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?
1. No GOP ground game in Nevada.
3. Reno Rinos for Reid.
And just why are Harry’s campaign illegalities not being challenged by the GOP??? I mean free meals, gift cards, asking unions to email their employees, telling them how to vote. This at least needs to be made an issue on the floor of the Senate!!!
Just like OJ Harry will get his just reward. . . . . .
I wonder what effect the mysterious power failure had to play in his amazing overnight come from behind victory?
He stole it, of course.
At least we can now go after the Reid-Obama agenda, instead of the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda.
Don’t forget we got rid of Pelosi, who was way more powerful than Reid, and Reid’s power has been diminshed - let him try to get anymore socialist policies through the Senate, with 21 Senate DemocRats up for re-election in 2012.
It is really a shame to see such a beautiful state go completely to the dogs.. I still wonder how much criminals activity was done to get this old fart reelected..
I am also curious about the power failure. And whether they will have areas in which more than 100% of registered voters supposedly voted. I hope someone is looking into these issues.
Having the SEIU preprogram a few hundred thousand voting machines to vote for Dingy Harry certainly didn’t hurt!
Obama is right on one thing. Stay out of Vegas. It’s like the Democrats, Pretty at night then you wake up in the morning and find your wallet empty and the city looks like a dump.
Harrah’s management bussed their employees to the polls to vote for Hairy Reed.
Reid’s win is the best thing for the GOP. The impression will be that him and O are responsible for failures from now until the 2012 election.
Stay completely away from Nevada Casino towns!
Las Vegas, Laughlin, Reno, etc.
I wanted to see Reid go down in flames but there are some definite advantages to having him still in place:
1) he’s an ineffective, fossilized leader who will be the “face” of so much that’s wrong with the Demagogues over the next 2, 4, 6 years
2) getting to a bare majority in the Senate with RINOs like the sob sisters from Maine and Mr. Grahamnesty holding key votes would have been worse than useless on many issues
3) related to #1, Reid is utterly incapable of leading any movement or ‘selling’ liberal ideas on a national scale
4) we need to replace a lot of ‘Rat senators in 2012 before we can do anything effective in the Senate — the seats that were up this year strongly favored the Demagogues overall and it’s better to let Reid flail about for two more years as a castrated Majority Leader
The people of Nevada spoke. If they want a lying cheating thieving sack of monkey shit to be the person that represents them they got that.........
Just one added touch, otherwise perfect. :)
No, Clark County screwed the rest of us!
No more Vegas for me....
Maybe thats a good thing....
We will know where he is Sooo that he can be indited for voter fraud?..
What?.. but first somebody MUST investigate him?..
Hmmmm that could be a problem.. The DOJ dont investigate black people OR democrats..
New Jersey is for me. Bailout for Nevada will never happen.
Um, by having his son Rory be in charge of the voting machines? (No joke.)
Well, when the rest of the country recovers from this recession and NV and CA don't or lag behind, the people in those states will learn that elections have consequences.
Yeah, you're right. There is a silver lining to this after all. :^)
Sorry, I meant investigating the voting machines, but same thing really.
Six years can be a life time for a guy Harry’s age. Luckily Nev. now has a Republican governor...
Yep, don’t go to Harrahs anywhere int he country. They are all over, but do not patronize them. They were perfectly willing to crash this country in order to line their own pockets. If they will cheat voters, they will cheat patrons. Stay away from Harrahs.
My question is: If it’s such a good turnout machine, how come Reid’s son didn’t win? He got killed!