Michele Bachmann is still alive and apparently running for president, which means she’s obliged to say insane things. Whether she’s touting the benefits of waterboarding (listening to Bachmann speak apparently violates the Geneva Conventions as well) or pulling a Palin and lashing out at the big bad liberal media, logic can only dictate the oval office should impose a restraining order on this woman.
Renowned for making hilariously inaccurate comments on history and pretty much alleging smears that would make Joseph McCarthy blush, Bachmann completely obliterated any iota of credibility she had by saying America should be less socialist and more like, wait for it….China. That’s right, China!
“The ‘Great Society’ has not worked and it’s put us into the modern welfare state,” she said.
“If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security…They don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone.”
Notwithstanding the utter absurdity of adulating a country that is officially ‘Communist,’ Bachmann’s distaste for an interventionist state not only belies her own socialist activities (see Fannie Mae), but directly contradicts some of her own political positions. Marcus Bachmann, for example, collected annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 that were used to fund his pray away the gay clinics. Worse yet, Bachmann was among many of the Republicans who excoriated Obama for stealing medicare funds to help finance his signature Affordable Care Act. She’s also stated her support for social security while simultaneously calling for its demise.
According to her website:
“Social Security and Medicare provide a safety net to millions of Americans. This is a system that many Americans have paid into their whole life. America needs to keep its promise to senior citizens.”
I guess this is the type of behavior one can expect from a woman who thought the American Revolution commenced in Concord, New Hampshire.
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