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Sharron Angle agrees with radio host who says we have "domestic enemies" within Congress

On a radio interview conducted on the day she announced her Senate run in 2009, Sharron Angle clearly and unequivocally agreed with an interviewer who asserted flatly that there are "domestic enemies" and "homegrown enemies" in the "walls of the Senate and the Congress."

A Democrat sends over audio of the exchange, which came in an interview Angle did on October 21, 2009, with conservative radio host Bill Manders. Here's the transcript:

MANDERS: You know I talk often about this oath that they give and it is to defend the Constitution and all that. But one of the things that is very important to me in this oath that they give is that they will defend against foreign and domestic enemies.

ANGLE: Yes. Yes.

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.

You can listen to a longer version with more context right here. Manders confirmed the authenticity of the audio to me, and he also said he didn't recall her contradicting this claim at any other point.

In fairness to Angle, the incendiary remark was made by Manders. But Angle -- who was at that time already a Senate candidate -- clearly agreed with him. And given some of her previous claims -- particularly her assertion that people may soon resort to "Second Amendment remedies" if Congress continues along its current course -- it's perfectly legit to ask her if this is what she really believes.

By Greg Sargent  |  August 24, 2010; 3:35 PM ET
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Maybe we should call it the "McCarthy-ization of the GOP"? I like it.

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | August 24, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle reminds me of that kid in grade school who spent her time sitting in the corner eating paste.

Yes, it is easy to point at her and laugh at how dense she is, but doing so really isn't nice. It is like moving a blind person's chair so that when they go to sit down they hit the floor. Funny? Sure, if you are a jerk.

Then again, she is the one who chose to run for office. She, literally, brought this on herself. Still, it isn't nice to make fun of people like Sharron. I hope my fellow liberals can keep that in mind.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

This lady's starting to echo that psychopath Mark Levin who thinks ALL liberals and progressive are tyrannical enemies of freedom.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 24, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

This one isn't going anywhere, Greg.

Posted by: sbj3 | August 24, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

She's literally insane.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Gotta agree with sbj on this one but I still think sbj misses the point.

Every day, a new inanity coming out of Angle's mouth is revealed. Perhaps no single ridiculous statement is "going anywhere" in and of itself but the sheer quantity of her stupidity clearly disqualifies her as a serious candidate for United States Senate.

Posted by: cmccauley60 | August 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle, like everyone else who aspires to public office or the Supreme Court, is responsible for every public statement she has ever made.

Just because she's got a few...well, several....screws loose doesn't mean she gets a free pass. In fact, I think it's really important to hold some of the more, shall we say, "scatterbrained" GOP icons like Ms. Angle and Michelle Bachmann and, of course, the Mama Grizzly of GOP loonies, Sarah Palin, accountable for what they say.

These people never want to have to answer for their more ridiculous assertions. But they shouldn't be given a free pass just because they make it so easy to poke fun at their wacky musings.

If we give them a free pass because it's "not nice to make fun of them" we truly run the risk of handing the asylum over to the inmates.

Posted by: elscott | August 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

If sbj thinks "it isn't going anywhere", I'll take $20 bucks on the opposite.

I can see a nice TV add by Harry right now: picture of Joe McCarthy contrasted with Obtuse Angle. Like ol' Jack Buck used to say, "that's a winner".

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | August 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Boy, I hope Jon Stewart is paying attention.

In 2005, Imam Rauf published "What's Right with Islam is What's Right with America." And the publisher was.....Harpers San Francisco, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Posted by: suekzoo1 | August 24, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle reminds me of "Bea" from the movie, "Grandma's Boy."

But at least Bea was taking her meds.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | August 24, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"This one isn't going anywhere, Greg."

Really? I remember everyone distancing themselves when Bachmann started saying the same garbage to Chris Mathews during the elections.

But, Bachmann didn't need much help. She just needed to be asked the right questions.

Unfortunately, Angle is a complete cowards and won't step in front of the press any longer because every time she opens her mouth people get a better picture of how bat@$it crazy she is.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 24, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry didn't we hear this before? Ohhh that's right it was on Hardball...Michelle Bachmann.

