Angle joins long list of BP-defending Republicans

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.

Tags: Sharron Angle, Nevada, Harry Reid, BP, oil spill, 2010 midterms, NV-Sen, Environment, Republicans (all tags)

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The philosophy

What a bunch of bush republicans.

 

When are people going to realize that evangelical entertainers make awful conservatives?

 

 

by Trey Rentz 2010-07-09 11:46AM | 0 recs
If this were the Olympics

and there were an event called "Collective stupidity" then this would absolutely be the new "dream team."

by Chuckie Corra 2010-07-09 01:36PM | 1 recs

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