This article is also posted at my sister blog: http://moveonreid.wordpress.com/.
The liberals at the “Washington Post” are already picking on Sharron Angle (http://www.sharronangle.com/):
“Dems are gearing up to paint Sharron Angle, the ultra-conservative candidate who's now taking on Harry Reid, as another Rand Paul and possibly even further to his right.
“And here's another data point: Angle said in a recent interview that the Gulf spill was an ‘accident’ and opined that we need to further "deregulate" the oil industry in the wake of the disaster.
“Here's the exchange, from a Nevada Newsmakers interview on May 26th, more than a month into the spill crisis:
“QUESTION: You have been in support of onshore drilling in the United States as well as offshore drilling, are you rethinking that policy with what is going on in Louisiana?
“ANGLE: No. I think that what happened in Louisiana was an accident. They're cleaning it up. We need to go forward and talk about prevention and not about whether we keep it out all together. We know that lot of the problems that have been caused for us with foreign policy and even with our own gas prices here domestically going up is our dependence upon foreign oil.
We have oil reserves and petroleum reserves that we should tap into. And that's a policy that we really need to look at as a nation. How do we deregulate enough to invite our industries to come back into the United States and quit outsourcing their business?”
What about this statement is controversial? What happened in Louisiana WAS an accident. And it was brought about by liberal policies that strangle businesses - like oil companies - and in this specific case prevented them from drilling where it is SAFE to drill. Instead they are forced to drill miles and miles from shore, instead of in our own mainland reserves (e.g. Alaska).
We need to “deregulate Big Oil”? You’re darn right.