Michele Bachmann Manages to be Extremely Racist and Sexist in the Very Same Comment

BachmannOh Michele Bachmann, what to do with you.  Am I the only person who, when seeing Bachmann on television, instantly starts to hear the theme to Looney Tunes in my head?  I swear one day I’m going to venture up to the great state of Minnesota to visit the district in which she was elected just so I can meet the type of people who would vote for this woman.

She’s a different kind of ridiculous than say, someone like Sarah Palin.  Palin just strikes me as a narcissistic bimbo who really wants to be in the spotlight, but she’s just not intelligent enough to do so.

Bachmann, heck, I have no idea how she was ever elected to office.  Just listening to her talk I feel like I’m watching a really bad Saturday Night Live skit instead of a serious politician.  I mean, she can’t be serious with this stuff – can she?

Case in point – she managed to not only offend just about every African-American and person who voted for President Obama in general, she managed to insult him and essentially every woman in the country as well.

All in one comment.  It’s astounding.  That takes real skill.

She was speaking about the reason why she felt President Obama was elected and her take on a woman becoming President of the United States.  Bachmann said:

“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt.  People don’t hold guilt for a woman.”

She then went on to say that people don’t have a “pent-up desire” to see a female president.

Ironic considering, as a female, she ran for president! 

But even if you want to ignore that complete idiocy, she literally somehow managed to be completely racist and sexist in the same comment.

First, as a liberal, I can honestly say that I’ve never once encountered anyone who voted for President Obama out of “guilt” because he was half-black.

And if he hadn’t won the Democratic nomination in 2008, Hillary would have – and she would have still beaten McCain handily.

Second, she completely discredits President Obama as a person.  She essentially relegates him, and his historic place as the first African-American president, to nothing more than some talking point that has absolutely no merit whatsoever.

But as always Republicans prove once again that they don’t really view Obama as the President of the United States, they view him as the black President of the United States.

Then I love how she basically says a woman won’t be president any time soon for the aforementioned guilt not being there for women, and the fact that people don’t have a “pent-up desire” to see a female president.

Apparently Ms. Bachmann doesn’t look at the polls that show Hillary Clinton the clear favorite for 2016.  So, yes, it seems millions of Americans are quite excited to see our first female elected president.  And in 2016 – we will.

I believe, as well as most liberals do, that we should just view one another as people.  Sure, I get the history of President Obama being the first president who’s African-American or that Hillary Clinton will be our first female president, but when I see these people in office I see them for what they’ve been elected as – not their gender or the color of their skin.

When I look at President Obama I don’t see a black man, I just see a man.  When I see Hillary Clinton I see the person who’ll be our next president, I don’t see the woman I hope becomes our next president.

It’s ignorance like what Bachmann (and many other conservatives) spew constantly that shows the real problem within the GOP.  They’re still clearly, and without a doubt, the party for the good ol’ boy straight, Christian and everyone else is clearly secondary.

Take for instance the way they talk about immigration reform.  It’s clearly based off polling data that shows them they need to gain some of the Latino vote  if they want to remain nationally relevant.  But that same data also shows that their base doesn’t support it.  That base being mostly comprised of old, white folks in rural areas.  And they sure as heck don’t like brown people being in this country.

In 2012 they ran a candidate whose “immigration plan” was what he called self-deportation.  You know, make it so miserable for undocumented immigrants in the United States that they would “self-deport” themselves back home.

But as much as I hate to say it, I love people like Michele Bachmann.  People like her are so radical, so ignorant, that they lack the intelligence to hide the true meaning of what they say.

She says it, it’s blatantly ignorant, and she offers little or no apologies for whatever she says.  Other Republicans with more intelligence are much better at hiding what is it they really mean.  They’re less likely to be gaffe prone.

So when someone like Bachmann says ridiculous comments like what she said about people voting for Obama because they felt “guilt” towards African-Americans or that she doesn’t think the country wants a female to become president – I think she’s saying exactly what most conservatives are thinking.

Michele Bachmann just lacks the intelligence to know not to say it.

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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  • Mark Strange

    President Obama is half white. These people seem to forget that. As for me, I don’t care what he is, as long as he is intelligent and worthy of the office, which he is.

