Angling for Relevancy

From Salon:

When an even vaguely prominent national political figure sets foot in Iowa, the question is inevitably asked: Are you interested in running for president? Sharron Angle, in the Hawkeye State to attend the premiere of “The Genesis Code,” a Christian movie featuring Fred Thompson, got it on Wednesday and her response prompted this Des Moines Register headline: “Sharron Angle comes to Iowa, doesn’t rule out presidential bid.”

“I’ll just say I have lots of options for the future, and I’m investigating all my options,” she told the paper.

How can she afford a trip to Iowa to watch a movie? Is she collecting unemployment benefits? Why isn’t that lazy ass working?

Original painting
[It’s called Braque Family Triptych (right wing), I kid you not.]

What to make of this? Probably not much. Thanks to cable news and the blogosphere, it’s easier than ever for someone like Angle to earn a national following among Republicans. But just because they are familiar with her name and sympathetic to her politics doesn’t mean that Republican primary voters — even those who most strongly identify with the Tea Party movement that fueled Angle’s Nevada Senate campaign last year — will be eager to make her their presidential nominee.  The fact remains that Angle’s essential claim to fame now is that her nomination enabled the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate to survive an election he had no business winning. Otherwise, her political resume consists only of a failed primary campaign for Congress and a few terms in the Nevada state legislature. Policy-wise, there’s almost nothing that Republican primary voters would get with Angle that they won’t be able to get with most of the other candidates  who end up running in ’12. And stature-wise, those other candidates would dwarf Angle.


Almost certainly, she won’t end up running. But she may not be done flirting with a campaign yet. At the end of Wednesday night’s screening, she asked the audience to invite her back to the state.

The Obtuse Angle is a loser, and she’ll never win a national election. Let’s hope she can take those lemons and make some lemonade.


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20 responses to “Angling for Relevancy

  1. Ahhhh….rape lemons to having the rapist’s baby lemonade. It’s like swallowing cinder blocks.

    I’m totally digging fine arts week and followed your lead with a fusion of Victor Hugo. 🙂

    I see she’s posing dirty:

    • so glad you’re enjoying fine arts desecration week, m’lissa! 🙂 i have to say that looking for paintings to use has been a feast for my eyes. i found this one, and i had no idea the name of it. i almost spit when i read it had braque (barack?) in the title. that it is the right wing of the triptych was a signal that there was divine intervention that made me find that pic.

  2. citizenx

    The teapot earings are so awesome.

    • citizenx! 😀

      what a nice surprise to see you over here! 😀 (if you’re not the citizenx from the big orange, i will be so embarrassed 😳 )

      i use those earrings a lot for batshit bachmann, princess sarah, and some of the other female wackos. the raisinettes will tell you how much i love to accessorize.

      hope you’ll come back soon!

  3. jean-philippe

    I need one of these hats when I hear news about Angle. I won’t hurt my forehead.

  4. This is why Angle is going nowhere fast…. from her own mouth:

    “I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I’ll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.” –Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, floating the possibility of armed insurrection, interview with right-wing talk radio host Lars Larson in Portland, OR, January 2010

    “People ask me, ‘What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?’ Well, that’s not my job as a U.S. senator.” –Sharron Angle, May 14, 2010
    (Yea & she did not get the job as US Senator!)

    “We needed to have the press be our friend … We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.” –Sharron Angle, during an interview with Fox News Channel’s Carl Cameron, Aug. 2, 2010

    Nuff said Eh?

    P.S. I’m lovin’ the fine arts era of Hysterical Raisins too!

    • glad you’re enjoying fine arts week, fran. i did it to show everyone how frikkin’ claaaassy us raisinettes are.

      any politician who says they are keeping their options open and are looking at endless possibilities really means that they hope to hell they can get a job at faux news. the obtuse angle, just like little chrissie, will be going absolutely nowhere. the obtuse angle is a proven loser, and she doesn’t even have good looks in her favor. c’ya, wouldn’t wanna be’ya, sharron!

      • “glad you’re enjoying fine arts week, fran. i did it to show everyone how frikkin’ claaaassy us raisinettes are”

        I’m reminded of Charlie Tuna–but Charlie, Starkist doesn’t want tunas with good taste, they want tunas that taste good.

        As for Angle, she should be lucky to have such good hair and be dressed so well.

        • hmmm, we’ve gone from the raisin museum of fine art to the raisin fish cannery. 😉

          i bet the obtuse angle didn’t have anything that fancy to wear to the movie premiere.

    • Great collection of quotes Fran! Almost sent $25 to but caught myself at the last minute. She could pick up the Bearmommie meme and run on the Gun Party, since we know that only means the voting booth. And how we miss her challenger for the nomination who could have pulled it off if she had only said to pay that doctor with a Robot Chicken.

      • fran is a great source for all kinds of info.

        i hope the obtuse angle decides to run again to replace john ensign. she won’t win, but the distraction will be welcome so the rethugs can’t control the messaging.

    • Great quotes, Fran… lest we forget just how clueless Sharr really is.

      Didn’t Angle also determined that those without jobs are “spoiled” and that she is “not in the business of creating jobs.”
      So just what business is she in these days? Iowa Movie Theater Seat warmer?? I’m sure she’s what it takes to do that, butt— there can’t be a living wage and benefits attached to that, can there?

      Nonnie that’s some really fine ‘Shop you got goin’ on there! That bandage hat is just too perfect for her, and I hope she wears it again and again. And I admire your restraint, too— I would’ve hung a half dozen bats off the brim. :>P

      • mh, i’m hoping that someone will do some digging and find out that the obtuse angle is collecting unemployment insurance. who’s financing her trip to watch the movie? the rethugs need to be called out for their hypocrisy every time.

        we’re havin’ a whole week’s worth of fine art over here, just to show how much cultcha we got. 😉 i toyed with the idea of hanging teabags off the obtuse angle’s hat, but i fought the urge. you know that i’m the very image of restraint. 🙂

  5. Sara

    Doesn’t she look a little like Jane Fonda without plastic surgery?
    Seriously, I think Sharon Angle and Michelle Bachmann just want to tap into all the loot SP is making but they don’t have the goods, or the incredible grifter instinct. They have the idiocy and insanity down pat…..

    • i’ve always thought the obtuse angle looks like dennis o’leary in drag. no doubt, batshit bachmann and the obtuse angle are grifters just like princess. however, i think the obtuse angle has some kind of religious fervor attached to her delusions. batshit bachmann does, too, to a degree, but she’s mostly motivated by her need to be the center of attention at all times. while narcissism is at the center of all their souls, princess is mostly in in for the money, batshit bachmann for attention, and the obtuse angle for her fundamentalism.

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