A Confederacy of loons and fools – and a raving lunatic too

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Casting Aspersions

The next presidential race has well and truly begun and we have been treated to performances by a collection of loons, fools and shameless panderers such as has rarely been seen since Times Square was cleaned up.  It is difficult to award the accolade for Most Dangerously Idiotic among this field of real contenders but push coming to shove, I’d have to say Michele Bachmann leads the list. Her staggering ignorance of history would embarrass a not too bright high school freshman.

This is the person who claimed the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery. When challanged on that by George Stephanopoulos, she pointed out John Quincy Adams’ life-long dedication to abolition. That’s true of course. John Quincy Adams was indeed an ardent abolitionist. He was not, however, one of the founding fathers. He was a young boy during the Revolution.

When speaking in New Hampshire, Bachmann told a group of local Republicans, “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.” Lexington and Concord are, as most people who paid even the slightest attention in school know, in Massachusetts.

She also stated the minimum wage was the biggest obstacle to full employment. In this she may be right. If workers could be reduced to a dollar a day there would obviously be a lot more employed workers – until the effects of starvation took hold.

Bachman is not merely stupid however, she is possibly either crazy or genuinely evil. In speeches over the last few years she has likened the U.S. Census Bureau to WWII internment camps, warned of the likelihood of government run re-education camps for young people to train them to work in “politically correct forums.” She blamed the democrats for the flu epidemic, said people who oppose waterboarding are terrorists, called Planned Parenthood “the Lenscrafters of big abortion,” said energy saving light bulbs threaten the lives of children and seniors, wanted to essentially eliminate veteran’s benefits and health care, warned that health care reform would result in school based abortion field trips and sex clinics and called for an investigation of congress to weed out anti-American legislators. As for us queers – its a field day. We are “part of Satan…in bondage,…” and of course, we are recruiting the children. The term raving lunatic is not too extreme to apply to this truly frightening woman.

Of course, in awarding Bachmann the prize, we had to carefully evaluate candidates such as Mitt Romney, who believes in a religion founded by a failed novelist who heard voices and taught that all good Mormons would get to be god over their own personal planet in the next life. Then there’s Ron Paul, described by The Daily Kos as “bat-shit crazy” because “he thinks the “War on Christmas” is real, and that the separation of church and state is a myth. He believes the founding fathers wanted to discriminate on behalf of certain religions, and that morality cannot be accomplished absent Christianity. Oh, and that the “collective Left” hates religion and that our national heritage is under attack by “secularists”.”

We can’t forget Rick Santorum, the professional homophobe whose primary political objective has been to deny any sort of recognition of LGBT rights including, marriage and adoption. On the other hand, being from Pennsylvania, he probably does know where the Declaration of Independence was signed. I doubt Bachmann does. None of these creeps understand the first thing about “the pursuit of happiness” however. 

 

 

Casting Aspersions

The next presidential race has well and truly begun and we have been treated to performances by a collection of loons, fools and shameless panderers such as has rarely been seen since Times Square was cleaned up.  It is difficult to award the accolade for Most Dangerously Idiotic among this field of real contenders but push coming to shove, I’d have to say Michele Bachmann leads the list. Her staggering ignorance of history would embarrass a not too bright high school freshman.