  • MLR

    Did she really say people voted for PBO out of guilt? I suspected this woman is stupid but now I’m convinced of it. Yes Allen, please go check out the district that elected her. I thought maybe we could get an idea by visiting the district that elected Ted Cruz but at least Ted Cruz isn’t stupid. He’s polarizing but stupid he is not.

    • TaxPaying American Voter

      No, he is “FUCKING STUPID”.

    • Bob

      Cruz, Bachman, Palin Rand, have to rank among the stupidest to ever be elected.

    • Kim Serrahn

      Cruz is devious, and needs to be watched very closely. Bachmann is just dumb as a stump.

    • Kim

      I voted twice for El Presidente because of guilt that I have more hang time in B-ball than he does. Oh, but he charges well…yep. Damned little stick elbow out and twirling. Uh huh.

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  • Craig J. Maas

    Being from MN I know where these people live and some of them are just stupid ignorant Faux News watchers that belive what they hear and can not think for themselves. That being said it was a close race so there are some people that do think.

    • they are too close to a nuclear waste site.. aren’t they?

  • Craig J. Maas

    2012 Election results:

    U.S. Representative District 6

    MICHELE BACHMANN 179240 50.47%

    JIM GRAVES 174944 49.26

    Write-In WRITE-IN**969 0.27%

    • Bob

      I would love to see the combined IQ of the 179,240Morons who voted for her

  • LeeAnn Gerleman

    My grandson’s girlfriend went to Christian School in her district. There are a bunch of Evangelical Right wing guano crazy people in that area. They actually told the girls in this Christian school that birth control will make the sterile, that if they take birth control, they will never have any children. Therefore, abstinence is the only way. I wonder if they are surprised when these girls end up pregnant?

    I don’t hear the Looney Tunes music when I see MB, I hear the song associated with the Wicked Witch of the North on Oz. LOL

    • Jo Clark

      I was going to post pretty much what you said. The reason she got elected is that the people in her district think **exactly** like she does, completely in the rabbit hole, extreme religious ideology to the point of throwing any semblance of common sense out the window.

  • estfar

    The country, Michelle, doesn’t want a dumb jack like you being anywhere near the White House. But they will in fact chose a woman your complete opposite. That would be Hilary. Keep telling yourself you didn’t get to first base because you are not Black and because you are a woman if it makes you feel better about losing. We all know that you were an embarrassment that I am sure your own party wished they could have hidden beneath a mound of manure to hide the stench of stupidity wafting the air around you.

  • Kevin Daugherty

    Had a girlfriend who was raised in a strict oppressive Catholic home. I’ll just say when she turned 18 she became a very good lover in a short time. And btw Allen, I love your articles and Hillary will be our next President. The demographic in this country is changing too rapidly for the GOP to regain any credibility.

  • So the freak has come out of the rabbit hole. Where has she been? Cowering after her last debacle and her hands in yet another cookie jar. Go back in the hole, you are an embarrassment to women everywhere.

  • Edward Krebbs

    As Bachmann is close to implying that a woman can’t do the job, shouldn’t Bachmann quit and go home as she can’t do the job as well as a man ?

  • Hammish2

    She’s an ass hat with barely a brain cell. Let’s stop making her more famous.

  • Eric

    I am from her district and have no clue how she was elected.

  • Sunny Ray

    A black president is cleaning up the terrible mess of a white president that impacted the whole world… Almost… One of the rare countries that
    Handled the crises is leaded by a woman, Angela Merkel.
    Bachmann is toasted, she leaves in the looney toons planete.

  • Tamara Lin Shaputis

    I disagree with the statement that when you see Obama you don’t see a black man and when you see Hillary you don’t see a woman. Those things are very obvious and are a weak argument as to the validity of their abilities to hold the Presidential title. These types of statements truly make it difficult to pass that way of thinking. I don’t even see Obama as black is just as ridiculous as saying as all previous presidents weren’t white. Obama’s presidency and how he rules is definitely related to his blackness. He grew up a person of color in America so his views are destined to be different than that of a white man or a woman.

  • jematt261

    Well said

  • Crz

    I think she said people don’t want a woman president because they don’t want her. This is probably about denial.