Monday, May 17, 2010

Might Be a New Right Wing Record

That certainly didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after the first ever Arab-American woman was crowned Miss USA, the right-wing hate machine is out in full force attacking her and claiming...what else...liberal bias (and that she is a terrorist).

First off, it's a fucking beauty pageant! Nobody cares. But, no matter how inconsequential, if the right can try to score points with its hatred of all things non-lily white and Christian, they will certainly try!

Here are a few of the wingnuts' greatest hits about pageant winner, Miss Michigan Rima Fakih (so far, more will be coming since Limbaugh hasn't been on yet):

“Lebanese Muslim Hezbollah supporter with relatives who are top terrorists.” - Conservative radio host Debbie Schlussel

“this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants makes me suspect an odd form of affirmative action.” - Daniel Pipes, conservative author and former member of the George W Bush Administration

“Fakih’s cheerleaders are too busy tooting the identity politics horn to care what comes out of her mouth” - Michelle Malkin, conservative blogger and Fox News contributor's a fucking beauty pageant!! She's not up for the Supreme Court. Secondly, is there a "surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants"? I hadn't heard. And, you know, there are a billion Muslims out there, so odds are...But really, the Miss USA Pageant is about women parading themselves around in a bathing suit and answering some dumb questions. Is anyone disputing that Miss Fakih looks good in a bikini?

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