Tag: Rep. Michele Bachmann

Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith – And Some Fail Badly
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Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith – And Some Fail Badly

BY JOE CONASON Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude. Wielding the Scriptures like a weapon, these righteous right-wingers are always eager to condemn the alleged sins of others but reluctant to examine their…

Rick Perry’s Bespectacled Mess
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Rick Perry’s Bespectacled Mess

BY JIM HIGHTOWER He’s back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses. Yes, Rick “Oops” Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor’s nationally televised pratfall during a 2011 presidential debate, when he couldn’t remember the third federal agency he intended to ax? Well, he later sniffed…

They Led Us To The Cliff But Can’t Make Us Jump
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They Led Us To The Cliff But Can’t Make Us Jump

BY FROMA HARROP The Tea Party now has its own news site. Based at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, the Tea Party News Network describes itself as “the only trusted news source.” It focuses on such right-wing heroes as Michele Bachmann and Allen West, who just lost an election for a House seat in…

Welcome To GOP Nutland!
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Welcome To GOP Nutland!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER While it’s hard to fathom right-wing nuttiness, it’s sure not hard to find these days. We saw it bloom spectacularly recently, popping right out of the head of Todd Akin, the GOP’s Senate candidate in Missouri. The learned congressman gave America a twisted tutorial on the imaginary science of “legitimate rape,” including…

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