As I posted before, Harry Reid’s campaign is attempting to create the appearance of a groundswell of opposition to Sharron Angle by staging purportedly independent protests against Angle’s alleged plan to eliminate social security (Angle’s actual position is here).

The protests are organized by the Nevada branch of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA), which was created in 2001 by the AFLCIO and is an affiliate of numerous other labor unions, including SEIU.

The video below of an ARA protest is available on the Harry Reid 2010 YouTube Channel:


An important fact is not disclosed about this protest: The person interviewed is Richard Miller, Chairman of the Southern Nevada Steering Committee (h/t David Fredoso) of Seniors for Reid, and also active in Nevada Democratic Party politics.

Miller is on the Board of Directors of the Nevada branch of the ARA, which shows the deep connection between the Reid campaign and the ARA.

Notice how Miller used the word “extreme” three times in 20 seconds when talking about Angle. Miller is using Reid campaign talking points as part of the strategy developed by the Reid campaign to paint Angle as too extreme and dangerous.

No one should object to Reid campaign workers staging protests. But to do so under the banner of the misleadingly titled Alliance for Retired Americans rather than the Reid campaign is, well, …. misleading.

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