Ron Paul says Michele Bachmann “hates Muslims.” He’s kidding, right? That was supposed to be a joke? Hilarious (thud).
He sounded pretty serious to me. The statement he made to Jay Leno has just made The Brody File’s Golden Globe nominations for Kookiest Statement Of The Year. Read an excerpt from ABC News below and view the clip. After that, read more Brody File analysis:
When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, “she doesn’t like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get ‘em” — in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program.
Bachmann, who is campaigning today in Iowa, rejected Paul’s comments.
“Of course I don’t hate Muslims,” Bachmann told ABC News, adding “that’s an absolutely outrageous statement.”
Ron Paul has said some pretty outrageous things himself when it comes to America’s foreign policy, so in a way it may not be too surprising that he went there.
Seems to me that Ron Paul sees Bachmann as a major threat in Iowa and wanted to send a knockout blow on national television. Or maybe he just inhaled too much smog in Los Angeles.
Either way, that comment made him look extreme in his language. If anything, Bachmann has proved herself to be top-tier material based on her very good debate performances and the ability to stay on message.