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    the odds of him running for re-election in 2016 dim by the day.

    He's been acting like a guy who is on a retirement tour to the locals since the 2012 election.

    The bad news is that, unless our AG  Catherine Cortez Masto runs for his seat, this probably means pathetic Joe Heck, or somebody just like him, joins useless and pathetic Dean Heller in the US Senate as the most useless twin Republicans in the US Senate. BlunderTwin powers... activate. We have a wonderful candidate in our Democratic AG, and not much else for a Democratic bench, so it depends on her coin flip between the Governor's mansion and Reid's seat. If the Dems can keep control of the part-time legislature, and Sandoval shoots for the wingnut moon, she'd get more done in Carson City.

    Governor Catherine Cortez Masto has a nice ring to it.

    The Nevada Democratic Party was Harry Reid and Reid loyalists, and cannon fodder who wished they were, when he's gone, it's going to suck here for a bit as the Democratic Party here will have to find a clue and be its own organization. Rory Reid's epic fail bid for Governor, which he was supposed to hold down until daddy quit and opened up Jr.'s promotion to daddy's old job, has kind of signaled the end of line for the Reid having a dynasty in Nevada.

    But we will be better off down the line.

    Harry Reid had a handshake deal, kind of funny how Harry loves them handshake deals, with John Ensign never to really support the Democratic Senatorial candidate against him, and poor Jack Carter got hung out to dry. That put a real hurting on non-Reid loyalists stepping up to the plate. Why get hung out to dry and humiliated.

    When Harry Reid is gone, that stops.

    People like Masto will have the ability to rise above the ceiling of having Reid and his loyalists being the gatekeepers of what is possible in Democratic politics.

    I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

    by LeftHandedMan on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 05:19:31 PM PDT

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