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Harry Reid rips Sharron Angle over "domestic enemies"

Yesterday I reported here that Sharron Angle agreed with a talk show host's claim that we have "domestic enemies" within the "walls of the Senate and the Congress."

Now Harry Reid is personally calling on Angle to name names.

Reid, who rarely goes after Angle directly and mostly leaves the attacking to surrogates, just issued a rare statement hammering Angle over the exchange:

"Sharron Angle's rhetoric is irresponsible and over the top. Let me be very clear. While I may have some differences of opinion with my Republican colleagues in the Senate, I have never questioned their patriotism. For Sharron Angle to agree that any of them -- Republican or Democrat -- is an enemy of the state is not only an insult to every United States Senator, it's a disgrace to our country. If she is going to use such rhetoric, she has an obligation to name names and explain to the American people exactly who she thinks is a domestic enemy."

Reid's decision to personally go on the offensive against this Angle-ism suggests that the Reid camp sees another perfect opportunity to use Angle's own words to paint her as extreme, dangerous, and temperamentally unfit for the Senate. Reid's broadside seems likely to force some media attention to what Angle said here.

What's more, you can bet that the exchange, which took place with conservative talk show host Bill Manders on the day Angle launched her Senate campaign in 2009, will find its way into an ad soon enough. Here it is again:

MANDERS: We have domestic enemies. We have home-born homegrown enemies in our system. And I for one think we have some of those enemies in the walls of the Senate and the Congress.

ANGLE: Yes. I think you're right, Bill.

Because the host is the one who made the incendiary claim, this exchange might not be newsworthy if it had occurred in a vacuum. But Angle clearly and unequivocally agreed with it.

And in light of other recent Angle statements -- such as her claim that people might resort to "Second Amendment remedies" if Congress continues on its current course -- it is entirely possible that this is, in fact, what Angle believes. She should be asked about it.

By Greg Sargent  |  August 25, 2010; 11:57 AM ET
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Comments

I ~told~ you he would probably try use that remark to paint her as the sort of person would say... what she just said.

Posted by: CalD | August 25, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

paging sbj...

...who said this "wasn't going anywhere".

Good on ya', Harry.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | August 25, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Just another example of Sharron's extremism.

She's really starting to look certifiably kookoo I think is the scientific term.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I keep asking, but no one seems to know...

Are there any live debates planned between Angle and Reid?

I can't imagine why Reid isn't going hard after the idea of getting her in front of a camera without prepared text. If she ducks having a debate, it plays right into his established narrative as her being too extreme and trying to hide what she really believes. If she actually does it, well...I think we all know it would be a disaster for her.

Posted by: TheBBQChickenMadness | August 25, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I've been waiting patiently all week for the ACLU to denounce the “chilling effect” on the 1st Amendment exerted by Speaker Pelosi's obvious attempt to intimidate the citizenry and inhibit them from freely expressing their dissent.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/08/pelosi_clarifies_call_for_prob.html

But it’s still August, maybe they’re all on vacation over at ACLU-HQ?

I’m sure they’ll all be chiming in on the Speaker's remarks any time now, you betcha.

Meanwhile, Greg will offer up this silly 'tu quoque' and horrify us with candidate Angle's words: "Yes. I think you're right, Bill."

*crickets chirp*

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | August 25, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

... and if anyone needs to have an investigation opened into them, it’s Speaker Pelosi.

After the GOP takes over in November, they need to appoint a special investigator to look into such things as;

* her apparently fraudulent claims against the CIA and their harsh interrogation techniques;

* her misappropriation of government property by using military assets as personal taxis for her misbegotten family;

* potential fraud (she probably lied in any paperwork, pertaining to the use of those assets);

* and now her public attempt to harass those who oppose Islamo-supremacists erecting a 13-story 9/11 snuff porn emporium and jihad recruiting station at Ground Zero.

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | August 25, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

The fact that people keep repeating the false claim that Pelosi wants a government investigation into the mosque opposition's funders almost persuades me that some folks wish this were the case!

Posted by: Greg Sargent | August 25, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

@Greg: Can we agree to some sort of limit on how many posts you will write on this "Domestic enemies" carp?

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Kaddafi, Angle is certifiably insane, wouldn't you agree?

I mean, who rallies against school uniforms because they are black?

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

@BBQ: Just one debate planned.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41399.html

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

"Can we agree to some sort of limit on how many posts you will write on this "Domestic enemies" carp?"

No more than 100!

I'd say, once Angle has the courage to face up to the big bad press and explain what she means, the question can be asked over and over of her.

She can't make obscene statements and not expect the rest of America who are concerned about having mentally stable Senators writing our laws to sit around and wonder what she's talking about.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Angle's reason for running is US Senators have access to better mental health care insurance.

It would explain a lot.

If she wins expect the price of tin foil hats to go through the roof.

I kid, and I shouldn't, she needs help, not mockery. But she makes it sooooo easy!

Posted by: nisleib | August 25, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Greg, there are so many false claims swirling around the Park51 project it's impossible to keep them straight anymore. It's probably better to just starve them of oxygen.

Posted by: lmsinca | August 25, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

sbj, are you trying to limit Greg's "fist amendment rights?" LOL

Posted by: suekzoo1 | August 25, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"I think we all know it would be a disaster for her."

Palin was a complete know nothing and the pundits decided she hit it out of the park against Biden because she didn't get nervous and fart or anything ridicules.

For instance, Palin had a husband that was part of a group that wanted to succeed from the U.S. That's about as extreme as it gets and she wasn't asked about it I don't believe.

I wouldn't be so sure to assume she'll stumble or be challenged by the questioner on her extreme positions. She has handlers now who will no doubtingly be teaching her how to debate and the press are so milquetoast they wouldn't dare ask her questions to put her on the spot.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

SBJ hates to see Obtuse Angle get exposed.

Every time Greg, reports on another one of her Authoritarian remarks, SBJ gets busier than a cat trying to bury his feces on a tin roof, trying to restrict the amount of coverage given to Stasi Angle.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

OT - At least the Republicans are getting what they wanted with the mosque non-troversy:

"The New York Police Department has confirmed to TPM that a cab driver in Manhttan was allegedly stabbed by a passenger who asked if the cabbie was Muslim, and says the incident is being treated as a hate crime. The suspect has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes"

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/nypd_charges_man_with_hate_crime_after_allegedly_stabbing_muslim_cabbie.php?ref=fpblg

Posted by: nisleib | August 25, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

@Liam: I thought you promised us you would never post again because Greg banned Bilge?

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

@nislieb: "At least the Republicans are getting what they wanted."

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

SBJ - Why? The Republicans wanted to inject racial tension into the national debate, and they got what they wanted.

Mission Xenophobia Accomplished.

They should be so proud.

Posted by: nisleib | August 25, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

SBJ,

You urged me to not follow through on that. Don't you recall doing so? Also Greg, asked me to not retire from Plumline.

Have you changed your mind now ,and want me to retire. I know you brought the topic up, to try and divert from your trying to supress Greg's right to cover what ever he wishes to cover on his blog. I know that you think that you are entitled to limit his rights, because you are such a genuine "Libertarian", right?

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Remember when we were being told by Right Wingers that we had to Invade Iraq, because Muslim Terrorists "hate our freedoms".

Now we have some of those same Right Wingers, saying to all Muslims.

"How dare you try to embrace and love our freedoms."

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

sbj, right wing groups can't expect nothing to happen when they push anti-Muslim propaganda.

I mean you got Frank Gaffney with his site http://stopthe911mosque.com/.

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/08/24/gaffney-mosque-website/

Here's something from the front page of Gaffney's site.

"Imam Rauf, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the rest of the Islamists advocate for discrimination; they all work to impose sharia law here is America. We should send a couple of signals. First, America will not tolerate a mosque and “cultural center” being built overlooking where like-minded Muslims slaughtered 2,752 people."

He's implying Rauf, who's worked to bridge the differences between moderate Islam and the rest of the world, was like-minded to the 9/11 high jackers.

If that isn't demagoguery intended to turn American's against moderate Muslims, then I'm not sure what is.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'll name a domestic enemy - Senator Harry Reid.

