Friday, October 15, 2010


Following the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994, the New York Times had this write up, "THE 1994 ELECTIONS: THE LEADERS THE SPEAKER; Foley, Defending Congress to the Last, Concedes Election Defeat by Newcomer."

Following President George W. Bush reelection in 2004, the New York Times has this write up, "
THE 2004 ELECTIONS: THE SENATE -- THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER; Gracious but Defeated, Daschle Makes History."

And with some luck and pluck, after the GOP earthquake this November, perhaps we might see this headline, "THE 2010 ELECTIONS: THE SENATE -- THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER; Unrepentant but Dethroned, Upstart Tea Party Candidate Ousts Reid, Emblem of Democratic Corruption."

Don't know if we'll get that headline, but a Sharron Angle upset is by no means a long shot. See, "
Angle Nearly Lands Knockout Blow Against Reid," and "Reid My Lips: Last Night Was a Disaster" (via Memeorandum). And Michelle has this:
In style and substance, Lady in Red Sharron Angle trounced the four-term Democrat Senate incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at tonight’s Las Vegas debate.

He preposterously called George W. Bush “his friend” (after infamously branding him a “loser“), claimed credit for the surge in Iraq (after questioning General Petraeus’s competence and character), and became a new convert to the English First movement (after having voted against such a proclamation in 2006. In an instant-made-for-political-ad-classic, Angle challenged the entrenched incumbent’s wealth.
Michelle closes with:
Can’t wait to be able to bid Harry Reid adieu and a hearty, finger-wagging DLTDHYOTWO*.

*Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Angle vs. Reid poll average shows toss-up, and a new Suffolk University poll finds a 54 percent unfavorable rating for the Senate Majority Leader. Last night's debate was Reid's Waterloo.

Plus, Left Coast Rebel has
the full debate video.