A GOOD DAY  2:15 pm October 15, 2009

Only Four Republican Members Of Congress Being Overtly Racist Against Brown People Today

by Jim Newell

9/11 sure did one foxtrot number on this country: “Four House Republicans are charging that the Council on American Islamic Relations is infiltrating Capitol Hill with undercover interns, and they’re basing the charge on a WND-published book that itself is based on the work of a man who posed as a Muslim to infiltrate CAIR as … an intern!” 2010 much?

It’s not even worth breaking down into small bites; just open this TPM article, move your eyes around the screen for 10 seconds without reading any of it, and let the sublime sense of racism and insanity overtake you.

(And yes, Sue Myrick, you dumb sack of shit, nice find with that secret “strategy memo” from CAIR which lays out its very terrorist-y plan to target its lobbying operations — WHAT IT DOES AS A WASHINGTON ORGANIZATION — at members of the “judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees,” the ones that FUCKING DEAL WITH FUCKING AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS, WHICH OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS ONE MIGHT DESCRIBE AS “POOR.” WE BET AIPAC DOESN’T DO ANY LOBBYING OF THIS NATURE. WE BET AIPAC WOULD NEVER TRY TO INFLUENCE AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY OR MAKE CONTACTS ON CAPITOL HILL. Anyway.)

Citing Work Of Right-Wing Intern Spy, GOP Accuses Muslim Group Of Infiltrating Hill With Intern ‘Spies’ [TPM]

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nbawriter October 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Jim, you ditched the Foxtrot gag a tad quickly there. STAY IN YOUR LANE!

ManchuCandidate October 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Wait till they find out about Shwarma, Falafel and Hummus day at the House Cafeteria.

AxmxZ October 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

It’s as though a self-destruct sequence has been issued fromt the Republican mothership.

user-of-owls October 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Intern spies? What in bloody hell sort of ‘intelligence’ do they gather? Coffee preferences? Is that it? The Taliban is going to poison our Splenda supply?

nbawriter October 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm

“They have interns planted in the Capitol! How do we know? Because we have interns planted there!

“Hypocrisy? Well … they did it first! Oh, wait … no, we did. Um … 9/11!”

ChernobylSoup v2 October 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

They couldn’t even get Bachman on board? Reactionary racism fail.

Min October 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Consistency. It is the hobgoblin of little minds.

rmontcal October 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Let me get this straight: the people who infiltrated an organization and worried about organizations being infiltrated?

memzilla October 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Once again, the ‘Thuglicans spot an emerging demographic and promptly alienate them.

Cthulhu Jeebus, at this rate, in fifty years the only people voting for the GOP will be Kang and Kodos.

whenPUMAsattack October 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

The book, a “penetration” of CAIR “exposes” a memo…

AJW October 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Can’t wait to see this on the “New GOP” website.

MattP October 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Pfft…step up your racism game. Hating Muslins is sooooo 2003. Black is the new black.

JMP October 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I like the quote from WorldNetDaily: “The book begins as a real-life, heart-pounding thriller”. Yes, it’s just like a James Bond movie; we all remember the heart-pounding scenes of Connery photocopying S.P.E.C.T.R.E. documents. But this kid did us a great service; who could suspect that the Muslims were up to the sinister work of lobbying? Why, they’re trying to act like normal human beings, with rights and everything; this cannot stand!

MattP October 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Pfft…step up your racism game. Hating Muslins is so 2003. We’re back to hating blacks now.

SayItWithWookies October 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Wait — the party that first sounded the alarm about death panels and the FEMA concentration camps and Obama indoctrinating our children is now blowing someone’s normal behavior totally out of proportion? Golf Tango Foxtrot Oscar.

qwerty42 October 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Intern spies???? wait a minute, what is Riley really up to? WND nees to check!

Naked Bunny with a Whip October 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I wonder how it feels to be so crazy racist. Does it feel good at some level? That’s hard to imagine, yet people cling to it hard.

sowbelly October 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

So they used a lying covert mole intern to expose the lying covert mole interns that are fixin’ to take over the entire guvmint from the bottom up and they are wasting time with a PRESS CONFERENCE? When the situation calls for UNILATERAL ARMED INTERVENTION?

What pale anemic patriots. Chuck Norris would cry.

SayItWithWookies October 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

[re=436057]memzilla[/re]: You’re one Kilo shy of exposing their true identity.

AbstinenceOnly Ed October 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

“And not once did they offer our underage hookers a housing loan. How rude!”

Suds McKenzie October 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I can still hate ACORN right?

Gopherit October 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

There’s a Cohen Brothers movie in here somewhere….

