Bachmann’s Appalling Shutdown Comment: “This Is About the Happiest” the GOP Has Been in a While

Michele-BachmannWhile Ted Cruz has ratcheted up the ranks in my category of “Republicans I loathe the most,” Michele Bachmann still holds a top spot on that list.

Now I don’t use the term “batshit crazy” very often, but this women is certifiable.  She’s as loony as they come and how she ever got elected to public office, then re-elected, is beyond me.  She’s by far one of the most repulsive individuals I’ve ever witnessed and the sooner she’s gone from public office, the better we’ll all be.

Though I’m sure she’ll end up as yet another “Fox news paid contributor” who just “happens to be” another former Republican politician.  Because we all know Fox News is “fair and balanced,” right?  The day that I see her and Sarah Palin both babbling their buffoonery at the same time is the day my head might just explode.  I don’t think I can handle that level of ignorance all at once.

So while I was disgusted, it was not at all shocking to hear Michele Bachmann saying that “this is about the happiest” she’s seen Republicans. Of course she’s alluding to the “happiness” surrounding the recent Republican-forced shutdown of our government.

Comments which continue to support the widely held belief by many liberals that this shutdown is exactly what some Republicans wanted.  Some of these conservatives are just so far out to the right that they seriously lack the mental aptitude to understand the ramifications of their actions.

That and many of them simply don’t care.  For them, this is about their next campaign and solidifying themselves as the next face of the tea party Republican push.

They couldn’t care less about who they hurt or the over 800,000 Americans facing furloughs.  It’s all about them and their pathetic, and pointless, attempt to defund or delay a 3 1/2 year old law.

But for Bachmann to say that this is the happiest she’s seen some Republicans, that only goes to show the utterly disgusting behavior these right-wing radicals thrive upon.  This is a sad and embarrassing time for our nation.  We’re a laughing stock to much of the world, yet some Republicans are happier than they’ve possibly ever been?


Our national parks are closed, monuments are shut down and hundreds of thousands of Americans are facing uncertainty about their paychecks—but Republicans are happy?  There aren’t enough words to fully describe my disdain for these people.  They’re an absolute disgrace to this country and our government.

So the next time a Republican tries to say this shutdown is “what Obama wants,” just point them to comments like those made by Michele Bachmann saying Republicans are “happy” because the government is shut down.

Because there’s one thing that’s certain — no tea party Republican in this country is ever going to be happy with anything that President Obama supports.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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