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Are Bachmann and Sununu attacks part of a new McCarthyism?

There are 400 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 19, 2012, titled Are Bachmann and Sununu attacks part of a new McCarthyism?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

John Sununu apologized, not for the sentiment but for these words: "I wish this president would learn how to be an A Former White House Chief of Staff, and former New Hampshire Gov.

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#423 Jul 24, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>must be a domestic terrorest code word.
Yes, for a domestic, bumbling, ignorant, know nothing, frightwing terrorist by the name of Le Jimbo Dumbo.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#424 Jul 24, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>hahahaah Sarah 9, establishment 4..........I like her odds.
Your most intelligent post in years.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#425 Jul 24, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Hey froot loop, I sand nothing about Muslims, I think you should learn to read before commenting crap. Bill Ayers and his wife Dorhn were both part to the weather underground which bombed government buildings. Obama started his political career in their home. It's fact, either disprove it with fact or go back to your butt buddy and cry on his..........shoulder.
DUMBO BIRTHER NUT

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#426 Jul 24, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, right after Kerry, Shumer, Pelosi, Reid and Franken.
DUMBO BIRTHER NUT

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#428 Jul 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>get a room
DOUBLE DUMBOSPAM
Nicetry

Colorado Springs, CO

#431 Jul 25, 2012
Mykro and Doctor My Eyes, you are exposed, Troll. Crawl back under your rock. LOL!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#432 Jul 25, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, for a domestic, bumbling, ignorant, know nothing, frightwing terrorist by the name of Le Jimbo Dumbo.
So tell us how it feels to be on the wrong side of American Opinion and history. Don't you ever get tired of being wrong and proving that insanity is rampant in LiberalVille?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#433 Jul 25, 2012
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>
DOUBLE DUMBOSPAM
We know how you like the daily double cupcake......got flour.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#434 Jul 25, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>DUMBO BIRTHER NUT
Proving my point of being domestic terrorist, the libeals now are taking up for stupidity as a way to give credibility to their loathsome rants.
Billy Ringo

United States

#435 Jul 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, that Domistic Terrorist and his terrorist wife Dorhn.......they should have been sent to GITMO.
That all you got, boy? A recycled post from 2008 .........

70,000 posts, and that's all you got?

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#436 Jul 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>So tell us how it feels to be on the wrong side of American Opinion and history. Don't you ever get tired of being wrong and proving that insanity is rampant in LiberalVille?
I never get tired of calling you out for what you are. A DUBOSPAMMING frightwing birther nutcase. And that's not an opinion, it's a fact.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#437 Jul 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Proving my point of being domestic terrorist, the libeals now are taking up for stupidity as a way to give credibility to their loathsome rants.
Stupidity Stupidity. DUMBO BIRTHER NUT DUMBO BIRTHER NUT.
see the light

United States

#438 Jul 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Proving my point of being domestic terrorist, the libeals now are taking up for stupidity as a way to give credibility to their loathsome rants.
I've noticed on most sites, hell call people a Birther nut. He doesnt know anything else.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#439 Jul 25, 2012
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>I've noticed on most sites, hell call people a Birther nut. He doesnt know anything else.
If you're not a birther nut, you've got nothing to worry about. Are you or not?

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#440 Jul 25, 2012
Nicetry wrote:
Mykro and Doctor My Eyes, you are exposed, Troll. Crawl back under your rock. LOL!
Hey Mykro! Now they think I am a sockpuppet of yours. Sorry about that!
People In Glass Houses

Dayton, OH

#441 Jul 25, 2012
The Divine Miss M - NYTimes.com
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The Divine Miss M. By FRANK BRUNI. Published: July 23, 2012. What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more ...
OpEd:The Divine Miss M(ichele Bachmann)- Democratic ...
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By FRANK BRUNI Published: July 23, 2012 33 Comments What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many ...
People In Glass Houses

Dayton, OH

#442 Jul 25, 2012
What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.
Does it call for smearing people on the basis of flimsy conspiracy theories? That’s what Bachmann just did to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by essentially suggesting she might be a mole for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does it endorse scaring young women away from immunizations that could spare them serious illness? Bachmann did that during her memorable presidential campaign, when she blithely drew an unsubstantiated link between a vaccine for the human papillomavirus and mental retardation.
Does it encourage gratuitously divisive condemnations of Barack Obama as “anti-American,” one of many incendiary phrases in her attacks against him in 2008? And does it compel a war against homosexuality waged with the language and illogic she uses?
She has said that gay men and lesbians are dysfunctional products of abuse and agents of “sexual anarchy,” and when the singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge was battling breast cancer years ago, Bachmann helpfully chimed in:“This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.”
Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?
Coontinued
People In Glass Houses

Dayton, OH

#443 Jul 25, 2012
Part Two-Divine Miss M-Bachmann

Over recent days she has drawn attention for the letter that she and four other Republican lawmakers sent to federal intelligence and security agencies last month. It expressed fears that the Muslim Brotherhood might be infiltrating the government, and it mentioned Abedin. She’s Muslim, after all.

My aim here isn’t to re-litigate Bachmann’s crimes against reason and decency, all widely documented.

It’s to wonder why we accept her descriptions of herself, and in turn describe her, as a deeply religious woman. That grants too much credence to her particular, peculiar and highly selective definition of piety. And it offends the many admirable people of faith whose understanding and practice of religion aren’t, like hers, confrontational and small-minded.

Bachmann is an evangelical, and has spoken rhapsodically about the experience of being born again. After that moment, she said,“I absolutely understood sin, and I wanted no part of it.” She plunged into politics nonetheless.

We routinely place her in the “religious right,” a phrase that frustrates me, tidily linking a certain set of political beliefs with profound devotion. We talk much less frequently of any “religious left,” and that disparity implies that a seriously faithful person is most likely to land on just one end of the political spectrum.

Tell that to the Nuns on the Bus, who rolled across the country last month focusing on social welfare and expressing alarm about the impact that cuts in federal spending might have on struggling Americans. Their politics line up more neatly with liberal than conservative policies, but the nuns reflect a Catholicism no less true or widespread than that of the bishops carrying on about gay marriage and birth control.

Speaking of gay marriage, both the Reform and Conservative branches of Judaism in this country have embraced it, and the Episcopal Church in the United States has developed a special blessing for same-sex couples. Leaders of these denominations would tell you not that they’re flouting Judeo-Christian tradition but that they’re doing full justice to their faiths, which hinge on more than reflexive fidelity to chosen passages from ancient writings. They hinge on the human intellect and its ability to filter timeless values through modern understanding.

Because he’s a social liberal, Cory Booker, the Newark mayor, is seldom mentioned in terms of religion, but it turns out that he’s made a study of the Bible, as well as other sacred texts, and given considerable thought to faith. On his Facebook page a few months ago, he mused thusly:

“Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children.”

I know many progressive, big-hearted Christians who rise to that challenge, and it’s wrong for a single Christian label — without asterisk or annotation — to be attached both to them and to the likes of Bachmann.

So maybe it’s time for annotations. Most of us distinguish, rightly, between Muslim extremists and other followers of Islam. Perhaps we should start noting the difference between Christians of real compassion and those of exclusionary spite.

Bachmann’s on to something: dangerous fundamentalists have indeed set up camp deep inside the capital. She can find one in her office. She need only look in the mirror.

A version of this op-ed appeared in print on July 24, 2012, on page A21 of the New York edition with the headline: The Divine Miss M.

EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#444 Jul 25, 2012
People In Glass Houses wrote:
What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.
Does it call for smearing people on the basis of flimsy conspiracy theories? That’s what Bachmann just did to Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by essentially suggesting she might be a mole for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Does it endorse scaring young women away from immunizations that could spare them serious illness? Bachmann did that during her memorable presidential campaign, when she blithely drew an unsubstantiated link between a vaccine for the human papillomavirus and mental retardation.
Does it encourage gratuitously divisive condemnations of Barack Obama as “anti-American,” one of many incendiary phrases in her attacks against him in 2008? And does it compel a war against homosexuality waged with the language and illogic she uses?
She has said that gay men and lesbians are dysfunctional products of abuse and agents of “sexual anarchy,” and when the singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge was battling breast cancer years ago, Bachmann helpfully chimed in:“This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.”
Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?
Coontinued
Everything you just quoted, IMOP Bachmann was right on the target, muslims are beholding to only islam. Gays and lesbians are dysfunctional, they are not normal, if believing in god will help them fine. Before you get goofy, I don't believe in any religion, it's for mainly superstitious people that could or might need a crutch in life.
Eric

Charleston, WV

#446 Aug 2, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text> I love suking off dudes. I love feeling their rods in my mouth and feeling there juice shoot down my throat.
Le Jimbo your a freak

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