Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What Animates Our Policy Debate: How About the Apocalypse?

Michele Bachmann: Gone girl. Really, really gone.

Yes, it was fun when Michele Bachmann was actually in Congress and said the kinds of things she used to say. And I'm sure you're wondering why I bring her up in a policy debate, one that I hope to carry on through the entire 2016 (endless) election cycle.

Why Bachmann? It's because she makes a strong case for party-line voting. Decide the party of the crazy and then don't vote for any of them. First, let's establish Michele Bachmann's Republican bonafides. She was elected, then reelected three times, to Congress with an R-Minn. after her name. What did she represent? This:
“Barack Obama is intent, it is his number one goal, to ensure that Iran has a nuclear weapon," [Bachmann] said. "Why? Why would you put the nuclear weapon in the hands of madmen who are Islamic radicals?"
Bachmann, however, then seemed to approve of the President moving mankind into "the midnight hour."
"We get to be living in the most exciting time in history," she said, urging fellow Christians to "rejoice."
"Jesus Christ is coming back. We, in our lifetimes potentially, could see Jesus Christ returning to Earth, the Rapture of the Church."
"These are wonderful times," she concluded.
Bachmann made similar remarks on Markell's show last week.
“We have very little time, in my opinion, left before the second return of Christ. That’s good news."
Now, when you try to decide which party you should support based on its policies, based on its philosophic and religious underpinnings, do you want to support the party where Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin found a happy home or the party where Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren (and Oprah Winfrey, for that matter) feel comfortable. Just saying.

It's unfair to blame the Republican Party for Sarah Palin,
unless it was that whole vice-presidential candidate thing.

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