The U.S. House of Representatives has always had its share of dimwits… always. They don’t call it the ‘lower chamber’ for nothing.
The Senate was originally the ‘upper crust’ of society. They were educated. They were landowners… people of stature. To a great extent, they still are.
The House of Representatives? Eh – not so much. Commoners, ‘normal’ people…
Michele Bachmann (MN) and Louie Gohmert (TX) are ‘normal’ in spades. No extraordinary thought synapses going on here…
Each has made a career of loony paranoid accusations. These two have little to fear though. ‘Loony’ works well in their districts, and they are sure to be reelected this year. Re-election and death are about the only two options for members of Congress. (The rare, third option, is to resign in disgrace, as Anthony Wiener discovered.)
And so it is that Bachmann and Gohmert join together in their most recent loopy accusation, now alleging that long-time aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, has three family members connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ugh. Another witch-hunt, much like the ‘birth certificate’ episode. Joe McCarthy would be proud. Feel free to read this for detail on why this is just another Bachmann / Gohmert fantasy.
I do find it curious, though, that these ‘patriots’ only seem find conspiracies among the Democrats. They never seem to find uncomfortable facts among their GOP colleagues. Hmmmm.
This episode reminds me of the Texas politician who, many decades ago, campaigned all over rural Texas declaring that his opponent was an ‘admitted homosapian.’ The politician wasn’t confused, he knew what homosapian meant, but he was counting on the ignorance of his audience to make this ‘evil’ seem real.
As P.T. Barnum tried to teach us, you can never aim too low…
Like Senator McCarthy in the 50’s, Bachmann and Gohmert are always hoping and praying to find some sort of conspiracy, be it communist or Muslim or socialist or…whatever…
Further evidence that there is no IQ test to be a member of Congress.
A tip of the hat to John McCain, who was among the first to declare these accusations to be bogus.