Trent Franks looks like he’s missing a chromosome, and Shadegg looks like a slug trying to fit into Newt Gringrich’s corpse. Between these two and Jake Foxtrot Flake, I wouldn’t blame the rest of you if you firebombed the whole foxtrot state. Just give me 5 minutes to pack and warn Raul Grijalva.

Canmon (the Inadequate) October 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

This is the most boring story involving interns and penetration since Letterman’s.

Native of SL UT October 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Why the worry. Don’t they realize that while these Islamic interns are interns that they have to forgo the “UP” from the traditional Islamic “Blow Up?”

Hooray For Anything October 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

But how could one accuse the Republicans of being racist? Abraham Lincoln was a Republican! Jackie Robinson was a Republican! Some random dude who signed a bill along with a whole bunch of Democrats was a Republican! Look at the web site sheeple!!1!

RoscoePColtraine October 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Just take the “Room Where We Keep The Nation’s Soul” off the facilities tour on New Intern Orientation Day. Problem solved.

Mavky October 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Why are they looking more and more like troglodytes? They are devo.

ChernobylSoup v2 October 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

[re=436061]MattP[/re]: Nice.

Noodle Salad October 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

This is going to be a security blanket for the GOP the next time someone Mark Foleys a page or intern. “He was a Muslin spy!”

pampl October 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

i’m not sure comparing yourself to The Jews is the best way to convince people you arent secretly conspiring

Extemporanus October 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

[re=436062]JMP[/re]: The book is exactly like The Falcon and the Snowman, only with more scenes set at Kinko’s and Burger King.

Extemporanus October 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

[re=436064]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Oh, what tango’d webs they weave…

JMP October 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Also, the whole thing is reminiscent of one the GOP’s worst moments – “I have in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to our spy as being members of the Muslim religion and who nevertheless are still interns working and shaping the policy of the Congress”

assistant/atlas October 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

[re=436047]user-of-owls[/re]: SHHHHH! Don’t give the browns any ideas!

ticklemejethro October 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Jesus that dude’s face is red.

problemwithcaring October 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I had a adjunct prof at GW (a higher up at the Naval Academy) tell us about Pentagon wingnuts who jack off to the fantasy that all the Somali parking attendants in DC are al Qaeda sympathizers and infiltrators, waiting for the precise moment to take down the capitol from the “inside” (by coordinating a simultaneous attack of LOT IS FULL signs…? idk, he never said.)

snideinplainsight October 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I heard that Kenneth was getting all the interns organized.

One Yield Regular October 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

This is like showing up with a copy of Marabel Morgan’s “The Total Woman” and demanding an investigation into who’s not behaving lady-like to their husbands.

Incidentally, I met Sue Myrick once in funeral home (true story, though the details are truly uninteresting). I was not impressed. My dead mother in the next room looked more vivacious.

Lascauxcaveman October 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

[re=436054]rmontcal[/re]: “Infiltrated.” It’s such a sinister, insinuating word.

- Agent X infiltrated the dentist’s waiting room and procured recent copies of The New Yorker
and Field & Stream.

- Officer Y, acting undercover, infiltrated the donut shop and gained intelligence on the street price of a dozen old-fashioneds.

- Our reporter, posing as a school parent, infiltrated the 2nd grade field trip to the Marine Life Center, and took these shocking photographs of 7-year-old children fondling starfish in full view of their teacher, who did nothing to stop them.

snideinplainsight October 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

[re=436123]snideinplainsight[/re]: Shoot! Pages! I meant pages!

Kenneth the NBC Governor October 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Wouldn’t that (falsely) presuppose that interns have influence over anything?

KilgoreTrout_XL October 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I only looked at their website for a minute and now I think I feel myself growing a fuzzy beard WITH NO MOUSTACHE PART. Holy fuck I think I’m muslin now.

snideinplainsight October 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

“I have here in my hand a list of 205 — a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being official Muslin interns and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the Council of American Islamic Relations.”

Catholics4Condoms October 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Oh, so they can infiltrate a muslim lobbyist organiztion posing as a WASP convert to Islam, but they can’t infiltrate Mothra Freaking Al Qaeda?!?

I can tell you why a right-wingtard would infiltrate Al-Qaeda; they are all a bunch of Papa Uniform Sierra Sierra India Echo Sierra!

Cicada October 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Which is worse, that these idiots object to CAIR being allowed to lobby like every other group, or that they are seriously citing a book called “The Muslim Mafia” as a source for their objection?

Good gravy, these people are elected representatives. They get paid to make decisions that affect our foreign policy .

I think I just crapped my pants.

Gopherit October 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm

[re=436160]Cicada[/re]: Remember, the only two things that you aren’t required to test into as a US Citizen are gun-ownership and elected office. I always find that to be a comfort.

