Angle makes up cities, too

ANGLE MAKES UP CITIES, TOO…. About a week ago, extremist Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) appeared at a town-hall-style event, and was asked about “Muslims taking over the U.S.” In right-wing circles, the notion of some kind of invasion that would leave white Christians as a persecuted minority is fairly common, and the right-wing Nevadan stoked the fires of fear.

“Dearborn, Michigan, and Frankford, Texas are on American soil, and under Constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don’t know how that happened in the United States,” she said with her trademark incoherence. “It seems to me there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States.”

The underlying point of this was completely made up, since no one has allowed a “foreign system of law” to “take hold” in any municipality or government situation in our United States.” But as it turns out, that wasn’t the only thing Angle manufactured.

Dearborn, Michigan, has a large Muslim-American population, which in Angle’s mind, makes it a hotbed for “Sharia law,” despite this being insane. But what about Frankford, Texas?

After reading Angle’s quote, I assumed Frankford, which I’d never heard of, must be another community with a large Muslim-American population. But as it turns out, that’s not quite true.

The problem? Well, Frankford, Texas doesn’t really exist. […]

Dallas annexed the city in 1975 and all that remains is a church and cemetery, as a camera crew for CNN’s John King USA found out when they visited on Friday.

In other words, Sharron Angle made up a town in order to spew nonsense about a made-up threat.

I really don’t think she’s well.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.