Way To Go, Bachmann

I’m sure she didn’t want this to happen:

Police and federal officials have placed security around ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, after a New Jersey man threatened her, law-enforcement sources said.

An individual, described as a Muslim man, made the unspecified threat after Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) last week claimed Abedin’s family had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and asked for a probe to see if she is helping the Islamist organization.

Stay classy, teabaggers.

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75 replies
  1. 1
    The Fat Kate Middleton says:

    Thank you, Crazy Eyes, for making this woman’s life even more of a hell than it was. God.

  2. 2
    Amir Khalid says:

    I, on the other hand, am pretty sure that Michele Bachmann doesn’t give a damn that it did.

  3. 3
    JGabriel says:

    Stochastic Terrorism strikes again.

  4. 4
    gbear says:

    This antic might actually cost her the election. She may be in MN’s biggest teabagger district, but some of these people know when they’re starting to look like fools. She moved into really stupid territory when she started pointing fingers at fellow rep Keith Ellison.

  5. 5
    Warren Terra says:

    How long until Bachmann calls for the NYPD’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood to be investigated?

  6. 6
    cathyx says:

    In Michelle’s defense, Huma Abedin does sound kinda Muslimy.

  7. 7
    fuckwit says:

    Wait, what?

    Wasn’t Weiner one of the most strident AIPAC supporters when he was in Congress? Like, whatever Israel wanted to do, anytime, he was all for it?

    How the hell could anyone believe he would have married a Muslim terrorist? Fucking seriously people.

  8. 8
    Hal says:

    Any chance Bachmann can be recalled? Or sent to Mars?

  9. 9
    JPL says:

    @Amir Khalid: This. She only cares that her name is in the news. Whether she causes others to die or be inconvenienced is irrelevant and yet sickos vote for her.

    also, too.. I think anyone who votes for her is deranged.

  10. 10
    NotMax says:

    Michelle Bachmann “asked for a probe?”

    Any number of people would be more than glad to oblige, with the instrument of their choice.

    Anything further practically writes itself.

  11. 11
    NobodySpecial says:

    Countdown to ‘unrelated crazy’ in 3…2…1…

  12. 12
    Yutsano says:

    @Amir Khalid: This. Everyone likes to pretend Michele is an idiot. She’s not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. The End Times aren’t gonna come by themselves after all.

    @JPL: Yesbut…she protects teh bebehs and thinks teh ghey is icky. Her Fruit Loop husband notwithstanding.

  13. 13
    PeakVT says:

    Bachmann was just doing the Lord’s work by helping police locate another Muslim terrorist. /wingnut

  14. 14
    JWL says:

    It could be worse. God forbid, that Bachman be martyred.

    I’m not being cavalier invoking that nightmare. But Bachman, and the whole rotten lot of her T-Bagging allies, should pause and consider the phrase ‘double-edged sword’ before spouting off in their typically irresponsible manner.

    Lest We Forget: Sarah Palin’s bulls-eyes campaign ad, that targeted democrats.

  15. 15
    Heliopause says:

    Does anybody else remember the interview last year, I’ve forgotten who was conducting it (Stephanopolous?), where the interviewer told Bachmann that all the evidence points to Obama having been born in Hawaii and Bachmann’s response was basically, “alrighty then, he’s an American.” Has it occurred to anybody to tell Bachmann that Abedin has passed all sorts of screenings, then maybe her response will be, “alrighty then, she’s okay.” I’m not so sure the problem with Bachmann is that she’s a McCarthyite so much as that she’s goddamned stupid.

  16. 16
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @gbear: I wouldn’t hold your breath. Look at this from the perspective of a Bachmann voter: all this Abedin woman needs to to is embrace Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and if necessary renounce her family, and the problem goes away. And because no one’s keeping her from doing it, her problem really is self-inflicted.

    @Yutsano: She’s not. She knows exactly what she’s doing.

    Absolutely. Theocracy is a powerful tool for simplifying the world — all the confusion and chaos just goes away…. Peace, clarity, order reign in its wake.

