GOP MEETING

Angle: Local conservatives should run for office

2013-04-22T02:30:00Z Angle: Local conservatives should run for officeBy JOHN RASCHE — jrasche@elkodaily.com Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — Former Nevada Assemblywoman and U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle encouraged all constitutional conservatives to run for office during a meeting Saturday.

Angle was a guest speaker for the Elko County Republican Party quarterly central committee meeting, which was hosted at the VFW Hall.

“I want to encourage you, at this point, that all politics truly is local,” she told the committee. “And those local seats — that’s where the things that are going to happen to you are going to be happening quickly and they’re going to affect you very personally. You need to be ready for those offices.”

As an example, Angle recalled her experience as a teacher and school board member.

“We need constitutional conservatives sitting on school boards, determining where that (education) money should be spent. I think it’s best spent at the local level, right there in the classroom.”

Earlier in the committee meeting, Elko County Commissioner Charlie Myers announced that the county was “in the black,” or showing a trend of financial profitability.

“I can’t tell you how that makes my heart sing, when we’re $16 trillion in debt as a nation to know that Elko County is in the black,” Angle told Myers. “Thank you for electing folks that really understand what true conservatism is.”

Angle also encouraged county republicans to become involved with her conservative grassroots organization, the Nevada Republican Assembly (NvRA).

The purpose of the NvRA is to endorse constitutional conservatives in the Republican primaries, she said.

“Really encourage your representatives to the side of our Republican principles: Less taxation, that’s what we stand for,” she said. “We say government should be more fiscally responsible, not when they need something (to) come to us for more taxes.”

In conclusion, Angle promoted her new book, “Right Angle: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim the Constitution,” and described it as a “handbook for constitutional conservatives.”

When asked if she would ever run for a Senate seat again, Angle responded that “it’s a possibility.”

“Certainly, we need to replace Harry Reid’s leadership and it would be nice to have a different person representing our state as well,” she said. “I encourage you all to run for office. I wouldn’t encourage you to do anything I haven’t done myself and wouldn’t do again.

“...If you believe in representative government, then you have to be willing to be one of those representatives. And I’m willing.”