@nisleib I am in agreement with your post.
I too often feel as if we are picking on a special ed student or some other unfortunate when we blast Angle, Palin, Bachmann, Louis Gohmert and the others who couldn't blow their nose if their brains were made of gunpowder. It is a bit of shooting fish in the barrel and I do believe these folks are largely clueless and perhaps we are picking on less fortunate folks who are not the sharpest tack in the box.

On the other hand...people like Newt Gingrich...and the head of the R party Rush Limbaugh know better. They are the scum sucking parasites of our society. They deserve all the scorn, approbation and name calling they receive.

Again check out the earlier link to last night's Daily Show. The classic battle between Team Stupid and Team evil is the quintessential feature of today's right wing. Not all mind you...again...

Why haven't we said anything about Ron Paul's principled stance on the Park51 project. He avoided political pandering, remained true to his core beliefs about the Constitution and property rights and even took on his son in the process. Again..I don't agree with his domestic policies...I support his foreign policies...but I still wouldn't vote for him. Having said that I respect Ron Paul as much as any national politician in terms of his character and consistency of positions.

http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978466377


Where are the other major conservative politicians (in fairness there have been plenty of conservative pundits) to speak out. Ohhh they're too busy saying stuff like.."I take the President at his word and HE says he's a Christian".

Posted by: rukidding7 | August 24, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

wow, i can look up a democrat who called republicans "enemy of peace". sort of like domestic enemies, no? The point is, Greg, you would be a much more respected read if you weren't so blatantly partisan. It's comical, really. Enjoy your echo chamber.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)
"Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America," Grayson told MSNBC's Ed Schultz on Wednesday. "And certainly the enemy of peace, there's no doubt about that"

Posted by: popopo | August 24, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

elscott says, "If we give them a free pass because it's "not nice to make fun of them" we truly run the risk of handing the asylum over to the inmates."

You are right, of course. It just feels like I'm taking advantage, or being cruel, to someone who is less fortuneate than I.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I haven't seen any rational rebuttal of Angle in these comments. Ridicule might be one of Alinsky's rules, but it does nothing to advance your point of view.

The constitution does have enemies; in high places like congress, and low places like this comment section.

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

nisleib, I understand what you are saying.

But Sharron Angle wants to have a seat of power in our government and shape the future of this country.

And if she gains that seat, she will help forward policies that truly take advantage of the most vulnerable members of our society....policies that are cruel to the poor and those who have special needs.

I'm a parent, and I guess that's why I feel so strongly about this. It keeps me awake at night to think that people who think like Sharron Angle could further shape the country my children will inherit. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much during the Bush/Cheney years!

You are a kindhearted person, nisleib. All the best to you.

Posted by: elscott | August 24, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

same question I asked yesterday. There was no adequate answer then, and there is still no answer today:

If Angle is so poor a candidate, why can't harry pull away? Rassmussen has it as a toss up. Why?

Reid's a big name. He's an incumbent. If one believes the slanted coverage provided by Mr Sargent, then Angle is the worst candidate ever

Still Harry Can't generate a lead.

Gosh, I wonder why.

If I were Angle I'd be showing pictures of Harry and Obama yucking it up together while Obama tells America not to blow their money in Vegas, or warns companies not to plan junkets to Vegas.

Should do wonders for Harry.

then all this penny ante crapola that Mr Sargent uses as red meat for his pavlovian followers won't matter much.

Posted by: skipsailing28 | August 24, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Want to see another Republican Tea Party Candidate in the Oh-So-Exciting GOP Crop of 2010????

Here it is. Get ready for the ASTONISHING brain power of MARCO RUBIO:

Q. If Republicans win control of the Senate, what should their first accomplishment be?

A. “The first thing that has to be accomplished is dual goals of rapid growth in our economy, but at the same time, fiscal discipline and starting to tackle the debt. If you can do both of those things, I think we can have a period of not just recovery, but prosperity. If we fail to do those things, I think we can lose a decade.”

Hear that? All we need to do is have rapid growth and slash the debt!

SO EASY!!!

