Who are these Teabagger candidates, anyway? – Sharron Angle Edition

We’re going to start a series on the Teabagger candidates filling this election with hilarity and scariness. And we’ll get to them in roughly the order they appeared on the national scene (skipping Marco Rubio for now), thus first up is Nevada senate candidate Sharron Angle.

Sharron Angle defeated fellow crazy candidate Sue Lowden, who lost largely due to her hilarious comment about bartering with chickens to get health care. Senator Harry Reid was scoring low in the polls until Angle appeared, shocking everyone with how awful she was. Her first few media appearances were nothing short of embarassing, and the GOP leadership called her to DC to try to work on her image. Or at least get her out of the limelight for a while. Angle worked hard to try to convince the GOP she wasn’t nuts, but they got distracted by other candidates saying nuttier things.

It should come to no surprise Sharron Angle didn’t spring from the ground, but was in fact a force in crazy politics for decades. In the 1990s, she was a member of the fringe rightwing Independent American Party, which is a Libertarian/NWO conspiracy party. The IAP published an anti-gay flier in the 90s that has been uploaded to the web.

Sharron Angle’s gaffes and awful statements have been a Godsend to Harry Reid, who up until that point was looking to be collecting unemployment after the election. Despite the fact many voters on both sides wish they had better choices, Harry Reid has regained the lead in Nevada polling and the race is now running close to dead even.

Sharron Angle then upped the rhetoric and appealed to the violent gun-clutcher wing of the GOP by saying “2nd Amendment Remedies” were the “Cure” for the “Harry Reid Problems”. The 2nd Amendment Remedies quote took on a chilling new meaning when Sharron Angle went on the radio and agreed with a host who said we had “domestic enemies” in Congress

MANDERS: You know I talk often about this oath that they give and it is to defend the Constitution and all that. But one of the things that is very important to me in this oath that they give is that they will defend against foreign and domestic enemies.

ANGLE: Yes. Yes.

MANDERS: We have domestic enemies. We have home-born homegrown enemies in our system. And I for one think we have some of those enemies in the walls of the Senate and the Congress.

ANGLE: Yes. I think you’re right, Bill.

audio here

Who are these Domestic Enemies? Like all the Republicans who say such things, no one is naming names.

Harry Reid even went off on her over this latest statement, but Sharron Angle refuses to back down.

Sharron Angle is not a friend of the media (to the point where local stations were literally begging with her to give interviews) and she’s shut out the Hispanic media almost entirely. And Angle has stoked Illegal Immigration fears by calling Harry Reid the “illegal immigrant’s best friend”

Sharron Angle wants to wipe out all federal funding for education, and the methods she refers to will also eliminate all state funding of education, destroying every public school. She also wants to eliminate Social Security, which she has repeatedly referred to as an “entitlement”

The greatest Sharron Angle story of them all is how she hates the color black. It seems she started quoting all sorts of Bible verses to stop football players from wearing black jerseys.

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