What to do when you're Sharron Angle, one of the most far-right Senate candidates in the country someone who wants to deny abortions to 13-year-old girls raped by their fathers; calls the BP victims' compensation fund a "slush fund," floats the possibility of armed rebellion; wants to abolish the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the EPA, and the IRS; and even disagrees with the legal status of alcohol and your opponent, Harry Reid, insists on informing people about your extremist views? You stand up for yourself and defend your positions, and let the battle of ideas take its course! Or, you could just try to attract some of the sympathy that people feel for bullied and battered women.
GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle claimed that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) aimed to “hit the girl” in the pair’s competitive race for his Senate seat, using the phrase in two separate interviews on Wednesday.
“It is also the corruption in Washington, DC that is characterized by Harry Reid, lets-make-a-deal cronyism, politics as usual, and so we’re saying dirty tricks Harry is up to his dirty tricks one more time and he’s just trying to hit the girl,” Angle said on the Alan Stock Show.
“You know, isolate that Sharron Angle, marginalize her and then demonize her,” she said in a separate appearance on the Heidi Harris Show. “And he has been doing that to me and what we need to do is say, ‘you know Harry, it’s not going to do you any good to hit the girl.’”
Despicable, Harry! Treating Sharron Angle like you would any opponent who was trying to unseat you, and not a fragile and vulnerable woman to be handled with kid gloves. Ease up over there, Chris Brown.
Angle: Reid 'trying to hit the girl' [Politico]