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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It was just a gut feeling, but then I found I'm not alone. If not Harry, then liberals who want him re-elected.
    Hannity was just reporting the latest poll.
    Who's not taking responsibility? She said what she said.
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    CNN reported that Ashjian surreptitiously recorded the meeting and passed the tape along to Ralston. Reid's camp and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pounced upon the news and emailed around summaries of the conversation. Angle's lawyer has claimed that the meeting was a "set-up" by Ashjian, whom various local Tea Party groups in Nevada have accused of being a liberal plant.

    This slur is a recurring one in Tea Party politics, and third-party candidates have threatened to siphon votes from major-party rivals in multiple states this year.


    Sharron Angle's Third-Party

    Problem - Nicole Allan - Politics - The Atlantic

    Fake Nevada Tea Party candidate Scott Ashjian was sued by the Independent American Party in March. The suit challenged Ashjian’s membership in the Tea Party of Nevada. He was also charged with felony theft for passing a bad check in Las Vegas this spring.
    This weekend Ashjian released a tape of a recorded private conversation he had with Sharron Angle. Angle complained about the Republican Party during the conversation and asked Ashjian to remove himself from the ballot. Ashjian refused and released the tape of the private conversation to the liberal media. Ashjian is currently polling at 1% of the vote. Angle and far left minority leader Harry Reid are tied.
    This afternoon Ashjian lashed out at the “racist” Tea Party Express and the Republican Party saying he would not endorse Angle or Reid in the election.

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    I don't care how many people have "GUT" FEELINGS, as such things are meaningless too often influenced by personal bias. What I care about is actual evidence. Got any?

    And yes, she said what she said. So it doesn't matter one bit who she said it too, or what the purpose for taping it was. You say stupid ****, you're responsible. Party alligence doesn't matter one iota.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Is Reid Corrupt... follow the money

    Governor Donal “Mike” O’Callaghan replaced Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Peter Echeverria with Reid in mid-1977, in the midst of the new Chicago Mafia move into town spearheaded by Agosto. As chairman, one of Reid’s first acts was to approve the sale of the Hacienda hotel-casino (now the site of Mandalay Bay), controlled by a Chicago Mafia front company called Argent Corporation, to former lounge musician Paul Lowden. Reid approved the sale despite objections from the state’s Gaming Control Board alleging the involvement of Lowden with hidden associates from a company based in San Diego. Also in 1977 Reid and the Nevada Gaming Commission initially approved the deal that allowed Agosto’s associates to skim funds from the Tropicana for two years before Reid decided to “kick the mob out of Las Vegas”. In 1978 Reid’s commission approved applications for new Reno and Lake Tahoe ventures by the Del E. Webb Corporation, named for Del Webb, a Phoenix construction contractor whose Las Vegas buildings had been used by Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky for skimming funds. After the use of Reid’s name by Agosto and his associates was reported by papers in mid-1979, Reid and the Gaming Commission approved transfer of control of the Tropicana from Agosto’s group to the Phoenix-based Ramada hotel chain, which had been founded with initial investment input from Webb.

    By 1980 Reid had been cleared of Agosto’s allegations by the Carter Justice Department (then also in the process of bringing about virtually no successful prosecutions in Billygate, Koreagate, ABSCAM, BCCI, or the investigation of cocaine use by Treasury Secretary Hamilton Jordan). Since then Reid has received contributions from various donors connected with the gambling industry, including:


    Reid has received contributions from various donors connected with the gambling industry, including:

    --Moe Dalitz, associated with the Cleveland mob, the Desert Inn, the Stardust Resort & Casino, and Rancho La Costa.

    --Irwin Molasky and Merv Adelson, who partnered with Dalitz in developing Rancho La Costa but deny any criminal associations.

    --Morris Shenker, an attorney associated with the St. Louis Mafia, Meyer Lansky, Jimmy Hoffa, and the Dunes Hotel.

    --Paul Lowden, who after purchasing the Hacienda in 1977 from Argent Corporation purchased the Sahara Resort and Casino in 1982 from Del Webb.

    --Ed and Fred Doumani, associated with the Tropicana Hotel, the El Morocco casino, Agosto, and Joey Cusumano, former lieutenant of Chicago Mafia representative Anthony Spilotro; Agosto’s infiltration of the Tropicana was facilitated in 1975 when the Chicago and Kansas City Mafia families conspired to block a Teamsters Central States Pension Fund loan to the Doumanis; when Argent Corporation’s gambling license was revoked in 1979 Argent initially agreed to sell its holdings to the Doumanis; later in 1983 the Doumanis loaned funds to the now-bankrupt Agosto.

