The writer, Matt Taibbi, is the author of a fascinating piece of character assassination called "Michele Bachmann's Holy War." He received an award from the small-c communist organization known as Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Notable members of DSA include anarchist-communist intellectual Noam Chomsky, ACORN hagiographer John Atlas, convicted East German spy Kurt Stand, and a galaxy of America-hating Marxists such as Frances Fox Piven.
Should it then be any surprise that he characterizes Bachmann, now a contender for the Republican presidential nomination this way:
Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government. [...]
In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you've always got a puncher's chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she's living completely inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she's built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies.This is the way those on the far left routinely characterize strong, principled conservatives: as out-of-control nutbars, religious zealots, and fascistic demagogues.
Expect much more of this kind of crap in the coming months.
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America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.