October 29, 2010

Angle and Reid.



"Angle is winning the all-important independent voters by double digits, 55 percent to 38 percent, as Nevadans not aligned with either major political party swing her way as they settle on a choice."

68 comments:

Gabriel Hanna said...

Remember how Sharron Angle was the craziest Tea Partier, and then they found O'Donnell?

I think the O'Donnell nomination worked out quite well.

Scott M said...

Reid's senile boobery soon to be replaced by a possible loose cannon. Loose cannons below decks are better than captains that can't see the rocks looming ahead. I'm hoping that we're at the beginning of the end of career politicians (of all stripes), but unfortunately I know better.

Curtiss said...

The trend is her friend.

***
wv = repal

I'm here to repal you Althouse.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

If Angle wins, she needs to thank Joy Behar.

rhhardin said...

You choose a loose cannon over a competent crook because the odds are better with the loose cannon.

Hagar said...

Loose captains on the deck?

Lincolntf said...

The Tea Party is doing for the Dems what they lack the balls to do for themselves.
Harry Reid is a bumbling disgrace and an all around political failure, but the Dems are more than happy to keep him in DC for another 6 years. I can't wait to watch the Tea Party defeat the Democrat Senate Leader. Talk about a success story.

MadisonMan said...

As I said months ago, if either Reid or Boxer lose (preferably both), I'll be happy.

Hagar said...

and the Admiral not coming on deck?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I think its funny as hell Reid's own son Rory won't even use his last name on his gubernatorial campaign signs/ads.

I mean I can understand why he wouldn't but its still funny as hell.

garage mahal said...

Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning. Nice work Nevada.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I am also looking forward to
Chuck(els)Schumer becoming majority leader.

Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.

chuck b. said...

SF Giants' first baseman Aubrey Huff quoted in the WSJ yesterday, on the subject of winning teams:

"I've only been on two winning teams, this one, and in college, and both of them had a bunch of jackasses. I never really heard of an uptight team that wins."

I haven't been following. Who's a bigger jackass--Sharron Angle or Harry Reid?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning.

LOL!

TRO said...
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TRO said...

"Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning. Nice work Nevada."

No, you misunderstood, Reid is not ahead, Angle is.

Lincolntf said...

"Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning."

Leave Obama out of this.

Hoosier Daddy said...

No, you misunderstood, Reid is not ahead, Rangale is.

When did Charlie move to Nevada?

But seriously folks...

Paul Zrimsek said...

Who dares question Garbage's expertise on the subject of lying?

Original Mike said...

Don't get cocky.

El Pollo Real said...

Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning. Nice work Nevada.

Would you swim a river of piss to vote for Harry Reid?

TRO said...

"When did Charlie move to Nevada?

But seriously folks..."

Don't I get more than a few seconds to notice a mistake?

Pfft . . .

Scott M said...

Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning.

That's pretty funny, Garage, considering, oh, I dunno...John Edwards, Alvin Green. Those two give you both lying and nutbag. For lying, you can't do better than the Mighty Clinton Duo. Although, I suppose when you're a Clinton and a ranking Democrat, it's just misspeaking.

Try again.

El Pollo Real said...

I haven't been following. Who's a bigger jackass--Sharron Angle or Harry Reid?

I've always seen it as a Reno versus Vegas thing going down there. Vegas has run Nevada for a long, long, time. People got addicted to hope and change, now they want some normal back.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Don't I get more than a few seconds to notice a mistake?

And pass up my chance for a witty post? ;-)

Oh I knew it was a typo but I could not resist.

garage mahal said...

Sharon Angle thinks there is sharia law here in the U.S.,in cities that don't even exist.

Dear Nevada,

What in the fuck!?

Kansas City said...

Reid seems dead and has never been impressive.

What I wonder about with respect to both Reid and Pelosi, is how such mediocre and seemingly not very bright people ascend to the highest levels of democratic leadership among a group of highly ambitious democratic policians.

I have often wondered this about Pelosi, because he clearly seems not to be very smart. But the same question applis to Reid. Any answers?

Hagar said...

Twirling a pair of ball bearings nervously between his fingers?

Hoosier Daddy said...

That's pretty funny, Garage...

