Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Anderson Cooper fillets mosque-crazed N.C. Tea Party-backed candidate Renee Ellmers

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Last Thursday, we told you about Renee Ellmers, the Tea Party Republican who’s running for Bob Ethreridge’s congressional seat — she began her campaign against Etheridge with what we called “a xenophobic, factually incorrect, not to mention dumb-as-a-rock ignorant, commercial about the Islamic center scheduled to be built a couple of blocks from the site of the Twin Towers attacks — or, as Ellmers likes to call it, the victory mosque at Ground Zero.” (Funny how the anti-mosque people never mention that there was a Muslim prayer room at Ground Zero on 9/11).

Friday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Ellmers, and took her to task for deliberately equating Islam and terrorism. Ellmers, in the end, reverted to asking Cooper if he was “anti-Christian in your thinking,” to which the CNN host, to his credit, replied, “That is the lowest response I have ever heard from a candidate, I have got to tell you.” It’s worth checking out below, if only to see firsthand the kind of candidates the Tea Partiers offer the nation (think Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, not to mention their godmama, La Palin): fervent, self-satisfied, empty-eyed ignoramuses who couldn’t think straight if their lives depended on it.

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