Saturday, October 18, 2008

McCain's crazy campaign mouthpiece evokes "Red Scare"

Congratulations to the McCain campaign, it's quite possible they've found a mouthpiece that is even more twisted, vicious and unethical than Sarah Palin. Yesterday on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a prominent McCain-Palin supporter, launched an unfettered, crazy rant where she said, among other things, that she's "absolutely" concerned that Obama is anti-American.

Bachmann attacked Obama for everything from Bill Ayers to his association with his wife (that's right, his wife). Evoking memories of McCarthyism, black lists and Red Scares, she even called on reporters to investigate which members of Congress are secretly against America. Watch the clip:



I know the McCain campaign is stuck in the past with old ideas and sleazy tactics, but a resurgence of the "let's get the commies" fear mantra used 50 years ago is a bit of a stretch even for them. Interesting that Bachmann, in her demented mind, doesn't think anyone should report about:

  • McCain's association and friendship with G. Gordon Liddy
  • McCain's position on the board of the U.S. Council for World Freedom, an organization that was implicated in a secretive plot to arm Nicaraguan rebels
  • McCain's transition team leader worked as a lobbyist for Sadam Hussein's government
  • Sarah Palin was blessed by a preacher at her church, the Wasilla Assembly of God, to protect her from witchcraft
  • Sarah Palin's husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP), a Secessionist Party, for seven years
  • Sarah Palin praised the AIP in a speech earlier this year and she received praise in return from the leader of AIP who implied, on camera, that Palin was their candidate for governor but she had to "call herself a Republican" in order to win the election

I'm trying to decide who is crazier, Bachmann or that poor old woman at McCain's rally who said Obama was an Arab. If you're disgusted by Bachmann's remarks, send a letter or call her at her DC office:

412 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2331




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1 comment:

agarthi said...

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