Let's cut garage some slack. I know I can be pretty mean too but lets face it, the guy is having a hard time. I mean Hillary has been relegated to...what was her job again? And then Stewart is picking on Obama and even Feingold is in trouble which even I can't believe and his own beloved Democrats are facing being relegated to the back seat of the legislative short bus.

And the kicker is its largely because of some old white people dressed up as Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin and an Alaskan ex-governor
s Facebook posts. Hell I'd be despondent too.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Sharon Angle thinks there is sharia law here in the U.S.,in cities that don't even exist.

Oh come on garage, you know where they are! They're in the 51st through 57th states!

WTF!

Oclarki said...

I've never understood why a state as rugged and individualistic as Nevada ever elected such a milqetoast whiner like Harry Reid. What gives?

Big Mike said...

Judging from what I see on TV around here, most of the political advertising from Democrats is focused on negative slurs against their Republican opponents, while Republicans are running against their opponents' records and, secondarily against the Obama-Reid-Pelosi troika. From what I read on the Internet, this is a national phenomenon.

And their strategy is blowing up in the Democrats' faces.

Reid has been campaigning negatively since Angle won her primary. Voters are sick of it, and they want to send a few messages.

I think she's got it. Garage will have 6 more years to gripe and grouse. That should make him a truly happy man.

garage mahal said...

And the kicker is its largely because of some old white people dressed up as Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin and an Alaskan ex-governor
s Facebook posts. Hell I'd be despondent too.


The country will be in the best of hands. I guess the one consolation will be the comic relief, when she actually does have to talk to the press. Which she promised she will do if elected.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Looks to me like the Senate will be a 50-50 split, leaving the fate of the country in Joe Biden's hands.

I don't suppose there is a moderate Democrat senator who was not up for election this year, in a deeply red state, who might be interested in a shiny new committee chairmanship?

TRO said...

"I think she's got it. Garage will have 6 more years to gripe and grouse. That should make him a truly happy man."


No liberal is every truly happy. It's part of that genetic thing they've been reporting. It's a vicious circle I tell ya.

Jim B said...

I don't suppose there is a moderate Democrat senator who was not up for election this year, in a deeply red state, who might be interested in a shiny new committee chairmanship?

The names Conrad, Tester, Nelson, Webb, Lieberman spring to mind immediately....

Though Webb may be keeping his powder dry for a possible run at the presidency...

Kurt said...

I was tempted to put my comment under the discussion of the Krugman piece instead, but since it's really about Angle vs. Reid, it is more appropriate here, I suppose. Krugman tries to scare his readers, and in that respect he's very much like Harry Reid. That is about all Harry Reid's campaign against Angle amounts to: trying to scare voters into supporting him. His campaign has used three main lines of argument: 1). She is "scary" and has "crazy" ideas, 2). she would be ineffective in the senate, and 3). no one can bring home the pork like the majority leader. Unfortunately, Harry doesn't seem to realize that arguments #1) and #2) pretty much cancel each other out: even if we were to concede that she is scary and crazy, if she's ineffective, then there's no real reason to worry. At this point, more and more voters seem to be in the mood for telling Harry to get his hands off the pork and go home.

Hoosier Daddy said...

The country will be in the best of hands. I guess the one consolation will be the comic relief, when she actually does have to talk to the press. Which she promised she will do if elected.

I guess we'll see garage. I mean what with the comic relief that Vice President Joe O'Biden provides I wonder what time slot
Angle will get?

Is that really what is bothering you garage? That one clown is replacing another? So you prefer Kinko the Clown over Bozo? I mean if that's the case then say so. If not then just admit that you have no problem with idiots in government as long as they have a (D) behind thier name.

Seriously garage, if she is such an idiot and kook and is winning, wtf does that say about Harry Reid?

Original Mike said...

The country will be in the best of hands. I guess the one consolation will be the comic relief, when she actually does have to talk to the press.

As long as she votes the right way, I couldn't care less.

garage mahal said...

I think she's got it. Garage will have 6 more years to gripe and grouse. That should make him a truly happy man.

But do we "got"? Back when moderate Republicans roamed the earth, they would have cut this fruitloop free. But we all know moderate Republicans are extinct, except this dodo bird, who will be a national embarrassment. I still hold out a small hope though.

LarsPorsena said...

Harry can get a job with Tom Daschle's lobbying firm.

Original Mike said...

The names Conrad, Tester, Nelson, Webb, Lieberman spring to mind immediately....

Come on, Joe, do it!

