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Michele Bachmann – A special kind of crazy!

First, Michele Bachmann states that she only became a lawyer because her husband wanted her to do so.  And, she paraphrased Ephesians 5:22 that a wife must submit to her husband.  A wife who submits to her husband is a wife who cannot be President of the United States.  If you believe that God only speaks to you through your husband, then you cannot be the leader of the free world.  Period.  We don’t want a President who will bow down and submit to anyone.  Remember the hoopla because President Obama bowed too low to another world leader?  How could we possibly stand for our President bowing down to her shrink husband?

Well, Bachmann is trying to back away from the statement, by saying the following:

Marcus and I will be married for 33 years this September 10th. I’m in love with him, I’m so proud of him. And what submission means to us—if that’s what your question is—is respect. I respect my husband…and he respects me as his wife. That’s how we operate our marriage. We respect each other, we love each other.

I looked up the definition of submissive and it doesn’t say anything about respect. Her whole thought process is crap. I don’t want Marcus Bachmann advising MY President on anything. The man is a total nutjob.

A vote for Michele Bachmann is a vote for crazy.

Michele Bachmann: Commanded by her Husband

First, I’d like to set the record straight:  Jesus never said that a woman needed to be subservient to her husband.  St. Peter and St. Paul both wrote it in letters.  No where in the New Testament did Jesus say it.  In fact, Jesus usually defended women (see woman who anoints Jesus’ feet with her hair), appears to them first and made sure – while the cross – that a disciple took care of his mother.

Second, let’s get to Michele Bachmann.  She may be able to read a law book (I said maybe), but she’s totally wrong on the “I have to be subservient to my husband.”

Which brings me to this: Do we really want a President who will listen to her husband above all others?  What if Marcus decides it is time to bomb, I don’t know, Brazil?  By her own belief, she’d have to order it.

What if Marcus wants all gays locked up (and he does, so he can “cure” us)?  There’s enough crazy GOP members to go along, she could order it.

These are extremes, not unlike the Bachmanns.  We don’t need a woman who bows down to her husband in the White House.

You’d never see Sarah bow down to Todd.  And, for that, she gains a point.

Bachmann and the Debt Ceiling…

Michele Bachmann wants you to believe that she’s fiscally responsible.  She wants you to believe that she and the Republican Party had nothing to do with the economy.  She wants you to believe that the stimulus package was a waste of money and didn’t save jobs.  She wants you to believe that raising the debt ceiling right now would be bad and she’s never voted for a raise.

She’s lying on all points.

Back in April, she voted for Ryan’s budget – the one that changes Medicare and lowers the rich tax rate to 25% (10% down from the 35% they pay now).  The Budget wasn’t balanced – the tax cuts would add more to the deficit than they would “save”.  (You can’t cut income and revenue and pay off debt, it just doesn’t happen.)  If Ryan’s budget had passed the Senate, it would’ve necessitated the raising of the debt ceiling.

That’s not fiscally responsible.

Here’s something else (I’m going through her voting record):

Bachmann voted against the Pay As You Go resolution.  The one that states: ”Vote to pass Title IV of the resolution that amends Rule XXI to require that any tax cuts must be offset by either a different tax increase or spending cut, and to require certain listings of congressional earmarks and limited tax and tariff benefits.

See, apparently, she doesn’t understand how fiscal responsibility works.  You can’t cut revenue without cutting spending.

I’m going to stop here.  I’m going to go through her votes.  I know this woman shouldn’t be President, but I think the rest of the country needs to know it.

My Top Ten Reasons for NOT voting for Michele Bachmann

10. She thinks John Quincy Adams is one of our founding fathers. And, she believes that our founding fathers worked tirelessly to eliminate slavery. The woman repeats this fallacy every chance she gets. No matter how many times you repeat something, Michele, it doesn’t make it true.

9. She’s received the benefits of government handouts and then lied about them. (Look it up, she claims she and her husband have no interest in a family farm, but they have received income from said family farm according to the annually required financial disclosure reports she filed.)

8. She tried to compare herself to John Wayne and ended up comparing herself to John Wayne Gacy.  Okay, this is a cheap shot.  She keeps banging away at Obamacare with distorted facts and outright lies.  The $105 billion that hidden in there – right in plain sight, not hidden at all and you won’t be able to purchase private insurance, except you can – the whole freaking bill is to help you purchase private insurance.  The woman wouldn’t know the truth if it crawl up her ass and called her flaky.

7. She doesn’t know how many barrels of oil we have in reserve. She claimed that Obama released all of our reserves, when he only released around 4%.

6. This statement from her website:

“It is Michele’s single greatest calling in public service to ensure that the liberties enshrined in our founding documents are handed down from this generation to the next.”

And, again, she doesn’t understand history. The liberties in our founding documents were for WHITE, LANDOWNERS. Women couldn’t vote and the majority of blacks were slaves. Yep, those are the liberties I want upheld!

