October 7th, 2010
04:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Latest Angle ad slams Reid for Viagra vote

(CNN) - What's hotter than hot? Whatever it is, that's how Nevada's ad wars can be described.

Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle's latest television spot doesn't hold back, accusing her opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of voting "to use taxpayer dollars to pay for Viagra for convicted child molesters and sex offenders."

"What else could you ever need to know about Harry Reid?" the woman narrating the ad asks.


The vote referred to in the ad was one on an amendment proposed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in an effort to derail Democratic health care legislation from passing last March. Coburn's amendment, which was for "prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists," was one of dozens proposed by Republicans with the knowledge that if any of them were agreed to, the overriding health care reform bill would be thrown into parliamentary limbo.

Reid did indeed vote against Coburn's amendment, as did his Democratic colleagues. The health care reform bill passed and was signed into law by President Obama.

A Reid campaign spokesperson responded on Thursday.

"Sharron Angle continues her 'pathological' pattern of lying to the voters of Nevada in pursuit of her extreme and dangerous political agenda," the spokesperson said in a statement. "This ad is entirely bereft of facts, as documented by numerous independent fact-checkers and media outlets. This pathetic attempt by Angle and her handlers to distract from the growing national scandals surrounding her botched influence-peddling scheme and the extreme religious bigotry of her personal spiritual advisor is based purely on falsehoods and thoroughly-debunked claims, and is just more proof Angle will do or say anything she thinks will help get her elected."

The two candidates are locked in a statistical dead heat, according to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday. One in 10 Nevadans say they don't like either candidate.


Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Hugo

    Seeing as prisons and graveyards seem to be prime voter registration locations for the Democrats I can understand why Horrible Harry would throw a bone to them so to speak...I guess he is hard up....I can see the veins popping out of his head....okay, I'll stop.

    October 7, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Yawn – typical distortion of the facts and fear mongering. If Sharon wants to promote fear-mongering, she should speak to the media so we can hear more wicked psycho talk about 2nd amendment remedies to fix government.

    October 7, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. La Piovra

    Let us not leave the slightest chance that Viagra could go to anyone at all, for, as Ms. Angle's colleague so helpfully pointed out, they might experience LUST and then they'd MASTURBATE!

    October 7, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Sharron Angle desperate other tea party candidate won’t drop out so sad

    October 7, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. King

    Is their some kind of crime for some one to lie like that. Fox news takes the biggest cake for that but atleast they usuall sprinkle of truth in the mix anglers whopper was raw and unseasoned

    October 7, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  6. Augsbee

    That's disgusting that Reid wouldn't oppose Viagra for convicted child molestors and sex offenders but voted for it. I just can't believe President Obama didn't oppose to it either but is okay with using our tax dollars for Viagra for these criminals.

    October 7, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  7. La Piovra

    Damn, Augsbee, I have this great bridge in Brooklyn I can let you have, and it's only fifty dollars!

    October 7, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. B

    Politicians just want to win, they dont really care about truths or whats good for people. there's never discussion, just blaming and distorting. how can anyone not be disappointed in the way this country operates.

    October 7, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom(real one)

    VIAGRA????? Oh my goodness! Last I heard we live in a FREE Country, where everyone regardless of whether they are a criminal or not..... can get pharmaceutical drugs! To deny criminals Viagra would be UN-Constitutional, no matter how offensive this is to us! GOOD GRIEF! This ad by Angel IS the DESPERATE!

    PLEASE Nevada, SEE through this ad to what IS really behind it!

    October 7, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    OMG!!! This from the same lunatic who wanted to give massages to those serving time in jail? She who wants women who are raped to carry their rapist child to term against the woman's wishes? She who wants to abolish the department of education, social security, medicare and believes in fairies from other planets?
    I think we need to read the whole section. The rethugs/teabaggers and faux news have a way of chosing and picking what sounds good for the moronic public. I wouldn't believe it they said the sun was yellow!

    October 7, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. D. Bunker

    More dirty tactics from the GOBP. Show me even ONE convict who got Viagra with government money and maybe you'd have a point. Until then, though, this is just another typical teatard attempt to divert the public's attention from the fact that the GOBP has no new ideas to help Main St. America.

    October 7, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. Reyes

    Augsbee... you just read what you wanted to read didn't you. You didn't actually read the entire article. If you had, then you would not have made such a stupid comment. Go back to your life of ignorance. And please don't vote since you obviously do not have any idea of what you're doing.

