Sooo Not Helping

1 comment July 1st, 2010at 07:21am Posted by Eli

Sharron Angle attempts to “clarify” her insane statements, and only ends up making herself sound even more stupid and crazy:

In her first major interview since winning the Nevada Senate primary, Republican nominee Sharron Angle backed away from some of her previous comments, including how “people are really looking towards those Second Amendment remedies” to “take Harry Reid out.”

“I was speaking broadly, as you saw, about the Constitution, and that was the context of that rhetoric,” Angle said of her provocative comments concerning the Senate majority leader, which she made on a conservative radio show in January. “I admit that was a little strong to say, ‘take him out.’ I meant to say ‘take him out of office,’ and taking him out of office is a little different.”

Ah yes, of course, she must have been talking about forcing Reid from office at gunpoint instead of killing him.  Well, that’s much better.

This is my personal favorite:

Ralston pressed Angle on her comments to the state Assembly in 1995 that the “tenet of the separation of church and state is an unconstitutional doctrine.” When Ralston insisted that the separation of church and state is indeed in the Constitution, Angle disagreed.

“No it doesn’t, Jon. No it doesn’t,” Angle said. “Actually, Thomas Jefferson has been misquoted like I’ve been misquoted out of context.”

Yes, apparently the First Amendment has been misquoted out of context.  Because no one’s ever read the entire Constitution, I guess.  I wonder if the Second Amendment’s been misquoted too.

This is pretty great too:

In the Ralston interview, Angle reiterated her position as an abortion opponent but cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, the famous 1973 court case that made abortion legal, as her reason why government should play a role in setting restrictions.

“I always say that I value life, my position has always been that government should stay out of this matter,” Angle said. “But in 1973, they chose to get involved in this.”

So… government should stay out of abortion… by banning it?  Fascinating.

As Blue Texan says, Harry Reid is very, very lucky.  Perhaps Angle’s primary victory actually reflects Republican awareness that they’re much better off with Reid as Majority Leader…

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  July 1st, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I hate it when I’m misquoted. And I hate it when my words are taken out of context. But when I’m misquoted out of context? That is the worst. People end up with a skewed view of what I wasn’t trying to say.

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