore.

Posted by: ggwalt | September 11, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

What do people expect? The woman is a crackpot, and these crackpots are taking their cues from people like Sarah Palin, who also avoids the MSM, although Sarah isn't currently running for anything. They live in their little right wing bubbles playing the victim, avoiding the real world, avoiding the MSM, never having their lunacy challenged, and when they're forced to face reality, they melt down and run away. The only way they survive is by addressing friendly audiences and only doing interviews with right wing media sources like Fox. How many people do they con? It's hard to say. I'd like to think that Americans are smarter than that, but not so sure anymore.

Posted by: ggwalt | September 11, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Crackpots and cowards fill the ranks of the republican party. If they can't stand and defend their principles, they aren't worth electing. If she doesn't have the courage to stand up and defend her convictions, how can voters depend on her standing up for them. Cowards and frauds should be discounted as serious candidates. The crazy would be on full display in a debate.

Posted by: JilliB | September 11, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

No one can deny that Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, etc. have done more damage to this country than any other congress in history. The mortgage crisis not only caused the great recession but has slashed the net worth of most Americans to a fraction of what it was.

Posted by: hunter340 | September 11, 2010 4:36 AM | Report abuse

So called politicians like Sharron Angle and Sarah Palin would consider "When was the war of 1812?" a GOTCHA question!!!
It amazes me how their supporters either can't see or don't want to see the blatant ignorance! And then there are those politicians who are not ignorant but use the ingorance of others to there advantage by purposely perpetuating it (remember the infamous health reform "DEATH PANELS?")!
If you think that things are bad now, just imagine what kind of shape we could be in if these people are elected in a couple of
months!!!!!

Posted by: uncle_guido2002 | September 11, 2010 3:01 AM | Report abuse

So called politicians like Sharron Angle and Sarah Palin would consider "When was the war of 1812?" a GOTCHA question!!!
It amazes me how their supporters either can't see or don't want to see the blatant ignorance! And then there are those politicians who are not ignorant but use the ingorance of others to there advantage by purposely perpetuating it (remember the infamous health reform "DEATH PANELS?")!
If you think that things are bad now, just imagine what kind of shape we could be in if these people are elected in a couple of
months!!!!!

Posted by: uncle_guido2002 | September 11, 2010 3:00 AM | Report abuse

So called politicians like Sharron Angle and Sarah Palin would consider "When was the war of 1812?" a GOTCHA question!!!
It amazes me how their supporters either can't see or don't want to see the blatant ignorance! And then there are those politicians who are not ignorant but use the ingorance of others to there advantage by purposely perpetuating it (remember the infamous health reform "DEATH PANELS?")!
If you think that things are bad now, just imagine what kind of shape we could be in if these people are elected in a couple of
months!!!!!

Posted by: uncle_guido2002 | September 11, 2010 2:59 AM | Report abuse

"wapoexile1", you describe yourself fully by your juvenile retort. That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about. WaPo is only anonymous until someone opens his mouth in writing. From then on, each person is an open book.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 10, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Another ReTHUGlican bowing out of the liberal media with their "gotcha" and ambush questions like, what papers do you read? Amazing the complexity of that question, nice leaders that the ReTHUGlicans wants us to vote for.

Posted by: corintonic | September 10, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse


Maerzie

Well, maybe looking to Sen Boxer as an example of having respect for the People who put her in office is asking a little to much from HER. After all, the PRESSURE, of deciding how to spend all that MONEY....she is making, takes a toll.

How about looking to the demonRAT Representatives in Congress for a BETTER example of COOL RESPECT for the Public.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM

Well, you know there is a LOT of terrorism around and you just can't trust a child on the street with a vidcam, especially if your a heroic demonRAT. It might be a bomb.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle definitely is NOT Senate material. She's about the same low brain wave as Sarah Palin, but without the finesse learned for beauty pageants. It's actually scary the low intellects who are coddled along to high political aspirations, when they are no doubt always the last ones chosen for team players. And people are "relating" to this level?? How sad!

Posted by: Maerzie | September 10, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie.....

So, now I'll have to depend upon the demonRAT Party to CONTROL my deportment as well as my Healthcare and my Finances?

Maybe I should look to the behavior of the demonRAT Senators for GUIDANCE rather than waiting for them to LEGISLATE Rules of Behavior..............

We all want Senators to be proud of.

Respectful Senators who will work for and honor America and the American People.....with respect......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

athorpe wrote:

I've always thought that debates were a pretty poor way to evaluate a candidate's policies. We got Jimmy Carter, because Gerald Ford made a gaffe that he didn't catch and correct immediately.
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Excuse me, but your post suggests that the choice of Carter over Ford was somehow unsatisfactory. It is pretty obvious to everyone of some intelligence that Jimmy Carter was one of the better presidents we have had in the last fifty years or so, certainly better than Reagan or either of the Bushes. I no longer stand for ignorant comments like one such as yours impugning the reputation of a president that broke the back of OPEC, brought a peace treaty to the Middle East, promoted human rights across the world, and started the economy on the road to recovery by appointing Paul Volker to the Fed, a recovery then sidelined by Reagan. Your comment illuminates your ignorance.

Posted by: nyrunner101

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Uh No ... Carter sucked...bad. he was a truly sucky president. Not as bad as Obummer maybe, Carter wasn't ~as~ big of a neo-commie as Obummer but...he truly, thoroughly sucked.

Posted by: Straightline | September 10, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie,
You're an obvious troll, but let me enlighten you on a few things, nonetheless:
1) The debate request was made by the 'journalist' who's claiming aggrievement, not Angle's campaign.
2) The debate wasn't even tentatively scheduled to take place until mid-October, so claims that Angle "didn't show up for a scheduled debate" are specious.
3) You assert that the more educated one is, the more likely they are to be a Democrat. If that were true, your fractured syntax would make you a John Bircher.

Posted by: OttoDog | September 10, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Even worse than biased reporters, are those posters who pretend to represent the other view in demeaning ways.
Shame on you.

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

When a person doesn't show up for a scheduled debate that she requested, the journalist and everyone involved should be infuriated. "wapoexile1" doesn't seem to understand the differnce between a normal reaction to ignorant rudeness and "entering" the actual story of a supposed adult, behaving like a boorish child.

When I read that the Democratic Party has the highest percent of educated people, I thought they meant college education, but I believe now it simply means the education of life, or at least finishing high school. Actually, manners are learned in gradeschool.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 10, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to the WaPo to act azs an organ of the Democratic Party.
What an entirely slanted, purely inflammatory piece that uses only a lame-brained fellow JournoLista's hurt feelings to attempt a slam at Reid's opponent.
Next you'll be telling us that Sharon Angle's not clean, articulate, nor can she speak in Negro dialect when appropriate. Jeez...

Posted by: OttoDog | September 10, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse


Really, Folks, there isn't anyone SMALLER in the U.S. Senate than Harry Reid.

