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Harry Reid plan: 'Vaporize' 2010 GOP opponent
Politico ^ | 10/20/09 | Manu Raju

Posted on 10/20/2009 12:45:15 PM PDT by pissant

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is prepared to run a sharply negative campaign if that’s what it takes to win reelection next year, with a top adviser predicting that the Nevada Democrat will “vaporize” his Republican challengers with attack ads.

Trailing in the polls and under constant attack from the GOP, Reid’s campaign has just launched a warm-and-fuzzy million-dollar ad campaign to reintroduce the veteran senator to his constituents. But Reid’s team also wants to be the one that introduces lesser-known opponents to the electorate — and will be ready, when the time comes, to unleash a torrent of ads branding challengers as untested and unprepared for the job.

Now in the campaign’s sites: Sue Lowden, a wealthy gaming executive, former state senator and former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, and Danny Tarkanian, a Las Vegas businessman and the son of legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

“I expect him to vaporize Lowden or Tarkanian or whoever is the opponent,” said a Reid adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss campaign strategy.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010election; campaignfraud; corruption; dannytarkanian; democratcorruption; democrats; dingyharry; elections; harrypipsqueakreid; harryreid; liberalfascism; lowden; reid; suelowden; tarkanian
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If the GOP can't beat this incompetent POS, they might as well hang up the cleats and go home.

1 posted on 10/20/2009 12:45:16 PM PDT by pissant
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2 posted on 10/20/2009 12:47:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: pissant

I’ll bet the Republican challengers are quaking in their boots...


3 posted on 10/20/2009 12:48:36 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: pissant

Lose they will, if the GOP again listens to media warnings against “going negative” while the democrats pull out all the stops.


4 posted on 10/20/2009 12:48:57 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: pissant

I’d like to see the woman run. Not that it would be a cakewalk for either, but women are going to tend to have fewer skeletons in their closets, so to speak, and having some nasty personal scandal just waiting for Reid’s henchmen to discover is probably the best way to ensure he gets an easy win.

Hope the Rs are smart enough to vet any challenger carefully because you know there’s nothing more dangerous than a snake that’s cornered, and that’s dingy harry...


5 posted on 10/20/2009 12:50:46 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: pissant

“...“I think he will do anything to win,” Jon Ralston, an influential Nevada political analyst, said of Reid’s 2010 campaign. “To be fair, I think he’ll do anything legal to win.”...”

Don’t bet on the “legal” part. Reid only knows how to do three things, LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL!


6 posted on 10/20/2009 12:51:13 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: pissant

"I'll vaporize 'im!"

7 posted on 10/20/2009 12:52:32 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: skeeter

>> Lose they will, if the GOP again listens to media warnings against “going negative” while the democrats pull out all the stops.

The GOP needs to run a “scorched earth” campaign in ‘10. Utterly destroy as many ‘Rats as possible with the fire and brimstone of truth.

Lord knows they have enough ammunition. But it’s likely they don’t have brains or balls enough to use it.


8 posted on 10/20/2009 12:53:17 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: bigbob

How about a conservative, for a change, regardless of gender or ethnicity. We’ve got a Senate full of RINOs already. Need some more backbone to help bolster the DeMint, Sessions and Inhofe wing, that is constantly swimming upstream.


9 posted on 10/20/2009 12:53:23 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Oh no ... Reid is gonna vaporize us


10 posted on 10/20/2009 12:53:53 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Fido969

ROFLMAO!!!


11 posted on 10/20/2009 12:55:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Vaporize? What’s Reid going to do - fart at his opponent?


12 posted on 10/20/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: pissant

Ewww are they shakingin their boots???? That’s what that headline is intended to do!


13 posted on 10/20/2009 12:56:45 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: pissant
Warm and fuzzy...


14 posted on 10/20/2009 12:57:00 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: skeeter

The economy in Nevada is going to be very poor next Fall and that will help the GOP a lot, but we still need to get after Dinghy Harry and tie him to Pelosi and BHO as much as possible. I think he definitely can be beaten in a tough, close election.


15 posted on 10/20/2009 12:57:06 PM PDT by your local physicist (Gridlock is good...in Washington.)
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To: Fido969

lol...dinghy Harry’s going to lose in the same way Daschle lost in South Dakota.


