Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

The Stir: Latest Michele Bachmann Plan Is Bad for U.S. History

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
  • 7 Replies
Posted by Maressa Brown
on November 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM

mount rushmorePerhaps because their pickings are just that slim, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is still being treated like a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. We know this because she was asked some suuuuper-serious, hard-hitting questions recently, including what fifth president she would add to Mount Rushmore. As silly as it may sound, I gotta give it to the journo who asked Bachmann the Q, because her air-headed answer just might be up there with Palin's "I can see Russia from my house" or the slew of dimwitted sound bytes we got out of the George Dub-ya presidency.

First, she said she'd choose Ronald Reagan. Okay, no big surprise there, being that Tea Partiers love him as much as tween girls love Justin Bieber. But then she went WAY off into kookoo territory.

She said James Garfield would be good, because he was the last president to move to the Oval Office from the House of Representatives. Uhh, okay, so I guess the logic there is that a completely forgettable president should be up there on Rushmore because ... he's her personal role model. Awesome. But THEN, she said naaah, maybe Calvin Coolidge, because he "got the country's budget back on track." Uh ... huh. Hold on while I smack my forehead! Alright, yes, much better.

I'm all about a healthy appetite for U.S. history and valuing some of these undervalued, not-so-frequently referenced presidents, but this is a little ridiculous, eh? She's clearly trying to a.) be totally folksy, b.) say something oooh, aahhhhh "unexpected" and c.) prove to us that she has SOME semblance of solid knowledge in this department of our nation's past ... despite a LOT of proof to the contrary. But even if she gets her facts straight now, it doesn't matter. She's still just coming off like that crazy person in the corner of the bus station, babbling to herself in cockamamie riddles.  

The good news is that only four percent of polled people seem to want to vote for this woman, whereas as many as 16 percent were delusional enough to be rooting for her back in July. Whew, so there is hope!

Do Michele Bachmann's picks for Mt. Rushmore seem totally nuts to you?

 

Image via designsbykari/Flickr


by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-7):
SisterPeach
by Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Palin did not say she could see Russia from her house. That...was....TINA FEY. Any article or "journalist" (and I use the term VERY loosely here) that pulls that little gem out of their virtual bottom doesn't warrant me reading the rest of their vomit.

What actually seems totally NUTS to me is this infatuation with Bachmann's idiosyncrisies. If she's that "batshit crazy" why give her the time of day? There are several good, solid candidates that really can't get a solid two minutes in the sun, but ALL Mrs. Bachmann has to do is SHOW UP to an event and there's a score of rabid internet authors tripping all over themselves.

sillygirl83
by Silver Member on Nov. 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Her picks for Mount Rushmore are silly but I still like her a lot.  I know that isn't a popular opinion but I totally support her.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Nov. 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM
HaHa!
Well they aren't who I would pick but to each their own...
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
paganbaby
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2011 at 6:54 PM

What? Lol

Quoting SisterPeach:

Palin did not say she could see Russia from her house. That...was....TINA FEY. Any article or "journalist" (and I use the term VERY loosely here) that pulls that little gem out of their virtual bottom doesn't warrant me reading the rest of their vomit.

What actually seems totally NUTS to me is this infatuation with Bachmann's idiosyncrisies. If she's that "batshit crazy" why give her the time of day? There are several good, solid candidates that really can't get a solid two minutes in the sun, but ALL Mrs. Bachmann has to do is SHOW UP to an event and there's a score of rabid internet authors tripping all over themselves.


SisterPeach
by Member on Nov. 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Which part, LOL!

Quoting paganbaby:

What? Lol

Quoting SisterPeach:

Palin did not say she could see Russia from her house. That...was....TINA FEY. Any article or "journalist" (and I use the term VERY loosely here) that pulls that little gem out of their virtual bottom doesn't warrant me reading the rest of their vomit.

What actually seems totally NUTS to me is this infatuation with Bachmann's idiosyncrisies. If she's that "batshit crazy" why give her the time of day? There are several good, solid candidates that really can't get a solid two minutes in the sun, but ALL Mrs. Bachmann has to do is SHOW UP to an event and there's a score of rabid internet authors tripping all over themselves.



paganbaby
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM

That journalist would screw that up and everyone would take it as gospel,lol.

Quoting SisterPeach:

Which part, LOL!

Quoting paganbaby:

What? Lol

Quoting SisterPeach:

Palin did not say she could see Russia from her house. That...was....TINA FEY. Any article or "journalist" (and I use the term VERY loosely here) that pulls that little gem out of their virtual bottom doesn't warrant me reading the rest of their vomit.

What actually seems totally NUTS to me is this infatuation with Bachmann's idiosyncrisies. If she's that "batshit crazy" why give her the time of day? There are several good, solid candidates that really can't get a solid two minutes in the sun, but ALL Mrs. Bachmann has to do is SHOW UP to an event and there's a score of rabid internet authors tripping all over themselves.




slb235
by Bronze Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I cannot stand Michele Bachmann!

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)