Tea Party darling, Sharron Angle has apparently decided that politics as usual suits her better than sticking to her previously held Tea Party Movement principles. In an development that has been reported on both the left and the right, Angle has abandoned her previous positions on privatizing both Social Security and the Veterans Administration. Likewise, her attitude that unemployment insurance is welfare has been abondoned for the latest spin du jour. Think I’m putting you on? Well here it is from the conservative organ NewsMax:” In a dramatic shift, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle said Saturday she wouldn’t work to privatize Veterans Affairs, dismantle Social Security or dismiss unemployment benefits as welfare… Angle on Saturday denied she had called for the end of the VA…In another slight change Saturday, Angle said of unemployment: “We pay into it, so in some respects, it is an insurance policy that we bought into with our paychecks.” She described it previously as a “system of entitlement.”
At the same time, another prominent Nevada Republican has decided against Angle and thrown her support to Harry Reid. As reported in yesterday’s New York Times: “Harry Reid can now boast a second Republican feather in his cap, of sorts. Less than 24-hours after earning the endorsement of Bill Raggio, a highly influential Republican and Nevada state senator, the Senate majority leader on Friday landed the support of Dema Guinn, the wife of the former governor who died unexpectedly this year.”
All of this fits into what I have said in previous posts and that is, that as we get closer to November 2nd, the scrutiny put on the Tea Party Candidates will cause people to have serious second doubts about their positions and the viability of those candidates if they are actually elected. Secondly, that many of the movements leading contenders are nothing more than professional politicians in Tea Party clothing who have jumped on the wave of voter discontent so as to get themselves elected.