From Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared last week on the right-wing talk radio show of Jan Markell, where she spoke out forcefully against the Obama Administration for not wanting to go after foreign terrorists — and for targeting conservatives through the Department of Homeland Security’s report on right-wing extremists:
It isn’t that they don’t want to use the word ‘terrorism,’ it’s who they’re using this word against,” said Bachmann. “And as you had stated correctly, in this report — which I have read, it’s about a nine-page report I believe, if I recall correctly — the right-wing extremists report, they include people who believe in End-Time prophecies, pro-life. It is appalling the people that they named.
She later warned: “People need to realize that truly, our freedoms are more at risk than they have been at any other time in recent history.”
(Audio at TPM link above)
Just in case there was any doubt as to Glenn Beck’s status as a paranoid charismatic who regards himself as a Christ-like figure, last night he predicted his own assassination on television.
Anyone who speaks out against ACORN—including a dissident member of the organization’s Washington, D.C., arm who recently appeared on Beck’s show—is “in danger.”
And Beck is the top target, which is why he told his viewers: “If I’m ever in a weird car accident, or I commit suicide or something, after the media stops celebrating my death, could they check into it? Because I’m not suicidal. And I’m a pretty good driver.”
Addressing the National Rifle Association, [Republican National Committee chairman Michael] Steele warned that “liberal Democrats could control every lever of every branch of government” if Obama picks a “young, activist, left-wing justice.”
“Supreme Court justices hold lifetime appointments,” Steele said according to his prepared remarks. “That is why it is imperative that President Obama take his time and search for a nominee with the wisdom and grounding to interpret the laws of our great nation – not one who will have a knee jerk desire to ’empathize’ with the concerns of Americans. Sounds like instead of another Judge Roberts, the President is looking to put Doctor Phil on the Court.”