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Sharron Angle twice refuses to disavow claim that there are "domestic enemies" in Congress

In an interview with a conservative talk show host yesterday, Sharron Angle was given two clear chances to disavow the claim that there are "domestic enemies" within Congress, an assertion she previously expressed unequivocal agreement with. Both times, Angle refused.

As I reported here the other day, during a 2009 interview, a right-wing talk show host told Angle that there are "domestic enemies" and "homegrown enemies" within the "walls of the Senate and the Congress." Angle replied: "Yes, I think you're right."

Yesterday, Angle was asked by Nevada radio host Heidi Harris if she wanted to disavow the remarks. Both times, she declined:

HARRIS: They have gone back to almost a year ago, dug through a conversation you had with my buddy Bill Manders up there in Reno, the big talker up there, where he said that we have domestic enemies and he thinks some of them are in the walls of the Senate and Congress, and you agreed with him. Did you agree with him?

ANGLE: Well, we were talking about what's going on in Congress, of course, and the policies that have come out of Congress, and those policies as we've all seen over the last 18 months have definitely hurt our country.

HARRIS: Yeah, well I agree with you by the way, but I wanted to make sure you got you a chance to clarify that, because I'll tell you the truth, Sharron. I do think we actually do have folks in Congress who truly want to do us harm and see us change from the nation we are now.

ANGLE: There is no doubt that the policies that have been coming out in the last 18 months have injured us, and injured us most specifically here in Nevada.

At the end of the exchange, Harris claimed that there are people in Congress who "truly want to do us harm." Angle didn't disavow that statement, either. Audio here.

National Republicans are scoffing at Reid for recently attacking Angle over the "domestic enemies" interview. "Under Harry Reid's watch, Nevada's unemployment is over 14 percent, the debt has skyrocketed past $13 trillion and he just rammed through a massive health spending bill that will force the state to raise taxes so there is no doubt that Reid's reckless economic policies have caused harm to Nevada," NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh emails. "Frankly, the more Harry Reid tries to make an issue out of this, the more out-of-touch it makes him look. We welcome this debate."

Angle's agreement with the "domestic enemies" claim is a big story in Nevada. Reid has personally called out Angle over it, which is a rarity, since he mostly leaves attacks to surrogates. Yet Angle's "domestic enemies" interview has caused barely a ripple in the national media.

If Angle's comment had occured in a vacuum, ignoring it might be understandable, since the radio host is the one who originally made the incendiary claim. But she agreed with it, and she's now refusing to disavow it. And there's a larger context here. Given her previous statements -- particularly her claim that the public may resort to "Second Amendment remedies" if Congress continues on its current course -- It's perfectly reasonable to imagine that she very well might believe that there are "domestic enemies" within Congress.

Maybe she doesn't believe this. But it's perfectly possible that she does. She should be pressed to say so one way or the other.

UPDATE, 11:17 a.m.: The DNC's Hari Sevugan unloads, calling on Angle to name names:

If Sharron Angle is so convinced that there are domestic enemies in our government it's incumbent upon her to share which American citizens she knows to be actively working against the United States. Surely, the FBI would be interested. It's time to name names. Or is she just bluster and fear mongering?

By Greg Sargent  |  August 27, 2010; 10:34 AM ET
Categories:  2010 elections , Senate Dems , Senate Republicans , Tea Party  
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Oh good lord, the woman is afraid of fluoride and thinks the color black is satanic.

A right leaning paper named her the worst legislator in Nevada. Repeatedly.

I pity her. She doesn't need mockery, she needs help; serious help of psychological variety.

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

@Greg

"She should be pressed to say so one way or the other."

Uh, Greg...she was pressed by being directly asked to clarify what she meant, and made it clear that she DOES believe it.

I totally understand and agree with people's contempt for Harry Reid. If he gets re-elected, I'll be fighting (fruitlessly unforunately) for him to lose his Leader position.

But really. Come on. This woman should not be given a position with as much power as a US Senator.

Posted by: TheBBQChickenMadness | August 27, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

So you have Heidi Harris and Sharon Angel who are both bing bats having a conversation about enemies in Congress? The right really needs to find something reasonable or concrete to talk about at least some of the time.

