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Anti-Islam, pro-Bachmann ad kind of backfires

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Anti-Islam, pro-Bachmann ad kind of backfires

Michele Bachmann has been on a rather intense anti-Islam tear recently, fearmongering about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the government. Recently, she’s touted the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya as proof of her conspiracy theories.

One group of Bachmann supporters, the National Republican Trust PAC, responded in stride, running an ad that attacks Bachmann opponent Jim Graves for calling her comments “outrageous.” The ad ties Graves’ comments to footage from the Middle East during the attack.

The NRTPAC got a little bit of attention in 2010 for running an ad that parroted pretty much every conservative talking point about Obama ever, tying him to everyone from ACORN to the New Black Panther Party.

This time around, though, Jim Graves got a little help. The Daily Kos selected the ad for a weekly feature that asks readers to help raise money for the targets of conservative attack ads, and wound up pulling in close to $8,000.

Here’s the ad in question:

Via the Minneapolis City Pages.

One Comment »

  1. I just cannot understand why muslims kill their own when when they are angry with a cartoonist in another country.we all do get angry at some time or another and we forgive, that is what Christians do anywhere.with islam it seems that there is no forgiveness without the shedding of innocent blood.
    Islam can only be controlled by dictators that is why the Russians and Chinese are intent on keeping Assad in power because they are slaves of MOHAMMED.Freedom does not matter because when they are free they usually
    imposed Sharia law on the people who gladly welcomes it.

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