5. She has sponsored 38 bills – NOT one of which made it out of committee. NOT ONE.

4. She has an obsession with Light Bulb freedom, (she sponsored H.R. 849:Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act) but NOT an obsession with freedom for people – she’s against gay marriage.

3. She is further right on the Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership scale than Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner!

2. She “hosted the first Tea Party Caucus meeting.” (According to her website)

And, my number one reason for NOT voting for Michele Bachmann:

1. She believes that cutting taxes will create jobs.

Republican Candidates

I’m just going to say it now, I’m voting for President Obama in 2012.  There isn’t ONE viable Republican Candidate out there who could possibly make me believe for one tiny little second that they would be good for this country.

I thought, perhaps, Newt Gingrich.  Alas, the man let me down.  He attacked Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan – which honestly I don’t have an opinion on, yet – and then he lost his nerve and his cajones and APOLOGIZED after being attacked by the far and not so far right for being honest.  The man gave an honest answer to a question and then backed away from it, which sucks because Gingrich is a centralist and now he doesn’t stand a chance.  <sigh> Here are two of your Republican 2012 Candidates.

Michele Bachmann – Bachmann wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on her ass and stayed there.  She is the new Sarah Palin – someone pretty that just distorts the truth.  Unfortunately, people who like her don’t bother to go and check to see if she’s telling the truth.  Want an example? According to both FactCheck.org and Politifact.com, “on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 in a speech at the Conservative Principles PAC Conference”, Bachmann said the following:

“One. That’s the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office.”

And, she’s wrong. She’s not just wrong by a little, like she said one and there was really 3 or 4. That I would call a mistake. She’s off by at least 199. That’s a lie. A baldfaced lie made to get her followers all up in arms and mad at President Obama.  Why wouldn’t you want to get your followers all up in arms about something Obama really did that burned your butt?  Nope, Bachmann relies on lies and distorted truth to get her point across.  I know there are smart women in the Republican Party, so why don’t one of them run?

Tim Pawlenty – Pawlenty just announced this past weekend.  Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about him.  So, I did what I always do and I started looking him up on the Internet, find out who his was (former Governor of our neighbor to the north Minnesota) and where he stands. I found a video on CNN.com where Pawlenty is speaking to CPAC.  I’d like to see the whole video, but I’m sure I can find it somewhere.  But, here’s the part that bugs the hell out of me:

“Our freedom is the very air we breathe and make no mistake, the policies of the left encroach everyday on the very freedom that has made this country great. We will never ever ever stop fighting for our freedom.”

Now, I understand that Pawlenty was speaking to a conservative group, so he’s going to lean very far to the right. However; over the last thirty years, (maybe more) the Republican Party has spent more time taking away your rights then they have spent protecting them. Just a couple of examples:

  • They have made it harder and harder to get an abortion. Perhaps you agree with that, but I’m sure if you do, you’ve never been in a spot to need one.
  • The Patroit Act – no comment needed
  • Um, Gay Marriage anyone?
  • Oh, and isn’t it the Republican Governors who are taking away worker’s rights.

Put it anyway you like, but it isn’t the Democrats encroaching on my life. It’s the Republicans.

I’ll review a couple more Republican Candidates soon. It’s gonna be one LONG year until the election.

Bachmann – Why can’t this woman get anything right?

Why would anyone vote for Michelle Bachman for President?  This woman rivals only Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin for misleading information.

In the last month, Bachmann has gone out of her way to get it all wrong. And, when she gets called out on it, she blames the media.

It would be laughable if this was a sitcom, but this is real life.  Bachmann is considering (she’s announced that she will be forming an exploratory committee) a run for the Presidency.  The last thing this country needs is a President who can’t get anything right – literally.

On Febuary 25, in an interview on the The Laura Ingraham Show, Bachmann said the following:   “I’ve given birth to five babies, and I’ve breast-fed every single one of these babies.  To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies? You want to talk about the nanny state? I think you just got a new definition of the nanny state.”1

Except, per usual, Bachmann gets it wrong.  The government is not planning on purchasing breast pumps.  The IRS changed the classification of a breast pump to be a medical device, which means if you spend 7.5% of your yearly income on medical expenses and one of those expenses is a breast pump, you can deduct it.  Now, if Bachmann wanted to say that it shouldn’t be a deduction, why didn’t she say that?  Why would she want to leave the impression that the government is making decisions on whether or not a woman should breast feed?

I have an answer, but I’ll keep it to myself.

Moving on…

On repeated occasions, Bachmann keeps insisting that there is, well, let’s quote her directly.

“There was a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the ‘Obamacare’ legislation to fund the implementation of ‘Obamacare’. This is something that wasn’t known. This money was broken up, hidden in various parts of the bill.”2

Oh, snap!

Except, it isn’t true.  According to Fact Check, the $105 billion wasn’t hidden at all.  It is completely out in the open.

Yet, another misleading on Bachmann’s reign of error.

<sigh>

I could go on, but I’m all ready tired of hearing about Bachmann and we still have more than a year and a half left to go before the next Presidential election.
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