‘THAT KIND OF TALK IS DANGEROUS’…. Choosing the craziest thing Sharron Angle has said can be a fun parlor game, but it’s challenging to pick from her greatest hits collection. By any reasonable measure, though, Angle’s remarks about armed insurrection against the United States government have to be right up there.
The Nevada Senate hopeful has, more than once, gone down this road. She’s warned of Americans resorting to “Second Amendment remedies,” and a month prior, declared, “[T]he nation is arming. If we don’t win at the ballot box, what will be the next step?” Asked to defend the remarks, Angle has literally run away from journalists.
With this in mind, a new campaign ad from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) strikes me as very effective. It features Nevada police officer Bill Ames marveling at Angle’s “Second Amendment remedies” rhetoric.
“It’s crazy, but what she’s actually talking about is armed resistance,” Ames tells voters. “Look, I’m a member of the NRA, and a Republican. But that kind of talk is dangerous, and way too extreme.”
It’s a powerful indictment from a credible voice. I’m sure the Angle camp will come up with some kind of response, but a spot like this seems pretty devastating.