Putting radical Islam above national security
Okay, if you’re one of the few readers of the daily newspaper still left, you might have noticed we reconfigured its absurd editorial headline into one that better suits our tastes.
Today, the liberal newspaper has Congressman Trent Franks in its sights. It makes perfect sense. After all, Franks is a conservative Republican, married to a woman and has no trouble getting reelected. Topping this list of egregious acts is no doubt Franks’ recent endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon — a thumb-in-their-eyes action averse to the powerbrokers McCain and Kyl — who endorsed status quo Jeff Flake, in their united effort to ensure a seamless transition of a squish to fill Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. There is justification for their concern.
The newspaper accuses Congressman Franks of trying to find “a new way to embarrass constituents,” slurring he is apparently “not content to watch legislators bring scorn upon our state.” These purveyors of yellow journalism, finding no pond too murky, even compare the Congressman to Sen. Joe McCarthy and his zeal for exposing Communist Party aficionados in the 1950s.
Franks alleged offense? He joined former Republican presidential candidate Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (maligned in the editorial as merely a “tea party” leader) in signing a letter alleging the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the highest levels of our federal government.
The guns-a-blazing posse at the newspaper allege there is no proof, and compare the intelligence to “spinning a conspiracy theory.” But from the perch high above the building in which the aptly nicknamed Repulsive now openly cohabits with Channel 12, the liberal brain trusts wittily suggest the congressional contingent refocus “to aliens in Roswell.”
“At least that one was entertaining,” the smug editorialist opines. “And it didn’t embarrass Arizona.”
Bachmann responded Friday with this in-depth and well-documented 16-page, 59-footnote letter to Ellison. The letter contains additional details about the June 13 allegations made by Bachmann and Reps. Trent Franks., Louie Gohmert, (R-TX), Thomas Rooney, (R-Fla.), and Lynn Westmoreland, (R-GA).
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has an excellent review. Of course, her conclusions are not the same as the Republic’s. Please take time to acquaint yourself with this critical situation. You won’t get anything more than politically correct slop from the Arizona Republic.
Franks didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Among his many assignments, the Congressman serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Judiciary Committee and chairs the Constitution Subcommittee, and is a member of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus. And popular Congresswoman Bachmann, a tax attorney and economist, is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Financial Services Committee. They both know how to follow the money.
When members of Congress with this level of expertise look into the activities and follow leads about political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood’s tentacles into our highest levels of government, they should be given acclaim rather than derision. That wouldn’t fit the agenda of the pompous, politically correct goons at the daily endeavor.
*He was joined by André Carson (D-Ind) in 2008.