Q. Who are the senators you admire?

A. “We have a lot of thoughtful people in the U.S. Senate. I admire Jim DeMint’s tenacity – especially on the fiscal issues. I think if you look at Mitch McConnell’s ability to effectively lead an ideas-based opposition to the direction Harry Reid is trying to take the Senate, I have admiration for that as well. On national defense issues, you look to people like John McCain. He’s had some vision in that regard.”

Jim DeMint! He's really "tenacious" on the "fiscal issues." (?!) McShame = bomb bomb bomb Iran + we're all Georgians now!

Q. Are any Tea Party views too extreme for moderate voters?

A. “I think all the extreme views today in American politics are largely found on the left. On our public policy positions, we’re well within the majority on issue after issue.”

Wheeeeee! Blame the Boogie Man Left! Hey low-info white folks, BOO! Bloodthirsty-left comin to GITCHA!

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/10-questions-for-marco-rubio/

These people are *C-E-R-T-I-F-I-A-B-L-E*.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

daveredhat is absolutely correct when he says, "The constitution does have enemies; in high places like congress."

"Republicans have proposed at least 42 Constitutional amendments in the current Congress, including one that has gained favor recently to eliminate the automatic grant of citizenship to anyone born in the United States."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iy-u39T9IE4Fh8Ily7AVXtYGEOFwD9HPDCMG0

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Angle (via Twitter): "Blago says his "ethics are no different than Harry Reid." Agreed.

http://twitter.com/SharronAngle/statuses/22022736154

funny - credit geraghty

Posted by: sbj3 | August 24, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

So, skip, you think this woman is qualified to be a United States Senator?

Posted by: cmccauley60 | August 24, 2010 4:41 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 24, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

@nsleib: "Sharron Angle reminds me of that kid in grade school who spent her time sitting in the corner eating paste."

Perfect. But, as several have said, she chose to run for office. She assumed the risk.

Note all that she said that the domestic enemies "are in the walls of the Senate and the Congress." Not "in the halls" and not "within the walls." She said IN THE WALLS, and this is just batsh*t craziness. She wants to be one of 100 Senators. She deserves exposure.

That's my rebuttal, taking her at face value. Just call Clark or the Orkin Man, but no need to run for Senate.

Posted by: Mimikatz | August 24, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Ethan, why include a racist attack in your rant?

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

@daveredhat....when you need to resort to your Saul Alinsky card over and over again we simply dismiss your opinion as a Red State Drudge robot.

I can see why you guys hate Saul Alinsky however...you can't simply disagree with him because OMG he tried to help the poor and disadvantaged in our nation and that is repugnant to...yeah helping out the poor downtrodden and unrepresented in our society is such a horrible evil that we need to find out who did that and use their name as a pejorative insult.

But you're getting boring Dave..pick out a new nasty adjective...it amazes me how you people love America but hate Americans...organizing your community to help benefit them is bad how?

Posted by: rukidding7 | August 24, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Nisleib, if you agree, why all the mouth-foaming in here?

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

If anyone needs to have an investigation opened into them, it’s 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 24, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

daveredhat, whatsa mattah? Baby needs attention?

I won't dignify your baloney with a substantive response, but suffice to say, you avoided commenting on Marco Rubio's freaking INSANE comments because they are totally indefensible.

Q: Gee Marco, what would be your first accomplishment?

A: I would say "World Peace" and "Ending Hunger" but I don't have a conscience. So I'll go with RAPID GROWTH and SLASHING THE DEBT.

What?

HOW are the Republicans going to do that?

Ummm.

Ummm.

Uhhh. Democrats. BOO!

Next question.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Skip - I thought I'd answered you yesterday about Reid's polling.

The bottom line is that Reid's polling numbers tanked with the housing market; Nevada was hit really hard after all. But if you need more evidence that Reid should be a gonner and is only holding on because his opponent is Sharron Angle how about some poll numbers from 2009?

This is merely one example, I'm sure if you wanted to you could find hundreds more.

