Michelle Bachmann Quits

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Here’s a story that will make your day.  Michelle Bachmann, who calls herself a Republican Representative from Minnesota, is quitting.  The residents of Minnesota now can celebrate as did those of Alaska when half-governor Sarah Palin resigned.

The “darling” of the TEA Party says she will not seek reelection for her seat in the House of Representatives.  She claims it is because she has served long enough, and even hinted at a need for term limits.  The truth may be twofold.

In the 2012 election, she barely kept her seat.  The campaign became so costly that questions have arisen if in 2014 she would need even more funds.  She won by just two percentage points.  The prime reason is most likely the fact that she is being investigated by the Federal Election Commission, and   The Office of Congressional Ethics, for questions about her campaign contributions during her 2012 bid for a presidential nomination.

Of course Bachmann insists that if she did run, she would most definitely win.

“I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision not to seek a fifth term,” she said in a gauzy network-television-quality video posted on her campaign Web site. “They always seemed to attempt to find a dishonest way to disparage me. But I take being the focus of their attention and disparagement as a true compliment of my public service effectiveness.”

Liberals don’t have to be dishonest in their criticism of your policies, lack of morals, and complete disdain for working class Americans.  You, and your party, (and I’m not referring to the GOP), want to undo the hard work of the last generation to attempt and give equality to all the people of our nation.

Let’s take a look at some of her personal beliefs.

She believes in the teaching of “creationism” along with evolution in our schools.  She is attempting to force Christianity on all young men and women, and ignoring scientific fact.  She has the nerve to call evolution a ‘theory’.

Sometimes she doesn’t know where she stands.  She opposes any increase in the minimum wage, ensuring corporation profiteers would continue to see before un-heard of increases in their profits at the expense of their employees.  In 2011, she campaigned to eliminate the federal minimum wage entirely, claiming it would “virtually wipe out unemployment.”  (Did she take economics in high school?)

She has promised to bring the price of gasoline down to $2 per gallon, without specifying a plan for how to accomplish this.

Bachmann proposed unrestricted drilling for oil and natural gas, and is a major supporter of nuclear energy without continued research to guarantee its safety.

She wants to completely phase out Social Security and Medicare for future
American workers.  She would be in favor of ending the program today, but the law will not allow it.

Congressmen and Senators fought long and hard to find a plan that would guarantee every American worker some form of retirement, and would be self-sustaining.  She would prefer to see it eliminated, although the Social Security program is not in serious financial difficulty.  Monies have been reallocated from the system to fund “pork belly projects” of Senators and Congressmen.

She favors un-provoked nuclear strikes against Iran, saying that negotiation is “only an option.”

She believes in isolationism, and does not want the United States to be part of the global economy.

“I don’t want the United States to be in a global economy where our economic future is bound to that of Zimbabwe, We can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made financially in other countries. I don’t like the decisions that are being made in our own country, but certainly I don’t want to trust the value of my currency and my future to that of like a Chavez down in Venezuela.”

On immigration reform, she supports amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow only the immediate family of legal immigrants, (not extended family members), priority consideration in the immigration process.   She voted against the DREAM Act.  She has also stated that the current law does not need modification but proper enforcement.

Bachmann said:  “the immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-1960s when liberal members of Congress changed the immigration laws.”

Bachmann has expressed support for immigration of highly-skilled professionals such as chemists and engineers.  (And, wasn’t that the principal idea behind the DREAM Act?)

So, she wants to pick and choose.  In her case, that means that no middle class immigrants should be allowed to live in the United States.

And, she needs to re-read her history books.  The last changes in the immigration laws were made during the Reagan administration.

Bachmann favors federal and state amendments banning same-sex marriage, and any form of civil union.

When she was asked by reporters how gay marriage would affect her as a heterosexual, (though there are many doubts about her husband’s sexual preference), she said:  “Public schools would have to teach that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are normal, natural and that maybe children should try them.”  The Star Tribune also reported that Bachmann has publicly referred to homosexuality as “sexual dysfunction,” “sexual identity disorders,” and “personal enslavement” that leads to “sexual anarchy.”

Bachmann is against any form of abortion.  She said she was “100% pro-life.”  She said that even in cases of rape or incest she believes the child has superior rights to the mother’s.

When she was asked about federal aid for homeowners after the 2008 meltdown, and was given the facts that many of her fellow politicians had taken advantage of the assistance, she said:  “This is the problem. It is almost impossible to buy a home in this country today without the federal government being involved.”

This woman represented a district in her state.  She supported her beliefs, and not those of the working people of her state.  And she continued to win reelection.

People like Bachmann are in our government because of voters.  They deserve all the blame.  So, if you contend that the government is broken, and you voted for a Bachmann, a DeMint, a Boehner, a McConnell, a Rand Paul, or state officials such as Rick Perry, you got what you voted for, and America will  be damned.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express

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