Thursday, July 08, 2010

Angle joins long list of BP-defending Republicans

Cross-posted from MyDD.

Nevada Repub Senate nominee Sharron Angle agreed with Joe Barton on a call-in radio show yesterday, echoing his claim that its escrow fund for spill victims is a government “slush fund.”

A caller said that Obama had "basically extorted $20 billion from a private company," and asked Angle what she thought of "the $20 billion slush fund."

"Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company," Angle replied. "And I think you named it clearly: It's a slush fund… They're actually using this crisis if you will, because they never waste one -- Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals -- they are using this crisis now to get in cap and trade, and every crime and penalty, and slush fund.”

Angle tried to clarify herself today, claiming that her actual position on the issue is the complete opposite of yesterday’s remarks. She’s been doing a lot of that lately. She just doesn’t get that voters can sense authenticity. A candidate who makes a gaffe can pull a 30 or even a 45, but they can’t pull a 180. This flap isn’t going to end well for Angle.

And yet boy does she ever have friends. Let’s review which Republicans have claimed either that BP shouldn’t have to set up a fund for its victims or shouldn’t pay for the Gulf clean-up:

Yup. This is definitely turning into a party philosophy and mindset.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let’s face it, no matter how much you complain, these politicians do not really care. All they care about is getting reelected. When Adolph Hitler began to squeeze Germany with his grip of control, all the artist-types fled the country. Besides traditional artists, many great thinkers, top business leaders, scientists, and educators fled as well (including Albert Einstein, who fled to America in 1932). With this new wave of socialism, ushered in by Barack Obama and his comrades (Jon Tester and Max Baucus are clearly a socialists based on their support of Leader Obama and his socialist programs), and the general downfall of American tradition, I think you will see more people fleeing America.

GaryBarnes@inbox.com
identitynoise.com/blog

Nathan Empsall said...

Hitler? Socialism? Your words disqualify your own comment from being taken seriously. But at least this one was on topic, unlike the last one.