Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hero Worship

It's perfectly fitting that Michele Bachmann is a hero of the teabaggers: she doesn't have a clue what she'd talking about, she considers truth an inconvenience to be ignored, she repeats discredited claims, and to the extent that she supplies specific policy suggestions, they don't add up.

Last night she addressed the nation, and it was carried live by (and only by) the least-watched cable news channel. In addition to looking pretty weird, it seems she made a few errors.

Fact Checking Rep. Bachmann's "Tea Party Response" To The State Of The Union

January 25, 2011 11:45 pm ET

Insisting that she was not upstaging the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) offered a combative and highly misleading speech of her own following the president's address. In her "Tea Party Response," Bachmann repeated a litany of false right-wing talking points about everything from the Recovery Act and job losses to the debt and "16,500 IRS agents."

Paying way more attention than I could have, the article goes into great detail, debunking most of what she evidently said. For anyone unconvinced of how idiotic she is (or, at best, how dismissive of her audience's intellectual powers), it should be read, carefully.

Which means, of course, it won't be.


Montana said...

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?

Anonymous said...

You missed the part where she said America had 57 States, Roosevelt went on TV after Pearl Harbor, and Indians run all the Convenience Stores in Delaware..
And the whole thang about the Founding Fathers is an honest mistake, they abolished the Slave TRADE (but not until 1808, so everyone could stock up)not Slavery per se.
You Yankees aren't up on your "Founding Father/Slavery" trivia like we southerners who have ancestors who actually owned Slaves are.


Sid Schwab said...

To recognize crazy, you have to be able to stand outside of it, Frank. WIth treatment, you could understand.

Anonymous said...

Oh Yeah?!?!?!,
well people thought Charlie Manson was crazy too.
Seriously, you make more Ad-Homo attacks than Fred Phelps, and I'm surprised you get any mail at all with the way you attack Mesengers.
And when does AlGore comeout and look for his Shadow?


Sid Schwab said...

Learned it all from the master.

Anonymous said...

The importation of slaves was made illegal in 1808. It didn't stop it happening, though. Even if it had, the trade in those already here flourished.

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