Posted by: gilliardc | August 27, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about her claims, but if she were to get into the Senate, that would be at least one enemy of liberty in the Senate.

Angle follows the usual right-wing routine, claiming to be a champion of liberty, but only interested in protecting the liberty to commit financial crimes. If you want liberty to determine how you run your private life, however, she is not a candidate who believes in personal liberty, only in financial license.

Posted by: lonquest | August 27, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Greg - Has she done any interviews with real reporters? Yes, she goes on Fox and Hate Radio, but I would think a real reporter would be getting the 5 Ws out of the way:

Who, specifically, are the enemies in Congress

Why are they enemies

When did they commit their anti American acts

What, specifically, did they do

Where did they do it

The fact that she hasn't answered these questions points towards this all being, literally, in her head. The best way to do away with these "enemies" might be as simple as adjusting her tin foil hat.

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Not to worry folks: if elected, Sharron Obtuse Angle will ferret out all those "domestic enemies in Congress", and mend their evil ways with some nice Scientology Massage treatments.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle is absolutely correct about domestic enemies in congress. These are the very ones who took an oath to support and defend the US Constitution against foreign and "domestic" eneies when they took their seats in congress, yet, they consistantly vote to weaken the constitution; violate the provisions of the constitution and display antiamerican attitudes by rejecting the majority of American voters and taxpayers. They are domestic enemy when they continue to spend without any consideration of what the taxpayer is going through; they are domestic enemies when they show arrogant attitudes toward the American citizen when they seek to redress the government; they are domestic enemies when the refuse to hold Obama accountable for not enforcing the immigration laws of the land; they are domestic enemies when they support socialist programs at the expense of our free market system. Yes, Sharron Angle, there are domestic enemies in congress.

Posted by: lhudson828 | August 27, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"I do think we actually do have folks in Congress who truly want to do us harm"

Who want to do "US" harm???

If these American Congressmen and women want to harm "US", doesn't this mean that they want to harm themselves too?

What a disgrace to America these people are.

A disgrace to all of humanity, actually, and all the progress we've made over the last few centuries.

Posted by: Ethan2010 | August 27, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I think she's talking about her fellow republicans - she just isn't smart enough to realize it.

Posted by: rkfdred | August 27, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

@nisleib As we've discussed earlier...Angle is one of those ladies who perhaps deserves our pity...again..how would you like to live in her head? Although I'm not saying we should stop pointing out her views...they are dangerous and the fact that she's running for office means she needs to be exposed...kudos to Greg for continuing to do so..

But mainly nisleib I'm posting to applaud your suggestion about the 5W's. As a former broadcast journalist that was always the fundamental fallback position...when in doubt..simply look to the 5 W's and you can't go wrong. You are precisely correct that this should be required of all candidates and would be candidates.

However it's never going to happen in today's "no nothing" right wing movement.
Palin, Bachmann, Angle, Rand Paul and others would rather refer to "lamestream" media...media bias..yadda yadda as misdirection. Palin in particular is so insulting to the American public as to believe we can't determine when the journalist has deviated from the 5 w's so far that they are partisan. If you don't like the message shoot the messenger and the right has pretty well not only shot...but nuked our free press. They believe a partisan obviously slanted and lying Fox is simply retaliation for having to listen to the painful truth.

But nisleib here is the single main reason the frightwing is too cowardly to expose themselves to an "honest" interview. It's Michael Kingsley (believe it was he who said this..if it's someone else I apologize) The definition of a political gaffe is when a politician gets caught telling the truth! LOL Funny but true.
Can you say..Rand Paul's Rachel Maddow interview?

Posted by: rukidding7 | August 27, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"they consistantly vote to weaken the constitution"

The GOP is actively pushing 47 constitutional amendments. So I'm guessing you are talking about the Republican party.

"display antiamerican attitudes by rejecting the majority of American voters and taxpayers"

Since Obama and the Dems won with HUGE margins I'm guessing you are talking about the Republican party.

"they continue to spend without any consideration of what the taxpayer is going through"

Once again, why are you badmouthing the GOP? Two wars, Medicare Part D and massive tax cuts for the Paris Hilton class...

