Archive for Sharron Angle

VIDEO- Florida GOP Senate Candidate: "Justice will be served with the Second Amendment."


 "I get asked sometimes where do I stand on the Second and 10th Amendment, and I have a little saying. We need a sign at every harbor, every airport and every road entering our state: 'You're entering a 10th Amendment-owned and -operated state, and justice will be served with the Second Amendment.'"

Via Sam Stein at HuffPo:

Florida Senate candidate Mike McCalister, who is running against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), offered a variation of the much-lampooned [Sharron Angle] line during a speech before the Palms West Republican Club earlier this week. [...]

McCalister already has suffered from a few campaign-related gaffes, mostly dealing with an embellished biography.

The GOP sure knows how to pick 'em.

Sharron Angle must be lurking around here somewhere. Why, here she is now!

H/t: @HryPop


VIDEO: Ear plug alert! Once again, Sharron Angle sings– yes, sings– at a tea party event.


I admit it. Back in April I subjected you to this, via the Maddow Blog:

Now my buddy and Blunt video contributor @jazzcattrio is adding to our pain. The tea baggers invaded Napa Valley here in California yesterday, thanks to the Tea Party Express documented it:

And though some promised GOP presidential candidates didn't materialize (they'll hit the tour later, we're told), 50's crooner Pat Boone was a no-show, and even rapper Polatik took a pass, we were able to capture former U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle hitting the stage with an capella version of "God Bless America'' -- uh, before while hawking her latest book.

Ready? Get those ear plugs out, hide the kids, and spare your pets by opening the doggie door, here she comes again:

Now hop over to to check out the other two videos. You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Hint: "I think Rick [Perry] looks great... I think people have to really put aside ideology..."

Right. Put aside ideology and support a tea party candidate like Rick Perry. That isn't contradictory at all.

Full coverage of the event can be found here on


Sharron Angle will not run in special election


Nevada just lucked out. Sharron Angle had planned to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by current GOP Rep. Dean Heller:

Harry Reid still rules the U.S. Senate, holding up government spending cuts and other legislation passed by the Republican majority in the House.  Nancy Pelosi still organizes the Democrats, working her hardest to keep funding Planned Parenthood and NPR,” Angle wrote in her announcement e-mail.  “Friend, the job still needs doing.”

But the job won't be done by Angle. I'd say she has finally come to her senses, such as they are, but that would be way too big a stretch (via Roll Call):

Sharron Angle has taken herself out of the running for Nevada's 2nd district special election, for which candidate filing began Wednesday.

"I do not have any desire to participate in a process described by others as a 'ballot royale' or a situation where the party central committees choose their nominees because it makes a mockery of the most important constitutional element in exercising freedom," she said in a statement that left open the possibility of running for the seat next year.

What integrity! What leadership! What... hypocrisy:

"Both Ronald Reagan and Lincoln had losses. What would’ve happened to our country if they’d quit? A true leader leads by example, and I’m no quitter."

— Sharron Angle (R), quoted by the Reno Gazette Journal, explaining why she’s not letting her U.S. Senate loss prevent her from making a congressional bid next year.

That took some doing, quitting before she even ran. Watch out, Sarah Palin, you've got competition.

At least now she has time to audition for American Idol:

Speaking of quitting, I hope she didn't quit her day job:


Senate Democrats re-introduce DREAM Act


President Obama and the Senate Democrats still want the DREAM Act to be enacted. Of course, the GOP still doesn't want evil thuggy brown people in their fantasy lily white country. Just ask Harry Reid:

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday slammed Republicans for blocking comprehensive immigration reform and told Hispanics they shouldn’t be treated differently because “their skin’s a tone darker” than that of America’s early European immigrants.

I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK,” Reid said, speaking to Latino supporters whose votes he needs to win re-election in November. “Do I need to say more?” [...]

Reid said he didn’t understand how anyone could be both Hispanic and a Republican, a comment sure to upset prominent GOP leaders and politicians with that heritage.

That was from August 2010. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as they say. So what to do? Well, again as they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Via First Read:

One day after President Barack Obama stood at the U.S.-Mexico border to call for immigration reform, Senate Democrats re-introduced legislation that would offer citizenship to many illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children. [...]

Democratic leaders are trying again, saying that passage of the bill is “a matter of justice” that would bolster the U.S. economy, help educate more young Americans, and swell the ranks of the armed forces. [...]

Democratic lawmakers highlighted provisions in the legislation that would prevent ineligible candidates from committing fraud and would disqualify individuals who have committed a criminal felony or more than two misdemeanors. The bill also requires applicants to prove that they have "good moral character" as determined by immigration agents.

I wonder how one proves one's moral character, and I wonder exactly how immigration agents would make that kind of judgment.

Harry Reid thinks he can pull in some GOP votes this time around. Well, there is an election coming up in 2012, so anything is possible.