While America fiscally burns itself to the ground under the Bush and Obama Administrations, there is a self-evisceration in progress within the ranks of the Republicans over Representative Michele Bachmann’s call for a query into the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Politico reports that House Speaker John Boehner and Senator John McCain, to mention a few names, are outraged that Bachmann has the audacity to question the wisdom of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s choice for her long-time top advisor – Huma Abedin. Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner, is a Muslim and has immediate familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. For some important background on the erupting GOP internecine civil war click here. From The Politico:
They were long afraid to do it, but now conservatives have their knives out for Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Senators in her own party, congressional candidates, a lawmaker in her state’s delegation and leaders of the House Republican Conference are all lambasting the Minnesota Republican for saying the wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
And the problem here is not that the Emperor has no clothes, but that someone actually speaks aloud that the Emperor has no clothes. We’re descending deeper into politically correct madness with each passing day. Ms. Bachmann has done the unthinkable.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said merely floating the idea that Huma Abedin — a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — has family ties to the radical Middle East group is “pretty dangerous.”
See what I mean? That Abedin’s provable ties to the MB might be dangerous to national security isn’t the issue. The danger, according to Boehner et all, is that Ms. Bachmann has stated the obvious – aloud. That’s what’s unforgivable.
“I don’t know Huma, but from everything I do know of her, she has a sterling character,” Boehner told reporters Thursday. “And I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous.” Later on CNN, Boehner said he expects to speak to Bachmann soon.
Boehner doesn’t know (anything about) Abedin, but she’s okay anyway. An interesting position of either ignorance or misunderstanding for a man who’s second in the line of succession for the Presidency. But there’s a whole lot of that going around in Congress these days. Maybe it’s time to think about replacing Mr. Boehner with someone who’s done a little homework. Let’s skip on down a little:
Boehner declined to entertain a reporter’s question about whether he would toss Bachmann off the Intelligence Committee, where she’s privy to highly classified information. Behind the scenes, leadership aides said they were shaken by the comments from someone as prominent as Bachmann.
To Hell with the message (or the question). Kill the messenger.
And Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, was described by several sources as incredibly angry when he heard of the incident.
Gasp. The incident!
The Republican backlash against Bachmann started with Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) statement on the Senate floor Wednesday, saying she had made “sinister accusations.”
Rep. Jeff Flake, a conservative Arizona lawmaker running for Senate, tweeted “Kudos to @SenJohnMcCain for his statement on Senate floor yesterday defending Clinton aide. Well said.”
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) added: “Rep. Bachmann’s accusations about Sec. Clinton aide Huma Abedin are out-of-line. This kind of rhetoric has no place in our public discourse.”
Damn skippy! Don’t anyone dare say anything that can be construed to imply that Islam presents any sort of threat to Western Civilization – whether it’s fact or a call for finding the fact. Read the whole piece.
I wrote about the future of the U.S.A. as a collapsing nation in my recently published novela The Canal - which is set forty years into the future. After watching this sharia-compliant story unfold, I’ve entirely changed my mind. I don’t think it’ll take nearly that long.
Thanks so much to Drudge for the link.