Paranoia strikes deep…

Un-American Activities Committee

Un-American Activities Committee

C’mon you Baby Boomers, sing along…”into your life it will creep…”  Well, to paraphrase Eldridge Cleaver, Un-American activities, or the alleging thereof, are as American as apple pie.

Now we have Representative Robin Hayes saying

“…liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God.”

Not to mention Michele Bachmann of Minnesota who suggested that the news media should:

“…[ investigate] the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America.”

Gee, how would you know?  Funny, also, that she thinks the media, that supine tool of the Liberal Elite would do a decent job of digging out the truth.

Yep, it’s getting pretty nasty as the right wing is backed into a corner with nothing to declare but its stupidity.  And just in case you thought that this is a recent phenomenon, check out this classic essay by Richard Hofstadter on the Paranoid Style in American Politics.

This really is a right-wing thing, too.  When have you heard liberals talking about how conservatives like McCain “hate America?”  We just think he’s a jerk.

2 Responses to Paranoia strikes deep…

  1. averagetodd says:

    Fear has been the hallmark strategy for the Republican Party Since I can remember. And it has often worked. There is a major difference between being a good politician and being a good governor. Our system puts the good politicians in office and, I guess, just crosses its fingers that they will be able to govern. I am sure Fox will heed Bachmann’s call and do a series on “unAmerican Liberals.” I bet they could find a few more Democrats that were once in a building that William Ayers had visited as a child. Ooooh. Go get ’em!

  2. troutsky says:

    How about the McCain worker who carved a B in her face and claimed she was assaulted by Obama fans? Stupid and mean, sure, but she was from Texas. Those words don’t exist in Texas.

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