Posts Tagged ‘NV Senate’

Overt Racial Appeals at Close of Nevada Senate Race

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

The ugliest Senate Race is ending on an overtly racial note.

Sharron Angle’s final barrage of ads feature not so subtle images of Latinos crossing the border to invade America and wearing gang colors contrasted with clean white people who are suffering for lack of services and cowering in fear from the violence perpetrated by these immigrants. The message is clear: Harry Reid’s is with the brown people. I’m with the white people.

This comes on the heels of another ad from the Southwest (that has since been pulled) which encouraged Latinos not to vote because the Democrats didn’t deliver on immigration reform.

Besides being cynical and awful, it’s a questionable strategy, since the result may be that Latino’s turn out in even higher numbers to cast votes against Angle. Rachel Maddow was in Nevada last week and interviewed Harry Reid, who also stressed these issues, encouraging Latinos to turn out and vote against Angle.

Angle has been surging in recent weeks, but with such close margins, turnout will once again be key, and both sides seem to be playing to the base.

Least Charismatic Man in World vs. Crazy Cat Lady

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Only Harry Reid could be “on defense” in his only debate against the Craziest Tea Bagger of the Bunch.

Here’s Politico with Nevada debate coverage and Jon Ralston on how Sharron Angle managed to best Harry Reid last night.

Apparently Harry Reid’s debate performance was about as exciting as watching him in the Senate for the past two years has been.