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Sharron Angle entrapped by fake Tea Party candidate

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From the Las Vegas Sun:

“Angle: ‘I’m not sure I can win’ if Ashjian’s in, nat’l GOPers ‘have lost their principles,’ need to ‘leave me alone”

“That’s just some of what GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle said during a meeting Wednesday evening with Tea Party of Nevada candidate Scott Ashjian and Tea Party of Nevada Chairman Sid James at the home of Richard Ziser, who lost to Harry Reid in 1994 and now is an adviser to the Angle campaign and also participated in the conversation.

“A tape of the 38-minute meeting that I have obtained provides a rare window into the kinds of discussions that take place during campaigns behind closed doors, redolent of the authenticity that disappears in public or in TV ads.”

Ah, yes, that would be a tape you (Jon Ralston, no friend of Sharron Angle), obtained from Scott Ashjian himself, who taped the whole conversation with Sharron Angle without her knowledge.  In the interest of full disclosure, you might have revealed that in the article, Jon Ralston.

Continuing from the Las Vegas Sun:

“Angle expresses disdain for the national GOP, which she says she now has ‘in a box’ because she won the primary, which caused the DC types after her June 8 victory to still be ‘moaning and groaning and weeping and gnashing teeth over Sue Lowden.’ Later, she tries to persuade Ashjian to endorse her because she will have ‘juice’ he can tap into to get access to Sens. Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn and Mitch McConnell.

“I can just hear it now: The woman who calls the majority leader ‘Let’s Make a Deal Harry Reid’ becomes ‘Let’s Make a Deal Sharron Angle’”.

Excuse me? Access to meetings with political figures is not the same as the thuggery and bribery that Harry Reid employed to ram Obamacare through the Senate against the will of the American people, and you know it, Jon Ralston.  She is promising Ashjian nothing.

And, she DID win IN SPITE OF the Republican establishment, the same Republican establishment who initially refused to endorse Christine O’Donnell.  Umm, is this a shock to anyone?

Interestingly, the Tea Party Express had a message for Scott Ashjian back in March:

“We at the Tea Party Express have a message for Scott Ashjian, who has been trying to pretend that he’s part of the Tea Party movement – get lost!” says Mark Williams, chairman of the Tea Party Express, in the video. “None of us have ever heard of you or seen you at a Tea Party rally. Nothing. We think you are a fraud who’s trying to split the vote and help re-elect Harry Reid.”

Gateway Pundit sums it up nicely:

“This fraud [Ashjian] sure seems to be helping out the Reid Campaign for some odd reason.

“Fake Nevada Tea Party candidate Scott Ashjian was sued by the Independent American Party in March. The suit challenged Ashjian’s membership in the Tea Party of Nevada. He was also charged with felony theft for passing a bad check in Las Vegas this spring.

“…This afternoon Ashjian lashed out at the “racist” Tea Party Express and the Republican Party saying he would not endorse Angle or Reid in the election.

“Unfortunately, this fake tea party candidate is trying to pull votes from Sharron Angle.

…How convenient for Harry Reid.”

Written by raunerreeks

October 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Why Sharron Angle “Runs from the Press”

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As reported in The Huffington Post:

“Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle proved to be camera shy once again when she declined to take questions from reporters at a media-friendly event organized by her campaign on Wednesday.

“…As she left the press conference a local television reporter called after her: ‘Sharron, will you answer some questions really quickly.’ (Sorry, HuffPo doesn’t know how to use question marks, and I am quoting.  Comment mine.) Angle did not turn around and a member of her staff responded, ‘We’re running behind, I’m sorry.’

“’The whole point of an interview is to use it like they say, ‘earned media,’ to earn something with it,’ Angle recently told CBN’s David Brody. ‘And I’m not going to earn anything from people who are there to badger me and use my words to batter me with.’”

Why does Sharron Angle “run from the press”?

Well, let’s see.  Maybe it’s because:

1)       Most mainstream media members aren’t interested in the truth, or in portraying conservatives fairly.

2) Mainstream media members of organizations like Politico, Time, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post would rather conspire to conceal the relationship between Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright at a critical time in a presidential election, or conspire to portray any popular conservative as a racist (just pick one!), or wish a slow and painful death on Rush Limbaugh, or shut down Fox News, or compare Tea Partiers to Nazis, or destroy Sarah Palin. (In case you are one of those mainstream media members, and haven’t heard about this story, it can be found here, here, and here).

3)      She needs campaign contributions, and she doesn’t have the president flying to Nevada, twice, at a cost of approximately $1 million per trip in taxpayer funds, to do fundraisers for her, while the fawning media tells sunny happy stories about it.

4)       The press isn’t really interested in her views. They are interested in trapping her and making her look foolish.  See #1.

5)       Since, according to liberal media, conservatives can’t read anyway, she’s saving her breath for talk radio.

6)       Her supporters and those likely to support her don’t watch mainstream media on TV either.

7)       Her views are on her website, and have been presented on numerous radio talk shows. Read, and listen, if you dare.

8)       Don’t worry media members! You’ll get your chance before November, if you haven’t lost ALL of your audience by then.

Five ways Harry Reid might go after Sharron Angle: BRING IT ON!

