Friday, January 28, 2011

The alternate universe of Michele Bachmann

Listening to Michele Bachmann's astounding readings of American history is like watching one of those episodes of Star Trek where the Enterprise crew stumbles into some parallel dimension with an alternate reality; world events have followed a diffent path, everyone's role is reversed, Kirk is a mass-murderer, and instead of the Federation there is an evil Terran Empire. Parts of her recent speech to Iowans for Tax Relief (sorry, it was just too long to embed here in its entirety--the scathing critique from CNN's Anderson Cooper will have to do) reminded me of that Ray Bradbury short story, "A Sound of Thunder"; it was as if someone had gone back to the Cretaceous era on a Time Safari, accidentally stepped on an insect, and changed the Earth's history.

Everyone arriving on America's shores has had the same status since its founding? Our Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States"? Did I wake up last Friday on some alternate Earth? What kind of drug does Bachmann put in her Kool-Aid? Her cluelessness would be laughable if she wasn't an elected official with real power. And she says she wants "to be in the conversation" for the 2012 Presidential campaign? One vote for this ignorant, fact-challenged, McCarthy wanna-be would be too many.


Blogger Mark de Zabaleta said...

Intertesting lecture

January 31, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger WIN METHOD said...

If only the creator of this blog weren't so fact challenged. The words posted here by the author is something normal human beings just throw in the garbage.

February 11, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Steven Levery said...

Define "normal".

February 12, 2011 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger WIN METHOD said...

Substitute sensible for "normal".

February 18, 2011 at 2:06 PM  

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