Sunday, October 10, 2010

Endorsement: Sharron Angle For U.S. Senate



November 2nd  is shaping up to be perhaps the most 
crucial Mid -Term election in modern American history.


Facing what is unarguably the darkest  economic climate 
since the Great Depression, the choices facing Americans 
could not be more clear.


Either we continue on the same path we are on now - 
more debt, more spending, more government regulation,
or we use this crisis as an opportunity to make a clean
break with the past and begin anew.


And to begin anew, it is going to take more than just
new policies. It is going to take new people in the House
and Senate; new people untainted by the failed policies
and platitudes of BOTH parties which have placed us 
in the predicament we are in now.


And, here in Nevada, we have an opportunity to start
the national renewal process  that is so badly needed.


We can begin by sending Sharron Angle to represent us 
in Washington.

And why are we opposed to Harry Reid?  Because 
in 24 years in the Senate, good ol' Harry has gone
from representing Nevada in Washington to representing
Washington to Nevada.


We can begin with ObamaCare - the "healthcare reform"
that wasn't. The president had started with a good 
premise - that health care in the United States was both 
too expensive and inaccessible for the vast majority of 
Americans. The Bush years had seen an explosion in 
premium costs, vast reductions in coverage, and huge 
oligopoly profits for the health insurance industry. 
The system was irretrievably broken, and crying out 
for drastic reform.


Yet, when the "public option" was on the table, 
together with necessary cost controls on pharmaceuticals 
and the insurance industry, it was Harry Reid, more 
than anyone else, who bluntly told the president that 
anything that restricted the profits of the health insurance 
industry and Big Pharma was off the table.


Not only would true reform never pass the Senate, 
Harry said, but also that he personally could not support 
any bill that did not keep control of health care delivery
with the for-profit private sector.


And now we know where that has led us. Health care
premiums are rising at 25-30% rates, millions are facing
the loss of all of their health coverage through employer
plans, and costs are escalating through the roof.


If your employer is dropping your health coverage or
doubling or tripling your premiums or deductibles, you 
can thank Harry Reid for that.


And, as the Las Vegas Review-Journal points out, in 
its Oct. 3 endorsement of  Ms. Angle:


" As he has climbed higher and higher in the Democratic
hierarchy, he has veered further and further to the left,
becoming politically disconnected from Nevada and its
residents "


Truer word was never spoken. And on the other failed
policies of the past two years, on bailouts for Wall Street
and the auto companies, on the pork-laden "stimulus",
on "cap-and-trade" that threatens to sink the nation into 
permanent uncompetitiveness, Harry Reid has led the 
charge for it all.


Indeed, it can plausibly be argued that rather than"hitching
his wagon" to the Obama agenda, it was Harry Reid who
convinced the President that in order to succeed he needed 
to conform his program to  the Harry Reid-Nancy Pelosi 
agenda of  high taxes, intrusive regulation,and crony 
capitalism for Wall Street and the Fortune 500.

Finally, there's the issue of who supports who in 
this contest. Not only has Harry Reid obtained the 
support of the usual Democrat suspects (including 
the public employee unions), but he has also obtained 
the support of almost every private interest needing a 
government-granted "favor" in either 
Washington or Carson City.


Both the U.S. and Nevada Chambers of Commerce 
are supporting Reid. The gambling and mining 
interests  have loaded up his campaign coffers 
with most of the $25 million Reid is banking for this 
election. Even long-time Carson City GOP "fixers" 
and  "insiders" Sig Rogich and Bill Raggio
have signed on to the Reid bandwagon.


Against all this, Sharron Angle has only the people. 
And in this state, the people are, to put it mildly, 
fed up. Unenviably, Nevada leads the nation in 
foreclosures, bankruptcies, and unemployment rate.


And how has Harry Reid responded? If Harry Reid 
were any kind of Democrat Majority Leader, say on
the order of the late Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, 
Nevada should be awash in federal projects, federal 
employment,  and federal dollars, and riding out the 
recession if not comfortably, at least  satisfactorily.