    October 7, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. LacrosseMom(real one)

    @ Augsbee: It would be UN-Constitutional to deny pharmaceuticals like Viagra to ........anyone! Even monsters. And HOW would pharmacies know WHO they are selling Viagra to? HOW would pharmacies in the U.S. be able to distinguish between healthy men and criminals? We live in a FREE Nation, our Citizens both criminals and lawful have RIGHTS.

    That's why Reid refused to vote for this bill! THINK!

    October 7, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Laurie

    If the citizens of Nevada vote this creepy woman in, they need some sort of a psychotropic medication, not viagra. For god's sake people of Nevada, this woman is a total sham.

    October 7, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  15. Elle in Idaho

    Typical republican advertising – say whatever you want and let other people prove you're wrong, but the damage is already done.

    October 7, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  16. PalmReader

    If Angle represents what has come of the religious right here in America, I want nothing to do with her, her religious philosophy, or her religious politics. Angle continues to sink herself into religious bigotry while her own pastor is panhandle-ling his *god-given* grace of convincing Nevadans that Angle is shrouded in nothing less than a Snow White character . . . whatever that means.

    Those who will vote for this idiot absolutely deserve what they will get: an unqualified, egotistical, lying, inarticulate, rambling fool representing her own best interests.

    October 7, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  17. Jacob

    I see she's from the U of Palin!
    fear mongering....that will getcha!

    October 7, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. TAXPAYER

    Taxpayers should not be paying to give viagra to anybody. Harry Reid cares more about criminals and illegal aliens and less about the Americans who have no job. Get rid of obama-care and fire Harry Reid.

    October 7, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    Considering the GOP's penchant for aiding, abetting and harboring adulterous, sexually deviant mysoginists, you'd think they'd be applauding this...if it was true that is...which it's not...so I suppose that helps them keep a straight face while lying about it.

    Coburn is a d–che and proposed those nonsensical amendments solely to create fodder for attacks ads like this one.

    October 7, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. Robin

    I cannot believe that any Sane person will be voting for Angle, WTF is wrong with you people, WTF STANDS FOR, (Why Traumatize Forever) Come to your senses, this is insane, do you people really think a despicable local legislator will help this state in any form. Angle is despise within her own party, God help Nevada if this is our Senator.

    October 7, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Robin Bray

    What a sad sad sad comment on politics when they try to stretch facts in this way. Who would even vote for someone who tries a campaign like this?

    October 7, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  22. Robin Bray

    How about all of those who support murder by voting to fund wars?

    October 7, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  23. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Totally tasteless.... and no surprise from GOP.... What jerks.

    October 7, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  24. dwight huth

    Sounds like a Christine O'donnel capaign add meant to make Hairy Reid seem incompotent based on his ability to "Get it Up."

    I wonder how many Republican's are in the same boat of Harry Reid? When does ones sexual prowess matter when dealing with American lives on a daily basis? It doesn't only someone who is a pervert would think that being in the position that Harry Reid is that they should become aroused when they do what they do.

    ****NEWS FLASH**** Why White Democrat's may be turning away from Obama.

    The reason why White Democrat's are turning away from President Obama is because of the black and white Republican's who are engaged in a segregation operation. The black Republican's will hurl insults towards the white person who supports Obama on a daily basis even going to lengths to steal person property of the Obama supporter to make them hate the black Republican. The white Republican then comes along and is nice and endearing to the white Obama supporter to make the Obama supporter feel wanted. The goal of both of these sides to make the white Obama supporter hate the black's who are hurling their retardation towards the Obama supporter hoping that everytime they see Obama who is black they will have a flashback to the blacks who did what they did where the white Obama supporter is supposed to then vote for the white Republican candidate. Basciall the Republican's are trying to use segregation and racism to draw people onto one side or the other of either being black and only voting for Obama based on his skin color or voting for a white Republican based soley on the candidate being white. Sounds like the Tea Party is trying to segregate America to make everyone think that America is still living in the 60's and 70s.

    Stay on the side of President Obama America. If you feel extorted then that is the Republican's trying to force you to join their side and the religious right to feel like you are safe when you are just being used as a pawn in the Republican's campaign of delusional grandeur's.

    October 7, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. Brigham

    Who cares Reid is one of the most worthless and despicable Senators. I can't believe anyome could vote for Harry Reid based on his results as the Senate majority leader or just a simple Senator. He sure can't run on his record unless you love high unemployment.

    October 7, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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