Submitted By Todd on July 6th at 8:08pm
Sharron Angle's doing her best to position Harry Reid for an unwarranted victory in Nevada.
“Our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government,” Angle told conservative talk show host Lars Larson in January. “In fact, Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.” “The nation is arming,” she told the newspaper. “What are they arming for if it isn’t that they are so distrustful of their government? They’re afraid they’ll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. That’s why I look at this as almost an imperative. If we don’t win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?”While Angle isn't wishing for gun violence, she seems to be offering it up as a realistic alternative if Harry Reid is returned to the U.S. Senate - which, if that happened, would be the result of these types of comments.
“I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies,” Angle said. “I hope that the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.”It's exciting to have some new kids on the block, but the price of learning on the fly is steep.
Nevada is feeling the pain more than most—at 14 percent, the state has the highest unemployment in the nation. This may explain why Reid’s job approval languishes in the 30s (normally fatal for a well-known incumbent seeking reelection) and why he continues to trail in general-election poll match-ups against Angle, by seven points according to Rasmussen and three in the latest Las Vegas Review-Journal poll. No matter what Angle's challenges, Reid's isn't likely to win in a landslide.