Sharron Angle

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  • Media Matters: Schlessinger ending her radio show because "my First Amendment rights have been usurped by angry, hateful groups".
  • Christina Bellantoni @ TPM: George Bush Stays Out Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Fray.
  • Jason Hancock @ Iowa Independent: GOP candidate apologizes for anti-gay statements.
  • Joe.My.God: GOP Candidate For Gov Rips AG Bill McCollum Over Rekers Scandal.
  • Mike Tidmus: When did cheating become a ‘Christian’ value?
  • Towleroad: Watchdog Pushes IRS to Investigate Anti-Gay Pastor for His Support of Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern.
  • Steve Benen: When even Pat Buchanan thinks you've gone too far...
  • Amanda Marcotte @ Slate: Is Sharron Angle a Christian Reconstructionist?

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  • PFAW: People For the American Way, Public Citizen Launch Constitutional Amendment Pledge Campaign to Undo Citizens United.
  • Steve Benen: Meet Shirley Sherrod.
  • Jonathan Chait: The Journolist Conspiracy Continues.
  • Evan McMorris-Santoro: Mosque Ado About Fear-Mongering: Right Wing Takes On Muslim Worship Anywhere And Everywhere.
  • John Aravosis: I just took DOD's confidential DADT survey of the troops - three times!
  • Think Progress: Washington Times Runs Another Picture Of Kagan In A Turban To Claim She Will Impose Shariah Law On America.
  • Andy Kroll: Sharron Angle's Racist Tea Partier Problem.
  • Media Matters: The right wing's convenient Mark Williams amnesia.
  • Jim Burroway: Mississippi School District Settles With Lesbian Student Over Canceled Prom.
  • Jillian Rayfield: Good As Goldline: Congress And CA Law Enforcement Probing Glenn Beck's Favorite Gold Seller.
  • Justin Elliot: Vitter opponent sleeping with stepson's wife.

Sharron Angle Plays Matchmaker for Tea Party, Religious Right

 

As we’ve noted before, religious right leaders are desperate to jump aboard the Tea Party bandwagon. Now Tea Party backed candidate Sharron Angle is returning the favor, networking with Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed and attributing her political success to God.

The Tea Party movement is better-known for its alignment with libertarian, anti-Washington sentiment than for its ties to social conservatism. But in an effort to build as broad a coalition as possible in her effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle is checking all the boxes.

Over the weekend, Angle participated in an interview with Ralph Reed, the longtime conservative activist, founder of the Christian Coalition, and the man once deemed the "right hand of god" by Time Magazine. And in the course of answering a question about her rise from relative obscurity, the Nevada Republican made a rather bold declaration. Her path to victory, she said, was God's plan.

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  • The Advocate: Court Deals Blow to DOMA.
  • Sam Stein: Sharron Angle's Advice For Rape Victims Considering Abortion: Turn Lemons Into Lemonade.
  • Adele Stan: Tea Party Think Tank Headed By Clarence Thomas' Wife Makes Common Cause With Militia Guru Larry Pratt.
  • Steve Benen: Cuccinelli's Unique Approach to the Law.
  • Wonk Room: Stephen Moore Advocates Raising Taxes On The Poor To Finance Tax Cuts For The Rich.
  • TPM: Vitter Claims Disgraced Staffer Didn't Work on Women's Issues; Records Say Otherwise.
  • Mother Jones: The Bond Villains at the Jerry Falwell Museum.
  • Think Progress: Gov. Lingle Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Incest, Doesn’t Realize Cousins Can Marry In Hawaii.
  • Finally, I am on vacation until Monday, July 19, so posting will probably be sporadic/non-existent. But I don't expect that the Religious Right to say or do anything crazy between now and then, so it'll be fine. But on the off chance that they do and you want to drop us a line and let us know, you can do so here.