In a tough fight you'd want a tough old guy who would NEVER, EVER QUIT on your side, wouldn't you?................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyDOAmJYFFA&NR=1

Yeah. Small. Harry Reid is very VERY SMALL.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

After Sharron Angle and her Tea party cronies have verbally cut down Harry Reid incessantly, of course she doesn't want to face him and realize her inferiority. If you've ever heard her speak, you know she's an obvious nutcase joke, who doesn't have Brain One!

Posted by: Maerzie | September 10, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse


"infuriates reporter"

That's what WAPO wrote in its headline above.

The 'reporters' are just supposed to REPORT. Report what happened or what is happening. They're OBLIGATION is not to become involved in the 'story' themselves.

Let the JOURNO-LIST hit-men do that.

Jeeze. The DemonRATS are coming all unglued in their pressrooms as the TP Tsunami LOOMS.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse


MAYBE we ought to think SERIOUSLY about KEEPING ol' Sen. Harry in the Senate. After all, he's a nice old guy and only a little crooked compared to some of 'em and he's on the top of his game...............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC211h9AY-4

Well, maybe not.................

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

"cvicic1959 wrote: Obama is mentally insane."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The ignorance of this statement obviously describes the person who wrote it. What other kind of insane is there?? Physically insane??

Obviously this high school dropout is one of the gullibles who doesn't know how to research to find the facts so believes all the propaganda he hears in the bars. Envy of Obama's intelligence and education brings "this type" out of the woodwork.

It's very sad this ignorance exists in a country where so much great education opportunity is available. This mentality is also the calibre who thinks he's republican, yet will be living off Democratic programs most of his life.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 10, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Boy, there's nothing worse than an angry reporter, venting such wrath.
Then again, there's nothing like a happy reporter, expressing such glee.
In either case it's biased reporting.
And in this case, the WaPo has managed to cover both bases.

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

sharron angle couldn't be worse than john ensign

could she ???

Posted by: nada85484 | September 10, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

if the teabagger terrorists want "their" country back, they need to catch a flight to Somalia, or some other backwoods hell hole
Join the American People in supporting their government or support the teabagger terrorists and traitors who hate America
Posted by: nada85484 | September 10, 2010 8:11 PM
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And which week of accepting unemployment benefits are you on, dear?
After 99 weeks, the prospects seem quite unclear.

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Let's look at the facts from August 10th, a MONTH ago:

"After two months of talks, the Nevada Broadcasters Association on Friday called off its proposed debate in October when the campaigns couldn't agree on a date. Each side accused the other of causing the impasse and trying to avoid debates.

Angle insisted that the debate happen before early voting begins Oct. 16 in Nevada, but Reid's campaign said the Senate still might be in session through mid-October and wanted a later date, according to Bob Fisher, president and CEO of the broadcasters association.

The association decided to propose an Oct. 21 debate to accommodate Reid, the majority leader who controls the Senate schedule, but Angle's campaign refused to accept, Fisher said."

Posted by: bob59 | September 10, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

The essence of ignorance!

Sharon Angle & the Tea Party not ready for prime time!

Posted by: Citi__Street | September 10, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

if the teabagger terrorists want "their" country back, they need to catch a flight to Somalia, or some other backwoods hell hole

America is defined by it's Constitution, and ruled by the People

if the teabagger terrorists hate their fellow Americans so much, they should get the hell out of America

second amendment remedies are treason

patriots support the United States Consttitution

teabagger terrorists support hatred and ignorance

when the Democrats sweep the upcoming election, the republican party will need to make a choice

Join the American People in supporting their government

or support the teabagger terrorists and traitors who hate America

Posted by: nada85484 | September 10, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Let's look at the facts:

"After two months of talks, the Nevada Broadcasters Association on Friday called off its proposed debate in October when the campaigns couldn't agree on a date. Each side accused the other of causing the impasse and trying to avoid debates.

Angle insisted that the debate happen before early voting begins Oct. 16 in Nevada, but Reid's campaign said the Senate still might be in session through mid-October and wanted a later date, according to Bob Fisher, president and CEO of the broadcasters association.

The association decided to propose an Oct. 21 debate to accommodate Reid, the majority leader who controls the Senate schedule, but Angle's campaign refused to accept, Fisher said."

Posted by: bob59 | September 10, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Angle is another Tea party embarrassment, not to mention how afraid she is to debate her real politics, far rightwing Republican. Cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo.

Posted by: dudh | September 10, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

DNC = Denounce, Neuter, and Consume.
Of course, that's a pretty effective way for the DNC to divert attention away from their own shortcomings.
The voters will sort this mess out in November, and democracy shall be served.

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Like all good republicans, she is afraid to deal in the facts. Mudslinging is a lot safer.

Posted by: friar1944 | September 10, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

christofascists don nee no stinkin debates

Posted by: lichtme | September 10, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Face it folks, with Harry Reid in the ring, we're seeing the best government that big money can buy.
And shame on the DNC posters for advocating the status quo.
They know better.

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

a nutty GOPer is redundant...The GOP is the party of the lunatic fringe.

Posted by: dwdave67 | September 10, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Things work differently in Nevada
Posted by: chippersql |

Yep and Vegas sure will be different after prohibition...a regular ghost town. Moreso, that is.

Sharron Angle's only defense is mental instability. I have yet to see her display a single leadership characteristic since she has entered the national spotlight. Running away from inquiry certainly isn't one. Without the ability to debate her stance on issues, what is to be expected of her in Washington? She certainly will not be championing anything on the Senate floor. Perhaps this is why 41 to Angle became the norm.

Posted by: bordway | September 10, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Soo if she is elected will she blow a fuse and stomp out when things get tough?

Posted by: knjincvc | September 10, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

The republicans have managed to collect several fruitcakes in this mid term but Angle takes the cake.

What is amazing is watching people try to defend this lunatic.

Republicans sure snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Nevada.

Posted by: orange31 | September 10, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Much to her credit, Sharon Angle is not a professional politician. That's how our Founding Father's envisioned the citizen's legislature: real people representing real people.
Enter Leader Reid, with his $20 million war chest, paid in large part by lobbyists with business before Congress.
Should we really be surprised by what's being reported?

Posted by: mtpeaks | September 10, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

It's clear from watching her that Angel suffers from some sort of mental disorder. Will leave it to the professionals to weigh in on which one(s).

Posted by: seaduck2001 | September 10, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

If I remember correctly Obama refused a lot of debates with Hillary. First he said he wanted as many as possible, then once the MSM crucified Hillary he suddenly saw no need. If it was good enough for Obama, its good enough for Angle.

Posted by: cjones210 | September 10, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

After two years nearly of Obama, I too miss Carter. But then, that is the same as saying I would rather be shot once in the head than twice in the knees and once in the head. They're both grossly incompetent.

