Who would have guessed that making crazy accusations about Muslims could be so profitable. And in America?!
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she's raised $1 million this month.
The big July fundraising number follows a controversy, in which she insinuated that the government had become compromised by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood. She specifically named Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and State Department aide Huma Abedin.
Between her husband Marcus making a career out of preying on self-hating gay people and the congresswoman herself pulling in the big bucks by stirring up distrust and anger against against Muslims, it would seem as though the Bachmanns have really hit upon a winning strategy.
I can't wait to find out which subjugated minority groups' misery they're going to exploit for their own personal gain next. But heart says victims of wild animal attacks, but head says accused witches.
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Tags: House of Representatives, Huma Abedin, Islam, Keith Ellison, Michele Bachmann, Money, Religion
Hot on the heels of a Santorum trifecta comes Twitter's best reactions…
If Rick Santorum becomes our nominee – it will be the first really significant evidence I've seen that the Mayans might be right about 2012.
— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) February 8, 2012
BREAKING: Ann Romney tells heckler, "My husband can't f@*king throw the ball and catch it at the same time!" — Philip Klein (@philipaklein) February 8, 2012
Tags: Al Franken, Colorado, Jesse Ventura, Keith Ellison, Meghan McCain, Michele Bachmann, Missouri, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Rick Santorum, Sports, Twitter, Wisconsin
So, as I'm sure you're probably all aware, today is Let's Point at the Scary Muslims Day in Washington D.C. today and it's a pretty festive occasion. Pointer-in-Chief Rep. Peter King has already gone and made our only Muslim representative cry. Do you feel good about yourself, Rep. King? Did you get what you wanted?
So, how does a thing like this happen? How can a congressperson manage to hold a hearing against innocent Americans based solely upon their religion and some unsubstantiated statistics that somebody pulled out of somebody else's ass and get away with it? Where is the outrage from his constituents?
Well, King happens to be a Republican (if you can believe that), and as luck would have it, demonizing Muslims isn't looked upon all that badly in Republican circles…
According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, 40 percent of Democrats consider the hearings appropriate compared to 69 percent of Republicans.
And 49 percent of Democrats think the hearings are inappropriate compared to 23 percent of Republicans. Gallup also found that 51 percent of Independents think the hearings are appropriate and 49 percent do not.
More than 2/3rds of Republicans are in favor of these hearings that are transparently designed to heap scorn on an American minority? I find that completely unbelievable?
What's wrong with that other almost-1/3rd? Why do they hate Lady Liberty so much?
Tags: Democrats, House of Representatives, Islam, Keith Ellison, Minnesota, New York, Peter King, Polls, Religion, Republicans
Muslim Congressperson Using the Gays to Implement Fundamentalist Islamic Law Because, Come On, It's So Obvious!
Okay so, you're the lone Muslim in the entirety of Congress, but you really really really want to force the whole country to start being governed by Islamic Sharia Law. What do you do?
I'm just messing with you. We all know what you'd do. It's almost embarrassingly obvious, isn't it? You'd enlist the help of the gays. Because, you know, gays and Muslims. They go together like peanut butter and spark plugs…
Bradlee Dean of the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International believes Rep. Keith Ellison’s support for LGBT rights is part of his strategy to bring Sharia law to the United States. On his radio show Saturday, Dean said that members of the LGBT community are fools for supporting Ellison and that the Minnesota Democrat is "adamant about overthrowing the United States Constitution."…
"I said time and time again that there is a correlation between the Muslims and the homosexual agenda, and we have a couple of fools in the state of Minnesota that are putting a rope around their neck and they just don’t realize it," said Dean [audio below]. "Here, let me give it to you this way: Keith Ellison is a Muslim."
Dean said that Ellison's support for protections for LGBT people from hate crimes and for same-sex marriage is part of an attempt to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and implement Sharia law.
I didn't think it was possible for an argument to make that much sense. How did Dean fit all the sense into those statements. He must have had some sort of a sense-compactor to make all that sense super tightly-packed and dense so that he could could cram it all in there.
(via Talking Points Memo)
Tags: Constitution, House of Representatives, Islam, Keith Ellison, LGBT, Minnesota, Religion