[M]ichele Bachmann has now accused her fellow Minnesota Congressman, Keith Ellison, of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, adding the highly respected Democrat to her imagined conspiracy theory.
In this theory, the nefarious organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood is placing their own people in top positions in the United State Government. Congressman Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s Fifth District, is the only Muslim in Congress. So Bachmann, who is probably the most batshit crazy person to ever be elected to Congress, assumes he’s naturally part of this secret coup.
In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck today, Bachmann said Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, “has a long record of being associated with … the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis, refuted those allegations in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, saying he has no ties to the movement. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international Islamist movement that recently came to power in Egypt, which some say maintains ties to terror groups such as Hamas.
Accusing Keith Ellison of being in the Muslim Brotherhood is nuts. Bachmann has very seriously stepped over a line here. Again. Further than usual. She’s had these uber-crazy episodes before. Like the Bathroom Episode. And the Bushes Episode. But her handlers, or something, have kept her more in check in recent years. But that seems to be not happening right now. She may, in fact, be melting down as we watch.
OK, now, Imma tell you about a conversation I had a while back with a highly placed political operative in Minnesota. Let’s call him Joe.
I asked Joe what he thought about the various candidates that had come forward within the DFL to run against Bachmann. He said, “It doesn’t matter. Bachmann has lots of money, her district loves her, the Republican Party is not going to let her lose, so nobody can beat her. It’s a waste of political energy to worry about who runs against her.”
“Yeah, I know,” I replied. “But not having a do-able candidate running against her is like not having a winter emergency kit in your car at all times. You never know when you’re going go into the ditch during a snow storm.”
“What?” Joe asked. “What could possibly happen that would allow any candidate to beat her?”
“Well,” I said. “She could always go over the edge. She’s close enough anyway. She could go totally bonkers and bounce off the wall so far she flies out of the park and is no longer viable. That’s when you want your candidate there.”
“Chances are one in ten at best,” Joe concluded.
I wish I had taken that bet.
Oh, just so you know, Jim Graves. That’s the name of the guy running against Bachmann. Here’s his site.