Posted by: spott518 | September 10, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

athorpe wrote:

I've always thought that debates were a pretty poor way to evaluate a candidate's policies. We got Jimmy Carter, because Gerald Ford made a gaffe that he didn't catch and correct immediately.
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Excuse me, but your post suggests that the choice of Carter over Ford was somehow unsatisfactory. It is pretty obvious to everyone of some intelligence that Jimmy Carter was one of the better presidents we have had in the last fifty years or so, certainly better than Reagan or either of the Bushes. I no longer stand for ignorant comments like one such as yours impugning the reputation of a president that broke the back of OPEC, brought a peace treaty to the Middle East, promoted human rights across the world, and started the economy on the road to recovery by appointing Paul Volker to the Fed, a recovery then sidelined by Reagan. Your comment illuminates your ignorance.

Posted by: nyrunner101 | September 10, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

If she won't even debate Reid in her state what would it be like for her constituents if she were elected to the Senate? Would she sit there and babble inane things to herself?

Posted by: seaduck2001 | September 10, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

kennedy6500:

Obama is mentally insane.

Should he have been elected POTUS?

Tool.

Posted by: cvicic1959 | September 10, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

First Brewer running away from a debate and now Angle. What is it about old white-supremicist, menopausal teabaggers that the press and the truth frightens them so.

Posted by: areyousaying | September 10, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Crazy people do crazy, unpredictable irrational things. Imagine what a whack-job senator she would be. Sharon is really, truly mentally ill and I hope she gets help with that. But she has no business being a senator.

Posted by: kennedy6500 | September 10, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Crazy people do crazy, unpredictable irrational things. Imagine what a whack-job senator she would be. Sharon is really, truly mentally ill and I hope she gets help with that. But she has no business being a senator.

Posted by: kennedy6500 | September 10, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Only the official mouth organ of the Democrat party would have a headline containing the absurdity that a Republican politician infuriated a reporter.

Poor widdle reporter. Poor widdle Harry Reid. Poor widdle president. Poor widdle WaPo.

Do you have any inkling how ridiculous you & your paper are?


Posted by: jcp370
And looks who wiedding the papah...lol. How ridiculous!

Posted by: ljk76 | September 10, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"Lastly we still have a free market system."

The last time we had anything close to a free market, Coolidge was President.

Posted by: BradG | September 10, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Only the official mouth organ of the Democrat party would have a headline containing the absurdity that a Republican politician infuriated a reporter.

Poor widdle reporter. Poor widdle Harry Reid. Poor widdle president. Poor widdle WaPo.

Do you have any inkling how ridiculous you & your paper are?

Posted by: jcp370 | September 10, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I've always thought that debates were a pretty poor way to evaluate a candidate's policies. We got Jimmy Carter, because Gerald Ford made a gaffe that he didn't catch and correct immediately.

Knowing how Harry Reid will conduct himself, I wouldn't give him the time of day. He'll keep changing the subject and attacking Angle on things that have nothing to do with the real issue, his unprecedented deficit spending and his willingness to press the Obama agenda with disastrous results.

Angle, or any Republican, would be diametrically opposed to that kind of spending, taxation and growth in government.

This reporter isn't interested in informing the voters. He wants confrontation and hopes for a major gaffe that can swing the election. Why doesn't he just do a tough interview with Reid, or is he in the tank?

Posted by: athorpe | September 10, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I live in Nevada. I can tell you that Harry Reid is pretty well disliked by most Nevadans. Ralston is a two bit reporter that would last maybe 5 minutes in Chicago or New York. The truth is that Sharron Angle is going to be a far better and more honest Senator than that bozo Harry Reid. Things work differently in Nevada

Posted by: chippersql | September 10, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Only the official mouth organ of the Democrat party would have a headline containing the absurdity that a Republican politician infuriated a reporter.

Poor widdle reporter. Poor widdle Harry Reid. Poor widdle president. Poor widdle WaPo.

Do you have any inkling how ridiculous you & your paper are?

Posted by: jcp370 | September 10, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Only the official mouth organ of the Democrat party would have a headline containing the absurdity that a Republican politician infuriated a reporter.

Poor widdle reporter. Poor widdle Harry Reid. Poor widdle president. Poor widdle WaPo.

Do you have any inkling how ridiculous you & your paper are?

Posted by: jcp370 | September 10, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Well, don't feel bad Here in Texas, Rick Perry is too chicken to debate Bill White. I guess he's afraid he'll have to defend his record for a change instead of showing up in mega-churches on Sundays to "preach" to the crowd.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | September 10, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, don't feel bad Here in Texas, Rick Perry is too chicken to debate Bill White. I guess he's afraid he'll have to defend his record for a change instead of showing up in mega-churches on Sundays to "preach" to the crowd.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | September 10, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. Harry has already taped his Q and A, and this is supposed to be a face-to-face debate? There is something very fishy going on here, as opposed to Denmark.

Angle was right to stay away.

Posted by: unclesmrgol | September 10, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

"Anytime the government intervenes in the "free" market, it makes it less free."

Yes, it makes the market less free. But many times when a business executes its plan, it makes me less free, endangers my health, ruins the environment, creates risks for future generations, and socializes losses and ignores externalities. So, I can live with the market not being "free". Too often, for many businesses, being "free" means screwing innocent bystanders.

Posted by: djoelt1 | September 10, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope the voters of Nevada re-elect Harry Reid because Harry likes to make laws that take away individual' rights and he gave us Cuban-style healthcare afterall.

I cannot wait until Cap-N-Tax is imposed on us because we Americans are so spoiled that we actually expect heat in our homes in the winter. I think gas taxes should skyrocket too because only the Democrats and Al Gore and those wonderful folks out in Hollywood who care so much about us deserve to have lives of luxury.

Yes, Harry Reid is wonderful just like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

I hope they are voted in for life because we Americans have just had it too good and just didn't realize it until those wonderful folks reminded us that we aren't any better than Obama's half-brother who lives in a mud hut.

YES NEVADANS YOU SHOULD RE-ELECT HARRY REID BECAUSE HE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF.

Posted by: cvicic1959 | September 10, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

"Sharron Angle cancels debate, infuriates reporter"

Poor reporter having a temper tantrum, you'll get over it.



Posted by: chicago77 | September 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Palin and Angle....dumb and dumber. The Republican party and its farm team the tea party keep dumbing down America, while they help Wall Street and the corporations rob Americans blind and destroy the middle class. Angle knows she would lose a debate with Reid, unless it was a totally rigged Faux News debate held at a kindergarten and only the students could ask questions.

Posted by: Chagasman | September 10, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

beeker25: re we will still have a free market.

This is only partially true. Anytime the government intervenes in the "free" market, it makes it less free.

Hundreds of billions of tax dollars have been pumped into the green jobs, but not one of the industries can make a profit without the subsidies to cover its losses. This means that the green industries can only grow to the extent that the government can fund them. Since they don't make profits, they can't grow on their own and the workers are essentially government employees.

Studies in Spain show that for every 1 green job created, 5.6 non-green jobs are lost. We are on track to equal that model today.

Farm subsidies keep prices artificially high. A free market would see food prices drop (not a bad idea in this economy).

Gas prices are higher than necessary because Ethanol requires massive subsidies from the corn seed to the gas tank. No Ethanol producer could survive without tax dollars to cover their losses.

Government mandates in Obamacare will increase the costs of health care while reducing the quality.

