Earlier this year I had the opportunity to speak to my local representative Steve Cohen (D-TN.) at one of his town hall meetings. We spoke about issue number one at that time then as is now, which would be, jobs.

He informed me that he had sponsored a bill in the House that supports funding for jobs, as well as, co-signed on to a bill introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN.) that also targeted jobs in urban communities [read it here].

Well, from what I’m hearing, Tea Party folks in Ellison’s district aren’t too happy with him. Yes, it would appear that they don’t have a jobs problem; evidently unemployment isn’t a problem there in the land of 1000 lakes.

I mean, anytime they send out emails urging voters to vote for the Tea Party candidate not Ellison because he’s a Muslim and ‘supports’ terrorists. Obviously they’re not concerned about the economic welfare of their residents.

But hey, can’t have terrorists purifying themselves in Lake Minnetonka like Appolonia. So I suppose the best way to ensure victory for your Tea Party candidate, Lynn Torgerson, is to send out an email chock full with the tried and true fear-mongering, by having them believe that Ellison is, well, check it out via ThinkProgress:

There are a lot of liberals who need to be retired this year, but there are few I can think of more deserving than Keith Ellison. Ellison is one of the most radical members of congress. He has a ZERO rating from the American Conservative Union. He is the only Muslim member of congress. He supports the Counsel for American Islamic Relations, HAMAS and has helped congress send millions of tax to terrorists in Gaza.Now Ellison is in fact a Muslim, so whether he supports HAMAS, or whether he did help congress to send millions of tax dollars to terrorists in Gaza, isn’t important. No need to prove that to the average guy on the street when you’re trying to gain votes.

Yep, what’s important is that Ellison is in fact a Muslim, and by extension, he’s obviously a terrorist as are the one billion or so Muslims on the planet, right?

Don’t be surprised if in 2012 those Tea Party folks get the bright idea and launch an anti-Obama campaign citing his Kenyan birth and Jihadist ties in the middle east. Hopefully they won’t be as foolish to try something brand new like that as an attack on the re-election bid of America’s first black president.

Islamophobia: As fake as Liberal concocted racism.

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