Harry Reid’s biggest opponent, besides himself that is…

By: Guest Authors

By Patrick Michael

According to an AP story released by MSNBC a few hours ago, Harry Reid’s major contender for next year has been identified as Sue Lowden a Republican from Nevada, oops I mean a ‘deep pocketed’ republican.

As most reader’s would admit, the days of just taking an AP story at face value have long since departed, so it is very important to look beyond the headlines of the AP’s storyline “Potential Reid opponent has deep pockets.Possible GOP challenger of Senate Dem leader has millions in the bank” to ask “what are they really trying to say?”. In the case of this story it appears to be “watch out for all these rich GOP’ers trying to take on poor old Harry Reid”.

Why do I say this? First of all, although the fact that Lowden has money is mentioned about eight times in the article, along with a lengthy explanation of where the money comes from, you have to read to the end of the article to find out that Lowden is not just some woman with money who decided to run for Senate. Even then, the AP only admits stubbornly that Lowden “resigned as chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party so that she could undertake the race.”

But the AP wanted to make sure that we heard from the Reid campaign and spokesman Brandon Hall who said “No amount of money will change the fact that Lowden can’t deliver for Nevada the way Reid can.” He continued ” These are difficult times for our state, and we need a leader with a steady hand, experience and a proven track record of always being there when Nevada needs him most.” Yeah, okay Brandon.

And although the evil Republican Lowden already has “stock holdings valued at more than $50 million” poor old Harry Reid only wanted to raise a measly 25 Million Dollars.

Once again we thank Opensecrets.org for telling us who likes to give Harry Reid money
Industry Total Indivs PACs
Lawyers/Law Firms $1,699,729 $1,515,030 $184,699
Securities & Investment $695,710 $570,910 $124,800
Casinos/Gambling $570,950 $513,950 $57,000
Real Estate $485,071 $433,071 $52,000
Lobbyists $470,300 $464,674 $5,626

So it appears that the answer to “Why doesn’t the Reid Health Care bill include Tort Reform?” can be found on the first line of the chart.

And don’t worry about poor Harry to much, here is the chart to how much money Senator Reid has kicking around:
Raised: $17,254,614
Spent: $9,674,773
Cash on Hand: $9,537,838
Debts: $0
Last Report: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

So apparently he is doing okay financially, but money is far from Reid’s big issue. The big issue with Harry Reid is his hearing. No, I’m not slamming his age, I’m getting up there myself, but I am speaking of his inability to hear the voice of the American People. In this he is very simular to his counterpart Nancy Pelosi.

In fact, it is not too much of a stretch to say that a dead Armadillo could succeed in replacing Reid next year. The more America has gotten to see and hear him, the more we have come to despise his lies, misdirection, out right distortion and his blatant attempts to buy votes from the members of the Senate by outright bribery. In much the same manner as the Clinton days taught us about Impeachment, the Obama days have taught us about high-pressure politics. Both were pretty ugly lessons.

Finally since Harry’s campaign got to say what a swell guy he is, I want to offer his opponent the same courtesy. Granted my readership falls far short of the AP (darn it). But every little bit helps:

“I’m Sue Lowden and I’m running for the U.S. Senate in Nevada to create jobs, restore accountability in government spending and to fight for your interests over those of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. This is why so many independent, statewide polls show Reid to be losing support amongst Nevada voters. In a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal poll, I’m already ahead of Harry Reid by 10 percent. Still, Senator Harry Reid has stuffed $8.7 million into his campaign and he’s twisting arms for more every day. But I’m ready for this fight. I’m a strong conservative, successful businesswoman, and a former state Senator who defeated the Nevada State Senate Majority Leader in a heavy, democratic district – so I’ve been in tough fights before and I know how to win.”


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