Bachmann Weirdo Overdrive: Finding Extremist Muslims In Every Corner….

Bachmann McCarthy

When it comes to crazy, the Rethuglickans have few peers…

Bachmann allegations stain GOP, Idaho congressman says

BOISE, Idaho — Seven-term GOP Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said Friday that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claim that an extremist Islamic group has infiltrated the U.S. government is a revival of McCarthyism that must be condemned.

“I thought it was outrageous,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman’s editorial board Friday. “We don’t need to go back to those days. I thought we’d learned our lesson when (Sen. Joseph) McCarthy (R-Wis.) finally went down.”

Simpson lamented that publicity about the former presidential candidate from Minnesota stains the Republican Party.

“Unfortunately, it’s not just Michele. The public says, ‘There go those Republicans again.’ It’s a bad reflection on all Republicans. I can’t believe the other four members she got to sign the letter with her. Amazing … That doesn’t reflect the House Republican Caucus.”

Bachmann says the Muslim Brotherhood has managed a “deep penetration in the halls of our United States government” and accused a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of having family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., defended the aide, Huma Abedin, in a Senate floor speech last month. “These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit, and they need to stop now,” he said.

Added McCain: “When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation.”

Bachmann wrote that Abedin’s mother, brother and late father were connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives or organizations.

She was joined by fellow Republican Reps. Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Rooney of Florida and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia in writing inspectors general in the departments of state, homeland security, defense and justice and the Office of National Intelligence asking them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood may be infiltrating the government.

On another national story, Simpson said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be a good “dark horse” choice as Mitt Romney’s running mate for president.

“Bush helps you with the Hispanic vote, wins Florida …” Simpson said. “The negative is that his last name is Bush. That brings up a challenge. But, frankly, I think Jeb is probably – I don’t know if ‘sharpest’ is the right word – but I think he’s the most attractive of all the Bushes.”

Simpson said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell also would be good choices who would help in key states.

But Simpson said Bush, who served eight years as governor, has experience that Rubio, a freshman senator, lacks.

“Jeb has more gravitas,” Simpson said. “He’s been the governor of a state. He hasn’t been in Washington. I think the knock against Rubio – although I think Rubio is a great guy and has a real future – is that he’s still pretty young and fairly inexperienced. Almost as inexperienced as Obama was when he ran for president.”

I don’t even know precisely where to begin here. That even McCain was a voice of reason is scary enough. And yes, it does reflect the dark underbelly of a moronic party that shouldn’t be anywhere near anything political – this ‘Party of Five’ are just being honest, while the rest of them are just pandering to the voters, and not voicing their paranoia. And this ‘stain’? It goes all the way back to probably one of the few Republican presidents who was worth a shit: Lincoln.

We’ve banged on Bachmann here before – she is one of those people who is capable of giving rational people night sweats. She is, in no uncertain terms, batshit crazy.

 

I wish I had a video from the Colbert Report (where I heard about it), but alas, you’ll have to do with one of the more frightening statements Ms. Michelle McCarthy has made:

 

(As for Jeb Bush? I don’t trust a guy who claims to have a mystical buddy, metaphorical or otherwise.)

Till the next post, then.

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13 Responses to Bachmann Weirdo Overdrive: Finding Extremist Muslims In Every Corner….

  1. Mark says:

    And McCarthy was nothing more than a drunk, looking for fame…. what the hell is Bachmann on?

    The reason so many of these bat-shit crazy religious people are in office is because of the Dibold voting machines and their proprietary software that steals votes for them. Years ago I read an article where the Dibold machines were caught flipping independent votes to the Republican Party in California.
    And if you remember the 2004 election, the Bush popularity poles had him at 47% the day before the election. (though I think it was much lower). On the day of the election and according to votes he went up to 52%, than the day after he went back down to the 47%. Duha… People are not voting for these people, they are stealing our elections…the good Christians they are.

    And now they are trying to suppress our votes with right wing voting laws. In 2004 I went to a rally in Springfield Illinois after the election to video-tape it, and their reason was for the voter suppression in FL and Ohio…they have been doing this for years. Problem was not many people showed up…so they will keep this up until they are stopped.

    And both party’s suck if you ask me…look up Jill Stein of the green party. She sounds pretty good to me as a candidate, a logical critical thinker and not another fairy dust believing politician.

    I feel it is people like Bachmann that influence the nut-jobs like the guy who shot up that religious center in Milwaukee the other day. Because they were dark-skinned and wore turbans…he never figured out that they were of a different religion than the Muslims. And the bottom line is…one religion killing another over who’s god has a bigger dick.

  2. KA says:

    I feel it is people like Bachmann that influence the nut-jobs like the guy who shot up that religious center in Milwaukee the other day

    If you’re talking about the neo-nazi that shot up the Sikh temple – I think you have to provide an actual causal link or something.

  3. Mark says:

    (If you’re talking about the neo-nazi that shot up the Sikh temple – I think you have to provide an actual causal link or something.)

    modern neo-nazi = Civil War era KKK
    KKK = southern Baptist
    Southern Baptist = modern evangelical movement
    Modern evangelical = modern Christian = Michelle Bachmann who says our government is infiltrated with Muslims who Sikh Temple shooter thought he was killing because they wore turbans.

    Did this shooter actually listen to people like Bachmann…no doubt

    How’s that?

