October 19th, 2010
05:26 PM ET
11 years ago

Reid slams Angle: She 'screws up...quite often'

(CNN) - What happened in Vegas surely won't stay there.

At a rally Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a pointed jab at his GOP challenger, former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.

"As I look out over this crowd, I really don't know what my opponent was talking about," Reid said. "Because you all look like Nevadans to me."

Reid's comments come one day after news surfaced that Angle told a group of Hispanic school children that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."

Angle's spokesman downplayed the remarks on Tuesday, saying they were taken out of context.

"Sharron is making the point that this country is a melting pot, and you cannot judge people based on stereotypes or the way they look," Jarrod Agen told CNN.

At the Vegas campaign stop, Reid slammed Angle for staying out of the spotlight after she makes controversial comments.

"Have you noticed that every time my opponent screws up, which is quite often, she goes into her bunker?" he asked. "She's now cancelling public events again. I guess it was her appearance at Rancho High School that put her back in her bunker."

"If you can't talk to the media while you're running for the United States Senate, you shouldn't be running for the United States Senate," Reid added.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Well, when you are a psychopath like Angle, I wouldn't call her "tongue slips" screw-ups, that is her psychopathic personality surfacing.

    Then again, have you heard what the idiot which of the East said earlier, HAHAHAHAHA

    Lack of education, mixed with psychopathic/racist tendencies, an unreasonable sense of self-righteousness, and a sycophantic devotion to craziness makes for a perfect Tea Party candidate. And Republicans think that people like these are qualified to run the government, they even elected the idiot king Bush President because thy wanted to have a beer with him.

    Great thinking conservatives, you dumb ROCKS.

    October 19, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    Go Reid – you have a DEMOCRAT glow and your eyes 'Tinkle' like stars!! You can look at a person and can tell where their heart is!!!

    Kind EYES do kind things!! Does not matter how much money he has ANGLE – he still thinks about the MIDDLE/LOWER CLASS!!!

    NV DEMOCRATS – Rally up the BASE and win this RACE in November 2010!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 19, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  3. roro

    This woman is a complete idiot. She makes Sarah Palin looks smart.

    October 19, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. Norman Cador

    I agree with Mr.Reid this is the same crap you get from all these TEA Party picks.

    October 19, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  5. usualone

    Senator Reid has to keep it up...and talk about how she goes into the bunker. She is only about superficial things about people; there is no substance there.

    October 19, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Angle doesn't need a seat in the Senate she needs a seat at a head doctors office. This woman shouldn't be exposed to your children or my children as we work to teach our children social behavior and tolerance of others.

    October 19, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  7. Angelina

    Angle, Palin, O'Donnell ... mamma grizzlies who out to pack up and head back into the woods. At least there they wouldn't have to answer reporters' questions or appear on national debates. Democracy USA ain't what it used to be.

    October 19, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    Easy Harry Reid, so Angle is a screw up? Remind me again why you are tied in the this race with her. I'm figuring the people know who the real screw up is...you!

    October 19, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |

    Reid is mocked out so iwant vote to angle for senate cause he is too old man

    October 19, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  10. Geez

    Oh, Harry... at least no one could ever say you werent good for a laugh. That Ill miss.

    October 19, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  11. rdepontb

    Angle is outrageous, and it so obvious now that she is being set up to be a puppet of Koch and Co. She has no idea how to handle a crowd, no idea how to handle challenging questions, no idea how to comport herself for more than a few minutes at best.

    Nevada, give your state its dignity again. Senator Harry Reid doesn't look for the limelight, but certainly does not shrink from it. He has made this country a solid place to live, free from the hidden powers that seek to do it damage. Angle is no longer a total question mark; seriously, she is by now a known hazard, and you all know it.

    October 19, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. Ben

    Arrgh. I am so sick of all this garbage and mud slinging. I do not like Reid but Angle worries me with her "Let's Privatize Social Security". I remember back in the 80s when they forced us to go to 401ks. as well as HMOs. Where are we today? My 401k is depleted and healthcare costs are nuts. If Angle had her way and SS was privatized it would just be another reason for Wall Street to steal it.

