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Gotta do it...
« on: July 12, 2011, 03:41:42 PM »
Looks like this election is shaping up to be even more batshit crazy that all the others.


Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh.


Bachmann's story, to hear her tell it, is about a suburban homemaker who is chosen by God to become a politician who will restore faith and family values to public life and do battle with secular humanism. But by the time you've finished reviewing her record of lies and embellishments and contradictions, you'll have no idea if she actually believes in her own divine inspiration, or whether it's a big con job. Or maybe both are true ? in which case this hard-charging challenger for the GOP nomination is a rare breed of political psychopath, equal parts crazed Divine Wind kamikaze-for-Jesus and calculating, six-faced Machiavellian prevaricator. Whatever she is, she's no joke.

Bachmann was born Michele Amble in Waterloo, Iowa, to a pair of lifelong Democrats, but grew up in tiny Anoka, Minnesota. By her teen years, her parents had divorced; her mother remarried and brought step-siblings into the home, creating a Brady Bunchian group of nine kids. One of Bachmann's step-siblings, Helen LaFave, would later come out as a lesbian, a fact that Michele, who became famous opposing gay marriage, never mentions on the campaign trail. For the most part, though, Bachmann's upbringing seems like pure Americana, a typical Midwestern girl who was "in a couple of beauty pageants" and "not overtly political," according to her stepbrother Michael LaFave.

Young Michele found Jesus at age 16, not long before she went away to Winona State University and met a doltish, like-minded believer named Marcus Bachmann. After finishing college, the two committed young Christians moved to Oklahoma, where Michele entered one of the most ridiculous learning institutions in the Western Hemisphere, a sort of highway rest area with legal accreditation called the O.W. Coburn School of Law; Michele was a member of its inaugural class in 1979.

Originally a division of Oral Roberts University, this august academy, dedicated to the teaching of "the law from a biblical worldview," has gone through no fewer than three names ? including the Christian Broadcasting Network School of Law. Those familiar with the darker chapters in George W. Bush's presidency might recognize the school's current name, the Regent University School of Law. Yes, this was the tiny educational outhouse that, despite being the 136th-ranked law school in the country, where 60 percent of graduates flunked the bar, produced a flood of entrants into the Bush Justice Department.

Regent was unabashed in its desire that its graduates enter government and become "change agents" who would help bring the law more in line with "eternal principles of justice," i.e., biblical morality. To that end, Bachmann was mentored by a crackpot Christian extremist professor named John Eidsmoe, a frequent contributor to John Birch Society publications who once opined that he could imagine Jesus carrying an M16 and who spent considerable space in one of his books musing about the feasibility of criminalizing blasphemy.


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Re: Gotta do it...
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 03:59:37 PM »
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Re: Gotta do it...
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 04:02:02 PM »
I read somewhere that she also wants to get rid of the EPA and pornography.

I'm sorry, Ms. Bachmann, but you went over the line.
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Re: Gotta do it...
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 08:06:33 AM »
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Re: Gotta do it...
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 08:46:24 AM »
This trend just highlights a tendency in people that I find strange.
We are attacked by fundamentalist religious asshats who come from religiously oriented societies full of homophobia and intolerance. Then over the following decade our country trends in a similar direction.

Really the same thing happened in the cold war. People supported all sorts of spying and deterioration of  personal freedoms in the name of resisting the communist threat which people generally viewed as being evil because of the same lack of freedom and government control.

Huey Long got it right when asked if Fascism would ever come to America
He said "When Fascism comes to America, it will be called anti-Fascism!"

It's a strange tendency in our society.

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