Thursday, June 30, 2011
Bachmann: There She Goes Again...The Graduate of Oral Roberts Law School (defunct) Speaketh
The day after Michele Bachmann announced the launching of the biggest joke of a campaign for President since Pat Paulson, National Public Radio had an interview featuring random Iowans. Like most Minnesotans, I have never been much impressed by anything or anyone originating from the Hawkeye State. Everyone up here knows the old joke: What's the best thing to ever come out of Iowa? Answer: Interstate 35.
Now there's a new joke coming out of Iowa: Michele Bachmann, who like John Wayne Gacy,hails from Waterloo. Now what are the odds that there are two mass murdering clowns from the same small town in Iowa? "But wait one galdarn minute..." I can just hear the toothless clod say rearing to Bachmann's defense, "How d'yer figur' Sweet Lil Michele is some kinda mass murderer, she's too purdy?"
"Well, my clueless neighbor to the South, she murders the truth, kills history and every time she opens her mouth, another 3 million brain cells die, if that's not a mass murdering clown I do not know what is."
Although the previous exchange was fictional, the day after Miss WhackyNut announced her candidacy, a little belatedly I might add, as part of its radio news story on the subject, the NPR reporter asked those in attendance for their reaction. As God is my witness, one male Ioweejun gushed "...she's the smartest woman I ever heard".
Now I have never been accused of overestimating the intelligence of working class people who are so stupid or ignorant or racist so as to vote against not only their own interests but the collective economic interest of all Americans except for the wealthiest few,this statement should send chills up the backs of everyone with an IQ approaching room temperature and over. Is the base of the Republican Party really this delusional? Are Iowans really that stupid that Michele Bachmann is the "smartest woman" they had ever heard?
As a public service to all Republicans, especially the lead paint chip eating, gold and silver spray paint huffing variety from Iowa, here is another drop in the ocean of proof that Bachmann is a light weight idiot, American Idol wannabe of a politician, fame seeking slut:
Stephanopoulos: You have been making a lot of progress, also getting a lot of scrutiny. I am not going to get too deep into the "flake" flap from Sunday. But as you make progress in this campaign everything you say is going to get more scrutiny. And the Pulitzer Prize winning website, Politifact, has found that you have the worst record of making false statements of any of the leading contenders. And I wondered if you wanted to take a chance to clear up some of your past statements. For example earlier this year you said that the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence worked tirelessly to end slavery. Now with respect Congresswoman, that’s just not true. Many of them including Jefferson and Washington were actually slave holders and slavery didn’t end until the Civil War.
Bachmann: Well you know what’s marvelous is that in this country and under our constitution, we have the ability when we recognize that something is wrong to change it. And that’s what we did in our country. We changed it. We no longer have slavery. That’s a good thing. And what our Constitution has done for our nation is to give us the basis of freedom unparalleled in the rest of the world.
Stephanopoulos: I agree with that…
Bachmann: That’s what people want...they realize our government is taking away our freedom.
Stephanopoulos: But that’s not what you said. You said that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery.
Bachmann: Well if you look at one of our Founding Fathers, John Quincy Adams, that’s absolutely true. He was a very young boy when he was with his father serving essentially as his father’s secretary. He tirelessly worked throughout his life to make sure that we did in fact one day eradicate slavery….
Stephanopoulos: He wasn’t one of the Founding Fathers – he was a president, he was a Secretary of State, he was a member of Congress, you’re right he did work to end slavery decades later. But so you are standing by this comment that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery?
Bachmann: Well, John Quincy Adams most certainly was a part of the Revolutionary War era. He was a young boy but he was actively involved.