Obama Attacks Sen. Harry Reid's Tea Party Opponent
July 9, 2010
Obama never mentioned tea party-backed Sharron Angle by name at a campaign rally Thursday night at a Las Vegas casino. Calling her "Harry's opponent," Obama castigated Angle for referring to a $20 billion victims' compensation fund for the Gulf oil spill as a "slush fund."
After coming under attack for the remark Thursday Angle took it back. Obama ridiculed that, too: "I'm sure she meant slush fund in the nicest possible way," he said.
Said Obama: "She favors an approach that's even more extreme than the Republicans we've got in Washington. That's saying something."
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