Angle Rejects Makeover
Nevada Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle says she’s not going to have a political makeover.
Republican Sharron Angle said Saturday she won’t change her staunch conservative views to win the U.S. Senate race, although she acknowledged softening some of her rhetoric to avoid giving Sen. Harry Reid and other Democrats more sound bites to attack.
“I’m not made over,” Angle said in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “There are people who would like to see different things come out of me, but I am who I am.”
The “staunch conservative views” Angle won’t be changing include supporting the Oathkeepers militia, promoting fluoridation conspiracy theories, denying that the founding fathers of America intended to separate church and state, advocating a total ban on abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest, calling global warming a “hoax,” advocating the elimination of the Department of Education, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
And then there’s her six-year membership in the Constitution Party, an extreme right wing Christian Reconstructionist group with links to the John Birch Society, that openly advocates for the establishment of patriarchy and “biblical law” in the United States. (Another former member of a Constitution Party spin-off, by the way: Todd Palin.) The Constitution Party is deeply involved in the Tea Party movement, through Freedom Works and other groups.
Is “staunch conservative” now a synonym for “extreme fundamentalist John Bircher fanatic?”