Tuesday, July 24, 2012

That Far Away Look

The New York Times' Frank Bruni has a scathing column today on Minnesota loon Michele "Crazy Eyes" Bachmann, who has been engaging in some McCarthyite smearing of late. Not satisfied with questioning the loyalty of Huma Abedin, Secretary Clinton's top aide, with the spurious suggestion that she has links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Crazy Eyes has moved on to fellow Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, himself a Muslim. It's gotten so bad that even Rethuglican leaders (John "of Orange" Boehner, Marco "Polo" Rubio, and John "McNasty" McCain) have walked away from Crazy Eyes this time.

But that's not all she's done. Bruni goes after her claim of being a devout "Christian," and cites numerous instances of Crazy Eyes' rabid statements on the President, gays, and generally people that she disagrees with:
"What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity."
The whole column is worth a read, because it captures the essential hypocrisy and dementia of the far right, especially those that style themselves as "evangelical Christians." It's a pity that she doesn't practice what her religion preaches.

UPDATE: Here's the Muslim Brotherhood's response to Crazy Eyes' charges:
The Muslim Brotherhood can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government,” said a Brotherhood leader in Egypt’s Daqheleya province, Ibrahim Ali Iraqi, in response to the accusations his group had infiltrated top US agencies.

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