In my opinion, Michele Bachmann epitomizes nearly everything for which the tea party stands. She’s a radical, right-wing Christian who lives in a world of delusion, where “facts” aren’t based on reality – but what she wants to be real.
It’s why you can’t get anywhere with these tea party Republicans. You can’t use facts, logic or even reality to convince them of anything because nothing matters outside of what they want to be factual, logical or real. And if they disagree with the truth, then that truth simply becomes lies.
And that’s exactly what Michele Bachmann epitomizes.
Her recent speech at the radical right-wing “American Values” event showcased just how ridiculous this woman is.
Here are just a few things she said during this speech:
“Well, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, we want our 1980s foreign policy back! Peace through strength! Peace through strength! We don’t want your failed ‘Russian reset’! We don’t want four Americans dead in Benghazi!”
“Unbelievably, we have the first anti-Israel president in American history.”
“And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously. You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America. You kill their leader, you kill their councils, you kill their army until they wave the white flag of surrender. That’s how you win a war!”
She wants our 80’s foreign policy back, huh? When we were “safe”?
Here’s a list of a few of the attacks against Americans during the 1980’s:
- April 18, 1983 bombing of an American embassy in Beirut: 17 Americans dead
- October 23, 1983 Marines barracks bombed in Beirut: 241 Marines killed
- December 12, 1983 bombing of American embassy in Kuwait: 6 people dead
- September 20, 1984 Bombing of U.S. Embassy annex northeast of Beirut: 24 people killed, 2 U.S. military personnel
And let’s not forget that during this time the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and the United States then fought a proxy war arming Afghani “freedom fighters” – who later turned out to be some of the same terrorists responsible for the September 11 attacks.
Oh, and we also supported Saddam Hussein during the Iran/Iraq war and sold illegal arms to Iran.
That’s some real “cracker jack” foreign policy, let me tell ya.
It’s amazing. Four Americans tragically die in Benghazi and conservatives pretend to act like that’s the most horrific event in United States history. When the truth is more Americans have died in the last 3+ decades while Republicans have been president than they have when a Democrat has sat in the White House.
Republicans also seem to get confused with the Soviet Union crumbling around that time as a “sign” that Reagan was some powerful leader. Well, I hate to break it to these people, but Reagan had nothing to do with the downfall of the Soviet Union. That was bound to happen with or without Reagan. He just became president at the right time.
As for the rest of Bachmann’s absurd speech, it’s just more of the same nonsense you’ll hear from most conservatives.
I find it funny how much respect they give to ISIS. In my opinion, and I could be wrong, but it’s the ultimate sign of disrespect that Obama isn’t treating them like their own “state.” He’s treating them like terrorists. And you don’t “declare war” on a group of terrorist thugs.
Besides, Congress declares war. House Republicans could easily bring that up for a vote if that’s what they wanted to do. They don’t need President Obama to ask for it. But we don’t see them doing that now, do we?
And trust me on this, no matter how much we go after ISIS militarily, they will never “wave the white flag.” Because that’s really the difficult part with fighting terrorism. You don’t just take out a few leaders, conquer a couple of capitals and the “war is over.”
The war against terrorism will never be over.
But Bachmann was just being Bachmann. And by that I mean she used this opportunity at this event to pander to the most ignorant among us: tea party Republicans.
Watch her speech below via C-SPAN: