Michele Bachmann, President: The Coming New McCarthy

Michele Bachmann is now officially running for President of the United States, or at least for the Republican nomination for the office. But her colossal ego most likely insists that she will be the next President, so that’s what she’s running for.

Listen to the woman who, while serving in the House of Representatives in 2008, said Democrats in the Congress should be investigated for anti-Americanism. Here’s what she said yesterday:

“Americans agree that our country is in peril today and we must act with urgency to save it,’’ Bachmann told the crowd of family, friends, and supporters. “And Americans aren’t interested in affiliation; they are interested in solutions, and leadership that will tell the truth. And the truth is that Americans are the solution and not the government.’’

Ah, now she makes herself clear. The United States government is not American. Apparently we’ve been fooled for a couple of hundred years by a fake government. Undoubtedly she will tell us at some point just who these imposters are who were elected to govern the country. Communists? Arabs? Muslims? Taliban? Black people? Brown people? Members of the Democratic Party?

Undoubtedly when she is President she will make everything American again and root out every last human vestige of anti-Americanism in the nation.

Those people will most likely be whoever is not Michele Bachmann. The categories of people (yes, people will be assigned to categories because it will be impossible to engage in wholesale cleansing of the body politic otherwise) will likely include non-evangelical Christians. Bachmann is an evangelical Christian who has a daily tête-à-tête with God – her god anyway – and does what it tells her to do, not unlike David Berkowitz, the infamous Son of Sam killer in New York City, who took his marching orders from a doG, and not unlike George W. Bush, the last delusional evangelical Republican President, who took his orders from his god and managed to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

But Bachmann will undoubtedly, in the name of efficiency and effectiveness, not bother with multiple categories and just seek to silence and eliminate a single category of people – everyone who disagrees with her. That’s what deadly, delusional flakes like Bachmann do, have done, have always done. 

Politicians like Bachmann sharpen their daggers with the sort of empty rhetoric that they are sure will appeal to a broad swath of Americans who have lost the ability to think critically, indeed, to understand anything beyond a media-approved sound bite.

“I seek the presidency not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment and I believe that we must make a bold choice if we are to secure the promise of the future,’’ she said.

Crucial moment. Bold choice. Secure the promise. The future.

Oh she has them all lined up, those little buzz words designed to short circuit the vestigial critical powers of the American electorate.

And it’s probably true that she’s not in it for vanity. Nope. She’s in it for her massive ego, for her mania for power, for her rage to correct everything she sees wrong in American society, which is pretty much everything that isn’t Michele Bachmann or Michele Bachmann’s beliefs, no matter how delusional, how ignorant, how uninformed, how bigoted, how hateful.

Just to refresh your memory about where this woman’s head is at, here’s the link to the Minnesota Independent story about her McCarthy moment on the Chris Matthews show in 2008.

In a stunning interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Rep. Michele Bachmann called on the media to investigate anti-American sentiment in Congress, after slamming Barack Obama as “anti-American.” The accusations by Bachmann spurred massive fundraising for her opponent and the creation of a movement to urge Congress to censure Bachmann.

On MSNBC, she said, “What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. 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? I think the American people would love to see an expose like that.”

On Obama she said, “Absolutely, I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views.”

There’s a lot wrong with Michele Bachmann, but down at the very heart of what’s wrong with her as a potential President is her ignorant view of what’s wrong with America and the world, and her overgenerous belief in her ability and methods to fix it all and make America right for her god and her regressive, dangerous politics.

If you thought George W. Bush was bad for the country, if you thought Joe McCarthy was bad for the country, wait till you get a load of the load of evil this broad will drop on the nation and the world.


15 Responses

  1. Once she’s spewing her nonsense more regularly, interest in her as a candidate should fall (run?) by the wayside.


    • She may be too smart a politician. Interesting evolution here. She got a rep by making these crazoid remarks, possibly doing that deliberately to get attention. Then having gotten the attention of the Tea Party faithful, she gathered the reins of Tea Party power, giving her a shot at a broader base, but not a sufficient base to win anything national. Now she’s started toning it down, not so much that she alienates the TP base, but enough so that she might start pulling independents. She knows how to play the game. And she’s dead serious about playing the game. Unfortunately it’s not a game. There’s too much at stake.


    • Let me just add that I do believe she really believes the nonsense she spews… but she will lie about it to gain votes.


      • You’re really going out on a limb to say ANY politician believes his/her own words.


        • Yeah, usually you can discount what they say to some degree or other. But this piece of ugly darkness? I think she really believes her stuff.


          • Used to be, political trolls like Joe Pyne and Wally George were kept on the fringes of late night, not-network tv. Lately, trolls like Beck and Coulter have had big bucks promoting them. The distinction between “media personality” and politician has disappeared entirely with Palin, Gingrich, and Bachmann. They are there just to make you waste time thinking about them and prevent any real dialogue, similar to Paris Hilton.


            • Forget Palin and Gingrich. Like you say, they’re chimeras. But Bachmann is, I believe, the real deal, and that makes her dangerous, especially given the lack of intelligent thought among vast numbers of the electorate.


  2. If (God Forbid), there is a President Bachmann, I will probably move overseas for a while. Watch the train wreck from somewhere else. Way too scary and depressing.


    • Hmmm… you probably wouldn’t be allowed to leave the country. After all, you’re a liberal (your name says so) and you might instigate negative comments against the United States if you’re allowed to associate with foreigners overseas. You’re probably a treasonous wench poisoning the good American atmosphere with your whining complaints and negative comments. Best we shoot you right now.


      • Scary thing is, I wouldn’t put that past a Bachmann administration. *shudder*


  3. Michelle Bachmann – the Republican candidate that fascists drool over.


    • I thought it was she who is drooling over fascism. Or theofascism.


      • The drooling is mutual. And theofascism is her favorite flavor.


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