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Keyes Hearts Bachmann

If there’s one sure way to figure out whether your claims and views are bordering on utter lunacy, there’s at least one good way to find out: If Alan Keyes agrees with you, you’ve gone off the deep end. So I’m hardly surprised to see Keyes supporting Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt of Huma Abedin and anyone else who has ever been in line at Starbucks with someone who is Muslim.

During the GOP’s blatantly rigged 2012 primary season, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., distinguished herself as a sincere spokeswoman for the conservative grass-roots constituency the nomination of Mitt Romney will emphatically betray. Just recently she joined with several of her colleagues courageously to demand an investigation into evidence the Obama faction has placed people associated with organizations that promote Islamic jihad and Shariah law into high-level positions in the U.S. government, from which they may be exerting inordinate influence on America’s foreign and national-security policy. Now key members of the elitist faction’s leadership in the Democratic and Republican parties have embarked upon a scurrilous campaign of personal destruction aimed at discrediting Bachmann’s demand. Their campaign makes use of ad hominem attacks that accuse her of anti-Muslim bigotry and falsely suggest that her apprehension has no factual basis. Yet the ad hominem assault appears to have been launched precisely because Rep. Bachmann capably established the solid basis for her concerns…

Why has the GOP leadership unleashed this communist-style purge against Michele Bachmann? Why do they seek to thwart the demand seriously to investigate what could very well be a fatal threat to America’s security? Why do they cooperate in discouraging an inquiry into what appears to be a serious lapse of competence and/or loyalty in the Obama faction’s stewardship of America’s most vital national-security interests?

Apparently, when Keyes uses the term “elitist” what he really means is “not as batshit crazy as I am.” And oh, the delicious irony of accusing Bachmann’s critics of engaging in a “communist-style purge.” I’ll give that about 900 milli-Fischers on the psychological projection scale.

Comments

  1. tubi says

    Rep. Bachmann capably established the solid basis for her concerns…

    And she did this when? And how?

  2. Michael Heath says

    This issue provides an excellent opportunity for conservatives who most rely on demagoguery to illustrate their fealty to partisan ends. It’s just another Liars for Jesus® moment; where the more absurd the accusation, the more loyalty the demagogue is demonstrating they have to their partisan allies.

  3. d cwilson says

    Tubi @2:

    You have to realize that on Planet Wingnuttia, being Muslim is sufficient proof that someone is plotting to impose Shariah law* on us. Just by making the accusation, she’s proven her case. Accusation = guilt is a proven standard of justice employed by people admired by Bachmann and Keyes: McCarthy, the Salem Witch trials, the Inquisition, etc.

    *Meaning Islamofascist-style Shariah law, which is totally different from the Jeebus-approved form of Shariah that the Founding Fathers totally intended us to live by.

  4. says

    Why do they seek to thwart the demand seriously to investigate what could very well be a fatal threat to America’s security?

    Um…because we already investigated it and found that no such threat exists?

  5. d cwilson says

    Raging Bee @5:

    Obviously, they didn’t investigate hard enough, because Bachmann and company really, really want there to be some secret jihadist threat to America from within the government, so it must be true.

    Raging Bee @6:

    No, and don’t hold your breath waiting for Romney. He can’t afford to break with what we used to call the lunatic fringe, but is now the mainstream GOP.

    It would be interesting, however, to see Ron Paul weigh in on this. If he takes the civil liberties side of the argument, it may very well be the first time he’s shown support for any non-white, non-Christian’s religious rights. Not holding my breath for that either.

  6. John Hinkle says

    Well sure, Bachmann is the victim here. In standard infantile Gingrichian style, when you can’t defend the indefensible, Keyes goes on the attack. The guy is a walking cliche.

  7. says

    These people actually pine for the Cold War, don’t they?
    Along with the associated thrill of knowing that at any minute god could unleash all those long, cylindrical, not at all phallic missiles filled with death to bring on the the orgasm, er climax, um the completion of his plan.

  8. jnorris says

    If only Bachmann and Company would provide evidence for their concerns, then we could have a real investigation. So why hasn’t the House intelligence committee, which Bachmann is on, investigated? Could it be there is finally a limit to how stupid the Republican Tea Party can sink?

  9. observer says

    The worst flight in my life was when was upgraded to first post class and ends up sitting right next to Alan Keyes. Never have I worked so hard to avoid conversation.

  10. says

    Raging Bee “Um…because we already investigated it and found that no such threat exists?”
    Sure. “They” “investigated” and “found” “nothing”.
    Time to bring in Sheriff Arpaio!

    jnorris “So why hasn’t the House intelligence committee, which Bachmann is on, investigated?”
    They did. They asked for all Secret Sharia Muslims to appear before them. And no one did (not even Obama!). So that proves they’re well-hidden!

    “Could it be there is finally a limit to how stupid the Republican Tea Party can sink?”
    Now you’re just being ridiculous. When you’re limited only by the imagination, there are no limits.

  11. wobert says

    “distinguished herself as a sincere spokeswoman”
    That should read: distinguished herself as a complete idiot

    The woman must have a hide as thick as an elephant.

  12. Crudely Wrott says

    Keyesian/Bachmannesque paranoia: If you are really, really afraid of it, and you look really, really hard to find it, and to prove! that it really, really is there and you can’t, that means that it really, really is there. So there. Really. Even more so if there is a Negro atheist Muslim socialist communist! apostate illegal alien of mixed racial heritage in the White House. Really.

    Meanwhile, life goes on.

  13. Pierce R. Butler says

    Tally up one more politroll who doesn’t know what “ad hominem” means.

    Literacy, Mr. Keyes: it’s a Traditional Value™!

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