Yesterday outgoing Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) said it was “un-American” to criticize a GM car. Her target was conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who is critical of the price and government subsidy of the Chevrolet Volt. Limbaugh calls it the car “nobody wants.” Granholm responded: “It’s just un-American.
“I can’t believe that somebody would say this about this American product. He hasn’t even driven it. He hasn’t sat in it. You know, why wouldn’t you be supportive of American manufacturers building American vehicles with American workers, who now have jobs as a result of this.
“Why wouldn’t you be supportive of that? It is mind-blowing to me.”
Granholm and fellow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), were once contestants on the daytime television game show The Dating Game. She jokingly told the annual Gridiron Dinner that “Sarah Palin has set back the cause of Hot Governors.”
Many Americans, including President Obama, are against gay marriage. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is a gay marriage supporter, and former President George W. Bush favors gay civil unions. Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV) is strongly against both options, and she goes much further than that.
Angle is refusing to accept PAC contributions from any company which extends benefits to the same sex partners of its own employees. The computer company Intel provides benefits to the gay partners of its employees, and Angle says she would not accept a donation from Intel or a similar company. She is the first candidate for statewide office to adopt that position. She has not said if she would refuse money from gay individuals.
Angle, 61, is a former Assemblywoman and is opposing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D). He has a 48% unfavorable rating, and she has a 41% unfavorable rating.
According to Congressional Quarterly, Republicans:
are growing increasingly frustrated with Sharron Angle and her lackluster campaign … fearing she is jeopardizing what they had long viewed as a sure pickup and costing them a chance to reclaim the majority. Sen. John Cornyn (TX), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges the challenge his party faces in Nevada. The Senator says “While running for election is not rocket science, it does require knowledgeable people, it does require some discipline, and that’s always a struggle for every first-time candidate.”
Among Angle’s controversial views are:
- She wants the United States to give up its veto power on the Security Council and to leave the United Nations.
- In the past she has wanted to stop the fluoridation of water.
- She is against marriages where both parents are working.
- She has spoken favorably of banning the sale of alcohol.
- Even in the case of rape or incest, she believes abortion can never be allowed.
- She says people who receive unemployment benefits are “spoiled.”
- She called the BP victims’ compensation fund a “slush fund.”
Senator Reid is leading Angle in the last five polls, but her supporters are more highly motivated. According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey of Nevada voters released Tuesday, 81 percent of Republicans say they are certain to vote which is 17 points higher than the 64 percent of Democrats who say they will vote.