Wingnuts Index: 90/100
In a year of Wingnuts, Sharron Angle still stands out as an All-Star. To some, her crown was taken by Christine O’Donnell, but Angle has used the lack of attention to strengthen her position in the polls. By comparison, she seems less unhinged. But don’t be fooled—beneath the commitments to be a "mainstream" senator, Angle’s positions and opinions remain the same. Yes, she’s talked about "Second Amendment remedies." She’s
advised young girls who’ve been raped to take lemons and make lemonade, by way of explaining her opposition to abortion even in cases of rape and incest. She wants to shut down the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, and the EPA. She wants the U.S. out of the U.N. She’s opined about a fictitious imposition of
Sharia law in Michigan and Tennessee—but overall, she thinks separation of church and state has been taken a little too far in the USA. And even though her campaign is predicated on railing against big government, her family is supported by her husband’s
government pension. This is just a partial list of her greatest hits. But here’s what’s most impressive—Harry Reid is so unpopular in his home state that Angle still has an excellent chance of winning this election.
Quote: "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.”