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Raggio endorses Reid
Lahontan Valley News ^ | Oct 7 2010 | GEOFF DORNAN

Posted on 10/07/2010 9:35:57 PM PDT by VictoryGal

Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, regarded as the most powerful and respected Republican in Nevada, announced Thursday he will support Democrat Harry Reid over Sharron Angle in the closely contested U.S. Senate race.

In an open letter, Raggio slammed Angle's legislative record and what he referred to as her extreme positions on the issues.

He also mentioned Angle's negative campaign against him for the Nevada Senate seat saying she distorted his record, calling him a liar and a RINO (Republican In Name Only.)

“I never heard one word from her, or a concession, or an offer of support,” he wrote. “Instead, she lent aid and comfort to an effort to recall me as state senator.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: dingyharry; reid; rino; rulingclass
RINOs are pieces of crap. Just like McVain, it's all about them and their personal paybacks. Never mind what's good for the country.
1 posted on 10/07/2010 9:36:04 PM PDT by VictoryGal
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To: VictoryGal

Goes to show you how wise a move it really is to sh*tcan every RINO we can. They are democrats in drag.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 9:37:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: VictoryGal
Well, at least his last name is apropos.
3 posted on 10/07/2010 9:39:33 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: VictoryGal
NoRinos Pictures, Images and Photos
4 posted on 10/07/2010 9:40:42 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: VictoryGal

These RINO’s have to go!


5 posted on 10/07/2010 9:41:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VictoryGal

RINOs are worse than Democrats.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 9:42:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: VictoryGal

Nothing personal there.


7 posted on 10/07/2010 9:42:23 PM PDT by ziravan ("Are you better off now than you were 7 trillion dollars ago?")
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To: VictoryGal

Sounds like he has a personal problem.


8 posted on 10/07/2010 9:42:34 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: VictoryGal

Never heard of this Raggio before
BUT
endorsing a POC like Reid is inexcusable.
Is Reno gonna get rid of this jerk?


9 posted on 10/07/2010 9:43:41 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: VictoryGal
He also mentioned Angle's negative campaign against him for the Nevada Senate seat saying she distorted his record, calling him a liar and a RINO (Republican In Name Only.)

At first, I couldn't figure out why any Republican would support Harry "Federal-Income-Taxes-Are-Voluntary" Reid. After all, the clown's a moron. But, reading further I find out that he's just PO'ed because Angle campaigned against him. It's a bitch when you have to run on your record, isn't it? A little bit of the sour grapes, perhaps?

10 posted on 10/07/2010 9:43:55 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: VictoryGal

This 85 year old Raggio has drawn much criticism from Tea Party Republicans because of his support for tax increases.


11 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:11 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: econjack
Teachable moment for Raggie

Do what you campaign on or the home folks may ask you to come home...

12 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: VictoryGal

This really confirms two things. The first is that the primary voters chose wisely, and that the Tea Party movement is totally justified in doing whatever it can to drive out the RINOs.

It’s hard to think of RINOs any more as anything other than unmasked fifth columnists. Once exposed and countered, they go on a last minute spree of sabotage, trying to destroy as much as possible in their final few minutes.

“If I go down, I’m taking you all down with me!”

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 9:48:35 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: VictoryGal

He’s a fossil incumbent of the owrst kind.

Elected in 1972, he is the longest-serving state senator in the history of Nevada.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 9:49:49 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: bossmechanic

Everyone in NV has heard about him.

Elected in 1972, he is the longest-serving state senator in the history of Nevada.

The old fossil is recuperating at home from back surgery.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 9:51:59 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: VictoryGal
He also mentioned Angle's negative campaign against him for the Nevada Senate seat saying she distorted his record, calling him a liar and a RINO
He just proved Sharron's accusations to be true.
 
16 posted on 10/07/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: iowamark
This 85 year old Raggio

He needs to retire as does my congressman who's of a similar age and nearly invisible.

17 posted on 10/07/2010 9:53:39 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: VictoryGal

I hate RINO’s, we’re better off with Democrats than POS like this.


18 posted on 10/07/2010 9:56:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: VictoryGal

“He also mentioned Angle’s negative campaign against him for the Nevada Senate seat saying she distorted his record, calling him a liar and a RINO (Republican In Name Only.)”

