Instead of worrying about deckchairs, voters should worry that she’s not playing with a full deck

From THINK PROGRESS:

During a recent appearance on conservative host Alan Stock’s radio show, a caller asked Republican Sharron Angle, who’s running for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat against Harry Reid (D), “if she would have intervened on behalf of MGM Resorts’ CityCenter complex the way Senator Reid did. In 2009, CityCenter experienced financial struggles during its construction. The project’s bankruptcy appeared imminent. Reid called several banks on MGM Resorts’ behalf, and the project averted bankruptcy.” Angle told the caller that she would not have done so. A local news reporter tried to follow-up with her after the interview:

Angle also expanded on her comments regarding CityCenter. “It’s kind of like shifting the chairs on the Titanic,” she said. “You only shift jobs from one place to another, when we know that when we put those jobs at City Center, it was jobs that were taken away or business that was taken away from other areas. So, really it actually injured the economy of other businesses.”

Shifting deckchairs on the Titanic would have been silly! Sharron the Obtuse Angle would have had a different solution!


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Her response has generated significant controversy in Nevada. A spokesperson for MGM Resorts responded, “Ms. Angle’s statement is ridiculous on its face. Senator Reid’s support of our significant private investment in Las Vegas came during our company’s darkest hour. He saved, not only 10,000 construction jobs and 12,000 permanent private sector jobs at CityCenter, but the jobs of 50,000 employees at our other resorts that would have been jeopardized had our company followed CityCenter into bankruptcy.”

This weekend, Fox 5 in Las Vegas caught up with Angle at the state GOP convention. As the Plum Line’s Greg Sargent points out, Angle attempted to backtrack on her remarks by saying that she opposed the MGM project because it received stimulus funds:

What I said on the radio is that I would not have voted for the stimulus for the City Center. And the reason is because what happened there was Harry Reid rewarded some friends at the expense of other businesses in town.

…snip…

But as Fox 5 notes in its report, Angle’s explanation is bogus, because the City Center never received any stimulus funds:

FOX 5 ANCHOR: But I listened to that interview, and the caller asked Sharron Angle, would you have called the banks as Harry Reid did to get them to open up some lines of credit to the City Center so they could continue construction after their partners pulled out. That’s what she was asked, and she said, no I would not. And tonight she told you, no that’s not what I said, I said I would not vote for the stimulus — but the stimulus had nothing to do with the construction of City Center. Was anyone able to follow-up with her on that?

FOX 5 REPORTER: No. We were not allowed to ask any sort of follow-up questions.

(Video at THINK PROGRESS link)

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22 responses to “Instead of worrying about deckchairs, voters should worry that she’s not playing with a full deck

  1. it’s pretty easy to say you wouldn’t have done something that you didn’t do.

    • it really is. however, she probably would have chosen to not help the mgm, because she’s an idiot, and she has no understanding at all of economics. i can’t say that i’m an expert, but i understand that it’s better for the economy overall if a lot of people don’t lose their jobs. what harry reid did didn’t cost the government one cent, and he did the people in nevada a huge favor.

  2. Usnthem

    Certainly all the contractors, maids, accountants, bell hops, parking attendants, repairmen, decorators, chefs, waiters and waitresses, bartenders, casino employees, (should I go on for the 16 pages that I could do here?)… can get a job somewhere else and do it immediately.
    Angle has a great sense of economics.
    If she gets the job, she’ll either drive herself out of budget quickly or get nothing done.
    Absolutely clueless.

  3. dusty

    Everytime this whackjob opens her piehole…more ignorance comes gushing out. I hope to hell the voters of NV are taking notice. God, I fucking hope they are.

    ps…thanks for your kind words on my dad’s loss and my attempt to maintain sanity Nonnie, you are a dear sweet friend. 😉

    • i hope sharron the obtuse angle and little randy paul keep talking and talking and talking. every time i think they can’t say anything stupider than they already have, they surprise me. if either one of them wins, the rethugs should be embarrassed.

      p.s. hugs, sweetie.

  4. And I thought Chicken Lady was an idiot. *rolls eyes*

    • chicken lady was and idiot. this idiot is an idiot and a fruitcake. i think i would feel more confident with alvin greene in the senate than i would with chicken lady or the obtuse angle.

  5. It would be a shame if Sharron lived in a world where she actually had to work for a living. At this rate of assinine remarks, the Smoking Gun TV series will have to start a World Stupidest Politicians series. At least the local Fox station, much like Fox 4 DFW, doesn’t exist in the Ailes/Murdoch netherworld and has to do straight news. If they embraced the idiotic dogma of their cabal counterpart they would lose all credibility of being legitimate news source, the lifeblood of local news.

    • i’ve been googling, trying to find out what the obtuse angle’s husband does for a living. so far, i haven’t been able to find out what that is. i would really like to see what their finances are like.

  6. jeb

    Rethug politico makes comments breathtaking in their sheer stupidity and reporters don’t get to ask follow-up questions. Is this really Dumbya in drag running for the Senate?

    • i just saw a clip of the imbecile saying how she has never hidden from the press and how she’s done at least 60 interviews. meanwhile, she’ll only appear on ultra-conservative shows, and she still manages to screw it up. are nevadans really okay with a politician who refuses any follow-up questions when she says something incredibly stupid?

  7. Um, I have a follow-up question:
    Who the fuck dresses this woman in the morning?
    If we can get that person to go on vacation for a couple weeks, Sharron Angle will be exposed for the idjut she is and we trust Nevadans to see through her ugliness.

    • actually, terry, i made that bathing suit for the obtuse angle. you don’t like it? 😦 i think the obtuse angle can wear a burka with a paper bag over the entire thing, and the stupid will still manage to come out.

  8. When will we learn? We voted Democrats in for Republican failures in 2006 and we’ll vote Republicans in for Democrat failures. I’m not running for Nevada Senate, but feel free to vote for me for Senate if you can’t wait until 2012 to vote for me for President.

    • i have a ready-made ballot with your name checked that i bring to every election, ahmnodt. i’ve made very sure to fill in the bubble very carefully and check for hanging chads so i know my vote for you will count each time.

  9. angle is about the most insane person who has ever run – thankfully i think she sealed her fate when she said that senators should help bring jobs back to their states.

    she can run to Fox all she wants – she has already left a trail of stinky-poo that can easily be put into endless ads

    she will lose. we need more sharron angles around the country

    • angle won’t win, because she’s not attractive. whether people want to admit it or not, they’ll cut an attractive woman a lot more slack that an unappealing one. angle won the primary, because the teabaggers came out in force. however, when it comes to the general, there aren’t enough teabaggers to make her a winner, and nonteabaggers will not vote for someone who’s as crazy as a loon and unattractive to boot.

  10. It really is. however, she probably would have chosen to not help the mgm, because she’s an idiot, and she has no understanding at all of economics. i can’t say that i’m an expert, but i understand that it’s better for the economy overall if a lot of people don’t lose their jobs. what harry reid did didn’t cost the government one cent, and he did the people in nevada a huge favor. Nice post.

    • hello limesat,

      welcome to the raisin! 😀

      i doubt that angle is in politics to actually help anyone other than herself. she seems to want to make sure that government is there to enrich her own life, and the hell with everyone else.

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