Things aren't looking good for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010…
A new poll of Nevadans shows Reid losing to either of two potential Republican challengers. He trails Danny Tarkanian 49-38, and is behind Sue Lowden 45-40. That follows a survey conducted in May that offered similarly dispiriting results for the senator. At that time, a plurality of the state — 45 percent — said they'd "definitely" vote to replace Reid.
This hardly seems fair. Nevadarians sure are fickle, aren't they?
I mean, he's obviously been working his ass off to stay just as ineffective as he's always been. Is it his fault that now he's the leader of the super-majority in the Senate? Of course, under those kinds of circumstances, his effectiveness will increase ever-so-slightly. It'd be impossible to make it otherwise.
But look at the job he's been doing? He's already caved to pressure from the President to not reprimand Joe Lieberman at all. He's backed down after fifteen minutes of bluster over letting a disgraced governor seat a U.S. Senator for money. And now — his a coup de grace — he's allowing his own party to bitterly divide itself and be led around by completely fabricated Republican talking points.
The guy is pretty much supernaturally ineffective! What more do you want from him, Nevada?
Tags: Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Health Care, Joe Lieberman, Nevada, Polls, Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, Senate