    --Bart Rizzolo, who along with his son Rick Rizzolo operates the Crazy Horse Too strip club; associated with the Doumanis and Joey Cusumano.

    --Kirk Kerkorian, owner at various times of Caesar’s Palace (built with financing from the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund), the Flamingo Hotel (sold in 1970 to the Hilton Hotels Corporation, partly financed in the 1940s by Henry Crown, who also financed Chicago mob associate Jacob Arvey, and later associated with mob lawyer Sidney Korshak), and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (built on the heels of Kerkorian’s acquisition of controlling MGM shares from Edgar Bronfman, son of Lansky bootlegging associate Samuel Bronfman; Bronfman’s son Edgar Jr. has also been a Reid contributor).

    --Steve Wynn, a casino developer who used profits from a 1970 deal involving Howard Hughes and Caesar’s Palace to purchase the Golden Nugget; described in a Scotland Yard report as a front man for New York’s Genovese Mafia family.

    --Joseph Alioto, a San Francisco politician related to Milwaukee Mafia boss John Alioto; alleged by informer Jimmy “the Weasel” Fratianno to be associated with San Diego Mafia boss Frank “the Bomp” Bompensiero, a charge Alioto denied; implicated in the Koreagate Congressional bribe scandal.

    --Tony Coelho, a corrupt former Congressman who in 1997 at the time of his donation to Reid was involved in a business venture with El Rancho, a Las Vegas casino formerly run by Ed Torres, an associate of Meyer Lansky.

    While receiving donations from such sources, Reid has remained associated with the two attorneys involved in the Justice Department probe of Agosto’s allegations, Jay H. Brown and Oscar Goodman. Brown has been a regular contributor to Reid’s campaigns since 1982, and his law firm Singer & Brown lists Reid as a reference in one online profile. In January 2006 Reid and Goodman--now the Mayor of Las Vegas--discussed the possibility of Goodman running for Senate, with Reid describing Goodman to the press as “a very, very strong candidate”. Meanwhile Goodman had recently created a local scandal by throwing a party with a guest list which included Joey Cusumano, legally barred from Las Vegas casinos for his ties to the Chicago Mafia. Goodman’s open association with Cusumano was called by former Las Vegas FBI chief Bobby Siller “an embarrassment to the state, an embarrassment for Las Vegas and an embarrassment for gaming”. Another former Las Vegas FBI chief, Joseph Yablonsky, said of Goodman, “'Mob lawyer' is a title Goodman has relished and promoted over the years, although it's contradictory to his sporadic and inane denials that organized crime exists in the United States. The 'boys' in Chicago, Kansas City and elsewhere must be elated about their guy in Vegas. They're probably thinking 'we'll have some political juice there again.'”


    Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty Laundry: Harry Reid’s Mob Money
    Cosmopolitician: 1001 Reasons To Fire Harry Reid | HarryReidVotes.com

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    in this particular climate it is probably NOT hurtful for an insurgent outsider to question the wisdom of the national establishment of her party

    reid has been from the get go in a huge amount of trouble in the silver state

    that a sitting senate leader can't get over 50% in a single popularity poll in months, experienced pols perceive, is profoundly problematic

    part of what's going on here and across the nation is pollsters, perpetually vexed by the difficulty in determining exactly whom constitutes a "likely" voter...

    that is, IF the enthusiasm gaps measured for months independently by gallup, rasmussen, cnn, ppp and just about every major surveyor are indeed on the order of 20+ points for republicans...

    none of these pollsters is modeling its samples along lines so unprecedentedly skewed

    late undecideds, always prone to come down against incumbency, are far more so when the known candidate is as extremely well known as poor, over-hassled harry

    of all the closest senate races, all currently catching fire---CA, WA, CT, WV, DE---this, the silver state seat, is still by far the most likely to go red

    hispanic interest, it has been reported today for the 4th straight day (by various sources), is seriously and very strangely swinging

    Hispanics lose zeal to turn out vote for Dems - Washington Times

    for instance, the dem candidate (suzanne denish) to replace bill richardson, the most corrupt gub in the country, in albequerque, is currently desperately trying to revive her dying bid by promising to YANK ILLEGALS' DRIVERS LICENSES!

    in NEW MEXICO!

    the DEM FOR GUB!

    what do you think THAT means, portends, foretells?

    are you following west virginia?

    sitting governor joe manchin is collapsing vs 3 time loser for state office, john raese ("ray-see")

    cap and trade is huge in west virginia, think appalachia

    obama is loathed in the mountain state, under 30% approval

    manchin has been a successful governor, he's popular, and there's a natural and totally expected impulse to leave manchin in the mansion

    mine owner and media mogul raese's bumper stickers---NO RUBBER STAMPS---are ubiquitous outside the sycamore lined environs of charleston

    manchin is scrambling madly to get away from obama

    he proudly supported obamacare until it passed but now vows he will try to REPEAL all of it except for pre-existings