  17. 17
    Amir Khalid says:

    @cathyx:
    Huma Abedin is, in fact, a Muslim.

  18. 18
    PurpleGirl says:

    Juan Cole (Informed Comment) has a post explaining how Bachmann herself has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Quite interesting.

  19. 19
    Anya says:

    @gbear: You’re giving her constituents way too much credit. She’s always been crazy and yet they elect her time and again.

  20. 20
    geg6 says:

    Karma is the bitch that’s gonna get this fucking evil loon in the end. Hell, it’s already gotten the gay-hating bigot by marrying her off to the biggest closeted gay guy I’ve ever laid eyes on

  21. 21
    Yutsano says:

    @geg6: Marcus is like Oscar Wilde reincarnated. With no insult intended to Mr. Wilde.

  22. 22
    johnny gentle famous crooner says:

    Yeah, but if the threat was by a “Muslim man,” that only confirms Bachmann’s theory that all Muslims are evil, crazy and should be feared.

  23. 23
    GARY CAMPBELL says:

    @Hal: I opt for Mars.
    What a fucking piece of shit this Bachmann bitch is, huh?

    Turn her fucking crazy ass out into the street!

  24. 24
    gbear says:

    @Anya: I’m willing to stick with my prediction that she loses this year. The democratic candidate is a fairly wealthy businessman from St. Cloud MN and I don’t think there are any independent candidates with enough draw to split the non-Bachmann vote. She won with less than 52% of the vote in 2010. I believe her time is up.

  25. 25
    Ben Franklin says:

    What are the demographics of the Minnesota District which keeps sending her back to Congress?

  26. 26
    desertflower says:

    Michelle Bachmann’s hate and paranoia is reason one should never walk the corridors of govt again.She should be voted out, and be immediately taken off any committees that she sits on…Intelligence Committee…REALLY?! Was that some RWNJ’S idea of a cruel joke?
    I found this interesting: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201.....otherhood/

    So now she says that Norquist has ties to the MB? That’s really something, considering, SHE SIGNED HIS PLEDGE!

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfil.....igners.pdf

    In fact, check ALL the names of the elected officials (local, state, federal) that have gone against their oath of office! http://www.atr.org/taxpayer-protection-pledge

    Pass it around and make some noise. Bachmann is batshit crazy, but every single one of these signers is unfit to serve their constituents. They only serve their master, Norquist…not the people that voted them into office.

  27. 27
    Amir Khalid says:

    @fuckwit:
    Per Wikipedia, she’s also a protegee of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

  28. 28
    gbear says:

    @Ben Franklin: People who don’t have shit and think it’s because someone else (below them) is taking it away from them. Rich assholes also too.

  29. 29
    Ben Franklin says:

    Hmmm St Cloud. I believe largely of norwegian descent.

    Breivik? Loughner may have Norwegian blood.

  30. 30
    Yutsano says:

    @gbear: Her district is this horrific gerrymandered atrocity that in a sane society should not exist. But the wingnuts got the legislature in MN, so you guys are stuck with her.

  31. 31
    Ben Franklin says:

    No offense to Norwegians, in general. Just sayin’

  32. 32
    Citizen_X says:

    after a New Jersey man threatened her

    LONE NUT LONE NUT NO CONNECTION YOU’RE TRYING TO SILENCE ME I’M JUST ASKING QUESTIONS.

  33. 33
    Ben Franklin says:

    @gbear:

    No offense meant. Hope none taken.

  34. 34
    WereBear says:

    Bachmann is the result of an born-again upbringing.

    As a woman, she is told she is good for cleaning and cooking and if she insists on getting an education and working anyway, she must feel guilty about it and basically work two jobs.

    They can’t do much in the way of dating and life exploration, so they marry to get some autonomy; only they don’t have any then, either, if they marry a straight guy from the same culture.

    They often marry closeted gay men because they are so sweet and polite and silently suffering; much like they are. And what’s a closeted gay man to do in that culture but “find a nice girl.” Some of them might even believe it will cure them; for a while.

