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29-06-2011, 11:46   #1
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Half-baked Republican Presidential Fruitcakes (and fellow confections)

For anybody lucky enough not to have heard of her, Michele Bachmann is the new Sarah Palin. Recently, she seemed to say that god wanted her to run for US President next year:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...vmnH_blog.html

Meanwhile, according to politifact.com, she's been caught lying more than any other candidate to date:

http://www.thejournal.ie/us-presiden...64742-Jun2011/
http://www.politifact.com/personalit...ng/pants-fire/

Anybody looking forward to President Bachmann?

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29-06-2011, 11:53   #2
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I was going to post a video about her scientific woes in the interesting stuff thread in that epic post I made recently I decided better of it. Makes you sick to the core when you read up on her qualifications.

However here is one, that's a little bit lighter. (Somewhat.)

Seriously Permabear I have tonnes of republican friends in the states and I say it to them as I do you
"Get your ****ing party sorted faster!"
I don't think Romney is that bad, but he's a Mormon so I don't see Him getting elected lol.
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More moderate Republicans must be really sick that their party is being hijacked by these nutters.

Still, if Bachmann does run it'll be comedy gold for most of the election, Obama will annihilate her in the debates and have probably one of the easiest re-elections ever.
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I read about her recently: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics...0110622?page=1

American politics get scarier by the year. I have and will again vote for religious people, but the idea that someone like her - ignorant, hypocritical, viruliently closed-minded and hate filled - can win elections like she has is another blow to my faith in humanity.
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Put the religion/religiously motivated views aside for a moment and take a look at some of her other policies:
On minimum wage:
"we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."

Nice.
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come again?
this is a country where people are committing crimes or joining the army to be able to gain access to basic healthcare.
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I don't know what is more disturbing - the idea that either one of those two would be considered or the scary thought of either of them winning the election.

If either of them won what would it say about the United States?
A majority of americans endorsing their scary, blinkered and hateful notions?

That would scare me more I think than their winning.

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Not trying to sound too dismissive but that packing the tent problem sounds unfixable. Why not just join the Democrats and sort them out?
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I'm assuming that its a reference to this recent case.

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Not great, but Americans wouldn't have much right to go pointing fingers.
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Hitchens has written an article for Slate on her here, for those interested.
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TBH its pretty good. A lot better than in the states without the massive cost.


Michelle Bachmann is more dangerous than Palin when it comes to religion. She has no problems spouting that god told her to do this and that. Scarey when you think about it. I think she is too extreme to win the presidency though and her supporters would help her lose by making her look even more extreme. I would actually prefer if she did go up against Obama as he would have a better chance of winning imo.
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How did he wreck healthcare? As far as I can see he only slightly stopped health insurance companies from shafting people which is what the main problem in the US is; it's good healthcare but expensive provided you don't get shafted by an insurance company. The whole so called attitude to health care where they claim to love the jebus but leave the sick to the mercy of insurance companies is baffling; but them again they are pro life and pro war.
The dollar is actually stonger against the euro recently since three years ago when it was around 1.5.

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