"Why did Michele Bachmann hire an accused terrorist and ex-spy who pals around with a central figure in the Ugandan effort to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death?
Peter Waldron is a Christian pastor and on-the-ground organizer for the Bachmann campaign in Iowa. He is also, as The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta reported this week, an accused terrorist who spent 37 days in a Ugandan prison after officials there found him with a cache of assault rifles and ammunition in 2006.
"And the hits just keep on coming from Michele Bachmann. From Greg Sargent at The Plum Line -- Bachmann on why she worked for IRS: “First rule of war is `know your enemy’”:
This is fun. Michele Bachmann, on the campaign trail today, offered what seems to be a new explanation for her previous work as a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service, something that has drawn some ire from the right.
Republicans, posturing for the 2012 election, are lining up with the idea of American Exceptionalism. This concept portrays America as so special that it supposedly gives us the right to do whatever we want around the world, without regard for other cultures or political systems. It is, in other words, a form of imperialism that is both destructive and delusional. This is the kind of bizarre thinking that has the potential to make the United States a rogue nation at odds with the entire world.
Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-MD), a physician who ran to repeal the new health care reform law, "surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in," Politico reports.
"Leave it to Liberty University to come up with a statement like this regarding Liberty’s seminary president Ergun Caner:
After a thorough and exhaustive review of Dr. Ergun Caner’s public statements, a committee consisting of four members of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees has concluded that Dr. Caner has made factual statements that are self-contradictory."
"And there in lies the problem, the whole problem, the deep problem that we all face. We live in a world of staggering complexity, a world poised at a dangerous turning point with science and technology living at root of both our problems and our possibilities. And yet, in this poised world and at this critical moment, our leaders are expected to speak to us as if we were seventh graders. Anything else is considered too highhanded, too professorial for the American public. (Do professors teach tenth grade?)"
In eight of the nine questions below, Fox News placed first in the percentage of those who were misinformed (they placed second in the question on TARP). That’s a pretty high batting average for journalistic fraud. Here is a list of what Fox News viewers believe that just ain't so: