Senate candidate Sharron Angle is seen in a new video making an unusual comment about race, telling a group of Hispanic students that some of them look "a little more Asian. In a meeting with Hispanic students Friday, Angle defended campaign ads that lean on images of dark-skinned men to blast rival Harry Reid's record on illegal immigration. She claims she didn't know the people in the TV spots were Hispanic.
Follow politicalticker Follow danmericacnn. Reid issued an apology for his remarks on Friday, releasing a statement that said, "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing.
Why would anyone put Sharron Angle before a group of Hispanic high-school students? Just so she would say something offensive? Yeah, probably.
This is kind of baffling Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle was recently speaking to a group of Hispanic students when she seemed to experience what I like to describe as fuzzy color troubles: Angle to Latino teens: 'You look a little more Asian to me'. Why would you make such a comment to the Hispanic Student Union? Was it a joke?
They asked Angle why she spends so much time demonizing immigrants. Her answers, as reported by Nevada's Jon Ralstonranged from "untrue" to "incredibly bizarre. Here, Angle explains that the people in this blatantly race-baiting ad aren't meant to look Latino.
Remember Sharron Angle? Some of the things she said were just as out-there as "legitimate rape" -- and she almost beat Harry Reid in When Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin went on television last weekend and uttered the words " legitimate rape ," veterans of the Sharron Angle campaign had a collective flashback, PTSD-style.
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The Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada claims to be the state's first Asian American legislator. Wait, what? This election year, we've witnessed some of the oddest political pronouncements on the nature of identity in recent memory. There was Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck 's declaration that homosexuality is just an addictive lifestyle choicelike alcoholism or smoking.
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The comments, video of which was posted by the Las Vegas Sun, came in response to a student's question asking the GOP Senate candidate why her television ads appear to portray all illegal immigrants as Latino. I'm not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through," said Angle in response.