What else would you call a politician who ignored a bipartisan plea to protect American jobs paid for with $800 BILLION of American citizen taxpayer money, and GIVE THEM TO 300,000 FOREIGN INVADERS??

Read it all, with references:
http://therealharryreid.org/

Posted by: ejr2 | August 25, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

ejr2, 60% of the Senate voted for the Stimulus and the only reason the other 40 didn't is because they decided to put country last and politics first and vote against any agenda Obama had, even agenda's that would help American's.

Besides, didn't the stimulus have a buy American clause in it that outraged foreign countries. Republican called this clause a pro-union clause. It's Republicans that fought to ensure the manufacturing parts that would be created because of the stimulus were built in other countries.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Reality Check:

Remember when we were being told by Right Wingers that we had to Invade Iraq, because Muslim Terrorists "hate our freedoms".

Now we have some of those same Right Wingers, saying to all Muslims.

"How dare you try to embrace and love our freedoms."


Pamela Geller is now protesting against Muslims because they must not be allowed: To Love Our Freedoms.

I hear there may be a biography of Old Geller coming soon.

The title is rumored to be:

Mosque Cow On The Hudson.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

WOW. So Major Garrett is leaving Fox.

Wonder if they'll send Sean Hannity to the press room now. I wouldn't be surprised.

This should get very drama'ie very quickly.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 25, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

How funny to think that I am trying to limit Greg's rights! I hate the Angle stories - not because I want her to win but because it seems so transparent that Greg is trying to help in Reid's efforts to paint her as a whackjob. IMO, it diminishes Greg as a journalist. I read The Plum Line because Greg seems fair but when he seems to be assisting a Dem's effort to create a media narrative it really undermines some of his basic claims about what he is trying to do here.

@liam: I must have been smoking some of Tena's best when I suggested you continue to post here.

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

@sbj

Yeah, I saw that article...and others saying that debate had been cancelled.

I must say I'm a bit bummed out that in my first post I didn't write out another prediction of your whining at Greg for posting anything about Angle. I thought it, but didn't write it (for once) and missed out on another correct prediction.

Maybe next time...since I'm sure it will continue.

@mike

"Palin was a complete know nothing and the pundits decided she hit it out of the park against Biden because she didn't get nervous and fart or anything ridicules."

Uh, I really don't give a sh*t what pundits think. They are the biggest group of no-nothing blowhards in this nation...and that's really saying something. I have so little respect for nearly everyone in that profession that it would barely register on an electron microscope.

Remember the Presidental debate? Obama lost all three...right.

@Liam

I'm sorry, but "Obtuse Angle" is a really poor derrogatory nickname. Something as simple as "Crazy Angle" works much better.

Posted by: TheBBQChickenMadness | August 25, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

@bbq: "Yeah, I saw that article...and others saying that debate had been cancelled."

They were threatening to cancel because they couldn't agree on a date. Reid finally agreed to Oct 14th - a bit before his preferred date. The Las Vegas Sun debate is definitely off.

Posted by: sbj3 | August 25, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Mr. Reid for waking up. The tea partiers think that it is okay to make remarks without documentation or backup. I am sick of these people just making up lies.

Posted by: sun52shine | August 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

sbj"...it diminishes Greg as a journalist. I read The Plum Line because Greg seems fair...:


There's your mistake sbj - Greg is not a journalist, he is a profesional opposition party researcher. That's it. It's ok that he is that, just know that he is not a journalist.

Posted by: popopo | August 25, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

You write what you wish to write about her. I will write what I wish to write about her, and I promise not to write what you wish to write about her.

Others have said that they like "Obtuse", and have started using it. One person wrote that he heard someone on TV pick up on it, and use it. It may have been Keith O, if I recall correctly.

I find it amusing that you find the pun:"Obtuse" to be derogatory, but you think your use of the word "Crazy" to describe her, as not being. Seems like a somewhat obtuse conclusion that you might have drawn.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Message from SBJ to Greg:

Greg,

Can we agree that you will only write, what I want you to write about.

........................

Seems like a very fair request from that self professed Libertarian.

So Greg, will you agree to let SBJ call all the shots on what you should cover? After all, he is a Libertarian, you know!

