The MSM’s darling is too reckless with her mouth to be of much service to the Plutocracy. Try as they might to mend her reputation, Mama Grifter always undoes whatever good works the MSM manages to do on her behalf. Thus, in spite of the fact that the MSM absolutely refuses to cover a whole lot of very disturbing chapters in the life of the Wasilla White Trash, Mama Grifter STILL manages to do to herself what the MSM tries so hard to shield her from.
Now if you happen to be one of the Plutocrats who run things here, this has got to be frustrating. Mama Grifter is such an ignorant stooge, if she were to actually be installed in the PResidency, a free-for-all would result that would make Chimpy’s Reign of Error look like a model of honesty and austerity in comparison. So, naturally, the Plutocracy wants Mama Grifter very badly. But it is now clear that they will never be able to fix what she breaks.
What to do, then?
Well, there is someone available who is just as stupid, but not as apt to put the rope around her own neck. Not YET, at least. Sure, she’s accused everyone and their brother of being a traitor because they disagreed with her point of view, and yes, she’s accused them HOMASEXULS of trying to convert every Kindergartener in America, and she’s insisted that disabled combat vets should sleep in the streets in the name of “deficit reduction” while she and her family have collected millions of dollars in GUBMINT subsidies. That’s a lot of bad road behind her, but the Plutocracy is pretty good at road repair. Provided you don’t do any more damage, of course.
And that’s really all that Michele managed to accomplish last night: she didn’t do any more damage. I saw her myself; she flung a couple of platitudes, and that’s all. However, to read through the MSM’s fawning praises of her today, you’d think she’d given the Rushpubliscum equivalent of “I Have a Dream” last night.
So as much as it pains me to do so, it’s time yet again to highlight the real Michele Bachmann. This Guardian article does a fair job of it, although there’s more. So much more.
Her performance in Monday night’s Republican candidates’ debate marked her out as a serious threat, not only to Palin’s ambitions but by having the potential to force issues onto the agenda – even if she faces an uphill struggle to build enough support to win the nomination.
Politico rated her as runner-up in the debate to the favourite in the early stages of the long race for the nomination, Mitt Romney, in part because “she did not say anything embarrassing or scary”. Others thought she did better than Romney, using her ascribed twin weapons of bluntness and charm to make the men in the debate look hesitant.
Bachmann, 55, believes her country needs to be reclaimed from a socialist president, a gay mafia, and treasonous liberals, responsible for, among other things, robbing Americans of the freedom to choose their light bulbs.
It’s a far cry from Bachmann’s first dabble in politics as a student in Jimmy Carter’s 1976 campaign for president. She said at the time she was attracted by Carter’s deep religious convictions, a constant in her life, but was ultimately disillusioned by his support for abortion rights and his economic policies. Four years later, Bachmann campaigned for Ronald Reagan.
From then on, she was on her way to becoming a Tea Partier avant la lettre, rising through the Minnesota state legislature and into the US Congress in 2007 with an increasingly strident conservatism built around the belief that big government flies in the face of the America imagined by its founding fathers.
She did not shy from making clear she was driven by her Lutheran beliefs including her decision to bear five children and foster 23 more. Neither did she hide her belief that those who disagreed with her were somehow disloyal to the country, once calling the then presidential candidate Barack Obama anti-American. Questioned on the issue, she went on to suggest that some of her fellow members of Congress might be similarly flawed: “Are they pro-America or anti-America?”
No issue appears to rile Bachmann more than gay marriage, and homosexual rights in general, which she sees as a vast and spreading conspiracy to change the sexuality of the nation’s children. She has accused the courts of rulings intended to indoctrinate the young. “What a bizarre time we’re in, when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it,” she said on one occasion. (The words “under God” were added to the US oath of loyalty in 1954, and in 2005 a California judge said he would if asked stop teachers making children in their charge repeat the oath.)
On another occasion, Bachmann said that teaching children the achievements of gay men was a means of promoting homosexuality. “Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders is take The Lion King for instance, and a teacher might say, ‘Do you know the music for this movie was written by a gay man?’ The message is: ‘I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay’,” she said.
Bachmann is also famed for getting her history wrong, truncating the fight to abolish slavery by a century. “We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents [the constitution] worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the US,” she said. Her legislative initiatives include the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act in an attempt to overturn the phasing-out of incandescent bulbs, She has also dismissed global warming as a hoax.
She has even gone so far as to suggest that recent swine flu scare may have been the fault of the Obama administration by noting that a similar outbreak occurred “under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter”. “I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence,” she said.
This leaves out her money-grubbing, and her insinuation that it might be time to take up the gun against the Federal Government, and her suggestion that Minnesotans in her District throw away their Census forms, lest they be packed off to the COMMANIST re-education camps of Comrade Obama. But that’s OK, I suppose; we’ll be around to make sure that these choice words of Michele’s don’t get buried.
I think that the best way to settle the Bachmann/Mama Grifter contest for the hearts and minds of the knuckle-draggers is with a cage match. Let Vince McMahon put it on, charge an outlandish sum for the PPV, and use the money to reimburse the taxpayers of Alaska, Minnesota, and the US for all of the largesse we’ve had to hand out to those nasty mistresses of unbridled greed. And sign me up; I really hope Michele will put on Wonder Woman’s uniform. I think it would give the cage match just the right touch.