Mandating union contracts on government projects drives up costs.

Mandating a minimum wage drives prevents many entry level workers from entering the work force.

Bailing out GM and Chrysler created an unfair advantage to other automakers.

Rent controls prevent the free market from setting the lowest possible price for housing.

Sub-prime loans artificially created interest

I could go on for hours with ways the government restricts the free market and introduces artificialities in prices, interest rates, competition, and services in the "free" market--all to the detriment of the consumer and businesses.

In a free market, government involvement would be limited to safety in the work place and consumer protection against fraud and unfair practices. It would not intervene directly to the extent that it has.

This economy could be growing at 5% or more now if government would back out and remove unnecessary regulations and restrictions and for the good of our economy in the short term, temporarily suspend the rules, mandates, etc. that most restrict growth of business.

As for the wealthy doing much better, you must think they are in a different economic boat that the rest of us. And besides, when was the last time a homeless vagrant offered you a job? In fact when was the last time a fellow employee offered you a raise?

Like it or not, the wealthy capitalize new businesses and business expansions. So, when was the last time you capitalized a new business?

Posted by: fmb501 | September 10, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey wapoexile1, its uneducated people like you helping to ruin this country. the re-thuglicans ran this country for 8 years. they ran it into the ground and ran up the debt with tax cuts for the rich. this HORRID environment was brought to us by your republican friends. do you really think that this UNPAYABLE crushing DEBT suddnely appeared in the past 18 months. why don't you study the past 8 years and learn whats really going on.

Posted by: submarinerssn774 | September 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what the journalist thinks--but that isn't the point. The point is that Sharron Mangle is a liar, a coward, and an idiot.

Posted by: TruthtoPower4 | September 10, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Lots of teatird birfer spelling whizzes on this thread.

Posted by: oldabandonedbeachhouse | September 10, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

...I could really care less what a "long-time Nevada political journalist" thinks about anything. Let the candidates choose where and when they debate, forget about the journalist.

Posted by: wlpuck | September 10, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

AgentG wrote:

"The losers in this election are the people of Nevada, because they have been given an exceptionally poor choice of candidates."

I agree about the exceptionally poor part, but they did vote for these people, did they not?

And if someone receives exactly what they ask for, can we really call them "losers?"

Posted by: Buddydog | September 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Someone who shies away from debates definitely isn't ready for prime time in the Senate, which is first and foremost a debating society.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | September 10, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

can that ralson dude put his head epxloding on youtube?? then shut the f up? whining infant.

Posted by: fred1962 | September 10, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

This woman wants to be one of the 100 top legislators in the nation. This is what we get when we allow those who hate our government to garner praise for that and enough primary votes to run for office.

Posted by: kcbob | September 10, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Angle/Brewer - 2012.

-DNC

Posted by: kishorgala | September 10, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I personally do not have a problem with Sharron Angle. She has a right to be who she is, good or bad. I am toally confused by her alibying supporters! What is wrong with them? Can a "pig in a poke" really be better than a known quantity,REALLY? It is little wonder this country is in the tank; with people supporting Angle having had anything to do with the political process! And to think everyone is complaining about our education systems. Well, as I understand it, Sharron Angle use to be a... SCHOOL TEACHER.

Oh my god, those poor children that had to endure being in that person's audience! Sharron Angle represents the personification of AMERICAN GRAFFITI ! And to think her handlers are saying the best way for her to win this election is to duck and hide, and keep her mouth SHUT? And the "Forrest Gump" types are saying her silence sounds good to... them??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???

Posted by: SCRIBE3 | September 10, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Sharron cancels debate, infuriates reporter
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That's the craziest Angle on how to campaign!

Posted by: kishorgala | September 10, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

"Sharron Angle quits debate, infuriates reporter"

Infuriates reporters?

Keep on doing it Sharron, we hate those corrupted JurnoList Bas...!

Posted by: theaz | September 10, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I guess I don't understand the need for a debate anyways.

Most tea baggers don't. They don't want to discuss real facts, real policies, or understand that compromise is what has made this country great. What tea baggers want is the quick fix, the Limbaugh soundbite, and the Beck crying fit. They say they "love" their country, but really they hate "them" - "them" being the ones that are supposedly keeping them back, taking away what they think they have, and using "them" as a convenient excuse for their own shortcomings. They hate "them" so much that they don't care how ridiculous or stupid their candidate is - just as long as the candidate hates "them", too. And I wonder exactly who the tea baggers are going to take back the country from - the 50% of the country that doesn't agree with them? Good luck with that - I don't expect too much long term competition for those who would support this idiot.

Posted by: ben16 | September 10, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine why this reporter would think he's seen it all; this is the year for republicans to out do themselves nominating the brain-dead for higher office. I mean, what stupidity would be beyond them?
just wodering,

Posted by: michael5 | September 10, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine why this reporter would think he's seen it all; this is the year for republicans to out do themselves nominating the brain-dead for higher office. I mean, what stupidity would be beyond them?
just wodering,

Posted by: michael5 | September 10, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Ralston's a lefty tool of the DNC. He is in the bag for Reid. Reid has never debated an opponent before, and Ralston covered for him.

Ralston lied and took out of context a statement made on a tape sent to him by a democrat operative. Ralston has been exposed as a far left loon.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 10, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse


How many people in Reid's staff could possibly transition to Angle in Washington? Any?

How will they be able to sell their homes and return to Nevada in this HORRID environment that Harry and the DemonRATS have brought us to?

Staggering UNPAYABLE crushing DEBT. Oh, Harry. You have RUINED us.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

wapoexile1, et al

So you think the country is better off today, do you? Look around you. The America-first patriots you trash are organized, growing by the hour and getting angrier. Keep posting your mindless comments on dying papers like the Wash Post and NY Times. The fading cheers you hear are from rambling liberals, lefties and socialists who refuse to admit their collectivist ideology works wonderfully in academia, not in the real world. By the way, your words are as empty as they are meaningless. What counts is who turns out at the polls on Election Day. You guys are so smug you don't even see the train barreling down the tracks coming straight at you. Enjoy your chardonnay while you spit on our country and whine and bellyache about some inconsequential journalist sell-out whose feelings were hurt. Damn, Angle and my Tea Brother compatratriots look better all the time.

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

How is this supposed to increase voters' confidence that Ms. Angle will be a mature and responsible legislator?

Posted by: apn3206 | September 10, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Vote GOP, and bring back free markets. Yes, people like Steve Case and Sergey Brin will get rich providing services like Google and Amazon. That makes everyone's life better.

Posted by: daveprice74
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If that was the case then why are the middle class are not doing well while the wealthy are doing much better? It goes to show you that you are ignorant in understanding of economics.

Lastly we still have a free market system.

Posted by: beeker25 | September 10, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Note to rukidding1: Palin, Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh are playing you and people like you for fools, and cashing in big time. It's sad. You're nothing but a pathetic dupe to them. They laugh at you ignorant, easily-misled lemmings all the way to the bank. You're so ignorant you can't even tell that they are just a bunch of opportunistic charlatans. Do you honestly think any of these carnival barkers would be doing what they do if it weren't making them big bucks?