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

ejr2:

I second your nomination of Sen. Reid as a "domestic enemy" (former Sen. Obama is another one ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 25, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Who is the guy who stated "The war in Iraq is lost" thus undermining every brave soldier who was putting their life on the line in combat? Who was the guy who called President Bush a loser? Harry Reid is a disgrace to the Senate and the United States and I hope he gets fired this November.

Posted by: delusional1 | August 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What has been won in Iraq?
Nothing. The place is still a bigger mess today, than it was before the invasion.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

What has been won in Iraq?
Nothing. The place is still a bigger mess today, than it was before the invasion.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 1:30 PM
=====================

And there's what happened in Afghanistan which Bush and Cheney ignored for 7 years in favor of their Iraq adventure.
~
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | August 25, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

O/T

Nate Silver is now live at the NYT.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

Posted by: suekzoo1 | August 25, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

All, check this out: A former Bush official has now called on Bush to break his silence on the Islamic center:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/08/mosque_fight_demonstrates_chen.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | August 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still:

The Khurds won in Iraq.

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 25, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I thought we invaded Iraq, to get rid of the threat to us, you know WMD, and Looming Mushroom Cloud, and all that other rubbish. Now you tell us, that we invaded to help the Kurds. Sure we did, and now Turkey is just waiting until we are gone, to go after those Terrorist safe havens. Strange how we have no problem, accommodating some Terrorist camps!

Posted by: Liam-still | August 25, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse


Reid 48, Angle 50

“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,”
- Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: screwjob21 | August 25, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Greg Sargent:

"There are plenty of critics in the arena [Obama] deserves my silence."

Former President George W. Bush -- March 17, 2009

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 25, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Greg for your comments and dialog on this subject. No American should be subjected to relinquishing their first amendment rights because someone is offended.

I thought most people had gotten over being a "bully" by the end of grade school. I see now that we still have many bullies who would gladly deny others their rights under our constitution.

I am glad that we have a strong constitution to guide us because our leadership is lacking.

Yes, I applaud those on both sides with strong opinions but I applaud those who honor their constitution more.

Posted by: ronhamp | August 25, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still:

OUR terrorists (even Saddam when he was helping us) are called "freedom fighters".

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 25, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Freedom is on the march. Reid is on the run.

Posted by: thebump | August 25, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Liam-still:

Did you ever watch Sorkin's "The West Wing"? President Bartlet asks "Why is a Kuhndunese life worth less to me than an American life?" Someone replies "I don't know why, sir, but it is."

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 25, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

@ronhamp: "I thought most people had gotten over being a 'bully' by the end of grade school."

Then you have lived a very sheltered life. Lucky you!

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | August 25, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

@nisleib: "At least the Republicans are getting what they wanted with the mosque non-troversy:"

Actually, that's not going to be what they wanted. Having the wingnuts go Full Metal Jacket on them does not help at the polls in November.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | August 25, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

From the end of WWII most Americans saw that they were doing better and better on a year on and year bases.Since then, the least well off in our country have seen there share of the economic pie and the only group that has seen its share of the economic pie increase are those on the top. This has happened because the elites in Washington have adopted policies that have not worked for the vast majority of Americans - can anyone say free trade. The political system is not working for most Americans and this is the point Ms. Angle was making. I do not believe that any reason able person who looks at an economy where less than 60% of the eligible workforce is employed would argue. Sadly, the elites that rule this country could care less about hard working Americans who are either unemployed, under employed and so forth.

Posted by: jeffreed | August 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Do you think she's channeling Joe McCarthy?

Posted by: areyousaying | August 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I am no fan of Harry Reid. But his rhetorical calling-out of Angle I applaud a great deal.

There needs to be more of that - calling people out to name names - in our political discourse. The left and right both do it. Like the overarching "Wall Street Banksters" schtick. Who are the "Banksters?" Whose house should the populist mob go burn down now?

Ditto for healthcare companies. Which ones are the scumbags here? Whose stock should I short?

And where is the underlying conspiracy that Islamic Obama is enmeshed in? Where is his Imam-Ayatollah-Caliph that he takes orders from? Who is that person?

