Senate nominee Sharron Angle (R-NV), who has adopted a pattern of avoiding all media except for friendly right-wing radio and TV talk show hosts, had an amusing run-in with a local CBS station’s reporter in Las Vegas — who repeatedly asked her tough questions.
Reporter Nathan Baca asked Angle about past policy position statements on her campaign website about “transitioning out” of Social Security. Angle strongly denied that this meant she wanted to eliminate the program entirely — saying instead that she wanted to save it. “You believe the Harry Reid lie,” Angle replied, also adding that “transitioning out” really meant: “Transition into a personalized account…personalized Social Security accounts that they can’t raid.”
Angle also refused to answer a question about her previous statement that people could potentially seek out their “Second Amendment remedies” if Congress is not reined in — a statement that has been widely interpreted as predicting an armed revolt against the government.
Baca followed Angle through a parking lot, repeatedly asking what she meant by “Second Amendment remedies.” Angle ignored him.
As Baca reports: “The reaction from the Angle campaign was swift. Their spokesperson called this reporter ‘an idiot’ — and another term that cannot be repeated on television.”