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Sharron Angle rallies Tea Party supporters, breaks into song

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Sharron Angle belts out Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” during a tax day Tea Party rally sponsored by Tea Party & Republicans Uniting Nevada Conservatives and Americans for Prosperity Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Grant Sawyer Building.

Sharron Angle sings God Bless the USA

Tax Day Tea Party Rally

Tea Party supporters cheer a speaker during a tax day Tea Party rally sponsored by Tea Party & Republicans Uniting Nevada Conservatives and Americans for Prosperity Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Grant Sawyer Building. Launch slideshow »

Sharron Angle

KSNV coverage of Tea Party rally featuring congressional candidate Sharron Angle, April 15, 2011.

Sharron Angle channelled British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to motivate Tea Party supporters during a speech Friday to Las Vegas.

“Never, never, never, never give up,” Angle said, quoting Churchill. “It’s the beginning of a quest. We’re going to elect a different president, elect more conservatives to Congress and we’re going to send our message again and again and again.”

Angle, who is running for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District seat, was the featured speaker at a tax day Tea Party rally outside the Grant Sawyer Federal Building. A similar rally was held in Carson City.

Supporters wore American flag T-shirts and waved anti-Obama and anti-tax signs, but they seemed more lethargic than during past tea party rallies. The crowd swelled to about 250 at the peak of the three-hour event but dropped to just more than 100 by the time Angle spoke.

She delivered a short speech that lasted less than 10 minutes. She thanked Tea Party members for their support during her 2010 race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and urged them to stay committed in the 2012 elections.

“It’s only the beginning,” Angle said. “We’re not quitting until we have a country that goes back to constitutional principles. We’re going to send them another wave of conservatives in 2012.”

Several people in the audience shouted that Reid “stole” the election, a belief Woody Stroupe, vice chairman of the Clark County Republican Committee, echoed in an earlier speech.

Angle acknowledged that she heard rumblings about voter fraud last year and urged supporters to volunteer at election precincts to ensure a “truly secure” vote in 2012.

Angle ended her appearance with an impromptu performance of “God Bless the USA” She belted the song into a microphone as supporters waved flags behind her and photographers clamored for pictures.

In an interview before her speech, Angle said she is confident she will be elected to replace Republican Rep. Dean Heller, who is leaving the House to run for Senate. She said the growing field of opponents doesn’t concern her.

“I’m not running against them,” she said. “I’m running for the office.”

She said voters have seen her record and trust that she’ll do what she says. Angle vowed to run a positive campaign for the Northern Nevada seat and blamed Reid for the viciousness of the 2010 Senate race.

“Harry Reid brought it up,” Angle said of the negativity. “I tried to stay respectful. But 24 hours after I won the primary, Harry Reid felt compelled to begin what I feel was a very ruthless (campaign) and a very personal attack.”

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  1. Well looks like she as about 10 supporters.

  2. Look very close at the picture and you'll that her nose has grown since the election, and it may get bigger yet.

  3. Doesn't The Circus Ever Leave Town?

  4. What draws the line between mentally healthy and mentally ill?
    Often, "breaking into song", especially while in (a) patriotic fervor, and flush with delusions of grandeur, an assessment can be proffered for the latter.

  5. Princess Natasha might bump up her ratings with a few Jimmy Buffet songs. I'd like to hear her version of Margaritaville with a Harp quartet providing the rhythm and melody.

  6. AINT NO DOUBT... SHE LOVES THOSE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. NUTHIN LIKE FREE MONEY YOU DON'T WORK FOR .

  7. >> Sharron Angle needs to have at least 10 oathkeeper wackos <<

    plus, that would of doubled her crowd.

  8. "'I'm not running against them,' she said. 'I'm running for the office.'"

    She misspoke. She meant to say she makes a career out of running. And then subsequently losing. Out of 16 or 17 offices she ran for, she only got elected once.

    For Teaser: I almost threw up too when she quoted Churchill. To compare Angle and Churchill is the most insane thing I've ever heard.

    But that's okay, this gathering will be painted by Fox News as a multitude of people came together to support Angle who was ganged up on and beaten by that evil teleprompter reading Reid. And he spit on her too! What the hell... Make up stuff.....

    That's Tea Party for ya. All cosmetic stuff, but low on content. In Tea Party politics, it's more important to get out there and yell and scream, but not say anything.

    "Really hit that thing, Sharron! You gotta beat on it really hard! C'mon! That's what makes the song! I GOTTA HAVE MORE COWBELL, BABY!!!!"

  9. A professional Politician (like Churchill) without the speaking ability. What will she run for after she loses the next election?

    I saw some of the teapotty vehicles parked downtown:

    http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/NAZ...

  10. The only thing worse than this imbecile is the 9 or 10 groupies she has following her around.

  11. Hell hath no fury like an Angle that's been set straight.

  12. Looks like she's determined to win the contest for Assembly...errr, I mean U.S. Senate....err, I mean U.S. House of Representatives...errr, I mean American Idol.

  13. Please, not HER again!!!!
    What a waste of human resources and money during a time when Nevada needs someone SANE speaking!

  14. It appears she has a full compliment of crackpots behind her or maybe that just six of her friends. This is a woman who realizes the full value of running for office. There's money in them there races. The only thing crazier about her running is that fully believes that she can win ! ! ! ! ! ! Angle and Palin share a lot in common, that is they both like to hear themselves shoot off their mouths but do not realize no one is paying any attention. They are just in it for the free money and notoriety it may bring them.

  15. Don't make fun of her. The crazies need a role model too!

  16. Sharon did not get it the last time she ran. The song she should be playing is THE END by the Doors. That is where she is.

  17. @ speedstream you may have also included in that that it was union pensions also that made the loans so in a sense it was also a social program that worked.

    @ irishspy the first thing that came to my mind was the lyrics that went something like this " There coming to take me away Ha! Ha! There coming to take me away".

    @ C_Bess I agree I think some are begining to see that the Tea Party is not for them they are for taking their Medicare and the next thing will be their Social Security. In the words of John Boehner " If we lose some jobs so be it "

  18. Keep quoting Churchill, Angle!!!! It shows how little she actually knows...

    "Criss-crossing the country in what Alistair Cooke compared to "a gigantic vaudeville act," Churchill and Lloyd George championed old age pensions, prison reform, unemployment insurance, public health care..."

    Quote those liberals!