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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has been acting even nuttier than usual over the past few weeks, and — judging by the outraged reactions of her fellow Republicans — her latest wild accusation may have finally gone too far.

Bachmann has spent much of the past several weeks peddling the conspiracy theory that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government.

“It appears that there has been deep penetration in the halls of our United States government by the Muslim Brotherhood,” Bachmann said in a late June interview with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios. “It appears that there are individuals who are associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have positions, very sensitive positions, in our Department of Justice, our Department of Homeland Security, potentially even in the National Intelligence Agency.”

Soon after she made that claim, Bachmann and four of her Republican colleagues — Reps. Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland — sent letters to five government agencies demanding that they investigate the Muslim Brotherhood’s “deep penetration” into the government.

Bachmann’s letter signled out Huma Abedin — a deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and the wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who is staunchly pro-Israel) — accusing her of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood.

This outlandish claim offended Keith Ellison, a Democratic Rep. from Minnesota who is also a practicing Muslim.

“If she has sources for this type of information, she owes it to the country to reveal them to the proper authorities, but definitely not this way,” Ellison said. “If she doesn’t have this type of information, she should not be whipping up fear and hysteria about a very important matter.”

Over the weekend, Bachmann responded with a 16 page letter to Ellison which doubled down on her McCarthy-esque suspicion of Abedin.

Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald reports:

As evidence, she pointed to Abedin’s late father, Professor Syed Z. Abedin, and a 2002 Brigham Young University Law Review article about his work. Bachmann points to a passage saying Abedin founded an organization that received the “quiet but active support” of the the former director of the Muslim World League, an international NGO that was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe in the 1970s through 1990s. So, to connect Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood, you have to go through her dead father, to the organization he founded, to a man who allegedly supported it, to the organization that man used to lead, to Europe in the 1970s and 1990s, and finally to the Brotherhood.

That absurd claim went too far even for members of Bachmann’s own party. An outraged Arizona Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor today to defend Abedin against Bachmann’s “sinister accusations.”

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  • mtooey

    Can’t we medicate some of the lunatics before we have a global war?

    • That is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. Can you imagine a President Romney, with Bachmann as Secretary of State and Sarah Palin as Secretary of Defense? God help us! Not sure medication will do the trick, maybe they should talk to Rush and change suppliers…

      • StephenMcDonald

        This woman is a complete nut-job and a dangerous one at that. Being a Tea Party favorite she exemplifies for what they stand for: racism, lack of intelligence,supporters of the 1% ( even though most of them are rural, southern poor whites), ignorance etc.
        There should be some kind of investigation of her and God only knows how she wound up on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
        I commend John McCain for speaking out against her. This is the old McCain that I remember who used to be non partisan and who fought for the people before the campaign of 2008. I hope he is going back to being that way. If he isn’t I still respect him for standing against his party’s nut-jobs.

      • Dominick, I think electric shock therapy or a lobomoty would work for all of them!!!!

        • imabrummie

          Perhaps this moron has already had that lobotomy as she is clearly vacant between the ears!

      • Funny

  • What is truly scary is that some people supported her candidacy when she ran for the GOP nomination. I have to admit that I love it when the loonies go to extremes like this. People like Limbaugh and Bachmann are the best thing that could have happened to Democrats running for re-election in 2012…and I suspect experienced Republicans are well aware of that.

  • William Deutschlander

    Bachman needs some very critical mental evaluation and a treatment program!

  • imabrummie

    And this moron is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence???? What am I missing here?

    • DukeDacat

      Backmann… a member of:

      ….House Permanent Select Committee on “Intelligence”

      Does ….Oxymoron… come to mind???

      • imabrummie

        Yes, indeed it does. This whole issue makes me question what qualifications are required to be a member of this “Intelligence?” Committee. I have a feral cat by the name of Woodrow who is very intelligent . . . but then maybe he would be overqualified!

  • Melvin Chatman

    She has a “Constitutional Right” to be IGNORANT, so please allow her freedom to be all she can be – it’s the right thing to do!
    Don’ forget, Hermann Caine and Adam West, because STUPIDITY loves COMPANY!

    • imabrummie

      Yes, I recall Herman Cain . . . Libya . . . er . . . Libya . . . let me see now!!

  • The media only pays attention to this woman to give us all another good laugh. Remember that she won’t likely be around after the November election so we’ll need to find another Christine O’Donnell or Sharon Angle to keep us entertained.

  • The real Michele Bachman has just stood up and it’s not a pretty site. Most Americans already thought she was out there with her conspiracy theories, but now they are impacting our position in the rest of the world!!!!! She needs to removed from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, there isn’t one bit of intelligence in her brain. And the fact she is jeopardizing our position with the rest of the world makes it even more important to remove her from this position before she does even more damage. What is on the minds of the people voting for her, are they as crazy as she is?

  • Grudgingly starting to respect Sen. John McCain as he is no longer blindly following the “Christian right bullshit wing” of the Republican party but doing the right thing. Who knows if they keep this crap up I might just be able to vote Republican again. Unfortunately his is wasting his breath as the moron group of tea cuppers or what ever these idiots are called will never believe anyone but Satan’s whore, Bachman and her pathetic witch hunt.

    • SaneJane

      Sen. McCain does not take well to be pushed around by the Tea Party. He has always looked uncomfortable following their script and this is not the first time he has spoken out in protest. If he had followed his own course he might even be president now. I believe they will soon make him disappear.

    • LadyDeb

      He should have spoke up years ago, and not picked Palin. He would have won.

      • DurdyDawg

        You don’t know that, but it’s safe to say his chances would have improved considerably. Remember, he would still have had to follow his party’s insanity of how they view the poor and middle class.

    • Robert; I see you are an optimist, even in the face of the overwhelming…but remember as to McCain…one robin does not a summer make. His affiliation with the mad world that is today’s Republicanism is a stain that may require many scrubbings to remove.

  • howa4x

    This is classic Joe McCarthy redo. Casting out charges with no basis. This is coming from a representitive that thought the revolutionary war was fought to free the slaves. Need I say more?

    • DukeDacat

      I used to live in Minnesota…..
      I am so thankful that I am no longer associated with the state of Minnesota
      What an embarrassment!!!!!

      • Trouble is It would be impossible to live in Wisconsin,Louisanna,Texas,Florida, and a few other states given the way they screw their own.

  • It is not enough to medicate Mrs. Bachmann – you are forgetting all those people who voted for her. Is she not the Congress person who until recently held dual citizenship; oh no I forgot it is President Obama who is not American.

  • The Republicans keep saying President Obama is dividing the country – Really people. It is Republicans claiming we have 71 to 86 card carrying communists in the Democratic Congress, put up or shut up show me the signed cards. You have this idiot and 3 or 4 of her congressional buddies spreading the “Muslim Brotherhood Invasion”. You have Republicans Candidates all during the Primary inciting the base with speeches based on fear and hate. You have Republicans in Congress with speaches based on fear and hate. You have the Romney and his campaign referring the President as Foriegn. You have the birthers and their conspiracy and let us not forget Rush Limbaugh. Republicans make hatefull and some racist comments about the President, Gays, Democrats in General. But the Republicans are not dividing this country?

  • well considering that her husband is closet gay does not have a set pair to do his own wife Michele. she is a nutjob that has not had sex in what years?

  • jcurtis595

    Where do I send money to Bachman’s opponent running against her for Congress? If there was ever a congressional race we should all contribute to, its this one to get rid of this vicious simpleton who is anathema to everything good in this country.

  • sooner1961

    the Bitch is crazy the GOP deserves her what in the hell was the People in Minnesota thinking when she was elected is this what the state is like

  • grammyjill

    The men in the white coats need to cart her off to a rubber room. QUICKLY!!

  • JDC

    It’s interesting the terms that Bachmann used when making her allegations: “deep penetration” “positions” and “very sensitive positions.”

  • Rob

    Bachmann and Intelligence (Committee): That has to be an oxymoron.

  • Who is truly batshit crazy here? Is it Michele, the eunuch she is married too or the idiots who keep putting her into office? Does she truly represent the views of her district? If so, God help them all.

    • I am in her district and for the life of me can’t figure out how she got in again the 2nd time ! She does cover the St. Cloud area where I grew up, and there is a LOT of very religious people living around this town. I hope she goes away soon !

      • Is being religious an excuse for being ignorant? I’m just asking and I’m not accusing anyone here. There has to be some logical reason why so many folks can be so delusional at the same time. That woman should never had been elected in the first place. Perhaps her opponents were worse? Is that actually possible?

        • Good point Lynda. There is something about St. Cloud. Maybe it isn’t Religion as much as just being so conservative ? I don’t know. That town just loves Bachman . I don’t understand,but I also have a couple of sisters I feel think she is great. They really are good people . I NEVER bring up politics with them! I will never understand ! ! !

  • Landsende

    Michele Bachman is a seriously disturbed wacko. All you have to do is look at her eyes and you can see the insanity. That she is on the Intelligence Committee is truly scary. Even her former campaign manager says she has trouble with the facts. That she is a favorite of the tea party says a lot about them, you have to be a mentally disturbed racist to be a member.

  • This Woman is out of her mind. When she open her mouth with just lies, she just don’t KNOW THE problem this cause. Secretary Clinton was greed with angry protested just the other day because of Buchmann lies. Lucky this is only attack she received, It could have cause Clinton life or WAR started by these lies.

    This is just like the Republican Base they lie so much other fool like them act out.
    Lies like Government want your Guns, Who care about there M—–F—ing Guns.
    Lies and Hate like this cause attempt assassination on Gabrielle Gifford.

    They need to get Rid of this Fool she sound like George Wallace Daughter.
    We all know That The Klan relocate to Waterloo Iowa her home town in 1916 but die down because they had to pay taxes to the government back in 1970.