    "kill the rest, start with what we agree on"

    same with the stimulus, same with cap and trade

    he was for them before he was against them, he's running as republican-lite

    manchin was served a pair of subpoenas LAST WEEK concerning a hiway project in morgantown from where the gub originates

    also from morgantown is manchin's chief of staff, mr puccio, a real estate developer named in the filings

    a pickup in west virginia offsets, should it go down, a loss in delaware

    in connecticut, wwf'er linda mcmahon is closing her gap

    in a highly publicized debate 2 days ago, she turned to mr blumenthal who lied about his nam service and asked him simply---how do you create a job

    the dem's dithering rejoinder is LOL material coast to coast

    Video - Dick Blumenthal Stumped On How To Create A Job - National Right Side Politics | Examiner.com

    the wrestler's comeback---govt, govt, govt---expresses with pith the perspective of almost every normal mom and pop, in times like these

    her comfortable familiarity with the topic of job creation stands in dramatic contrast with the wonky wordiness of the ag, the awkwardness expressed on his face as she lays out her recipe in 30 sure seconds of certainty says it all

    this election is about the economy, it's about jobs

    even our hispanic neighbors and friends have IMMIGRATION as only THEIR fifth highest priority

    all this gossipy witchiness and tea party infighting is really taking your eye off america's ball, you need to know

    by the way, the head of the nevada tea party yesterday QUIT his position over the dirty tricks, secret taping of the much abused ms angle

    'Tea party' head resigns over tape - Washington Times

    mr james endorsed the whack job

    party on
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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Reid is a truly sad example of everything that is wrong in America today, and those who continue to support him and of course Obama point out just how poor our entire education system has become.


    Every damn day there are glaring examples of the lack of ability of so many, mostly Liberals to use critical thinking skills or basic minimum intelligence to think out their positions before they show their posteriors and post a response that in no way relates to the issues in question, because they go straight to the name calling and te obfuscation. (Even though they have earthly idea of what obfuscating even means)

    I am pretty sure thee will now be a rush to the dictionary to find the meaning of the word "obfuscation."

    I love all Americans and from now on I will ibe sure to nclude even those less fortunate mentally challenged massive numbers of Obamaniacs in my prayers.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I shall look forward to all the liberal whining on Nov 3.


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    It won't be whining (at least with me), just head-scratching in awe and wonder why struggling poeple continue to do the bidding of an Australian Billionaire who wants to own us all.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Quote Originally Posted by Obamanator View Post
    Is Reid Corrupt... follow the money
    Welcome to DP.

    Now come back when you have some links to legitimate source.

    Harry Ried is well liked and respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Of course they don't tell you that on Teabagger News.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Welcome to DP.

    Now come back when you have some links to legitimate source.

    Harry Ried is well liked and respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Of course they don't tell you that on Teabagger News.
    Nevada, on the other hand, hates him so much that they're willing to vote in a crazy cat lady, apparently.

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    So, what do we have in Nevada? A race between an asshat and an assclown. Who give a damn who wins? They both suck, but leave it to the hyperpartisan Democrats and Republicans to bash one of the dumbasses and support the other one.

    What's my take on this? I hope Angle wins, not because she is any good (she sucks bad), but because Reid is the incumbent, and I want the Dems to lose the Senate. That is the only reason, and Angle still sucks.
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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    UNDECIDEDS, the only parameter still to be determined, are breaking almost two to one in favor of REPEAL of ahab obama's signature accomplishment, health care, according to the hill's heavy analysis posted today

    POLL: Dislike of healthcare law crosses party lines, 1 in 4 Dems want repeal - TheHill.com

    UNDECIDEDS traditionally very strongly break AGAINST incumbency, which only makes sense when you think about it

    the point, and the tie in to this thread---do NOT expect the remainder in the middle to mark their ballots for leader reid

    he's been in huge trouble for a year, and it's getting a lot worse, very swiftly

    stay tuned

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    Re: Reid on the Ropes in Nevada

    rcp, which is very cautious and moves gubs and senate seats very reluctantly TODAY ceded the silver state to the party of lincoln

    RealClearPolitics - 2010 Election Maps - Senate No Toss Ups

    with west virginia and wisconsin presumably bagged for boehner, the shift of nevada leaves the senate TIED, 50 to 50

    give us patty murray or richard blumenthal and CONTROL is OURS!

    how do you think UNDECIDEDS are ultimately gonna fall out amongst the evergreens, a race currently TIED?

    seeya in november

    people like the perspicacious prof are tickled pink with perky anticipation

    worry

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