This has been a week in which someone at the Republican National Committee must have said, "Send in the clowns!"
Bachmann was the premier buffoon. The Minnesota congresswoman alleged that a top aide to Secretary of State
On Wednesday, Sen.
Bachmann’s former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, was just as scathing. "Having worked for Congressman Bachmann's campaign for president," he said, "I am fully aware that she sometimes has difficulty with her facts, but this is downright vicious and reaches the late Senator
Bachmann is unrepentant, as usual. Her information on Abedin came from a couple of right-wing, anti-Islamist conspiracy mongers. One is Frank Gaffney, a columnist for the conservative Washington Times; the other is retired Gen. William Boykin, who, in 2003, famously said the war on terror is a spiritual battle between Muslims and "Christian America."
Boykin and Gaffney have advanced another fanciful story that Bachmann has taken up as her own. They contend that the Obama administration somehow engineered the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in the recent
When pressed by American reporters about the questionable source of their information, the protesters refused to believe that a former general, a member of Congress and a pundit would just dream this stuff up. They do not understand that it happens every day in the "land of the free." Heck, on Tuesday, Limbaugh said godless liberals had something to do with the fact that the evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane -- you know, like
American conservatism has come to be dominated by conspiracy-crazed clowns. This presents a problem for members of the Romney team as they schedule speakers for the upcoming Republican National Convention. How can they keep from giving a few of these cranks a speaking role? Bachmann, after all, was a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination at one point. Another firebrand who adopts the conspiratorial tone with regularity is