"arrogant attitudes toward the American citizen when they seek to redress the government"

So having an arrogant attitude is anti-American? You had best tell the GOP that, because they obviously don't have a clue.

"they are domestic enemies when the refuse to hold Obama accountable for not enforcing the immigration laws of the land"

Obama, by any subjective standard, is doing a FAR better job of upholding immigration laws than the GOP did over the last decade.

"they support socialist programs at the expense of our free market system"

Well that is just silly, but both parties do it, see Medicare Part D.

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

If you missed it, Jon Stewart did a pretty good job last night skewering Beck's "I Have A Scheme" rally.

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/jon-stewart-glenn-beck-university-stole-its-curriculum-from-tool-academy-video.php?ref=fpblg

Posted by: suekzoo1 | August 27, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

@lhudson...you do realize that you've said nothing! You rant on about the Constitution without a clue...courts rule against majority rule when the majority is trying to violate...THE FREAKING CONSTITUTION. Inalienable rights are just that...inalienable..they can't be denied because the majority thinks/votes that they should be denied.

As for the rest of your rant..translation...anybody who creates legislation I PERSONALLY disagree with is an enemy of the state.

Posted by: rukidding7 | August 27, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I think she is talking about all those in Congress who refuse to defend the first amendment rights of American Muslims. She would always defend those rights.

What's that you say?

Sharron recently objected to the location of a Muslim Center, in far away New York center! Really? She did that!

Well, I guess, she is complaining about people in congress who want to do us domestic harm, by not defending the bill of rights, much like herself.

Sharron Obtuse Angle has met "The Domestic Enemy" and it's herself.


Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

My question of the day is:

If Scientology Massages are so efficacious, why haven't they cured Old Loony Bin Angle?

Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Angle's campaign is now funded by finances distributed by Carl Rove.....Rove is associated with Fox News.....if there are domestic enemies out there, they are on the air at cable Fox News everyday spouting hatred and division to the American people who have been deceived into thinking Fox is a valid journalistic news media.
At this point in time Angle just spouts out garbage like the those who are paying for her campaign. Meaningless statements based on not on facts but political gain.

Posted by: Ellie11 | August 27, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I recently received a copy of Sharron Angle's "Domestic Enemies List".

Here it is:

Harry Reid
The Garbage Man
Rude Woman at Post Office
Noisy Neighbor
My Former So-Called BFF (She knows who she is)
Hecklers (all of them)
Former so-called "Financial Adviser"
Richard Simmons
3rd Democrat from Left of the Podium (forget his name, but: Enemy!)
Tinky Winky
Sham-Wow! Guy


My understanding is that it was explained that most of these folks actually aren't in congress, to which Angle replied: "Yeah, but, you know what I mean. Practically the same thing."

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | August 27, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if those fancy new advisors she got are starting to re-think their decision to join this circus...

But, whatev. As long as the checks don't bounce...

Posted by: ChuckinDenton | August 27, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Name names? lol Good luck with that.

It's all the imaginary enemies all these right wingers like Bachmann, Palin, King, Issa, DeMint, Levin, Hannity, Beck and Limbaugh fight against.


They are delusional. Enemies only exist in their demented minds.

They all live in lala land.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 27, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Tinky Winky

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | August 27, 2010 11:34 AM

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

Tinky Winky put out a contract on Jerry Falwell. Heart Attack was just the patsy, that was set up to take the blame.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

All, check out this new poll which shows how tough things are for Harry Reid:

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

Posted by: Greg Sargent | August 27, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Did you know that John McCain spent 20 Million dollars on his primary campaign?

I find that astonishing, considering that he is a four term Senator, and the most recent Presidential nominee of his party.

Twenty million dollars to win a nomination for his own seat. Coming from such a long term champion of Campaign Finance restrictions, I would say spending Twenty Million on his own state primary, is what makes him such an enduring Maverick.

Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

@Liam-still: "I would say spending Twenty Million on his own state primary, is what makes him such an enduring Maverick."

