She’s just so damn clueless, isn’t she? If someone acted the way she did and said the things she said in a movie about politics, people would laugh it off as being too absurd, too ridiculous to be real.
Bachmann’s not running for re-election and is giving a lame-ass excuse about how important it is for politicians to have term limits they set for themselves, despite having never once mentioned anything of the sort before. It’s pure coincidence that she is being investigated for violating campaign finance laws.
The judge may be giving her a new term in the near future.
This is, after all, a completely awful woman, full of hate and ignorance yet convinced she is right because of her unwavering religious belief — just like the Muslim extremists she hates. Liberals are all saying terrible things about her now, but if anyone deserves it, it’s her. Look at some of the things she has said over the years:
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?'” Here, she’s suggesting that we’re all damn stupid for not realizing that natural disasters are God telling us we need to balance the budget. Seriously, that was her point.
“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.” Um, no they didn’t. You’d think someone who was elected to government would, you know, have a basic knowledge of these things, wouldn’t you? By the time slavery was ended, these guys were long dead. Plus John Quincy Adams was a child when the country was formed.
“In some ways, to believe in evolution is almost like a following; a cult following — if you don’t believe in evolution, you’re considered completely backward. That seems to me very indicative of bias as well.” Or knowledge. One of the two. I always get those mixed up.
“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?” This was when she called for new McCarthy-like hearings to weed out politicians she thinks are anti-American. Because, you know, if you have a different political opinion than she does, there is no way you can be in favor of America.
“What I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.” During the campaign trail, in order to suck up to Iowa voters, she said this, but mixed up John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy, the child murderer.
“The bank bailout cost taxpayers $700 billion!” Um, no, it was $19 billion, and it’s all been paid back. But hey, she was only off by $681 billion.
“I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter.” She used this anecdote to vote against child vaccinations. Forget peer-reviewed scientific studies; some lady I don’t know told me it was bad!
“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.” The ignorance of and hatred of science is one of her hallmarks, after all.
“I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (Insert joke about her husband here) But seriously, she’s once more ignoring science and projecting her hate and ignorance on us.
“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.” Hell, let’s get rid of child labor laws too! That would help. This is not only stupid but unsupported by any evidence whatsoever.
These are just a few I found with a quick search, but her ignorance could fill books. Good riddance to her and her attempts to install a theocracy in America.