Darkness October 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I just want to know if this investigative “intern” was wearing faux fox fur and sunglasses while at work.

Mr Blifil October 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Mock if you must, but our President is only HALF-WHITE I’LL BET YOU DIDN”T KNOW THAT

coolcatdaddy October 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Why does this sound like the conspiracy theory making the Internet rounds a few months ago that illegal aliens were crowding over the border so that Mexico could reclaim the southwest US as their territory?

Why does this make me appalled that these people actually vote for these Republican things?

Poopley J. Crandleberry October 15, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Holy Shit.

So you can be a pretend muslin and get a real life job? Think they post for these on idealist?

AnnieGetYourFun October 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Actually, CAIR is an awful organization that deserves to be infiltrated and destroyed. But Republicans… I mean, it’s in their platform to be racist, hateful child-molesters, is it not?

KilgoreTrout_XL October 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I am currently resisting a very strong urge to buy seven burquas.

Sound CAIR-raid alarm pls.

mardam422 October 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

This is how it starts. First the muslim intern brings the Congressman coffee with one sugar instead of two. The Congressman is unable to stay awake for the vote on House Bill 6667 (The bill to not allow muslim cab drivers). It doesn’t pass. Next, those muslim cab drivers sequester all of their taxicabs and fit them with flamethrowers sticking up out of the trunk.

I think you can see where this is going.


sezme October 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

It’s an intern spy jihad! Run for cover!!!!

PoignancySelz October 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

[re=436066]qwerty42[/re]: I don’t know about anything he’s doing Watergate-style, but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, aren’t they worried about that tophat?

Citizen Kang October 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm


…the only people voting for the GOP will be Kang and Kodos.

No…just Kodos.

comicbookguy October 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

[re=436155]Catholics4Condoms[/re]: Does Al Qaeda have any internships open? I’ll check craigslist.

TheWaltonFirm October 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Oh, and theres this:

Marlowe October 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Doesn’t AIPAC do this?

Marlowe October 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Umm, disregard my previous comment which would suggest I didn’t read the entire story.

S.Luggo October 15, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Which is worse: the Islamic Mafia or the Mafia Mafia? Discuss.

Breaking: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=112881

badmuthagoose October 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Normally I don’t say much about people’s outward appearance. Low-hanging fruit and all that. But I was listening to this clip while doing some work and I happen to look up right at 1:32.

The….person? who starts talking just then actually made me jump. Then, in looking at him further, I cringed.

What is wrong with him? Why did I feel so cold looking upon his visage?

WIDTAP October 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

[re=436042]AxmxZ[/re]: I blame Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

WIDTAP October 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

“Are you now, or have you ever been a Muslim?”

DangerousLiberal October 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm

[re=436051]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: My very first thought when I read this. Not only fail, but EPIC FAIL. Maybe she’s trying to get on teh Faux Nooze again.

dijetlo October 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm

We’ve been looking for the “peak wingnut” event but sadly, I don’t think this is it. The didn’t actually execute a Muslin intern at the press conference in retribution for infiltrating the Congress, so…the perfect storm of wingnuttery continue to build.

LeonardHatred October 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

All that video proves is that Trent Franks is still a MEGA HOTTIE!!!!!!!!


BeWoot October 15, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Hah! Gaubatz! That’s what my wife call my, er, member.

Yessir, I am so proud to be an Arizonan. If you’re countin’ Krazy Kongresspersons, even Oklahoma ain’t shit compared to us.

house of the blue lights October 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Long day, Jim?

Dreamer October 15, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Jim, I am loving the righteous indignation thingy you did there. On behalf of my terrorist cousins thank you!

artpepper October 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Everyone knows the only people allowed to “influence” the legislative “process” are insurance company executives.

drpangloss October 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm

“I have in my hand a list of 52 secret Muslims that work in the whitehouse”

How long? Not long. Won’t be to much longer till some wingnut in either party starts the witch hunt. Let’s face it the dems still harbor a few too.

Barrelhse October 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Those crafty muslins! And they woulda got away with it, except these 4 guys are Vigilant!! (vagi-lint,also.)

EdgarAllanPoo October 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

I never get this right. Is it I could CAIR less or I couldn’t CAIR less?

LowerdPeninsula October 16, 2009 at 2:49 am

This is so embarrassing for us as a country. I wish I could snark, but I can’t. Everytime I hear a conservative, these days, plead that “we’re not all like that”, my only response is that enough of you are like that to totally morally compromise the entire modern conservative movement. Aren’t we supposed to be appealing to each other’s better angels, instead of our readily present and easily awakened demons?

Fuck the GOP, and the oversized, undersexed elephant they rode in upon.

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