Wednesday, January 05, 2011

And They're Off...

Michelle Bachman has made it known that she is looking into running for President in 2012. She is the first of the Republican candidates to make any public declaration of her intentions at this point. I provide for your amusement and horror some of the most infamous quotes of this woman who would be our leader: 

1. "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence."

2. "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?"

3. "Take this into consideration. If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. I'm not saying that that's what the Administration is planning to do, but I am saying that private personal information that was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up, in a violation of their constitutional rights, and put the Japanese in internment camps."

4. "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas."

5. "There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design."

6. "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,' and the people -- we the people -- are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country."

7. "I don't know where they're going to get all this money because we're running out of rich people in this country." 

That, my friends, is just a small sample of the lunacy that has come out of Michelle Bachman's mouth. This is just one example of the caliber of candidate that the Republican party has to offer this country. Some may dismiss her out of hand, but keep in mind that she raised more money than any other Congressional candidate in the last election. Out of state money flowed in buckets into her campaign coffers. While some on the left seem to make a habit of bashing our current President, I would hope that they always keep in mind what's waiting for them on the other side. And if you think it can't happen, just remember that we currently have a black man sitting in the White House and try and remember how impossible that seemed just a couple of years ago. We, as a country, are literally one big crisis away from making a monumental mistake at the ballot box.  
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tnlib said...

That dame isn't going anywhere. Like Palin, every time she opens her mouth she loses points. But the two do have a few things in common, don't they? Like stupidity and fraud, but mainly self-delusion. Great quotes, btw.

Sue said...

thanks for highlighting the insanity Mycue! Palin/Bachmann, morons du jour. Yes a sliver of our population loves to love them but those two are only in it for the fame and MONEY. They are going nowhere. Did you ever notice, republicans are called stupid and morons alot, but you hardly ever hear people call democrats stupid. I don't believe I have ever run into a stupid democrat! :-)

Mycue23 said...

I'm certainly aware of greedy, heartless and worthless Dems in the Senate and the House. But stupid, no, not really.

Jack Jodell said...

That woman is batshit crazy and I can't wait for her to stir up and screw up the Republican pot! BRING THE IDIOT ON!!!

Mycue23 said...

Leslie and Jack,
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

Mycue; I'm reading this after the national tragedy of this past weekend. I am reminded that the rhetoric of this woman is exactly the kind of malignant leadership that has inspired such violence.
While we may haves some political differences ... you know, I know we have the same objectives in heart. Our minds go to different paths... but gee... the last two days have been so awful.
This kind of nutzy crap... hoping for people to wake up to it more now. Is that such a hard thing to accomplish?
I liked your post Michael! Good job!

SJ said...

Amen Gwen.