16 posted on 10/20/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT by your local physicist (Gridlock is good...in Washington.)
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To: marvlus

They better be careful when they start their cars...


17 posted on 10/20/2009 1:01:21 PM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: pissant

Creigh Deeds has been trying out this strategy in Virginia. His poll numbers have gone from bad to worse.


18 posted on 10/20/2009 1:02:26 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: pissant

So I know someone very very well. He was, for years, the personal bodyguard of a famous casino owner. He says on behalf of his boss, he used to bring Reid envelopes of cash every now and then.


19 posted on 10/20/2009 1:02:34 PM PDT by Leisler (It's going to be a hard, long winter)
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To: your local physicist

Reid’s been running TV here in Las Vegas for months now....as well as radio....he’s got $$$$$........have yet to see or hear anything from Lowden or Tarkanian.


20 posted on 10/20/2009 1:03:28 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Ocents.com - You Lie & Joker stamps, tees, mousepads, bumper stickers....etc)
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To: pissant

Well, Hello there Dingy!!!

21 posted on 10/20/2009 1:05:44 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.)
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To: Seeking the truth
Lowden, Tarkanian, and the other GOP candidates need to agree on a non-attack pact for the primaries and just talk about their plans for the future of America. Don't give Dirty Harry any ideas he can use in the general election.

If Lowden or Tarkanian can poll well against Reid next summer after the primaries, either one can raise a ton of money from all over America. I know I'm going to contribute to any GOP candidate who has a chance to beat Reid.

22 posted on 10/20/2009 1:08:43 PM PDT by your local physicist (Gridlock is good...in Washington.)
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To: pissant
Every Freeper and conservative in Nevada needs to print these Harry Reid Zero dollars out and start getting them in 'circulation' out there, to friends, during campaign meetings, passing them out like buttons, leaving them in various places during their travels during the day, etc. Easily transportable, biting sarcastic but truthful. Sows doubt among the enemies and REALLY tweaks them off. There are three bills that feature Dirty Harry Reid. Here they are:

The first Dirty Harry Zero Dollar. Here it is (top image is the front, of course, bottom image is the back):


"The Trio" for Obamacare - the new Trio Zero Dollar - is now out for download and passing out to friends (or enemies) or leaving in various places for others to find. Front of the bill is first image.

Here's the POMPOUS HARRY REID bill. Front side first.

For the whole series of

Zero dollar bills, go here:

"Flickr Archive of Zero Bills"


23 posted on 10/20/2009 1:09:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: pissant

I think they must have 'misheard' the comment. Harry Reid is going to vaporize instead. He is such a mean, stupid little fart he couldn't vaporize anyone.

24 posted on 10/20/2009 1:11:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Leisler

The character of the Nevada Senator in “The Godfather Part II” was taken directly from Harry Reid.


25 posted on 10/20/2009 1:11:52 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: pissant

Truly, some people are alive only because it is against the law to kill them.


26 posted on 10/20/2009 1:15:48 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: pissant

BTTT


27 posted on 10/20/2009 1:20:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: pissant

Republicans should start preparing Nevadans NOW for this strategy. A simple ad acknowledging the “warm and Fuzzy” ads with a closing message to the Voters:

As the election nears and Harry Reid finds himself about to lose, what he thinks is a LIFETIME job, prepare yourself for the nastiest, ugliest, attack ads Nevada has ever seen. It is a sure sign that it is time for a politician to go home. When it becomes more about keeping him in power than about serving the best interests of Nevada IT IS TIME FOR HARRY TO GO HOME.


28 posted on 10/20/2009 1:22:50 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: pissant

Raise shields!


29 posted on 10/20/2009 1:22:59 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: Hodar

http://www.nonstick.com/sounds/Marvin_The_Martian/ltmm_019.mp3


30 posted on 10/20/2009 1:23:50 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: LeonardFMason
When it becomes more about keeping him in power than about serving the best interests of Nevada IT IS TIME FOR HARRY TO GO HOME.

Sounds like the good beginnings of a campaign ad.

31 posted on 10/20/2009 1:26:35 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: pissant

Reid is a crook, pure and simple.