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Here are five ways Paul Kane at The Washington Post (see: thinks Harry Reid can attack Sharron Angle ( Let’s examine each one:

1) “Inflammatory rhetoric: In an interview last month with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Angle had this to say about gun laws: ‘What is a little bit disconcerting and concerning is the inability for sporting goods stores to keep ammunition in stock,’ she told the newspaper. ‘That tells me the nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn’t that they are so distrustful of their government? They’re afraid they’ll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways. That’s why I look at this as almost an imperative. If we don’t win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?’”

You want inflammatory rhetoric? Sharron Angle mentioned some of Harry Reid’s in an interview on Alan Stock’s conservative radio talk show on KXNT-AM, 840 in Nevada: “I’m more mainstream than the fellow that said tourists stink, this war is lost, and light-skinned no-Negro dialect.”

2) “Abolishing wide swaths of the federal government: Angle believes the U.S. Education Department should be abolished, as she explains on her campaign Web site: ‘Sharron Angle believes that the Federal Department of Education should be eliminated. The Department of Education is unconstitutional and should not be involved in education, at any level.’ Angle went further in an interview with a Nevada online publication, writing that she favored the termination of the Energy Department, the EPA and much of the IRS tax code; complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.”

Who else believed in the abolishment of the Department of Education? Wait for it….wait for it…RONALD REAGAN! I don’t think he had trouble winning his election in 1980. The EPA is involved in an unprecedented unconstitutional power grab (in declaring CO2 a pollutant and therefore subject to the Clean Air Act) and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are a part of the current administration’s Chicago machine, and Americans know it.

Mark A. Thiessen of The Washington Post agrees (see:

“Reid has also attacked Angle for supporting the abolition of the departments of Energy and Education. Other ‘fringe’ politicians who have supported shuttering the Education Department include Ronald Reagan as well as two members of the Senate Republican leadership — John Kyl and Lamar Alexander (the latter a former secretary of Education). Those who have supported shutting down the Energy Department include House Republican leader John Boehner and Sen. Lindsey Graham. And John McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, co-sponsored legislation to eliminate both departments. It’s a bit of a throwback issue, to be sure, but not out of the Republican mainstream. Angle may find that with Reid and Obama adding $10 trillion to the national debt, Americans may finally be in the mood to shut down a government agency or two (emphasis mine).”

3) “Yucca Mountain: Angle supports the permanent storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste in this cavernous mountain 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. It has long been a bipartisan matter for the Silver State’s congressional delegation to oppose the Yucca Mountain storage plan. Reid has touted his ability to kill the plan to store the waste at Yucca as the single most important thing he’s done for his state since becoming Democratic leader in 2005. Here’s how she described her support in the interview with the online publication: ‘For nearly twenty years, I have been in favor of Yucca Mountain as a profitable center.’ Reid’s campaign is sure to ask Angle, since she has proposed abolishing the DOE, who would oversee the nuclear waste stored at Yucca.”

Yucca Mountain can bring much needed jobs to Nevada. Nuclear power has ZERO carbon emissions. Even “centrists” ought to like that. Three Mile Island, although a serious nuclear accident, caused no deaths or injuries. Furthermore, there ARE clever ways available to deal with nuclear waste: (See, for example: “Advocates use the word “recycling” to describe an advanced form of reprocessing that, instead of separating plutonium that can be used in bombs from spent fuel, would produce a mixed-oxide fuel too radioactive for terrorists to handle. Such fuel, called MOX, could be used in special reactors that exist in France but not in the United States.”)

4) “God and guns: At her coming out party in Washington — at a ‘tea party’ event April 15 at the National Press Club — Angle invoked God and guns as her leading issues. It’s unclear how such views will play statewide in a general election, given that local polling shows fewer than 20 percent of voters aligning themselves with the tea party. ‘You know, I feel a little lonely today, I usually bring Smith and Wesson along, and I have to tell you I’m going to give Washington, D.C., a lesson in the Constitution, especially the second amendment. But I didn’t come alone today. I brought God — always bring him — and I brought my husband of 40 years, Ted Angle. Now, I subscribe to the KISS principle, Keep It Simple, Sharron. The solutions to the problems that we have with our economy are as simple as: pay it back, cut back and take back.’”

“Polling shows …fewer than 20% of voters aligning themselves with the tea party”?  Whose poll is that? How about this: “On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.” (See:

5) “Global isolationism: Angle has called for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations. Again, from her campaign Web site: ‘The UN. has been captured by the far left and has become ineffective and costly. The UN. continually threatens US. sovereignty, with endless rhetoric and treaties and it has now become the ‘umpire’ on fraudulent science, such as global warming. The United State needs to withdraw from the United Nations and work solely with America’s willing allies.’”

Mike Huckabee also suggested defunding the UN (see: In 2009, Rasmussen reported “Americans are almost evenly divided in their views of the U.N., although those who don’t like the organization feel more strongly about it. Forty-seven percent (47%) now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the U.N., and 48% have an unfavorable view.” (See: Since Sharron Angle will likely not have it in her power to withdraw from the UN, and a plurality of Americans are at least sympathetic, I fail to see how this will hurt her…

In summary, to quote Ron Futrell at Big Journalism, Sharron Angle’s attackers are “ignoring the fact that Nevadans know Social Security has serious problems, we’d like to keep our cash for our own education, and Yucca means jobs and an answer to our energy issues. Nothing kooky about any of those ideas.” (See: