This quote from Harris should have every Republican up on arms but unfortunately the party is quickly being taken over by the likes of conspiracy theorists like Bachmann along with the Tea Party who support her:
“Go to hell, Senator, it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap,” Harris concludes.What a nasty thing to say about anyone you disagree with and that is the problem today by some of those on the right as they attack viciously anyone who disagrees with them. This election has been an eye opener at just how many nasty people are involved in today's politics and makes you wonder why anyone would run for office or take a job that would put them in the target zone.
In Arizona being Hispanic is a problem to some of these people who don't care if they are here legally or not -- they put them all in the same category. Saw some of that when I helped out McCain in the Senate primary race against Hayworth using this blog. Some of the Hayworth supporters were way over the top and frankly bigots. Shame on Senator McCain for believing people no matter their origin or race should be given a chance to be successful. (sarcasm) The more I have learned to know about the Senator, the more respect I have for him.
No longer listening to some posters on sites where if you don't agree with their outlandish statements, you are the one with the problem and are called names. I took my blinders off some time back but this man tops everyone although Mark Levin I have been told is over the top in his rhetoric defending Michelle Bachmann, but then he also supported "I am not a witch" O'Donnell and the lackluster candidate in Nevada Sharron Angle. We cannot forget Rush Limbaugh and his over the top rants he keeps making.
What do conservative pundits have in common? They work for Clear Channel who is owned by Bain Capital. The deal in which Bain Capital became one of the owners of Clear Channel was initiated just a short time before Mitt Romney's first run for president.
Wouldn't it be great if a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America? Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think. Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others. Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States.Imagine this, Rush got a big raise just when Romney is running for office this time, does little research on Romney and gets on board. Why anyone listens to his rhetoric today and cannot think for themselves makes me wonder who they are. I guess I have a different group of people for friends and family because no one I know listens to these pundits any more. Most of my friends are like me and listen to sports talk radio or music. Much less upsetting. When you find yourself talking back to the radio, time to turn to another station.
What is upsetting to common sense conservatives who happen to be Republican is that people like this Wes Harris who heads a Tea Party is damaging the Republican brand whether some want to admit it or not. But then some Republicans are perfectly happy to be a member of a party that doesn't think twice about attacking people who are not white or a member of their evangelical church. You see it when some of these people talk at Town Halls. I am frankly embarrassed by some of their comments which are right out of the gutter. Is this what the leaders of the Republican Party want the face of Republicans to be?
Marco Rubio was criticized for standing up against the Bachmann group along with others but none have been treated like Senator McCain although it is starting to come close for Rubio as Debbie Schlussel attacks the Senator:
UPDATE: Marco Rubio joins the chorus of Islamo-pandering Republi-dhimmis attacking Michele Bachmann (maybe Muslims helped him avoid criminal charges for illegally charging tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses to his Florida GOP credit card)***The hatred is going to destroy the Republican Party if the leadership is not careful. When you choose to hate someone and will do anything to destroy them, you have lost your way and that is exactly what I am seeing today out of some so-called Christians who are vicious and hateful with no basis in fact. They are so filled with hate and doom and gloom that it makes you wonder how long the Republican Party can survive before people like me and a lot of others take a walk.
What happened to the Party of Civil Rights or the positive outlook of Ronald Reagan or willingness to help others less fortunate? Looks like it doesn't exist anymore as the Koch Brother's Tea Party movement has taken over a lot of the Republican Party with the Kochs joining with other big donors to elect Romney. Is it so they can get the DOJ off their back for alleged bribes in the Middle East? Would they destroy the Party to get out of serious trouble. Without a doubt just like their speculation on oil drove up the prices which hurt our economy. They are rich, selfish people who only believe what they want matters so they formed organizations like Americans for Properity and the Tea Party movement to get their way.
The hatred of Obama is so far over the top I find it embarrassing to be a Republican with the racist comments thrown at the President. Been told if I don't support Mitt Romney, then leave the Republican Party. I am not leaving yet because I want to make sure my voice is heard as a longtime Republican, but that day could be drawing near if things don't change after November. I will not remain in the same party with a bunch of bigots who look no further than the color of a person's skin, their religion, or nationality and report conspiracy theories as facts even when they have been disproved.
Truth does not seem matter to some of these people today -- it is the narrative which is important. Just like Fox News reporting on what Obama said cut out major portions and changed the whole meaning and next day Romney takes it and runs with the Fox version. Did the same thing yesterday with the foreign minister of Australia -- misquoting his words to say what he wanted which caused the foreign minister to issue a statement to set the record straight. Is this who you want for a President? That's who the Koch Brothers and other major donors want! Just remember the Koch Brothers help found the Tea Party movement -- same movement that has bred people like Harris.
The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing Posted: 07/24/2012 10:14 am Updated: 07/24/2012 2:28 pm
Conspiracy theories about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood publicly dribbled down to the lower echelons of conservative politics this week, with an Arizona Tea Party leader promising to launch a recall effort against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for his defense of Abedin.
Last week, a group of Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) drew widespread condemnation from both sides of the aisle for the loosely sourced contention that Huma Abedin, the Muslim-American wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
McCain strongly pushed back against this charge, taking to the Senate floor to call the allegations "nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman."
Wes Harris, the founder and chairman of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, now says McCain's words have given him grounds to mount an effort to unseat the longtime senator.
In an interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Harris called McCain an "embarrassment," before laying out a variety of unapologetic anti-Islamic sentiments.
“Have you ever read the Quran? I suggest you do so, because anyone that is a Muslim is a threat to this country, and that’s a fact,” Harris told the Times. “There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. If they are Muslim they have to follow the Quran. That’s their religion and that’s their doctrine.”
According to the Times, Harris believes Muslims are incapable of being loyal to the U.S., because he claims that their faith in Islam and the Quran trumps any other allegiance. He also apparently believes Muslims shouldn't be able to serve in the State Department at all.
“Is [Abedin] a Muslim? Is she an active Muslim?” Harris asked the Times. “I rest my case. That’s all she needs to be.”
In his email airing his grievances, Harris also linked to the Bare Naked Islam blog, an internet clearinghouse for Islamophobia that claims to have further proof of Abedin's supposed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. One post touts a new report from the Center for Security Policy, the right-wing think tank behind the paper that led to Bachmann and her cohort's initial inquiry, that seeks to unveil the "Islamist" roots of Abedin's mother.
While other top Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), came out to reject Bachmann's accusation, Harris says McCain's defense of Abedin is just the latest in a string of actions that have warranted a recall effort.
“Go to hell, Senator, it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap,” Harris concludes.
Source: Huffington Post