The latest attempt by the republican party to subvert and undermine US foreign relations may end up costing the swiss ex candidate for president Michele Bachmann her position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.Bachmann along with other right wing extremists are accusing Huma Abedin of having nefarious and treasonous relationships with members of the Muslim Brotherhood,which after winning the recent elections in Egypt ,much to the dismay of the righties have shown no desire to renounce the peace agreements with Israel or engage in any aggressive behavior against the US.This does not contribute to the electoral victory of the republican party , so they are trying to undermine the obviously successful results the US state department has accomplished in this aspect.
It is extremely disappointing that people like Bachman, endowed with extreme prejudices and limited intelligence, are continually able to get elected to positions of authority. The problem is the equally ill informed or apathetic people who elect these lunatics.
if there are not enough votes to advance common sense ideas it's not the fault of the ill informed or the uninterested it is our fault for not doing enough to advance our cause and let ourselves be defeated by the likes of limbaugh and the other talking heads and peons of the wealthy and the corporations.
I admire your fighting spirit and optimism. But it is probably going to take a constitutional amendment to undo the damage done by the Supremes ruling in “Citizens United”. They are basically allowing elections to continue to be bought by the biggest check writers. This will not be an easy fight.
I never thought that I would live to see the day that the Supreme Court succumbs to influence peddling. This institution is supposed to be our last line of protection against big moneys’ corrosive power. YET WITNESS:
Over $300 million in outside spending deluged the 2010 Congressional elections, and it is estimated that more than $1 billion will be spent by outside groups on Republican candidates throughout the nation this year, overwhelming the competition (mostly Democrats).
The five ill voting Supremes are not stupid. They are well aware of these FACTS. And yet their tortured legal reasoning is an insult to any intelligent system of analysis. I would have preferred, “If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck”, it’s called selling our country to the highest bidder.
Frankly, along with state initiatives for a Constitutional Amendment, I would recommend that the IRS do a thorough analysis, an in depth type of audit as in RICO cases, to ferret out just how much “disguised money found its way to these justices or their carefully constructed alter egos. If we are able to unravel schemes that send money to terrorists through phony charities and other front companies, we should be able to discover, for example, $600,000 speaking fees being paid to wives of Supremes by spurious entities for equally spurious speaking engagements.
If it looks like a duck…
My Egyptian friends say he has those ties. Because he does have them the blood shed hasn't been a bad as it would have been if he hadn't.
Not intending to reflect badly on your Egyptian friends, TT, dare I point out the obvious. With only six degrees of separation between everyone in the world, anyone can be said to have those ties!
isn't it a good thing for egypt,for israel,for the us and the world that the new egyptian government didn't renounce the peace agreements with israel?
We all know there is only one nation in the Middle East that matters to the far right.
Hint: It starts with the letter "I."
But has three syllables, not two.
this was such a blunder even that happless bohener hat to come out and slap the swiss miss.
Four other moron Tea Partiers in the House signed Bachman's letter:
Trent Franks, AZ, Louie Gohmert, TX, Thomas Rooney, FL, Lynn Westmorland, GA.
To their credit, John McCain and Boehnert criticized Bachmann calling her accusations "pretty dangerous" and "no place in American politics." Gingrich and his pal Glen Beck defended Bachman's neo-McCarthyism.
well ,Mc Cain is a man of principle, no surprise there, Bohener was surprising because I didn't think he would have the Backbone to stand up to the right wing loons.Gingrich will say anything that gets him in the news,and poor Glen Beck is a Limbaugh wannabe without a millionth of Rush's talent.
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