Stupid Politics – Why (unfortunately) Harry Reid Will Win…

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Because, at least in this interview.  his competitor seems to have a messianic complex five times greater than Obama’s! Here is some of the answers given by Angle from a recent interview Reid challenger Sharron Angle did on CBN. Now, I don’t have a problem with a candidate having strong religious beliefs, and I recognize she is playing to the Christian audience that watches that network. What I DO have a problem with, is that candidate believing that God sent her to do this, and she is on par with those like Moses and Jesus. Note there is also video so you can get a feeling of the person that is Sharron Angle.

David Brody: Let me ask you a little bit about why a happily married wife, 10 grandchildren, living in a beautiful place like Reno would want to get into beltway politics and go to DC. This is an uprooting of your life if it indeed happens:

Sharron Angle: “Well certainly my husband is retired. We have that choice now to do pretty much whatever we’d like to and I think the reason is a calling. It’s interesting how when you have God in your life that he directs your path and this is a time in our nation’s history when Nevada gets to be the state that really can make a difference in a nation and it’s purely because the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate resides in, well, he resides in the penthouse suite in Washington DC in the Ritz-Carlton but his residency is here in Nevada. He’s supposed to be representing us and he’s not representing us.”

Now, in a real interview, my very next question would have been “How is he not representing us?’ or “Describe what you, if elected would do differently”. But that’s not important.

David Brody: You mentioned that this was a “calling”. I think that was the word you used. When you got into this race back in the primary take us through that spiritually. You mentioned the word “calling” and in Evangelical terms we think of a “calling” as something that God has really put on your heart to do. Did you get that sense?

Sharron Angle: “Well I did but it’s been a real preparatory thing. When God calls you he also equips you and He doesn’t just say well today you’re going to run against Harry Reid. There is a preparation. Everyone in the Bible when you read the Bible you can see that preparatory time. Moses has his preparatory time. Paul had his preparatory time. Even Jesus had his preparatory time and so my preparation began on a school board” (Angle goes on to list all of the qualifications that prepared her for this Senate run)

This is hilarious. She lists all these great Biblical characters (herself included) making note that they all had to prepare for the trials of life that God had laid before them. When it’s time to actually list what her prep to be in the Senate is, well, they don’t bother to tell you what they are. The details, apparently, are not of great import. Just know and have faith that she’s done stuff, has run the gauntlet, and is prepared to be Senator because it’s what God wants her to do.

In the whole interview, she comes off as having delusions of grandeur; she is The Chosen One! I was tempted to change her name from “Angle” to “Angel”. It’s just that rife with religious pathos.

NOTE: Angle does have experience, and some of what I’m reading about her I do like. But, if her campaign doesn’t do better than this at marketing the politician that is Sharron Angle, and stop portraying her as the new patron saint of Nevada, she’ll probably lose.