"Only 38% of Nevadans have a favorable opinion of Reid, with a 50% unfavorable number. For his 2010 campaign, only 35% would vote to re-elect him, 17% would consider voting for a challenger, and 45% would definitely vote to replace him."

http://www.lvrj.com/news/45387987.html

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

rukidding, you're calling my posts nasty after some of the juvenile personal attacks posted earlier?

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

daveredhat - You should probably read the post where I agree with you a tad closer.

And who is "mouth foaming?" My response to your "enemies of the constitution" comment was hyperbolic snark, but it wasn't mouth foaming.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Ethan. You think it's the job of congress to end hunger and establish world peace?

You don't have a clue.

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I personally, as a Nevada voter, consider Harry Reid to be an "domestic ememy" based on his actions in the Senate, the 14%+ unemployment, and NV leading this country in foreclosures. Sharron Angle and Bill Manders are right, there are "domestic enemies" in the "walls of the Senate and the Congress."

I will vote, I will call others to vote, and I am actively working to ensure Senator Reid's retirement.

The only topics available to the Reid campaign are sounds bites of extreme sounding rhetoric because his actions and record are traitorous.

November Is Coming, and we will vote.

Posted by: NV912er | August 24, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Dave - Didn't Bush promise to end tyranny everywhere in the world? Isn't that establishing world peace?

I'd like to think that the US government would have a goal of ending world hunger and establishing world peace. That is NOT the same thing as saying that doing so is their job though. For instance MY goal is to become the world's first trillionaire and dating Jessica Alba, but I don't let that get in the way of my daily work. snark/

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

nisleib, you don't merit a second read. you were arguing that Republicans are the real enemy of the constitution. By saying so, you're making an equivalent argument to the statement that Angle agreed with. You're chasing your own tail and you don't even realize it.

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Daveredhat - I was being sarcastic. I guess you lack the intellect to catch onto such things. I'll try not to confuse you in the future.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

nisleib, can I have a source on that Bush quote?

And congress has very limited powers for a reason. They're not supposed to be allowed to indulge their personal fantasies with our tax dollars.

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

"November Is Coming, and we will vote.

Posted by: NV912er"

ZOMG!

I don't get it. The more ignorant and wacko they get, the more support they get. It's like Republicans put so much faith into a candidate and have so much invested that when they turn out to be crazy, they stick by them at that point no matter what.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 24, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

That's the joke, dumba$$.

How do you step in and have your first accomplishment be "rapid growth"?

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

daveredhat - Sure, the text comes from Bush's second inaugural speech:

"So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/20/politics/main668129.shtml

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Mike - Look at the guy's name, "NV912er."

That is Glen Beck fan; what did you expect?

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

So, Nsleib, since Harry has some huge negatives, the strategy for the journolist press is to attack Angle, right?

why isn't that working?

And you point is well taken, if Reid is in such dire straits, why isn't Angle leading. Yes, that's a good question.

as to my view of her qualifications: don't matter, I'm not a Nevadan.

How's that?

Posted by: skipsailing28 | August 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Didn’t John Kerry belong to and hold a leadership role in an organization whose membership seriously considered a plan to assassinate several US senators? Wasn’t US congressman Bobby Rush Deputy Minister of Defense for a black Maoist separatist organization that advocated the violent overthrow of the US government and was involved in the murder of police officers and police informants? Didn’t Barbra Lee work directly for the co-founder of the before mentioned black Maoist separatist organization? Didnt “Comrade Barbra”, as Huey Newton used to call her, submit a report on a suspected Soviet airstrip in Grenada to the dictator of Grenada for his review and approval before submitting it to the congressional subcommittee investigating it?

Some "domestic enemies" see to be created more equal than others, wouldn’t you say?

Posted by: SharpshootingPugilist | August 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

So quick to resort to personal attacks Ethan. Would you really like to hear ideas on promoting rapid economic expansion, or are you just here to spew?

Posted by: daveredhat | August 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"why isn't that working?"

Angle was ahead. Reid has closed the gap.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

bush didn't promise to end tyranny, any more than Obama promised to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Nislieb, I suggest you read the quote you offered. And then admit to a wee bit of demagoguery.

