It’s no secret that many believe that the Republican party has declined changed significantly since the days of President Eisenhower. Why mention Eisenhower now? Because historians believe that it was his “hidden hand” in the background that eventually helped to remove the infamously paranoid witch hunt-leader, Senator Joseph McCarthy, out of office.

Recent statements by the GOP’s second-ranking (behind Sarah Palin) attention hound — former presidential candidate and current Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann — are as paranoid as those uttered by Senator McCarthy during his quest all those many years ago to ferret out communist forces in America. In short, Ms. Bachmann believes it is her duty to call attention to those dastardly, deceptive, devious Muslim forces, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, that are infiltrating the nation…all through Huma Abedin, Deputy of the State Department and aide to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. In a letter sign by other GOP batshit loonies representatives, Ms. Bachman said:

“The Department’s Deputy, Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and /or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policy making.”

Ummm….huh? Really?

Thankfully, though there isn’t much of it in the GOP these days, sanity is stepping in. None other than John McCain, for whom I’m still holding a grudge for introducing the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii to political noteables Sarah Palin and anti basic education ‘Joe the Plumber‘, has stepped up to defend Ms. Abedin as a dedicated public servant. He said that nobody, should launch a “degrading attack against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are an ignorance of that hey stand for.”

Yeah, we thought that’s what America stood for. Something about proof, tolerance, fair-minded leadership, discussion before accusation…

Thanks, Mr. McCain, for providing some leadership. Now, if only we can find you a way to get enough rope to rein in your bleating colleagues whenever they see fit to trash any/everyone who doesn’t believe or function in the manner in which they do. Maybe then, with a little more effort, from you’ll be able to restore the GOP’s bad name.


The Brooklyn Dame is that snarky Brooklyn chick from the UK who founded Borderless News and Views. She enjoys left-side politics, economics, finance and great seafood chased with a glass of Muscato. When she’s not plotting her escape from her corporate overlords, she’s writing ‘fight the wrongs on the Right’ articles. You can follow her on Twitter and read more of her posts on the BNV site or on BNV’s Facebook page.

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The Brooklyn Dame is a dame from the UK. She’s an ever-evolving student of the world and globe-hopper who currently calls Brooklyn, USA home. She’s an overly-degreed, prospective escapee from indentured servitude in corporate America who has an opinion about (nearly) everything. Of course, there are some things about which she’d have to try really hard to muster up an ounce of care; she’s worn out after she reads up on politics, finance and global events. You can follow her, and her site, Borderless News and Views, on Facebook and Twitter.