Instead, Nevada ranks 49th out of 50 states in overall 
federal dollars returned to the state. Fiftieth in federal aid 
to highways. A dismal 49th in federal aid to K-12 and higher 
education. Indeed, Harry has been so busy handing out 
special favors to everyone else he has completely forgotten
the home folks. For a Democrat, that's inexcusable.


Against all this, Sharron Angle represents a 
complete break from the failed policies of the past. 
A principled and unwavering voice for low taxes, 
less regulation, competition and free enterprise,
Sharron Angle will be a key player in making 
sure that a more conservative and more Republican 
House and Senate stay in line and on message.


And that message is NO to more spending, more
regulation, more debt, and more special favors 
and breaks to those corrupt private  interests who 
have done so much to bring this country to its 
knees.


And if that's a message you agree with, then the choice is clear.

Vote for Sharron Angle on November 2nd.












4 comments:

  1. How do you define Republican Leadership?

    [R]epugnant
    [E]litist
    [P]ompous
    [U]ncaring
    [B]elligerent
    [L]ying
    [I]gnorant
    [C]orrupt
    [A]rrogant
    [N]arcissist

    OR another Alias

    (F)earmongering
    (A)rrogant
    (I)nsidious
    (L)iars

    How do you define Republican Followers?

    [R]obotic
    [E]vangelical
    [P]reaching
    [U]neducated
    [B]rainwashed
    [L]imbaughed
    [I]gnorant
    [C]losedminded
    [A]rmaggedon
    [N]utjob

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  2. I couldn't disagree more. She is an anti-government radical and that's all. She will get rid of Social Security and Medicare! There have been plenty of political ads and gaffes tarnishing Sharron Angle making her 1000% UNELECTABLE. She cares nothing for the people, you sir are a small-minded easily-swayed fool. Yet anyone who is even somewhat right-wing is. It just can't be helped.

    Sharron Angle is a hypocrite. Her husband is a federal employee and she gets government health care from him. Ms. Angle has used the health care without complaint. yet she runs on taking away health care from everyone else! she is an evil uncaring moronic anti-media HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!

    I remember coming upon this blog while websurfing some time ago, it was somewhat interesting, but now your blog is just a dime-a-dozen teabag "obama socialist" blog. mediocre.

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  3. Aside from Harry Reid's underperformance on pork, there is little of any truth in this article. Harry Reid isn't a pork king like the late Senator Robert Byrd was. So what? That surely isn't a reason to throw him out to someone who promises Less "spending" which means less money for Nevada and Nevadans.

    It is sad that Nevada is 49th out of 50 in collecting federal money. Many Republican states in the South as well as the fascist petro-dictatorship that is Alaska are guilty of overfeeding at the trough, especially Alaska when Sarah Palin was governor.

    Oh and the debt is mostly entirely Republicans fault, somewhere in there is interest on 25 year Treasuries that were made in the Reagan Administration. At least Half is George Bushes and Bush's fathers debt.

    Please think about these dissents- other people and myself cared enough to write you comments- vote for Harry, even if you're just voting against Angle. Even if you have to do it secretly.

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  4. Hello I am an Hispanic high-roller who does successful business on the Vegas Strip. I consider myself a Centrist Conservative who voted for Bush in 2000 when he campaigned as a compassionate conservative and for humble foreign policy. I voted for Bush again in 2004 because Kerry seemed spineless, regretted it in 2005, and proudly voted for Obama in 2008! If Harry Reid avoids disaster he will be a better senator than before. This will probably be his last term and he will be thinking about his legacy. He will try to improve all of Nevada so he will be fondly remembered.

    Sharron Angle is a racist; just today she compared hispanics to asians! She has insulted my people for no reason. Illegal immigration is an issue but this isn't Arizona this is Nevada! To think back, there really isn't anything good about Angle! I preferred someone more moderate like Sue Lowden.

    I encourage you to make a followup post to defend your endorsement and respond to the criticism you have received about it.

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