Thursday, July 19, 2012
Fringe discourse: Bring on the Armpit Committee!
We are bulling ahead in of our crusade to create a '"House UnAmerican Armpit Committee" - HUAC for our older readers. It will be an overdue inquiry into the lunacy whose unpleasant odor is affecting everything we hold dear to civilized behavior. In recent days alone there have been numerous occasions to subpoena the most toxic voices among us with the plaintive question once raised by Atty. Joseph Welch, to Sen. Joe McCarthy: "Have you no sense of decency?"
Could we not begin by summoning Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, to explain his math that there are 80 communists in Congress?
And Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican who was reprimanded by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, for accusing Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff in the State Department, of being a secret operative of the Muslim Brotherhood sneakily influencing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was a towering moment for McCain, and could demand that Bachmann appear before HUAC to inquire about her declining mental state these days.
And Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who assembled a few "investigators" to review President Obama's birth certificate and now declares with forensic neglect that it is a "forgery". Arpaio must be asked by HUAC when did his nuttiness began emitting such foul odors that he is now the leader in the toxic armpit birther gang.
Romney campaign soldier John Sununu accused the President of being unlearned in the art of being an American. (He later Etch-A-Sketched his comment but HUAC could ask him to say why he is such a boorish dumbbell.)
The Committee could summon Rush Limbaugh, but it would be a still greater diversion if we waited until the circus comes to town.