Posted by: wireknob | September 10, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse


Pol consultant, Dick Morris, reports its going to be all but impossible for Reid to win in Nevada now.

Though the long-time incumbent, he only has 45% in the latest polls. Morris says Reid is virtually guaranteed to finish second to Angle if she doesn't get into 'trouble', which she can do by avoiding risky venues like the Ralston 'setup'.

Insiders will want to be hedging their bets against Reid and for Angle.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Another Republican quitter. Can't believe a word they say. Can you say "Palin"?

Posted by: pjohn2 | September 10, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Nevada...if you and Alaska and Arizona can all get together and leave the US (taking your wacky politicians with you) we will all be a lot better off. As you leave, check with Florida...maybe they'll come too.

Posted by: JustTheFacts11 | September 10, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I say Angle wins, then she runs for President with Palin as running mate.

The Democrats will then render the Repugnants impotent for the next 200 years.

Posted by: bs2004 | September 10, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Let's see now. . .am I misreading something here. . .Harry Reid is not coming to a debate. He has already recorded his Q & A. So the debate, which would no longer be a debate,but rather a Q & A session with Ms. Angle, with Mr. Reid already having provided only the questions he chooses to answer, is cancelled,and the most pro-Reid reporter in NV is up in arms about it. Hm-m-m-m-m-m.
I am also surprised to see that there are still posts alluding to Ms. Angle as the "chicken lady. " That was Ms. Louden who made the comment about trading medical services for chickens, not Ms. Angle.
Through the miracle of the internet, the whole world can read all of these posts. I believe that it is a reasonable statement that many in other countries are not getting a very good impression of Americans when that impression is based on some of the comments which are posted.

Posted by: lou4747A | September 10, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse


Really, Folks, there isn't anyone SMALLER in the U.S. Senate than Harry Reid.

In a tough fight you'd want a tough old guy who would NEVER, EVER quit on your side, wouldn't you?................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyDOAmJYFFA&NR=1

Yeah. Small. Harry Reid is very VERY SMALL.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Debate Angle on Ralston's show?

Sure, as soon as Reid agrees to a debate on Hannity.

Reid is bankrupting the country; the only people doing well under Obamanomics are his corrupt political cronies. If he can't debate his failed policies in a neutral forum, then Nevadans should send him home.

If you think Dems are looking out for you, then I hope you're either union or working for the government, because otherwise you're badly deluded.

Vote GOP, and bring back free markets. Yes, people like Steve Case and Sergey Brin will get rich providing services like Google and Amazon. That makes everyone's life better.

No one with an ounce of grey matters is falling for the class warfare nonsense any longer. Even Castro has given up the socialist model of prosperity through redistribution -- but the Obama/Reid/Pelosi triumvirate are working hard to impose it here.

Posted by: daveprice74 | September 10, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Nevada, please secede, and make Angle your president. (And take Texas with you.) Don't ruin our country by electing this fool!

Posted by: gtoney55 | September 10, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

rukidding:
"that's what watching Fox news does to anyone silly enough to watch them.Glenn Beck is more dangerous than any terrorist because people like you watch and listen to his garbage and believe what he says"

Oh, good Lord! Not the tired old "but, but, but Faux News!"

What is this, amateur liberal hour?

Get a grip. You liberals have everything else BUT Fox to do your bidding, including Journolist, yet you still whine and moan about Fox.

Not even your corrupt media will be able to salvage the coming tsunami in November.

Posted by: HughGKnutts | September 10, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Republicans and Tea Baggers keep nominating wackos like Sharron Angle, and then they have the nerve to wonder why Washington is dysfunctional.

Posted by: lindalovejones | September 10, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Seems that everytime Angle opens her yap in public she confirms that she's a kook.

Her dodging this debate shows that being insane doesn't necessarily mean you're stupid.

Posted by: Deirdre_K | September 10, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I have to hand it to the Nevada GOP. While I found the "chicken lady" establishment candidate amusing, the Tea Party lunatic is off the charts hilarious.

It reminds me that it was Nevada's GOP that gave us John Ensign. Maybe it also explains how Harry Reid has kept his seat that long.

Nevada could have better with a dart and a phone book

Posted by: OldUncleTom | September 10, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

U Tea party people R trailer-park trash. Put a shirt on b 4 u shop at Dollarama, ha ha.

Posted by: FilmMD | September 10, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

man, that woman is really "out there" - What is haoppening in this country that she is a viable candidate - what a disgrace!

Posted by: sux123 | September 10, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

man, that woman is really "out there" - What is haoppening in this country that she is a viable candidate - what a disgrace!

Posted by: sux123 | September 10, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Any respectable voter would view this as a total wimp out by Engle. That's why tea baggers are not respectable voters and, hence, are highly disrespected by most citizens whom care.

Let's face it - most tea bag posters here are out of work and sitting in their underwear right now.

Posted by: ScottChallenger | September 10, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, Ralston is a shill for Reid's campaign.

Posted by: ButterflyDragon | September 10, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

rukidding:
Your post to put it simply is dumb and proves you have no idea about what's happened to this country in the past eight years.The loonies you want in office care nothing about you unless you are a millionaire and they care even less about this country in fact they want to destroy your way of life and you in your daze are cheering for them. that's what watching Fox news does to anyone silly enough to watch them.Glenn Beck is more dangerous than any terrorist because people like you watch and listen to his garbage and believe what he says

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | September 10, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Ralston is biding for his Katie Curic moment in history. Perhaps he should stick to making dog chow.

America no longer requires the incompetence of Harry "al qaida won the war" Reid or his radical left wing extremist views.

Set the debate up on Fox with Sean Hannity as the moderator. Let's see how fast Reid's tail ducks between his legs.

Posted by: HughGKnutts | September 10, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

@da55: +1 - thank you

Posted by: overed | September 10, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

If angle won't even answer simple questions about why she supports nut case disproved theories, it would be a hoot to hear her actually try to articulate two complete sentances about what she would actually do in terms of a real policy agenda. SNL could give the writers a week off.................................

Posted by: John1263 | September 10, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse


MAYBE we ought to think SERIOUSLY about KEEPING ol' Sen. Harry in the Senate. After all, he's a nice old guy and only a little crooked compared to some of 'em and he's on the top of his game...............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC211h9AY-4

Well, maybe not.................

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"We're taking our country back -- block by block, acre by acre!"

It isn't your country rukidding1. Never really was. Your declaration is as arrogant as it is untrue.

You and your ilk don't own it any more than the Chardonnay sipping liberals do. The objective reality is that this country is far more moderate than either major political party. With no viable middle of the road alternative left, the moderate voices in both parties having been purged over the last 20 years, voters are forced to choose between extremes. In 2002 and 2004 it was the right, in 2006 and 2008 it was the left, and now it will be the right again.

