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Angle wins NV GOP Senate primary

Guys, I’ve got huge reservations about this race.

I mentioned on my radio show the other night that I think the Tea Party may have done more harm than good.  Polls show that Reid has been unable to get over 42% in NV, but the biggest number I’ve seen Angle have is 44%.  I think both Lowden and Tarkanian would have been better adversaries for Reid.  It didn’t help when Lowden talked about bartering chickens for healthcare as an alternative to ObamaCare, and her numbers began to tank after that.

The Tea Party groups loved Angle, saying she was sufficiently conservative for their liking.  Great!  But was there anything about Tark and Lowden that showed they weren’t conservative, especially since those two were going to the Tea Party rallies, too?  It makes me wonder if they didn’t just snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Reid’s already ramping up the attacks on Angle as a right-wing kook.  NV is a centrist state that went for Bush in 2000 and 2004, but went for Obama in 2008.  Nevadans hate ObamaCare and Reid, so hopefully, that will be enough to retire the senile old coot come November.


June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Reid, Tea Party


  1. Outside of the politically active, Angle is relatively unknown here in Nevada. I would expect her numbers to rise as she gains more exposure, so long as she doesn’t commit any gaffes.

    Lowden didn’t do herself any favors, with her dishonest Scientology attacks on Angle (at least with the right). Reid will likely use the same tactic, which will hopefully backfire.

    Comment by John | June 9, 2010

  2. I’m with you on this one Crush. While I understand the context in which Angle made the chicken bartering comment, Reid is already ramping up to portray her as a kook and I’m sure the mainstream media will only be too happy to help him. It also doesn’t help that Angle apparently voiced her support for banning alcohol in a state whose tourist industry is largely reliant upon alcohol consumption. The unions will have a field day with that.
    I hope and pray we didn’t just re-elect Reid.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 9, 2010

  3. Kanaka Girl, that was Lowden that made the chicken bartering comment, not Sharron Angle. Also, Sharron Angle never supported an alcohol ban; that was yet another lying attack which helped sink Sue Lowden.

    Comment by John | June 9, 2010

  4. I feel like I channeling my inner James Carville in saying, “It’s the economy stupid.” If the economy turns by November and the people of Nevada start finding jobs, the election will go to Reid. If it doesn’t turn, Reid is done for.

    Comment by Steve | June 9, 2010

  5. You’re right John it was Lowden…sorry I misspoke.
    Whether she said it or not, the press is pushing the ban on alcohol story as Angle’s and I’m sure Reid will ride that horse all the way to election day.
    I personally like what Angle stands for – especially getting us out of the UN – but she’s going to need a boatload of cash to be able to counter the vicious attacks that will be coming her way. I just hope and pray she can pull it off and send Reid packing for good.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 9, 2010

  6. Steve,

    In order for the economy to make a come back by November would require actually creating over 200,000 jobs a week – every week.


    I saw your comment on another blog and decided to stop by a read. You make excellent points about the upcoming NV Senate election. One thing I would keep in mind is the growing anti-incumbent sentiment. People are tired of the “usual suspects” and are starting to vote their displeasure.

    Comment by Frank | June 9, 2010

  7. Frank,

    Welcome to my blog. Glad to have your input! 🙂

    You’re half-right about the economy making a comeback and its requirements. Where I think you may be missing is that the economy could make a comeback if the media reports that it’s making a comeback. And with the House in jeopardy in November, you can best believe that the MSM will indeed be touting a “recovering” economy as election day nears.

    I’m not saying that Angle can’t win…I just don’t know if she will win. You’re right, there is a huge anti-incumbent sentiment out there, and Reid typifies what the electorate despises. That said, never underestimate the ability of money and propaganda to swing an election in one’s favor. The Dems have perfected that art for the last four years. But it helps us, the good guys, that Reid’s about as popular as BP right now!

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 10, 2010

  8. The media will give that impression that may make people think the economy is rebounding due to their bias. But also if people start feeling like things are getting better with their personal economy (true or not) may give cause for people to drink the Obamacrat Kool-Aide. This may make it a much closer race.

    Most people believe, the government can control the economy. That is why most people are Dems. The truth is the government can only hinder the economy. The fact we’re not in depression is due to the strength of the free market inspite of government intevention. If the economy turns and begins to show recovery just slightly, the government will take credit, and the voters will believe it because the press will say it so.

    Comment by Steve | June 10, 2010

  9. I know it’s early, but as of today, Rasmussen has Angle over Reid 50%-39%.

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 10, 2010

  10. The government and the media have been trying to report an economic recovery for the better part of a year now, and it hasn’t worked yet. There is just too much economic pain out there. At this point, they have a reverse case of crying wolf.

    This goes much deeper than mere anti-incumbent sentiment, especially with Reid. With his unwavering support of Obama, given that Obama’s remarks and actions have directly resulted in economic downturn here, there is a sense of betrayal.

    Comment by John | June 11, 2010

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