So this is what it comes down to. And this is why the Republicans are facing an historic repudiation. Let it sting. Hard.
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This woman is a full-on wingnut. She’s also an advocate of teaching intelligent design in science classes. The good news is that this Matthews interview may sink her. Her opponent raised $70,000 tonite, apparently on the strength of Bachman’s appearance on Hardball.
Despite getting elected to Congress Bachmann is widely regarded as a complete nut job. She represents a weird exurban district that is mildly Republican but which has flipped back and forth between DFL and IR reps for a long time, although I think the district was redone in 2002, so it’s too early to see if a Dem will win it back.
She was a Focus on Family darling, and represents the hard-right just as she did in the state legislature.
She was an early proponent of the CRA (blacks did it!) theory of the mortgage meltdown.
Whatever to her. She has a long history of saying toweringly stupid things. At one point, as I recall, she claimed that Pelosi was “trying to save the planet” with her global warming focus, but that this was silly since Jesus already saved the planet 2,000 years ago.
Gas prices? Michelle speaks: “This is their agenda,” Bachmann states bluntly. “I know it is hard to believe, it’s hard to fathom — but this is ‘mission accomplished’ for them,” she asserts. “They want Americans to take transit and move to the inner cities. They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs. That’s their vision for America.”
Too mild? How about this one: “We’re in a state of crisis where our nation is literally ripping apart at the seams right now, and lawlessness is occurring from one ocean to the other. And we’re seeing the fulfillment of the Book of Judges here in our own time, where every man doing that which is right in his own eyes—in other words, anarchy.”
Or this (the winner of the clueless award): I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs.
Anyway. When Palin first hit the stage she immediately reminded me of Bachmann. It should be obvious why. She is a nutty nut nut.
I just saw something on This Week that convinced me the mind-rot among conservatives is deeper than even I would want to see. In the wake of the Colin Powell endorsement, George S asked George Will what it meant. George Will – arguably one of the smartest of GOP analysts – proceeded to address precisely nothing – not the implications of the nation’s most authoritative military figure of the past quarter century endorsing O, not the implications of a major Bush administration figure endorsing O, not the implications of a major representative of a (mythical) kinder, gentler, more competent GOP endorsing O – yes, Nothing…EXCEPT how Obama’s race helped him with voters who wanted to feel good about themselves. This is what Colin Powell finally gets reduced to in his own ranks – Just Another Black Guy (and they stick together, don’t they?) Truly obnoxious and, I thought, remarkably lacking in – if nothing else – even a tiny bit of self-awareness, even for George Will.
jcummings — how serious is your comment here? I’m just wondering if you’re being facetious or serious, and I suspect the latter. Do you support free speech for both the far left and the “running dogs of reaction,” or only for the former?