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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Despite condemnation from Speaker of the House John Boehner and her former campaign manager Ed Rollins ("Having worked for Congressman Bachman's campaign for president, 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"), Michele Bachmann is not backing down from her claim that people with ties to Muslim extremists have infiltrated the federal government.
John McCain even brought back the 2001 version of John McCain to rebuke Bachmann's accusations against Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Bachmann's intransigence suggests that either she's been hitting the HPV vaccine a little too hard lately or she's trying to distract attention from her own links to extremist individuals, including one Michele Bachmann. There's evidence all around, including her aborted attempt to claim citizenship from a foreign country. Most damningly, Middle East expert Juan Cole has tied her to the very Muslim extremist groups she purports to oppose…
1. Bachmann is a major supporter of the MEK, a terrorist Islamic group that participated in the infamous Iranian Hostage crisis (taking US diplomats hostage) in 1979. The MEK was formed as a mixture of Marxism and Muslim fundamentalism, and was influenced by Sayyid Qutb, a major thinker of the Muslim Brotherhood. But Bachmann wants them removed from the US terrorist list.
2. Bachmann has repeatedly called for Obama to intervene in Syria to overthrow the current secular government. The main opposition, which Bachmann supports, is the Muslim Brotherhood, which would likely come to power, as they have in Egypt.
3. Bachmann supports the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. One of the major groups making up the Alliance is the Afghanistan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
See, it's easy to impugn peoples' reputations using guilt by association. You didn't build that technique of character assassination, Michele Bachmann. Somebody else did that.
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Tags: Islam, Michele Bachmann, Terrorism
Stalwart defender of liberty and possible Medusa (look at the camera!) Michele Bachmann has recently been charging that the federal government is infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
For her "evidence," she cites the employment of Huma Abedin (PROBABLE MUSLIM) — wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner (CONFIRMED JEW) — as an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Everything was going swimmingly for Bachmann and her compatriots Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland, who sent letters to five separate Inspectors General demanding an investigation into the Islamic kudzu spreading throughout the federal government, since the only folks complaining about the baseless accusations were liberals like Keith Ellison (also MUSLIM).
But then Senator John McCain had one of his moments of virtue that was not motivated by bitterness at losing an election and spite directed toward the winner (see the maverick-y version of McCain in 2001 for an example of that). Instead, he was just… decent, for decency sake, as he addressed the accusations against Abedin on the Senate floor…
Put simply, Huma represents what is best about America: the daughter of immigrants, who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies so fully. I am proud to know Huma, and to call her my friend.
Recently, it has been alleged that Huma, a Muslim American, is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States by unduly influencing U.S. foreign policy at the Department of State in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist causes…
To say that the accusations made in both documents are not substantiated by the evidence they offer is to be overly polite and diplomatic about it. It is far better, and more accurate, to talk straight: These allegations about Huma, and the report from which they are drawn, are nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated American, and a loyal public servant.
That is eloquent and righteous and… good. What has the Muslim Brotherhood done with the cranky, sore-loser McCain?
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Tags: Islam, John McCain, Michele Bachmann
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