by John Russonello, Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 05:40:15 PM EDT
(Cross-posted from Think it Through.)
If you are a Democrat and you want to do something that will help you revive your party and rebuild the self-confidence it had just 18 months ago, you should send your money and support to Sharron Angle for United States Senate in Nevada.
Sure, she has some strange views. Angle is known more for what she is against than what she is for. I call her the Elimination Candidate: she would like to eliminate Social Security, the Department of Education, the U.S.’s membership in the United Nations, fluoridization of water, and the Internal Revenue Service code. But so what? A wacky freshman U.S. Senator from Nevada is not a great threat to our democracy. But the person she wants to eliminate from the Senate has proven to be one of the most formidable obstacles to progressive change in this country.