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Even Republicans Backing Away From Bachmann Craziness

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Is it possible that Michele Bachmann has finally gone too far even for many of her fellow Republicans to tolerate? Yesterday, it was John McCain taking to the floor of the Senate to denounce her for the Islamophobic conspiracy theories she's been...


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Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday September 28, 2012, 2:31 am
Nice picture, looks just like her.

Edwin M (346)
Friday September 28, 2012, 7:01 am
I truly hope that 2012 is the year that brings sanity back to congress and the senate. Bachmann,West,Cantor,
McConnell and all the other right wing extremists will hopefully just become sad memories after this election

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 9:02 am
Im sorry but this woman is a first class idiot!!!

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 28, 2012, 4:32 pm
Sorry I can't you more green stars yet, but you all deserve them!

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 6:15 pm
Clearly,the photo reveals Bachmann's true self.

Michael Carney (217)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:19 pm
My question is what's wrong with the people in her district in Minnesota, who keep voting her back to Congress? Do these people actually think what this vile creature says is true? How could anyone with a shred of decency vote for her?

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:32 pm
Michael. I do believe Bachmann's words and actions are coming back to bite her in her posterior!

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:45 am
At least some people are coming to their senses.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:56 am
I do so love this picture of Bachmann. It really captures her so called soul.

Georgia L (209)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:49 am
I am still in shock that this weirdo is on the 'Intelligence Committee'. My how we have fallen.

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:14 am
noted, thanks Carrie great picture of her!!!

Mary S (1)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:26 am
I note that they say it wasn't nice, and the lady is nice, etc., but never stating point blank tht the lady has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood. Betcha anything, she has no idea what the Muslim Brotherhood is, and really doesn't care, just makes for more headlines, consequences be damned.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:49 am

Sharon F (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:25 pm
I live in MN. Sure hope is not re-elected; had enough of her.

James E (16)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:40 pm
A poster child for what is wrong with America. Hopefully America wakes up and sends right-wing zealots like her to the unemployment line.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:44 pm
It takes a real sorry individual to be so bad that even the extremists who helped to create her and her crazy party are backing away from her.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:40 pm
The Repugs are running from the Bachmann hills but they still support Tod Akin.....

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:13 pm
It is interesting that there is proof of Abedin's ties with the Muslim Brotherhood yet you all call Bachmann crazy. Surely it is crazier to villify the person who points this out than to ignore the ongoing security information that may well be being passed on.


Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:14 pm

Huma Abedin’s Muslim-Brotherhood Ties .

Andrew C. McCarthy

Despite mounting evidence of close ties between the Muslim Brotherhood and Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Clinton’s close aide, Republican congressional leaders — particularly Senator John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner — continue to target their ire not at the State Department but at Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Rep. Bachmann is one of five House conservatives who have raised concerns about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of our government. Glenn Beck reported Tuesday that GOP leadership is trying to extort an apology out of Bachmann by threatening to boot her from the House Intelligence Committee if she fails to submit.

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That got me to wondering: Any chance Speaker Boehner might take just a couple of minutes out of his busy jihad against Bachmann to focus on how the State Department — during Ms. Abedin’s tenure — has cozied up to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief sharia jurist?

Sheikh Qaradawi is a promoter of jihadist terror. His fatwas endorse terrorist attacks against American personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombing — by both men and women — against Israel. He is a leading supporter of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. He also runs an umbrella organization called the Union for Good (sometimes referred to as the “Union of Good”), which is formally designated a terrorist organization under American law. The Union for Good was behind the “Peace Flotilla” that attempted to break our ally Israel’s blockade of the terrorist organization Hamas (the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch) in 2010.

