October 30th, 2010
09:41 AM ET
4 years ago

'Shock and awe' coming to Washington, GOP Senate nominee says

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) - Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle on Friday night declared "there is going to be shock and awe in Washington" after the election during a rare appearance open to the media.

Angle also mocked one of President Barack Obama's phrases, promising "we're going to have a teachable moment."

The woman who could unseat the Senate's top Democrat vowed that conservatives will demand that Congress use its lame duck session to repeal health care reform - which she called "Obamacare" - and permanently extend the Bush tax cuts.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Tamara B, Spokane, WA

    I am shocked at the hypocrisy of Republicans and awed at the sheer gall of what they keep doing year after year.

    October 30, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  2. Indie Woman in Denver

    PUL-EEZE, Navadans, have a heart – DO NOT ELECT THIS CRAZY PERSON TO THE SENATE. The rest of the country HAS A LOT AT STAKE, and it 's in your hands.

    October 30, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  3. Ancient Texan

    The lady is correct, I think. The Libs are going to be in complete shock on Wednesday morning. The mad rush to overreach the will of "We the People" on everything on the Progressive Agenda, resulted in a nation of really mad, and fed up voters.

    October 30, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Brad

    Just vote Democrats. Just vote.

    October 30, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    "Shock and awe," yes!
    I love the phrase, and I greatly admire the president who said it when we entered a battle.

    October 30, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  6. Kevin

    We have truly fallen short of America if people like this are elected. Actions speak louder than words. This woman runs and hides from the media and when she speaks to them she accuses them of being out to get her. I know Hillary Clinton must be shaking her head in disgust at the GOP woman running for office this election cycle.

    October 30, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  7. jules sand-perkins

    Angle is correct to compare this election to a battle by referring to "shock and awe."
    In time, America may indeed fall to ultra-socialists like Obama, but patriots must fight this to the end.
    In Wotanism, no good warrior died a "straw death" (in bed) and passed to Valhalla.

    October 30, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. maine liberal

    The woman who could unseat the Senate's top Democrat vowed that conservatives will demand that Congress use its lame duck session to repeal health care reform – which she called "Obamacare" – and permanently extend the Bush tax cuts.

    Is a DEMAND the same as a vote ??

    go ahead and try it you DONT have the votes

    October 30, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  9. anthony

    Democrats, just go out and vote. No matter how bad the polls look, in many polls Democrats are actually ahead with the registered voters. They are behind only with the likely voters. For example, Reid is actually ahead with registered voters, but he is behind (but within the margin of error) with the likely voters. Young voters, who tend to favor Democrats, are not considered likely voters, and other voters who tend to stay home in non-presidential years also favor Democrats. To these voters, please go out and vote. If you don't want to listen to Republicans blaming Democrats for next two years when they cannot solve the nation's problems either, go out and vote. Republicans can't solve the problems like the deficit because they have a record of cutting taxes without cutting spending. Besides, the biggest culprits for the deficit- the drop of tax revenues from the recession, the Bush tax cuts, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan- were initiated by Republicans. The health care bill does not contribute to the deficit because the spending is supported by revenues increases, and in any event most of the spending will not start until 2014. Most of the stimulus money has been spent, and only 70 billion remains after this year. There is a reason why Boehner said that restoring spending to 2008 level will save the government 100 billion dollars. If all of the new spending from Obama is excluded from next year's budget and the spending is returned to 2008 level, that is how much money can be saved. But we will still have a trillion dollar deficit.

    October 30, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Wall Street Ballet

    The only shock this chick is gonna get is when she loses. I cannot believe that she even has a chance to be a senator. Come on people this is a joke.

    October 30, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. Tony

    Ah, the good old "shock and awe." The last time we heard of that term, more than 4000 Americans died in Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Do we need any other proof that Republicans are stuck in the past and don't learn from their mistakes?

    October 30, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. the real ib

    I sincerely hope she wins. the liberals know Obama and company cannot controll their out of controll spending yet they still blame Bush and the republicans for the spending. How funny.

    October 30, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |