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Reid in electoral jeopardy in NV?

Polls are mere snapshots in time, and as such, should be taken with a grain of salt…especially 14+ months in advance of an election.  But man oh man, how awesomely McAwesome would this be?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trailing a top Republican challenger by 11 points ahead of next year’s election, according to a new poll.

The Mason-Dixon Polling and Research survey, reported Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, showed GOP candidate Danny Tarkanian leading Reid by 49 percent to 38 percent in Nevada.

Tarkanian is a former basketball player for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and recently announced his candidacy.

The new poll also showed Sue Lowden, chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and a possible candidate, leading Reid by 45 percent to 40 percent.

In other words, Reid’s losing to pretty much anyone he faces!  Ed’s got some great analysis of this, a snippet of which is here:

Under any other circumstances, that’s what Reid would do, but he can’t afford to retire now.  He would be the second Democratic Senate Majority Leader in a row to get thrown out of office by his own constituents (Tom Daschle got a compulsory retirement from South Dakotans), and he can’t allow that to happen by default with a retirement.  The embarrassment would permanently damage the Democratic agenda in the Senate and take what little luster remains of the Obama administration. The Democrats have to fight for Reid, which makes the stakes even higher for them — and the embarrassment even worse if he loses.

Will Reid try to save himself by retreating on ObamaCare and cap-and-trade?  Normally I’d guess yes, but I’m not sure that Reid will get the luxury of listening to his constituents.  If he wants a big Democratic Party rescue, he’ll need the national interests pushing for both big agenda items, especially the unions and the hard-Left organizers.  Without them, he’s sunk, big warchest or not.  Also, he’s probably boxed into the Obama agenda thanks to his actions this year and the yoke he shares with Nancy Pelosi and Obama.  It’s probably too late to salvage independents in Nevada already.

If the NV GOP has any competency at all, running the commercial over and over again where Filthy Harry says the war in Iraq was lost (as well as hit parade of other Reidisms) ought to do the trick.  How cool would it be to dispatch two consecutive Senate Democrat Leaders?


“You kids get off of my lawn!”

August 24, 2009 Posted by | polls, Reid | 5 Comments

Slacker president on another vacation

Geez, every time you turn around, Bush is taking another friggin’ vacation!  Europe, Yellowstone, Martha’s Vineyard…

Wait, did I say Bush?  My bad.  Details:

President Barack Obama and his family began a weeklong vacation on this Massachusetts island with a message to the reporters who have crowded the New England villages: Chill out and don’t expect much.
Pleading for privacy, the White House said Obama would have no public events while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard with his family and close friends.

Aides also asked that the journalists also not take pictures of the Obamas’ two young daughters, age 8 and 11, when they aren’t with the president.

I get confused by this guy all the time.  I mean, he puts his kids on the cover of magazines and trots them into photo-ops (during and since the campaign), then tells us that his kids are off limits.  Then on.  Then off.  I wish he’d make up his mind.

Also, I seem to remember the press getting their patchouli-crusted boxers in a bunch whenever Dubya would take a vacation.  These days?  Not so much.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 24, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias, Obama | 2 Comments

NY guv: My personal and political failings are totally my fault…just kidding! It’s because I’m black that people notice them!

NY Dem governor Paterson isn’t liked very well by New Yorkers, for a ton of reasons that can be summed up as merely “professional and personal failures”!  Naturally, this can mean only one thing: it’s because he’s black.  Yes sir, the leftist MSM is piling on him because he’s black, and he warns that B.O. is getting skewered by the media (say what?) for the same reason.

For his part, B.O. is telling Paterson to shut his cakehole about it.  I don’t think that Oprompter wants another “reflexively trashing Whitey” moment like he did with the Cambridge Police incident, since he didn’t fare too well in that mess.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, New York, Obama | 1 Comment

Obama: ObamaCare will NOT pay for abortions; FactCheck: Yes, it will

Whom should I believe?  A compulsive liar who has a proven track record of corruption and thuggery, or an organization that prides itself on accuracy with data and investigative facts to back up their claims?

I’m leaning towards the latter.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | abortion, health care, Obama | 3 Comments