Absolutely the biggest disappointment of the night.
A nail biter, but I am happy that you came out ahead in the end Harry! Since the
Democrats retain control of the Senate, there is nobody I would rather see than
you at the helm. Congrats to the Republicans with their wins in the
House! I think it's always best for the President and the House majority to be
from different parties. Separation of powers, checks and balances, and all that
To bad for the country. I wonder about the people of Nevada voting for this
particular person who has been so instrumental in providing the leadership which
has prolonged the ills of the country. Sad!!
Congrats Harry ! :)
This is one of the more depressing stories. The only one that is worse than
this is that California voters elected the arrogant Brown as governor.Harry Reid has sold out on too many issues. What did it for me was his vote
against first admendment protections in the hate crimes act.I also
think that his campaign's attempt to malign his opponant based on something her
ex-pastor said months after she left his church was one of the dirtiest actions
of any politician.Reid has now become responsible for the ugly
injection of religion into politicis. To try to hold Mrs. Angle in any way
accountable for his ex-pastors outburst was the stupidest thing of the entire
campaign anywhere in the US.
Dumbest voters in the US.
Good Job Harry. It is good to have a strong Mormon in charge of the Senate.
Keep up the good work and our prayers go with you. Keep up the good fight.
I would rather he stay in office then Polosi. The Senate is going to be much
more equal in numbers and so there will not be the overbearing that there was
before. But the people have made a statement and it is to both parties, they
are on notice.
What a relief! It was difficult for me to envision reasonable Nevadans voting
Reid out of office, but it has been a close call until tonight. He is a good
person, with solid political values, and an effective leader.
I don't care all that much for Reid. But seeing comments like those from wer
makes me happy just out of spite that Reid won. This has been an ugly election,
with a lot of hot heads spouting off whatever first comes to mind.
What Reid stands for is a disgrace to our nation. Big government is the
people's problems, not their solutions to anything.
The only thing Democrats and Republicans provide is the illusion of change.
Nevadans are crazy! This is the guy that has given them the worst unemployement
rate in the country. Were it not for the communtiy organizing unions, he would
be down the road. Way to go dems for making a religion out of politics.
Nevada and California voters... status quo you can believe in.
Obama and Reid have cut taxes. This is true and we in Utah are behind Senator
Reid all the way. Government can't create jobs so I don't know what any tea
party person newly elected plans on doing in Washington D.C. The role of the
corporation is not to create jobs, but to maximize profit, and guess what......
corporations right now are making record profits and sitting on a ton of cash.
There is a lot of good in America right now.
KM : The worst unemployment rate came primarily (though not entirely) from the
housing crisis. That was caused by :GreedLack of
regulationPeople forgetting history (anyone remember the 80's housing
market crash?? Unemployment exploded, gold prices went up astronomically and it
took time to recover)Stop blaming just one party or person. It is a
complex inssue and only simple minds think there is a simpleton answer.
I can not believe Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid won? What planet are those in
Nevada and California living on? I just don't get it??? I don't live there, and
I didn't vote there, so I guess they want Obamacare and they want high
unemployment? They like the free pay checks I guess? I collect Social Security
Disability, believe me I am grateful for it, but I wish I could do anything to
collect it a different way. A better system.
Some of you voted for Sharon Angle and are calling out the Reid voters for being
ignorant?Let me guess. You also prefer Christine and Sarah?Yes, this election is about status quo.You watch. Nothing
will really change
Those of you out there interested in budgets (both national and familial) should
already know that with Obamacare (which is Romneycare) fewer Americans will be
declaring bankruptcy after a trip to the hospital.
@ Government Man,By "good Mormon" do you choose someone who
criticizes the church and its leaders. Not setting your bar very high are you?
Harry Reid is a drone. Highest unemployment rates in the nation and
all the support in the world from corrupt unions. Good job Nevada. You deserve
your unemployment.California, same thing. Lived there, worked for
the carpenter's union in the regional council office. Watched ol' Jerry Brown
get his check from them as a "charity" write off. Worked with the books. These
guys are corrupt. Members loosing their houses and pensions and more...yet they
have pocket change to give to a pathetic arrogant politician. They made us all
come take a picture with him, he could careless about any of us, he just wanted
the money so he could leave. Oh well, the unions don't breathe
without government (our tax) money so I can see where they might consider this
an investment. Try to get some more bailouts to give them work.I've
had my eyes opened from the interior of the union and I will not support them or
their corrupt leaders.