And your vision of taking this country back, according to your statements about repealing the Civil Rights Act, sounds more like taking this country backward. I for one do not want to go back to the days of "whites only" signs and I think most Americans with any basic decency, conservative, moderate, or liberal feel the same way. Many of the founding fathers owned slaves. Nuff' said.

Posted by: da55 | September 10, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Ralston is a far-left lunatic who has been providing covering and lying for Reid forever. When has Reid ever debated a candidate? Ralston's paper is radical left-wing, so Angle wants someone who isn't drinking koolaid to be in on the debate.

Go Sharron !

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 10, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I simply don't see how any honest, thinking individual could look at someone like Angle and think "hey, there's some U.S. Senate material if ever there was."

This woman is an incompetent fool. If this is the type of candidate the Tea Party supports in elections as important as U.S. Senator, how can they possibly expect to be taken seriously as a national party? The GOP would be wise to take a step back and examine the direction the tea Party is taking it: right over a cliff.

Posted by: ultrapop101 | September 10, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"[Palin] stepped right into the doo-doo that biased reporters led her into."
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Now Palin is free to step into her own doo-doo. Case in point: her support of Dr. Laura.

Yes, it is easier not to sound stupid if you avoid answering questions from people who don't worship you, but somehow she manages . . .

Posted by: writinron | September 10, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Cluck, cluck, cluck, Sharon is a gutless chicken!

Cluck, cluck, cluck, oh, I'm afraid of Reid! He has a brain! Brains are liberal! We must take America from brains!

Cluck, cluck, ignorance is bliss!

Posted by: Garak | September 10, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

geez, the headline made it sound like something that been on people's calender for weeks. having a scheduling conflict and quitting a debate are not the same things.

Posted by: dummypants | September 10, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Angle is a flaky kook. And this makes her a perfect teabagger candidate.

Posted by: Deirdre_K | September 10, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is the poster child for TERM LIMITS! No Congress person should be allowed more than six terms...

Two in the House

Two in the Senate

Two in Federal Prison.

Posted by: jonweiss1 | September 10, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

overfed

I am gratified at your irritation.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle is nuts. Does anyone need anymore proof. THIS is a person the Tea Bag set wants to have setting policy? You must have at least some degree of maturity to hold public office - this is a nutjob from a corner bar...and you whackos are supporting her as if she's literate. She's not! She's a joke and you're looking ridiculous for bestowing credibility upon her.

Posted by: CenterLeft | September 10, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh, wow! Angle irritated a "reporter." Who cares? Americans are sick and tired of "journalists" thinking they decide everything. Good for Angle! Journalism in this country is in the tank anyway. Nobody trusts journalists. They all have agenda. We need more people like Angle!
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This is by far one of the stupidest things I've ever read. Journalists play a vital role in ensuring that politicians are kept honest, and anyone who'd vote for a candidate that is unwilling to debate his/her ideas in an open forum is a total FOOL.

Fox News has done a brilliant job of convincing people that they are the only valid news source, when in reality nothing could be farther from the truth. A good journalist is, by definition, objective, and Fox clearly has a specific agenda.

Newsflash to to the right: Just because a journalist reports something that you don't like doesn't mean that he or she is "in the tank." It just means that you can't handle the truth.

Posted by: shstl | September 10, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

"rest of the other Chardonay-sipping, cappucino-loving, Prius-driving crowd"

Awesome. Stereotype much?

Posted by: Goombay | September 10, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh, boo hoo.

GFY, Ralston.

Posted by: ugottabkiddin | September 10, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

You don't just get it. You continue to look down your nose at the common-sense, hard-working folks who sacrificed so much to build this country with their hands and their sweat. Angle, Palin, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh and Fox news enjoy a huge and loyal following for a reason. They know the lamestream media and government have been selling us a bill of goods where big brother controls every facet of our lives. You can call us names, you can hide behind your puffed-up education credentials, you can belittle our way of life, you can demonize the messenger all you want. Our great nation's reawakening takes hold full force November 3. I can see our founding fathers smiling away at this overdue turn of history. We're taking our country back -- block by block, acre by acre!

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

"Harry Reid is going down baby. Good riddance you phony, liberal, racist hypocrite."
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Yes, what we need are more phony, conservative(!), racist, hypocrites!

Posted by: writinron | September 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

wapoexile1 wrote: Tea Party is non-denominational.It is concerned most earnestly with Constitutionality and Fiscal Responsibility.I COMPLETELY understand why readers of the Washington Post ASSUME that the Tea Party is Republican.
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Please, if you're going to call yourself wapoexile then please, STAY exiled. Otherwise your nom de plume is just as much cr*p as your comments.

Posted by: overed | September 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

same thing in Alaska, keeping the candidate away from the press. Anybody get the feeling something swarmy going on?

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | September 10, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Although Jon Ralston is a "reporter" for the Reno Gazette Journal, he is well known in Reno as being staunchly pro-Reid and anti-Angle -- so anything he has to say is biased through and through.

If one wants to compare Angle to Palin let it be on this: neither were polished and groomed politicians when they began. Angle still needs coaching before she can stand toe to toe with Harry Reid, who has had years of experience getting his sleaze on and his lies polished.

Palin is a smarter and wiser politician now than she was in the beginning. We all remember that when she was new to the scene, she stepped right into the doo-doo that biased reporters led her into. If Angle is not careful, she may do the same.

Posted by: PineCone1 | September 10, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Its beyond obvious that Angle is incompetent and simply can't deal with people who openly challenge her.

Will voters overlook Reid's liberal boogeyman image and hold their nose for this no doubt laughing stock in the making?

My god modern American politics has become a farce

Posted by: cjpotter19 | September 10, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Its beyond obvious that Angle is incompetent and simply can't deal with people who openly challenge her.

Will voters overlook Reid's liberal boogeyman image and hold their nose for this no doubt laughing stock in the making?

My god modern American politics has become a farce?

Posted by: cjpotter19 | September 10, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Reid is so disliked in Nevada I would think he would be down in the polls. But he is against a neophyte, I hope she wins.
Nevada for change. Reid is like a stinking sock.

Posted by: carla2 | September 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse


Yeah. We all want Senators to be proud of.

Respectful Senators who will work for and honor America and the American People.....with respect......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to imagine why Angle would be so afraid of Reid. He doesn't strike me as so sharp-witted as to instill fear. But apparently she's horrified, not just about Reid but about anyone questioning her. It's says worlds about the right wingers. They love to spew out vague complaints but they have nothing to offer. They make themselves out to be victims of the big bad media with their gotcha questions. But any question is enough to trip up these clowns.

Posted by: rramos01 | September 10, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Hateful, snarky and vitriol attacks on Palin, Brewer and now Angle seem to be the sport of the day. Why not "Drain the Swamp" Pelosi, or B. Boxer? No one could top the snooty foot-in-the-mouth of these two.

Anyone would HAVE to be better than dirty politician Harry! Open and transparent bribery, secrecy, skulking down the WH halls for closed back door meetings. Deplorable and insulting to the American people!

She doesn't need to debate this weasel - his actions have screamed volumes.

