The scariest thing about political fearmongers is themselves

Monday, October 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The bozos and boneheads are loose again, regurgitating their own paranoia and propaganda to advance their doleful agenda of fear.

Take Rep. Duncan Hunter… please! This self-promoting bozo constantly sounds off, louder than a car alarm on the fritz, honking and squealing about some bugaboo he's dreamed up. In a recent Fox News episode, the far-right California congress critter was in full panic mode, wailing that Islamic State terrorists were entering our country from Mexico: "ISIS is coming across the Southern border," he panted. "I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas," he breathlessly asserted, adding sternly that while the 10 got caught, "you know there's going to be dozens more that did not get caught?"

Really? How does he know that? Mr. Fearmongerer won't say, refusing to reveal his "sources." Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security calls his claim of an ISIS intrusion from Mexico "Categorically false… not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground."

Of course, right-wing delusions are impenetrable by mere facts, and Hunter is not about to believe anything said by Homeland officials working in the administration of the man he considers Satan incarnate, Barack Obama. But – oopsy-daisy – Duncan's delusion got deflated by the Republican-led Department of Public Safety in Texas, which also looked into his foam-at-the-mouth warnings. In an email to state legislators, the agency reported that "DPS does not have any information to confirm [Hunter's] specific statements."

It's embarrassing to learn that boneheads like this are actually taking up space in the United States Congress. No wonder they never get anything done. Duncan shouldn't be in Congress – he ought to be sitting in a dunking booth at your state fair.

"PolitiFact Texas: Islamic State hasn't crossed our border," Austin American Statesman, October 12, 2014.

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