Harry Reid has already brought his state 15% unemployment. I guess Nevadans are
more comfortable with 20 or so %. Apparentally Nevadans voted the way the union
told them to. Watch for fewer and fewer conventions to wind up in Vegas.
Nevadans apparentally want things to get MUCH WORSE!Also watch for
Kalifornia to approach the feds. to bail them out of their sad economy.
Companies are leaving the state en masse. The Dems. like to pad the way for
illegal immigrants and apparentally have no intention whatsoever in making their
This is great news. No one party can now do anything without the cooperation of
a few from the other side of the isle. And that is the bad news as
well. With compromise now being a bad word in Washington, nothing will get
done. Obamacare will survive, Banks and Insurance companies will be free to
take chances with out risk of failure, and our troops overseas will suffer the
consequences of silly budget battles.If you thought the last two
years were bad, the next two just got worse. If we really had a group of people
in DC willing to work together, this would be the perfect scenario. But now
instead of one party saying NO, we now have two. As long as we have a polarized
political landscape, we will all suffer the consequences.
The reelection of Reid and Boxer just go to show how strong the corrupt Unions
are. Several hundred million dollars of union money went into these races and
Harrah's offered a bonus to all their employees if Reid won.
I have many concerns with the LDS faith... but I would have voted
for Harry Reid instead of Sharon Angle.
I am an active member of the LDS faith...therefore I would have
voted for Sharon Angle instead of Harry Reid.
KM: unlike politics in Utah where just is no separation of church and state,
Right? and outsourcing and corporate interest from policies in place for 10
years had nothing to do with the unemployment, right? I love all the righties
carrying on about smaller gov't, lower taxes etc. while clearly ignoring the
facts. Unless your last name is Vanderbilt or Rockefeller, the tax cuts the
right espouses won't help you. I suppose we have learned from FeauxNews that if
you scream something loud enough and long enough, people will believe it.
re: Joe BlowYou are correct sir. MSNBC had 3 different Republican
Congresspeople on last night and asked each of them point blank what government
spending they would cut. Not 1 said they would touch Medicare, Social Security,
Education, Defense, etc., or had a specific item they could think of to cut.
Basically, they have no idea, but it sounds good to talk about cutting
spending.Campaigns are much easier to run than actually governing.
Obama found this out when in his first face-to-face meeting with Behner, Behner
instructed his fellow Republicans that they will vote NO on everything the
President puts forward. Now Republicans who took the largest yearly surplus in
history from Clinton, turned it into huge debt due to government spending on
Prescription Drugs and 2 Wars, and cut taxes to win political points, won
elections telling Americans they are against exactly what they did during the
Bush era. Good luck guys.
At least we will be able to hold the Republicans accountable for the damage they
will cause during the next two years (we've seen them at it before, an they put
the economy down the toilet). It will then be time to vote them out and put
someone in who can clean up the mess they again caused.History
repeats itself. We paid the price one for Republican excess; it looks like
we're going to pay it again.
I would say there was some fraud going on with Harry Reid being voted in.Think about this one!I just betcha this will come out.
If you look at the county by county voting, Harry won Clark County (Las Vegas)
by ~60,000 votes. The rest of the state (minus two small
Republicans always seem to bag on Reid. Yet, they never ever ever go into
specifics for why they have such hatred for him. Now's your chance!
Why?What has Reid done? And please, refrain from the
normal AM radio catchphrases like, "He's a socialist" nonsense. I'm
calling you guys out. Don't disappoint me. Explain, why should Reid have lost?
and why did his challenger deserve to be elected. Anyone that can explain this
to me will receive a cookie.
Despite Harry and Barbara winning, the clear indication from the election was
that business as usual was being rejected across the country. Incumbents new
and old were being tossed out from both parties (plenty of Republican incumbents
were sacked in the primaries) by voters because the truthful fact is America is
tired of politicians. They want someone in office who will not follow a party
line to the detriment of the American people and someone who will not continue
to increase taxes, increase spending, increase handouts, refuse to control the
borders and on and on. The referendum was truly against both parties in the
hopes of installing people in who would follow the will of the majority of
America. The only way for that to be effective was to have a majority of
conservatives win (which is Republican leaning) to avoid majority rule by Dems
who already proved they don't care about America's will. Republicans have yet
to show they care either (outside of election cycles), so the lesson to take is
they had better step in line, or they individually will be replaced next cycle.
The blame goes around, now start doing the right thing!
Way to go Harry! Most powerful LDS politician! I hope Mittens doesn't run.
Here's hoping Huntsman runs. He's basically a Democrat but had to run as a
Republican in Utah for obvious reasons which can be observed by the mindless
diatribe on these postings.If an LDS POTUS is ever going to happen,
it will be on the Democratic side where they open and tolerant of all religions.
It will never happen on the Republican side, and everyone including the red
meat conservatives on this comment board knows it. Harry Reid for President in
God Bless you Senator (Brother) Reid!!!!
@ The Real Maverick I have clearly stated my issue with Reid, and
any Democrat for that matter, is support for Unions. We also hate that he's just
another drone for Obama. We don't love their love for big government, and we
hate their ideas of the welfare state. And, when talking about his
being LDS, he's come out and directly criticized the church leaders. How's that
for "sustaining" your leaders?Sadly, I'm sure those members who love
Harry Reid would also criticize the church for its involvement in prop 8. Guess
it's time for people like Reid to look in the mirror.
These vial negative comments toward Senator Reid just makes me question the
validity of our placards posted in front of all our places of worship saying:"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ~ Visitors Welcome"
When not even good, faithful members are NOT welcome......
At least someone got it right last night. Congratulations, Senator Reid! As for
those of you calling the people of Nevada stupid-real classy.I don't
get the union hate. People aren't allowed to get help from the government or for
that matter band together to work for their rights as employees either. It's
every man for himself I guess.Wildcat, I'm with you. Huntsman is a
Republican I could actually get behind. Too bad he stuck us all with Governor
Herbert.Just remember, you too may have some good people in your
ward who just happen to lean left.
LDS Liberal and happymormondem, thank you for restoring my faith in humanity!
There is hope in Utah. It can sometimes get rough out there when all you hear
is union bashing and the world according to Palin and Fox News talking points.
The unregulated free market, thanks to the insidious greed of some very powerful
CEOs, almost brings the world economy to destruction, and yet the government and
unions are to blame?Without the government intervening, the
conditions could be 20% or more unemployment, a dead auto industry, etc. I have
been on a private health plan and government health plan and there is no
comparison. The government is the people and not the problem. It is there
everyday making this the best country on earth (DoD, FDA, Center for Disease
Control, etc). If goverment can't do anything right, why was the private
industry scared about having to compete with a government option? I trust in
our society, in our goodness, which is why I trust government.No one
ever should be esteemed as less of a Mormon for their political beliefs. Stand
strong--the LDS religion needs great people like you to espouse the values it
2 questions: 1 - How did Reid go from being down by about 4 points
in virtually every major poll in the week right before the election to winning
by about 5 points?Voter fraud, anyone?2 - Boxer won but
would she have if illegal aliens were not allowed to vote? Libs will say that
every vote was from a legal resident but given California's MASSIVE illegal
alien problem and the ease in which MILLIONS of them can falsely obtain social
security numbers, my question is, were they really all legal?
Pagan would have voted for Reid instead of Angle?Gee, what a
Wildcat... why don't you do a search on "Election polls under scrutiny after
missing mark" and read the piece by the Las Vegas Sun. It really isn't the
mystery it seemed as this same firm who did the quoted poll has been equally
wrong in the past. Voter Fraud? Perhaps it is just bad press
printing a story they knew would sell even though they knew their source was
likely of poor quality. But I am sure it doesn't fit the narrative you have
decided to believe.Wow, and on the second statement about Boxer, I
guess the same could be said for Florida with its huge Cuban population that
largely vote conservative. How many of them are "legal". Or how about New
Mexico which just elected a Republican ( a Hispanic woman no less ) to lead
their state. Both of these states have large hispanic populations, and yet
state wide votes went Republican.I guess what you are saying is if a
Democrat wins, something shady happened. If a Republican wins under similar
circumstances, it is the voice of the people that has been heard.Um,