Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why does anybody respect Frank Gaffney?

Frank Gaffney's at it again:

Whether Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim or simply plays one in the presidency may, in the end, be irrelevant. What is alarming is that in aligning himself and his policies with those of Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the president will greatly intensify the already enormous pressure on peaceful, tolerant American Muslims to submit to such forces - and heighten expectations, here and abroad, that the rest of us will do so as well.

Wait, this creep's still on this? Didn't we settle this already with the basic conclusion that Obama's not a Muslim and there's nothing wrong with being one anyway?

The most disturbing part to me is that Gaffney has not only netted himself several high government posts throughout his career -- despite the fact that he has a gigantic knack for saying crazy stuff -- but he also keeps getting invited onto news shows, given columns, and generally respected as if he wasn't someone who makes his career by pandering to crazies.

Certain points of view -- you know, ones based on fomenting bigotry based on lies and deception -- certainly should get you disqualified from taking up space in political discussions, quite frankly.