  4. Chrish says:

    modern neo-nazi = Civil War era KKK
    KKK = southern Baptist
    Southern Baptist = modern evangelical movement
    Modern evangelical = modern Christian = Michelle Bachmann who says our government is infiltrated with Muslims who Sikh Temple shooter thought he was killing because they wore turbans.

    I think someone just jumped the Grand Canyon of logic there. All southern baptists are KKK? Really? Last southern baptist church I attended was 100% overenthusiastic black folks. A little scary with all the hand shaking and dancing in the isles, but extremely warm and welcoming.

  5. fester60613 says:

    Bachman is clearly insane. She should be locked up.

  6. Mark says:

    “Last southern baptist church I attended was 100% overenthusiastic black folks. ”

    Maybe I should have put dates…but it is true that many slaves adopted their masters religion.
    Not jumping any logic since the first KKK were southern baptists…God and country was their motto. And the southern baptist evolved into the evangelical movement that now have christian’s from many religious secs…all call themselves christians now and include people like Bachmann who share the same values. The neo-nazi is just a more finatical branch…they do claim to be christians, and their hate just and righteous.

    Is that better?

  7. Mark says:

    “All southern baptists are KKK? Really?”

    And I never said “ALL” since not ALL southern baptists were KKK.
    KKK hated black people that evolved into hate for both black and Jewish people = the modern neo-nazi

  8. Mark says:

    Though many Southern Baptists DID believe in the values of the KKK, as to why the southern states infringed upon black peoples civil rights right through the 1960’s.

    It was the southern Baptists that thought it was their god given right to enslave other people and used the bible as their benchmark and a reason for our Civil War. Many northern Baptists did not agree and caused the division of the name. Baptists that did not want to be associated with their southern secs beliefs began to call them “The Southern Baptists”…hence the name, “Southern Baptists”.

    Even now the Southern Baptists have divided into many secs, each choosing specific verses of the bible they wish to enforce…and direct their hate. The evangelical movement has united many of these secs and they simply call themselves Christians now. And race is not as important now as long as one donates to their church….except in the more radical branches where your fanatics evolve from.

    Neil Young wrote a song called “Southern Man”, criticizing the 60’s southern states civil rights abuse that was followed up with “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd who was raised in the Southern Baptists environment. Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics say:

    Well, I heard Mr. Young sing about her
    Well, I heard ol’ Neil put her down
    Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
    A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow

    Sweet home Alabama
    Where the skies are so blue
    Sweet home Alabama
    Lord, I’m coming home to you

    In Birmingham they love the governor, boo boo boo
    Now we all did what we could do
    Now Watergate does not bother me
    Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth

    If you remember your history Birmingham, AL was one of the most racially divided cities of our country at that time…infested with the Southern Baptists and their beliefs.

  9. Mark says:

    Wikipedia:
    “Southern Man” is a song by Neil Young from his album After the Gold Rush. The album was released in 1970.

    The lyrics of “Southern Man” are vivid, describing the racism towards blacks in the American South. In the song, Young tells the story of a Southern white man (symbolically the entire white South) and how he mistreated his slaves. Young pleadingly asks when the South will make amends for the fortunes built through slavery when he sings, “I saw cotton and I saw black, tall white mansions and little shacks. Southern Man, when will you pay them back?” The song also mentions the practice of cross burning.

  10. Mark says:

    Southern Man lyrics:

    I saw cotton
    And I saw black
    Tall white mansions
    And little shacks.
    Southern man
    When will you
    Pay them back?
    I heard screamin’
    And bullwhips cracking
    How long? How long?

    Southern man
    Better keep your head
    Don’t forget
    What your good book said
    Southern change
    Gonna come at last
    Now your crosses
    Are burning fast
    Southern man

    “Don’t forget What your good book said”…Is Neil’s way of telling them that their “Good Book” also teaches love and compassion.

  11. Mark says:

    Now…shall I link the Southern Baptist to the evangelical movement that led to the modern Christian that Bachmann is a believer of ? And how some modern Christians have taken a fanatical stance and branched off wishing to go back to pre Civil War Southern Baptists beliefs, and the KKK beliefs that followed?

    Not jumping any canyons here, I happen to know a thing or two about history and like to connect the dots…always asking WHY did this or that happen.

    For instance…we were all taught that WWII was fought for ideological beliefs but it was really fought over resources…Oil, minerials…ect. This country could of cared less about the ideological beliefs of Japan and Germany, but when they began to expand their borders to control resources and the lands that held them…we dove right in.

  12. KA says:

    Wow, Mark, you’ve gotten off on a tangent. But no, despite your long self-involved rant, I’m not convinced even less that Bachmann had any influence on Page.

    And how some modern Christians have taken a fanatical stance and branched off wishing to go back to pre Civil War Southern Baptists beliefs, and the KKK beliefs that followed?

    Dude, the KKK have been using the bibble for that since the Civil war.

    This country could of cared less about the ideological beliefs of Japan and Germany, but when they began to expand their borders to control resources and the lands that held them…we dove right in.

    Umm…it was WAY more complex than that. There were several more complex reasons than America saying “Hey! We want that stuff!”
    You’ve derailed the thread, & are perilously close to Godwinning it.

  13. Sue Blue says:

    Crazy-Eyes Bachmann…Minnesota’s shame. What’s ironic is that, a couple hundred years ago, a woman with eyes and a demeanor like hers would have been burned as a witch before she could blurt out “extremists!”. My, how times change (or don’t).

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