CPT:2010 The Brain That Wouldn’t Work

From TALKING POINTS MEMO:

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.


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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.”

The Reid campaign said in a press release:

…snip…

“Sharron has long believed in killing Social Security, eliminating the Departments of Education and Energy and shipping nuclear waste to Nevada. We’ve always heard that Sharron Angle is an unapologetic conservative. It has to be embarrassing for her to have her handlers trying to hide who she really is.”

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.”

The Angle campaign has not returned our request for comment.

You can read the cease-and-desist letter is here. The most stunning thing to me is that she didn’t retain Orly Taitz as her attorney.

Update! From TALKING POINTS MEMO:

Harry Reid isn’t letting threats of a lawsuit stop him — he’ sticking with his Web campaign against “the real Sharron Angle.” After the Angle campaign sent the Reid camp a cease-and-desist letter last week demanding that they take down their reposting of Angle’s old campaign website, the Reid camp has now made just a few modifications and put it right back up.

…snip…

The Angle campaign […] claimed that by leaving fill-in boxes for e-mail addresses intact, the Reid campaign was in a position to gain contact information of Angle’s supporters who were deceived into thinking this was actually her site. Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy said in a press release: “Make no mistake, the Reid campaign was forced to take this site down because they were breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters.”

The Reid campaign did initially take down the site, seemingly obeying the cease-and-desist, and rerouted users to one of their other anti-Angle sites. But now they’re put it right back up, simply removing the sign-up fields, some formatting and other identifying marks. From the Reid campaign’s press release:

Out of an abundance of caution, the Reid campaign decided to temporarily remove the website in question while we investigated their allegations. Well, the phony legal threats and the feigned indignation are over – and we’re not going to let Sharron Angle retroactively censor Sharron Angle. The original website, including Angle in her own words on her dangerous and extreme agenda, has been re-launched at: http://www.TheRealSharronAngle.com.

Just to be clear to Sharron Angle and her handlers, it’s called free speech and it’s nearly absolute under the First Amendment. (We know, these “big Constitutional issues” are tough for you – like when you said separation of Church & State was “unconstitutional” exactly one week ago.)

“The question is: what will Sharron Angle do now to hide her extreme views on killing Social Security and eliminating the Department of Education from Nevada voters? Perhaps she’s checking to see if there are any Second Amendment remedies,” said Jon Summers, spokesman for the Reid campaign.

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14 responses to “CPT:2010 The Brain That Wouldn’t Work

  1. She’s like Alice in Wonderland– How dare Reid publish the original content.
    You know a candidate is shallow when they are all in a huff about quoting them verbatim.

    So …. you have a problem with what you said??
    Do you disagree with yourself now or did you contradict yourself then???

    Quite the tap dance.

    It’s fun though for her to have to demand they stop quoting her.

    It’ like a little kid in the back seat of the car squabbling with siblings – Stop saying what I said!!!!!

    Which Angle does Sharon Angle take???

    Apparently, she can’t handle her own truth!

    • you have to wonder who is giving her advice. she just keeps stepping into deeper and deeper doodoo. all harry reid has to do is to quote her during a debate, and when she starts screaming in that shrill voice of hers how she and thomas jefferson are always misquoted, he can tell her that she’s fighting against her own words. he just has to keep asking her why sharron angle keeps disagreeing with sharron angle. what problem does sharron angle have with sharron angle, and will sharron angle take the opportunity to disavow what sharron angle stands for?

  2. Like Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, et. al., she whines when she’s quoted accurately and claims that anything she said that was stupid is misquoted.

    Lazy tea-brained sheep … aka “free-thinking non-partisan conservatives” … buy it without looking into it because they’ve been spoon-fed the myth of the left-wing press. Since they don’t ever actually listen to anything that isn’t parroting their beliefs for them, they wouldn’t know what real news outlets are saying.

    • they talk so much to the idiots on the right that they don’t know how to handle a real question. they look like deer in headlights when asked the easiest questions, because they’re so shocked that anyone dare to expect them to know what they’re talking about.

  3. Repeating Sharon’s words back to her. Hmm, who is famous for that?

    I hope Sharon doesn’t steal Harry’s bike and hide it in the basement of the Alamo.

  4. Can’t go wrong with MST! Angle as a head would be symbolic of her ability, but only if it is hollow. Her latest nonsense is that radio interview where she claims “Lincoln lost many elections….”??? He ran for public office 8 times and won 7 times. In fact, his last race was for the Union Party which is why his VP Andrew Johnson was a Democrat. These baggers are idiots.

    • i know how you boys love your mst3k! πŸ˜‰ i have another one that i’m champing at the bit to use. i know who it’s going to be about, and i’m just waiting for the right story.

      what is it with sharron the obtuse angle and her thinking that she has anything in common with thomas jefferson or abe lincoln? if she’s going to compare herself with an ex-prez, i suggest dumbya.

  5. Good old Sharron, that friend of the McVeigh admirers of the Oath Keepers. That woman of virtue, who believes that if a girl gets raped by her uncle, she ought to be forced to have the baby. That business gal, who believes that the people who gave us Deepwater Horizon and the mine disaster in West Virginia ought to have the rest of the regulations taken off them.

    What’s not to like, really?

    • hey jolly roger! πŸ˜€

      nice to see you!

      really, what’s not to like? now i’m mad at myself for making so many nasty posters about her. πŸ˜‰

      • If only she looked like the librarian you wanted to…y’know…instead of the *other* librarian, the one who wore too many “man-rings” and who looked like she got through the day via the diuretic power of citrus.

        Then she’d be in like the proverbial Flynn.

        Moral of the story from the PR department: bat-sh*t insane we can manage; lemon-sucking fugly we cannot. Over to you keyboard cat….

        • even if she looked like the librarian you wanted to…y’know…she’d still have that horrid shriek of a voice and the crazy in the eyes. even plastic surgery wouldn’t make her palatable.

  6. Joanaroo

    Hey! MST3K was one of my favorite shows in the 90s! I even have a laminated MST3K Club card from the show! Well, maybe Sharron Obtuse, Batshit Bachmann and Princess Palin do all that shreiking and yelling because they’re still those screaming, bratty little girls that nobody listens to and everybody wishes would just go away! Or maybe they just like belng stupid and obnoxious!

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