Turns out, Rush Limbaugh was right about McCain. He always said McCain was a maverick only insofar as it served his political ambitions at the time. Turned out, that was true.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | August 27, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I always thought McCain's positions were always for his next Presidential bid.

Posted by: mikefromArlington | August 27, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

And I said last year, and I still stick to the same position; I would not be surprised, if McCain runs for President in 2012.

Should he retain his Senate seat, I feel that he will not be able to resist the urge to run for President again.

He has turned into Gollum, and will do anything to get his hands on: "my precious".

Posted by: Liam-still | August 27, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

It's so easy to throw out these emotional words, however, the term domestic enemies should have real meaning. To whom exactly are Angle and her cohorts referring? I agree with the previous comment: if there is proof that members of the government are indeed domestic enemies, as opposed to political opponents, then bring in the FBI!

Posted by: Aquarius1 | August 27, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Liam - I would scoff at the notion of McCain running for President again, but evidence mounts every day that he is planning just that.

What evidence? He is already vetting potential VPs. Leading the list this time is Snookie from The Jersey Shore.

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

This is a big story in Nevada? What news outlets are reporting it out there?

Posted by: Truthteller12 | August 27, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone ever been elected to the US Senate while refusing to answer questions from legitimate news organizations concerning her positions?

Posted by: jtimlovett | August 27, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I found a total of two news articles online about this from Nevada and a couple of blog entries. Only one print article. Ralston barely even mentioned it. It's not a big story at all. Not news.

Posted by: Truthteller12 | August 27, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

jtimlovett:

She answered EVERY question posed to her above.

nisleib and Ethan2010:

I "named names" last time you asked (Reid Pelosi, and formerly Obama and Biden).

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 27, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Jake - Provide a link of Angle naming names please...

crickets...

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

[Greg pouted: "Angle's "domestic enemies" interview has caused barely a ripple in the national media."]

Well, that explains Greg's campaign here to morph Angle into... (*queue ominous music*) Nancy Pelosi's evil twin!

Why didn't Pelosi's McCarthyistic threat to "investigate" patriotic Americans cause "a ripple in the national media." She is, afterall, the most powerful woman in the world (not an obscure candidate in Nevada).

I've been waiting patiently all month for the ACLU to denounce the “chilling effect” on the 1st Amendment exerted by Pelosi's hamfisted attempt to intimidate the American citizenry and inhibit folks from freely expressing their dissent.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/114773-pelosi-new-yorkers-should-decide-in-ginned-up-mosque-controversy

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

I’m sure they’ll all be chiming in on this any time now, you betcha.

*crickets chirp*

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | August 27, 2010 12:56 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 27, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

What you mean? She won't state a positions and the quickly backtrack? Well. Hrrpphhh, how decidedly un-Obamanian.

Domestic enemies in congress? Really a claim that was not too far long ago from the very lips of our president's supporter's. And yet now so demeaning?

Times have changed, and we of the Tea party invite this revolution. Remember November!

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | August 27, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

What you mean? She won't state a position and then quickly backtrack? Well. Hrrpphhh, how decidedly un-Obamanian.

Domestic enemies in congress? Really a claim that was not too far long ago from the very lips of our president's supporter's. And yet now so demeaning?

Times have changed, and we of the Tea party invite this revolution. Remember November!

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | August 27, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Among other questions she must ask, especially in light of her 2nd amendment comment, is whether she is willing to abide by the results of a democratic election.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | August 27, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I'll provide the first three - Nancy "Let's investigate anyone who disagrees with us" Pelosi, Bernie Sanders (Socialist) and Patrick Leahy. Could go on but this area is character limited.

Posted by: dccrab | August 27, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

nisleib:

I never claimed that SHE named names. Pay attention, why don't you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 27, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Angle's statement amounts to accusation. It's liken to a person accusing someone of something but won't provide evidence nor names.

The best part is she's not backpedaling on it.

Posted by: beeker25 | August 27, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Jake - Nobody cares who you think is anti American, you aren't running for Senate.

You say she answered every question I put to her above, provide a link please.

What? You were making it up? Figures.

