Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rep. Bachus has a List of Socialists – Kind of Like Joe McCarthy

Mark this down and do not forget about it.  This is the kind of thing that made Joe McCarthy a household name. 

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) has a list of 17 House members who are also card carrying socialists.  "Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists," Bachus said and he gave a “specific number of House socialists when pressed later by a reporter.”  I’m sure he pulled that number out of his ass.

I am not joking about this.  This is dead fucking serious.  Have you ever seen the original Manchurian Candidate?  If you haven’t, you should not because Republicans like to point to it as an Obama warning, but because it’s an amazing film.  There’s a recurring theme running throughout the film where drunk Senator John Iselin keeps holding up a piece of paper and screaming “I am United States Senator John Yerkes Iselin, and I have here a list of two hundred seven persons who are known by the Secretary of Defense as being members of the Communist Party!”  That number keeps changing throughout the film. 

Like Rep. Bachus, it’s scary. 

Like I said, mark this down because it’s no joke.  If he’s smart, he’ll back off.  If he’s stupid, you’ll start seeing innocent people being trotted out to testify in front of congress.

This is no joke.


  1. Heinz 57!!!! (The final number of Communists in "The List" because it was easy to remember!


  2. Ah, yes! Of course! I forgot all about that! Excellent call!