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  1. veritas
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    veritas - April 25, 2013 4:55 pm
    That's what you get for thinking. If "actual" Conservatives could have a lucid thought, they wouldn't consider Angle as a viable candidate. Therefore, your observation is moot.
  2. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 23, 2013 6:25 pm
    I supported Lowden over Angle myself because I believed she had a much better chance of beating Reid. I was willing to settle for that even though I didn't find her Conservative enough for my tastes. Unfortunately many Republicans don't feel the same obligation. No one could be more of a gaff machine than Biden yet Dems and the media somehow manage to ignore it because he has terrific cred as a Progressive. Repubs dissing Angle for hers is more about ideological differences than style.
  3. Donnahow
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    Donnahow - April 23, 2013 10:06 am
    REAL conservative here that is just fed up with our movement, pro life, pro family, pro free market folks thinking we have to defend bad candidates who say stupid things. We don't and we don't need to support them for office either. Telling a group of latino students that many of them look asian is not a reflection of a conservative ideology it is a reflection of a stupid person. And then not apologizing for it is a reflection of an person who does not take responsibility for their actions.
  4. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 23, 2013 6:58 am
    Just where were you heading with this? Was the last sentence a conclusion to be drawn from the hypothesis of the first two? If so, you lost me.
  5. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 23, 2013 6:29 am
    The "subject" I refer to below is Bachman's call for Conservatives to get local and run for local elections. To defeat this the opposition uses the now all too familiar politics of personal destruction, "stupid, lightweight, moron, radical, Horrible, unserious, lacking skills, derisive Ha Ha Ha's, extremist, etc." that greets every Conservative woman. Curious how those normally so enamored on feminism can so easily move to raw sexism when a woman who doesn't share their political views appears.
  6. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 23, 2013 6:13 am
    No I don't. Any more deceptive Democrat talking-point straw-men you'd like to drag in to avoid the subject?
  7. Lweyle
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    Lweyle - April 22, 2013 7:52 pm
    Do you use the term conservative in the sense of the government should send women who get first term abortions to jail? Or let's use our military forces to impose our will on sovereign nations such as Iraq? (Bush) Or Vietnam? (Nixon) Or let's trade arms for hostages? (Reagan) Or let's outlaw all religions except Christianity? Boy, that's a conservative exercise of governmental power!
  8. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 22, 2013 7:11 pm
    Hey I know. Lets all call ourselves Conservatives and then use Democrat terms, objections, talking points and ad- homonym to prove our Conservative cred and authority to discredit a fellow Conservative. That'll fool em'. Wouldn't want Conservatives nominating or voting for, you know, actual Conservatives now would we.
  9. Lweyle
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    Lweyle - April 22, 2013 6:36 pm
    She will make a terrific candidate. I hope she runs. Let me offer some insight. Liberals will rarely persuade a conservative to vote for them. Conservatives will rarely persuade a liberal to vote for them. The only votes in play are in the center - extremists of either party are generally difficult to elect - conservatives more so since there are more liberals than conservatives and their numbers are growing. So running extremist conservatives is not reasonably calculated to win an election - they will get most of the conservative vote, lose the liberal vote and lose some of the moderate conservative vote.
  10. Lweyle
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    Lweyle - April 22, 2013 6:36 pm
    She will make a terrific candidate. I hope she runs. Let me offer some insight. Liberals will rarely persuade a conservative to vote for them. Conservatives will rarely persuade a liberal to vote for them. The only votes in play are in the center - extremists of either party are generally difficult to elect - conservatives more so since there are more liberals than conservatives and their numbers are growing. So running extremist conservatives is not reasonably calculated to win an election - they will get most of the conservative vote, lose the liberal vote and lose some of the moderate conservative vote.
  11. Lweyle
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    Lweyle - April 22, 2013 6:36 pm
    She will make a terrific candidate. I hope she runs. Let me offer some insight. Liberals will rarely persuade a conservative to vote for them. Conservatives will rarely persuade a liberal to vote for them. The only votes in play are in the center - extremists of either party are generally difficult to elect - conservatives more so since there are more liberals than conservatives and their numbers are growing. So running extremist conservatives is not reasonably calculated to win an election - they will get most of the conservative vote, lose the liberal vote and lose some of the moderate conservative vote.
  12. Dorothy775
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    Dorothy775 - April 22, 2013 4:04 pm
    HAHAHAHAHA, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  13. Donnahow
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    Donnahow - April 22, 2013 3:31 pm
    So the part we should all object to is that Sharron is thinking about being a candidate again. We don't serve the conservative cause by supporting an idiot. We hurt our cause. So please conservatives run for office and please Sharron Angle do us all a favor and take some remedial communications classes before you start talking about running again. GO AWAY SHARRON.
  14. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 22, 2013 2:26 pm
    It's hard to imagine any Conservative disagreeing with anything quoted in the article. She is quite sensibly suggesting conservatives get politically active on the local level to the point of running for office. What is stupid about that?
  15. Donnahow
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    Donnahow - April 22, 2013 1:19 pm
    As an actual conservative I can say without reservation that Sharron Angle is a HORRIBLE candidate. She was the reason she lost. She could not help but say incredibly stupid things. If we as conservatives want to be taken seriously then we should start putting up serious candidates. Not idiots that talk from the wrong end of their bodies. And Sharron Angle is at the top of the list. Not only did she stay stupid things she lacked the basic leadership skills to guide a campaign.
  16. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 22, 2013 7:20 am
    "Less taxation, that’s what we stand for,” she said. “We say government should be more fiscally responsible, not when they need something (to) come to us for more taxes.”

    For Progressives, yes, that is indeed a radical concept.
  17. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - April 22, 2013 6:58 am
    Thanks for your concern but I think actual Conservatives should be making the call on just how radical or outmoded Angle's views on Conservatism are.
  18. veritas
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    veritas - April 22, 2013 6:32 am
    Sharron Angle is a lightweight who would be eaten alive in Washington. In an obvious attempt to sell her book, she is trying to justify her radical and outmoded views of conservatism.
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