Sharron Angle Talks Gay Adoption, Church-State Relations, And Coked-Up Stimulus Monkeys
Nevada Republican Senate Candidate Sharron Angle is back in the news, and something tells me that Harry Reid is probably smiling about it.
First, a recently released questionnaire reveals Angles view on a wide variety of social issues:
Republican Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes laws allowing gays to adopt children, according to a questionnaire by the Nevada Senate hopeful that was obtained by The Associated Press.
Angle, who is trying to unseat Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, completed the four-page questionnaire for a conservative political action committee that has endorsed her candidacy.
The document provides a window into Angle’s social and moral views, which would place her among Congress’ most conservative members at a time of ongoing culture wars over gay rights, abortion and the boundaries between religion and government.
Among her positions, outlined in answers to 36 yes-or-no questions, Angle would oppose making sexual orientation a protected minority in civil rights laws. In a section on school prayer, she affirms that students and teachers should be able to talk openly about religion in schools, including the right to “publicly acknowledge the Creator.”
Angle favors laws to restrict the production and sale of pornography, and believes that federal involvement in public schools should end. Also, she would oppose federal efforts to regulate private schools.
In other words, unlike the picture many have painted of the Tea Party, Sharron Angle is a radical social conservative. There’s nothing wrong with that, she’s entitled to her opinions, but she’s hardly the candidate of a movement devoted primary to fiscal conservatism.
That’s not to say that Sharron Angle doesn’t care about fiscal issues, though, because she’s right on top of the massive problem of government spending on drug addicted primates:
A press release from Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle today goes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for voting in favor of the economic stimulus package. The release features the headline: “Harry Reid’s Plan to Save the Nevada Economy: Coked-up Stimulus Monkeys.”
The release cites a Republican Senate report that details some of the more attention-grabbing line-items in the stimulus bill:
Harry Reid says ‘no one can do more’ for Nevada. We had no idea Harry’s plan of ‘more’ meant spending millions on coked-up monkeys and exotic ants while our state is ravaged by the worst foreclosure rate and highest unemployment rate in the nation,” said Jerry Stacy, spokesman for U.S. Senatorial [candidate] Sharron Angle.
As an ABC News report indicates, the total spending on the “coked-up monkeys” is $ 71,623. Wasteful ? When it comes to scientific research it’s hard to say. Scientists will tell you that no avenue of research is a waste of time because you’ll never know where it leads. Of course that doesn’t mean it should be funded with taxpayer dollars, but this isn’t exactly a budget buster.
Nonetheless, something tells me that “coked-up stimulus monkeys” could become the Demon Sheep of the General Election campaign.