And just for the record, I would like to see a Dem call out the next birther-idiot with a challenge: Don't ask us for more "proof" on Obama being from Hawaii. Generate one shred of proof that the Obama Mama ever even set foot on the continent of Africa, much less was having kids there.

Posted by: HAL-9000 | August 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"...perfect opportunity to painther as extreme..." Why, yes, Greg, you and Harry are "right" to paint people. just keep painting people and painting people and painting people. Neither you nor Harry Reid have a clue as to what "estreme" is.

Posted by: chatard | August 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Wingnuts are wacky - paranoid, way out there wacky, and Angle fits that bill - anybody for votes for someone that is so obviously delusional and a few million brain cells shy of having any degree of intelligence deserves what they get (which is a scary as hell thought if somehow she does get elected) - we have turned into a nation of corporatocracy running our government, and a large part of our population believing all kinds of crazy, crazy ideas put on them by their ideological "leaders" in talk radio and TV - we are a nation going backwards, a big, giant, doofus nation that is a joke all over the world - we have reached the pinnacle of our influence and power and are definitely on a downward trajectory because of our stupidity and ignorance, while China, India, and other nations laugh their a$$es at us and our idiotic, stupid folly - what an embarrassment!

Posted by: southernbutnotstupid | August 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Reid needs only to use angles own words to PROVE beyond any doubt that she is an extremist nut case that do as much damage to the united States as any far right politician.

Posted by: John1263 | August 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

For you rightards who have been told by fox that Speaker Pelosi is trying to supress free speech in the Park51 case of an Islamic center being built 1/4 mile away from the WTC hole....

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/opinion/22rich.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=frank%20rich&st=cse

It turns out this not only was a manufactured "crisis" by fux the news, the million dollar gop contributors, but that is is directly undermining national security and helping recruit terrosists. It is even undermining the talks about to begin between Israel and Palestine by nmaking the US look like a hotbed of anti-Islamic extremist freaks, when the reality is that description really only fits the part of our population with tea bag hats and no brains them.

So Speaker Pelosi is right on, we need an investigation to find out who paid for it, why to discredit such hogwash, because this type of irresponsible hate mongering is directly endangering American lives and the agenda of the United States.

Posted by: John1263 | August 25, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Nevada, you can do your country and favor and "rip" Harry right out of Washington. We are counting on you

Posted by: CayC | August 25, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

The republicans managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Angle is a fruitcake who thinks flouride is a communist plot, who wants to privatize social security and phase out medicare. She has championed every flake right wing cause under the sun which is apparently pretty hot out there, even to the point of opposing black football uniforms because she thought they were the color of satan.

Harry gets another term and madame fruitcake goes back to the sanitarium.

Posted by: orange31 | August 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

OT - At least the Republicans are getting what they wanted with the mosque non-troversy:

"The New York Police Department has confirmed to TPM that a cab driver in Manhttan was allegedly stabbed by a passenger who asked if the cabbie was Muslim, and says the incident is being treated as a hate crime. The suspect has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes"
Posted by: nisleib |
------------------------------------------
That is fascinating because I was thinking that it is liberal subbornness which is the cause.

A number of people including Harry Reid, Howard Dean, Karen Hughes have very politely suggested that this is not the best place for a mosque, but liberals are deaf, or if they hear you they abuse you.

Please take a look at page 8 of the CNN poll of August 11.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/11/rel11a.pdf

When 68% of those polled say that they oppose the mosque (including 54% of Democrats) you are creating a dangerous situation by insisting on building a mosque (or Islamic center) at THIS site.

But you will no doubt blame it all on the "right wing", hold fast, and things will get worse.

Posted by: rohit57 | August 25, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it possible that Reid is trying to recover his "liberal" credentials? These were undermined when he said that the mosque should be moved. He could now be trying to say, "See, I am not a Republican patsy, I am your hero, attacking bigoted Republicans."

Posted by: rohit57 | August 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Yawn

Posted by: Truthteller12 | August 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

You Leftwingtards are so utterly strange ~ don't you realize that you've all become so terribly extreme that people like Angle look quite rational and middle of the road in comparison.