Posted by: inmanorj | September 10, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle can't debate becuase she's a straight nut case.

If the People of Nevada were to see another Sharron Angle melt down, then she couldn't possibly get elected after that.

Personally, for me, seeing her 1st melt down was enough to know that Sharron Angle doesn't have the qualities to be a Senator from anywhere.

Minimal qualities include being sane and having at least the minimal mental capacity.


Posted by: lindalovejones | September 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

This reporter needs to get grip. The world doesn't revolve around socialist Reid backing reporters!

Posted by: IamWright | September 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh, wow! Angle irritated a "reporter." Who cares? Americans are sick and tired of "journalists" thinking they decide everything. Good for Angle! Journalism in this country is in the tank anyway. Nobody trusts journalists. They all have agenda. We need more people like Angle!

Posted by: georges2 | September 10, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"I wonder how many Tea Partiers who call for tax cuts can name one sacrifice they'd be willing to make in order to have both lower taxes "

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I just text messaged a couple I know. Both (paraphrased) would be willing to perform human sacrifices using about 80% of the Fed Gov that consumes and doesn't contribute to the production in our econ. Wonder no more. ROFL!

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse


Tea Party is non-denominational.

It is concerned most earnestly with Constitutionality and Fiscal Responsibility.

I COMPLETELY understand why readers of the Washington Post ASSUME that the Tea Party is Republican.

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

rukidding1: I am a moderate Democrat. I don't drink Chardonnay or cappuccino. Not even Starbucks. I don't drive a Prius (horrors! driving a car that could lessen our dependence on foreign oil!!!). The adults will be back in charge again? You mean like they were under Bush? Bottom of this whole thing is that it pays to look at each candidate individually. Some say they'll vote against all incumbents-- but even if a Chardonnay-drinking liberal is the alternative? You can bet Boehner, Barbour, etc hope not all incumbents lose. I wonder how many Tea Partiers who call for tax cuts can name one sacrifice they'd be willing to make in order to have both lower taxes (less income coming in) and a lower deficit at the same time. Did they oppose the war in Iraq?

Posted by: Sutter | September 10, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone in Nevada not yet convinced that she is completely unworthy of being elected to anything, let alone the prestigious senate? If so, can I interest you in some prime real estate in haiti? And also, if you send me a mere 10,000 for filing fees in Nigeria I can get a Ten Million dollar inheritance and will then repay your 50,000!

Posted by: John1263 | September 10, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

The Federal Government has NO ROLE in State Education of the children yet the DemonRATS in Nevada are promoting Harry Reid as the Johnny Appleseed of Nevada Education seeding MONEY hither and yon, SAVING teacher's jobs and......the children.

It's as if it was FREE MONEY, manna from Heaven, and Saint Harry is the font of all that green GREEN cash.

Ironic that Harry is counting upon the IGNORANCE of the Nevada Voter by promoting education in Nevada.

Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Jon Ralston is a whiner and a liar. I once watch a broadcast where he denied items that where in the H.C. bill even though it is plain in the bill. Typical shill who doesn't deserve the title "journalist".

Posted by: illogicbuster | September 10, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, mibrooks27 wants to vote out Democrats because he/she views them as championing free trade, which he/she (erroneously) blames for costing us jobs in this country. Then, rukidding1 wants to vote in Tea Party Republicans because they'll restore unfettered free trade, which he credits with every good known to man. Boy, are people confused.

Sounds like some great campaign issues for Republicans:

1) Let's give up all those high-paying, skilled jobs that we've gained from free trade with the rest of the developing world in favor of recovering those low-paying, unskilled jobs that we gave up.

2) Repeal civil rights legislation and bring back slavery, take away women's right to vote, etc.

3) Eliminate social security and medicare so that older citizens starve and go without medical care if they are not fortunate enough to be independently wealthy.

4) Get rid of unemployment benefits so that people either hoard money (at great cost to the economy) or they must declare bankruptcy, lose their homes, and/or run up massive debt whenever they are temporarily laid off.

I think the planks of this platform will be a tough sell.

Posted by: wireknob | September 10, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Those who support a candidate like Angle don't care if she dates a goat. She is, after all, just a foot soldier in the army of extremists funded by the Koch brothers, Murdoch, Tee 'Bone' Pickens, et al. The oligarchy of rich boys who run the country will spend any amount--and they can afford it--to tighten their grip on power. Angle is just another mindless tool.

Posted by: ctenwith | September 10, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Better have a Plan B, RU. I don't think this one's going to work for you.

Posted by: popuquoz | September 10, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Have you seen the poll numbers in race afer race around the country lately? Even the Post and MSNBC can't spin the numbers. Conservative, America-first, tax-hating, freedom-loving Tea Partiers are going to the polls in record numbers, while you and the rest of the other Chardonay-sipping, cappucino-loving, Prius-driving crowd pretend that fundamental change isn't at your doorstep. Time to get on the train or be run over. The adults will soon be in control again.

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

My Ol' Grandfather Clock speaks back to Sharrron Angle most accurately every hour: "...cuckoo....cuckoo..."

Posted by: benighse | September 10, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

She's already WON.
Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse
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Way to count those chickens before they hatch. Let's see Angle had a 20 point lead now polls have Reid up by 4. But you keep hope alive, wapoexile1.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | September 10, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Who backed out of what now? And it infuriated who on what local show?

Posted by: tristesse27 | September 10, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad that Republicans can't or won't contest Democratic candidates and their positions on issues with serious GOP candidates and arguments. Instead, we get nonsense from Angle and dull negativism from guys like Boehner. A very sorry group, this once grand, OLD party.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | September 10, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse


She's already WON.

There is no point in entering a lions den of enemies who only wish to trip you up and then pounce upon you as with Ms Brewer, who, not being a youngster, could have actually suffered a mini-stroke during her seconds-long mental 'hiatus' but there is no humanitarian care, no sympathetic ear, only tearing at flesh.

Why give these hyenas anything but old bones?

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Posted by: wapoexile1 | September 10, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is going down baby. Good riddance you phony, liberal, racist hypocrite.

Posted by: djo4 | September 10, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

First.. seems like the smart thing to do.

Why debate with a liar, a thief, a crook and a old warhorse like Reid.

The advantage will be all his. Let the people decide on the economy, the unemployment and the REID name/image.

This guy is WHAT IS WRONG in Washington and must be removed like a BAD CANCER.

Let him retire on half pay, with the same medical care that he created, passed and voted on for the rest of America.

Take all his campaign money away before he retires so he can not hide it. Leave him on the strip to survive as a bell man at one of the Casinos.

Long live America, the Hell with Reid and Obama.

Posted by: miller515501 | September 10, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

The Reid / Obama agenda has been a total catastrophe.

Triple Bush's debt, near 10% unemployment.

Even Dems are running away from Obama.

Not ONE is running ads about how great the health care bill is, or the "stimulus".

Obama / Reid have been a complete disaster.

