Michele Bachmann did not say how we got here from eight years of poor leadership, two wars without end, diminsihed Civil liberties. Its like she crawl out from under a rock just to complain about our current President. We all know that Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works started the Tea Party, grasroots, please. She like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon, they are just not right but funny. I especially like the clip of Bachmann saying that the founding fathers abolished slavery, wow, what a liar, not the first or last time that will happen. Does anyone with self-respect real believe her?
My favorite Bachmannism is still when she called on her constituents to “Lets all fast and slit our wrists to fight healthcare reform”. I was so tempted to send her a case of razor blades.
It's just incredible to watch what lengths Russo would repeatedly go in order to not answer a simple question.I'm sure if he was being mugged and the mugger said "what's the history of slavery?", he would produce a volume of dates, names and places, but here he couldn't even get his mouth to say the S word. Who wants a rep so evasive they can't even answer a simple grade-school level question?
i'm convinced that people like Bachmann don't know what they believe in; they're simply trying to capitalise on conservatives' righteous indignation after the 2008 election.i don't remember who said it first, but it's a case of being sore losers, as opposed to having a legitimate grievance pertaining to any one issue. As i've said many times in the past, conservative Republicans are chagrined because they had such high hopes for Bush, and when he couldn't deliver, the inevitable consequence was Obama, and the Democrats' takeover of Congress. That's what happens in a two-party system. Love him or despise him, Obama's election in 2008 was far more an eventuality than it was a victory. The GOP ran McCain--and especially Palin--as a crapshoot; they knew it was doubtful they would win, but they wanted to see what would happen. Today's teabaggers, and pols like Michelle Bachmann, are merely manifestations of conservative hand-wringing; recalcitrant children whining about their decline in power. However, just as entertainers (take Marilyn Manson, for example) are blamed for the sometimes overzealousness of their fans, the outlandish rhetoric and apocalyptic tone employed by people like Bachmann, and does make an impression upon those with compromised intellects. Consider the so-called 'Hutaree': it's impossible for any rationally thinking person to take a group like this seriously, and my guess is even the FBI didn't seriously give shrift to the notion that they posed any legitimate threat to the government, however, if a few far-right nutjobs decided they could catalyse a revolution by gunning down government employees or blowing up a post office, that's more than enough reason to intervene. Bachman, Palin, Beck, etc. should consider the volatility of their audiences' mental health, and avoid feeding the animals.
Well said, Jbrandonloberg!
I would never wish for any more tragedies, but when the next one arrives (and it will unfortunately), it would be nice if the person had the same "fan boy" persona as John Hinckley, jr, where he named names of people he was trying to impress.(then Jodie Foster.)Something like "I did it for you, Michele" (or Palin, Beck, Taitz, etc.)None of these people feel personally accountable, yet they cash the checks every week. At some point, some heinous act needs to directly connect their words to some extremist's action.Not that the person in question wouldn't deny it, but as in the case of Sarah "Crosshairs" Palin, they're popularity and respect level plummets.As advertisers leave Beck and Rush, their poisonous talk will ultimately affect their income and they will, hopefully, tone down the rhetoric and blame.
The University that awarded Congresswoman Bachmann a law degree should be ashamed (Please don't tell me it was Oral Roberts University). If the founding fathers (I suppose she included the Southern founding fathers who owned slaves) worked tirelessly to abolish slavery how come the country fought a civil war over slavery? Did the law school that granted Bachmann a law degree fail to teach, or even mention, the 1857 Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision? If everyone who came to America was welcomed as equal, regardless of race, then why was it necessary to pass three Constitutional Amendments: the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth? Did Rep. Bachmann learn any thing about the Jim Crow period that ushered in legal segregation of the races in the Southern States? Is it possible that the college and the law school she attended omitted any mention of the Supreme Court's "Plessy v. Ferguson" decision? I have a sneaking suspicion that, Rep. Bachmann, a college educated and a lawyer, is not that ignorant. Rather, she seems determined to re-write history to conform with teabaggers' claims that their mission is to restore the ideals of the pure and blameless founding fathers.Who is dumber?; Michelle for saying the Founding Fathers eliminated slavery, or Sarah for saying that the Soviet Union collapsed because of Sputnik. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qideaIA_NpI
@ nathkatun7 - You had it the first time-- Bachmann attended and supposedly graduated from Oral Roberts School of Law! If she is a prime example of the education one receives from that institution, one should not waste their money!