Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Michele Bachmann’s Islamophobia

The Congresswoman from up in the sixth district has apparently launched some sort of inquiry into whether the U.S. Congress has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. No, no! I mean it. Get up off the floor and stop laughing. This is serious!
by Charlie Leck

“It appears that there has been deep penetration in the halls of our United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood.” [Congresswoman Michele Bachmann]

[UPDATE] This blog must be updated because of U.S. Senator John McCain's extraordinary and wise statement today that completely takes Michele Bachmann to the wood-shed and scolds her for what I deal with in this blog. You can read about McCain's comments here.  In his comments, McCain strongly defended Huma Abedin and her work as aide d'camp to Secretary of State Clinton. He also scolded those who would instill a sense of irrational fear within the American public. [This update was posted at 7:00 P.M. on 18 July 2012]

Here's what I originally wrote...
Why does this embarrassing woman have to be from Minnesota? I mean, I need to constantly explain to my friends from around the nation that she is not indicative of the intelligence level of our state.

“How can she continually get reelected? Are you all nuts up there?”

I really don’t know what to say anymore. I can’t keep answering that question. The sixth district doesn’t seem all that bad. The city of St. Cloud is the largest community in the district and the home of a very good state university – Saint Cloud State University. Another highly respected college is just northwest of St. Cloud – Saint John’s University in Collegeville.

When I meet folks from the sixth district they don’t seem to blabber or anything. Their eyes seem focused and they don’t carry massive weapons on their belts. What is it about Michele Obama that attracts them to her?

It can only be their love of comedy and farce. Yes, maybe that’s it. Perhaps it’s for the comedy that they elect her.

Yet, this time she’s gone just too far. Does she not remember Senator Joe McCarthy and how he fell from glory to ruin? Representative Bachmann appears to be running down the same track at incredible speed.

The Huffington Post thinks that the Congresswoman must just be “in need of some attention.” Yet, even for attention, one wouldn’t go this crazy, would one?

Representative Bachmann seeks to launch an investigation into deep penetration (her words, not mine) by the Muslim Brotherhood into the U.S. Congress itself. I mean it! I swear! She really has. She wants various investigative units of the government to find out if there are “policies and activities that appear to be the result of operations conducted by individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.” She says that it “appears” there are “individuals who are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have positions – very sensitive positions – in our Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially even in the National Intelligence Agency.”

Honest to God!

In writing, (Really! She put it in writing!) Bachmann implicates the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. She fails to include what evidence she has that these organizations are spying on our government and “penetrating” it.

She even implicated one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chief aides, Huma Abedin. Bachmann is worried about Ms. Abedin’s security clearance.

Now, there have been lots of unforgettable Bachmann moments – moments I thought could never be out done – but this one is perhaps the greatest, most comical and most unforgettable of all time.

Anderson Cooper, of CNN, went after these Bachmann assertions with fierce disdain last night on his broadcast. I sat in my big arm chair with dropped jaw. I had never heard of this nonsense, but it was true and there were real live, serious representatives of Congress who were supporting the Bachmann claims – though, be aware, not one single one of them could produce a shred of evidence (even highly circumstantial types of evidence) that any of this should be taken seriously. Cooper plugged and plugged and plugged his way into each interview, asking for credible evidence of these charges – even slight, little bits of evidence. There simply was (is) none. None!

Just read the report on this ludicrous charge by the Minnesota Congresswoman. You won’t believe that it is not The Onion that you are reading.

If you want to see portions of the Anderson Cooper report on this Bachmann stupidity, you can watch several segment here.

I’m so embarrassed! Really!

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