A mistake that will be rectified starting Nov. 2

"Take our country back" means take control back from these incompetent, corrupt idiots.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | September 10, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

leaders like her (Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, etc.) will turn the clock back to the days when our country looked to the unbiased and invisible hand of the free market to guide society, not government big brother in the form of Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and endless unemployment benefits. Stand up, America.

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse
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Sorry, rukidding1. This isn't the 1960s and the rest of the country has no plans on going back to the days when white men had all the benefits and women, minorities, gays, etc. got the back of the bus. Those times are over and we aren't going back to those times without a fight. You wrongly assume that your little tea party fringe represents real Americans.

Posted by: wmwilliams14 | September 10, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle is taking a page from Sarah Palin's post 2008 campaign strategy book..... the one that says "DON'T talk to reporters, DON'T give interviews, DON'T debate!

After all, you don't want to expose your stupidity, do you Sharron..... the way Palin did?

I will NEVER forget Palin in her "debate" with Biden, "May I call you Joe???", (when she wouldn't answer the question that was asked!..or her interviews with Charles Gibson and Katie Couric! My 14 year old grandson could have done better!

The GOP has some real losers out there who expect to win.... as long as they stay in hiding!...... like Angle, Quayle, and Rand Paul! Their "base" really doesn't care about stupidity, only that they are "TEA PARTIERS".

Hillbilly mentality in other words!

Posted by: cashmere1 | September 10, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"Make those wall [sic] high enough to starve cheap Chinese and Indian junk off our store shelves."

--- Put that blame where it belongs - on yourself, as you (and each one of us) has free choice of what we purchase. As for me, I shop and buy local as much as possible, from meat to vegetables to clothing to furniture.


"She and other constitutionalist candidates and leaders like her (Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, etc.) will turn the clock back to the days when our country looked to the unbiased and invisible hand of the free market to guide society, not government big brother in the form of Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare"

----From your list I assume she will also turn the clock back to the days before women's suffrage, and thereby eliminate her own position?


Posted by: CellBioProf | September 10, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

If I were her I would not do the debate either. A pro like Reid would make mince meat out of her and she knows it. Hell, just getting pointed questions from a reporter would do that. An independently moderated debate where she has to face hostile questions about her wacky positions would be fatal to her and she or her handlers know it. Reid would use his sizable war chest to run footage of it all the way up to election day. Instead she wants to control her messaging to hand picked audiences so she can squeak by Reid in the elections. And by the way, while I am sure the Tea Bagger nuts all favor repealing "Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and endless unemployment benefits" as one poster said, the rest of the country does not share that view. They are just ticked that the economy has not turned around yet and that's why the Democrats will pay in November. The far right should not delude themselves into thinking the majority of Americans actually buy their crap.

Posted by: da55 | September 10, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Boo Hoo Hoo! Sharon Angle doesn't want to play with us (what does it matter if it's according to rules designed by the lamestream media). Get over yourselves! Sharon Angle will be the next senator from Nevada. She and other constitutionalist candidates and leaders like her (Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, etc.) will turn the clock back to the days when our country looked to the unbiased and invisible hand of the free market to guide society, not government big brother in the form of Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and endless unemployment benefits. Stand up, America.

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse


That's rich. They're going to bring us all back to 1947, is that the idea?

That's the last time being a white subliterate counted as a benefit.

Better have a Plan B, RU. I don't think this one's going to work for you.

Posted by: popuquoz | September 10, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

The losers in this election are the people of Nevada, because they have been given an exceptionally poor choice of candidates. Both Angle and Reid are really poor products of our democratic system. Angle for her irrational and extreme positions, and Reid for his poor oratory and out-of-date perspectives on American diversity. If Angle wins, the Democrats will have deserved it for not holding Reid accountable for his political weaknesses. He is really a poor choice for majority leader, regardless of seniority. If Reid wins, well, we still have him, and Democrats are punished yet again.

Posted by: AgentG | September 10, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Angle has done this before. She called a press conference and then stormed out when reporters had the nerve to actually ask her questions!

Posted by: buffysummers | September 10, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

If people elect this insane woman they deserve what they get. I will say she is a typical repuke.

Posted by: letemhaveit | September 10, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party and Sharon Angle are a perfect match: dumb and dumber. Remember, this is the group that wants their country back. I have a better idea, someone should get a bunch of short buses and take them back to "their country."

Posted by: rcasero | September 10, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

ANGLE: THE HIGH SCHOOLERS DEBATE!

To those who keep saying "it just couldn't get any worse..." well, elect Ms. Angle to the Senate and see that it will.

Posted by: gglenc | September 10, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow, okay. So if Sharon Angle can't handle one little hour-long debate, how is she going to handle a filibuster on the floor of the senate?

One more tea-bagger in over her head...

Posted by: sslatten3 | September 10, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Read the fine print: She agreed to debate only if Pastor Jones got Park51 moved. So blame the Muslims.

(and yes, that's satire)

Posted by: mattintx | September 10, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Boo Hoo Hoo! Sharon Angle doesn't want to play with us (what does it matter if it's according to rules designed by the lamestream media). Get over yourselves! Sharon Angle will be the next senator from Nevada. She and other constitutionalist candidates and leaders like her (Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, etc.) will turn the clock back to the days when our country looked to the unbiased and invisible hand of the free market to guide society, not government big brother in the form of Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and endless unemployment benefits. Stand up, America.

Posted by: rukidding1 | September 10, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Can you be any less qualified and more evasive than Angle has been? Sure, putting Angle in any serious situation is bound to make her look like a joke, but she is running for US Senate. If she didn't want to put forth ideas and answer questions she should not have run for office. Is this the best Nevada can find to compete for a Senate seat and represent the state's interests? It's pathetic.

Posted by: wireknob | September 10, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I guess I don't understand the need for a debate anyways. Te election isn't about Ms. Angle, it's about the loathing people feel for Reid and his "global economy", pro-China,job outsourcing treason. If people have the brains of a gnat, they will vote AGAINT every Democrat running. It has NOTHING to do with the Republicans this time around (and we will get to them next if they continue free trade). It has everything to do with the Democrat's destruction of our economy, Bring back trade tariffs and raise them across the bard and all Chinese and India goods and services. Erect tariff wall behind which American small businesses will grow, creating millions of jobs for Americans. Make those wall high enough to starve cheap Chinese and Indian junk off our store shelves. Make these tariffs high enough that they bankrupt the multinational corporate crooks.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 10, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse


Does America really think that electing incompetant people like Angle will improve this country?


The Tea Party has done nothing but forced an already extremist GOP to become even more extremist.


Thank you Sharon Angle for making it easier for America to see what electing radical crazy right wing fanatics will be like.

Posted by: thecontributist | September 10, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Do the people of Nevada really want to roll the dice by electing this very loose cannon?

Posted by: Lefty_ | September 10, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I wish this lady was elected 20 years ago so she could have seniority now, and the country could be run just as her world vision demands.

And I'd smoke a lot of cannabis. I don't think there would be much difference.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | September 10, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

What's the point? She punts on every question!!

Angle on job creation: "Uhhh, ask the Lt. Gov."


FAILURE

Posted by: sm4269a | September 10, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

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