GOP: Still Not Done Turning Their Party Into a Joke

I have it on good authority they're actually going to try to reanimate Senator Joseph McCarthy in Dr. Cheney's Undisclosed Lair on Halloween Night, and then this great idea will really have the iconic champion it deserves:
Republican members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus said the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) have tried to plant "spies" within key national-security committees in order to shape legislative policy.

Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), citing the book Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America, called for the House sergeant at arms to investigate whether CAIR had been successful in placing interns on key panels. The lawmakers are specifically focused on the House Homeland Security Committee, Intelligence Committee and Judiciary Committee.

"If an organization is connected to or supports terrorists [and] is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices, I think this needs to be made known," said Broun, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee. "So I join my colleagues here today in calling for action."
I guess they haven't heard: It's much worse than you even imagine, Patriots, because our president—that's right, the President of the United States of America—is a Muslim!

Oh, pardon me. I mean a half-breed muslin. STILL!

My friend Steve points out that the book serving as source material for this reengineered Red Menace witch-hunt was published by none other than WorldNetDaily, the sterling hotbed of journalistic integrity that considers Chuck Norris a brilliant political commentator. He adds:
As for "infiltration" of CAIR, the man who pretended to be a Muslim and an intern apparently took as many documents from the organization as he could during his time there, and discovered that the lobbying group intends to do "ordinary lobbying work on Capitol Hill." When Myrick, Shadegg, Broun, and Franks released an internal CAIR "strategy" document yesterday, they unveiled "a fairly straight forward public relations and lobbying strategy."
BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA! This Neo-McCarthyist bullshit is as pathetic as it is laughable. But it's also potentially dangerous; this is exactly the sort of poisonous soil in which national panics have taken root before, and many people's lives were ruined in the process. I can only hope the rest of the Republicans in Congress are decent enough to dismiss their colleagues' fearmongering for the balderdash it is, and, if Republican decency is once again in short supply, that Speaker Nancy Pelosi stomps on this dreck like a diseased bug.

The GOP loves to say it's the party of ideas, but they're not good ideas. In fact, they're not even new ideas. This came straight from the 1950's in a rickety-ass time machine fueled by pure liquid bigotry.

And once again I ask: Who says Republicans aren't good conservationists? They recycle more useless shit than anyone else I know.

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