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Sharron Angle's Conservatism
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AIR DATE: June 25, 2010

Newly nominated Senate candidate Sharron Angle has been called dangerous and wacky. She's even been accused of using language which sounds very similar to that used by the militia movement. So where does she lie on the political spectrum? And are there hidden meanings in some of her speeches and advertising? Does it matter whether she wants to "privatize" or "personalize" Social Security? We talk with Michael Cohen and Sam Tanenhaus to parse that language and to look at where Angle fits in the history of modern American Conservatism.

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Sam Tanenhaus, author, The Death of Conservatism
Michael Cohen, author, Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America
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    COMMENTS:
    TAKE AMERICA BACK from the socialism path it is currently on, led by Harry Reid. TAKE HARRY OUT of office and out of controlling our lives. TAKE HARRY'S HAND our of our Social Security account and seal it so the likes of Harry cannot use it to buy votes for himself by creating worthless programs at our expense!! So far 2.5 TRILLION dollars have been removed from our Social Security accounts by legislators. If they hadn't done that in the past, our SS accounts would be solvent!!
    MattJul 5, 2010 12:24:05 PM
    Who said this?

    I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control.

    Sharron Angle? Given her past statements, it wouldn't have surprised me if it was her.

    No, this is a direct quote from an interview Timothy McVeigh gave Michelle Raunch outside the Branch Davidian compound on March 30, 1993.

    If Sharron Angle saying 2nd Amendment remedies isn't seditious, its pretty damn close.

    Craig MillerJun 23, 2010 14:35:42 PM
    I an an American Patriot by birth. MY Relatives were original Sons O The AMERICAN REVOLUTION and rode with Revere & Dawes. I currently have a huge problem with phrases;TAKE BACK AMERICA & TAKE OUT Harry Reid.Take back America, I am sure, is code for " Get our country back to white leadership". This is defeatist based solely on demographic trends. BUT, *** TAKE OUT Harry Reid... using 2nd amendment rights implies something much more evil. No-one AIMS second amendment rights over a fence without TRUE MALICE. I believe the slayers of MLK thought they were "expressing a right". This must stop.
    Richard OlmstedJun 23, 2010 09:52:42 AM
    The campaign language that I *continually* hear is that she is truly "conservative, with a record to prove it". Well, I checked, and while in the legislature she voted for the four largest budgets in Nevada history! What kind of conservative record is that??

    By the way, I'm "conservative", and wouldn't vote for her for the above reason.

    TomJun 23, 2010 09:28:48 AM
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