They all hate you anyhow,
So let's drop the big one now.

(with apologies to Randy Newman)

Marshal said...

"I've never understood why a state as rugged and individualistic as Nevada ever elected such a milqetoast whiner like Harry Reid. What gives?"

Nobody else was willing to admit to their neighbors they became a politician.

bgates said...

Looks to me like the Senate will be a 50-50 split, leaving the fate of the country in Joe Biden's hands.

LOL! Only wingnuts like Sarah Palin think the Vice President has a role in the Senate!

And she's so historically illiterate, she doesn't even know what century Newt Gingrich was Speaker - I heard she compared the upcoming election to 1894! LOL!

Jim B said...

But we all know moderate Republicans are extinct, except this dodo bird, who will be a national embarrassment.

Really? Moderate REPUBLICANS are extinct?

Quick question for you: how many "Blue Dogs" will be left standing after Tuesday?

Answer: Enough to push two tables together when they go out to lunch together at Applebee's.

But it's REPUBLICANS with the problem with moderates...Yep...

Jim B said...

And she's so historically illiterate, she doesn't even know what century Newt Gingrich was Speaker - I heard she compared the upcoming election to 1894! LOL!

I hear she's so stupid that she thinks the Boston Tea Party was held in 1773!

What a moron!

garage mahal said...

Quick question for you: how many "Blue Dogs" will be left standing after Tuesday?

Hopefully none.

Jim B said...

Hopefully none.

Thanks for making my point for me, Mr. "There's no room for moderates in my party" Purity...

Hoosier Daddy said...

But we all know moderate Republicans are extinct, except this dodo bird, who will be a national embarrassment.

You know garage I would love to know what you define as a moderate Republican. I only ask because I think Democrats like Bayh and Lieberman are pretty moderate and I recall a whole lot of vitriol you spouted about those two. So if they don't pass your smell test, I don't think you really know what a moderate republican is.

America's Politico said...

Prof.:
Reid has won already. You can take that to the bank.

Ditto for Boxer, Feingold, Murray, and Alexi.

Listen to me now, believe me later.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Thanks for making my point for me, Mr. "There's no room for moderates in my party" Purity...

Heh...good point. You know, its when garage makes this kind of comments after his 'oh where are the moderates in the GOP' confirms my belief that liberals have absolutely no sense of irony at all.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

The names Conrad, Tester, Nelson, Webb, Lieberman spring to mind immediately....

I don't know about the rest, but Lieberman is from a solidly blue state. He could win as an independant promising to caucus with the Democrats, but I don't think he could win reelection as a Republican.

garage mahal said...

I don't consider blue dogs moderate. They are just on someone elses payroll. If you are more conservative, fine. I understand being more conservative especially representing a more conservative district. But if you are on Aetnas payroll, and your votes are in Aetnas best interest, then that has nothing to do with being more or less conservative. See Evan Bayh and Joe Lieberman.

Original Mike said...

Quick question for you: how many "Blue Dogs" will be left standing after Tuesday?

Garage: "Hopefully none."


Oops.

Roger J. said...

Nevada? When Minnesota elects jesse ventura and the buffoon al franken--Nothing wrong at all with Nevada--but the folks from MN must be on a lutefisk high.

Ms Angle will join a distinguished bunch of morons in the Senate--Murray, Franken, Boxer (call me senator), and the two idiots from Maine--and at least 80 other idiots. She'll be right at home among the miscreants, liars and neer do wells that compromise the US Senate. Oh for the days when Caligula appointed his horse a senator--

Marshal said...

"But if you are on Aetnas payroll, and your votes are in Aetnas best interest, then that has nothing to do with being more or less conservative."

See everyone who voted for Obamacare, the largest step toward corporatism this country has ever taken.

Michael said...

Garage: Perhaps the next time politicians of whichever party try to shove legislation down the throats of a citizenry that demonstrably does not want it the politicians will pay heed. Doubtful, but perhaps. Shoving it might not even be the problem. Shoving it with a smirk and with smugness might have been the deciding factor. We hire these assholes to work for us and they laugh in our faces. And sneer.

dbp said...

garage mahal said...

Incredible this lying nutbag of epic proportions could even be considered a candidate, let alone winning. Nice work Reid!

Fixed.

edutcher said...