32 posted on 10/20/2009 1:27:15 PM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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So he’s following the Corzine strategy? Obfuscate your own abysmal record and subterranean approval ratings, and spend $30 million on division attack ads?

Classy guy, that Harry Reid.

If there is any justice left in this world, Reid will be unceremoneously kicked out of the senate and on to his ass back in Searchlight, NV.


33 posted on 10/20/2009 1:28:19 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is prepared to run a sharply negative campaign if that’s what it takes to win reelection next year...

Why should his campaign differ from any other Democrat campaign?

34 posted on 10/20/2009 1:29:40 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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... with a top adviser predicting that the Nevada Democrat will “vaporize” his Republican challengers ....

So Dingy Harry is going to become a homicide bomber?

35 posted on 10/20/2009 1:31:50 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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"Why should his campaign differ from any other Democrat campaign?"

Or specifically his. LOL

Whatta colossal dirtball who's gonna get his comeuppance real soon, I suspect.

36 posted on 10/20/2009 1:31:55 PM PDT by Landru (If you want to perform for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, 5 days, a YEAR! Call...)
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To: skeeter

The GOP needs to get after Reid on certain issues but there’s a danger in getting too nasty and using too much dirt against Reid, even though it is the truth. If we run a campaign that is just as nasty and dirty as Reid’s campaign, then we look too much like him and we don’t appeal to Republican and independent voters. Rather than a lot of nasty attacks on Reid, it’s more effective to counter-attack strongly and hit Reid hard for false statements that he makes about his Republican opponent. I think a hard-hitting counter-attack campaign is better than a lot of nasty first attacks on Reid. We want to differentiate GOP candidates from the democRATs and run more positive, upbeat, inspiring campaigns that appeal to business people and professional people. I say we should counter-attack very hard and fast against Reid but don’t run many first attacks against him, just tie him constantly to Pelosi and BHO.


37 posted on 10/20/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT by your local physicist (Gridlock is good...in Washington.)
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To: hgro

Ny good friend “Old” Bob L. sure got screwed over by dirty Harry in a land deal! I won’t say any more right now. I’ll save my ammo for closer to election time.


38 posted on 10/20/2009 1:47:16 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Landru

Who can post the Harry Reid “Nevada horse crap” painting?


39 posted on 10/20/2009 1:48:41 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: your local physicist
We need not be afraid of speaking the truth.

If the GOP is, or remains so, then we truly are screwed.

40 posted on 10/20/2009 1:50:20 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: WellyP
"Who can post the Harry Reid “Nevada horse crap” painting?"

You mean there's some Dingy Harry artwork floating 'round out there, Welly?
Pray-tell, would love to view this portrait of the bottom feeder supreme! LOL

41 posted on 10/20/2009 1:54:45 PM PDT by Landru (If you want to perform for 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, 5 days, a YEAR! Call...)
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Ah but it takes an aggressive GOP plan, turnout to overcome a Dem registration advantage. It can be done but it will take the opponent to let the vaporization go over his back and just hit the media outlets, the public, the airwaves with Reid’s socialist pacifist agenda and go out with cheer to take over that seat.


42 posted on 10/20/2009 1:55:20 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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This puke is the poster child for garbage faced commies.


43 posted on 10/20/2009 1:57:56 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (It's simple. The Second Coming is near. READ the Bible and what IT says about these times!)
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To: pissant

Not sure he is beatable.
Reid is a made man. He is the Vegas mob’s man and regardless of the vote count, Reid will be the winner.


44 posted on 10/20/2009 2:18:58 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That would make a very nice billboard.


45 posted on 10/20/2009 2:21:01 PM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Reid is prepared to run a sharply negative campaign

46 posted on 10/20/2009 2:27:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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How to beat Harry Reid:

1. Find where he keeps his coffin.
2. Come there during daylight.
3. Drive stake through heart.
4. Duck and cover for inevitable hurricane wind and breaking glass.
5. Win election by default.


47 posted on 10/20/2009 2:29:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: listenhillary

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2128294/posts


48 posted on 10/20/2009 2:30:57 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

Very good!


49 posted on 10/20/2009 2:32:39 PM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: Eleutheria5

6. Keep .44 Magnum revolver with silver bullets handy, just for backup.


50 posted on 10/20/2009 2:33:24 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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