Michele Bachman, on why she believes God caused terrorist attacks in Brussels this week in order to humiliate President Obama: “Maybe our president’s humiliation comes in a manner so devastating it makes one wonder whether the Creator of humankind isn’t reminding this world of the inferiority of foolishness in the face of wisdom.” Bachmann accused Obama of allegedly mocking Israel and Jews by bringing media attention to his historic trip to Cuba, rather than on the attacks in Brussels. Continuing, the former Minnesota representative also claimed that the president was upset about the attacks only because attention was being diverted from his visit. “Obama’s slavish press corps was forced to turn their uncritical gaze from adoring him to revealing the newest carnage in Brussels,” she wrote, “Our eyes were spellbound.” And this … “Our feckless U.S. president appeared unfazed by the message he portrayed of American incompetence and historic irrelevance.”
Those were the words of the woman who once ran for president (2012). Those were the words of America’s #1 bimbo, even more stupid than Sarah Palin, and that is saying a lot. This is the same woman who, during the campaign of 2012, declared that Paul Revere, in fact, made his “midnight ride” to warn … not the patriots, but the British! She obviously went to a different school and read a different set of history books than I.
Why, you ask, am I wasting my time with a has-been, a washed-out wanna-be, when there are so many more important targets for my snarky prose … things that that pose a real threat to the world? The answer is two-fold. First, Ms. Bachman is too easy, too much fun to leave alone! I write about the Trumps, the Cruz’s, Daesh, immigration, the refugee crisis, racism, bigotry … nearly every day. I’m not going to stop writing about the serious issues and trying to open the eyes of those who are not seeing the world clearly, but every now and then, even I need a bit of fun, and quite frankly, Bachman is a hoot! She makes me feel like an Einstein! The second part of the answer is that she is still speaking and her words are still being noted by the press, which means that people are still hearing her. Until she loses her public voice, people need to be reminded that she “knows not of what she speaks”. I must wonder how the good people of Minnesota allowed her to stay in the U.S. House of Representatives as their representative for a full eight years and the state senate prior to that! I hear it snows a lot and gets very cold in Minnesota …
More dumb and dumber quotes by Michele Bachman:
- “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement.” –Rep. Michele Bachmann on the Tea Party movement, CPAC conference, March 2014 Seriously? Could have fooled me, but then what do I know?
- “Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord says, ‘Be submissive wives; you are to be submissive to your husbands.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, recalling in a 2006 speech at a Megachurch in Minneapolis that pursuing tax law wasn’t her choice, but she did so at the urging of her husband because she was certain God was speaking through him. No wonder I didn’t make a very good wife … I forgot that subservient thing.
- “If we took away the minimum wage — if conceivably it was gone — we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.” -Michele Bachmann, Jan. 2005. Oh yeah … a lot of people want to work for $1.25 per hour!
- “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.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president, April 28, 2009. Hey, I wonder who she thinks is responsible for Ebola? The first case was diagnosed in 1976, also when Gerald Ford was president …
- “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.” -Rep. Michelle Bachmann, April, 2009 I think she breathed a bit too much of that CO2.
- “But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States. … I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, botching American history while speaking at an Iowan’s for Tax Relief event in January 2011. The Founding Fathers did not work to end slavery, and John Quincy Adams was not one of the Founding Fathers. Slavery was not abolished until nearly 100 years after the ratification of the Constitution. Somebody please put this woman out of our misery! I knew that when I was 8 years old!
Again, I wrote this post mostly for my own humour and I did have fun with it. But I do have to get serious for just a minute. This person spent eight years representing the state of Minnesota, 5.457 million people, in the United States Congress. How? Why? As a representative, she was up for re-election every two years, meaning she was actually elected at least four times by the people of Minnesota! Prior to that, she was a state senator. Think about that. Although I am a liberal who mostly votes democrat, I am also a long-time student of political science and I do understand the importance of a two-party system. That said, with people like Michele Bachman and Donald Trump representing one of those parties, is it any wonder the GOP is going down for the third time? It almost seems that it is a culture of stupidity, a culture that promotes the idea that if you say it loudly enough, it doesn’t matter how stupid it is. Again … think about it.