Posted by: skipsailing28 | August 24, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"Didn’t John Kerry belong to and hold a leadership role in an organization whose membership seriously considered a plan to assassinate several US senators? Wasn’t US congressman Bobby Rush Deputy Minister of Defense for a black Maoist separatist organization that advocated the violent overthrow of the US government and was involved in the murder of police officers and police informants? Didn’t Barbra Lee work directly for the co-founder of the before mentioned black Maoist separatist organization? Didnt “Comrade Barbra”, as Huey Newton used to call her, submit a report on a suspected Soviet airstrip in Grenada to the dictator of Grenada for his review and approval before submitting it to the congressional subcommittee investigating it?"

And Santa Clause conspired with the tooth fairy and decided to skip 34th Street in NY just for an inside joke one year.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 24, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Skip - Sounds fair to me.

But I don't really consider replaying someone's quotes an attack unless they are taken way out of context and twisted. That doesn't appear to be what is happening with Mrs. Angle.

Wasn't Angle voted Nevada's worst legislator more than once by a right-leaning newspaper? Just curious.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

"Would you really like to hear ideas on promoting rapid economic expansion, or are you just here to spew?"

That's not the point.

To have an accomplishment in Congress means you have to VOTE for something.

If the policies you voted for get passed and actually work to create rapid growth, great. But the whole point is that your FIRST accomplishment inherently CANNOT be "rapid growth." You would need to DO SOMETHING to create the conditions for "rapid growth," and that is the entire crux of governing.

It is just deliciously hilarious that he would skip over the part of WHAT THEY WOULD DO to create this growth.

And I'll be honest, the fact that you still don't see that on 3 tries is cracking me up right now.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Skip - Okay, I'll admit Bush didn't "Promise" to end tyranny, he just said it was America's goal. And I'd say it is an admirable goal at that.

But I wouldn't say that it was demagoguery, I'd say it was hyberbole.

Definition of DEMAGOGUE

1: a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

2: a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times

I comment on a blog, that doesn't make me a leader.

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Ethan you don't seem to understand where Rubio is coming from.

He went to college at Underwear Gnome University. He knows how to turn a profti:

1) Steal the underwear
2) ?????
3) Profit!!!

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Skip - By that logic Obama didn't "promise" that the stimulus would keep unemployment under 8%, now did he?

"We're certainly not going to try here. What we can rule on, however, is whether the Obama administration "promised" that unemployment rates would not rise above 8 percent if the stimulus were passed. We could find no instance of anyone in the administration directly making such a public pledge."

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jul/09/eric-cantor/Cantor-and-other-republicans-say-obama-promised-s/

Posted by: nisleib | August 24, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

@mikefromArlington "I don't get it."
You could have stopped there.

Sharron beat the "Republican" establishment candidate Sue Lowden. I am registered REP, but take the title Conservative, not Republican. I am fighting for personal freedoms and the responsibilities that accompany them. No man is free that receives assistance from another.

George W Bush could possibly be the biggest traitor of personal freedoms this nation has ever seen, although President Obama is striving hard for that title. I am working to clean up any sides of the aisle that treads on Freedom.

I would be elated with ALL of Sharron's "extremes", but realistically, change of that magnitude, implemented over a short time period, could be difficult to implement in an orderly fashion.

I will work through the next 2 election cycles to teach and restore the principles and values of personal freedom that originally made this the greatest country on Earth. I will also work with anyone that understands that the strength of this country comes from its people, not its government.

Posted by: NV912er | August 24, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

All, Happy Hour Roundup posted:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/08/happy_hour_roundup_78.html

Posted by: Greg Sargent | August 24, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

nisleib, hahaha.

It's like that Far Side cartoon where the scientist has a complex formula on a chalkboard and right in the middle of the formula it says "then a miracle occurs".

Probably my fav Far Side cartoon.

http://avionod.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/then-a-miracle-happens.gif

That's basically the GOP strategy this fall... they are going to hope that the media fails to ask the question HOW, unfortunately that is exactly what Zeleny did in the NYT piece I posted.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

"the strength of this country comes from its people, not its government."

RIGHT!

Because we are so diverse, right NV912er?

