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10/11/2010

More Confirmation of L.A. Times Thesis That Only Tea Party Candidates Say Goofy Things

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 11:12 am

Remember that L.A. Times story suggesting that tea party candidates were prone to saying goofy things? Their central example: Sharron Angle.

I give you Sharron Angle’s opponent, Harry Reid:

Q. Can you think of a greatest living American?

Reid: I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Ted Kennedy. Whether you agreed with him or not, what a life he led with his two brothers being assassinated, his other brother being killed in World War II. And Robert Byrd, who just died. What a, what a — he was in the Congress of the United States for more than 25% of the time that we have been a country. That’s fairly remarkable.

So Harry Reid’s greatest living Americans are . . . dead.

Add it to the statements I mentioned in my previous post:

  • You can “literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol” in summertime.
  • Obama could win because he is “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect.”
  • Justice Thomas was “an embarrassment to the Supreme Court” because his opinion in a particular case was inferior to that of Justice Scalia . . . who didn’t write an opinion in the case.

And in my last post, commenters pointed out two I had missed:

Man, that Sharron Angle says some goofy stuff, huh, L.A. Times editors?

8 Responses to “More Confirmation of L.A. Times Thesis That Only Tea Party Candidates Say Goofy Things”

  1. More confimation… This is your brain on Glenn Beck.

    W (9df40f)

  2. William Yelverton, Professor of Plagiarism, is a lying racist hilljack what buggers goats. Or so I have been told.

    JD (431886)

  3. So Harry Reid’s greatest living Americans are . . . dead.

    You’re being very prejudicial towards America’s respirationally- and circulatorily-challenged populations, aren’t you?

    At least broadcast channels 5.2 and 56.1 in the LA area are being properly supportive of the Senate Majority Leader’s views. They’ve been showing “Night of the Living Dead” recently.

    malclave (1db6c5)

  4. Not Harry Reid, but in the same vein…

    You may enjoy this:

    http://www.fingersmalloy.com/2010/10/who-said-it-peter-griffin-homer-simpson-or-joe-biden

    CardioNP (d18b93)

  5. Silly Readers, Democrats don’t say stupid thingsWE, they merely “misspeak”. They don’t lie, they just “don’t always recollect”. And they don’t stuff ballot boxes with fraudulent ballots from dead people and cartoon characters, they simply “get out the vote”.

    If you’re going to stay here long in Wonderland, Alice, you should really learn how to speak the language.

    heir2freedom (d9456e)

  6. Don’t forget Reid’s insult to Hispanic conservatives:

    “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

    Dana (8ba2fb)

  7. I met Sharron Angle at a recent fundraiser. I read her bio beforehand and found it to be really impressive. I’m already a fan of her platform and beliefs. And I don’t mind when a candidate (even a Dem) gives the occasional fluffed answer. I mean, we’re in a 24/7 fishbowl, or at least those in the public eye are.

    May have been discussed here. Sharron Angle hired John Eastman, I believe with her own funds, to defend the NV constitution while serving in the state legislature. The governor overrode a clause that required 2/3 votes for a tax increase, requesting instead just a minority approval. It winded its way through ct where the judge agreed with the gov., then on to the Supreme Court.

    Anyway, the judges who initially supported this ended up becoming unpopular to the point of retiring and/or getting voted out. Anyone (legal eagles), pls. fill in the blanks if I’m wrong but that’s my understanding of her legislative accomplishments.

    I also respect her opinion on education reform since she put in many years as a teacher and substitute teacher. She’s grounded, has been with her hubby since college. 2 kids, 10 grandkids. Her credentials and humble beginnings, such as helping with her family’s motel while growing up – even cleaning the… well, yeah… cleaning those. Then ascending to a teaching career with a degree in fine arts… and later, public service. And she chose to fight for her state’s constitution to a pretty grueling degree. I just feel that the media is afraid of this type of candidate right now. Thus the smears and attempts at character take-downs. That’s actually what I told her. Her story is American. I really hope she wins.

    Vermont Neighbor (80fe03)

  8. I’m not surprised that Harry’s favorite Americans are dead. Please remember that he belongs to a political party that believes dead people should be allowed to vote. (and who frequently do so)

    Bar Sinister (a148e1)


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