Saturday, October 18, 2008

Willful Ignorance: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Here's Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) channeling Joe McCarthy, and spreading more eliminationist rhetoric. Ms. Bachmann, just remember, is your friend. You might wish to consult that site every once in a while. It'll save you from embarrassment.

The next video demonstrates an appropriate response to such demagoguery - with even Pat Buchanan chiming in to refute Bachmann's nonsense.

One quibble with what Katrina Vandenheuvel said: the extremism Bachmann was spewing was unleashed a while back, and it's safe to say that there is plenty of "violence, hatred, and toxicity" to go around any more. The Pandora's Box was opened long ago, and we're reaping its bitter consequences. Just looking at Buchanan's face, one of the more notorious perpetrators of eliminationism of the last few decades appear taken aback by Bachmann's statement, which is partially a product his own rhetoric, was priceless.

Videos h/t David Neiwert at Crooks & Liars.

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