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Sharron, Sharron, Sharron, how many times have I told you:

Don't eat all of those little pieces of LSD paper all at once!!

Otherwise, you may see domestic enemies, enemies of the state, enemies of your refrigerator at home, enemies of the dust bunnies under your bed and enemies of your hemmoriod creme lurking everywhere!!

(ANGLE is an absolute nutbag)

Posted by: bonncaruso | August 24, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

I really think that he misses the big news within this audio. Yes, Sharron agrees with the talk show host but more importantly she is a hypocrite when it comes to the Constitution and the rant she went on...

http://www.doubledutchpolitics.com/2010/08/sharon-angle-strict-constructionist-or-hypocrite/

Posted by: RyanC1384 | August 24, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Ya know, sometimes mocking is fun, but in moderation... http://bit.ly/bymh2w

PS Posted by: @Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:56 PM = FAIL

Posted by: NV912er | August 24, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Ya know, sometimes mocking is fun, but in moderation... http://bit.ly/bymh2w

PS Posted by: @Ethan2010 | August 24, 2010 5:56 PM = FAIL

Posted by: NV912er | August 24, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

I do not understand how this is an objectionable statement. There are people in government who hold the constitution in contempt. They attempt to subvert the meaning of the constitution for their own aggrandizement. This makes them domestic enemies of the constitution.

"It's just a god damn piece of paper"
-George W. Bush

"Are you serious?"
-Pelosi in response to a question about constitutional authorization for health care.

Given the basic hostility to the constitution that Washington currently holds, each party portends fidelity while in the minority, I believe it is a very plausible statement that there are domestic enemies of the constitution.

Any basic understanding of the philosophical position of the founders would reveal their agreement. The constitution is a set of enumerated powers given to protect, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." When public officials act beyond this basic protection, they necessarily are enemies to the constitution.

Posted by: mlutter | August 24, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Congress hell, we've got a domestic enemy in the friggin' White House..

Posted by: wewintheylose | August 24, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Where do the Republicans come up with these whackos?

Posted by: js_edit | August 24, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Sharon has any sense? Think first of "the Black Congressional Caucus"--pause for a moment: scan the financial resumes of Charlie and Maxine. Now direct your attention to the antics of "the White Congressional Caucus", which ran legislation from the founding of the republic until about 50 years ago. Yes, both aforementioned caucuses are/were "homegrown enemies".

Posted by: marc85 | August 24, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

seems to most as they look around at vacant homes and businesses homeless walking the streets,people sleeping in cars.And as washington continues to kill jobs and plan to raise taxes, and denies unemployment benefits to millions.and we know they could pass that anytime,they lie and people die..

Posted by: jmounday | August 24, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Sharon Angle on jobs: "Uhh, ask the Lt. Governor."

Posted by: sm4269a | August 24, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Incredible. Republicans are bringing back every single shameful episode of American History. Now Angle is a McCarthyite.

Just incredible. Next they'll be clamoring for burning witches. Um, could we have the Afghan Taliban instead of these clowns? They seem a little more, you know, advanced.

Posted by: B2O2 | August 24, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Sbj3 is playing favorite hence the reason why it isn't going anywhere. Angle's word echos the McCarthy era. Eventually she'll be asked if she has any sense of decency?

Posted by: beeker25 | August 25, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I fully agree with Angle.

We have members of our own Congress - including a representative from SC - who will, in an honest moment, admit that most of the things they (Congress) do are not within the powers delegated to them by the Constitution.

I believe that the main job of the Supreme Court should be to identify when the President and members of Congress do things outside the Constitution; to try them for treason; and send them to jail - or to hang.

But then, what do you do when the Supreme Court says the Constitution says something about "separation of church and state" - something which it does NOT say or even IMPLY?

I believe that, in those instances, the States should try the members of the Supreme Court for treason.

The Constitution says exactly, PRECISELY, what it means.

Don't like it? Fine. Amend it. Until then, it is THE LAW.

Hang the b*****ds for treason. Do that a few times and they would absolutely quit passing 2000 page bills.

There. Is that incinerary enough for you?

Posted by: Jsalley82 | August 25, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

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