Sharron Angle will be fun to ridicule

Amanda Morcotte has a little warranted fun with the Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada, a Tea Party reactionary by the name of Sharron Angle.

[Sharron] Angle is an even bigger win for fans of the Wingnut Olympics. There’s a plethora of goofball stances Angle’s taken for the opposition to choose from.

At first, Angle appeared to be a conservative beamed to us straight from 1932. She’s come out against the repeal of Prohibition (which she later retracted). She’s against Social Security and Medicare. If you pressed her, you’d probably get her to grouse that things have gone downhill since the 19th Amendment, or that movies lost their spark once they introduced sound.

But sadly, my theory that Angle simply came to us after accidentally stepping in to a time machine in 1932 has been disproved. It turns out that Angle also staunchly opposed fluoridation, because she’s at least strongly influenced by the Bircher conspiracy theory about how fluoridation is a communist experiment in mind control. This conspiracy theory dates back to the ’50s and ’60s, when the government mandated fluoridation. It appears that Angle is less a time traveler and more a grab-bag of a century’s worth of right-wing conspiracy theories and screwy ideas.

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5 thoughts on “Sharron Angle will be fun to ridicule

  1. nyscof says:

    Sometimes the Right is right!

    Modern science indicates that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and harmful to health. After 65 years of adding fluoride chemicals into U.S. public water supplies (fluoridation) costing big cities, alone, tens of millions of dollars, yearly – tooth decay is still a national epidemic as described by the US Surgeon General and US children have died from the consequences of untreated tooth decay.

    Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the country as enjoyed (and predicted to) in naturally calcium fluoridated US communities, the silicofluorides used in artificial fluoridation have spread dental fluorosis (discolored teeth) across the land. The CDC says up to 48% of US school children now sport dental fluorosis from ingesting too much fluoride, which opens up the potential for lawsuits at taxpayers’ expense. See:

    Adverse health effects of fluoride are here: http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health

    Fluoridation 101

    Fluoridation is probably the biggest medical blunder of all time – no matter what your political affiliation.

  2. Dean W. Armstrong says:

    Yeah, I think a lot of people in Nevada were surprised at her winning. It was more about the missteps of the leading Republican candidates and less about her. There’s some interesting commentary here about Mrs. No:

  3. CWI says:

    It was more about the missteps of the leading Republican candidates and less about her.

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