Thursday, April 26, 2012

Where there's Perkins' smoke, there's fire

BUSINESS MUST be slow these days for Tony Perkins and the American Family Association.  Perkins, the Christian conservative  group's president,  has been increasing the volume  of his attacks  on President Obama, particularly now that red-baiting has become fashionable  among some of Obama's more temperamental opponents.

You wouldn't think that Perkins could be so nasty in his own venues if you saw him on TV as the sort-of grown-up kid from the Andy Griffith Show.  But now that the American Family Association was among the losers who seriously endorsed Rick Santorum, he's had to fully turn his aggrieved attention to Obama. Aside from spreading doubts about the president's birth certificate, Perskins urged  his constituents  to read a  column suggesting there is  an alarming Communist strain in  the President's behavior.   The right-wing writer, Sandy Rios, hisses  that the president has so weakened America  that it will encourage a Communist takeover.

Perkins says  he isn't exactly naming names but "We're looking at facts." To add more trash to the fire, Rios praised Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for declaring there are 81 communists in Congress.

And Perkins' group defends its wholesome mission as defending family values, lunacy obviously not being one of them.  


JLM said...

12 years into the 21st century and all they can come up with is yelling, "Commie!!"

How pathetic.

JLM said...

I think Bob Dylan's "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" would be an appropriate theme here.

PJJinOregon said...

Now that we're in the era of non-stop electioneering, Perkins' lunacy seems ordinary. Remember the days when crazies only blossomed once in four years? Maybe a poet should revise the lyrics for the folk classic "Where have all the flowers gone" to better depict the current political landscape.

David Hess said...

I'm still awaiting Congressman West's list of the congressional communists. Having spent some 14 years covering Congress, I couldn't find a single one.