I’ve found it. The 2010 race about which I can get motivated the way I was motivated by Scott Brown v. Martha Coakley.
There are plenty of choices out there, and I’ll likely add more to my focus, but I’ve found The Race.
It’s not the one I expected.
I figured I’d sit out the monumental task of taking on Harry Reid because the race, regardless of who was his opponent, would draw so much attention from others with bigger megablogophones than I did.
But seeing the attacks on Angle in the last few days was all I needed. It was Palin August/September 2008 all over again.
The mainstream media and nutroots have made Sharron Angle target no. 1; that’s all I needed.
The Democrats have a strategy of crazy because their policies have been so disastrous and their rule so inept. So they will tear down people like Angle, turn them into caricatures, and do anything else necessary to avoid talking about unpopular policies which have put us on a course towards economic and political suicide.
I documented yesterday how Greg Sargent at The Washington Post distorted two of Angle’s positions to make her seem more extreme, as Sargent was noting how the Reid game plan was to paint Angle as a “whackjob.”
The mere distortion of Angle’s positions was mild compared to the garbage being thrown Angle’s way already:
Nevada’s Wingnut Angle (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Harry’s hopes for November looked bleak,
With Republican odds at their peak.
But he’ll easily wrangle
The wacky Ms. Angle.
Thank you, wingnuts for picking a freak.
Steve Benen, another prominent left-wing blogger calls Angle “unhinged.” One of the bloggers at Firedoglake refers to Angle as “one salty nut.” And Rachel Maddow is in attack mode, repeating the same distortions in the Sargent posts, and then some. And you can be sure that Think Progress will be smearing Angle, much as it tried to paint Scott Brown as a “Birther” and tie him to the suicide plane crash on an IRS building.
If that were not motivation enough, remember that Harry Reid has been the engineer on the train wrecks called Obamanomics and Obamacare.
There is no person more responsible for the disaster of the Obama presidency than Reid, because without Reid’s maneuvering (the Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.) the Obama agenda would have gone nowhere.
Whatever Angle’s positions, they could not possibly be more extreme and damaging to the nation than the damage to our health care system and economy caused in large part by Harry Reid.
And Harry Reid is as nasty as can be towards those who disagree with him:
Taking back the Senate is a long shot, but regardless, Harry Reid must go. There is no greater priority in the 2010 Senate contests.
So I am making Sharron Angle v. Harry Reid a priority.
Harry Reid plans on raising $25 million. Angle may not be able to contend with that large fundraising, but as the Brown v. Coakley race showed, an Army of Internet Davids can generate enough money and energy to overwhelm Harry Reid’s bank account.
And one of the most important tasks we can perform is to expose the distortions being spread, because without those distortions, Harry Reid doesn’t have a chance.
I hope you’ll join me on election night for another Live event, when we can wish Harry Reid a nice life, as a private citizen.
Update: Nice to see Angle is hitting back on the “whack job” attack: