This Week, On Sharron Angle's World Turns: Abortion, BP, NRA & Jobs (UPDATED)

How much further can a person can dig themselves into a pit of blind stupidity & heartless ignorance. Let's check in on Sharron Angle, shall we?

You know you're week isn't going to go well when you have to explain that you're really not a birther.

First Greg Sargent reported how Sharron Angle wouldn't say whether she's 'birther' or not

Nevada journalist Jon Ralston reports on his TV show that Sharron Angle's campaign Web site touts the endorsement of something called the Declaration Alliance, which questions Obama's eligibility to be president.

Even more amusing, though, is this nugget: Ralston says he can't get Angle's campaign to say one way or the other whether she's a birther. "She no longer answers her voicemail, and her press secretary's voicemail is full," Ralston says.

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The WaPo reported that Sharron Angle confirmed she is in fact, not a birther. Right.
In an interview with Hot Air's Ed Morrissey, Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle firmly denies being a "birther," a term used to describe those who believe that President Obama was not born in the United States. Morrissey reports:
Earlier today, I spoke exclusively to Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee to challenge Harry Reid for the Senate seat in Nevada. In the past few days, rumors have swirled that Angle is a crypto-Birther. I asked her "flat out" whether she believed Barack Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and she replied, "No. Is that flat-out enough for you?"

This is in stark contrast to remarks Angle made Thursday night in an interview on the radio show Libertarian Politics Live. During the interview, Angle was asked, point-blank, if she believed the president was "a legitimate president or a naturalized born citizen." Angle replied saying, "You know I think our Supreme Court has pretty much made that decision." An Angle spokesman denied that Angle was a birther or had ducked the question.

Angle's response also serves to rebut earlier reports that the endorsement of her campaign by the Declaration Alliance could serve as proof that she was among the birthers' ranks. A search for the endorsement on Angle's website turns up cached results but no active pages.

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The NRA might endorse Harry Reid? Get out!

Via Salon.com: NRA to endorse Harry Reid? Conservatives, already angry at the gun lobby for dealing with Dems on the DISCLOSE Act, won't be happy
The NRA will negatively score lawmakers who vote to confirm Elena Kagan, even though she never said anything bad about guns. But! According to RedState's Erick Erickson, who brought out the bootleg Drudge siren and everything, the NRA is "leaning toward endorsing Harry Reid."

Why would the NRA do this? Because Harry recently bought them a fancy gun park in Nevada.

The right-wing Internet nuts are all enraged at the NRA these days, for things like occasionally supporting Democrats and for successfully lobbying for their right to continue electioneering. Erickson points out that the real gun lobby -- the fringey Gun Owners of America -- hates Reid and is working tirelessly to fire him, or at him.


Politico has more:

The NRA isn't even denying this line of reasoning but says it hasn’t made a decision about whether to endorse Reid.

“The Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association are always one bad incident away from politicians like Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin exploiting their agenda of gun control,” said Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman.

Still, the fact that a Reid endorsement is even a possibility has conservatives buzzing.

“Sharron Angle has been a true patriot on Second Amendment issues in the Nevada Legislature, and Harry Reid both voted for every anti-gun nominee [Barack] Obama has put up and voted for the Brady bill, the assault weapons ban, etc.,” conservative blogger Erick Erickson wrote on Redstate.com. “People at the NRA and people in the Senate are telling me the NRA will be endorsing Harry Reid later this year and the only way to stop it is to be very vocal about it right now. So keep making sure they know it would be unacceptable.”

That should be fun.

Mike Barnacle: "Harry Reid's opponent sounds like a mental patient." Morning Joe Doucheborough: "This race is over":
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Panel Eviscerates Sharron Angle

In 3 truly brutal minutes of commentary, the panel of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" argued Harry Reid's re-election prospects in NV are good and that Sharron Angle's extreme and dangerous agenda will be rejected by Nevadans in November.

This one should really go over well with Nevadans: Sharron Angle wouldn't have saved 22,000 Las Vegas City Center jobs like Harry Reid did:
In a radio interview with Alan Stock on KXNT, Sharron Angle stated unequivocally she would not have taken the actions Sen. Reid took to save City Center in Las Vegas, and the 22,000 jobs it created and saved.

But really. What should we expect from someone who thinks that the unemployed are "spoiled" and are just too lazy to go out and get a job?
Also see Jed Lewison's: NV-Sen: Angle blasts Reid for creating jobs

ProgressNowNevada has more on the media reports of this blunder (along with MGM's response to her nonsense):
Sarron Angle says that given the chance she would have let City Center fall into bankruptcy and lose the over 20,000 jobs with it.

Harry Reid stepped in and saved those jobs and kept The Strip from having a giant dark and empty complex right in the middle of everything.

Learn more about the extreme Sharron Angle:

Reid then got this ad up & running: Sharron Angle Wouldn't Fight for Nevada Jobs
Did you hear that Sharron Angle compared herself to Abraham Lincoln?
Sharron Angle also stepped into the BP frey:

Via Greg Sargent: Sharron Angle: The $20 billion in BP escrow cash was "slush fund"

Looks like Sharron Angle has now had her ultimate Rand Paul moment: During a radio appearance she labeled the $20 billion BP escrow fund secured by the White House as a "slush fund."

Angle also seemed to agree with a caller who flatly described the fund as extortion, and added: "Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company." For good measure, she said Dems are exploiting the crisis to push energy reform and are following "Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals."

Angle made the claims on the Alan Stock show late yesterday. A caller said that Obama had "basically extorted $20 billion from a private company," and asked Angle what she thought of "the $20 billion slush fund."

"Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company," Angle replied. "And I think you named it clearly: It's a slush fund."


"It's an overreaction by government for not the right reasons," Angle said. "They're actually using this crisis if you will, because they never waste one -- Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals -- they are using this crisis now to get in cap and trade, and every crime and penalty, and slush fund."

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Then Angle quickly walked that one back: I shouldn't have used term "slush fund"
Sharron Angle, under fire for comparing the BP escrow cash to a "slush fund," walks it back and declares support for the BP fund in a statement sent over by her campaign:

"Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect.

"My position is that the creation of this fund to compensate victims was an important first step -- BP caused this disaster and they should pay for it. But there are multiple parties at fault here and there should be a thorough investigation. We need to look into the actions, or inactions, of the Administration and why the regulatory agency in charge of oversight was asleep at the wheel while BP was cutting corners. Every party involved should be held fully accountable."

The Angle campaign, partly because of low staffing and partly due to a strategy of shutting out the media, had previously been unwilling to engage the national press on stories like these. That the Angle camp is quickly walking this latest one back suggests a recognition that this approach no longer will do and that the time has come to engage on such stories before they get out of control.


But it was too late. Dems pounced, including her in their new campaing: BP Republicans
Sharron Angle (R-BP)

On a conservative radio show, Sharron Angle -- the GOP nominee for Senate in Nevada -- called the Gulf oil spill victim's relief program a “slush fund.”

When a caller suggested the BP payout was extortion, she agreed, saying, "Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company."

Her solution to the energy crisis is to deregulate the oil industry.


Then, President Obama Ripped Angle: She's 'Even More Extreme Than The Republicans We Got In Washington'

President Obama campaigned last night at a fundraiser in Las Vegas for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid -- and directly took on Reid's opponent, former state Rep. Sharron Angle.

Obama never mentioned Angle by name, but frequently singled out the view of "Harry's opponent" on such issues as financial reform, oil industry regulation and jobs. "On a lot of these issues, she favors an approach that's even more extreme than the Republicans we got in Washington," said Obama, to the audience's laughter. "That's saying something."

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Perhaps the most bizarre (and entertaining) part of the week, however, came when Sharron Angle threatened to sue Harry Reid for not letting her get away with scrubbing her old website away in an attempt to clean up her radical image.

Via Keith Olbermann:
Angle takes legal action against Reid campaign

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Perhaps the most disgusting news of Sharron Angle's week was her renewed, abhorrent stance on abortion.

It was already widley reported that Sharron Angle Is Against Abortion In Cases Of Rape Or Incest, referring to it as interfering with God’s ‘Plan’:
In a radio interview with Bill Manders on Jan. 25, Sharron Angle — the GOP candidate and Tea Party darling challenging Harry Reid for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat — came out firmly against abortion. She even took the extreme position that women should not have control over their reproductive rights in cases of rape or incest, because it would interfere with God’s “plan” for them:

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Keith Olbermann leveled her for it:
Well, that wasn't the worst of her vile sentiments on abortion, Keith.

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein then found another shocking interview: Sharron Angle's Advice For Rape Victims Considering Abortion: Turn Lemons Into Lemonade
In a radio interview Angle did in late June, the Tea Party favorite re-affirmed her pro-life sensibilities (rigid, as they are, even within Republican circles), when she insisted that a young girl raped by her father should know that "two wrongs don't make a right." Much good can come from a horrific situation like that, Angle added. Lemons can be made into lemonade.
Stock: Let me bring up one other topic that I rarely talk about here, because it's one of those topics that's a lose-lose, but we've got to talk about it because it was brought up in your TV interview and that has to do with the issue of abortion, and whether or not abortion should be available in the case of rape or incest. The question to you at the time by the interviewer was that do you want the government to go and tell a 13 year-old child who has been raped by her father that she has to have that baby. And of course you responded 'I didn't say that I always say that I value life.' Where do you stand on the issue of abortion, a consensual abortion, from a person who is raped or is pregnant as a result of incest?

Angle: Well right now our law permits that. My own personal feelings and that is always what I express, my personal feeling is that we need to err on the side of life. There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life no matter what it's location, age, gender or disability. So whenever we talk about government and government's role, government's role is to protect life and that's what our Founding Father said, that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Stock: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let's say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?

Angle: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I'll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said 'I know what you did thank you for saving my life.' So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life.

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It wasn't all bad news for Sharron Angle, well at least in her eyes, as she was endorsed by none other than Citizens United:

Citizens United Political Victory Fund says their mission is to assist a conservative candidate who shares Ronald Reagan’s vision of reducing the size of government, lowering taxes, cutting spending, promoting traditional family values, and keeping America safe. Their goal for the 2010 election cycle is to elect a candidate who will fight for conservative principles and challenge the agenda of the Obama Administration.

David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United said:

“This is a critical race, and that is why it is so important to nominate a true Conservative with the credibility to stand up to Senator Reid’s out-of-control spending and big-government ways. Sharron Angle is a strong candidate with impeccable Conservative credentials, and I am proud to endorse her for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.”

But I bet it was the endorsement from the always unhinged Pat Boone (see here, here, here, here & here) that must have truly made her week:
Today, Pat Boone officially endorsed Sharron Angle’s GOP bid to replace Harry Reid in the United States Senate. Boone, a famous singer and actor, is also well known as a political writer and commentator willing to tackle the tough conservative issues that matter to America.

“I know a real conservative when I meet one” said Boone when asked to talk about his endorsement for the former 4-term Republican lawmaker. “I was there helping Ronald Reagan when he ran for Governor in California, and I followed him all the way to the White House. Today, I’m getting behind another Reagan-conservative, this time from Nevada. Her name is Sharron Angle, and she is the proven consistent conservative in this race who can retire Harry Reid and send him back to Searchlight to pound sand.”

Boone said that Nevadans enjoy a prime opportunity during the June 8th Nevada primary to elect a bona fide conservative capable of defeating Reid, someone with the moral fiber and determination to clean up the messes in Washington, D.C.

“Nevada cannot afford to elect a Republican who is watered-down or unproven…Nevada has the opportunity to elect a real Republican who is battle-tested, someone we know who is capable and willing to stand up for what’s right for our country. Sharron Angle is that person; she has a rock-solid record that conservatives can trust. That is why I am proud to support Sharron Angle for United States Senate, and I ask you to stand with me and support Sharron Angle as well.”

The NV Democratic Party points out that even Conservatives recognize what a terrible candidate Sharron Angle truly is:
Conservative talk show host Heidi Harris lays into Sharron Angle and her campaign team on MSNBC. Per Harris, "This is not the city council; this is the big leagues."

Mind you, this was all just in the past week.


Don't forget to check out Sharron's original website, you know, the one that she tried to scrub but that Harry Reid saved and posted on a new site, TheRealSharronAngle.com. , despite threats of those dreaded lawsuits mentioned above.

Included are her real opinions on the the following issues:

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