If there’s one sure way to figure out whether your claims and views are bordering on utter lunacy, there’s at least one good way to find out: If Alan Keyes agrees with you, you’ve gone off the deep end. So I’m hardly surprised to see Keyes supporting Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt of Huma Abedin and anyone else who has ever been in line at Starbucks with someone who is Muslim.
During the GOP’s blatantly rigged 2012 primary season, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., distinguished herself as a sincere spokeswoman for the conservative grass-roots constituency the nomination of Mitt Romney will emphatically betray. Just recently she joined with several of her colleagues courageously to demand an investigation into evidence the Obama faction has placed people associated with organizations that promote Islamic jihad and Shariah law into high-level positions in the U.S. government, from which they may be exerting inordinate influence on America’s foreign and national-security policy. Now key members of the elitist faction’s leadership in the Democratic and Republican parties have embarked upon a scurrilous campaign of personal destruction aimed at discrediting Bachmann’s demand. Their campaign makes use of ad hominem attacks that accuse her of anti-Muslim bigotry and falsely suggest that her apprehension has no factual basis. Yet the ad hominem assault appears to have been launched precisely because Rep. Bachmann capably established the solid basis for her concerns…Why has the GOP leadership unleashed this communist-style purge against Michele Bachmann? Why do they seek to thwart the demand seriously to investigate what could very well be a fatal threat to America’s security? Why do they cooperate in discouraging an inquiry into what appears to be a serious lapse of competence and/or loyalty in the Obama faction’s stewardship of America’s most vital national-security interests?
Apparently, when Keyes uses the term “elitist” what he really means is “not as batshit crazy as I am.” And oh, the delicious irony of accusing Bachmann’s critics of engaging in a “communist-style purge.” I’ll give that about 900 milli-Fischers on the psychological projection scale.