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Bachmann's Political Holy War
I find this woman to be highly creepy and scary. *shudder*

Good article, but very long and I haven't finished yet myself.


Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh.

It may be the hardest thing you ever do, for Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children's show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by pressing "launch" instead of "lunch" inside a capsule they were fixing at Cape Canaveral. This plot device roughly approximates the political and cultural mechanism that is sending Michele Bachmann hurtling in the direction of the Oval Office.

Read Matt Taibbi on the truth about the Tea Party

Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government. She kicked off her unofficial presidential campaign in New Hampshire, by mistakenly declaring it the birthplace of the American Revolution. "It's your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world!" she gushed. "You are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard."
Yikes. Yes, I know about her. She's more pathetic and frightening than funny, and appeals to those who find Sarah Palin too intellectual.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
(Have I mentioned (lately) that I can't stand this woman? Argh.)

Hopefully she'll be shooting herself in the foot with her efforts to ban (all!) porn.


Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge, vowing to support a constitutional amendment that defines marriage between a man and a woman, and which calls for a ban on all pornography.

“The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family,” sponsored by the Family Leader, an Iowa-based conservative organization, equates same-sex marriage with bigamy and polygamy and calls on candidates to promise to be faithful to their spouses.

The two-page pledge includes a “Declaration of Dependence on Marriage and Family” that blames several factors for the deterioration of traditional marriage including “quickie divorce” and unmarried couples living together. The pledge also describes homosexuality as a choice and not genetic.

“This debasement [of marriage] continues as a function of adultery; ‘quickie divorce;’… [and] anti-scientific bias which holds in complete absence of empirical proof that not non-heterosexual inclinations are genetically determined,” reads the pledge.

Candidates, like Bachmann who sign the pledge, vow “vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage…through statutory, bureaucratic, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex.”

They also recognize that “married people enjoy better health, better sex.”

Let's see... claiming to not want to be anyone's judge yet being in support of a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman only, and a ban on all pornography - yep, looks. sounds and smells like christianity alright.

Have I mentioned that... oh, never mind.
catman wrote:
Yikes. Yes, I know about her. She's more pathetic and frightening than funny, and appeals to those who find Sarah Palin too intellectual.

lol. Yeah, for a while now I've been hearing other people say that Michele Bachmann is for those who find Sarah Palin too intellectual. Funny, but true, I'm afraid.
I once heard someone (can't remember who) describe Sarah Palin as "the thinking man's Michelle Bachmann." 'Nuff said. ;-)
I think that you're misunderestimating Michelle Bachmann.
bongocopter wrote:
I think that you're misunderestimating Michelle Bachmann.

Hi, and why do you think so?

bongocopter wrote:


Interesting word/term.
Edited by Hypatia on 07/11/2011 01:29
bongocopter: Hahahaha! Got it (I think). Smile By all means, go to the 'Pleased to meet you!' subforum and tell us a little about yourself.
Edited by catman on 07/11/2011 02:29
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
Wow, the internet is a scary place.

bongocopter is possibly a Canadian citizen, in his early to mid 40ies, has or has worn his hair in dreads, is opposed to religion and is married with two female kids.

"I have devoured the morning
and pierced the light with my sharper eye
pounded on the gates of heaven
demanding satisfaction"

Im going to check out myself now. Welcome by the way.
catman: glad you got it. George W was simpleton who had an imaginary friend, and he got to be president... He was the one who said that his opponents "misunderestimated" him, and I think it's dangerous to dismiss the kind of devious fanatical mind that Bachmann represents. We have several of them up here in Canada, and they manage to worm their way into positions of power with terrifying regularity.

Theory_Execution: I am a Canadian (and a Jamaican, too, for what that's worth), I am in my early forties, wear my hair in dreads, and have a few more than two kids :-).

I'll pop by the pleased to meet you forum and say "hi". It's a pleasure to meet all of you. :-)
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