How bad do you have to be to get shunned in the modern-day Rushpubliscum Party, an organization of racists, Social Darwinists, religious wack jobs, and various other misfits?
You have to be this bad.
Michele has been able to run her idiotic mouth since 2009 because she served a primary Rushpubliscum purpose: keep the knuckle-draggers wetting themselves with fear. But now that election time draws near, the Rushpubliscums are trying to find a way to put their Klanservative genie back in the bottle.
The problem is, of course, that she doesn’t dare shut up. She’s done absolutely NOTHING in her Congressional career EXCEPT try to keep people scared to death. If they take that away from her, they lose a seat.
It’ll be interesting to watch them try to figure out a way to both praise her and shut her up.
Michelle Bachmann has made plenty of false statements in the past, which range from being merely amusing (incorrectly naming New Hampshire as the state where the Revolutionary War began) to extremely harmful (scientists say her suggestion that the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation was a serious public health setback). Today we learned that there actually is a limit to the batty claims her colleagues will tolerate, and she’s exceeded it. Following John McCain’s passionate defense of Huma Abedein after Bachmann claimed she has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, some other top Republicans have turned against her as well, saying they won’t stand by while the representative goes on a “McCarthyistsic witchhunt.”
In June Bachmann and four Republican colleagues sent letters to several federal intelligence and security agencies requesting an investigation into the possible infiltration of the American government by the Muslim Brotherhood. They contain claims that Abedin’s late father, brother, and mother were affiliated with the organization and suggest she may be a terrorist sympathizer.
Whether due to the outrageousness of the claim, Abedin’s distinguished career in government, or the feeling that she’s suffered enough being married to Anthony Weiner, on Thursday several notable Republicans condemned the allegations. Senator Lindsey Graham called her comments “ridicuous.” Senator Marco Rubio said he doesn’t agree with the charges and is “very very careful and cautious about ever making accusations like that.” House Speaker John Boehner said from what he knows Abedin has a “sterling character,” and the claims are “pretty dangerous.” Ed Rollins, Bachmann’s former campaign manager said, “I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator Joe McCarthy level.” And fellow Minnesotan Representative Keith Ellison, who happens to be the first Muslim elected to Congress, said she’s failed to produce any evidence to back up her “McCarthyistic witch hunt.”
Bachmann repeated her accusations today on Glenn Beck’s radio show, though she said she isn’t implying that Abedin is working for Muslim Brotherhood, just that she should be investigated. She also suggested that Ellison criticized her because he’s affiliated with the organization (he denies this).
Well, I’m not SAYING that Michele is legally insane. I would just like the possibility that she IS legally insane investigated. After all, she is on the *snort* Intelligence Committee, and if she’s nuttier than a fruitcake…
Seems to me that it’s time for her to use some of her overly-generous Congressional healthcare benefits, and get herself a thorough examination. I expect that she’ll be happy to post the results online.