    October 19, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  13. barry

    Give it up Harry. You and Pelosi's pathetic last minute attempts won't save your jobs. Senator Angle takes your place soon. You are a pathetic little coward that is un American.

    October 19, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  14. Truthseeker

    There you go, Harry! That's the gusto Nevadans are looking for. Keep it up, and Nov. 2nd might be a better day for all of us than it has been looking to be.

    October 19, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  15. Sunshine

    It's time to get rid of Harry Reid. I listened to Angle's talk to the students and everything the media and Reid has said has been taken out of context. Nevadans get rid of Reid. Show the Government you are smart and know what Obama and his crew are doing to America. NO CAP AND TRADE, NO AMNESTY TO ILLEGALS, NO DREAM ACT, NO OBAMACARE..

    October 19, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |

    The Issue Is: SHE LIED! She was asked about the pics depicting Mexicans....so she jammed her foot in her mouth when she stated that she "couldn't tell where that pic was taken." Lie. She should have stated that there are border problems iwth Mexico and that was why the pic looked like that. But NO.... She kept jamming it down her throat up until she made the stupid comment about the kids looking Asian...innocently stupid? Yes. Fit to lead? No way.

    October 19, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  17. ConcernedPeeP

    Harry Reid is the biggest screw up and has proven that all these years.

    October 19, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Regertz

    Harry! Harry! Pin her on the issues. I'm sick of these clowns screaming vague garbage to win over idiots and getting away with saying nothing. They're a threat to the country and the GOP ought to be ashamed of themselves for letting them have a national stage. I like to listen to Gus or Gail the ranting idiot at my diner too but I don't want them and their cries that we "need a dictator" or "Jesus in government" anywhere near a level of power. We need sane, experienced, strong, and intelligent people in Washington now, not fools in the pocket of the GOP's backers who are proud of knowing nothing and have the backbone of an eclair...If I may borrow a famous phrase from a famous Progressive Republican. I used to have respect for some Republicans but this crop of crap they'd spewed on the country this year is too much. Dick Amory and the gang should be ashamed of themselves. If any of these people reach office, it's a blow to the country.

    October 19, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. joe

    Excellent well said. They can only talk to friendly media. But god forbid they are asked questions out of their comfort zone or make an adhoc speech forget about it. They will blame the "lame stream media". Palin, Angle, O'donnel, Paul are all cut from the same stone. They can't take the heat so they stay the hell out and say no to everything. There is a lot less riding on you when you say no to anything. The one's who stick out their necks and have to say yes to changes, they are the ones that get called out.

    October 19, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. David Blackburn

    I totally agree with Senator Reid. These teapartiers are fruitcakes on steroids. Sharron Angle is stupid if she thinks the school children doesn't understand that she has a screw or two loose. Afterall, they were laughing at her. I don't think she is Asian looking, she looks like she acts, and that is out of this world!

    October 19, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  21. phoenix86

    Got to hand it to Reid. He can look Nevadans in the eye....and lie with a straight face.

    Put Reid to pasture.

    October 19, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  22. Barry

    reid is a disaster.

    October 19, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    The people "handling" Angle have to be some of the most cynical folks on the planet. It's clear Angle will say practically anything to practically anyone, and would be perfectly happy talking all day and all night long to whoever will listen if they let her. But her handlers don't trust her to stay "on message," to not blab her more exotic thoughts and opinions (and plans for us). The problem is it's not going to end if she's elected, it will be worse, and she won't have a multi-million dollar campaign staff running interference for her. When she was a Nevada legislator she drove everybody crazy, not just Democrats. In the US Senate it will be a hundred times worse–she's going to be embarrassing Nevadans for the next six years. Sharron Angle, the gift that keeps on giving. (Thanks, David Koch!)

    October 19, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. Buck

    I want to be a spokesperson for a GOP candidate. It just seems like so much fun to everyday try and think of a reason to explain why the stupid thing they said actually wasn't stupid. Like not knowing anything about the Constitution, for example.

    October 19, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  25. dont care about HUSSENI obama

    Hey Reid is Megan McCain staying there with you, because she is nothing but a mouth with nothing to say and no way to shut her up, so I figured she was in bed with you.

    October 19, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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