Posted by: nisleib | August 27, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Greg, you are WRONG and Sharron Angle is correct: there ARE domestic enemies of the U.S. Constitution in Congress, the White House, journalism, and academia. Left-wing liberal elites in the ruling class would relish ignoring constitutional limits on government power. The American Left wants unbridled power to compel their worldview on all America just like Joseph Stalin, Mae Tse-Tung, or Fidel Castro!!

Posted by: barron2lds | August 27, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Off with her head!

Posted by: JackJo | August 27, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

nisleib:

Actually, Ethan2010 IS asking me on the other thread who I think is anti-American. What I said to jtimlovett (not you) is that "She answered EVERY question posed to her" by Nevada radio host Heidi Harris (re-read jtimlovett's post that I was responding to ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | August 27, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I think Sharron should also be required to name the members with the fullest diapers.

Posted by: charlesalmon | August 27, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

If elected, she is going to save me several hundred dollars annually as I discontinue my premium cable channels and watch her on C-SPAN2.

Posted by: oldfuzz1938 | August 27, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

She does not get that domestic enemies are like Mcveigh, Nasan in San Antonio. the guy that knifed the cabbie in NYC, the guy with a shotgun in VA, omar al walki now in Yemen, and the representatives that have said NO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BUT YES TO CORPORATIONS>>>
THOSE ARE DOMESTIC ENEMIES!

Posted by: jetlone | August 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"Sorry Greg, you are WRONG and Sharron Angle is correct: there ARE domestic enemies of the U.S. Constitution in Congress, the White House, journalism, and academia. Left-wing liberal elites in the ruling class would relish ignoring constitutional limits on government power. The American Left wants unbridled power to compel their worldview on all America just like Joseph Stalin, Mae Tse-Tung, or Fidel Castro!!"

Name names or quit yapping.

Posted by: mjtraxler | August 27, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't agree with much she say's but here it is definitely true. 3/4's of the Pentagon too.

Posted by: elgunjduts | August 27, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't anyone see a resemblence to McCarthyism here? Angle's non-specific charges of ememies in Congress sounds just like Mc Carthy's early 1950's charges of Communists in the State Department (and he had a list!). It seems that we've gone back to the Cold War hysteria that McCarthy's claims were based and feed upon.

Posted by: dhallen219 | August 27, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Why hasnt the FBI,Secret Service or any government agency visited High Priestess of the American Taliban Angle so that she can tell them the names of these domestic terrorists?

The Repubes have done a damned fine job of getting their sheeple to support the looniest anti Americans they can offer up.

Posted by: talis1 | August 27, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Angle: "I have here in my hand the names of 205, er... 57 persons -- a list of names that were made known to me as being members of the Communist Party ..."

Yeah. We've seen this movie before and we know how it ends.

Posted by: Len_RI1 | August 27, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

It's clear what "enemy" means. Everyone, who, in your absolutist
ignorance, disagrees with you about anything. This is the worldview advocated by Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. And it's the Christian
equivalence of Moslem Fundamentalism. It's sort of like
Bolshevik Christianity. Go for it Nevada, since all those totalist
and utterly blinkered nations (either secular or religious) have done so well, unlike those
godless failed nations like Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden
where the populations long for American freedom and liberty. It's amazing how deluded the rest of the world is about their liberties and freedoms. And it is so liberating to hear all these
goosestepping American worshippers of freedom individually expressing identical opinions about every issue: one mind, many bodies. This is politico-religious correctness on parade. World beware.

Posted by: sdlj | August 27, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

February 9, 1950 (in a Lincoln Day speech to the Republican Women's Club of Wheeling, West Virginia):
Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) stated (in part), "I have here in my hand a list. . . ."

October 21, 2009:
Bill Manders (radio talk show host in Reno, Nevada, talking to Sharron Angle on the day she announced her candidacy as a Republican for the US Senate seat from Nevada): "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."

Sharron Angle: "Yes. I think you're right, Bill."

Senator McCarthy kept changing the number of names on his 'list', but never provided a single name. Sharron Angle keeps telling us that there are enemies 'within the walls of Congress', but will not provide a single name.

I guess history DOES repeat itself.