Anybody paying attention knew Dingy Harry would be the gift that kept on giving and every time his people said Angle was a nut and laid back, they forgot she just might be bright enough to learn from her mistakes.

Scott M said...

Reid's senile boobery soon to be replaced by a possible loose cannon.

No, senile boobery is Joy Behar going topless. Dingy Harry was always a looser cannon than Miss Sharon.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I am also looking forward to
Chuck(els)Schumer becoming majority leader.

Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.


If the Demos liked Newt as Speaker, the Tea Partiers are gonna love Chuckie.

Oclarki said...

I've never understood why a state as rugged and individualistic as Nevada ever elected such a milqetoast whiner like Harry Reid. What gives?

All the limousine liberals from CA fleeing in terror when they found out 'soak the rich' included them. That's how Big Sis became governor of AZ.

Kev said...
(the other kev)

If Angle wins, she needs to thank Joy Behar.

She should; talk about must-see TV.


garage mahal said...

And the kicker is its largely because of some old white people dressed up as Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin and an Alaskan ex-governor
s Facebook posts. Hell I'd be despondent too.


The country will be in the best of hands.


As opposed to the last two years?

I don't consider blue dogs moderate. They are just on someone elses payroll. If you are more conservative, fine. I understand being more conservative especially representing a more conservative district.

Well put, sir.

Jim B said...

I don't suppose there is a moderate Democrat senator who was not up for election this year, in a deeply red state, who might be interested in a shiny new committee chairmanship?

The names Conrad, Tester, Nelson, Webb, Lieberman spring to mind immediately....

Though Webb may be keeping his powder dry for a possible run at the presidency...


No way, Santiago. Webb has turned his coat too many times.

bgates said...

Looks to me like the Senate will be a 50-50 split, leaving the fate of the country in Joe Biden's hands.

LOL! Only wingnuts like Sarah Palin think the Vice President has a role in the Senate!


According to the Constitution of the United States, the Vice President serves as President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

And she's so historically illiterate, she doesn't even know what century Newt Gingrich was Speaker - I heard she compared the upcoming election to 1894! LOL!

In 1894, the Rs picked up something like 175 seats in the House. Several others have invoked the same analogy.

Why do these LOLling Lefties think they're so smart?

The most laughable thing is their ignorance.

ROFL.

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Synova said...

"But do we "got"? Back when moderate Republicans roamed the earth, they would have cut this fruitloop free. But we all know moderate Republicans are extinct, except this dodo bird, who will be a national embarrassment. I still hold out a small hope though."

Down the memory hole...

Remember what happened to moderate Republicans? The Democrats decided that the best way to beat them was to tar and feather them as theocratic fascists.

Synova said...

"If Angle wins, she needs to thank Joy Behar."

Considering how Behar reacted to the flowers and thank you note that Angle already sent her, a second bunch of flowers and thank you signed Senator Sharron Angle would probably induce her to use the "c" word on the air instead of just the "b" word.

Jess said...

... a second bunch of flowers and thank you signed Senator Sharron Angle would probably induce her to use the "c" word on the air instead of just the "b" word.

You have a mean streak, you know? And we like it.

deborah said...

Hoosier:
"Chuck(els)Schumer becoming majority leader."

I hope there's a challenger afoot.

Michael McNeil said...

As Jennifer Rubin put it in Commentary (ht: Instapundit): “She [Maureen Dowd] does impart one piece of information: Sharron Angle ‘campaigns at times with a .44 Magnum revolver in her 1989 GMC pickup.’ My word, what is not to like about her?!”

Jim said...

That Harry Reid became the head Dem is a statement of its own, and not a subtle one.

Angle's trend appears to be the product of winning the debate. If anyone should have been able to articulate progressive talking points, it should have been him.

marklewin said...

I can't wait to watch the Tea Party defeat the Democrat Senate Leader. Talk about a success story.

Doesn't two thousand years of eastern and western history tell us that most government beaurocracies become increasingly unwieldly, immobilized, ineffective, and eventually collapse under their own weight (typically with a little help by challengers to the status quo). This process has gained too much momentum to be stopped now by any person, party, or force. Our system has peaked, has failed to effectively adapt, and will ultimately run it's course, similar to the life cycle of a star. Reid and Angle, Bush and Obama, Fox and MSNBC, Conservative and Liberal, are all sparks thrown off of a star spinning toward its demise. Any predictions on what will replace it?