Never thought I’d have to do this.
Headline to post at TPM :
Angle: Extending Unemployment Insurance ‘Doesn’t Benefit Anyone’
What Angle said, according to the same post:
Shelley Berkeley and Harry Reid want to do is put a band-aid on this by extending unemployment, which really doesn’t benefit anyone.
My italics in both.
The Angle reasoning is clearly:
1. Reid &c want to extend unemployment insurance. (Fact.)
2. Extending unemployment insurance increases unemployment. (Stock GOP talking point and quarter-truth.)
3. Increased unemployment doesn’t benefit anyone. (Statement of the bleeding obvious.)
Her use of extending for increasing may be a Freudian slip revealing her true thinking, but you can’t attack people with psychoanalytic speculations.
Sharon Angle is indeed a dangerous lunatic. But not everything lunatics say is crazy. Distorting her public statements is as wrong as it’s unnecessary. The Nazis were against smoking and cruelty to animals, and a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Update, correction: commenters offer below a stout defence of the TPM gloss over mine. I may have been misled by British usage.