Posted by: critter69 | August 27, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Angle did NOT agree with the host. Instead of agreeing or disagreeing, she gave her own answer, which was simply that people had hurt the country. That is very different from saying that they WANTED to.

Posted by: ChukStake | August 27, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

So, it was federal policy made in the last 18 months that fouled the Nevada economy?
Not the crazy building of homes in the desert in the past dozen years?
Not the gamblers binge of home construction loans fueled by the wall street scum selling "mortgage backed securities" that contained other "mortgage backed securities" that contained crappy home loans?
Not the deficits run up during the Bush years when we had "tax cuts" and two wars?
Not the high cost of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld war in Iraq?
Not the fact that we've been shipping all of our manufacturing jobs abroad for three or more decades to help keep the multi-nationals profits high?
Just new federal laws and policies in the past 18 months?
Sharon, you and your followers are either fools or liars.
Nevada - show the nation you have some pride, don't vote this clown into a national office.

Posted by: ReasonableGuy | August 27, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

If "domestic enemy" includes anyone
who knowingly acts AGAINST the best
interest of the country or lies explicitly to force anti-Constitutional legislation to be past that will cause eternal bankruptcy, then clearly Congress is loaded with domestic enemies. Many of Obama's associates have written on the need to crash the structure of capitalism to
transfer the wealth and effect a new
order more in line with Marxism than
American. The health care bill was
possibly the worst piece of legislation
ever to slither through Congress. The
lies told were so extreme that had a private company been as duplicitous,
the principals would be jailed. The material omissions were just as scandalous. The damage done to the
essence of this country since Obama
and his rads took over is immeasurable. Anyone intentionally
destroying the economy and the Constitution from within is a domestic
enemy. Obama is leading the parade.
For once the Nevada loon has said
something sane.

Posted by: giatny | August 27, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle who knows nothing about integrity, honor or loyalty to nation is really a blind follower of the Michele Bachmann crop of wacko wannabees. She would bring back McCarthyism, but she couldn't stand the scrutiny. There is no truth to what she says about others. She is a convenience liar who just happened to change her stand from "privatization of SS to personalizing SS to preserving SS-all republican doublespeak for PRIVATIZATION OF SS. Name names lady, or get out of the way.

Posted by: CarmanK | August 27, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't anyone see a resemblence to McCarthyism here? Angle's non-specific charges of ememies in Congress sounds just like Mc Carthy's early 1950's charges of Communists in the State Department (and he had a list!). It seems that we've gone back to the Cold War hysteria that McCarthy's claims were based and feed upon.

Posted by: dhallen219

----------------------------------

some people realize that

teabagger terrorists and the mentally feeble can't understand it

the teabagger terrorists are to intellectually stupid to understand, or too morally deficient to admit they know

Posted by: nada85484 | August 27, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

it is hard to believe that the Nevada republicants would nominate an idiot who makes sue "chicken lady" lowden look smart

but they did

Posted by: nada85484 | August 27, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Gee Giatny, as a historian of the Soviet Union, it sounds to me
like you would have loved it under Stalin, as long as you were
in favor. You're just repeating empty accusatory phrases (the
one mind-many bodies syndrome I mentioned in a previous
post) - big generalizations that bond you with similar reactionaries
against the "enemy". Are your solutions to all of our problems
lower taxes, less regulation, government run more like large
businesses (except those that need government support when
they run into problems or how about the private defense industry
that is totally parasitic on government grants?). Gee, that all's
very novel and insightful, except for the fact all thriving
economies (China, Germany as recent examples) have far
more government/industry interaction, better educated/prepared students, more modern infrastructure and
far less money going to the miliatary than we do. Do you respond to actual reality (and documented success or
failure) or is it just enough to have vigorous opinions. Did you
voice your opinions about the destruction of the American
economy during the Bush administration with 2 unfunded wars
unfunded tax cuts voted on by Republicans to sunset this
year? It was responsible Republicans who realized that if
these taxes, especially those on folks earning more than 250k, didn't sunset that this luxury would lead to economic ruin. Now
those against the communist/fascist/socialist/racist Obama
want to extend the tax cuts for those earning over 250k, even though that the admit that there is not way to fund them. Are you for or against bankrupting the country. Thinking folks get confused by what you all (that's right, I'm grouping you in a collective of identical non-individuals) actually think is a viable economy. The Bush administration with even fewer controls over corporate negligence that kills coal miners and oil rig worker and destroys local industries? All we get are eruptions of "freedom" (Freiheit), jobs
(Arbeit), Nation, and god (Gott) and other chillingly regimented keywords characteristic of totaliarian tendencies. Don't you even realize the irony of what you are saying? Or are you reading too much Mark Levin and Jonah Goldberg? The world
is watching us as carefully as Iran and wondering whether we
too will become a theocratic nuclear power, producing a new
cold war between Christans and Moslems. Bush helped Iran
by getting rid of Iraq: let's see how a Republican congress can
fulfill the promise of a new battle between theocratic powers. Can't hardly wait for the midterms, how about you?

