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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:57 PM
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I'm going to make sure to watch Rachel tonight.
She's going to get the :popcorn: again for the rest of Sharron Angle's interview. :D
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:01 PM
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1. Now THERE is some "must-see TV" tonight!!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:03 PM
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2. Summary of actual interview and link to the entire thing below
http://www.mediaite.com/online/nevada-senate-candidate-... /
(If you wish to get a head-start)

--snip--
Ralston asked Angle to clarify her stance on Social Security given the seemingly contradictory remarks she had made in previous interviews about wanting to both personalize and save Social Security. Pot shots at the thieving Reid and his cronies aside, Angle proposed that the governments role in the program should be gradually phased out by giving younger workers a choice between a personal/privatized program or the government run system as it is. Angle had little to respond with, however, when Ralston pointed out without younger works buying into the system, seniors would likely see a huge reduction in their benefits. Phasing out the government is a great conservative sound-bite but its not really plausible policy.

On jobs, Angle stood by her belief that unemployment benefits have spoiled American citizens by discouraging out of work Americans from taking lower wage jobs. Her welfare trap argument has some merit, but Ralston missed the chance to grill her on its appropriateness given how dire the economic climate is. After all, employers are less likely to hire over-qualified candidates for the entry-level jobs that Angle thinks Americans are too snobby to accept. Still, welfare trap well explained. Angle gets points for that.

The latter half of the interview, however, went downhill for Angle. Ralston gets Angle to admit that her oft-quoted second amendment remedy rhetoric (used to suggest what might happen if conservatives dont win the election next fall) was a bit strong. But perhaps the most unfortunate exchange for Angle concerned her stance on abortion. Ralston points out a fundamental hypocrisy in Angles political philosophy. If Angle is so against government regulation, Ralson wonders, how can she reconcile that with her pro-life views? Angles response utterly fails to undercut the vivid imagery of Ralstons question, however:

Ralston: You want government to go tell a thirteen year old girl whos been raped by her father that she has to have that baby. Do you want government to do that?

Angle: I didnt say that.

Ralston: But thats your position.

Angle: No, I always say that I value life. My position has always been that government should stay out of this matter. But in 1973 they chose to get involved in this.

Ralston: But you said this in 2010.

Angle: But since then <1973> there have been a lot of things that weve seen happen that have not been pro-life. And Ive always been pro life. But what Im saying to you is that the government decided to get involved in this. Im just defending my position. and Ill always err on the side of life.

In the end, the interview could have gone worse for Angle, but it wasnt the strongest start to her mainstream media campaign. The full video of the interview is below: (at link)
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:07 PM
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3. Rachel is cackling with glee...
She's going to have SO much fun tonight... :-)
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:47 PM
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4. That will be fun - I like Ralston's style - he should be national
:popcorn: :beer:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:13 PM
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5. A definite watch! n/t
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:15 PM
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6. Rachel who?
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FirstTimeVoterAt37 Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:53 PM
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7. KO mentioned the ultimate dirty political trick
Let them talk. :)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:58 PM
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8. I'll be there with
butter and lemonade. :evilgrin:
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:06 PM
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9. She was AWESOME last night.
The popcorn bucket really got me going!

:rofl:
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