Sharron Angle has resorted to an unusual maneuver to counter Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attacks on her past quotes and positions, the Reid campaign has announced: A cease-and-desist letter, demanding that Reid no longer republish Angle's previous campaign website.
The short version of the story is as follows: After the former state Rep won Nevada's Republican Senate primary, Angle's campaign took down most of its website, and later replaced it with a relaunched version that in some ways toned down her right-wing rhetoric. But Internet pages are rarely ever forgotten -- the Reid campaign saved the old version, and put up a website called "The Real Sharron Angle," reproducing the old content.
Then, they say, the Angle campaign sent them a cease-and-desist letter, claiming misuse of copyrighted materials in the reposting of the old website -- which was, of course, being posted for the purposes of ridiculing Angle. The Reid campaign has in fact taken down the site, rerouting visitors to another website that goes after Angle's positions, "Sharron's Underground Bunker." [...]
We asked Reid campaign deputy communications director Zac Petkanas whether, by taking down the "Real Sharron Angle" site, they were admitting the legitimacy of the complaint. "While we do not necessarily agree with the Angle campaign's assertions, a point is made," said Petkanas. "Sharron Angle is hiding her views from Nevada voters."
So what's Sharrontology afraid of? Oh yes, that's right. All of this...
SharrontologySharron Angle holds dangerously extreme policy positions. Even fellow Republicans don't understand her extreme views. She has publicly taken the following positions (NOTE: Because Angle has been modifying information on her website, we link to screen captures of her policy stances as shown on her site before modification):
Privatize Social Security (Face to Face, May 19, block 1)
Criminalize alcohol (Liberty Watch magazine, 2006)
Pull out of the United Nations (Sharron Angle's website)
Eliminate the Department of Education (Sharron Angle's website)
Eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (Nevada News and Views, March 22, 2010)
Eliminate the Department of Energy (Nevada News and Views, March 22, 2010)
Put nuclear plants inside Yucca Mountain (Sharron Angle's website)
Abolish the IRS (Sharron Angle's website)
Wants to tell women that abortions cause cancer (AB580, 1999)
But if she's so right and most Nevadans are really clamoring for a radical right extremist to represent us in the US Senate, then why is Sharrontology so afraid of us learning the truth about her real positions on the issues? Oh, and why won't she be a "good conservative" and take some personal responsibility for her own actions? I thought she was against "frivolous law suits"... So now she wants to file one?
And chalk another one up for GOoP hypocrisy, they want to protest on Thursday when President Obama and Senator Reid do a rally open to the public at CityCenter. Wait, I thought they said we're always supposed to "Support the Commander-in-Chief"... Oh wait, only when he's Bush? And they're complaining about jobs and foreclosures... I thought they wanted those left to "the free market"? And what are they doing taking advantage of socialized police, socialized sidewalk, and socialized government subsidizing of free speech? If the GOoPers want a protest, shouldn't they use a "free market solution" and rent space at The Palazzo? Oh wait, that's right... They couldn't honor their date set for their own "tea party nation convention"!
So yet again, we see GOoP hypocrisy in full bloom. Why should we expect anything else? Well, at least it should be fun to laugh at them on Thursday when they make complete fools of themselves.
Oh, and by the way, I dare them to join me in helping stimulate the local economy on Thursday. After the event, I'll be doing dinner on The Strip, somewhere that's NOT Sharrontology's Underground Bunker. Do they believe in the resiliency of Nevada's "free market economy" as much as I do? Haha. ;-)