    There’s probably a stress related cause of her horrible migraines, she’s a victim and will stay one, probably forever.

    Not to excuse the harm she creates. Just some perspective. She is crazy; but it’s worth wondering what made her that way. And the people who vote for her because they think the same way.

  35. 35
    gbear says:

    @Yutsano: The wingnut legislature didn’t do the redistricting.

    Because the Minnesota Legislature and governor were unable to agree on a plan for new districts, a special panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court did the job.

    The districts are now a bit less gerrymandered than they used to be.

  36. 36
    Brian R. says:

    @Heliopause:

    I’m not so sure the problem with Bachmann is that she’s a McCarthyite so much as that she’s goddamned stupid.

    Can’t it be both? See also: Gomert, Louie.

  37. 37
    Nutella says:

    @Citizen_X:

    No, no, no. If the guy’s a Muslim he’s part of a vast and evil conspiracy. If he’s a Presbyterian then he’s a lone nut.

    Bachmann, however, has many ties to the Muslim Brotherhood herself, as does (according to her own sources) Norquist.

  38. 38
    gbear says:

    @Ben Franklin: No offense taken by me. I’m in the district of the fabulously liberal Betty McCollum. I never have anyone to bitch to about anything because all my reps are almost always on the same page as I am. I am planning on calling all my reps on Monday to make a plea for sensible gun control.

  39. 39
    trollhattan says:

    @NotMax:

    Michelle Bachmann “asked for a probe?”

    Going out on a limb and guessing any probe request was from Marcus. And thank you, Michele’s district for continuing to send us this shining gift to democracy. –America

  40. 40
    GxB says:

    For the legally inclined, can BatshitGirl be legally liable from either a criminal or civil standpoint should anything occur to well, anyone, because of her high profile rantings. I already suspect the answer is “No” as Who(tm) already pushed it with the surveyors cross-hairs, Billo and the Babbykiller, etc. But they keep fukin-dat-chikin, eventually something will snap.

    Say something hideous like the Tate murders but instead of saying The Beatles we’re sending him coded messages, some nut clearly states it was Bachmann. Party of responsibility my ass, I know the practical answer, but any chance of any repercussions at all?

  41. 41
    Nutella says:

    @GxB:

    any chance of any repercussions at all?

    No.

    SATSQ

  42. 42
    GxB says:

    @Nutella: Okay, let me rephrase. It’s illegal to falsely shout “FIRE!” in theater (horrible timing for this analogy but it’s so familiar):

    1) Has anyone ever actually done this and been prosecuted?

    2) Is Batshit Shelly pushing against the legal definition of slander?

    I’m not asking for a pound of flesh, I’d just like her to STFU.

  43. 43
    Quincy says:

    Not sure if this came up in an earlier thread, but I caught a brief portion of Meet the Press this morning. David Gregory was more awful than I’ve ever seen him, doing his best to shut down any conversation related to gun control. But the moment that really sent me over the edge was when as Dancing Dave and his law enforcement guest had stumbled on to a discussion of the need for the public to report those who need help or may be suspicious (as an alternative to communist and obviously ineffective gun control). Dem. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy pointed out that encouraging citizens to report each other can have negative consequences as evidenced by recent comments by some of her colleagues in congress. She was polite enough not to call out Bachmann by name but the reference was clear. Anyway, Gregory cut her off and immediately asserted that it was clear wild accusations were being made by both sides. I wanted to reach into the television and strangle him right then.

  44. 44
    Another Halocene Human says:

    @WereBear: So, what I want to know is, is she sexually repressed/unfulfilled because Marcus ain’t doin’ for her, or is she sexually repressed/unfulfilled because she’s a lesbian and terrified of acknowledging that fact?

  45. 45
    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Quincy: No gun control, but inform on fellow citizens to the polizei.

    Cool plan, bro.

  46. 46
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    NRO’s Andy McCarthy has picked up the ball and is backing Bachmann, Gohmert, et al.

