Watch out, Harry Reid!
We have an angry crowd of Republican-sounding readers this morning who disagree strongly with columnist Dana Milbank's assessment that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, up for re-election, drew the easiest possible opponent when the Nevada Republican primary produced Sharron Angle, whose views on many subjects are somewhat to the right.
A strong majority of those who have commented at this writing declare Milbank wrong and predict an Angle victory. They point out that Reid is not exactly popular himself, sometimes suffers from foot-in-mouth disease and besides, is an incumbent, a dirty word for many this election year.
But as Milbank writes, Angle, "among other things, favors bringing more nuclear waste to Nevada, floated the idea of outlawing alcohol, and wants to abolish the Education Department, the Energy Department, the EPA, the United Nations and most of the IRS. She's not so keen on Social Security, Medicare or unemployment insurance, either."
We'll start with rachelrwelch wrote, "Oh Mr. Milbank, I am so glad to hear that Mr. Reid and Ms Lincoln are relaxed after the primaries. As human beings, I wish them some comfort. However it is short-lived. You will see that in November. By the way, those 'wacky' ideas of Ms. Angle? You'd be 'oh-so-surprised' to know just how many of Americans agree with her. It's okay, we'll show you how many in a few months..."
And JimHale1 said, "Milbank - Don't be too sure of this analysis. Reid is pretty much an embarrassment to Nevada voters, too."
Ombudsman1 predicted, "Won't it even be funnier when Reid loses. The Republicans are testing my theory that they could put anyone on the ballot and beat Reid. I think she'll beat him."
releggneh1 wrote, "Harry Reid, so many people dislike you, I will even vote for Satan before I would ever vote for you again. Let the mud slinging begin, since you can't win anything on your principles because you have none... Tarp, how many earmarks did you have in there? Health care take over,how many bribes & back door deals did you do[?]...We will send you into retirement!..."
JPMcC said, "Oh, I wouldn't be so glib, Dana -- I am one Republican who is not too fond of the howling wing of the T-Partiers, but Reid is in trouble for a different reason -- he is an active co-conspirator in the bankupting of the United States -- and is rather a whacko himself, on the other side, dontcha think?"
terps77 wrote, "Harry & Nancy have been disastrous leaders of Congress since 2006! (little publicized by liberal left media). For the sake of moderate dems & independents hopefully Nevadans will stop this beedy eyed partisan hack from inflicting more financial damage on the next generation that will have to pay for the radical left's current follies."
PACIFICENV said, " 'Dingy' Harry Reid is the most hated politician in the history of Nevada. He is toast! While all you Marxists are trashing the tea party, remember that they put several thousand people in Searchlight, while Reid was able to garner about 200 partially paid supporters. This guy is finished, and given his shining personality, I suspect he is finished by a mile."
AnnsThought wrote, "The Republicans aren't just the party of "no", they are the party of "no good candidates". Too bad they allowed the tea party people to divide and destroy. It would be good to see Reid go."
diesel_skins_ said, "Don't celebrate too early, Dana Milstank. Angle may be nuts, but you forget that your hero Reid makes plenty of moronic comments himself. Remember "the war is lost" an "negro dialect"? It's not like Angle would be a step down in intelligence."
lostinthemiddle wrote, "She is running on the self-destruction platform. Win or lose, she is bad for the Republicans. Win being against all odds."
dryrunfarm1 said, "...Milbank left an entire spoonful of tea leaves unexamined in his assessment of Reid's chances this fall. Looney or not, Angle got Reid's opposition's nomination. She goes into the the fight with a proven level of support, and even with everything Milbank holds against her, the polls are still showing a very competitive race..."
srowe wrote, "Only a leftie like Milbank would think that Angle's positions are "oddities." Perhaps he should revisit the Constitution."
We'll close with ignoranceisbliss, who said, "...Reid...has been a major player in the advancement of the failed policies of the Obama Administration. For a progressive liberal extremist, Reid is the obvious choice. For everyone else its Angle..."
All comments on Milbank's column are here.
June 10, 2010; 9:05 AM ET
| Tags: Angle, Democratic Party, Nevada, Reid, Republican Party, Senate
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