Harry Reid Losing Nevada
Wow. Just wow. New poll in Nevada by Vitale & Associates (July 29-30, 510 LV, MoE +/-4.4%) shows incumbent Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid losing by six points to Sue Lowden, chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, 44-38, with 10% undecided. Real Clear Politics has more. You can consider this an open thread.
ACLU: Election fraud is a civil right.
…that someone surveying the situation might be forgiven in thinking that it’s implicitly permitted: but no, we don’t actually want election fraud to happen. When it does – like it did in Pennsylvania – and we can catch them at it, we put the people who did it on trial. And then, apparently, we have the ACLU wander in and pick the wrong side to | Read More »
Even post-adultery, Ensign still more popular than Reid.
Admittedly, Ensign’s taken one heck of a drop, but he’s still at least more liked than disliked. Favorable / Unfavorable Sen. Ensign (R): 39 / 37 (May 12-14: 53 / 18) Sen. Reid (D): 34 / 46 Job Approval/Disapproval Reid: 43 / 55 Ensign: 48 / 45 Jim Geraghty thinks that Reid should try having an affair; I will not be cruel and write the | Read More »
Las Vegas is so gay: Congress at work
Disney, unhappy with a drop off in tourism, has come up with a novel idea to get people to go see the rat and his minion in Florida: tax them. Jeff Birnbaum, writing in the Washington Post last year, did a stunning job capturing just what an astroturf campaign the tourism industry has created in Congress. It is widely accepted at Disney — if not | Read More »
A Law to Be Named Later, Nevada makes things harder
Nevada’s legislators have long desired to do something that they haven’t been able to do. I understand. It happens in baseball. Two teams want to trade a player, but can’t decide who to trade for that player. So, one team hands over, say, their left-fielder for “a player to be named later” from the other team. These deals require tremendous trust. I wonder how much | Read More »
Obama privileged to be in Las Vegas.
So. Back in February the President went to Elkhart, Indiana and made a speech where, as Deceiver.com helpfully reminds us, he included this part: You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime. There’s got to be some accountability and some responsibility, and that’s something that I intend to impose as president of the | Read More »
Harry Reid attacked Barbara Bush in his book.
(Via AoSHQ): In 1988, I was a Democrat. I came from a long line of Democrats; we were a good union household, the old blue-collar generation pushing the new generation into white collar. When it came to political heroes, it was FDR, Truman, JFK all the way: my parents voted for Carter, and grumbled about Reagan throughout his term. 1988 was my first election, and | Read More »
Senator Harry Reid’s *un*favorables hits 50.
Somewhere in Nevada, a Republican has just decided to run for Senator. We do not know his or her name, but whoever it is, he or she worries Senator Harry Reid right now: CARSON CITY — Nearly half of Nevadans have had enough of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the powerful Democrat heads into his re-election campaign, a new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll finds. | Read More »
Want to Cure Your State’s Budget Ills? Attract the Millionaires
If you live in a state that is having budget problems (Hint: You are living in a state that has budget problems), your legislature is probably trying to figure out how to fix said problems. There’s lots of ways to do this, but only some of them actually make sense. One of the politically least popular (especially in Purple to Blue states) is to cut | Read More »
Obama Stiffs Nevada Governor To Raise Money For Reid
On May 26th Barack Obama is heading to a star studded event in Las Vegas, Nevada which will include show girls to raise funds for the re-election bid for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid is already facing an uphill climb for his campaign to return to the Senate in 2010 which sparked the trip by Obama and the fund raiser for Reid. Usually when | Read More »
Change? Nevada Governor lashes out at president
Perhaps now is not the time to “set aside childish things”? The “change” president is unwilling to meet with Nevada’s Governor Jim Gibbons (R). The president has denied Gibbons’s request for a meeting on Nevada’s sluggish tourism industry during his visit to the state for fund raiser for Harry Reid. From the Las Vegas Sun: The governor had sent the president a letter last month | Read More »
Are They Out of Session Yet?
While Americans readily share power with their representatives, those representatives tend to resent sharing power with the people who choose them. Need proof? Take Colorado. Last year, legislators passed a statute to restrict the petition process that Governor Ritter had to veto. Then legislators offered up Referendum O, to make it tougher for citizens to place initiative amendments on the ballot. Voters defeated it. Now, | Read More »
Happy Anniversary Harry Reid
Two years ago this April 19th, Harry Reid declared the war in Iraq “lost.” “Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters. Reid was utterly wrong and has never retracted | Read More »
The difference between ‘libertarian’ and ‘liberal,’ courtesy of Harry Reid.
[Libertarian]: “Voluntary taxation” = You can choose whether or not to participate in the tax system. [Liberal]: “Voluntary taxation” = You calculate and send in your taxes, instead of your employer. And, oh, yes, you don’t have to pay taxes on a house if you don’t want to own one. Watching an example of the former explain the definition to an example of the latter | Read More »
By the way, we’re having a trade war with Mexico.
Yes, yes, I know: NAFTA’s supposed to prevent that sort of thing, but we’re having one anyway: Ricardo Alday, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington said pressuring politicians by hitting imports from states with key Democratic leaders with tariffs of up to 90 percent “is one the main considerations,” for the action, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday. The official list of products has | Read More »