“It’s a party being run by a talk show host.” That’s Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) take on the Republican Party. He was complaining about a number of issues, and one of them was the attempt to turn town hall events run by House Democrats into shouting matches, allegedly by Republican Astroturf groups. (Astroturf referring to groups disguised to look like grassroots groups.) One Republican shot back that polling in Nevada seems to be Astroturf 60%, Reid 40%. At another point, Reid said the party was being run by talk show hosts – plural – and bloggers.
RBR/TVBR observation: Hmmm – nobody mentioned by name, no free plugs from Reid. Rush Limbaugh has earned top GOP honors most frequently, but there are so many radio and cable personalities to choose from. Maybe Reid will put out a list.