Just as I was beginning to wonder whatever became of Michele Bachmann, the queen of wacky political rhetoric, I suddenly discover that she remains in top form, we see HERE:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is no stranger to outlandish conspiracy theories but the former GOP presidential primary candidate took her theories to a new height in an interview earlier this week with the American Family Assocation’s Sandy Rios. Bachmann claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated various department of the U.S. government.
Bachmann’s bizarre conspiracy theorizing about a “penetration” of the U.S. government matches closely with the conspiracy theories espoused by Center for Security Policy (CSP) President Frank Gaffney who in recent months has found himself ostracized by mainstream Republicans for his accusations about a Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations as well as the American Conservative Union.
FOOTNOTE: The aforementioned Frank Gaffney is the guy responsible for popularizing this bogus Abraham Lincoln quotation back in the days when people like him were trying to impugn the patriotism of Democratic critics of the war in Iraq:
“Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.”
Not only did Lincoln never say any such thing, but he also was a critic of the Mexican War during his one term in Congress.