  47. 47
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    What is also damning,is Peter King, who likes to hold hearings on Muslims, ala the House Un-American Committee. All this war on the Muslim people and the drumbeat of Muslim hate, in the city that houses the Holocaust Museum.

  48. 48
    AxelFoley says:

    Didn’t read the rest of the thread yet so I don’t know if this has been answered, but what is Weiner doing about this? Some nutbag bitch ex-colleague of mine starts some bullshit that endangers my wife, I’m gonna bust that bitch’s ass.

  49. 49
    karen says:

    @Nutella:

    Which is the real reason why McCain and the other Teanuts (there isn’t a Republican party anymore) were turning on her last week. She bit her master.

  50. 50
    Hill Dweller says:

    @Quincy: Gregory has always been a Republican water carrier, but I wonder if he has stopped even pretending to be objective at this point in hopes of The Money saving his job.

    As for Bachmann, she has been saying stupid shit for years. Why is this latest wingnuttery too much for the party?

  51. 51
    hueyplong says:

    I’m distressed at the extent to which I begin to consider Bachmann and her ilk to be lesser humans.

    Of such thoughts are bad things made.

  52. 52
    Lojasmo says:

    @Yutsano:

    Actually, as somebody from closer to MN-6 I can say that she is completely stupid, crazy, or incompetent…likely a component of all three.

    Google “Bachman hides from gay”

  53. 53
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) [snip] asked for a probe to see if [Abedin] is helping the Islamist organization.

    Transvaginal probe? I’m thinking multi-tasking here.

  54. 54
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @JGabriel:

    Absolutely correct.

    Bachmann is a terrorist. It’s time she was treated like one.

    I suggest waterboarding. Just for the sake of waterboarding her worthless jeebofascist ass.

  55. 55
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:
    Oh hell. Pwned two hours ago by NotMax@10.

    Speaking of hell, I read somewhere recently (can’t remember where, could have been here) that Bachman’s parents named her Michele with only one L so the word hell wouldn’t be part of her name. Heh. That worked out beautifully.

  56. 56
    Thor Heyerdahl says:

    So, given her visceral hate of muslims, did she get pregnant from a big black muslim in her younger years and have to abort the baby?

    Given her corndog performance at the Iowa State Fair, she showed that she’s apparently already good at handling the meat.

    (snark folks…mostly)

  57. 57
    LosGatosCA says:

    @Hal:

    Any chance Bachmann can be recalled? Or sent to Mars?

    FTFY

  58. 58
    LosGatosCA says:

    @Hal:

    Any chance Bachmann can be recalled? Or sent to Mars?

    FTFY

  59. 59
    Wazmo says:

    @fuckwit: Same thing with Grover Norquist-but Frank Gaffney, chief purveyor of these nonsense charges, is a work of art all his own.

  60. 60
    burnspbesq says:

    @JWL:

    God forbid, that Bachman be martyred

    Bachman undoubtedly believes that if she were to take one for the team, as it were, she would go straight to Heaven and be rewarded with 72 hawt cabana boys.

  61. 61
    Quincy says:

    @Hill Dweller: Don’t watch him much, but always figured he was representative of a Bloomberg-like villager mindset where his Republicanism was all about low taxes and defending the financial elites. Hearing him on gun control was an eye opener. No direct financial benefit to him that I can see, he justs hates hippies Bobo-style.

  62. 62
    Yutsano says:

    @burnspbesq:

    Bachman undoubtedly believes that if she were to take one for the team, as it were, she would go straight to Heaven and be rewarded with 72 hawt cabana boys.

    Are we talking about Michele or Marcus?

  63. 63
    burnspbesq says:

    @Yutsano:

    Are we talking about Michele or Marcus?

    Nothing wrong with sharing.

  64. 64
    kay says:

    Yet, we were sternly lectured by pundits, including Ryan Lizza, that believing that Bachmann is a nutjob made us liberal elitists who didn’t understand Real America. We were told we had to take her seriously as a presidential candidate.

