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Reid On The Rocks
IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2009

Posted on 09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT by Kaslin

Politics: The senator who called the president a liar and never apologized may have worn out his welcome in his home state. Harry Reid may be riding the liberal agenda into political oblivion.


In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking.

In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other Senate seat two years later. Interestingly, Politico notes that Reid's in-state approval rating stands at just 36% — statistically indistinguishable from the 35% approval rating of Ensign even after Ensign disclosed an affair with a former staffer.

Part of it has to do with Reid's rise to Senate minority leader and then majority leader in 2006. His constituents increasingly feel left behind. Sherman Fredrick, publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, wrote in 2006:

"Sen. Reid's undoing came early in his last term when he became a big shot in the Democratic Party and quickly morphed into someone Nevada voters did not recognize — his political girlfriend in the House, uber-liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
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1 posted on 09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; FrdmLvr; ...

2 posted on 09/11/2009 5:55:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If Reid does get voted out, all I can say is it couldn’t happen to a nicer scumbag.


3 posted on 09/11/2009 5:58:07 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Those who provide the least and demand the most have a voting majority.)
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To: Kaslin

Is there a you tube of Reid calling out W?


4 posted on 09/11/2009 5:58:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Kaslin

Dingy Harry(the war is lost) Reid needs to be diselected. He is a disgrace.


5 posted on 09/11/2009 6:02:41 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: Kaslin

Time to nail Harry Reid’s scalp on the wall next to Tom Foley and Tom Daschle’s.


6 posted on 09/11/2009 6:04:17 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Kaslin
You really have to wonder why the Democrats put members from moderate to conservative states into Senate leadership positions. It appears to be the fastest way to retirement.

They should be sticking with members from safe, blue states.

7 posted on 09/11/2009 6:05:18 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Don’t say if, say when


8 posted on 09/11/2009 6:05:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR144kCjORc


9 posted on 09/11/2009 6:07:34 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Paladin2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyDOAmJYFFA&feature=PlayList&p=17A7348D7A569663&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=50


10 posted on 09/11/2009 6:08:12 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Paladin2

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


11 posted on 09/11/2009 6:10:25 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Kaslin
morphed into someone Nevada voters did not recognize — his political girlfriend in the House, uber-liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California

Ouch!

12 posted on 09/11/2009 6:14:04 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: Kaslin
Reid On The Rocks

Ain't no surprise. Just pour me a drink.....
13 posted on 09/11/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Barack Obama hates old people...)
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To: justlurking

Did you know that until 1992 the Republicans had the “blue states”.

http://presidentelect.org/e1988.html

Then the commies somehow got it changed. Why do you think that would be?


14 posted on 09/11/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: Paladin2

Thanks for posting the link I had forgotten about that


15 posted on 09/11/2009 6:22:57 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Paladin2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQsRX6-NCnQ

Brett McGurk, the National Security Council’s Director for Iraq responds to Senator Reid’s comments that President Bush is a “liar” and the war in Iraq is “lost”


16 posted on 09/11/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Kaslin

Prayers for his successful removal from office. May God have mercy on Nevada. Amen.


17 posted on 09/11/2009 6:33:13 PM PDT by pray4liberty (I'm going to make me a T shirt that says "You Lie.")
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To: Kaslin
, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The Marxists always win close elections.

18 posted on 09/11/2009 6:43:05 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: pray4liberty
Last Sunday my husband & I attended a "Meet & Greet" for Tarkanian. We met Danny, his wife, Amy, and their three adorable little girls.

Danny did quite a bit of one on one talking and then gave a little summary of his qualifications with a Q & A session afterward. I have to say that we were impressed with his stand on all the major issues. So impressed that we have offered to host a Meet & Greet" in our home for the area we live in.

19 posted on 09/11/2009 6:52:21 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: wintertime
The Marxists always win close elections.

I doubt Reid actually won...the cheaters just switched the names.

20 posted on 09/11/2009 7:04:39 PM PDT by pray4liberty (I'm going to make me a T shirt that says "You Lie.")
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To: Paladin2

Which time? I still remember him making a public statement that he hated Bush... I was stunned the speaker of the house would be so strong against the POTUS.


21 posted on 09/11/2009 7:07:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: jdfromny

Because the Dems are of the “traffic light” persuasion: Greens too yellow to admit they’re really reds.


22 posted on 09/11/2009 7:10:37 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: maggief

That’s good as it has the video of Reid at the start. I’d start showing an ad in NV that included that clip and I’d hope that Rep. Wilson include that with clips of Pelosi claiming that the CIA lied.


23 posted on 09/11/2009 7:25:10 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: LA Woman3
Ain't no surprise. Just pour me a drink.....

...And I'll tell you some lies.

Yesterday's gone...

24 posted on 09/11/2009 8:02:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Kaslin

As a Nevada with inside info, let me just say Reid has more dirt on him than can be imagined. He will likely get crushed.


25 posted on 09/11/2009 11:54:12 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote

Wasn’t Reid the role model for the Nevadan senator in The Godfather?


26 posted on 09/12/2009 6:24:56 AM PDT by doberville
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To: jdfromny

Two are immigration and also a leftward shift in many churches who educate the young in morals, among other reasons.


27 posted on 09/12/2009 6:37:56 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Kaslin

They are kind to him. His attendance at college and religious ‘conversion’ had more to do with avoiding military service than anything else.


28 posted on 09/12/2009 6:39:11 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Kaslin

How a MANLY state like Nevada keeps electing a GIRLIE man like Reid who looks like his family tree has NO braches is waaaay beyond me.


29 posted on 09/12/2009 6:53:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: wintertime
The Marxists always win close elections.

And I have a feeling that this time around they will win many "not so close" ones too-elections that according to polling they have little chance of winning.

The cheating will be rampant and visible to all this time around, because there is no one and nothing that will stop it. Dingy Harry will probably sneak through in a "shocker".

30 posted on 09/12/2009 7:00:29 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (YOU LIE!! NO to Obomb-a-Care!!!)
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To: Kaslin
separated at birth???

31 posted on 09/12/2009 7:22:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking. In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other Senate seat two years later. Interestingly, Politico notes that Reid's in-state approval rating stands at just 36% -- statistically indistinguishable from the 35% approval rating of Ensign even after Ensign disclosed an affair with a former staffer.

32 posted on 09/12/2009 7:46:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Kaslin
Long way to go. Do not count Harry out yet.
33 posted on 09/12/2009 7:47:38 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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To: jdfromny

Same reason they took over the “liberal” moniker.


34 posted on 09/12/2009 7:54:28 AM PDT by P.O.E. (What's up with THAT?)
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To: Kaslin
Sen. Reid's undoing came early in his last term when he became a big shot in the Democratic Party and quickly morphed into someone Nevada voters did not recognize

Stick a fork in him and see if he's done.


35 posted on 09/12/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: wintertime

“, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes”

IIRC, there was a question about a large number of college kids from Utah who had just ‘moved’ to NV for school!


37 posted on 09/12/2009 3:49:55 PM PDT by charmedone
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