Skip to comments.How Harry Reid Won Re-Election
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT by IbJensen
Las Vegas (AP) - Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn't let that happen. He adeptly painted opponent Sharron Angle as an extremist immediately after she won her primary -- and proceeded to make the contest as much about her awkward and unconventional statements as Reid's own troubles.
Then he deployed his secret weapon: a powerful turnout machine that brought Democratic and Hispanic voters out to the polls in droves.
Reid's relentless TV ad assault against Angle and his powerful get-out-the-vote effort were huge factors in his no-holds-barred victory over Angle on a day when Republicans seized control of the House and gained Senate seats.
Talking with reporters Wednesday, Reid pointed to Angle's proposal to privatize Social Security as a defining contrast between them. He calls it one of the great government programs in history.
Reid's first negative TV ad of the campaign, put up just days after the June primary, portrayed Angle as a heartless budget-slasher who would abandon the elderly. "Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security," a narrator intoned darkly. "What's next?"
Angle argued that she wanted to make changes only for younger workers, but the damage was done.
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BS! Lies and union voting machines did the trick!
He’ll be the best face for the (D) obstructionism...........................
Really boycott LAS VEGAS and HARRAH’S ! !
dont forget the crony capitalist casino owner, who trucked their employees en masse to the polls...
In Nevada, it looks like the elections are like the casinos: The odds are rigged in the house’s favor.
Social Security, one of the greatest government programs in history? Please. More like one of the greatest Ponzi schemes in history.
Reid claimed Sharron Angle wanted to throw seniors under the bus, but in reality that’s what Obamacare does, and Reid pushed this fraud of a takeover through the Senate.
What about the SEIU controlled voting machines? The illegals being bused to the polls by Harrahs? Early voting?
Doesn’t pass the smell test.
And his shady land deals?
Good luck, Nevada. Reid isn’t a “777”, he’s snake eyes.
The people of Nevada spoke. If they want a lying cheating thieving sack of shit to be the person that represents them they got that.........
The article left out the very important factor of the turnout game. Every Union goon in Las Vegas was loading people into buses and instructing them to vote for REID. Many are saying the voting machines were rigged. (Why Angle is not Contesting the Election I have no idea)
Harry had a lot of help from Harrah’s. We ought to keep that in mind before planning any trips to NV.
But in 2012 he will go from his leadership position back to being one of the herd if we are vigilant and lucky.
Frankly I dont think this is as much about Reid and his machine as it is about an electorate stuck on stupid.
Exactly & so did California!
A poll tax isn’t fair, but an IQ test is.
“BS! Lies and union voting machines did the trick!”
Easy, Harry Reid’s son investigated the fraudulent machines. Declared no problem here.
What makes a big turn-out of voters, a secret weapon?