    No, we don’t. She was a nutjob then, and she’s a nutjob now, and I don’t care that she was a tax lawyer, or has foster children, or how many fundamentalist Christians adore her.

    She’s a raving lunatic, and if political media are too cowed to admit the obvious, that’s their problem.

  65. 65
  66. 66
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Yutsano: Actually, she is now officially in my district, but will be allowed to run in her old district.

    @gbear: I would hope so, but I’m not sanguine about it. I had hopes last time, and that didn’t work out.

    Michele Bachmann is a crazy, vindictive, loathsome asshat who needs to die in a fire immediately.

  67. 67
    kay says:

    Does the House even have ordinary workplace rules? If Michele Bachmann were running around a private sector workplace acting like a crazy person I would like to think there would be some sort of employer intervention action, a referral to counseling, some mandatory leave time, something.
    How long is she going to be permitted to level these insane accusations in the course of her employment? At what point do her so-called GOP “colleagues” take her aside and tell her she needs a vacation?

  68. 68
    jwb says:

    @kay: “if political media are too cowed to admit the obvious, that’s their problem.” Kind of like Kessler and his Pinocchios.

  69. 69
    kay says:

    @jwb:

    I watched Ryan Lizza, who was apparently covering her in the GOP primary, deliver a sanctimonious, prim little lecture all about how Bachmann was a serious candidate and people (like me) who think she’s crazy as a loon were underestimating her seriousness and intellect.

    No, I wasn’t.

    She’s crazy as a loon, and that’s not “elitism” or “patronizing to heartland voters”, it’s obvious to anyone who observes her objectively and listens to what she says.

    They’re so afraid of coming off as eastern elitists they are incapable of making any kind of rational judgment call.

  70. 70
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    In any sane, honest society, we would ignore crazy people who run around calling random people terrorists because they believe some wack-job conspiracy about Muslim takeover. Instead, we elect them to congress and put them on national security committees and invite them on talk shows to talk about their fucking stupid bullshit.

    Michele Bachmann is a goddamn liar and a fucking lunatic. I’m ashamed to live in a country where the likes of her can be elected to anything.

  71. 71
    e.a.f. says:

    Bachmann will continue with her crazy statements as long as they are reported. I would suspect she is one of those who has a real need to be the centre of attention. Now that she is no longer a “presidentual candidate” she needs her fix. She doesn’t care if its true or not. She doesn’t care who gets hurt, as long as she gets her publicity.

    I am sure we will hear more from Bachmann as the election comes closer. I expect we will hear her call for investigations into the military, fbi, cia, etc. If it weren’t that people are being hurt by her open mouth, it would actually be quite funny.

    Now of course we know why America is in such trouble, if this is an example of what is elected to office. My god they are stupid

  72. 72
    jenn says:

    I think the reason that this is a step too far for some of her Republican colleagues is primarily what happened in Egypt. I don’t think even Boehner, coward as he is, much liked seeing Hillary Clinton – especially as Secretary of State – assaulted, even with tomatoes (and who knows what other threats may have been made) because of these lies. Some of these folks are sane enough to see that these lies aren’t stopping at the nation’s boundaries. John McCain in particular, considers Hillary a friend. Some of them may actually care about Huma Abedin’s reputation and safety (not to mention other falsely vilified Muslims), but I’d lay bets they’re primarily concerned with safety and reputation of Hillary as Secretary of State.

  73. 73
    jayjaybear says:

    @burnspbesq: The funny thing is that that’s what Marcus hopes happens to HIM!

    ETA: Goddamit, Yutsano!

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    SRW1 says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Actually, she is now officially in my district, but will be allowed to run in her old district.

    Love that assertiveness. And if she makes it to Congress again in 2012, any chance she can get the boot in 2014?

  75. 75
    Roy G. says:

    I don’t remember if it’s been posted at BJ, but this Twitter feed from someone sitting next to Bachmann on a plane trip to DC shows where she gets her top seekrit intelligence. H/T Wonkette:

    http://wonkette.com/474020/mic.....ng-edition

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