One of the tactics from the Harry Reid camp in his re-election efforts has been to paint Sharon Angle as a controversial right-wing extremist. Someone should tell Harry that this tactic only works if he isn't even more extreme in the opposite direction.
The latest: CNN reports that Harry Reid is attempting to insert amnesty into a defense appropriation bill.
I don't see how this can do anything but harm to his re-election bid. For starters, the public is largely opposed to any efforts to offer amnesty to illegal aliens, so to attempt to raise immigration is in and of itself controversial. But the manner in which Reid is introducing this bill is questionable as well. The average voter is tiring of back door politics, the tricks and games that politicians are playing. Attaching amnesty to a defense bill reeks of "politics as usual."
If Reid is trying to paint himself as a moderate alternative, it seems a poor time to introduce such radical measures by such objectionable means.
Maybe Harry Reid simply can't help himself.