How do you know that your insanity has gone beyond the pale? Well, right about the time when your fellow Right Wing nut cases are attacking you for using them. John McCain has come out attacking Bachmann for her attacks on Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff for Hilary Clinton and the wife of former NY Representative Anthony Weiner. Bachmann accused Abedin of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the latest bogeyman of the Right. After all, how many people under the age of fifty really feel terrified of Communism, and having an actual group rather than the nebulous “islamofascists” to scare people with just doesn’t cut it.
The problem with fear is that, eventually, no one is afraid any more.