Sharron Angle- this is the person that the Republican teabaggers have nominated to run against Harry Reid for the US Senate.
Here are some of her positions:
* In the wake of the BP, Angle wants to deregulate the oil industry
* Angle wants to abolish the Education Department, Energy Department, EPA, United Nations and most of the IRS.
* Angle wants to eliminate Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance
* Angle wants to outlaw alcohol
* ... and more crazy shit!!
The Teabaggers have really picked a winner. The results of an annual survey conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal named Angle "one of Nevada's worst legislators" for four years between 1999 and 2005. Even fellow Republicans consider her too extreme. Sig Rogich, a Nevada Republican who helped elect Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, calls her "a nightmare." Rogich started a movement called "Republicans for Reid [pdf]" and said, "I could never support somebody who espouses the radical positions that Angle does." Also, Republican Barbara Vucanovich - the first woman to represent Nevada in the United States House of Representatives (1983 to 1997) said, "She's very rigid and I have a little bit of trouble understanding her positions ... So I'm not out there waving the flag. She's a very difficult person."
Most recently, Sharron Angle came out as a supporter of banning abortion under ALL circumstances, including rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother. Extreme, but not surprising. This is consistent with the GOP platform - which provides no exceptions.
Angle said when asked the question: "is there any reason at all for an abortion? ... rape and incest would not be something [of an exception]?"
Not in my book. You know, I`m a Christian. And I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives, and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations, and we need to have a little faith in many things.
Olbermann slam dunked her ass appropriately:
So, Miss Angle, we`re now talking about a theocracy. A rape is God`s plan? Incest, God`s plan? A pregnancy that kills the baby and the mother and could have been prevented by an abortion, God`s plan? Presumably, a murder is God`s plan? Of course, Miss Angle, you have to ask yourself if the medical knowledge to safely conduct an abortion isn`t also God`s plan. And if you have to, accept that Roe v. Wade and the far right`s inability to overturn it, despite Supreme Court conservative majorities and seven Republican presidential terms since, is also God`s plan.
Thanks, Miss Angle for giving us God's plan, and thanks to the teabaggers for an absolutely stupid and crazy candidate. A perfect representative for the "take America back" idiots. As unpopular as Harry Reid is, he couldn't have asked for a better opponent. Harry Reid, 23 yr legislator, graduate of George Washington University Law School vs. Sharon Angle, B.A. and substitute Art teacher of 25 yrs. Perfect.
Sharron Angle proves what Bill Maher said a year ago:
"We don't have a 'left ' and a 'right' party in this country anymore. We have a 'center-right' party and a 'crazy party.' Over the last 30 years, Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved to a mental hospital."
UPDATE: Sharron Angle cites "Second Amendment remedies" for Harry Reid and congress. There is no spinning this. We'll shoot you if we don't get our way... now that's a 'real American.'
UPDATE II: A steady drip of previous radical statements from Angle are coming to light and prominent Nevada Republicans like Reno Mayor Bob Cahsell are throwing their support behind Harry Reid. Angle was found to be responsible for a vitriolic anti-gay newspaper insert that called homosexuals and bisexuals, "child-molesting, HIV-carrying, Hell-bound freaks." The flier also asserted HIV could be spread in public water systems.
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