That’s rather interesting — at least to me, though apparently not to Speaker Boehner — because Huma Abedin’s mother, Saleha, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s female division (the “Muslim Sisterhood”), is a major figure in not one but two Union for Good components. The first is the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief (IICDR). It is banned in Israel for supporting Hamas under the auspices of the Union for Good. Then there’s the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) — an organization that Dr. Saleha Abedin has long headed. Dr. Abedin’s IICWC describes itself as part of the IICDR. And wouldn’t you know it, the IICWC charter was written by none other than . . . Sheikh Qaradawi, in conjunction with several self-proclaimed members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In McCainWorld, these are what are known as “a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations.” But I digress. Clearly, these significant Muslim Brotherhood connections are of scant interest to Speaker Boehner, who has decided the problem is not the Brotherhood connections but the people who are shedding light on the Brotherhood connections. Nevertheless, since Boehner purports to be all about cracking down on wasteful government spending, at least when he’s not signing off on deals to extend President Obama’s credit card by another trillion or three, I thought I might ask whether the State Department’s Fulbright Scholars Program aroused his curiosity ever so slightly.

Fulbright, by its own account, is “the government’s flagship program in international educational exchange,” promoting “mutual understanding” between the U.S. and other countries. In the 2010–2011 academic year — the year of the Union for Good’s “Freedom Flotilla,” if you need a time marker — one Fulbright scholarship was awarded to a lucky chemistry student from Qatar. Her name is Siham al-Qaradawi, and she just happens to be the daughter of Sheikh Qaradawi.

Now, besides despising America and having lots of global academic connections (at least in countries where he’s not banned), the sheikh happens to be a very wealthy man — the sharia-advisory business can be very profitable. And while the sheikh’s daughter is said to be an exceptional chemist, the world is full of exceptional chemists. How is it that Qaradawi’s daughter gets the State Department prize? I’m just wondering, and wondering if Speaker Boehner is wondering.

Oh, one last thing. Obviously, Huma Abedin does not make Obama administration or State Department policy. Policy is made by President Obama and Secretary Clinton, and they hardly needed Ms. Abedin in order to have pro-Islamist leanings.

Nevertheless, since Secretary Clinton’s tenure began, with Huma Abedin serving as a top adviser, the United States has aligned itself with the Muslim Brotherhood in myriad ways. To name just a few (the list is by no means exhaustive): Our government reversed the policy against formal contacts with the Brotherhood; funded Hamas; continued funding Egypt even after the Brotherhood won the elections; dropped an investigation of Brotherhood organizations in the U.S. that were previously identified as co-conspirators in the case of the Holy Land Foundation financing Hamas; hosted Brotherhood delegations in the United States; issued a visa to a member of the Islamic Group (a designated terrorist organization) and hosted him in Washington because he is part of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary coalition in Egypt; announced that Israel should go back to its indefensible 1967 borders; excluded Israel, the world’s leading target of terrorism, from a counterterrorism forum in which the State Department sought to “partner” with Islamist governments that do not regard attacks on Israel as terrorism; and pressured Egypt’s pro-American military government to surrender power to the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood parliament and president just elected by Egypt’s predominantly anti-American population.

So I was hoping maybe the speaker could explain to us: Hypothetically, if Huma Abedin did have a bias in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, and if she were actually acting on that bias to try to tilt American policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, what exactly would the State Department be doing differently?

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday October 1, 2012, 12:00 am
The Evangelicals for whom Bachmann is speaking, have a vested interested in the so-called "Clash of Civilizations" -- they wish for an Armageddon-like Final Conflict with the Muslim world, preferably a Nuclear one, because it would validate their Biblical view of the world {and be a necessary prelude to the Second Coming of Jesus}.
Evangelical crazies are a real danger to the world and need to be exposed as the religious fanatics that they are. They are behind the "Innocence of the Muslims" movie trailer that was like a sharp stick in the eyes of the entire Muslim world. If they can PROVOKE violent and even terrorist acts, that makes them happy. They and the Muslim extremists, complement and thrive on each other!

Lloyd H (46)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:07 am
Gillian, I could not help but notice that most of your supposed 'proof' originates from Shoebat. That is a problem as the man a complete fake and shill, there is absolutely no proof for any of his claims of conversion to Christianity or his ever having been a terrorist. And all of your tin hat logic seems to ignore one really big fact, Abedin has been through more and more through back ground and security checks that Bachmann or any of the other Teavangelical loons.

Carrie B (306)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:32 am
Gillian, you have tried spreading this nonsense before, but it just doesn't work because you don't have anything that remotely resembles fact. Just a lot of right wing hate and propaganda! Give it a rest already.
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