NV-02: GOP Files “Stop Sharron Angle” Lawsuit in Nevada Special Election

By: Friday May 6, 2011 8:00 am

The special election for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional district, replacing Dean Heller, who was called up to the Senate to replace the disgraced John Ensign, is an object lesson in the problems Republicans can have with their purity-seeking base. We leaned in Nevada in 2010 a central lesson: do not present Sharron Angle to voters as [...]

NV-Sen: Dean Heller Officially Appointed to US Senate

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Dean Heller, currently a Congressman from Nevada’s 2nd Congressional district, will be chosen as the Senate replacement for John Ensign, who resigned in disgrace rather than face questions about his adulterous affair and cash payoffs to his mistress and her husband. Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Rep. Dean Heller today to fill the Senate seat being [...]

Methinks Palin, Angle Doth Protest Too Much

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:16 am

Sigh. So I guess I have to comment on Sarah Palin’s statement on the Tucson shooting, which was actually a statement about Sarah Palin, of course. First of all, the faux sincerity achieved by shaking her head a little bit from side-to-side is grating. But enough of the theater criticism. Second, you have to love [...]

Obama Says Social Security “Not in Crisis,” But Needs “Modest Adjustments”

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 10:06 am

In some of the more detailed comments on Social Security of his entire Presidency, President Obama insisted that Social Security does not have a funding crisis, but that bringing it into long-term actuarial balance would require some “modest adjustments.” He didn’t specify as to the nature of those adjustments. The president acknowledged at a small [...]

Reid Comes Out Against Cordoba House Project Near Ground Zero

By: Monday August 16, 2010 12:47 pm

Painful to even write about this: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that he’s opposed to building an Islamic center near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Reid, who is locked in a tough reelection campaign, broke with President Obama in calling for the New York center to be built somewhere else. Obama [...]

Sharron Angle Calls for Social Security Privatization

By: Friday August 13, 2010 1:30 pm

On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, most of the proclamations from Democratic politicians focus on how they would beat back any attempts to privatize the program. Considering that the greatest near-term threat comes from the cat food commission, which seems more interested in raising the retirement age or enacting benefit cuts, this seems discordant. [...]

Sharron Angle: Turn Rape Into Rape-ade

By: Thursday July 8, 2010 9:45 am

Sharron Angle, and I’m giving her more credit than her own state Republican Party by spelling her name correctly, gave an interview to a conservative radio host in Nevada late last month that reflects the typical level of talk bandied about on these low-profile programs. Only now has it been elevated to the wider media, [...]

Paul, Angle Reflect Republican Extremism

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 8:05 am

It’s only June, and yet two of the standard-bearers of the Tea Party are already showing what kind of right-wing conservatism that movement is all about. Party leaders have tried to sequester Sharron Angle and Rand Paul, but that won’t last long. In fact, in a local interview yesterday, Angle made the mistake of opening [...]

NV-Sen: Sharron Angle Forced to Meet the Local Press

By: Friday June 18, 2010 10:22 am

So far in her brief general election campaign, Sharron Angle has had a coordinated strategy of walking back all of the most extreme of her positions and blocking any legitimate press requests unless they came from a friendly right-wing source. This broke down yesterday after a run-in with a local reporter that did not reflect [...]

Sharron Angle Promoted Armed Insurrection, Formerly Joined Christian Reconstructionist Third Party

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:08 pm

Sharron Angle has been whisked from meeting to meeting in Washington this week, shielded from the press in an attempt to cut off any oxygen to a series of damaging reports about prior statements and her personal associations. We’ve come to a point in America where candidates for political office can be hermetically sealed off [...]

Republicans Trying “Win Without Talking” Strategy for Most Divisive Candidates

By: Friday June 11, 2010 11:58 am

Rand Paul got in a lot of trouble with the national media for accurately stating his beliefs. Sarah Palin before him ran aground for accurately stating her level of knowledge during the 2008 general election. So the GOP has settled on a new strategy – don’t let the candidates talk to anyone. After KY SEN [...]

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