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07-24-2012, 02:28 PM
"The most most misguided naive and egregious decision.."
Video: John McCain on Citizens United (http://youtu.be/WEaF4yNYVkY)
07-24-2012, 07:32 PM
<span style="color: #000099">And in other McCain Related News--the Tea Party is going nuts over McCain's response to bat-sh*t crazy Bachmann's "the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating America" nonsense. </span>
Tea Party Leader Attacks John McCain – Even Issuing What Could Be Called A Death Threat
July 24, 2012
By Nathaniel Downes
Original North Phoenix Tea Party chairman Wes Harris had some very strong words about Arizona Senator John McCain this week, as reported in the Arizona Capital Times (http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2012/07/23/tea-party-leader-says-all-muslims-a-threat-to-u-s-seeks-recall-of-mccain/) .
For rising to the defense of Ms. Abedin, Mr. Harris said that Senator McCain was standing for “more a fascist type of organization.” He also said that Senator McCain was defending “Islamic enemies of America” for his rebuke of Representative Michele Bachmann’s comments against the State Department aide earlier this month. Harris further said “He just took Michele Bachmann over the coals on the floor of the Senate for her warning about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating our government. It’s just one of many things. It culminates in this latest debacle.”
The most damning piece, however is when he ended it with this:
“Go to hell, Senator, it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap.”
This new McCarthyism is beyond insane. They have taken a page right out of the old Wisconsin Senator’s playbook, crossed out “Communist” and put in “Muslim Brotherhood” and are using it verbatim. Harris even admitted that it did not matter whether any ties between Ms. Abedin and the Muslin Brotherhood existed or not. That she was Islamic was enough to disbar her from government, according to him.
Harris, a precinct committeeman in Arizona Legislative District 6, may be violating the terms of his committee membership by calling for the recall of a sitting Arizona Senator. If nothing else, it would be difficult for him to claim to be unbiased in handling future elections.
The founding founders of this nation purposefully put into the Constitution a prohibition on religion being any basis for public service. So, we end this piece, written by them, as found in the US Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 3:
"No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
07-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Conservative Congressman Defends Separation Of Church And State, Criticizes Bachmann’s Witchhunt
July 23, 2012
By Stephen D. Foster Jr.
Michele Bachmann has been pushing a conspiracy theory against Hilary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, claiming that she is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. Most Americans probably fully expected conservatives to jump on this conspiracy and start McCarthyism-style investigations against Abedin. But Republicans such as Senator John McCain and Rep. Mike Rogers, among others, have defended Abedin.
On Sunday, yet another deep red conservative stepped up to the plate to slam Bachmann, and believe it or not, actually defended the right of Muslim Americans to practice their faith.
During a town hall event in Wisconsin, GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner responded to a constituent’s call to support Bachmann’s witchhunt by calling Bachmann’s conspiracy theory “wrong” and then went on to defend the separation of church and state and explain that the Constitution gives everyone, even non-Christians, the right to practice any faith they belong to or to practice none at all.
￼”Let me say that I do know Huma Abedin and I think that the comments that were made about her in that letter, whether or not they were taken out of context, were the wrong thing to do,” Sensenbrenner stated. “I think the Constitution in saying that there shall never be a religious test for any office of trust and profit under the United States meant that people should not be judged on the basis of their religious beliefs or lack of religious beliefs. That was Thomas Jefferson that put that in the Constitution — I think he was right.”
The constituent then responded with a bigotry laced opinion, saying, ￼￼
“I think that there’s a political ideology that’s a concern in Islam that is concerning and that should be looked at and we should know that this person is not a threat…”
Sensenbrenner shot back. “Heidi, Heidi, Heidi, the First Amendment prohibits the government from making a distinction between what is “good religion” and what is “bad religion.” That’s none of the government’s business. Religion is a personal issue to every one of the people who lives in the United States, whether you practice a faith, how you practice a faith, whether you don’t practice a faith, whether you say you’re a member of a faith but don’t practice it, it’s none of the government’s business. And this is the whole issue of religious freedom. And that has been one of the most cherished freedoms that this country has had since it’s beginning.”
Here’s the video: http://youtu.be/C5nzs058b5E
I know what you’re thinking. Has hell frozen over? This is a very conservative politician calling out Michele Bachmann and actually singing the praises of separation of church and state. Of course, Sensenbrenner was courageous to stand up for what is right. He risks being labeled a false conservative, a Republican in name only, a liberal sympathizer, and anything else the Christian right can think of. So Sensenbrenner should be defended rigorously by anyone who agrees with his words above if and when the attacks begin.
It’s exceedingly rare to hear a conservative defend real religious freedom in this country. For years, conservatives have made every effort to make us believe that the Constitution only protects the Christian faith. It’s very refreshing to finally see a conservative break from this effort to stand for truth and facts. Now if Republicans would halt their attempts to ban same-sex marriage and a woman’s right to choose under the guise of protecting religious liberty, true religious freedom would prevail. But for that to happen, hell really would have to freeze over.
07-24-2012, 08:54 PM
We'll take political correctness to our grave. McCain and his fellow establishment Republicans are what needs to be defeated...plus all the Dems, of course.
I love it when these so-called Patriotic lovers of the USCON trash it every time they open their mouths. LOL
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Harris accused Abedin of having ties to an Islamic extremist group, and he objected to the fact <span style='font-size: 14pt'>that a Muslim was working for the State Department in the first place.</span> </div></div>
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." </div></div>
Gayle in MD
07-25-2012, 08:31 AM
While I admire McCain for speaking out against Bachmann's disgraceful behavior, he should also call for her resignation.
The problem with Repiglicans is that they never DO anything to penalize their own, whenn push comes to shove, they always fall short of rendering appropriate punishment for their own.
There have been so many corrupt, illegal actions displayed by Repiglicans over these last several decades, but you never hear of a fellow Repiglican demanding appropriate punishment, or launching any efforts to punish their own corrupt, law breaking, disgraceful fellow Repiglicans.
Bachmann disgraces her own state. One would think that by now, after her non stop slander and lies, repulsive behavior, and display of indications of emotionally illness, that the people of Minnesota would be embarrassed enough by her irrational statements to throw her out of office!
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