It’s becoming increasingly clear that all Harry Reid has to do to get re-elected is to simply quote his Teabagger-backed opponent, Sharron Angle, verbatim.
ANGLE: He’s 87 years old and has Parkinson’s and we have to pay more and more for his healthcare. I know he pays over 800 dollars a month in prescription drugs that we can’t get through his VA nor through Medicare — they just wont cover those things. And I know lots of seniors —
BECKER: Should they cover those things?
ANGLE: No, not if you’re working towards a privatized system. And he can pay for them. That’s my whole point. Even with the system we’ve got, it’s broken, its not covering for every cost that he has. And if he were dependent upon that, he wouldn’t be getting the healthcare he needs and that’s why we need to fix the system.
Now this position is perfectly consistent with someone who wants to kill Social Security, but it’s not likely to win many votes outside of the teabagging right.
That Harry Reid is a lucky guy.
[Ed. Note: See Jon Walker for Reid’s first negative ad attacking Angle.]