• Newt Gingrich Comes to Michele Bachmann's Defense

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    Newt Gingrich has always been a fan of questions. For instance: How can we make America better? What lessons can we learn from the past? How can Mitt Romney be more effective as a person? Who can judge Newt for repeatedly disregarding his marriage vows nobody not even God? That last one isn't actually a question, but like the word "fidelity," Gingrich doesn't consider himself obligated to uphold its definition.

    Politico recently asked Gingrich about Michele Bachmann’s puny attempts to flex her Intelligence Committee muscle in the now infamous “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” letter to Rep. Keith Ellison. Bachmann was quickly shushed by her Johns (McCain and Boehner), but Gingrich disagreed with his peers, saying, "There weren't allegations, there was a question," Gingrich told VandeHei and Allen, adding, "the question ought to be asked across the board."

    The problem is Bachmann's question was how Huma Abedin was able to get security clearance when it is soooooo obvious that she's an operative for the Muslim Brotherhood. Again, that's not a question. It's a logical fallacy to assume your conclusion. That's called "begging the question." So who do we beg to shut up the questioners?

    It's pretty ballsy for Gingrich to defend Bachmann. Especially now that Huma Abedin has had to hire extra security after being threatened. The consensus among Republicans seems to be that Bachmann has finally jumped the shark. That certainly explains her dead eyes and constant need to feed on fear.

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    Tags: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Republicans


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