At least he had the decency to prove Sharron Angle right.


19 posted on 10/07/2010 9:57:54 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: VictoryGal
If true, Raggio need to be voted out as soon as possible.

5.56mm

20 posted on 10/07/2010 9:58:17 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: All

Reid was defended tonight on Hannity by The Huckster because of a vote for giving pedophiles viagra. The Huckster said “To be fair The Senator doesn’t read everything in every bill. WELL WHY THE F@#K NOT. Your spending our money Senators. I was shocked when Sean didn’t hammer home that message. It’s why Sharon is running because we “Average Americans” are sick of the lazy ass politicians who have a staff and volunteers in the hundreds not reading the crap their passing.


21 posted on 10/07/2010 9:59:19 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: VictoryGal

Another Repub unworthy of support.

If he just said he didn’t like her, it would be one thing. Bad enough under the circumstances. But to come right out and support the single worst Democrat in the entire Senate, this suggests that Harry has got to him. No Repub would ever support Harry Reid, under no circumstance could it happen. But it happened. Something made it happen and that something is Reid.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 9:59:28 PM PDT by marron
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To: VictoryGal

His public career needs to end.


23 posted on 10/07/2010 10:06:15 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: M Kehoe; onyx
The 2011 session will be his last because of term limits.
24 posted on 10/07/2010 10:07:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: VictoryGal

Its almost as if over the years, the Republican Party has been gradually infiltrated by Democrat Party undercover agents.

I have often thought about how easy it would be for this to happen, but never really thought it could.

Now that I see all of these so called Republicans coming out for Democrats, I have to wonder.


25 posted on 10/07/2010 10:09:58 PM PDT by wistful
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To: george76
Good evening.

The 2011 session will be his last because of term limits.

Damn, doesn't give the voters of NV the satisfaction of voting his sorry rino ass out of office. Oh well...

5.56mm

26 posted on 10/07/2010 10:10:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: VictoryGal

If Angle called him a RINO, it looks like it is being proven correct. Well, at least he didn’t try to start a write-in campaign but he is still doing his best to sabotage his party’s nominee.


27 posted on 10/07/2010 10:11:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: VictoryGal

Well, we see that the state of Nevada republicans is nearly-socialist.


28 posted on 10/07/2010 10:15:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: onyx
The old fossil is recuperating at home from back surgery.

He's a RINO so his spine has already been removed. Must be some other part of his back.

29 posted on 10/07/2010 10:17:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: counterpunch

Which is why she won in the first place.


30 posted on 10/07/2010 10:20:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (The waywardness of the thoughtless shall slay them,and the confidence of fools shall destroy them.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

We can only hope...


31 posted on 10/07/2010 10:25:23 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: VictoryGal

It’s not just about the paycheck. RINO’s ARE liberals with a R after their names.

READ HERE (NOTE Goal #15):

Communist Goals (1963)

Documention below

Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [”]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


32 posted on 10/07/2010 10:31:39 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: VictoryGal

Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, regarded as the most powerful and respected Republican in Nevada

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If he is so powerful and respected, how did Angle kick his a@@?


33 posted on 10/07/2010 11:08:08 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

LOL. Yes, for certain.


34 posted on 10/08/2010 12:48:43 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: liberty or death
Good old Huckabee!

And some actually think that lamebrain should be President!

35 posted on 10/08/2010 3:09:23 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: liberty or death

Huckabee is a frickin moron.


36 posted on 10/08/2010 3:18:06 AM PDT by rintense
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To: liberty or death

I saw that segment too, it is surreal, isn’t it?


37 posted on 10/08/2010 5:06:06 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: VictoryGal

Yup, but come election day, you’ll find plenty of freepers who will tell you to hold your nose and vote for these scumbags.


38 posted on 10/08/2010 6:27:18 AM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: VictoryGal

“MOST respected Republican in Nevada”???

WTF??

I am Republican & I live in Nevada.

Sure don’t want Raggio in the state legislature for one moment longer than necessary.

He sounds like sour grapes all the time.


39 posted on 10/08/2010 9:51:30 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: wistful

I guess the infiltration did not end with Nelson A. Rockefeller. Maybe even Richard M. Nixon was a Democrat in drag.


40 posted on 10/08/2010 10:58:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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