    Today Stormfront has become a prominent online forum began by DAVID DUKE EX WIFE.

    A grew substantially after 2008 election of U S Black President.
    But stated to DECLINE because of their violence history a proliferation of competing Hate Groups. And because decline in the number of YOUNG WHITE MALES AND FEMALES


    Hate make you think , say & do foolish things and sometime the wrong things.


  • howa4x

    They are now finding that Gov Tim P cut bridge inspections a year before the collaspe of that major bridge. this is what government cuts to essential services can do

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  • I am shocked this person can be elected to the US Congress in the 21st century. She needs a mental assessment and wherever the hell in MN she came from she should go back!!!

  • LadyDeb

    Who voted this nut lady in? She can cause problems with other nations. Its just not her fat gums flapping, and we can just laugh at her. GET HER THE HELL OUT OF HERE!

  • This is the most stupid moron so call woman of a white society she need to crawl in a hole without sunlight, and never peep out .

  • Arvid123

    True to form, if the conservative is unable to convinse you of something being wrong, they will be quick to use falshoods to show themselves right. Doesn’t matter how owtragies the lie may be they use.

  • LeftRightLef

    Take it easy on her…after all, her husband knows the right prayer words and technique for curing homosexuality. And they help us all out a lot by taking plenty of govt subsidies. They set the standard for the whack-o far Right to aim for.

  • Joseph Hemphill

    are you now, or have you ever been a muslim extremist ?

  • Why a country like US elected people like Bachman into Congress? She is always off-topic and deficient.

  • Bachmann changed her citizenship to Swiss. She is so erratic. Bachmann plus Romney in one party equals nightmare.This guy – Mitt Romney is insincere and biggest liar in American presidential politics. Read newspapers about Romney outside the US. Romney outside the US may have been arrested for felonies and crooked unpatriotism since a long time. In India, a Detroit-owned firms outsourced by Romney connection are employing workers daily in Asia. People did not listen to Perry and Santorum about how fake Romney is during the primaries. Romney’s hideous secrets and insincerity is making Republicans begin to feel serious cold in a hot summer season. Sorry Mitt, you must show your taxes and records to be president. Time for Republican party to look for another candidate to replace Romney before it is too late.

  • Firstly; to put Michele Bachmann’s name and the word intelligence in the same sentence is ludicrous. I don’t know how many actual mental incompetents have occupied Congressional seats throughout our nation’s history, but it appears to me Bachmann is one too many. Her mental aberrations and oral spewings are as loose cannon; inflaming and causing international repercussions. For this, she should not be allowed to sit on any special committee. For this she should be censured. And if any further odious rantings occur, she should be removed from her position in our government. I believe those she has maligned would be well-advised to sue her.

  • Intelliegence? the tea party? She has a lost her marbles.

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  • B C (batshite crazy) Bachman, still a paranoid schizophrenic after all these years.

  • You can’t teach table manners to pigs !

  • CAThinker

    Now isn’t that ironic… Bachmann sits on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.. Here’s someone who is showing no intelligence at all sitting on a panel that reviews intelligence…

  • WHAT THE FUCK are they thinking to even associate Michelle Bachmann with intelligence?

    • As for why Michelle did this? In simple, easily understood straight talk: Huma works for Clinton. Democrat bad, according to this blowfly-cranium.

  • Ray

    jews taught her well how to be delusional at early age in the KIBOTZ !!! her nick-name was

  • The people in her district must be crazy to vote that nut in to office. This lady continues to say crazy things and the Republican party continues to let her. As the saying goes stupid is a stupid does.

  • onedonewong

    Barak and Hilary are spending taxpayers $$$ on the brotherhood so its not a conspiracy

  • She need to get with Rush Limbaugh ,they be two retards together,,,lol

  • DurdyDawg

    And THAT’S the problem.. Linking her with ‘intelligence’. We don’t know what’s regulating within this pea picker’s brain pan but I do think Stephen King might have a clue. Bachmann, in her ‘sieg heil’ stance, looks almost human on that podium.. That is until she opens her gob then she reveals her true nature. Somebody gag this hussy with a spoon, please.

  • MikePool

    Idiots! It’s astonishing to see how many misguided, foolish people there are in these modern times. Why don’t you all do some REAL research and get the facts before posting comments on something you know nothing about? Have any of you mental midgets ever read any of the leaked Muslim Brotherhood documents? WE HAVE BEEN INFILTRATED!

    And the Tea Party comments… So are you all saying you don’t want limited government? Do you want more taxes, subsides and more loss of freedom? Have any of you ever attended a Tea Party meeting? I’m not talking about a rally. I mean a real meeting. Have any of you?

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  • The_Magic_M

    RWNJ’s love to play Six Degrees of Separation.
    “A knows B who’s related to C who did business with D who lived with E who went to school with F who married G whose father was a terrorist, therefore A is a terrorist or at least sympathizes with them.”
    At least now we know what kind of Spanish Inquisition we are to expect should Tea Partiers ever get control of the country.