Harry Reid is having a bad year. As “leader” of the Democratic party in Senate he has taken the hit for many of the Democratic party plans that are putting a foot on the neck of the civil liberties of America.
Harry Reid is up for re-election 2010, and the way things look now he may be in for the fight of his political life. Reid has always been more liberal than his home state of Nevada, and some of his more recent stances. such as trying to prevent off shore drilling, have not exactly endeared himself to the voting public.
In the most recent of polls Reid trails Republican Danny Tarkanian by double digits, 49 percent to 38 percent, with 13 percent undecided. Another prospective challenger Sue Lowden, the state GOP chairwoman, also leads Reid in a head-to-head matchup, 45 percent to 40 percent, with 15 percent undecided.
The poll, conducted Aug. 17 and 18 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research for the Las Vegas reports that 50% of voters view Reid unfavorably.
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And if that wasn’t enough bad news, Reid is blasting the state with radio ads which pronounce the state’s name, Nevada, wrong.
Just another moment of brilliance from the Senate Majority leader:
Teachers union tries to help Harry Reid — oops!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s poll numbers are in the tank, which imperils not only his political career, but the ultra-progressive agenda the Democratic Party is trying to ram down Americans’ throats.
Sensing that Sen. Reid could use a helping hand, the National Education Association has been airing one-minute radio ads locally, urging voters to support their senior senator and his party’s budget-busting, government-growing health care reforms.
Such intervention is to be expected — Sen. Reid needs the support of the government class to keep his job when he seeks re-election next year.
“Nevadans have a leader in Washington standing up for our working families,” the radio spot begins. “Senator Harry Reid is rising above the partisan political noise in Washington, working with Democrats and Republicans toward a bipartisan solution to America’s health care crisis.”
Which is completely accurate — if the NEA considers name-calling, intimidation and attempts to limit transparency and debate “rising above the partisan political noise” and “working with Democrats and Republicans.”
Setting aside the fact that the NEA’s entire self-serving premise has more spin than an industrial clothes washer, what really makes the spots stand out is the way the narrator — a genuine Nevada teacher, we’re assured — says “Nevada.” Or, more accurately, Ne-vah-dah.
Yes, the entire spot butchers — over and over — the pronunciation of the name “Nevada.” One call to a Nevada teacher union affiliate before the release of the ads could have avoided the embarrassment. Instead, the national office bought airtime for spots that made Nuh-vaa-dans — even fairly recent transplants — roll their eyes.
Just the kind of help needed by Sen. Reid as he struggles to insist he hasn’t “gone Washington,” that he’s still a son of the West.
Upon being informed of its mistake earlier this week, the union immediately sent out a revised spot correcting the pronunciation.
Maybe now the NEA can concentrate on getting its facts straight, too.