Your boy Reid is GOING DOWN ~ it's the economy, or lack thereof, that's the problem. You took care of your banker buddies and associates in Chicago but you forgot about jobs for the working man and woman.

Posted by: muawiyah | August 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Good for Reid. Anything that exposes Angle for the kook she is benefits America.

Posted by: Deirdre_K | August 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Just like a cuckoo clock, Sharon Angle went off on cue.

Posted by: BattleOffSamar | August 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

The first name Angle should offer is Harry Reid.This is the same guy with troops fighting and dying in Iraq who announced in opposition to the Surge... "the war is lost"! Is Harry a domestic enemy or is he just a stupid political hack who should go home to Sparks.Nevada will decide.

Posted by: bowspray | August 25, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Why does this stuff always come from the Republicans? Harry Reid should keep up the pressure and Republicans like Sharron Angle should be held accountable for their statements and explain what they mean.

Posted by: johnc_80 | August 25, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Angle is lower in the right wing gutter than Joe McCarthy ever was. This sub scum is nothing but a mindless fascist tool. Squash her like the little rat feces she is, Harry.

Posted by: vztownes | August 25, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Reid is disingenuous.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | August 25, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

You keep carrying that water Greg. I'm sure the democrats appreciate it.

Posted by: idgit | August 25, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Democrat, and I'm liking Angle more and more every day. If I was her, I wouldn't retract the statement. And if she means what she says about locking up Social Security to keep it out of the hands of these criminal politicians, I'd vote for her.

Posted by: HemiHead66 | August 25, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

andle is just a tea bagger who says out loud what most of them know they only should sayin their private tea bagging sessions. When people know what these loonies think they would not vote for them under any circumstances. Thank God Almighty that regardless of the outcome of the November election President Obama will be there to stop the nut jobs from doing too much damage.

Posted by: John1263 | August 25, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Yaeahhh riiight -- the poster claiming to be a Democrat who is liking angle more and more.........ummm......how frikin stupid are you that you think anyone would beleive that? Tea bag angle is sara palin without the career experience of reading cue cards for the local news station, or the high price makeup artists. No self respecting Democrat would ever think of voting for her, and no slef respectin Republican who actually gives a rat's arse about America would either.

Posted by: John1263 | August 25, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

@Kevin Willis:

I am Naive, I suppose!!!

I actually thought that our constitution is worth at least the ink and paper that it was written on. I find that there are bullies who would gladly deny others of the inalienable rights if allowed the opportunity.

However, I distinctly know how drinking in a "For Colored Only" drinking fountain feel.

Posted by: ronhamp | August 25, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid is a domestic enemy of the people of the United States. He's a crook and and creep and he needs to be tossed out on his Uriah Heeplike but.

Posted by: bandmom22 | August 25, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

The first name Angle should offer is Harry Reid.This is the same guy with troops fighting and dying in Iraq who announced in opposition to the Surge... "the war is lost"! Is Harry a domestic enemy or is he just a stupid political hack who should go home to Sparks.

Exactly....! I remember at the time that only a treasonous coward and an enemy of the USA would make such a statement during a time of war.

Spineless cringing suck-up Sargent isn't a domestic enemy, simply a specimen of journolist.serv stenographer for Obama & a perfect example of how & why the WaPo is sinking into bankruptcy on a daily basis---both fiscally and morally...!

Posted by: djman1141 | August 26, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

"The first name Angle should offer is Harry Reid.This is the same guy with troops fighting and dying in Iraq who announced in opposition to the Surge... "the war is lost"! Is Harry a domestic enemy or is he just a stupid political hack who should go home to Sparks?"

Exactly....! I remember at the time that only a treasonous coward and an enemy of the USA would make such a statement during a time of war.

Spineless cringing suck-up Sargent isn't a domestic enemy, simply a specimen of journolist.serv stenographer for Obama & a perfect example of how & why the WaPo is sinking into bankruptcy on a daily basis---both fiscally and morally...!

Uriah Heep is the perfect literary counterpart to the sniveling third-rate hack that is Harry Reid---only in the coward category does Harry Reid reach world-class status!

Posted by: djman1141 | August 26, 2010 3:08 AM | Report abuse

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