The Sharron Angle Non-Obamacare Old-Fashioned Medicine Show

LAS VEGAS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fighting to keep Democrats in control of the U.S. Senate, accused Republicans on Friday of peddling discredited “snake oil ideas” about the U.S. economy.

On a five-day sprint through western states, he also entered the highest profile race of the Nov. 2 congressional elections — a contest between Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Republican Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.

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Obama portrayed the embattled Reid as a champion for the middle class who stays awake at night worrying about people whose houses have been foreclosed.

“You know, Harry’s not the flashiest guy, let’s face it,” Obama told a crowd of about 9,000 people in Las Vegas. “Harry kind of speaks in a very soft voice. He doesn’t move real quick. He doesn’t get up and make big stem-winding speeches. But Harry Reid does the right thing.”


In another important race, California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is facing a tough challenge from Republican Carly Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina has shown strength in the state despite its strongly Democratic leanings.

At a rally at the University of Southern California that drew more 37,000 people, Obama portrayed the election as a “choice between the policies that got us into this mess and the policies that will get us out.”

He acknowledged that economic woes made for a tough election climate for Democrats, but said Republicans seeking control of Congress did not have the answer.

“They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired snake oil ideas that they were peddling before,” Obama said, referring to Bush-era policies he blames for putting the economy in a deep hole that it is still struggling to climb out of.


In his campaign speech Obama did not specifically mention a fiasco over home foreclosure documents issued by banks, but he did allude to the crisis in U.S. housing and the toll it has taken on families.

“Families are hanging on by a thread. A lot of folks are seeing their homes lose a lot of value. A lot of foreclosures out here,” Obama said. “It keeps me up at night, it keeps Harry Reid up at night. That’s what keeps us fighting.”

Angle has taken aim at Reid over his ownership of condominium he owns at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington.

But Obama said Reid is not someone who was born with a “silver spoon” in his mouth and that he comes from a family of “working folk.”


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15 responses to “The Sharron Angle Non-Obamacare Old-Fashioned Medicine Show

  1. Thank you, teabaggers, for simplifying the choice. No matter how pathetic we think Reid is, can anyone possibly imagine that letting Angle win (by staying home or voting third party) wouldn’t be far worse?

    • i’m one of the few who likes harry reid. does he exasperate me at times? absolutely. i’m from new yawk, and we push and shove and yell a lot, so i’m not used to harry’s more gentle nature. there’s a reason that other senators voted for him to be their leader, and we have no idea what goes on behind closed door. i think harry speaks softly, but carries a big stick (that’s what she said, so there’s no reason to question his manhood 😉 ). angle would be an embarrassment and a disaster. can you even imagine having that dingbat and john ensign as your senators?

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  3. Sharron never looked better!

    I love that Obama tied up all that bullshit with a label: snake oil. Perfect. 🙂

  4. And Sharron the Obtuse Angle is bad for the environment, too.

    In other news, Joe Arpaio gives Sarah Palin pink underwear. No, I’m not kidding.

    One of more outspoken people on my LiveJournal and Facebook friends list calls Sarah Palin “a C-list actress with a political following.” This incident supports that reading. A man giving underwear to a female politician–unheard of. A male fan sending underwear to an actress he has a stalker crush on–yeah, I can believe that. The normal response would be to call the police. Unfortunately, Arpaio is the police.

  5. By jail rules, the baloney sandwich must be paid for. But she could earn extra income getting in on the lucrative trade of kitten smuggling that is sweeping the state of Arizona.