Monday, March 23, 2009

Sessions Credits the Taliban for New Republican Ideology

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By Dylan and Ethan Ris

We can thank the Taliban for a lot of things. The burqa comes immediately to mind. Modest yet terrifying, it combines the raw style of a camping tarp with the self-expression of a straitjacket. And the Taliban put it on the map!

Another thing that the Taliban put on the map: Angry armed hijacking of a democratically-elected government... and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) has been taking notes!

Sessions, who along with his fellow House Republicans, has taken great pride in blocking President Obama's stimulus package at every possible turn, remarked that his party's tactics have precedent in Afghan theocracy.

In other words, if it's good enough for Mullah Omar, it's good enough for the GOP...

"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with [the National Review's] Hotline editors. "And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes"...

When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group.

"I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency," Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide. The staffer said Sessions was trying to convey that the Republicans need to start thinking about how to act strategically from their perch in the minority.

So to clarify, the House Republicans are not a band of fundamentalist Muslim dictators, but they will be modeling themselves off of them. The congressman's own words.

But if they do choose to convert to fundamentalist Islam somewhere down the road, we'd certainly welcome it. It would be worth every minute just to see Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in a burqa.

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