Posted by: sdlj | August 27, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Let's be honest: Nevada's economy is all but totally tied to tourism. This requires the average person to have extra income to spend which right now, not a lot of Americans have. At last I've heard, it took 8 years to get us into this recession, how does the actions of Congress hurt Nevada within only 18 months? What Angle says is stupid nonsense.

Posted by: gman5541 | August 27, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Let's be honest: Nevada's economy is all but totally tied to tourism. This requires the average person to have extra income to spend which right now, not a lot of Americans have. At last I've heard, it took 8 years to get us into this recession, how does the actions of Congress hurt Nevada within only 18 months? What Angle says is stupid nonsense.

Posted by: gman5541 | August 27, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Obtuse Angle is finally right about something. ReslugliKLANS are America's domestic enemies, always have been.

Posted by: ChristianLibrul | August 27, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

She must be looking in a mirror.

Posted by: beargulch | August 27, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

The problem is that when you get to the point of far right wing politicians calling their political opponents "enemies of the country" and calling for second amendment solutions to the problem of "enemies of the country" who hold congressional seats, those are fighting words, the prelude to civil war and no joke.

Posted by: infrederick | August 27, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

republicans are in competition: who is The Craziest One.

***

Where did they find all those trash people like Angel, paul, sarah, etc..?

Why so many?

Reps are in the process of digradation

Posted by: lordmi | August 28, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

republicans are in competition: who is The Craziest One.

***

Where did they find all those trash people like Angel, paul, sarah, etc..?

Why so many?

Reps are in the process of degradation

Posted by: lordmi | August 28, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Are there any psychologitst who can answer: is this woman technically certifiable?

Posted by: langej1 | August 28, 2010 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Between Glenn Beck and Sharron Angle, it looks like the inmates are trying to take over the asylum. In a sane society, they'd be in adjoining rooms at a psychiatric hospital on heavy meds.

Posted by: moninga1 | August 28, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Nevada GOP: Is kooky Sharron Angle the best and the brightest candidate you can bring forward? Really? REALLY?

The giants of the GOP's intellectual tradition that once could go toe to toe with the best and the brightest Democrats are replaced by whackos.

If I were a member of the Nevada GOP, I'd wear black to mourn the capture of my party to the forces of ignorence and hate. But of course, Sharron Angle wouldn't allow me to wear such an evil color!

Posted by: Novangelus | August 28, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

It is unbelievable to me that after eight years of Bush actually taking away our rights (and getting advice that the Executive Branch had unlimited power) NOW people are angry and think Obama, who actually can read and understand the Constitution, is the one abusing power? Please. Obama is trying very hard to correct the many injustices foisted upon this country and the world by Bush and his cronies. If the Republicans could see past the color of his skin, they might realize he is one of the good guys. But no, they pretend angst over the poor Constitution (that they revere but can't wait to radically change) instead of admitting that they are afraid of a black man with power. They remind me of junior high kids encountering their first black classmates, or did that never happen to Angle?

Posted by: smgess | August 28, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

I like the part about Harry Reids watch. I wonder whether the captain of the Titanac could have handed the wheel to someone else after it hit the iceberg and then claimed that it was the other guy that was responsible for sinking the ship. That's essentially what Republicans have done, plus they are sitting there screaming about Democrats should have stayed on their course.

