From Alvin McEwen of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters come this truth. Thank you Mr. McEwenU.S. Representative and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann seems to be "stomping with the big dogs" these days. Recently, she had cover story featured on her in Newsweek magazine. Between you and me though, I think she and her followers are going to be angry at the photo. What is she looking at?
But now Bachmann seems to be tempering off on certain issues. Several sources report that she is allegedly sliding away from the subject of gay marriage, which is strange seeing that her opposition to it helped propel her in the spotlight:
From the Concord Monitor:
“Bachmann cut off an interview last week as she was being asked a question about gay marriage and emphasized that she is focused on rebuilding the economy and repealing federal health care reform.“I’m not involved in light, frivolous matters,” she said. “I’m not involved in fringe or side issues. I’m involved in serious issues.”
If Bachmann thinks the subject of gay marriage is so frivolous then why did she sign two anti-gay marriage pledges - the recent one being from the National Organization for Marriage.
And why is she participating in a bus tour with NOM across Iowa?
And I haven't even touched her audacity to declare her husband's fraudulent "ex-gay" clinic to be off-limits. Bachmann based this on the notion that "she, and not her husband, is running for president."
It's funny that this notion of "family members being off limits" didn't keep her from slamming First Lady Michele Obama during the 2008 campaign
There is no other way to put it.
Bachmann is a lying, manipulative individual whose behavior reflects the worse of American politics. Throughout history, America has been lucky to have statesmen and women represent us in the White House and Congress. Folks like Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, Ted Kennedy, Bella Abzug, Jack Kemp, Shirley Chisolm, and Barbara Jordan.
And then we've also had loudmouth, egocentric demagogues not caring who they hurt or what levels of hypocrisy they've stooped to. We've had individuals feeding off of anger and fear and shoveling resentment into the minds of voters with the expediency of a laborer shoveling coal into a furnace to stave off the chill of a wintery day.We've had folks who will lie in our faces while aware of the fact that we know that they are lying, but hoping that the phony sincerity in their voices or their eyes will mesmerize us from the truth.
Michele Bachmann not only fits the latter category, but she sets new heights.
Or rather, lower depths.
Bachmann is a colossal joke, but if the American people continue to propel her career forward, the joke will be on us.