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  • Warren Throckmorton: A U.S. church and its "kill the gays" partner in Uganda.
  • Ben Dimiero: Drudge falsely claims Google is going to "pay gay employees more than straights."
  • Adam Serwer: Against Kagan, Conservatives Embrace Empathy Standard.
  • Think Progress: Sessions congratulates Lilly Ledbetter for law in her name that he opposed.
  • Sam Stein: Sharron Angle's Tea Party Agenda Gets A Drastic Makeover.
  • Alan Colmes: Eleven GOP Senators Who Backed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now Don’t.
  • Will Bunch: "We are...Beck State!" Introducing Beck U. (seriously)

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  • Think Progress: Coburn Has ‘No Idea’ Whether He Would Have Voted To Confirm Thurgood Marshall.
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  • Adele Stan: Right-Wing Bloggers Kicked Out of ‘For Profit’ Sarah Palin Speech.
  • Jed Lewison: Sharron Angle hits a grand slam for right-wing extremism.
  • Texas Freedom Network: Group’s Leader: Houston Mayor a ‘Sodomite’.

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  • PFAW: Palin Endorses Article Equating Obama with Hitler, Calling Obama Voters ‘Useful Idiots’.
  • See also: Palin takes her cartoonish extremism to the next level, endorses comparison of Obama to Hitler.
  • Edge Boston: Anti-gay pastor holds prayer meetings at St. Louis church.
  • Alan Colmes: U.S. Authorities May Have Deported An American Citizen.
  • AU: Borking Kagan?: Failed High Court Candidate Lashes Out At Latest Nominee.
  • Political Correction: Meet The Texas Republican Party.
  • TPM's Justin Elliot: Sharron Angle's Fringe Third Party Sponsored Virulently Anti-Gay Flier In '90s.
  • Finally, have I mentioned that I'm now writing our Twitter updates?  Because I am.  And have I mentioned that you should follow them?  Because you should.

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  • David Weigel: Grover Norquist joins GOProud.
  • Joe.My.God: McDonald's COO: I'm A Christian And That Gay Ad Will Never Play In America.
  • Justin Elliot: Sharron Angle Left Far-Right Third Party For Electoral Expedience, Members Say.
  • Simon Maloy: Glenn Beck's The Overton Window: A conspiracy to bore you senseless.

Club for Growth's Millions Fail in Nevada

Last week disparate Right Wing groups converged on a GOP primary in Michigan and defeated an incumbent congressman who had been endorsed by Bush. Leading the charge against Rep. Joe Schwarz was the anti-government Club for Growth PAC, which sent over $1 million to the race. Along with another primary victory in Colorado, the Club crowed that they were 8 for 2 in their strategy of sending massive amounts of cash to primary races to drive the Republican Party further to the Right.

But this week the Club tasted the “agony of defeat” when Sharron Angle narrowly lost the GOP primary in Nevada’s second district. The Club for Growth’s 527 group spent $1 million on independent expenditures on the race, including this ad, typical of their style, which concludes “DEAN HELLER = BIG LIBERAL.”

Similarly, the anti-immigrant Minuteman PAC had also actively opposed Schwarz in Michigan and had then turned its sights on supporting Angle, running a TV ad saying Angle would “stop coddling illegals.”