Posted by: DGSPAMMAIL | August 28, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Just like the Roman Empire, our country is being destroyed from within...

The values our country was founded on - The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc., have been destorted by those who lost the last election...

These Christian fundamentalist have even destorted the values preached by Jesus for their own political goals...

Jesus preached Love, not hate.... All we hear from the Angles, Palins and Becks of this world is FEAR and HATE... while they fill their pockets with money...

Last year Beck made 32 million, Palin pulled in over 12 million and yet their 'working class supporters' keep buying their garbage....

YES, THERES A "SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE" AND MOST OF THEM WILL BE AT BECK's RALLY TODAY....

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | August 28, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

There surely are many domestic terrorists among us, but Sharon Angle is one of them. Anyone that is so devisive and hateful towards the citicizens of this country should be considered a domestic terrorist. There are many others that aren't in office that also fill this bill.

Posted by: millielencioni | August 28, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I just do not see how Republican's can survive these people. Millions of American's are going to go to the polls in November voting and expecting those they vote for to go to Washington and work with those elected by OTHER American's to make our country a better place. The Tea Party people are NOT going there for that reason at all and thus their goal is tear down the Government and the Nation... to drag us into a depression if need in their effort to give White American's back their Country. The Problem? All you have to do is look at the last election to understand that. McCain received the SAME percentage of the White vote as Bush yet he lost in an Electoral Landslide. THAT says all that needs to be said about the insanity of this woman and those like her.

Posted by: mcvet | August 28, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I am sure I disagree with insane Ms. Angle's criteria, but face it, all you have to do to conclude that Congress is full of "domestic enemies" is to look at what the Congress has been doing, starting with the Reagan years up to and including Obama.

Posted by: breakfast1 | August 28, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Her 'failure' to name Congress Members is much like the comments on the proposed Islamic building being too close to Ground Zero.

When people are asked to give the 'proper' distance they start talking about other things.

It is all rather sad, as in pathetic.

Posted by: ghmbfisher | August 28, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Um.......didn't you people go through this once before? Some time in the fifties, as I recall? Wasn't there a guy named McCarthy, or something?

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, etc?

Looking at the US from the outside, the view is downright scary.

Posted by: darbyc | August 28, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

This woman has mental issues. Being led by crazy people is usually a bad plan.

Posted by: Nymous | August 28, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

while I personally think Ms,Angle is ignorant and perhaps stupid,she is correct about domestic enemies in congress. I cite the republican opposition to extending unemployment benefits, opposition to programs for the less fortunate homeowners, and constant opposition to moving the US forward into a true republican form of government as described in the constitution.
WADR

Posted by: chuckmcintyre | August 28, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Following in the footsteps of Rangel and Waters, another miscreant of the Congressional Black Caucus has been exposed. Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been busted for steering scholarship money to friends and relatives in a gross violation of anti-nepotism rule.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082910dntexcongress.2c049bb.html

Posted by: NAuchi | August 29, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

You asked the question "When will we stop opposing the mosque?" Answer: When you anti-america phobes publicly support rebuilding the Greek Orthodox Church where it was before 9/11.

Posted by: linus12 | August 30, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I love these buzz words meant to invoke emotion. Just because someone votes for something you don't like, they are not "domestic enemies." A double spy working for the CIA who gives secrets to the Russians is a "domestic enemy." Someone who has a policy agenda different than yours is a political opponent. Governing is about the best way to administer a nation of 300 million people. That's an complex, difficult job that has different solutions. The founding fathers were not prophets speaking with one mind. They argued, vehemently, about how to govern. This is about imperfect people governing an imperfect people with an imperfect system. Everyone needs to just calm down and stop acting like having an emotion about policy is the same as knowing what you're talking about.

Posted by: dcgal2010 | August 30, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I just donated $1000 to Sharron Angle, partly to unseat Harry Reid.

I think Angle is bright enough and ethical enough to stop
the FDA's destruction of the American mineral water industry, which has killed millions. See: www.MgWater.com/fda.html

Paul Mason

Posted by: paulmason | September 2, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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