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Sharron Angle Posts Archive

Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/28/2010, 4:51pm
Sam Stein @ Huffington Post: John Boehner To Campaign With Rich Iott, Candidate Who Dressed As SS Officer. Stephanie Mencimer @ Mother Jones: A Secret Tea Party Donor Revealed. Good As You: Christine O'Donnell: Another glimpse into 'Hormel is a pedophile' legacy. Towleroad: Wisconsin Lt. Governor Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch Apologizes for Comparing Gay Marriage to Marrying Clocks and Dogs. Steve Benen: What Sharron Angle considers 'wicked.' Jodi Jacobson @ RH Reality Check: Kudos To Jill Stanek for Taking a Stand on "Wanted Posters." MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/27/2010, 10:03am
Ever since he was anointed as "The Right Hand of God" fifteen years ago, Ralph Reed has enjoyed a reputation as the Religious Right's leading political operative.  So influential is Reed, in fact, that even his work exploiting his Religious Right allies on behalf of disgraced criminal lobbyist Jack Abramoff's gambling clients could not sink his career, as he returned last year with a new group called the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which he touted as a more hip, more strident "21st Century version of the Christian Coalition on steroids, married with MoveOn.org, with a... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/27/2010, 8:45am
Sharron Angle Ad: Controversy over latest anti-immigration ad, Latino groups call it “one of the ugliest anti-illegal immigrants ad campaigns in history” (AP, 10/26). Voting: Accuses Reid camp of trying to “steal” the election (Politico, 10/26). Campaign: Stopped paying her staff in latest FEC filing (HuffPo, 10/25). Outside groups: Pro-GOP groups outspend Democrats 2:1 in Nevada (AP, 10/23). Ken Buck Religious Right: Denies existence of separation of church and state (Think Progress, 10/26). Women: Mother Jones investigates Buck’s handling of the rape... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 10/26/2010, 3:21pm
Lauren Valle, the 23-year old activist who was assaulted by supporters of Rand Paul, who threw her to the ground and stomped on her head, is now speaking out about her experience: "They tried to grab me and chased me around Rand Paul's car," she said of the politician's supporters." And once I'm in front of the car, they take me down…I remembered someone stomping my head in the ground." Video of the incident shows Valle tripping after someone ripped a blond wig off her head. She is then wrestled to a curb by one man. After she is placed face down, another man... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/21/2010, 11:39am
Watching his once formidable lead in the polls crumble, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey asserted, “It’s very clear. The person who is the extreme candidate that is so far out of touch with Pennsylvania is Joe Sestak.” A huge part of Pat Toomey’s campaign strategy seemed to be based on remaking his image to come across as a moderate Republican. In an election year with the likes of Ken Buck, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, and Joe Miller, even solidly conservative Republicans could come-off as “moderate” due to the elevated extremism on... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/20/2010, 8:28am
Sharron Angle Terrorism: Angle refuses to apologize to Canadian Ambassador who condemned Angle for saying that terrorists are crossing into the US from Canada (AP, 10/19). Latinos: Says that Latino students, and herself, look Asian (NYDN, 10/19). Ad: Claims that Harry Reid is in “the conga line” with Michelle Obama (Slate, 10/19). Fundraising: Spent over $5 million on fundraising (Salon, 10/18). Palin: MissesTea Party Express kickoff with Palin, who praises Angle and slams Reid (Nevada News Bureau, 10/18). Ken Buck Religious Right: Claims that homosexuality, “... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 10/18/2010, 11:22am
Stephen Fincher, best known for his role in the “Fincher Family” singing ministry, is now the Republican nominee in a top Congressional race in northwestern Tennessee. He is running as a livid critic of “wasteful government spending,” and says that “when a Tennessee family has to make tough decisions, they sit down and prioritize spending. Government just spends and borrows and taxes.” Despite all of his heated anti-government rhetoric, it appears that when Stephen Fincher has to make tough decisions about family spending, the only decision he makes is:... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/13/2010, 8:28am
Sharron Angle Fundraising: Raised $14 million in three months (WaPo, 10/12). GOP: Leading Nevada Republicans endorse Reid over Angle (Politico, 10/12). Religious Right: ADL criticizes Angle for refusing to condemn her pastor’s anti-Mormon comments (KVVU, 10/8). Extremism: Cites Dearborn, Michigan and a non-existent town in Texas as outposts of Sharia law (CNN, 10/9). Ken Buck Controversy: Referred to a rape victim’s situation as “buyers remorse;” suspect even admitted that it was rape (PFAW, 10/12; Colorado Independent, 10/12). Ad: DSCC launches new ad blasting... MORE >